Cursed 2: Beaten What if You Couldn't Control the Monster Inside You?
On the run for more than a century, cursed with the blood of a chupacabra, Ricardo must stay one step ahead of Tomas Morales, the man who has sworn vengeance and maintained pursuit through every sleepy hollow where Ricardo's spent a lifetime (and then some) hiding. ...
Cursed 2: Beaten
What if You Couldn't Control the Monster Inside You?
On the run for more than a century, cursed with the blood of a chupacabra, Ricardo must stay one step ahead of Tomas Morales, the man who has sworn vengeance and maintained pursuit through every sleepy hollow where Ricardo's spent a lifetime (and then some) hiding. Ricardo craves a life of quiet, but how can that ever happen when horror lurks inside him?
Ricardo finds himself in the town of Brick Fort, Nebraska, nursing sorrows in the Three Cowboys Bar on Wednesday night. When a damaged girl named Brooklyn seeks comfort from Ricardo, his world is turned upside down. The beast is invited. Can flight, and Tomas Morales be far behind?
Realm & Sands Readers LOVE to Read! Here's What They're Saying About Cursed:
"This is a rather, a poignant, dark tale with a dose of harsh and horrific violence thrown in. It simmers at a low boil but spills over into something approaching the ghastly. It reminded me of a solid X-FILES or SUPERNATURAL episode. I enjoyed this very much."
"Platt and Truant do the same excellent job as they did in Unicorn Western, immersing us in an atmospheric world (contemporary Southwest U.S. in this case) and the plight of a sympathetic but horrific monster fugitive. This thing has heart.... and claws... and bony spines popping out of its back...."
"I dove into the book and had one of those rare, great reading experiences where you're just a few pages into a book and you ALREADY know that you love it. That feeling stuck with me throughout the story and is still with me as I write this review. I like the main character, Ricardo, a lot. He's very compelling and I hope there are many more stories to follow about him. Unlike the authors' other stories that have a lot of humor in them, Cursed is a serious story. As much as I love their funny stuff, I think it's especially cool that Platt and Truant have gone into an entirely different genre and tone here - and they totally nailed it and put out a very entertaining page-turner. These guys are great storytellers."
Johnny B. Truant is an author, blogger, and podcaster who, like the Ramones, was long denied induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite having a large cult following.
You can connect with Johnny on Twitter at @JohnnyBTruant, and should send him an email at if the mood strikes you.
Sean Platt is speaker, author, and entrepreneur. He is co-founder of Collective Inkwell and Realm & Sands, writes for children under the name Guy Incognito, and has more than his share of nose.
You can find Sean at SeanMPlatt.com, Follow him on Twitter at @SeanPlatt, or email him at .
Johnny and Sean, along with David Wright (the guy whose curmudgeonry stance on western research inspired the Unicorn Western series) host two podcasts: the horror/comedy show Better Off Undead and the Self Publishing Podcast. Both podcasts are available on iTunes and the other podcast directories, as well as on Stitcher Radio, and both are for mature audiences only.