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New Edition of Elizabeth Lynn Blackson's Novel Published
"A Girl's Gotta Eat (Old Black Water Preview Edition)" Available
By: Tales of Wonder and Dread
"A Girl's Gotta Eat" is part dark fantasy and part action adventure, but there are also elements of horror and more. Since its release readers have been singing its praises. Dan Fredrickson said, "Although this is the first published novel by Elizabeth Lynn Blackson, the writing style has so much polish on it that I can't imagine she hasn't been writing fiction for a long time." Henry Martin's review of the book included this: "I HAVE BEEN BLOWN CLEAR OUT OF THE WATER by this young lady's skill at creating a story!"
Dan Dial added his praise with a review that said (among other things), "don't waste any time, get this book, and get to reading, you want to be ready when the next installment comes out." A reviewer known as "Beth" said "Elizabeth Lynn Blackson has a wonderful gift for describing both location and character in the most vivid terms." Victoria Regan who reviewed the book for Book Dragon ended with this statement: "Overall, this is a great read and I look forward to reading the next book in the series."
A reviewer by the name of Nick described the book this way, "An art student and an FBI agent have their own inner demons. They weren't counting on their demons (daemons) being quite so literal. A serial killer investigation leads to the formation of an unlikely team who face shapeshifters bent on infiltrating the government and law enforcement. This is a well-written, engaging horror story blending realistic characters and unreal situations. One comparison has been to Clive Barker, and while the story differs from his Hellraiser world, there are similarities."
In her introduction to the book Blackson said this about it: "This book is about a succubus and how two very different people have two very different reactions to her existence...It's about the path to hell that's paved with best intentions. It's about poverty and property values. It's about racism in St. Louis. It's about being LGBT. It's about art through the eyes of an underclass young woman. It's about guns and blood, and splintered bones....Except, it's not. The truth is, this book is about trauma. It's about the horrible things some people have to do to survive. It's about fighting demons, figurative and literal. It's about finding self worth."
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