Dance Of The Chupacabras [NOOK Book]

Overview

A dark and humorously scary novel, DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS (TOME ONE of the TOME TRILOGY OF TRILOGIES) will take you on a fantastic and eccentric adventure through a shifting desert world in Northern Mexico as two brothers stumble into the roles of heroes and attempt to rescue a young girl kidnapped by El Chupacabras. Aztec god Quetzalcoatl and Mayan god Camazotz have teamed up to reclaim a stolen empire. The girl must be sacrificed, humanity vanquished. A subplot involves a busload of dancers held captive by an...
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Dance Of The Chupacabras

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Overview

A dark and humorously scary novel, DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS (TOME ONE of the TOME TRILOGY OF TRILOGIES) will take you on a fantastic and eccentric adventure through a shifting desert world in Northern Mexico as two brothers stumble into the roles of heroes and attempt to rescue a young girl kidnapped by El Chupacabras. Aztec god Quetzalcoatl and Mayan god Camazotz have teamed up to reclaim a stolen empire. The girl must be sacrificed, humanity vanquished. A subplot involves a busload of dancers held captive by an unraveling cop.
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Editorial Reviews

Smashwords, Goodreads and Amazon - Jennifer Thomas
This is a great and fun book. It will hold your attention from beginning to end. Lori has such way of writing like no other. Each and every character in this book will catch your mind and imbed itself there for years to come. The words and descriptions of this book are written in a way that no one else but Lori could pull off. I love her no holds bar writing style every one of her books and stories never cease to amaze me. If you love mythology, adventure and a bit of humor read this book...
Smashwords - Geri Small-Graham
I loved this book! A shivery trek across the desert with two brothers who are anything but 'ordinary'. Follow their adventures and misadventures as they attempt to rescue a kidnap victim. Ms. Lopez's style is both humorous and frightening and will hold your interest from start to finish.
Smashwords and Amazon - Sara Smolarek
Ms. Lopez has an obvious love of words – all kinds of words, all kinds of languages. You will learn new words because if the right one doesn’t exist for what she’s trying to say, well then, she’s gonna make one up! The author doesn’t just tell the story, she also talks directly to you. She talks to the characters. They answer her. Ok, I confess – I answered her a couple of times too… She writes prose, but then frequently blends in marvelous poetry
Smashwords, Goodreads and Amazon - Lisa Lane
I had a hard time getting into it (I would have cut the prologue) but once I actually got into the story, it had me intrigued. I must also admit that I am not well acquainted with YA-geared horror and it took me some time to get accustomed to the colloquial prose. With that said, this novel is a bold, highly creative, and ambitious endeavor that comes together quite nicely. Ms. Lopez has a unique style well worth checking out, with a wonderful sense of humor that shines throughout the text.
Smashwords and Amazon - Karen Bryant Doering
A little slow in the beginning the book slowly draws you into a complex web of creative storytelling. You are part of the story along with the characters. The author stops to talk to you and explain as we go along which gives you the feeling of sitting around the campfire listening to a master storyteller weave a tale ... Very uniquely written, dancing with fun and intrigue, this is a sumptuous story.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014341059
  • Publisher: Lori R. Lopez
  • Publication date: 3/15/2012
  • Series: The Tome Trilogy Of Trilogies , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 440
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Lori R. Lopez writes poems, short stories, novels, songs, and nonfiction as well as a dark often-humorous column called "Poetic Reflections". Her books include CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES, DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS, THE MACABRE MIND OF LORI R. LOPEZ, AN ILL WIND BLOWS, POETIC REFLECTIONS: KEEP THE HEART OF A CHILD, and THE FAIRY FLY for ages twelve through adult; THE MUDPUPPY and THE FOX TROT for children (and all ages). Her stories and verse appear in anthologies such as MIRAGES: TALES FROM AUTHORS OF THE MACABRE, MASTERS OF HORROR: DAMNED IF YOU DON'T, DARLINGS OF DECAY, I BELIEVE IN WEREWOLVES, SOUP OF SOULS, THIRSTY ARE THE DAMNED, and SCARE PACKAGE: 14 TALES OF TERROR. Fifteen of Lori's poems were published for an anthology titled IN DARKNESS WE PLAY. She unapologetically takes pride in creatively bending and reshaping the rules of writing when it suits her style.
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  • Posted April 8, 2012

    Great read!

    ‘Dance of the Chupacabras’ by Lori R. Lopez isn’t the easiest-to-read book I’ve ever picked up. Honestly, it took me a little while to get “into” it. (I knew what a Chupacabra was because I saw that episode of ‘The X-Files’, so I was good with that.) Once I got going though, I found this book is unique, like nothing I’ve ever read before. Funny? Yep. Filled with suspense? Yes. Nail-biting Are-They-Going-To-Make-It parts? You betcha. Make ya cry? Uh huh. How about laughing out loud? Most definitely!!!

    Ms. Lopez has an obvious love of words – all kinds of words, all kinds of languages. You will learn new words because if the right one doesn’t exist for what she’s trying to say, well then, she’s gonna make one up! The author doesn’t just tell the story, she also talks directly to you. She talks to the characters. They answer her. Ok, I confess – I answered her a couple of times too… She writes prose, but then frequently blends in marvelous poetry so skillfully that you’re reading rhymes in your head before you realize it.

    The main story is about a pair of brothers unknowingly tasked to find a little girl who they don’t know is missing, and in doing so will save the world as well. How are they supposed to find someone they don’t know is missing you may ask? Good question, but I’m not going to tell you in this review. Now throw in the little issue of being lost themselves, and it’s REALLY a problem! Both Mayan and Aztec gods, rulers and lore play major parts. You know the Mayan calendar that says the world is going to end 12/21/12? It’s part of the story too.

    That’s just the tip of the iceberg, (or maybe the point of the cactus needle would be more appropriate for this book). There are plots and sub-plots galore, but they’re not done in such a way as to get you as lost as our hapless heroes. Quandries are resolved, questions are answered, and wrinkles are ironed out so that in the end ‘Dance of the Chupacabras’ is a very satisfying read.
    Great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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