Book: Sudden Death Overtime - a story of hockey and vampires (Northern Chills Book 3) by Steve Vernoncategories: Book, Horror, Action, Hockey, Dark Fantasy, Adventure, Vampire
Steve Vernonabout this book: SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME is a novella. Now I know that most folks think that novella is just a fancy way of saying "I got tired of writing", but I prefer to think of a novella as being something more along the lines of a one-night stand kind of read. That's right - a novella is in and out before you know it - with nothing but a slight hangover and a bad case of squirrel breath for your trouble.
And sometimes that is just exactly what the witch doctor asked for.
The novelette is called SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME and it deals with the story of over-the-hill bush league hockey team from Labrador who go toe-to-tooth with a tour bus full of vampires. And we are NOT talking sparkly vampires. Think SLAPSHOT meets 30 DAYS OF NIGHT and you are somewhere close to the mark. That may sound corny at first – on account that it is – but I believe you will be truly surprised at just how pure and real the characters are in this work.
The bonus story is a time travelling hockey tale that I call "Time Out".
The good news is you don't necessarily have to be a hockey fan to read this.
Here's what Gord Rollo, Canadian horror author, has to say about it.
"With Sudden Death Overtime, Vernon perfectly captures the dark heart of a Canadian Winter and the lifetime passion surrounding the game of hockey. He takes a group of old friends who never backed down from a fight on the ice when they were younger and still refuse to do so even when they're old enough to know better snd tosses in some memorable characters, truly great dialogue, a bus load of nasty vampires, and a shocking surprise ending that you won't see coming and you've got yourself a story that's sure to be a winner." – Gord Rollo
Famous Monsters of Filmland likewise reviewed the e-book – "Steve Vernon gets it right. "Sudden Death Overtime" hit all the right notes with a wonderful cast of characters, great dialogue between the characters and an evil bus full of vicious vampires."
Melissa from Tennessee had this to say in her Amazon.com review – "Steve Vernon did a wonderful job of crafting an original vampire story, demonstrating his ability to weave a story with a flow that is virtually flawless is a testament to how good a storyteller he is. I loved the characters and their personable dialogue and was able to plant myself easily in Labrador."
C'mon, if I can make a Tennessee girl yearn for the cold and windblown shores of Labrador I must be doing something right!
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