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Oakwood Island

Oakwood Island

Oakwood Island
Shadow Dragon Press

Authors: Angella Cormier, Pierre C Arseneault

ISBN: 978-1-932926-53-8 - Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-932926-52-1 - eBook

Publication Date: August 23, 2016
Price: $15.95
Pages: 228

There are many mysterious and evil things lurking on Oakwood Island. Things so strange that the locals are left wondering if their small coastal community will ever be the same. The police are concerned when Maggie, the local waitress, shows up at their doorstep cold, weak and frail, after having escaped a kidnapper that she describes as a monster. Her strange symptoms of a mysterious illness that seems to be growing stronger baffles her nurses and doctor. What happened to her?

A few local residents hold some of the answers, but will they be able to save their neighbours, and better yet, do they want to? What is watching them as they try to hide? The residents are all part of a much bigger mystery than they realize.

The island holds many secrets, but will they come out in time to save them all? Caught between the past and the present, good and evil both find their place on the island, but which will prevail and at what cost?







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Interviews

A great interview of Angella by Kade Cook on the blog "Inside a Beautiful Mind". Check it out!

Another great interview with Angella, on Sarah Butland's blog Imagination Captured.


Reviews

Review by Sarah Butland from her blog, Imagination Captured.
"This story took over my life like the yellow pus took over some of its characters. I felt the impact of this mystery novel immediately and it kept going throughout!

Not typically a fan of the macabre and grotesque, I make an exception for some of Stephen Kingís work and would definitely compare this story to his writing. ATheir collaboration work is seamless as this novel was put together in pieces but completed like a morbid but well sewn quilt.

It begins with a dramatic scene at an orphanage on Oakwood Island where a crazy lady was calling out to Maggie, a child resident, and leaving her something while she was hauled off to the psych ward by a medical team. The fast paced and mysterious action only went on from there.

The island is described as picturesque and a close-knit community, a place many would be interested in visiting for an escape from their regular work life. And it certainly offers an adventure that no one would call boring. With a creature unlike a werewolf but often described as such for lack of understanding, the island is complete with a mystical elder, an eager botanist and a hospital filled with nurses, doctors on missions and psych patients itís a mixture that will certainly make some memories.

If youíre a fan of good old-fashioned death, blood and gore, like Stephen King books and mystery - this is a must read!"


Awards

2016 Best Book Awards: Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Horror category

2016 Paranormal Book Awards Semi-Finalist

2016 Foreword INDIES Finalist (Horror: Adult Fiction)

2017 New Mexico/Arizona Book awards Finalist - Fiction (Other)




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