Dallas, TX, October 10, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- According to the author, Terry Ellis, "Over the last two decades, movies and books have seemed to follow the trend of the newer, faster, more furious, instant gratification trends, in which there is more of everything. Action movies have more action, to the point of having almost no story. Horror movies have five times more gore per second as their predecessors. There seems to be a competition as to who can create the most shocking, bloodiest, most action-packed story to make it to the public eye. Generation X commercials on television are the loudest, fastest, sensory-bombarding sixty seconds of all."
If you can imagine it, Bela Lugosi as Dracula never showed a single second of Dracula's fangs. It showed two small puncture wounds on the victims neck, but the rest was left to the imagination. Boris Karloff's rendition of Mary Shelly's monster was never actually seen killing anybody. You never even saw the monster himself die. You saw the windmill burn down or the castle explode in the distance. The story was the most important part of these classic, hugely popular movies, not the amount of blood and gore or the number of murders per minute.
In the traditions of old, a Dallas housewife has written a book in which the story is the main point of interest. It contains werewolves, vampires, Gypsies, magic and spells, but does not bombard the reader with gratuitous sex scenes, pointless gore scenes, or sensory overload. It instead harkens you back to those days of comparative innocence, the middle 1950's, in which three kids become entangled in a web of mystery, danger, and the supernatural.
In the days before computers, the Internet, cell phones, and video games, eleven-year-old Terry Bishop and her thirteen-year-old brother Ronnie begin their summer by finding what looks like a box of tools used by a vampire hunter. Over the next few months, these two innocent children and their best friend grow in strength and courage, and facing the impossible, eventually come to realize their true roles in life, their true identities.
You can get the Paperback book or eBook by going to lulu.com/terryellis or you can find it on Amazon.com, the iBookstore for Apple products, and soon at Barnes and Noble, Borders Books, and other fine retailers. Take a trip back in time and go on a journey into the supernatural.