Tuesday 10 December 2019

Hunger A Texas Gothic Romance - Jane Lebak and Elissa Strati

Hunger: A Texas Gothic Romance
Jane Lebak
Elissa Strati 

I have read many of the books by Jane Lebak and came across this little volume. I picked up and read it while in the house alone on Halloween. It was a wonderful read for All Hollows Eve. And to be honest is very different than anything else I have read by Lebak. 

This short story is a blast of a read. Sarah is stuck in her job as a waitress. If she leaves people will die. And there has already been more death than she wants to be responsible for. The story is told in part going back and forth from the present to the past. Sarah feels that she can’t leave town. And she now there is someone who interests her. When a stranger shows up at the diner one day he can not only see the creature, the monster, or the demon, be he has a trick for distracting it, and shares a secret of how to finally get rid of it.

It is the story of a young woman, who was abused as she grew up, and her mother was a battered wife. When one night something it let loose from a crate in the earth it latches onto her. And her life is never the same. Slowly she gave up her dreams and hopes. But maybe there is a chance, and that new hope twists the tale in a new way.

A fun short story. An intriguing read. And so worth the price. So, pick it up and give it a try. It is a haunted tale with a surprise ending. But I will warn you. The story leaves you wondering what happens to Sarah next. And also who the old man is and more about his story.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2019 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Jane Lebak:
Pickup Notes
Love's Highway
Forever And For Keeps
Half Missing

Relic of His Heart
With Two Eyes Into Gehenna
Rain in Hell
The Space Between

Father Jay Series:
Bulletproof Vestments
The Boys Upstairs
A Different Heroism


Seven Archangels:
1.0 An Arrow In Flight
2.0 Sacred Cups
3.0 Shattered Walls
4.0 The Wrong Enemy
5.0 Annihilation

Seven Archangels Short Stories:
2.1 Damage
2.2 Even A Stone
2.3 Hired Man
2.4 Winter Branches
5.5 Once Only

Seven Angels Short Story Bundle 2.1-2.4

The Adventures of Lee and Bucky:

0.5 Upsie-Daisy
1.0 Honest And For True
2.0 Forever And For Keeps

Books as Maddie Evans:

Sweet Grove:
1.0 Love's Highway
2.0 Love's Rules of the Road


Carrying to Term: A Guide for Parents after a Devastating Prenatal Diagnosis


Contributed to:

Author profile and interview with Jane Lebak.

Books by Elissa Strati:
Hanson Family Saga:
Love's Odds
Love's Sweet Memories
Love's Laird
Love's Battle

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