The Night Of The Mosquito

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August 10, 2014, England. An apocalyptic event strikes without warning, wiping out power and communications throughout the country. Amid the ensuing chaos, a six-foot-ten-inch tall killer who claims links to Jack the Ripper escapes custody. Seemingly unstoppable, he leaves a trail of death and destruction in his wake.

In the village of Churchend, retired hypnotherapist Michael Anderson suffers an extreme reaction to a mosquito bite. The resulting delirium and soul searching convince him his life is about to change – but first, he must fight to stay alive. A rich and varied cast of characters is portrayed in this gripping thriller.

Filled with action, suspense and moving drama, you’ll root for the heroes in this roller-coaster ride of a story. ‘China’s writing is great; he excels at bone-crunching action scenes.’ Amazon USA review.

The Author

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Max China

It is said that everyone has a book inside them, and I’ve wanted to write mine since I was seventeen. It took a long time to get around to it, but now I’m finding it hard to stop.

My debut novel, The Sister, hit the UK Kindle top 100 chart soon after release in late January 2014, peaking at no 81, something I’d have never thought possible, except in my dreams. It’s still selling.
The book led to a listing in the Top 50 Crime Writers to Watch in 2014 and also received a Gold Medal award from HarperCollins site Authonomy, earlier this year.

The second book, The Life and Times of William Boule, is an action, adventure, crime thriller, and follows the lives of several characters introduced in The Sister. The story is complete in its own right – you don’t have to have read the earlier book to enjoy it. Released late summer 2014, it’s been well received, gaining some excellent reviews.

My third novel, The Night of The Mosquito, will be released 29 September 2015. It’s an interesting blend of crime, mystery and psychological thriller. Set against an apocalyptic backdrop, it’s a roller-coaster ride of a story!

Currently, I’m working on a fourth novel, an expansion of the short story, Don’t Turn on The Light.

Other work in the pipeline, includes another three Miller stories, The Man in Brown, Finding Her, and The Resurrectionists.

I can’t write quickly enough, but at the same time, I recognize the need to develop great characters, produce good, solid story lines, and quality writing. I hope those of you who’ve enjoyed my books so far will continue to do so.

Blood Street – An Urban Fantasy Novel By Carl Alves

“I like to describe Blood Street as True Blood meets The Sopranos, taking place in the streets of Philadelphia.” – Carl Alves
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To my knowledge, vampires and mobsters have never been combined in this manner in literature (or any other form of media) before.  So, I think this makes Blood Street a fairly unique book. I’ve certainly never read a novel quite like this one before.  It was also a helluva lot of fun to right.  What I most enjoy to write (and I what I think do a really job with) are fight scenes.  This novel is chocked full of them.  Having fight scenes that involve vampires gave me quite a bit of freedom in writing them, since I didn’t have to stick to the boundaries of things that would be physically impossible for humans.  Vampires don’t have such limitations, so I was able to do quite a bit more with them.

Blood Street is a fast paced thriller. The action, the drama, and the intrigue never relent.  I wanted to write a novel that the reader would have a hard time putting down, and I hope I have achieved that with this novel.

Setting is also very important to the story.  My native Philadelphia is almost like a character in the story, and if you have ever spent any time in the city, I think you will get a kick out of it.  However, the book spans far and wide in a series of flashbacks, taking place in Spain, Norway, Brazil, Egypt, Germany and Newfoundland.    Get your passport ready and be prepared to take a trip around the globe.

Finally, the vampires that you will encounter in Blood Street are not the sparkly kind featured in Twilight.  These are real, honest to goodness nasty vampires, and the mobsters they encounter are just as mean and nasty. Get ready for an old fashioned street fight and find out who will survive on Blood Street.

The Author 
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Carl Alves went to Boston University majoring in Biomedical Engineering.  Carl graduated with a BS degree, and has since worked in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries.  He later graduated from Lehigh University with an MBA degree.  His debut novel Two For Eternity was released in 2011 by Weaving Dreams Publishing.
           His novel Blood Street was released in 2012 by True Grit Publishing.  His novel Reconquest: Mother Earth is scheduled to be released in 2014 by Montag Press.  His short fiction has appeared in various publications such as Blood Reign Lit, Alien Skin, and Dark Eclipse.  He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and has attended the Penn Writers Conference.
You can visit his website at www.carlalves.com.