Ye Gods! – A Tale of Dogs and Demons
Is the chupacabra real or myth? Dog only knows.
Author Jack Halliman, accompanied by his loyal dog and first mate, Hanna, sails to Puerto Rico looking for a cure for his writer's block. Instead, he finds a dead body. With chickens, dogs, and livestock dropping like flies, the mayor has an answer: the legendary chupacabra is back. The problem is, no one on the island can agree on what, exactly, the chupacabra is. Legendary beast, vampire, or alien? As the conniving mayor, a dogged detective, a voodoo-practicing fourteen-year-old, and the local "witch" drag him deeper into the investigation, Jack has to separate reality from mythology.
On an island where UFO sightings, conspiracy theories, and superstition abound, the lines between men and monsters, monsters and gods, and in this case, between gods and a dog, are thin and blurry. Is the chupacabra real, or myth? Dog only knows. It's a shame no one's asking him.
"...laugh-out-loud funny from beginning to end..." Amy R. Biddle, author of The Atheist's Prayer.
"Delightful. Fast paced and exciting..." T. Francis Sharp, author of Second Dead.
"...reminded me of the classic Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins." Ted Kelsey, author of the award-winning novel, Olga.
Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review Award.
About Lynne M. Hinkey (Charleston, South Carolina Author)
Lynne is a marine scientist by training, a writer by passion, and a curmudgeon by nature. An Olympic-caliber procrastinator, she honed her skill through years of practice and dedication to life on island-time. She uses her experiences living in the Caribbean to infuse her novels with tropical magic, from the siren call of the islands to the terror and hysteria caused by the mysterious chupacabra.
Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Constellation International Literary Review, Skylines, The Petigru Review, Infective Ink, Two Hawks Quarterly, and other print and online publications. Lynne's novels include "Marina Melee," "Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons," and "The Un-Familiar: A Tale of Cats and Gods." Look for them at her publisher's website (Casperian Books), at your local independent bookseller (find them at IndieBound), and on Amazon, Smashwords, or other online booksellers. She lives in Charleston, SC with her husband, cat, and two dogs. When not busy writing or procrastinating, Lynne is teaches biology at Trident Technical College and the University of Maryland-University College.