Body Holiday

Body Holiday

by Derek E. Pearson

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The young couple's holiday to die for, Milla Carter's and Franklyn's, looks in danger of becoming just that. The future depicted is dysfunctional, cold and frighteningly voyeuristic. Corporate power presides, with no respect for privacy. Saturated with hard core pornography this world has lost the power to even be offended.

SURREY LIFE : "Imaginative and sexually explicit. Yet the edgy “in your face” writing and tightly structured plot are damn near impossible to put down."

An older couple, ex-glamour model Ruth and her rich husband Pearce, had engaged Milla and Franklyn to swap bodies, in a process called ‘Transition’. The lure of such a 'Body Holiday', reacquainting intimately in younger bodies, was simply irresistible to them.

Unfortunately the dream vacation descends into a brutal game of survival. The couples are pitched against a malevolent force that's always one step ahead. Can they escape the nightmare, or are they destined to spend the rest of their lives on the run trapped in each other’s bodies?

SURREY LIFE : Chilling amounts of gore and explosions of Armageddon proportions give the story the adrenalin-coated rush of a Grand Theft Auto game. Yet there’s also a quasi gallows humour running through the narrative. It’s Milla who really stands out. She’s a woman of action, the shining light in the darkness, which is why her anger is palpable when a shocking plot twist exposes a terrible betrayal. Yet Milla’s integrity is a contradiction. By rights, it shouldn’t exist in a world that disparages decency, yet somehow it stays intact.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780957672871
Publisher: GB
Publication date: 10/17/2014
Series: Body Holiday , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 598 KB

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 one: The Women 

The Shutterbox 

Real Weather 

The Killer 

A Gentle Shave 

A Short Walk 

Since New 

Needy Yet Sly 

I Need a Holiday 

New Tastes 

Just As Any Woman 

Where Do We Go From Here? 

Part two: Body Holiday 


The Joys of Youth 

In the Male 

She’s so Bouncy 

Nothing Prepares You 


Nettles in the Rose Garden 

See me with strange eyes 

The Sea, the Sea 

Not the Old Man 

A touch too much sun 


Part three: Cooling to Room Temperature 

Avoid Confrontation 

We Are Here For You 

Let me help 

Life’s a Beach 


Don’t Stop 

It can’t last 

Cooling to room temperature 

Sorry for the Inconvenience 


Die in his own skin 

We’re in Danger 

Part Four: Under Fire 

Out of the Frying Pan 

Curved Earth 

Beach House 

the Ballistic 


Wheels or Wings? 

Tokyo Bound 

Effective Limits for Survival 

Making Firm Plans 

Are you Awake? 


Tokyo Under 

Part Five: An Unfortunate Slip 

Always Fear Sharp Suited Men in Tokyo 

Need to be More Careful 

The Birthing Stone 

Baby Talk 


Morning Glory 

Kyoto in spring 

Die Happy 

They know we’re here 

A Seed to grow a Girl Child 


Slow Arousal from Death 

Why we call it a Dream Holiday 



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