Curse of the Chupacabra

Curse of the Chupacabra

by Michael Hebler


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Chupacabra Series: Book Two - They never thought their luck would be their curse. In the months following the onslaught, the extraordinary survivors continue to know no peace, as they are haunted by signs that the relentless creature remains on their trail. However, this fight will be better matched, now that they've discovered an advantage that will help protect them from the monster's bloodthirsty lust. But once faced with the decision to kill the beast, the choice will not come lightly since it is still unclear which loved one the chupacabra possesses.

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ISBN-13: 9780983388418
Publisher: Michael Hebler
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)

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Curse of the Chupacabra 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
SherryF 4 months ago
Curse of the Chupacabra starts where Book I, Night of the Chupacabra left off and I was immediately engrossed by the opening pages. I was engulfed in Suzanne’s nightmare. Jesse has a plan, though Suzanne would not approve, if she knew about it. Jessie is a grifter that uses all the tricks at her disposal. Even being a child she has learned well. She is pig headed, stubborn, independent. I love this character. Suzanne is trying to do right by the kids. She is caring, giving, everything the kids were missing and I am fearful of her future. She feels responsible, though they are not her own. I am in suspense, waitiing…waiting…waiting…for HIM to pop up. I know he will make an appearance, just when and where is the question. I love the addition of western myths and legends, Indian shamanism, animal spirits, among the paranormal and supernatural horror. Curse of the Chupacabra has everything needed for a screamfest. Be careful who you get involved with. Michael Hebler is not afraid to kill off his characters, so your favorite may not make it to the end. OMG. Curse of the Chupacabra ticked me off so much…I am afraid to see what is to coming, but I am rubbing my hands together in wicked glee as I click that button to begin Book III, Legend of the Chupacabra. I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Curse of the Chupacabra by Michael Hebler.
misspider More than 1 year ago
The second installment in the Chupacabra series left me with a kind of dilemma: reading the first half of the book, I wondered if the author had secretly switched genres with this one. The first half reads somewhat like a women's western adventure, while the chupacabra stays behind, lurking in the shadows but never really showing its ugly face. This may throw off readers that expect the story to start with the same fast-paced action as the first book. However, I enjoyed reading about Suzanne and Jessie's travelling experiences and encounters, but in the back of my mind I kept wondering when the beast would finally present itself. Then, with their arrival in a ghostly mining town, the atmosphere suddenly drops several degrees and the anticipated horror jumps out on you like an evil jack-in-the-box. And here we - no, the chupacabra - goes again! It's like a mean roller coaster, which rises ever so slowly, and while you always know what inevitably awaits around the corner, you are never really prepared for the moment the whole thing tips over and the thrill ride truly begins. The story ends with a nice cliffhanger, which shifts the focus to Danny and Norman, which I almost forgot about during this book - almost, because we still remember Norman's fatal encounter with the creature, right? I can't wait for the third part to be published to find out about the boy's fate and the next chupacabra. (I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review)
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite Curse of the Chupacabra by Michael Hebler is book #2 in a series of at least 3 volumes. It follows Night of the Chupacabra, and will be followed in 2014 by Legend of the Chupacabra. Although these books can be read as stand-alone tales, they make much more sense if read sequentially. In Curse of the Chupacabra, we pick up pretty close to where Night of the Chupacabra ended. Once again, we find a pair of young women trying hard to get their lives back to some semblance of normalcy, while eluding the heinously deadly Chupacabra. However, this time young Jessie is convinced it is her own father, Drake, who is now possessed by the evil spirit that is the Chupacabra. Right or wrong, she is convinced the Chupacabra will never harm her, because her father would not allow it to do so. By train, coach, Conestoga wagon, horseback, and on foot, Suzanne and Jessie continue their attempt to reach San Francisco, pursuing the life of ease they imagine awaits them there. Along the entire way, the Chupacabra keeps popping up to divert their attention from their quest. Michael Hebler has once again used his genius to fabricate an exciting tale of monsters in the Old West. Combining – with great success – the genres of Horror, Paranormal, Suspense, and Westerns, Michael has created another fine tale to hook fans of any of the genres mentioned above. Just like the Chupacabra himself, Michael’s stories grab hold of you and don’t let go. I feel compelled to recommend that you read Night of the Chupacabra, followed by Curse of the Chupacabra. I also suggest you keep your eyes open for Legend of the Chupacabra; it, too, is bound to be a winner.
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
You can run but you cannot hide! Not many survived the last faceoff with the Chupacabra. Suzanne was one of the lucky few. Now she’s running, with a young girl in tow, trying to stay as far ahead of the beast as she can. Suzanne should’ve known Jessie wouldn’t stay with the older couple that took her in. She’s resourceful and cunning and wants to be with Suzanne. But Suzanne, once a prostitute, can barely take care of herself and thinks Jessie would be better off with someone else. The decision is taken out of their hands when the chupacabra finds Jessie and she barely escapes it bloody clutches. Again, they run and there’s nowhere to hide. The chupacabra is back! Sadly, most of the characters from Night of the Chupacabra, the first book, aren’t. They didn’t survive. Suzanne did and I’m glad. She may have had to resort to the oldest profession in order to get by, there weren’t many opportunities for women in the old west, but she’s kind of heart, astute, and charmingly vulnerable. Another survivor is Jessie. She’s young and bold, a real scrapper too. She’s been trying to manipulate Suzanne into letting her stay, and she does something really crazy that puts Suzanne in a vulnerable situation. It turns out good though, as Suzanne’s rescuer is a tall drink of water named James. He’s an actor traveling with a theatre group and he saved her from a brutal assault by a scoundrel. James is quite the gentlemen and he’s charmed by Suzannes beauty. Wanting to keep her near, he invites the two ladies to travel with the troupe. What they don’t know is, they are about to have an uninvited guest. A really angry one. Something I’ve always loved is character driven novels. I’m a people person and have to have someone to care about, someone to laugh with, and someone to loathe. I have all of those in Curse of the Chupacabra and that’s not including the chupacabra. He is back and scarier than ever. Boy is he ever. The author has a different take on the legend of the chupacabra which makes for confusing feelings towards it. It adds to the suspense, for sure. Lots of laughs, some tender moments, and scares galore. I had so much fun continuing with this series.
KKScaramuzzo More than 1 year ago
Who needs a zombie apocalypse when you have a chupacabra? I was provided an arc copy of this book in return for an honest review This book is a fast paced horror fest. The creature is similar to the one in Jeepers Creepers but with a western flair. You can get away from zombies, but you stand no chance with the chupacabra As if that is not bad enough, the poor people in the book are related to the creature. Talk about skeletons in the closet. This is the second in a series of books about the chupacabra. It falls right in line with the first book and picks up where it left off. It is pretty nonstop in the adventure part. I don’t’ want to spoil the story for anyone, but in this book, it does not pay to be a nice guy. The family continues to travel west where they encounter serious confrontations with the chupacabra. Some of the encounters are terrifying and others are just down right confusing. There is no reading this creature. The only thing for sure is that it will have you watching the shadows for glowing red eyes. Michael Hebler has a very didactic and descriptive writing style similar to Dean Koontz in his earlier days. He transports the reader to the scene of the story and basically walks them through the entire adventure never giving the reader a chance to disembark from this gruesome tale. This book was gifted to me for an honest review. I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.