Sudden Death Overtime [NOOK Book]

Overview

What happens when an over-the-hill never-say-quit bush league hockey team from Northern Labrador go toe-to-tooth with a tour bus full of vampires in an immortal-stakes showdown of street hockey?

For the answer – throw Paul Newman’s Slapshot into a blender with Steven Niles's 30 Days of Night and hit frappe!

Steve Vernon is the author of a dozen e-books of outrageously ...
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Sudden Death Overtime

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Overview

What happens when an over-the-hill never-say-quit bush league hockey team from Northern Labrador go toe-to-tooth with a tour bus full of vampires in an immortal-stakes showdown of street hockey?

For the answer – throw Paul Newman’s Slapshot into a blender with Steven Niles's 30 Days of Night and hit frappe!

Steve Vernon is the author of a dozen e-books of outrageously mind-blowing horror and dark fantasy including his horror/historical full length novel DEVIL TREE, the take-no-prisoners testosterone-fest superhero extravaganza NOTHING TO LOSE and the cult hit novella LONG HORN, BIG SHAGGY – A TALE OF WILD WEST TERROR AND REANIMATED BUFFALO.

Steve is a born storyteller who hits notes that hurt the ears of other notes.
Also including the bonus time travelling hockey tale, “Time Out”.

“With SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME, Vernon perfectly captures the dark heart of a Canadian Winter and the lifetime passion surrounding the game of hockey. He takes a group of old friends who never backed down from a fight on the ice when they were younger and still refuse to do so even when they’re old enough to know better. Toss on the rink some memorable characters, truly great dialogue, a bus load of nasty vampires, and a shocking surprise ending that you won’t see coming and you’ve got yourself a story that’s sure to be a winner.” – Gord Rollo – author of VALLEY OF THE SCARECROW

"If Harlan Ellison, Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch had a three-way sex romp in a hot tub, and then a team of scientists came in and filtered out the water and mixed the leftover DNA into a test tube, the resulting genetic experiment would most likely grow up into Steve Vernon." – Bookgasm

"Steve Vernon is something of an anomaly in the world of horror literature. He's one of the freshest new voices in the genre although his career has spanned twenty years. Writing with a rare swagger and confidence, Steve Vernon can lead his readers through an entire gamut of emotions from outright fear and repulsion to pity and laughter." - Cemetery Dance

"Armed with a bizarre sense of humor, a huge amount of originality, a flair for taking risks and a strong grasp of characterization - Steve's got the chops for sure." - Dark Discoveries

"Steve Vernon was born to write. He's the real deal and we're lucky to have him." - Richard Chizmar

“What the fu…?” – Don Cherry
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014651721
  • Publisher: Crossroad Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 255 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2012

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    Sudden Death Overtime by Steve Vernon is one of those books that

    Sudden Death Overtime by Steve Vernon is one of those books that scares you while making you laugh. If you haven't gotten your fill of hockey this year due to the NHL strike, this book can help. Hope's End is a tough little town on the Northern Labrador Coast of Canada. When the weather turns cold, old-time hockey player Sprague Deacon and his three elderly friends set up an ice rink and everyone in town plays hockey. So when a black painted tour bus full of vampires comes to town and people start to disappear, there is only one thing to do, challenge them to a hockey game.

    Sudden Death Overtime is a horror comedy dripping with blood that has memorable characters and a lot of action. There is a lot of depth to this short story starting with the opening scene where an older woman named Judith contemplates where her life went wrong and how it's changed over the years. Judith is lonely and fears death which comes for her in the form of a black bus. Sprague and his friends are also over the hill and the vampires represent old age and death. When death comes knocking these Canadians do what you do best and play hockey and whats more fun then hockey playing vampires? If your going to have to face death you need to make it beat you at your own game.

    Steve Vernon manages to create some great characters in a short amount of time. The beginning of the book is character driven but when the vampires show up on Sprague's lawn, it turns to non stop action. There is a lot going on in this book, I like how the style changes midway through and the ending is hilarious. Another thing I enjoyed about this book is the afterword called Time Out which gives you an idea of what inspired the story. Sudden Death Overtime is a lot of fun and will make you want to read more from Steve Vernon.

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  • Posted September 23, 2012

    Great Read!

    This is not my typical genre, so I thought it would be a nice break for me to pick up this book. What a wonderful surprise to have a few laughs thrown in and not just have a gross-out apocolyptic slaughter book. Vernon does a fantastic job of painting a rich character picture for this small, icy town. It was so easy to see these townspeople in my mind. This was a good, scary, creepy story, and the dialogue was so well written with some humor intermixed to make these people even more lifelike. Ands the ending was incredibly brilliant! Just perfect! Not my normal fare, but I am really glad I gave Vernon a go. I will be checking out his other books.

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