Shaun Jeffrey author of The Kult contacted me about reviewing his novella on smashwords called Dead Man's Eye. I quickly agreed and was happy because he also agreed to do an interview. I was throughly excited and nervous at the same time. I was excited because I've been waiting for someone to ask me to review their work and nervous because what if I didn't like it. I was afraid after so enthusiastically saying yes that I would have to tell them what they wrote was a pile of dog...well you know what. But as I began to read my fears were soothed.
Dead Man's Eye is about Joanna Raines a former photographer who has begun to lose her eyesight. She has a corneal transplant in one of her eyes to help her see again. And boy does she ever begin to see again. She sees dark evil shadows that threaten to take over the entire world.
As many of you know I'm a book cover whore. I love book covers and sadly yes I do place a bit of judgement on covers of books. Call it my love of art. I love this book cover. Simple but perfect for the subject manor of the book. The characters in this book are all 100% believable. The relationship between Joanna and her new boyfriend Stephen is realistic. They have a wonderful teasing flirtatious banter that you expect of new couples. There are plenty of graphic images in this book but nothing over the top and nothing that I would consider to go out of the way just to be gross. I really enjoyed this novella. It grabs you right away and the opening train scene had me actually open mouthed. My only complaint is that it felt a tiny bit rushed. I think part of that was because of its size. It could have been fleshed out a bit more without losing anything. But all in all I really liked it. Wonderful touches of humor mixed in with well described graphic horror. I give this 4 and half out of 5 stars. Look for my interview with him following this post
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