||Jan 26, 2012
A psychological horror with supernatural twists.
"And Inner Darkness that must be Fed"
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In Prosperity Glades, a small town on the shores of Lake Okeechobee, you can run across Dr. Axel J. Hyde, the County’s Assistant Medical Examiner. He’s an eye-catching man, yet hides a dark secret from the age of ten. He’s a remorseless murderer with a weird twist: a ‘Rider’ urges him to hunt and dismember ‘people who feeds on fear’. Sexual killers, rapists, pedophiles - none escape his cold fury. However, when someone begins ‘poaching’ into his territory, Axel is caught between the urge to find and kill this kindred soul or greet another of his ‘species’. Is the Rider a real spiritual entity or just the product of a kid’s scarred psyche? Do you dare to find out? Feeding the Urge is a novel exploring a traumatized man’s inner struggle between feelings and urges. It is Will alone stronger than Demons?
One To Watch by Franklin E. Wales
I'm a fan in Indie authors, finding them quite often to be more creative than their brand name counterparts. I usually like to wait until they have a couple books under their belts before I before I read them, but the book trailer on this one grabbed me and I'm glad it did. Kosh has the chops to be a player in the world of the written word. I admit it took me a few pages to get into the flow because the book itself is written quite stylishly. When I first realized that between chapters Kosh was going to switch from first to third person narrative, I had my doubts as that is not an easy thing for an author to do and keep me interested, but I needn't have worried: Kosh's execution is flawless. Another thing odd here is the chapters don't have numbers, but titles instead. This actually works quite well as the majority of chapters could pretty much function as standalone stories.
The overall vibe I got was what an amazing HBO series this would make. Ironic really as the book opens with a quote from "Bad Things" by Jace Everett (The theme song to HBO's TRUE BLOOD)
Florida Glades, Indian spiritualism, demonic possession and enough darkness to bring it way up on the creep factor combined with some damn fine suspense, make this debut's author "One to watch!"
Fair warning, it's not for the kiddies or faint of heart, there are some real sharp objects between these covers!
Fascinating Read by Kat Yares
With a unique voice and writing style, Jeffrey Kosh weaves a facinating story in Feeding the Urge. Blending American Indian myth with modern day gangs and official coruption, each page will have you anxiously, yet trepidly turning to the next - just to find out what happens.
You will find yourself both loving and hating main character Dr. Axel J. Hyde - a true Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. On one hand this strange doctor works for good, the other hand you will have to decide for yourself.
Cheri Ridge, the young, beautiful and deadly American Indian keeps the reader intrigued thoughout the novel with her lust for revengence and her other-worldly adventures during the dreamtime.
Feeding the Urge is a thought provoking novel that leaves the reader pondering what is truly good and what is absolute evil. This is an Indy author to watch.
Is Will stronger than Demons? by Shirin Thal
I love horror books, but what really prompted me to buy this novel was its blurb: It’s Will stronger than Demons? In this novel, the main character (Dr. Axel J. Hyde), is a sociopath, constantly fighting an ‘Urge’ generated by ‘something’ – some kind of spirit hiding inside his personality from the age of ten. This creature – or mind construct – behaves like an uninvited passenger in a car’s backseat; it urges to turn right or left, but never touches the steering wheel. It could look like an insignificant quirk, but this thing urges our poor doctor to kill and dismember human beings. Anyway, Axel still acts as a character to sympathize with, because his choice of victims fall on very despicable people; like serial killers, stalkers, rapists, and mostly pedophiles. Yet, it’s this need coming from an actual entity or it’s rather a fruit from Axel’s traumatized mind? I do not intend to spoil a good reading. Kosh has really developed something new in a genre too crowded by romance-seeking vampires and hordes of flesh-eating zombies. In some ways, it adds to the sub-genre inaugurated by Jeff Lindsay with his ‘Dexter’ novels. Nonetheless, Kosh distances himself immediately by adding a supernatural twist. The novel’s main story skids around a series of grisly murders affecting some local members of the Aryan Brotherhood gang in Axel’s hometown of Prosperity Glades. Do not expect a whodunit or a crime drama, because Kosh sets the tone immediately to Horror and the Supernatural from the start.
Kosh likes to entertain, yet also tends to lecture (in a Michael Slade’s way; of which he’s a fan) on story-related topics: from Forensics to American organized crime, from Spiritual beliefs to pop-culture. The novel is also full of dark humor that makes it like a wild rollercoaster ride; relief, scare, relief, scare.
Hope this is just the first in a long line of novels by this author.
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