Monday, June 25, 2018

Review: The Beast of Brenton Woods - by Thomas R. Jackson

4 of 5 Stars     Review copy

This is the first book I've ever read by Jackson R. Thomas and I'm already looking forward to more.  It's no secret what The Beast of Brenton Woods is about.  Just look at that cover.

It's been a while since I've been able to sink my teeth into a werewolf story and this one has plenty of blood, guts, and bone-crunching action.

With a nod to horror writers who came before him, Jackson R. Thomas acknowledges the likes of Jack Ketchum, Gord Rollo, Edward Lee, and Stephen King, through his character's love of the genre.  His writing style is easy to read and relatable to a young audience...

"...this whole thing is crazy.  I just want to watch Adventure Time and pretend everything is normal, ya know?  It' Summer for crying out loud."

And then there's the gore, after all, that's what you came for...

The beast chewed its way through the policeman's neck, enjoying every tendon, muscle, and grisly, tasty bit."

What we have here is a strong debut, and a solid werewolf story.

The Beast of Brenton Woods is available in both paperback and e-book formats from Alien Agenda Publishing.  If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited you can read it at no additional charge.  Also, if you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for FREE using the Kindle Owners Lending Library.

From the author's bio - Jackson R. Thomas sleeps during the day, writes and works at night and doesn't like social media.  He's worked as a janitor, cashier, fast food slave, and a night auditor at a hotel you don't want to stay at...if you know what's good for you.

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