Monster at My Window [NOOK Book]

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Fiends created by man achieve man's detestable covert scheme under the auspices of two megacorporations. Meanwhile, terrorized residents on Picasso Lane witness three of their girls kidnapped by escaped, grotesque, blood thirsty beasts. Brave, loving fathers on Picasso Lane band together to war with them that interact inside the five ominous storm drain tunnels underneath the city of Brownsville, Texas.
EXCERPT: In the still of the evening, Garcia hears buzzing from inside the ...

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Overview

Fiends created by man achieve man's detestable covert scheme under the auspices of two megacorporations. Meanwhile, terrorized residents on Picasso Lane witness three of their girls kidnapped by escaped, grotesque, blood thirsty beasts. Brave, loving fathers on Picasso Lane band together to war with them that interact inside the five ominous storm drain tunnels underneath the city of Brownsville, Texas.
EXCERPT: In the still of the evening, Garcia hears buzzing from inside the tunnel which begins low and creeps to tenfold. He stands, slaps the handle on his concealed 9 millimeter and yanks it from the waist of his pants, “Do y’all hear that? What’s that noise?”
In a split second, the rest of the burly men hear the sound and rise to their feet. The dark clouds briskly move into the dusk skyline and drizzle begins, cooling sweaty faces that focus on the tunnel opening. Ortiz stuffs the newspaper under his arm, shuts his truck door, and turns to walk back toward his friends when he sees a horde of familiar beasts charging toward the men. "Get back to the trucks!” yells Ortiz. But it’s too late. The friends immediately act out a planned strategy in groups of three, standing back to back. Ortiz drops the newspaper that blows so strewn about by high wind, pages dance amongst men and menacing beasts, all the way to the tunnel opening. Suddenly they slow down, maintaining their distance while forming a circle around the friends. Having heard of the odd savage attacks, the men freeze and frown at hideousness. Silent, they aim .44 Magnums and stand strong, waiting… waiting for the right moment.
Created from dogs and insects, instinctively the intelligent beings sense the fortitude of the men and realize this confrontation may not compare to others when defenseless, shocked animals and humans do not defend themselves. As if these creatures are not frightening enough, the larger, antagonized Master flies his beefy body out of the eerie tunnel, immediately stops to an upright stance, dropping spike-like wings at his sides. He inflates a massive torso and holds a large insect head high while lashing out a long forked tongue that squirms in every direction. With bulging –half–shut–bloodshot –eyes that swiftly shift from one man’s eyes to the next, he disappointedly reads their low level of fear. When Ortiz reaches the men, his trailing wind falls upon the Master that instantly demonstrates disgust, spewing saliva in all directions then turns toward his small battalion and lifts his head like a howling dog to scream a shriek that can rattle glass, for he realizes not only that Ortiz is their leader but possesses the strongest urge for battle, a big fighting heart searching for its young. Like a disturbed mound of army ants, the attack commences toward Ortiz. Marksmen pick them off like hogs at a hunt, without wasting a shot. At such close range, the bodies explode into pieces that scatter as far away as the trucks, alarming the remaining beasts to retreat into the tunnel. They leave a sulfurous stench behind as they swoop over the men who duck their heads to dodge prehistoric-looking claws that dangle beneath the archenemies. Buzzing strategy with their wickedly clever Master, the hideous abscond in a flock toward the tunnel loop while realizing the extent of these demoniac men’s power shatters their own ― yet surely only on the outside of their abodes, their abodes where they reign.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011385414
  • Publisher: Nancy Reil Riojas
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 82,851
  • File size: 405 KB

Meet the Author

Throughout each of our lives, stories continuously happen around us. Expressing them on paper thrills me, but presenting the book to you with grace and clarity is in itself another story. Authors share a great challenge of maintaining your attention, never an easy task, hence, my goal is to move your heart. Please take a minute to let us know your impression. Thank you so much.

From San Antonio, Texas and after decades of a successful career in real estate, I embarked on a new career, writing, which simmered for forty years until life's duties came to a halt. Most of the short novels, novellas, and short stories are inspired by true events and take place in Texas settings. I attempt to keep my writing style clear and direct, which can be enjoyed from the young to the old. In several books, I provide Texas facts with violent self defense battles and natural disasters as well as moving, emotional struggles then combine them with moral fortitude.

