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The Portal

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Cody isn't like other little boys...he sees things he shouldn't.

Vivian Carmichael has been hiding in the San Bernardino Mountains for more than a year now. Far from cell towers and video cameras, she's finally found a safe place to raise her four-year old son Cody. Until the night he crawls into bed and whispers two words that fill her with terror. "Daddy's home."

Now running for her life, she's horrified to learn that her estranged husband ...

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Overview

Cody isn't like other little boys...he sees things he shouldn't.

Vivian Carmichael has been hiding in the San Bernardino Mountains for more than a year now. Far from cell towers and video cameras, she's finally found a safe place to raise her four-year old son Cody. Until the night he crawls into bed and whispers two words that fill her with terror. "Daddy's home."

Now running for her life, she's horrified to learn that her estranged husband Jarod is not quite human anymore. Can she unravel the mystery of her family's dark secret before he can steal her son, claiming her as his next victim?

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Editorial Reviews

http://www.blackopalbooks.com - Taylor Jones
From the first page of The Portal, Christopher Allan Poe sets the scene for a chilling paranormal thriller that builds with cunning intensity in every chapter. Just when you think it’s safe to take a breath…wham…the stakes are raised even higher, and now you’re snared in the trap of a great book. You simply can’t walk away. A good thriller should leave you enthralled and guessing to the end, right? Rest assured, you will not be disappointed with The Portal.
http://www.blackopalbooks.com - Regan Murphy
The Portal by Christopher Allan Poe is one of the best paranormal thrillers I’ve read in quite a while. Once I picked it up, I absolutely couldn’t put it down. I just had to know what happened next. Poe painted a picture of a villain and a world that intrigued and fascinated even as it terrified me. Every time I thought the heroine was going to escape, something came along to trip her up. I think I’d bitten all my fingernails off by the end of chapter four. It's a keeper.
http://www.blackopalbooks.com - Regan Murphy
The Portal by Christopher Allan Poe is one of the best paranormal thrillers I’ve read in quite a while. Once I picked it up, I absolutely couldn’t put it down. I just had to know what happened next. Poe painted a picture of a villain and a world that intrigued and fascinated even as it terrified me. Every time I thought the heroine was going to escape, something came along to trip her up. I think I’d bitten all my fingernails off by the end of chapter four. It's a keeper.
http://www.blackopalbooks.com - Taylor Jones
From the first page of The Portal, Christopher Allan Poe sets the scene for a chilling paranormal thriller that builds with cunning intensity in every chapter. Just when you think it’s safe to take a breath…wham…the stakes are raised even higher, and now you’re snared in the trap of a great book. You simply can’t walk away. A good thriller should leave you enthralled and guessing to the end, right? Rest assured, you will not be disappointed with The Portal.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781937329136
  • Publisher: Black Opal Books
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 970,286
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Allan Poe is an author and touring musician from Los Angeles, CA. He writes paranormal fiction, with an emphasis in themes that shed light on social problems for women and children.

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www.ChristopherAllanPoe.com
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted January 21, 2013

    I simply could not put this book down until I finished it. I re

    I simply could not put this book down until I finished it. I read it in one sitting. Creepy, weird story that grabs you from the first page and holds your attention until the last page. Excellent read. Looking forward to reading more of Christopher Allan Poe's work.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2012

    Highly Recommend - definitely worth the read!

    Christopher Allan Poe is the great great great nephew of Edgar Allan Poe. (I might have the amount of 'greats' off there - not sure) This is his first book - so keep that in mind when you read it. I didn't read it as a literary critic because then I'm sure I would have found some fault in it. I read it as a person who enjoys to read books of this genre and I enjoyed it! I would recommend you give it a try! I think he did a great job for his first book and it was one I didn't want to put down until I was finished! That's exactly what I love in a book! I was hooked from the start and now can't wait until his next book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Highly recommended - thriller

    Beginning at the first page, you will feel like you are on a roller coaster and don't want to get off until the last page. He is a great writer and I can't wait to read more of his work.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Absolutely fantastic! Christopher Allan Poe's novel The Portal is one of the best two-thumbs-up, edge-of-your-seat paranormal thrillers I've read in a long time. From the first few pages, I knew I was hooked. High-stakes are presented in a whirlwind of tense immediate action right from the get-go. But it's not all creepy, keep-you-up-at-night thrills. In the middle of everything is the very real love between a mother and son that is absolutely relatable and believable. Definitely pick up this book and spread the word.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Get this book!!!

    Christopher Allan Poe will have you hooked from start to finish. You wont be able to put this book down once you are drawn into his brillant web of suspense. One of the best thrillers I have read to date!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2011

    Best Book of 2011!

    For full disclosure - I know Christopher Allan Poe. That being said, THE PORTAL is my favorite book of the year. Trust me, once you pick it up, you'll never want to put it down. It's a fast-paced, action-packed paranormal thriller that had me hooked from start to finish. You must check it out!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    This really is a page turner. I would have liked some more chara

    This really is a page turner. I would have liked some more character development, but it was a strong, enjoyable read if you like the supernatural.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    A page-turner from the first sentence. I can't wait for his next

    A page-turner from the first sentence. I can't wait for his next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    Cg

    Great book,kinda reminded me of S.K.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    This book starts pumping right from the first page and continues

    This book starts pumping right from the first page and continues to the last! THE PORTAL is like a manic Stephen king novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Poorly Written

    So bad I couldn't even finish reading it. I would have guessed it was a self-published novel.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    If possible...

    I would give this no stars. But I have to give it something.

    This was just awful. I had no idea what the heck was going on, which was rare for me.

    And for crying out loud, even the great-great nephew of Edgar Allan Poe should know the difference between waste (something produced by humans and the human body) and the waist (the dividing part between the upper and lower body).

    In a word: failure.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2013

    Should be zero stars

    Absolute GARBAGE! Not even worth a $1.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 25, 2011

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