By C Derick Miller
I was hooked!
Angel Burns—a curvy, small town fire fighter with a mysterious past and a sharp tongue—has far more to worry about than her sexist jerk of a boss; she has a gang of demons out for her head.
After Angel unwittingly stumbles into an ages old battle between good and evil, long dormant powers are awakened within her, and the denizens of Hell want payback. The only way to keep them from unleashing Hell on Earth is to lock each demon inside a Gutenberg Bible. Angel, looking for vengeance of her own, plans to do just that.
And—oh yeah—she has an axe.
C Derick Miller is the new name in supernatural horror and urban horror fantasy.
Somebody call DC and tell them this is how you write a female hero character. Here is the best part about Miller’s female hero, Angel Burns: she has problems and issues, but she deals with them the way a strong woman does instead of remaining a victim of her own neuroses the way many female “hero” characters and lead roles do in today’s literature and cinema. She is fallible and has a stubborn inner strength that both helps and hinders her just like so many real-life women. She is complex and relatable and our story’s hero. THIS! This is how you write a female hero!
That being said, let us discuss the story itself.
Don’t be fooled by the simplistic, misleading synopsis blurb. The story has substance, much more substance than the synopsis indicates. I do not like the synopsis. I DO like the book!
Extinguished is entertaining, well-paced, and full of both action and suspense. And the supernatural elements are brilliant. Time constraints prevented me from reading it in one sitting, but I wanted to. Much like a favorite TV show, I found myself thinking about the story when I wasn’t reading it. I was hooked on it. And now it’s over. And I’m sad. I love the story and the characters.
The ending was surprisingly great! It gave excellent closure to the book but also left a teasing possibility for more books in the future. So maybe it is not completely over? More books like this one? Yes please.
Extinguished is a solid, enjoyable read with vivid characters and excellent flow. Five stars to C Derick Miller and five stars to Extinguished. I can’t wait to read more from this talented author.
Shelf worthy and on my shelf!
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About the Author: C Derick Miller
C. Derick Miller is a dark fiction author, Gonzo journalist, freelance A&E journalist, poet, ordained minister, and ASCAP songwriter born in the town of Greenville, Texas. A seasoned paranormal investigator and traveler for the art industry, his influences include Hunter S. Thompson, Kevin Smith, Shawn Mullins, and Del James. He is currently signed with Black Rose Writing and Death’s Head Press. Chad is also an active member of the International Thriller Writers organization, the Horror Writers Association, and the creator of Gonzo Wolf Press. He currently resides in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, Texas and has a price on his head for his short story “Hell Paso” contained in the #1 Amazon Best Selling Death’s Head Press Anthology “And Hell Followed”.