By curbing the reading time of the books to no longer than the length of a long movie, the intent is to spark interest in individuals who dislike reading. "Writing opens the window to our souls, yet reading opens the door. If I can inspire anyone to read, then I feel successful in my endeavor."

My books:
"Monster At My Window" (Novella)
"Night Invaders" sequel to Monster at My Window - release - 2014
"Moonshiner The Wolf" (Short Novel)
"Hannibal" (Novelette)
"The Rabbi's Books" (Novelette)
"Visiting Mary" (Short Story)
"Flood of 1965" (Novelette)
"Steven" (Short Story)
"Lucky" (Children's Short Story)
"La Visita A Maria" (Short story written in Spanish - releases February 2014)

~~~~ REVIEWS ~~~~

"Moonshiner The Wolf" (28 REVIEWS AVERAGE FOUR STARS; 16 ARE FIVE STARS and the ebook is featured in several countries)
1. "Very good story. Great main character, and others too. Well written, captivating, and exciting. Harsh reality mixed with ghostly spirits and unconditional, eternal love." B&N Anonymous, March 24, 2013
2. This book helps us to understand two things: One, life is about the realization that if you know something has to be done, be self-reliant and do it, which in turn creates a strong sense of worth. And two, for some of us it can be difficult to know others as deeply as we might like to, especially those we love the most. Be good to those you love so you can live with them after this life, forever and ever." Andrew Campbell
3. "OMG! I feel like I'm gonna cry! That was so sad!" Anonymous, Barnes and Noble, Feb. 15, 2014
4. "Good read. Definitley worth it!" Anonymous, Barnes and Noble, August 26, 2014
5. 5 Stars - no review - Anonymous, Barnes and Noble, July 24, 2014
6. "This highly illuminating book marks a significant stage in our growing understanding of how national traditions of economic thought has been affected by both." Communications in Candian society - WordPress.com, 2014
7. "That was very enjoyable. Thank you for sharing the story wth the world. I hope others also enjoy it." Anonymous, Google Books, 2014
8. "Kudos! A heart-wrenching story that entices you to keep reading. It's well written and certainly appropriate for all ages. Loved reading it." Thomas Holden
9. "A moving story from beginning to end; one scene is a real tear-jerker." - Alpine Avalance, Alpine, Tx. Valerie P.
10. " 'Moonshiner The Wolf' tells the tale of a courageous West Texas ranch woman. She befriends a wolf that becomes her lifetime guardian. Don't miss out, read it!"-- Bandera County Courier Editor, Bandera, Tx. Carolyn Edwards.

"Monster at My Window" (RANKED HUNDREDS OF TIMES IN ITUNES globally and featured in twenty-five countries)
1. "A highly recommended thriller! Good battle scenes and good plot will hold your interest all the way through. Not one unneccesary or boring word the author does not force elements that disrupt the flow. The characters come to life and the setting fits like a glove. It begins with an up close casting of a young daughter who tells the truth and from there it unfolds into a unique storyline when friends face up to creatures that infiltrate a south Texas town. The end will leave you wanting more thrills, I guarantee it." David Martinelli, Barnes and Noble
2. "Great Read! I thought this book would be all about monsters, but I got more out of it than just a monster story. This book reminds people that no matter how a child describes something, you should always listen and hear them! The way a child views something is not always the way we adults view them. Great book! To me, much more than a monster story." Wanda S., Barnes and Noble
3. "Different, but interesting." R.em, Barnes and Noble
4. 5 Stars, no review, Anonymous, Barnes and Noble, July 31, 2014

"Hannibal" (RANKED 1,156+ TIMES IN ITUNES U.K., CANADA, U.S.A., and AUSTRALIA and is featured in twenty-four countries)
1. "The storyline in this short story produces no punches as the author describes her survival against an animal that was never taught love." Smashwords, Kristina Howells, France author
2. "Exciting thriller! Intense! Thank you for writing it. Anonymous, Barnes and Noble, September 8, 2014

"Visiting Mary" (CHOSEN BY FOUR EDITORS IN TEXAS and has reached highest rankings in seven countries)
1. "This short story is charged with emotion and the imagery is fantastic as well --- keep writing." Heather Kitt
2. "Enlightening short story, so glad you shared this one." Anonymous, Barnes and Noble, 2013

"The Rabbi's Books" (REACHED NUMBER 1 POSITION IN HUNGARY this year and is featured in eight countries)
1. "Excellent point of view. From the atrocities depicted in Elie Wiesel's "Night" to the haunting scene of Schindler's List, these events truly are worth teaching. To think that certain schools would have the nerve to excuse the matter is absolutely disappointing. Bravo to you, Nancy, for portraying that point of view and doing it so well!" Shane Ryan, writer
2. "Absolutely Outstanding!" Master Exec, ITunes, 2012

"Flood of 1965" (REACHED HIGHEST RANKS IN ELEVEN COUNTRIES and featured in seven countries)
1. "I felt like I was a part of the story, good description." Laura Everly, Smashwords
2. "Loved this. It was short but perfect. The author puts you with her family so well you feel a part of their story." Anonymous, April 10, 2014, Barnes and Noble
3. "Very Good." Anonymous, Barnes and Noble, May 28, 2014

