Thank you, Caron, for the opportunity to introduce readers to one of my recent releases. SMILODON is what I term a creature thriller. I’ve always found the subgenre entertaining and the stories—whether in book version or movie—never fail to capture the public’s attention. Popular examples are JAWS, the ALIEN movies, RELIC, JURRASIC PARK, and many more. You get the picture.
Since publishing THE UNNATURAL, my first creature thriller, I’ve been dying (pun only intended) to pen another one. SMILODON is my terrestrial JAWS so to speak. Like the huge prehistoric predator in the story, this book will grab on to the reader and not let go. The story is about a huge cat that goes on the rampage in the wilderness of north central Idaho.
Hope you enjoy it, and again, thank you, Caron, for having me on your blog.
Seven years after a near-fatal mauling by a grizzly bear, in which his only son was killed, Jason Bristol, a one time prize-fighter and expert animal tracker, is back in the woods tracking again--when he’s not nursing the nearest fifth of whiskey.
Then Jason’s best friend and mentor is discovered half-buried beneath a mat of pine needles. The prospector’s mangled corpse has been mauled virtually beyond recognition. A rancher loses a prize thoroughbred and suddenly the nightmare responsible for Jason’s downward spiral is rekindled as Jason is thrust back into the wilderness on the trail of a predator that defies belief.
The time clock has begun for Norah Phelps, too, daughter of multimillionaire real estate developer Richard Phelps whose recent purchase of the 95,000 acre former Clarksdale Animal Preserve has pitted environmentalist and wildlife biologist daughter against capitalist father. Norah, responsible for relocating the local wolf population, remains unconvinced a pack of marauding wolves are accountable for the attacks and enlists Jason’s help in her quest for the real killer before the spate of killings can jeopardize not only her future but also the future of her father’s prize development project.
Against the majestic pristine backdrop of Idaho’s Bitterroot Wilderness Area, the story unfolds. Jason, with Norah’s assistance, soon discovers the ghosts of his past are nothing compared to the battle he’s undertaken.
Smilodon. A saber-toothed cat. He’s angry, he’s frightened, he’s hungry, and he’s 12,000 years from home.
About Alan Nayes:
Alan Nayes was born in Houston and grew up on the Texas gulf coast. He lives in Southern California. He is the author of GARGOYLES (Resurrection Trilogy, Book ), PLAGUE (Resurrection Trilogy, Book 2), THE UNNATURAL, BARBARY POINT, and RETURN TO UNDERLAND, his only children’s story. One of his most recent releases is SMILODON. SMILODON is about a huge cat that terrorizes a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Samhain Publishing released his erotic horror story GIRL BLUE in April where it reached #3 on the Samhain Horror Bestseller list. GIRL BLUE is about a terminally ill sculptor who becomes haunted by his last work.
An avid outdoorsman and fitness enthusiast, he is one of only a few individuals to ever swim across Wisconsin’s chilly Lake Winnebago. When not working on his next project, he enjoys relaxing and fishing at the family vacation home in Wisconsin.
Alan Nayes books can be found at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords.
Readers can contact Alan Nayes at:
Website http://anayes.com/Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/527589.Alan_Nayes
Other works by Alan Nayes:
GARGOYLES (Resurrection Trilogy, Book 1)
PLAGUE (Resurrection Trilogy, Book 2)
THE UNNATURALAmazon http://amzn.to/oXRiNV
RETURN TO UNDERLANDAmazon http://amzn.to/GDBTkq