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The Scorpion Nest: A Short Story

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Newlyweds Joel and Sonnet have just wrapped up a housewarming party in Suburban Phoenix. Custom-built on the site of a meteor crash a half century ago, the young couple received everything they wanted in their dream house. Unfortunately, Joel and Sonnet also got what they didn’t want: thousands of unwelcome, venomous guests. Despite a clean inspection report, the house is ...more
ebook, 34 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by
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Jul 25, 2012 Harrison Drake rated it really liked it
Anyone who says they don't judge a book (or ebook) by the cover is lying. As an independent author myself, I know that it is imperative that the cover art be well done. A shoddy cover suggests one thing: the author didn't care enough to bother. This is definitely not a shoddy cover - it's fantastic. Cover art is an investment, there is no doubt about that, and since The Scorpion Nest is a free download via Smashwords in a number of formats, and on Amazon for Kindle for $0.99 (Amazon is slow on ...more
Two things to take into account when reading this review: this book is only 30 or so pages long, and I got it for free. That said, the whole thing reads more like a rough first draft of a cheesy horror movie than a book. Normally I'd say that the author should rework and expand on the basics, but in this case there isn't much of any kind of basics to expand upon. But hey, it was free, and one gets what one pays for.
May 09, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it
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The story was good leading up to the ending. However, it was a little too short. I would have liked it if there was a little more to the revenge ending. The build up was awesome. I really like the cover as well.
Sep 09, 2012 Kevin rated it liked it
About what you'd expect. The writing was clean and the world well described, but no real surprises.
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It was kind of bland, to be honest. :/
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The mind behind the Agents of Change Trilogy, Guy Harrison is a Phoenix area-based author raised in Philadelphia. Once an aspiring sportscaster, Harrison has worked in public relations for the past six years. He currently lives in Maricopa, Arizona with his wife Lindsay and their son Vance.
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