Unleashed: Tail One

Unleashed: Tail One

by Lori R. Lopez
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Unleashed: Tail One by Lori R. Lopez

Told from the viewpoints of a detective, a dog, and a villainous homicidal feline, "Unleashed" is a humorous tale of revenge and terror when an abused cat lets loose her pent-up rage after being the pet of a psycho. The kitty has witnessed the maniac's demented deeds and suffered at his hands. Now it's her turn. She's pursued by a dogged detective and a canine sleuth on this rollicking payback crime spree. From CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES: A SAMPLER OF HORROR and OUT-OF-MIND EXPERIENCES by Lori R. Lopez.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940032950448
Publisher: Lori R. Lopez
Publication date: 12/18/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 412,513
File size: 115 KB

About the Author

Lori R. Lopez wears many hats, literally and otherwise. She is an artist who designs her book covers and illustrates some of her tomes. As an author she writes poems, short stories, novels, children's books and songs, as well as a humorous-slash-serious column called "Poetic Reflections" at Fairy Fly Entertainment. She is a musician, actress, filmmaker, tree-hugger and animal-lover. A vegetarian, her work often contains themes of conservation, animal rights, and the rights of children. Lori unapologetically takes pride in creatively bending and reshaping the rules of writing when it suits her style.

A horror fan since small, she roamed graveyards as a kid and conducted funerals for dead birds, squirrels, insects and spiders. Lori has received various honors for her novels THE FAIRY FLY and AN ILL WIND BLOWS. She was named on an Examiner.com list of "92 HORROR AUTHORS YOU NEED TO READ RIGHT NOW" for WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH 2014. Her books also include CHOCOLATE-COVERED EYES, THE MACABRE MIND OF LORI R. LOPEZ, OUT-OF-MIND EXPERIENCES, DANCE OF THE CHUPACABRAS, POETIC REFLECTIONS I and II: KEEP THE HEART OF A CHILD and THE QUEEN OF HATS; THE MUDPUPPY and THE FOX TROT (based on childhood experiences).

Her stories and verse, featured in THE SIRENS CALL E-ZINE, on HELLNOTES.COM, and at SERVANTE OF DARKNESS, have been published in anthologies such as DEAD HARVEST, JOURNALS OF HORROR: FOUND FICTION, TERROR TRAIN, CURSED CURIOSITIES, WE ARE DUST AND SHADOWS, BONES II, MIRAGES: TALES FROM AUTHORS OF THE MACABRE, MASTERS OF HORROR: DAMNED IF YOU DON'T, DARLINGS OF DECAY, I BELIEVE IN WEREWOLVES, THE EPOCALYPSE: EMAILS AT THE END, SOUP OF SOULS, THIRSTY ARE THE DAMNED, and SCARE PACKAGE: 14 TALES OF TERROR. Fifteen of Lori's poems were published for an anthology titled IN DARKNESS WE PLAY.

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Unleashed: Tail One 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
fluffyredfox More than 1 year ago
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!
Wordsmith-LRL More than 1 year ago
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! :)
justsaranoh More than 1 year ago
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!
patches_mcmatt More than 1 year ago
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?
Steve_n_ger More than 1 year ago
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.
JerryMcKinney More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
Interesting story that was kind of hard to figure out who was telling it and who was doing killing
Green_Lass More than 1 year ago
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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