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In 1966, there is a record store clerk who loves her life just the way it is.One night on a train, Bevie Foster meets her soul mate Raymond Hughes. He is the man who is the key to unlocking her latent ESP, something she never believed to be possible.Very quickly, Bevie realizes that Ray isn't quite the man he claims to be, and she will spend the next 14 years of her life tIn 1966, there is a record store clerk who loves her life just the way it is.One night on a train, Bevie Foster meets her soul mate Raymond Hughes. He is the man who is the key to unlocking her latent ESP, something she never believed to be possible.Very quickly, Bevie realizes that Ray isn't quite the man he claims to be, and she will spend the next 14 years of her life trying to get away from him by any means necessary. She will see and experience things she never imagined, and learn not just about who people really are behind closed doors, but also the difference between justice... and revenge.The debut novella of writing team Danika D Potts and Oliver Campbell, Rabbit in the Road is a suspenseful, shocking thriller about just how far one will go in order to preserve their way of life, and is sure to captivate and keep you reeling....

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ISBN : 12885268
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Number of Pages : 198 Pages
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rabbit in the road Reviews

  • Susan Anderson
    2019-01-31 20:45

    Hold it. This is NOT you mother's boy-meets-girl book.Rabbit in the Road is the amazing, genre-straddling debut by Oliver Campbell and Danika D. Potts. Is it literary horror? Psychological Thriller? Paranormal Mystery? The book is all of these, a spellbinding psychedelic trip, a shimmering novella with a shattering voice. It deals with love and hate between two not so normal shape-shifters. It is violent. It is tender. It's about running from and running toward at the same time. It's about bliss and the dark night of the soul. It's about all that is in us.But it is Bevie's story. In 1966 a record store clerk meets Ray, the man of her dreams on a train. She takes him home. "Ray gave me a brief hug. It made fireworks go off behind my eyes."And the girl experiences for the first time what she calls "the gleam," something akin to a paranormal power or the might derived from a drug-induced trip."I wanted to slap my hand into his, quest along the gleam with him, to feel that deep connection. I wanted to hear it in my bones, truth or lie, souls met or falling away."Ray knows her, she avows, as if they had been together since before the world turned. She, the shape-shifting Bevie, experiences obsessive bliss, and through her story so exquisitely told, so do we.If it is about fatal attraction, RABBIT IN THE ROAD is also about escape, and the character we first know as Bevie morphs into others, wanders, quests for purification, seeks to quench her hunger for she knows not what. Along the way she meets various shaman-like figures. Shurlock John is one of my favorites ("A coyote ain't a dog, wont never be a dog ...") He's the character that gives Bevie the moniker, "Rabbit in the Road."Does she find peace? What happens to Ray? You'll have to read the book and I highly recommend that you do. A word of caution: there is violence. But it is a book to be savored.

  • Leonard White
    2019-02-07 19:00

    So, I was actually asked to read and review a story by someone who I didn’t already know. You could color me surprised and I was happy to agree. To sum it up in a short and sweet way, not bad. While I won’t be dancing up and down the streets telling everyone that they have to run out and buy it I will recommend it for anyone who is an urban fantasy fan. The story has an interesting magical system and good plot. I would say three out of five stars.The story revolves around Beverly and covers a decent span of her life. We start out by meeting Bevie in a subway car when she discovers her powers. As she and her counterpart move through the story time is handled by hopping from one instance to another of Bevie trying to find her place in the world while avoiding her buddy.The magic system is based on a lock and key structure. Each person is tied to another. Only when the two are together will their magic be activated. Once activated, the person will continue to be able to use it but at a very limited capability. When the people are together, then their power will be exponentially increased.The plot is solid. The magic system is intriguing and I think there is possibility for more stories in the same mythos that they have created. This is very well done.However, the fact that they broke their own system rules right off the bat makes it clear that they weren’t rules. Now, for a few characters this would make sense. Special situations exist and is the world builders right. But, there is a section where a fairly large group goes into the paired nature of the system that doesn’t make sense with as many people as are breaking the rules by the end. I can see where it might have all been tied to one character, but this still jumped out at me enough to break a part of the story.Finally, I think there needs to be more time spent in developing a relationship with the main character. This story is about Beverly. I should therefore care about her and I never did. She ended up being a vehicle for the story instead of the driver. It might have been an attempt to show how she was trying to find herself but I never got a clear image of who she was. That said, the authors have some great characters, my favorite was actually one of the bit characters. A Native American shaman who was hardly a character at all. Yet, when I think of this story, he is the image I have clearly in mind. Beverly needs more time to be herself in this.So, while I felt there were a few glitches I did enjoy the read. Danika Potts and Oliver Campbell told a pretty good story and I will be looking to see if they continue writing together. As I said up above, a solid three out of five stars for “Rabbit in the Road“.

