Crystal Bay

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Overview

On the surface, Crystal Bay is a peaceful community full of summer homes, and lakeside views. But behind this façade lies an insatiable evil that is looking for a new playmate.

Amanda is beautiful, enchanting, and most of all, seductive. She is a woman who knows exactly what she wants and the right way to get it. And what she wants is more than any man is willing to give—she wants eternal life.

Gage is an aspiring writer. His ambition is to pen...

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Overview

On the surface, Crystal Bay is a peaceful community full of summer homes, and lakeside views. But behind this façade lies an insatiable evil that is looking for a new playmate.

Amanda is beautiful, enchanting, and most of all, seductive. She is a woman who knows exactly what she wants and the right way to get it. And what she wants is more than any man is willing to give—she wants eternal life.

Gage is an aspiring writer. His ambition is to pen the next great American novel. But when Amanda crosses his path, he is ready and willing to throw away everything he's worked so hard to achieve. his marriage, his career, and even his life.

There is nothing that can stop Amanda from getting what she wants. She is a ruthless hunter, unwilling to let anything or anyone stand in the way of her destiny. And what Amanda wants she always gets....

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780980219708
  • Publisher: Arctic Wolf Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Solid Horror Debut

    Late to the party, I am thrilled to have discovered author Brandon Ford. His first novel Crystal Bay doesn't disappoint, as I found it to be a page turner of suspense. Ford weaves his tale about a devilish beauty and the author she terrorizes with quick pacing and passages leaving this reader chilled and wanting more. Looking forward to following this talented writer's career!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2008

    Crystal Lake by Brandon Ford

    Brandon Ford has pieced together a pretty good tale of evil, lust, and undying love. His married couple Gage and Beth were well thought out and planned. They love each other completely, and it definitely shows throughout the story. Even when Gage goes away for the summer seeking inspiration for his novel, Beth supports him even though it kills her to be away from him. Gage finds inspiration fairly quickly in Amanda when they have a run in at a local dive bar. She's beautiful, outgoing, and wicked as hell. She takes Gage on a ride that leaves him bursting with inspiration for his book, but also leaves him forgetting everything about his real life back home. Amanda needs Gage in order to get what she wants, and she is willing to do whatever it takes to achieve her immortality. This story had a nice flow and went from scene to scene smoothly, and the points of view were believable. I was only left wishing that I knew more about Amanda, and where she got her witch craft. I understood her motives for wanting immortality, don't we all, but I felt I needed more background on her in particular. This is the only area I felt was lacking. Crystal Lake is full of suspense, and I look forward to seeing what Brandon Ford will create next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2008

    Great book by new author!

    Gage Healy is a high school English teacher who badly wishes to be a novelist. Fortune and glory seem to be only a single book away. All he needs is peace and solitude to produce his opus. His wife, Beth, fully encourages his need to write but is increasingly irritated by his insistence to spend two months locked away in a cabin far out in the woods. Her ire won't stop this man-on-a-mission, however, so off he goes to the far shores of Crystal Bay. Crystal Bay, by newcomer Brandon Ford, tells the story of Gage's quest to write his way to stardom and the misfortune that befalls him when he encounters beautiful Amanda at a seedy diner ten miles from his destination. He barely manages to escape with his honor intact only to discover that she's living in the cabin next door. This coincidental neighbor turns out to be a wet dream come true and a nightmare all bundled into one amazing blonde package. He cheats. He writes. He can only write when he cheats. He feels guilty when he cheats. It's possible I forgot to mention that Amanda is using dark magic to keep herself young and Gage is her most recent victim. Yeah, I forgot to tell you that but now I've rectified that mistake. Are you still interested? You should be! Brandon Ford paints a vivid picture of a man with a goal who is blocked by an obstacle that borders on supernatural. He's economical with his words yet very effective at making the reader feel the tension, the fear, the sexual arousal, that he wants them to feel. Though it could do with a little bit of spit and polish, this book is superb. I'm proud to own a copy and I can't wait to see what this man writes next! Jim Dodge Jr.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2008

    Crystal Bay

    I read in Brandon¿s Blog 'on MySpace' where his goal is to have a bestseller by the time he is 35 years old. 'he is 26 now' Based upon this book, I think that Brandon¿s goal is definitely attainable!! I have no doubt that, in the future, Brandon¿s name will be right along side of those already Masters of the Genre. This book was absolutely Fantastic!! 'Well worth the $13.95 Price Tag!' This is one of those books where you will want to set aside a day with no interruptions. Brandon has created characters that you instantly like 'one has to wonder how much of Brandon¿s story is in the character of Gage' and he then sets a rapid-fire pace where the suspense does not let up. As you get further and further along in the book, you are gripping the book tighter and tighter and turning the pages faster and faster, until you arrive at the superb ending, which leaves you wanting more!! 'I certainly cannot wait to read Brandon¿s next novel and I really hope that one day he will again decide to visit Crystal Bay. . .' I also hope one day to see this book made into a movie! :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2008

    A provocative new twist

    ¿Crystal Bay¿ is a very suspenseful and intriguing read. Brandon Ford skillfully fluctuates between the different characters¿ point of view allowing the reader to experience a wide range of emotions. This in turn propels the story forward to its thrilling conclusion. By introducing a paranormal element in this love triangle, a new provocative twist is added to an age old theme. Add this author to your new favorites list.

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