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Eville [Kindle Edition]

Holand Peterson
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First day on the job: The room is on fire, flooded with smoke. The boss is blowing holes in the wall with her elephant gun, miserably failing in an attempt to shoot down the tentacle-covered beast hungrily latched onto her new employee’s leg. Alex peers through the window, four stories above ground, contemplating if he could miraculously survive a jump down, seeing as how this demon is likely to devour him before his mad boss actually hits her mark. You know, this sort of crap never happened when he was working at the video store.

Welcome to EVILLE, the first book in a series of quirky, epic, sci-fi/fantasy adventures (think The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy crossed with The Addams Family).

Serene Necrosia is a brilliant scientist, on the brink of creating something that will change the lives of every living thing on the planet. The only problem is that she has been vaporizing, incinerating, and generally decimating her staff at an alarming rate- all in the name of progress, naturally. But now the Hunchback Union has had enough, and is refusing to supply the woman additional labor. What’s a mad scientist to do? Search for a desperate, poor sap who doesn’t know any better to fill in the vacancy.

Alex Hobbs is down on his luck. He’s lost his job, is dead broke, his girlfriend just dumped him, his car died, and the turkey baking in his neighbor’s oven detonated and burned down his apartment. It’s been one of those weeks. Desperate, he turns to the local employment agency for a job- any job to keep him from starving on the street. When a rather odd fellow working at the agency tells Alex about an exciting entry level position, vaguely described as being in the scientific/medical field, he jumps at the opportunity. Sure, it sounds too good to be true, but a guy’s luck has to turn around sometime, right?

Alex now finds himself stuck in an insane mansion deep in the countryside, bordering the mysterious community of Eville, populated by a colorful cast of volatile inventors, the worlds’ surliest hunchback, stately werewolves, goblin barbers, and the lonely, disembodied brains of ex-husbands whose only form of communication is a worn out Etch-A-Sketch. With free room and board and an exceptionally generous salary, Alex figures he can stick through the madness long enough to get back on his feet. That is, of course, if Serene doesn’t inadvertently kill him off with one of her crackpot inventions before payday.

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    About the Author

    So...who is this Holand Peterson fellow, anyway? Word on the street is that this curious scamp makes his home in the wild, exotic realm commonly known as Boise, Idaho. He lives with his dear wife Cheri (Nefarious Queen of the Harpies!), along with an insidious menagerie of hell-beasts masquerading about as common household dogs and cats. When Holand is not wholly engaged in pouring out the absurd and bizarre ramblings of his imagination onto the page, he makes time for the higher, dignified pursuits of watching movies/animation/TV shows, playing video games, reading comics/graphic novels/books, and many other similar mature, refined activities befitting a man of his breeding. Feel free to contact him at holand@holandpeterson.com

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 842 KB
    • Print Length: 291 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466243090
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B005F9YFLG
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    • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #392,028 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A FANTASTIC BOOK AND A MUST READ! 2 Nov. 2012
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    I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review.

    This has got to be the quirkiest sci-fi/fantasy adventure I have read in a long time, if ever! I absolutely LOVED it!

    Alex Hobbs is a fantastic character! He is one of the good guys. I found him to be extremely levelheaded, even when the situations he faces would be enough to leave me in a mess! Although, I think he was only holding on to his sanity by a thread at one point! Unfortunately, he has found himself in a bit of a predicament. Everything that can go wrong, does so in spectacular style! When a job opportunity comes up, little does he know what he's letting himself in for!

    Serene Necrosia is a wonderful character! To me, she is a cross between a mad scientist/inventor and Morticia from The Addams Family. She has a brilliant mind, but her experiments have a nasty habit of biting back!

    There are some other very colourful characters in this book. Quasimoody (AKA Moody) is a hunchback and indentured to Serene. Then there is Josiah, the Werewolf and Marco, Serene's ex-husband, and not to forget Dante, Serene's pet tarantula. The list goes on! This book is full of wit and sarcasm, not to mention the gross bits that made me go "Eww!"! I absolutely loved the repartee between Moody and Alex. They have my utmost respect for putting up with Serene and her crackpot ideas!

    When I first read the blurb, I burst out laughing! I decided there and then that I just HAD to read it! Holand Peterson has a vivid imagination, and it shows in his writing. This book captured me from the first page, and has left me wanting more! I'm not sure what age range this book is aimed at, but I would highly recommend it to the older YA reader (15+), as well as adults who have a twisted sense of humour. I am now looking forward to reading the next book in the series. - Lynn Worton
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun read 17 Aug. 2012
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    I read this book three weeks ago, and am eargerly looking forward to reading its sequal. It is fantasy, horror with a touch of sci-fi and all done with a great sense of fun behind it all. Like a House of Hammer horror movie mixed with Terry Pratchett's humerous look at modern ideologies. Picture being offered the perfect job after hitting an all time low in your life, only to find it involves working with a mad scientist who wants to make a difference in the world, and who's adoring deceased husband continues to share her life as a brain in a fish tank. Add to this a foul smelling dwarf who is a gourmet cook and you have a perfect recipee for mahyem and maddness that is a joy to read.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A HOOT? 18 Feb. 2014
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    This was an excellent read, from start to finish you cannot predict what will happen next. The charictors, are amazing, you definatly start routing for them, and by the end of this book, you cannot wait to see what is on the horizon for them all. Being Serina, the beautiful mad scientist, Moody, the hunchback ,housekeeper and all rounder, Marco, one of Serina's husbands, Dante, Serina's pet and Alex Hobbs. .assistant to Serina! This will keep you amused and engaged until you finish it. I will be reading the next installements. 5/5
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Eville 13 Mar. 2013
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    I loved this book, it was funny with a great story. Alex, a normal guy, ends up with the most unusual job in the very strange town of Eville. Where many of the supernatural things most people don't think are real, live. With Serene, his new boss who is a mad scientist, and Moody, the hunchback, Alex finds his new surroundings very strange indeed.
    I enjoyed this book a lot and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys comedy-fantasy or fantasy-comedy novels.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 17 Oct. 2014
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    great
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