The Kraken of Cape Madre by J.P. Barnett

Spring break will never be the same after a legendary creature rises from the depths.

The kraken of cape madre

Spring break will never be the same after a legendary creature rises from the depths.

WINNER: Pinnacle Book Achievement Award - Best Horror Fiction
FINALIST (Top 5): The Kindle Book Review Awards - Fiction - Horror/Suspense

"This book flew by while I was reading because of its intense page-turning quality... The monsters, myths and historical aspects which Miriam uncovers are the hallmarks of any great seafaring adventure, adding lots of atmosphere as the darkness and tension of the tale builds up. Along the way, the real power of the horror novel kicks in more and more, and what might seem like a slow burner soon becomes an inferno of action, terror and frightening realities revealed." ~ Readers' Favorite Book Reviews

It’s been almost two years, but the nightmares still haunt Miriam Brooks—grisly images of her brother being slaughtered. A relaxing Spring Break at the beach seems like a good way to put some distance between her and the troubling past, but paradise shatters when she saves a tourist from something lurking beneath the waves.

Soon, she’s on the trail of a sea creature from the legends of Vikings and Pirates. The fishermen of Cape Madre tell tales for the right price, and Miriam quickly learns of a string of disappearances all related to this mysterious monster.

The cops and the coast guard are meant to handle the crimes of men, but Miriam’s been trained to find the creatures of lore—creatures like this. Pulled back into the life she wants to forget, Miriam is the last line of defense between man and myth.

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the second book in the critically acclaimed "Lorestalker" series of horror stories featuring creatures of lore and dark imagination.

Books by J.P. Barnett:


Genre: FICTION / Horror

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Suspense

Language: English

Keywords: horror, horror suspense, creature feature, monsters, action and adventure

Word Count: 69915

Sales info:

The eBooks are currently exclusive at Amazon, where all 3 books in this series are currently in the TOP 60,000 OVERALL in the rankings. They're winning awards, getting great reviews, and selling more and more by the day. We're supporting the series with aggressive AMS ads, and it's really taking off well. Books 4-6 are already contracted and in the works.

Sample text:

Miriam Brooks stared across the beach and tried to focus on the waves calmly creeping up the sand. Her stomach fluttered with anxiety. Social anxiety, she guessed, though she hadn’t been to therapy. Whatever the problem, it had gotten much worse since the death of her brother—at the hands of a vicious government experiment, no less.

It felt weird to think of it that way. But it was the truth. The terrifying, surreal truth.

She did love the ocean. If the beach were empty, and she hadn’t reluctantly agreed to wear such a ridiculously revealing swimsuit, she might have actually enjoyed it. She hadn’t had access to an ocean growing up in Missouri, but she’d spent her high school years lifeguarding at the local pool.

Miriam felt a tug at her hand, followed by the voice of her friend Macy, who urged her toward the surf. “You look fine!”

Maybe she did. Miriam couldn’t really tell when she looked in the mirror, but she did know that she regretted giving in to Macy’s flattery and encouragement. The fact that she showed more skin than she would have liked wasn’t her problem, though. No. The problem centered squarely on the silly purpose of it all—to meet boys. Macy’s Number One pastime, and Miriam’s Number One fear. Miriam didn’t want to talk to any boys about anything, ever, but certainly not when she was half-naked.

Another tug on her hand—this one more forceful—finally pried Miriam’s arms away from her midriff. Macy interlaced her slender fingers with Miriam’s and jerked her along the sand, leaving no choice but for Miriam to follow. The wind whipped across her belly button and Miriam felt the briefest jolt of exhilaration.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Carmelo Massimo Tidona
Author review:
Carmelo is really just great. He works with our templates and keeps the formatting nice and clean. His translations are excellent. He's a true professional and a real pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.
Already translated. Translated by Juliana Franco
Author review:
Juliana managed our template and formatting quite well, and the translation was excellent. Highly recommended. ~ Dave Lane, CEO, Managing Publisher/Editor,
Unavailable for translation.

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