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Another 5-Star Review for “Master of the Hunt”

4 Jul

I am extremely pleased to report another 5-Star review at Amazon.com for my werewolf novel, “Master of the Hunt”. Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Hunt-Werewolf-Novel-ebook/product-reviews/B006E8EGL6/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_recent?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

Master of the Hunt - A Werewolf Novel, by Nickel Crow

Master of the Hunt – A Werewolf Novel, by Nickel Crow

 

If you haven’t read “Master of the Hunt”, here is a description:

Revenge is cheap.

Harrison Dale is kidnapped and transported to a mysterious island where he is imprisoned with a group of other victims. There, he learns each has been brought to the island for a deadly purpose – to be hunted and killed by grudges from their past. To make it fun for the hunters, the victims are trained in the art of island survival and given a chance to escape. Before long, however, the others learn that Harrison Dale is different. He’s been targeted specifically by the island owners, barbaric brothers who have hunted and killed everything imaginable, including men. Harrison will provide them with an altogether new challenge. Why?

Because Harrison Dale is a werewolf.

The caveat – Harrison has vowed to never allow the demon within him to rise again, even if it means losing his life. The brothers, however, can be extremely convincing. Can Harrison hold out long enough to escape and not lose his soul in the process?

A horror action-adventure novel.

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I hope you enjoy my work! Purchase the novel at Amazon.com today: http://www.amazon.com/Master-Hunt-Werewolf-Novel-ebook/dp/B006E8EGL6/ref=la_B006JBSFGK_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354376808&sr=1-2

New 5-Star Review for “Master of the Hunt”

1 Dec

I am extremely pleased to report another 5-Star review at Amazon.com for my novel, “Master of the Hunt”. Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Hunt-Werewolf-Novel-ebook/product-reviews/B006E8EGL6/ref=la_B006JBSFGK_1_2_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

If you haven’t read “Master of the Hunt”, here is a description:

Revenge is cheap.

Harrison Dale is kidnapped and transported to a mysterious island where he is imprisoned with a group of other victims. There, he learns each has been brought to the island for a deadly purpose – to be hunted and killed by grudges from their past. To make it fun for the hunters, the victims are trained in the art of island survival and given a chance to escape. Before long, however, the others learn that Harrison Dale is different. He’s been targeted specifically by the island owners, barbaric brothers who have hunted and killed everything imaginable, including men. Harrison will provide them with an altogether new challenge. Why?

Because Harrison Dale is a werewolf.

The caveat – Harrison has vowed to never allow the demon within him to rise again, even if it means losing his life. The brothers, however, can be extremely convincing. Can Harrison hold out long enough to escape and not lose his soul in the process?

A horror action-adventure novel.

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I hope you enjoy my work! Purchase the novel at Amazon.com today: http://www.amazon.com/Master-Hunt-Werewolf-Novel-ebook/dp/B006E8EGL6/ref=la_B006JBSFGK_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1354376808&sr=1-2

Change of pace from Werewolf-mania – a 4-Star Review

11 Nov

“Change of pace from Werewolf-mania!” – So happy to share that my novel, “Master of the Hunt”, received an excellent 4-star review at Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Master-Hunt-Werewolf-Novel-ebook/product-reviews/B006E8EGL6/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R29APACEGEQUQW

 

Here is the review: “I bought the Kindle version after reading the intriguing overview. The premise is great- who wouldn’t want to exact revenge on a most hated enemy or to enact vengeance on the one that hurt you most? I have to admit feeling a bit dirty after enjoying the book as much as I did but, hey, it’s all about the art!

The characters were pretty well thought out. Each individual’s past was explored, though the Kramer character was not explored as much as I would have liked. The Werewolf character was a thoughtful look into the wrongs and rights of humanity and, though there was a lot lacking in his development, his identified struggles made up for the lack of backstory. In all, the greatest part about the overall tone of the book was that the hunted were generally normal people-albeit the horrid side of such- who had pissed off people in their lives. Sure, there was plain evil in some but no Hitlers or mass murderers. It made you think…..

In all, I gave it 4 stars, a true representation of a very good book. I rarely ever give 5 stars and think that people who read a lot- like myself- deserve to get an honest opinion without any bias. There’s no bias here, just a pretty awesome read that will allow you to exploit some of your darker side without going full evil!”

Buy the book today! | Amazon.com | BN.com

Vampire Squid from Hell

22 Oct

I never thought I’d find myself writing a title like this – “Vampire Squid from Hell”. After reading an article in “New Scientist”, I’ve caught myself intrigued by such a creature. It is not so much the way this particular squid collects its food that makes it so interesting, but the name of the squid itself.

The official name is Vampyroteuthis Infernalis – or literally, “Vampire Squid from Hell”. This creature drags retractable filaments behind itself like fishing lines as it floats through low oxygen water. These filaments collect waste bits, such as feces, from the water, which it then combines with its own mucus to form balls of food. What a way to live?

Here is a link to the original article: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22299-vampire-squid-from-hell-eats-faeces-to-survive-depths.html

I am fascinated as a writer by all of the imagery this particular name conjures. Are you a storyteller? What sorts of tales might this animal inspire? You might go the crazy science fiction/horror route and develop a genetically modified Vampire Squid from Hell that develops bony teeth and can survive for short times out of water. They begin to terrorize a lost ocean faring vessel.

