Body Holiday - A Time To Prey

Body Holiday - A Time To Prey

by Derek E. Pearson

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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. 

SURREY LIFE: "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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993163937
Publisher: GB
Publication date: 08/20/2015
Series: Body Holiday , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 306
File size: 959 KB

About the Author

2016 FINALIST twice over at the Foreword Indies BOOK AWARDS, American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, 24 June 2017: • SCIENCE FICTION with Soul's Asylum - Star Weaver • FANTASY with GODS' Enemy THE SUN: "Soul's Asylum is a weird, vivid and creepy book, not for the faint hearted. But its originality and top writing make for a great read." In his Body Holiday adult sci-fi trilogy Pearson introduced readers to Milla Carter, a beautiful telepath and killer, whose adventures have continued in the Soul's Asylum trilogy. The last volume, The Swarm, was published 15 April 2017. With GODS' Enemy Pearson introduced readers to the enigmatic Preacher Spindrift, in a series that continues in 2017 with GODS' Fool and in 2018 with GODS' Warrior. Pearson lives on the London/Surrey borders where he spends most of his time at his keyboard imagineering new worlds or twisting existing worlds through the dark prism he uses instead of a brain. He 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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