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An Ill Wind Blows [NOOK Book]


An unusual nonstop adventure of thrills and laughs in search of a magic stone. The witty horror-fantasy novel AN ILL WIND BLOWS will take you inside the belly of a storm who would be king. There an oddball bunch of nutty characters encounter some of the wildest imaginings of author Lori R. Lopez (DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS, CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES,
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An unusual nonstop adventure of thrills and laughs in search of a magic stone. The witty horror-fantasy novel AN ILL WIND BLOWS will take you inside the belly of a storm who would be king. There an oddball bunch of nutty characters encounter some of the wildest imaginings of author Lori R. Lopez (DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS, CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES,
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Editorial Reviews - Malina Roos
A beautifully written story that reminded me of The Wizard of Oz and A Wrinkle in Time. Loved these kinds of sci-fi journeys when I was a kid. The kind of story where you were swept up with the heroine and walked beside her as she battles the ogres, elves, demons and other monsters as she is looking for a magical stone to help her explain the death of her parents.

Very nicely done Lori. Will read this one again and again. - Jennifer Thomas
"Lori R. Lopez writes this adventure with so heartfelt compassion that this is a book to love. There are so many characters that you get to know throughout this book that it is amazing that she is able to give each one a personality and background. I was brought to tears by so many of their memories and the sadness that they have been through it makes them so real that they seem to jump from the pages right into you mind." - Karen Doering
"Similar in flavor, but uniquely its own story, An Ill Wind Blows will remind you of many of the great children's stories. The Dorothy Chronicles in Wizard of Oz come to mind. But don't be mistaken this story stands on its own. Filled with magical characters, perilous situations and narrow escapes it is an adventure for all ages.

As always Ms. Lopez brings her knowledge of the craft of writing to the forefront, as she charms with her twists of plot and turns of language." - Rebecca Treadway
"I truly enjoyed the wit presented in this tale - my favorite and as example to those thinking about picking up this book, and a nod at the author's note that certain forms of spelling in this book are intentional:

The rash myth-creant slavered in anticipation...

So! If you are a fan of bizarro fiction flavored with horror, humor, and that "feeling" you picked up reading through the Eternal Champion series - I think you'll enjoy this one!" - Linda Adams
"All I can say is WOW. Lori R. Lopez had my head spinning from the beginning to the end of this fantastic story. Her unusual use of words and phrases conjured images of hope, courage, despair, and so many more emotions all within the space of a few short sentences. ... Ms. Lopez never ceases to amaze me with her style and unconventional way of writing. I know I am always in for a treat and some mind bending reading experiences when I read her books."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044786868
  • Publisher: Lori R. Lopez
  • Publication date: 8/12/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 605 KB

Meet the Author

Lori R. Lopez is the author of works spanning multiple categories, from Nonfiction to Fiction; novel to story to verse collection, children's fiction and storybooks and more, usually with a blend of genres including Humor, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural, Nature Adventure, and so on. She is a songwriter, poet, artist, musician, actress, conservationist, wildlife and abuse advocate. Her titles include OUT-OF-MIND EXPERIENCES, CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES, DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS, POETIC REFLECTIONS: KEEP THE HEART OF A CHILD, THE MACABRE MIND OF LORI R. LOPEZ: THIRTEEN TORMENTOUS TALES, and her award-winning novel AN ILL WIND BLOWS.Her stories and verse appear in anthologies such as MIRAGES: TALES FROM AUTHORS OF THE MACABRE (Black Curtain Press), MASTERS OF HORROR: DAMNED IF YOU DON'T(Triskaideka Books), I BELIEVE IN WEREWOLVES (Netbound Publishing), SOUP OF SOULS (Panic Press), THIRSTY ARE THE DAMNED (Rainstorm Press), THE EPOCALYPSE: EMAILS AT THE END (Pill Hill Press), DEADICATION (Panic Press), and magazines (THE BLACK GLOVE; THE HORROR ZINE ISSUE "GHOSTS AND HAUNTS"; WOMEN EMPOWERMENT). Fifteen of Lori's poems were published for an anthology titled IN DARKNESS WE PLAY (Triskaideka Books). Featured by THE BLACK GLOVE MAGAZINE, CUP OF STARS: WOMEN IN HORROR, BLOODY GOOD VAMPIRES, HOT BOOKS DAILY and more, Lori is a renegade indie author who believes creative writing should not be standardized or conventional. She and her sons are establishing an entertainment website for their many creative pursuits at, where Lori also writes a passionate often-humorous column called "Poetic Reflections".
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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    Another unique tale by Lori R. Lopez!

    If you’ve never read Ms. Lopez’s work, AN ILL WIND BLOWS would be an excellent first choice. You will get a taste of her creative word-crafting, wherein she fashions new words to suit her needs. I greatly enjoy this aspect of her writing, as it showcases her love of language. Not to worry – when you see a strange word, you will know exactly what it means. You may even think, “That’s a great word! Why isn’t it in Webster’s?” An additional aspect to Lori’s writing is her unique ability to combine mystery, fantasy, a healthy dose of humor, and a little light horror, resulting in a spellbinding story.

    Arletta “Meezly” Trimble is a young woman who believes she is quite alone in the world, with few friends and having recently lost her parents. The discovery of a letter from her missing father sends her on a quest that she has no idea how to begin. Just as she’s about to take the first step, she is sucked into a vortex that also picks up her friends, as well as a number of her foes. Her quest has now become two – to escape the malevolent jinn who holds them all within its windy walls, and to find The Evil Eye.

    Meezly’s journey takes her through thirteen trials, during which her intelligence, mental and physical reserves, and resolution are tested to their limits. Along the way, she learns much about herself and the strengths she didn’t know she had, and finds out that sometimes it’s ok to trust.

    I received AN ILL WIND BLOWS as a review copy, and I am very happy to say that it Is yet another wonderful addition to my Lopez library.

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  • Posted August 20, 2013

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    Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

    An Ill Wind Blows by Lori R. Lopez is a combination of horror, fantasy, and adventure where Arletta Trimble, called Meezly, is an orphan who gets caught up in a whirlwind. While battling with the wretched wind, she loses the mysterious gem, The Cursed Eye, which her father entrusted her to safeguard. 

    The author has created a highly imaginative story with a unique concept of being caught in the wind which is unconventional. Some of the incidents narrated in the story are bizarre which adds to the uniqueness of the story. The twists and turns in the plot are gripping and keep the reader glued to the book. The sequences leave you with a feeling of watching a movie. The greedy aunt Camille, with whom Meezly lives after her parents' death, is another interesting character. All the characters who follow Meezly in search of the magical stone find themselves sucked into the world of the demoniac storm. It is only this stone that can protect them from the wretched storm.

    The book has a lot of action. I liked how the author has given the wind a personality and identity of its own. Never before have I read a story where one of the four elements is the main protagonist of the story. It actually overpowers all the characters in the book. Will Meezly be able to get out of the clutches of the wind and will she get back The Cursed Eye?

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