Or, what if scientists working with human-animal DNA hybridization “accidentally” combine the DNA from the Vampire Squid from Hell with human DNA? What might result?

Or, dig deeper thematically and consider the obsession of a man who has been studying these creatures his entire life, and the lengths he has gone to in order to bring this creature to light.

What stories might you tell? Please let me know.

Maybe I’ll let Harrison Dale encounter some such creatures in a second novel follow up to “Master of the Hunt“. Yes, a werewolf lost in the water with crazed vampire-like sea creatures…

New 5-Star Review for “Master of the Hunt”

11 Jul

I’ve happily received another 5-Star review of my novel, “Master of the Hunt” – a werewolf novel – at Amazon.com. It was a wonderful review, very passionate, and I’m proud to share it with you:

“Fantastic!
Loved this book!  I might prefer more in your face werewolves doing all sorts of dastardly things, and this book took awhile to get to the shifting part, but I was not bored a bit as the story built up.  It was all very interesting, and I really got to care for some of the characters.  Harrison is complex and compelling, but others, like Darius, Kramer, and Zielger really made an impact. Nathaniel and Bullock, too, were great characters.
I like the Mr. Crow’s writing style, direct and to the point.  And when death and destruction finally erupted, his descriptive skills painted vivid pictures of the mayhem.
And when I say erupted, it was like a release.  We know it is going to happen.  We expect it to happen. The tensions builds.  And then, bam!  We get taken on a wild, and can I say, welcome ride?  I might have bene sad when some died, but when others died, I think I felt a perverse sense of satisfaction.
Without a doubt, this is one of the best werewolf books I have read in a long, long time. ”

Here is the link to the review: http://www.amazon.com/Master-Hunt-Werewolf-Novel-ebook/dp/B006E8EGL6/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_t_2

Also, you can purchase “Master of the Hunt” at Amazon.com here

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Reviews for Master of the Hunt – a Werewolf Novel

22 May

So happy to receive a 5-star review at BN.com and Amazon.com for my werewolf tale, “Master of the Hunt”. I hope you’ll check out the book, available for only 99 cents at both Barnes and Noble and Amazon. It’s a fun read if you love werewolf stories. Here is one of the reviews:

“I really loved this book.  The writer builds the suspense from page one until finally the werewolf is released.  At the point he reveals himself you are rooting him on.  My only complaint is, the book finished.  the author did leave it open for a possible sequel, I’d love to see another werewolf work of art from this writer and/or another book featuring Harrison.  Read it, you won’t regret it.”

Check out “Master of the Hunt” reviews below:

About “Master of the Hunt – A Werewolf Tale”: Revenge is cheap.
Harrison Dale is kidnapped and transported to a mysterious island where he is imprisoned with a group of other victims. There, he learns each has been brought to the island for a deadly purpose – to be hunted and killed by grudges from their past. To make it fun for the hunters, the victims are trained in the art of island survival and given a chance to escape. Before long, however, the others learn that Harrison Dale is different. He’s been targeted specifically by the island owners, barbaric brothers who have hunted and killed everything imaginable, including men. Harrison will provide them with an altogether new challenge. Why? Because Harrison Dale is a werewolf. The caveat – Harrison has vowed to never allow the demon within him to rise again, even if it means losing his life. The brothers, however, can be extremely convincing. Can Harrison hold out long enough to escape and not lose his soul in the process? A horror action-adventure novel.

Control Your Rage or it will Control You

1 Mar

I understand rage. I believe many of us do. Within us, probably within more people than you think, roams an animal caged by our inability to control the beast. The beast called rage. I imagine this can take many forms and stem from more causes I dare to consider, but I’m reminded that I am not alone by a constant barrage of headlines announcing the untimely passing of people – Whitney Houston is the most recent. Such a tragedy. She fought demons here entire career, attempted to bury them, cage them, in a haze of booze and prescription drugs. I don’t pretend to know here demons, but I know they were there.

Drugs are a common and very dangerous way of dealing with your demons. Off the top of my head, I can blast off a list of famous folks robbed of years because they turned to drugs to quell their beasts – Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Elvis Presley, John Belushi, Marylin Monroe, Jim Morrison, Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger. There are so many more.

And yes, this same tragedy has touched my family. It is horrible. I understand that these demons exist and implore my readers, and those who harbor their own demons, to explore other ways to exorcise your beasts. You can’t simply cast them out or bury them in a drug-induced fog. They will find you. They never really go away.

I personally turn to writing. I find it the best form of therapy and expression one can perform. Any art, really, is a wonderful way to speak without losing your control. My rage finds its way into my fiction sometimes, as is the case with “Master of the Hunt”. It is synonymous, really. The main character, Harrison Dale, deals with major demons. Literally. He is a werewolf who believes he has killed the only woman he has ever loved, and now he’s been kidnapped by men who want to hunt the beast. But Harrison has made a vow – he will never become the beast again. The toll of allowing it to take him is much too great.

As in real life, right? If we allow the beast within us to win, it is akin to death. So please, find better ways to deal with your rage.

I hope you’ll read my novel, “Master of the Hunt“, to explore how I deal with mine.

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