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Friday, June 26, 2015

DINOSAUR LAKE - BY KATHRYN MEYER GRIFFITH - FREE THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH!






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This is my review for for Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith:



By Robert C. Nelson on September 16, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Dinosaur Lake, by Kathryn Meyer Griffith, rocks! Okay, so I'm one of Kathryn's biggest fans. I suppose I might be a bit prejudiced about her talents. This story contains many aspects that particularly grab me. I have visited Crater Lake many times; I have lived in Klamath Falls; and I am in love with the wilderness the way the people in this story are. However, Kathryn takes her magic wand and stirs all of these elements together to make one super story. I would rate this a multi genre book appealing to young adults and we older readers who simply love a great tale we can wrap our imagination around. This is perfect for that. Read this great book. You won't be disappointed!

Kathryn was kind enough to have given me a copy to read for review. However, I intend to purchase copies for my friends and family.

By the way, the cover art by Dawne Dominque is superb! 
 
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You can see what I think about this great book. I love it! And, I have purchased copies as I said I would. Guess what? Everyone agreed with my thinking. Now, through the end of the month, you can get this great book for free! This is the first in a three novel series. What a super time to take advantage of a sale like this. Hurry, my friends!

Blaze McRob

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Book Description:

An ancient predator has been reborn in the caves beneath Crater Lake
…and it’s hungry.





DINOSAUR LAKE:
Ex-cop Henry Shore has been Chief Park Ranger at Crater Lake National Park for eight years and he likes his park and his life the way it’s been. Safe. Tranquil. Predictable. But he’s about to be tested in so many ways. First the earthquakes begin…people begin to go missing…then there’s some mysterious water creature that’s taken up residence in the caves below Crater Lake and it’s not only growing in size, it’s aggressive and cunning…and very hungry.
And it’s decided it likes human beings. To eat.
And it can come up onto land.
So Henry, with the help of his wife, Ann; a young paleontologist named Justin; and a band of brave men must not only protect his park and his people from the monster but somehow find where it lives and destroy it…before it can kill again. ***




Editorial Reviews

Review

* DINOSAUR LAKE WAS A 2014 EPIC EBOOK AWARDS *FINALIST* IN THE SUSPENSE/THRILLER CATEGORY....
* AND NOW ITS SEQUEL DINOSAUR LAKE II:
Dinosaurs Arising is out!
This is a captivating tale, which should seize and maintain the fascination of everybody even remotely interested in archaeology, pre-history, the great outdoors, National Parks, dinosaurs, earthquakes, volcanoes, gargantuan predators, etc. I strongly urge all readers of fiction to get this book and devour it. This would make a great gift, too, for many people on your holiday gift-giving list.- Reader's Favorite Reviews November 14, 2012

Bones, tracks, weird disappearances of humans and animals; earthquakes and tremors, could there really be a dinosaur living under Crater Lake? The tragic disappearances of people at a National Park, the mysterious creature that live in the caves, the frequency of earthquakes all add up to one hell of a story. 5 Stars! - Romancing the Book October 24, 2012

I was skeptical that it might not fit well into this particular paranormal format but boy, was I wrong! What I discovered was a whole new and intriguing kind of paranormal story complete with a supernatural character that simply shouldn't exist, a creature with depth and capacity for survival and thought and it simply blew me away! -Vampire Explored

It is a suspenseful novel with realistic, compelling characters. I enjoyed reading Dinosaur Lake and can honestly recommend it. One last thing I'd like to add is that I'm glad I discovered Griffith because back in the nineties she was one of the horror authors writing for Leisure Books. I was a big fan of this publisher back then. Many of her Leisure titles (among them, WITCHES) are now being republished by Damnation Books. -The Dark Phantom Reviews

