July 2006 from
Amber Quill Press
* 2003 INDEPENDENT BOOK
AWARD WINNER FOR HORROR!!
* Finalist for Horror in
the Dream Realm Competition
EPPIE finalist in 2003
Once again Sabrina Osterling and Jackson
Rutledge come together in an exciting horror novel to excite and frighten. Something in
the woods up north is killing people. Something not quite animal, not quite human.
Something terrifying. When Sabrina unwittingly learns of the possibility of shape-shifters
near her cabin in the woods, she enlists Jackson to help her learn more--but they get more
than they bargained for. Snarling yellow-eyed horrors stalk the pair as they try to
discover the truth... Can Jackson and Sabrina save themselves this time?
NOBODY TOLD THE WIND
THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE
What people are
saying about THE CRAVING...
Harry Somers, editor of
paranormal books, has just been dumped by his fiancÚ for reasons unknown to him. To cheer himself up, he visits a bar he
frequented while single. There, he meets a
beautiful blonde woman who seems to be truly interested in him. Before he can work up the nerve to make an
indecent suggestion, she does it for him. Unable
to believe his luck, Harry accompanies the woman to her hotel room. What follows is a rather graphic and disturbing
scene. At the end of it, what remains of
Harry fits into an overnight bag.
Jackson Rutledge is checking his
email when he sees a message from his sometime-friend Sabrina Osterling. The two have been involved in paranormal
investigations in the past. This time, the
message is a plea from Sabrina to meet him. She
says its vitally important. He
responds, agreeing. When he arrives at the
designated spot, the Sabrina who greets him has radically changed her appearance. Wearing a revealing sheath, with her hair dyed
strawberry-blonde, this is not the Sabrina he knows.
Not even in her less guarded moments, which are few and far between.
As it turns out, this is not the
real Sabrina. Jackson, in rejecting her
rather tipsy advances, has probably saved his own life.
The real Sabrina tells him that she believes someone is intercepting her
emails, explaining how the imposter knew where he would be.
She also tells him that she was in the process of writing a book, when her
editor disappeared. The editor was Harry
Somers. Her book concerned shape shifters and
myths concerning them. She believes that the
only person with a motive to kill Harry would be a shape shifter; a being that feeds on
humans. Could she be right? Are there shape shifters among us? And are they targeting Jackson and Sabrina?
This is the
third book in a series starring Sabrina and Jackson.
The first two were BUTTERFLY HOUSE and NOBODY TOLD THE WIND. This book provides enough background
information about Jackson and Sabrina and their previous investigations that the new
reader will not feel lost. In fact, Im
now anxious to seek out these books and read the stories that started the series. Jackson, far from being a professional
paranormal investigator, is a sports writer. It
is only by chance that he finds himself involved with the paranormal. Sabrina, on the other hand, is a true believer in
all things paranormal
starts with a bang and never lets go. The
story is inventive and original, and truly scary. The
characters of Jackson and Sabrina are unique in my experience. They each have some rather large character flaws,
but they manage to maintain a friendship and stick together in the face of danger. Horror fans will be thrilled to find this series. For more information about this and other titles,
please visit www.LTDbooks.com.
After dealing with a haunted house and an island that appears and disappears
at will, one would think that Jackson Rutledge, part time sports columnist for the Toronto
Star and full time mystery writer, and his partner Sabrina, also a writer would have had
enough of the supernatural. However, Sabrina is working on a book about shapeshifters and
the natural born werewolves want to stop her. One of them eats her editor, intercepts her
e-mail, and tries to arrange a mating with Jackson. By the time they figure out what is
happening, they decide to travel to the small mill town of Atschen to talk to the one
person who might be able to help them.
Velben has settled in Atschen because he knows there is a large population of werewolves
in the area. His mission in life is to destroy as many of them as possible and he believes
he can kill all of them at their special ritual when they all gather together. Jackson and
Sabrina are drafted into helping them, a risky endeavor that may cost all of them their
There is nothing
romantic or likable about the werewolves in THE CRAVING because they are bestial cannibals
who love human flesh. T.K. shields has written a very exciting horror story in which the
lead couple battle because it is the right thing to do. They do not look at themselves as
heroes but as people who want to exterminate a deadly animal that is inimical to humanity.
5 stars. This is an exciting, at times gory book.
They stalk the
night, draining their victims and leaving behind a shriveled husk, and Sabrina Osterling
has drawn their attention. Her proposed book on shape-shifters meets with tampered emails
that nearly derail the project. When she tries to contact the editor regarding a
face-to-face meeting, he disappears. In need
of help, she arranges to meet Jackson Rutledge at a hotel.
A woman claiming Sabrina's
identity intercepts Jackson. Her calculated seduction makes him suspicious, and Jackson
escapes just in time. When he finds the real Sabrina Osterling in the hotel restaurant,
Jackson feels stunned. They check out the room where he had been with the imposter, but
they find nothing. Then a terrified scream in the night leads to a shriveled husk and the
scent of damp moss in the air. Their subsequent investigation uncovers horror beyond
Author Terry Sheils proves his
deft storytelling ability with THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE, and NOBODY TOLD THE WIND, continuing
the series with THE CRAVING. With a voice that mesmerizes, Sheils weaves a tale of
abject horror, challenging the lines of friendship and love with deadly precision. Sabrina
and Jackson share a complicated and unorthodox relationship, denying their attraction even
while acknowledging their need for one another. Consequently, they provide the novel with
an intriguing underlying tension which only escalates as they confront breathless terror
in the glare of yellow eyes. Sheils' once again demonstrates a wildly imaginative,
delightfully diabolical talent readers will find incredibly haunting. THE CRAVING comes
very highly recommended.