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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Featured Indie Book: The Living Hunger (Dennis F. Larsen)

The Living Hunger (Dennis F. Larsen)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: (Post-Apocalyptic) Action / Adventure The Living Hunger by Dennis F. Larsen.

The Living Hunger is set in a post-apocalyptic world where survivors struggle to overcome the elements and the evils of human nature

The Book has been self-published via Amazon, CreateSpace, Smashwords, Apple iBooks, and others and is available as eBook and Paperback - 388 pages - released in July 2013.

About the Book

A hardened war veteran collides with a venomous leader and rogue assassin, turning the Western United States into the next great battleground.

Sergeant Farrell Jenson survives a world lost to nuclear and biological warfare only to find his home destroyed and family missing. He joins forces with Gary Merrill, a local business leader, and Major Melanie Ghostkeeper, a Marine Medic, to begin the process of rebuilding. A small group of survivors unite under a banner of freedom and hunker down in Bear River High School. Friendships and love are forged in the hot fires of adversity as they fight for their very lives, amidst a world turned upside down, where death is the new way of life.

A festering evil is combing the land, led by one man, Don Bullock. The rotund, venomous leader spearheads a community with a taboo, underlying secret that will pit good against evil in a dramatic show of force and violence between the two groups. Solomon, a rogue African assassin, launches a one-man assault on the Bear Riverites, seeking blood and retribution to satiate his bloodlust and quench his need for flesh.

Each side gambles all to control a newfound drug with the potential to save mankind. This new 'currency' trumps all, where money is worthless and food and women are king. As the struggle escalates and new battle-lines are drawn a host of unwitting participants are pulled into the fray, fighting for all they hold dear.

The Living Hunger (Dennis F. Larsen)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "I loved everything about this novel. I became so involved in the characters and couldn't wait to see what would happen to them. I especially loved the comedic parts of the book that balanced the action so well. [...] " - Bruce Chenuz

- "Just finished The Living Hunger - wow! What a story! Exciting... chillingly realistic, full of interesting characters that struggle to become tougher as the battle to survive ramps up. I've read quite a few apocalyptic stories, but this one grabs your emotions and pulls you in. [...] " - Christopher Davey

- "The story kept me really captivated and it's really unique, keeping up a fast pace the whole way throughout. I like this book a lot because it's very creative, the idea of a post-apocalyptic scenario is nothing new - but the way that the author builds an environment and story upon this is definitely different than any of the others that I have came across.[...]" - Lucidity

- "This book had it all, it kept you turning pages as fast as you could read them from page 1. Very suspenseful. A must read book." - Carla H Spackman

About the Author

Author Dennis F. Larsen
Author Dennis F. Larsen
As a boy and young man, Dennis F. Larsen longed to be a professional baseball player, spending every waking minute after school and summers playing the game he loved. The neighbourhood in which he and his three brothers grew up was magically transformed into Fenway Park or Dodger's Stadium, depending upon who was playing that day.

Childhood dreams, though faded, still inspire the author to write of the things he's learned and the people and places he's known. Dr. Larsen attended undergraduate courses at BYU and Utah State University after graduating from Box Elder High School in Brigham City, Utah. He went on to further his education at the behest of his mother and grandmother to complete his Doctorate of Optometry Program at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Since that time he has practiced in Alberta, Canada.

Along life's journey, Dennis married his hometown sweetheart, who is the motivator behind his drive and love of writing. They have been blessed with four children and five grandchildren. When he's not busy working or writing he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

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The Living Hunger (Dennis F. Larsen)