From the Author

Dinosaur Lake's Backstory Essay By Kathryn Meyer Griffith Of all my 16 novels Dinosaur Lake has the strangest story attached to its creation, death and rebirth...20 years later...of any of them.
Not so much because, as a few of my books, it took so long to write or publish, but because in 1993 it was contracted, edited and the final galleys had been proofed by me for a 5th paperback book release from Zebra (Kensington Publishing) after 3 earlier novels with Leisure Books. I even had a stack of the full-color, printed and embossed covers; it was only weeks before it was to go to the bookshelves (in those days the brick & mortar stores were still king, no Internet or ebooks). I strongly believed it'd be my breakout book. You know, the book that'd make my career and launch me into the stratosphere with Stephen King and Anne Rice? How wrong I'd be. But, hey, I thought who wouldn't love a tale of a cunning but malevolent rampaging prehistoric dinosaur living in Crater Lake, Oregon, and the Park Ranger who, along with a ragtag gang of heroes who'd try to stop it? I mean, I'd always loved anything about dinosaurs...dinosaur books, playing with those little plastic figurines and watching old stop-action dinosaur movies of the 1950's and 60's...who hadn't? Apparently someone. My new editor at Zebra.
By 1994, after four novels with them, I'd lost my sweet editor there and a new one took her place...and over the next year he didn't like anything I wrote for him and later that year Zebra unceremoniously dropped me and my book (Predator...which never came out but still lingers to this very day like some weird ghost book in every computer on the global Internet) only six weeks away from going to the bookstore shelves. When we were editing the book and deciding on the title and the cover, I'd begged the new editor not to call it Predator (his choice as they hadn't liked my American Loch Ness Monster title), bad title since there was a popular movie out of that name and the movie, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, was nothing about a dinosaur, and the cover was awful, an empty boat on a lake...what!!! Having that book-my first ever-dumped like that was a crushing experience, let me tell you. I had a stack of finished, printed covers and my final edits were done! But nothing my agent or I could say or do would change their minds. They said they were cutting their horror lines and setting adrift a lot of their mid-list horror authors because horror (in 1994) was on the decline. The new editor-that-didn't-like-my-writing explained: "And no one wants to read a book about a dinosaur." Yeah, sure. And six months later Jurassic Park the book came out! We all know how that story ended, don't we? People loved the book, the movies; they loved dinosaurs.
I'll never know the real reason they cut the book but that male editor never bought another book from me...which was another weird thing because when I'd met him in New York (I went for a Horror Convention) in the summer of 1993 he'd taken my husband and I out to lunch and gushed over me and said how much he'd loved my last release WITCHES. Hmmm.
Anyway, I got to keep my advance but the book was officially dead. It never came out. I grieved. I was so disgusted I stashed it in a drawer somewhere and tried to forget it. Until now. After I'd finished revising and rereleasing all my new/old 15 books (and besides paperbacks they're in ebooks for the first time ever) from Eternal Press/Damnation Books in June of 2012 I remembered about my American Loch Ness Monster novel, took it out and reread it.
Whoa, like a lot of my older novels now years later I could see what was wrong with it and how to fix it. Back then I hadn't seen the head-hopping I did or the awkward phrasing, stiff or overly dramatic dialogue, repetitive words and other things I've learned since to recognize and stay away from. Of course, computers help make the editing so much easier. I think I'd done the original book on my electric typewriter. Anyway, telling myself the dumping of that book had been a turning point in my writing life-sending me in the wrong direction for a long time apparently...I couldn't sell a book for eight long years after that-I decided to rewrite and finally release it. In fact, I was going to do something that twenty years ago would have been unheard of and frowned on...self-publish the book myself. With Kindle Direct. For the first time in forty years I was walking away from the traditional publishers and going on my own. Thank you J.A. Konrath's blog! I figured I could sell the Kindle ebook a lot cheaper and, thus, use it to introduce (as enticement) more readers to my writing and perhaps, if they liked it, they'd buy more of my other fifteen novels, novellas and various short stories. It could work, right? So here it is, retitled, rewritten, updated and with an amazing new cover I love by Dawne Dominque... Dinosaur Lake.. I hope my readers will like it. Thank you, author Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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