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Palms Inn Behind The Scenes
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Last edited: Monday, September 29, 2008
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What is Palm’s Inn? Palms Inn is what should be called a dark fantasy. But no matter how much I want to fit it into a category, it really doesn’t fit in any. It could be called a dark fantasy romantic semi horror drama actioner featuring sea monsters at a Miami resort, but would just be silly.

Palms Inn-Behind the Scenes
What is Palm’s Inn

What is Palm’s Inn? Palms Inn is what should be called a dark fantasy. But no matter how much I want to fit it into a category, it really doesn’t fit in any. It could be called a dark fantasy romantic semi horror drama actioner featuring sea monsters at a Miami resort, but would just be silly.
So to break things down a bit, let’s say Palm’s Inn is about a boy. It’s a bout a boy who works at a resort that his father owns called , guess what? Palms Inn. This boy’s name is Jake Taylor. He’s in love with a tenant, and they plan to be married. Everything at the resort is pretty routine, until a small boy falls into the pool. He dives in to save him. Then they both disappear without a trace. Then two weeks he’s found crawling out of the pool as a mermaid. (Well mer-man it you want to be politically correct about it)
And this is really the point where his life is ultimately shattered. His plans for the future ahead of him self are flushed down the drain. He finds is self as the center of attention at the complex. His relationship with his fiancé after the change does create a bit of dramatic issue between them. It’s clear they still love each other in the book, but what happens to Jake seems to destroy the idea of them being together any longer. Must less the fact is girlfriend struggles to accept the fact that this is what happened to him. So it really is a awkward complication between Jake and Kris in the book.
But the fantasy love story elements fade to some degree when the other boy show up. He comes out of the pool just like Jake. Only he’s more changed than Jake is, having taking on more sea like mutations. He also turns out to be insane.
This is where I like to call it a darker kind of fairy tale. It has many fairy tale and fantasy elements that seem to get tossed into a horror environment. The story will focus on Jake all the way through though. It will not jump back and forth between the thirty something number of people at Palms Inn. If it jumps any where. It may jump to Kris once or twice in the book because she is the only truly the supporting character.
It was best to do this especially because the second half is where all the action is. It’s when the hurricane floods Palm’s Inn, and the creature in the pool spreads. In situations like these it seems so much more exciting when the most vulnerable person is the one to make it out alive. To see how it all ends and see the obstacles the person must over come to do so is more entertaining. It’s better than a scenario where a professional ex-nay marine with a back pack full of weapons he just happens to be carrying fixes the problem. That would just a ridiculously shallow character and the story would be completely boring after a paragraph So in this book, there is Jake who turned into a merman earlier in the book, and must find a way to stay away from the water and the creatures created from it despite his handicap

So once again it could be called the silly title of a dark fantasy romantic semi horror drama actioner. Yet it ‘s probably best called a dark fantasy and probably best left at that. What category you would like to place it into? You decide.

This book Palm’s Inn is currently available in both ebook and paperback at the author’s website Lelue’s Realm, Google it or go strait to

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