Note from author: In December the Christmas short story "Visiting Mary" was chosen for publication by editors of four newspapers throughout Texas AND IS FEATURED EVERY YEAR, "The Bandera County Courier" in Bandera County, "The Leader" in Dallas, Texas," La Prensa San Antonio", and "El Hispano News," Dallas, Texas.

I am sole owner of these published stories and they are copyrighted at the U. S. Copyright Office, Washington, D.C. It is illegal for anyone to violate rights provided by the copyright law to the owner of copyright. Thank you.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Highly recommended! Great Read!

    I thought this book would be all about monsters, and it was! But I got more out of it than just a monster story! I think this book reminds people(especially those with children in their lives) that, no matter how a child describes something, you should always listen to them and hear them! The way a child views something is not always the way we, as adults view things, but it doesn't make it less important! And most of the time, a child's view, or their feelings are more accurate than adults, because thier views and feelings have not been skewed by life and adulthood. Great Book! To Me, much more than just a monster story!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 28, 2012

    Evil is powerful until thrawted. Tired of reading the same old,

    Evil is powerful until thrawted. Tired of reading the same old, same old? This one's really different and good, not mundane. Reads smooth like riding a stick of butter in a hot pan. Being a ghost writer myself, I search for stories like this that don't try too hard to be hip and do offer me ideas.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Prepare for the rough and tumble!

    Prepare for the rough and tumble of these revolting creatures and the honorable men who fight them. A well executed story that will entertain you while moving from one danger to the next and feeling the characters' fears, ecstacies, and sufferings.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Compelling from first paragraph, keep reading, it gets better an

    Compelling from first paragraph, keep reading, it gets better and better and even better

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Very well written

    I was impressed. Descriptive writting. A must read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Good story

    Enjoyed reading this

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Choppy but fast-paced

    I didn't care for the author's style. I would have liked more exposition and character development. I actual 'monster' was a surprise though, so the book did hold my attention. A quick read worth the download.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    A real page turner

    Loved this short story! It was about 170 pages but was well written and told a very good story. Scary and gets you thinking maybe just maybe there could be Chupacabras hiding out there somewhere.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Scary, exciting and well written.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Only two or three typos, which is amazing in an ebook.
    Wonderful characters and truly original, SCARY monsters!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Charged wtih emotion

    Charged wtih emotion

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    Not interested

    It was alright but got confused from the author switching characters so much. I didnt stay interested.

    E

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    Lame and choppy

    I didn't find this story creepy or eerie or even entertaining. The format made it feel like watching a movie that skips and, though I seem to be in the minority, I thought the author used lots of unnecessary words.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2012

    Somewhat creepy

    I pretty much liked the story. It seemed to move too quickly. I would have enjoyed it more if there was more "filling" or detail to the book. If that had been the case, I would have rated it between 4 & 5. It definitely had a good creep factor, though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    A speedy progression-  Starts out down to earth, kids, family,


    A speedy progression-  Starts out down to earth, kids, family, etc. but it breaks out with an evil that arrives on the scene fairly quickly.  Loved the plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    very poorly written

    Scary monsters...like a child wrote this. I wonder how it ever got published?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    It ws ok.

    The ending watoo rushed and the caractors needed more background. But over ll an ok book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    I could have skipped it..

    It was not as entertaining as I'd hoped. I will admit the idea is good but it just didn't have all of the pizaz I wanted. It was written poorly and the ending was rushed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    ?????

    Hi!!!!!! :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Tight writing, well told

    Tight writing, well told

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    not too shabby. Not too shabby

    Held my attention. Good little story.

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