Saturday, July 26, 2014

Infectious by Elizabeth Forkey

Infectious by Elizabeth Forkey
(2014)

I was unsure at first to download a book by an indie author. Not many out there are that well-written or ignore what the market and target audience demands. Not this book.

Some publisher out there has missed out on a great post-rapture book.
Elizabeth Forkey takes a new direction on a subject written most famously by Jenkins and LaHaye. What Forkey has done that they did not was add a depth of character and surprising realism.

Through the eyes of a sixteen year old, we live in a world where the Alive are separated from the Dead. With only another year to go before the Alive can bask in His Glory knowing perfect peace and love, they must first endure a world that is pure evil.

With no laws, no government, and every form of evilness imagined (Forkey pulls no punches), Hell walks on earth.

The Dead believe the Alive are immune to the disease that is killing them and for the capture of one or their blood, pleasure can be bought.

In Infectious, Ivy suffers the heartache of loss and the ups and downs of teenage feelings, but always striving to hold Jesus close to her heart. Without Him she would be Dead...a zombie.

Elizabeth Forkey turns a zombie tale into a new imaging using Revelation as a guide and painting a realistic and horrifying what-if scenario.

I'm glad to say that Elizabeth Forkey's Infectious had captured me and would not let go.

Stunning...brilliant...she's an author to read.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Darlington Woods by Mike Dellosso

Darlington Woods by Mike Dellosso
(Realms 2010)

"Something evil is drawing them here..."

One small statement to draw me into a fantastical story about Rob and Juli.

I've read The Hunted and Scream by Mike Dellosso; and I was not disappointed in Darlington Woods. In fact, Darlington Woods seem by far the best I've read of Mr. Dellosso's books.

His story of Rob searching for his lost son and meeting more than he imagined contained the suspenseful page turning storyline of Stephen King. The combination of supernatural and natural captured the thriller essence of Dean Koontz. The imagery and faith aspect of the book is pure Mike Dellosso.

He blends symbolism, faith, and the darkness of humanity into a masterfully written tale that surpasses Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti. Bringing to life the horror of evilness and its determination to bind all of humanity plus the simple acceptance of faith and grace and its love for all humanity leaves the reader with a spiritual message that lasts long after the book is shelved.

A simple story with depth of character and symbolism, Mike Dellosso has written an amazing book about the power of God.

Want a good huddle-in-your-chair-thriller? Read Darlington Woods and remember...let your light shine!