Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Stranger Fiction

You find the most interesting literature on Smashwords. Yes, I know. I published on Smashwords. Here are just a few eyebrow raising gems I found while looking for bargains. I included the last one because the cover art drew me in.

1. Showgirls and Aliens by Darrell B Nelson. Suggested price: $4.95


A fast, fun story about Reptiles vs. Strippers. Former Gymnast, Nomi, lost hope after her parents were killed. She's now a drug using stripper. When she is on acid she can see the alien reptiles that rule the Earth in their true form. She learns the reptiles been enslaving mankind, killed her parents, and have targeted her to host a new breed of reptiles. She must defeat the reptiles that enslave the Earth. Or she will be impregnated by them.

2. Rachel and the magic shot by Dora Igaz. Price: $1.99


Why do we sometimes go to the doctor's even when we feel perfectly fine? What are shots good for? How scared should you be of needles? Find answers to these and many more questions by joining Rachel and Berta the Elephant as they visit Doctor Feelbetter.

3. Bigass Squirrels by Patrick MacAdoo. Price: $1.99


During the biennial Cheese Days festival, a pack of monstrous squirrels bedevil Larry, a young pot-dealing bartender who is seeking anonymity and a new beginning in a small Illinois town after suffering a very public disgrace.

4. Desper Hollow by Elizabeth Massie. Price: $6.99


Jenkie Mustard loses control of the zombies she created in Desper Hollow, as Granny’s magic moonshine raises trouble from the dead in the Virginia hills.

It begins when hardheaded mountain matriarch Granny Mustard decides she wants to live forever. Then she dies. Her slow-witted but equally hardheaded granddaughter Jenkie decides to pick up the ball and run with it, taking Granny’s unperfected immortality moonshine recipe, a socially-inept friend named Bink, and dreams of fame and fortune to an abandoned, isolated trailer up in Desper Hollow.

But slow-witted doesn’t stand against the terrible mountain power Granny initiated. Jenkie’s experiments with the immortality moonshine only worsen the trouble with Granny’s original recipe, bringing dead critters and a few stray folks back to a state of hungry, vicious, mindless animation. Now a stash of the living dead is locked up in the back of the trailer, a howling herd that has Jenkie terrified. And Armistead, one of the red-eyed living dead, seems way too alert for comfort.

Mountain resident Kathy Shaw and Hollywood reality show pitchman Jack Carroll find themselves caught up in the growing terror surrounding Desper Hollow. They can’t avoid it and must face it head on. So must Armistead, who fights the fog of his ghastly condition to discover the truth of who he really is.

5. A Pair of Shorts by Tarry Ionta. Price: $0.99


As the title suggests, 'A Pair of Shorts' contains two short stories. One in the Science Fiction genre. The other might best be described as Fantasy. Both are amusing and entertaining and have a sting in the tail.

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