Body Holiday - A Time to Prey

Body Holiday - A Time to Prey

by Derek E. Pearson


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TV Presenter JULIETTE FOSTER: "Pearson’s galactic-sized imagination delivers a compelling image of a chic, high-tech society infused with a toxic strain that feeds on extreme violence. It’s a disturbingly twisted vision of the future and Pearson’s tough, unflinching narrative almost dares the reader to look away from the monstrousness. Don’t, because Milla Carter, his feisty, sexy heroine, is the weapon of retribution.

A Time To Prey is a gripping read that boldly and intelligently explores the vision of an ugly, amoral future in which goodness must fight for survival. In this dystopian nightmare, privacy is non-existent, life is cheap, killers have fan clubs, while the only individuals who count for something are those with money. Milla’s crusade has a biblical quality in which she is elevated as a force of hope against the corporate anti-Christ of the Body Holiday Foundation. Good will survive, but at what cost?

For anyone offended by swearing, violence and explicit sex then A Time To Prey won’t be an easy read. Yet it’s worth remembering that nothing about the content is gratuitous. Pearson is simply encouraging us to think about the type of future we could end up getting. The blunt ‘in your face’ tone of the narrative may be crude, but it works."

Lethal is rarely this lovely

Sensuous telepath Milla Carter knows that a business which generates dollars from selling extreme pornography and murder as ‘quality entertainment’, won’t roll over easily. She’ll have to use her lightening quickness and enhanced senses like never before if she’s to outwit and annihilate both the Body Holiday Foundation and its hired assassin. For the sleekly-beautiful Su-Nami, part human/part machine, killing is a game and the spoils an edible feast.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993163920
Publisher: George Boughton Publishing
Publication date: 08/20/2015
Series: Adventures of Milla Carter , #3
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Foreword Indies BOOK AWARD Finalist:
2018 GODS' Warrior (Fantasy)
2017 GODS' Fool (Fantasy)
2016 GODS' Enemy (Fantasy)
2016 Star Weaver (Science Fiction)

Derek E Pearson is a UK-based author and illustrator with more than a dozen published novels in the sci-fi and fantasy genres.

Since gaining his bachelor's degree from Norwich School of Art in the late 1970s, Pearson has mainly worked as a children's book illustrator, including titles such as Tulsi the Tiger. Since the late 1980s, Pearson has also worked in publishing and journalism, specialising in the dental industry with his online magazine Dental Review.

Celluloid Peach, Pearson's latest novel, is a grand, romantic and adventuresome departure from his usual writings, but brings with it the dark twist familiar to fans of fantasy and sci-fi.

Pearson says, "When someone dies it has to matter. You have to believe a life has been lost. An author learns to love the people he lives with in his mind. They become real."

Table of Contents


Part two: A question of perception

Dream lover


Dark poetry


Rain from a silver sky

Fatal perfection




Last minute

Scream queen

Part two: An appreciation for the arts

Naked in Tibet


Frozen haven

Climbing the walls

Witch’s tit

Last kiss

Particular tastes


I saw the news today

An appreciation for the arts

What the butler saw

Taking the fight to the enemy

Part three: Subscriber death

Introspection and memories

Waking nightmare


A clean finish

Glimpses in a dream

Post dream trauma

Death in the bedroom



The Hilton at the base of the Great Glacier


Lester, old acquaintance best forgot

Part four: Investigation and theory

NYPD news


Sisters in song

mpossible and foolish

Fight or flight?

The Fury

Five against the world


Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Defensive measures

A few words of advice



Part five: A time to prey

Above us the graves

Defence, offence, chilli and tequila

Maggot appeal

Enter the Dragon

A time to prey


Franklyn’s insurance

Storm unleashed


The song of night

Wind in the gorillas


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