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Unleashed: Tail One [NOOK Book]

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Would the tormented pet of a psycho, after witnessing countless abominations, begin to exhibit disturbing behavior? Find out in "Unleashed" what happens when a cat is driven over the edge and beyond the brink.

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Unleashed: Tail One

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Overview

Would the tormented pet of a psycho, after witnessing countless abominations, begin to exhibit disturbing behavior? Find out in "Unleashed" what happens when a cat is driven over the edge and beyond the brink.

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Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com - Jeffrey Kosh
"Fun. Entertaining. Visual.
Lori Lopez concocted such an amazing (and incredible) tale it should be a blockbuster. Not reading this is like going to Paris and neglecting Eiffel Tower; you're missing something on your life trip ... I'd give it 8 stars if I could, because Lori Lopez's style is truly innovative and her multitasking creativity clearly shows in her writing ... I think that Lori Lopez is one of the most gifted writers in the genre ..."
Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews, Amazon.com - Kim Tomsett
"this was a humorously dark little tale. Told in different points of view from the cat, dog and the detective. it was an interesting read, and certainly made me look at my cats in a whole new light, wondering what they get up to when we are all asleep! I giggled to myself as the cat plotted and ingratiated herself into the Smith family, leaving the devoted dog out in the cold. The detective was brilliant as a bumbling fool, dedicated to his cause no matter the cost."
Amazon.com - Malina Roos
"Loved this tail...I mean tale. A brilliant story told by the dog, the cat and a cop about the serial killer next door. Humor and vivid prose make this an enjoyable story to read.
And yes that is how cats think."
Amazon.com - Vix Kirkpatrick
"Loris' writing style is exceptionally flavour filled, reminiscent of poetry!
She is expansive in her using of describing words... often had to stop and look up the words!! how exciting!

3 differing perspectives on the same crime... was a first a little confusing as no heading to differentiate.... but soon go the hang of it!

I was not sure if I felt sorry or horrified by the poor pusscat!!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032950448
  • Publisher: Lori R. Lopez
  • Publication date: 12/18/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 127,597
  • File size: 112 KB

Meet the Author

Lori R. Lopez is the author of works spanning multiple categories, from Nonfiction to Fiction; novel to story to verse collection, children's fiction and storybooks and more, usually with a blend of genres including Humor, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural, Nature Adventure, and so on. She is a songwriter, poet, artist, musician, actress, conservationist, wildlife and abuse advocate. Her titles include OUT-OF-MIND EXPERIENCES, CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES, DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS, POETIC REFLECTIONS: KEEP THE HEART OF A CHILD, THE MACABRE MIND OF LORI R. LOPEZ: THIRTEEN TORMENTOUS TALES, and her award-winning novel AN ILL WIND BLOWS.


Her stories and verse appear in anthologies such as MIRAGES: TALES FROM AUTHORS OF THE MACABRE (Black Curtain Press), MASTERS OF HORROR: DAMNED IF YOU DON'T(Triskaideka Books), I BELIEVE IN WEREWOLVES (Netbound Publishing), SOUP OF SOULS (Panic Press), THIRSTY ARE THE DAMNED (Rainstorm Press), THE EPOCALYPSE: EMAILS AT THE END (Pill Hill Press), DEADICATION (Panic Press), and magazines (THE BLACK GLOVE; THE HORROR ZINE ISSUE "GHOSTS AND HAUNTS"; WOMEN EMPOWERMENT). Fifteen of Lori's poems were published for an anthology titled IN DARKNESS WE PLAY (Triskaideka Books). Featured by THE BLACK GLOVE MAGAZINE, CUP OF STARS: WOMEN IN HORROR, BLOODY GOOD VAMPIRES, HOT BOOKS DAILY and more, Lori is a renegade indie author who believes creative writing should not be standardized or conventional. She and her sons are establishing an entertainment website for their many creative pursuits at trilllogicinnoventions.com, where Lori also writes a passionate often-humorous column called "Poetic Reflections".

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    a meooowingly good tail!

    Loris' writing style is exceptionally flavour filled, reminiscent of poetry!
    She is expansive in her using of describing words... often had to stop and look up the words!! how exciting!

    3 differing perspectives on the same crime... was a first a little confusing as no heading to differentiate.... but soon go the hang of it!

    I was not sure if I felt sorry or horrified by the poor pusscat!!
    as a cat owner I will never leave my stinky socks in their bed (my laundry basket!) again, just in case!
    a brilliant book to introduce me to a clever, funny and articulate author!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2012

    There will be sequels!

    I am planning eight more "Unleashed" adventures, representing all nine lives for the mad cat Midnight. This is one of my favorite among the short stories I've written, and it will be great fun to continue it. I plan to publish all of them in one volume eventually. Thank you for reading! :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

    I must start off by saying that I do not normally read short sto

    I must start off by saying that I do not normally read short stories. I like to really get "into" the books I read, and shorts usually don't give me enough time to do that. This was an exception for me. I read the blurb and was intrigued, and I was hooked by the second page.

    Unleashed: Tail One is a short story told from three points of view: a detective investigating a death, the neighbor's dog, and a kitty that has slipped over the edge into post-traumatic stress-induced psychosis.

    The detective is a bit of a bumbler, the dog does his job as protector, but the cat is the star. She tells her story with dark humor, and lets us know in no uncertain terms that she believes in payback!

    I greatly enjoyed this author's writing style. It's different from anything I've read lately, and a very refreshing change. I look forward to reading more books by Ms. Lopez!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2012

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    Clever and funny

    This was a quick, creative and funny short story that I enjoyed thoroughly. Anyone know if Ms. Lopez is planning to write Unleashed: Tail Two or more?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2011

    Humor and Horror in equal measure

    I've long suspected cats know more than we think. This story confirms my worst suspicions. It's funny, scary, ironic, and a great read. Follow this kitty's antics as it goes about avenging itself for it's owners misdeeds. I highly recommend it as an intriguing and funny look into the mind of a very vengeful cat.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2011

    Witty Kitty (Ewwww, I know that was bad.

    An enjoyable tale. Lori Lopez uses different POVs to weave this tale of dastardly deeds. One could almost see the cat stealthily strolling through the bushes in this remarkably detailed excursion. The author uses a refreshing wit as the story unfolds and the reader is treated to a summation of the evil feline's indiscretions. It will make you keep an eye on the neighbor's cat and give your dog a good scratch behind the ears. Yeah, Good Dog!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2014

    Lovedit! Hope for a sequel

    Goldylox

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Good Kitty Story

    I love cats. I fully believe they are capable of revenge if wronged. I really like the way this author wrote of this particular cat's quest for vengeance. The only thing I didn't like, was the choppy way the author switched between characters. It was mildly confusing. While I did figure it out, I had to read at least a couple sentences before I knew which character was talking.

    I will, however, read more by this author. The imagination that went into this story was unique and worth reading, at least for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Short read

    Interesting story that was kind of hard to figure out who was telling it and who was doing killing

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  • Posted September 20, 2012

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    Sadly, I can't agree with other reviewers. While the premise be

    Sadly, I can't agree with other reviewers. While the premise behind this short story was good, I couldn't get past the choppy way the author switched between characters. This was told from the point of view of three different characters (the cat, the dog, and the detective.) Unfortunately there was no clue as to who was talking at first each time the POV changed. This lead to the story feeling rather disjointed. Had there been a clue (such as when the author places the name of the person at the beginning of the chapter) as to who's POV we were reading the story would have flowed more smoothly. Hopefully the author will make this change in the future.

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