  • Naomi Blackburn
    2019-02-02 17:56

    This was a really, really different story. It did take me a bit to get into it as I found it to be quirky, almost Quentin Tarentino quirky. I had even wondered why I was having such different reactions to other reviewers. Once I was able to get into it though, the story took off. I am happy that I gave it the time it needed.

  • Paige D'winter
    2019-01-21 19:44

    Really enjoyed this book! I've only ever seen the idea of paired gifts once before and I adore the idea. I wish this book had been longer. I loved it so much that now I'm greedy! I long for sequels, prequels, graphic novels, even a TV show! Gimmie more!!!

  • Beverly
    2019-01-28 17:52

    This started out with some potential. A young woman, Beverly, meets a man on the train who is her "soul mate" so to speak. Between them, their powers join up and they can do almost anything. But Beverly doesn't like the feeling or the responsibility and heads out to hide herself in a different identity. It works for awhile but then she must try again and again and again. When she finally gets to the point where she can no longer prevent this man from stalking her, the book suddenly dissolves into a bloody, free for all. It was just too violent and unnecessary--as was the horrible language used in the last chapter of the book.

  • Jennifer
    2019-01-22 15:40

    Also posted to Jen in BooklandThis story started off interesting, but then never followed through. The main character is super lame and just runs constantly. She never stops to try and fight and get free or anything. Slowly she starts trying to figure things out, but she is really weak even though she has super powers. The story really confused me at points as Bevie was just didn't make sense. She would just go with Ray without a thought. Like yes, I am here with my boyfriend and it is a special night, Ray shows up so oh well - I will just leave boyfriend cause...well I don't know why. It didn't really make sense. Like she is supposed to love these people and she just drops them instantly to go with this guy who she doesn't even like or trust to do who knows what. She doesn't even want to know what Ray is doing, but she is willing to be used whenever he calls. It was really frustrating. Then when she gets back from helping Ray she just leaves these guys and never looks back. Nothing really gets explained very well either. It was all really quick and I wish there would have been more info. Like the church she goes to. Those people were kind of crazy scary, but she just runs out and saves the one girl (hopefully. She left her at the hospital so maybe no one would get her) then that was it from them. It just felt like if this would have been a longer book it could have been a really great story. Instead the authors decided on a shorter book and just left out most of the story...which is why I normally don't read short stories. Most of the new ones are just long books trying to fit into fewer pages which doesn't work. The ending was also confusing to me. I mean I get what happened, but I am still a little unsure why. I read the last chapters a few times and I still don't get why. Overall if it would been longer and more developed I think the story would have been really interesting. As it is I felt like the plot wasn't developed as well as it could have been and so it felt a bit jumbled and like parts were missing.

  • Karen
    2019-02-02 16:41

    So. I'm on a kick to read a ton of ebooks this year because it's all about being read, right? And sometimes, these off-the-road authors are more interesting than the "block-buster" authors. And. There is a nifty site you can go to and download FREE Kindle books (for a limited time) so - win-win! (The site is: http://bit.ly/oGu4Dw ).This is a story about finding your soul mate - only, when this character finds her soul mate, it's not necessarily a good thing. In fact, it could get her killed.It's a cross-genre morsel dipped into paranormal and sprinkled, very lightly, with a soft coating of romantic. And there's a rather gory aftertaste.It was different. The plot was different, the format was different and yet, it somehow worked as a whole. The writing is choppy and a bit elementary. The story makes giant leaps forward, but the authors do a good job of slowing things down a bit to assess the emotional damage along the way. I wouldn't read it again, but I'm glad I have it a go.

  • Grace Snoke
    2019-02-15 16:55

    The book immediately introduces you to Beverly, a record store clerk with a love of singing, who is enjoying her life and her time with her boyfriend in a small town in the 1960s. Until things go awry. Enter the antagonist Ray. In less than a day her world turns upside down. The people she knew, the people she loved, she had to run away from to keep them safe. She'd move cities, change her name, change her appearance, but Ray catches up.The book is fast paced with well developed characters full of grit and emotion. It tells the story in the only way it can be told: from a strong woman's perspective who is doing everything she can to fit in and survive no matter what. The descriptions put you in the scene and you turn the page eager to know what happens next in each encounter.And the ending will surprise you (but I won't spoil it).Entire review can be read here: http://kayhynnturnsthepage.blogspot.c...

  • Kim Guldi
    2019-01-20 15:08

    I did not like this book at all, and I hate that because I really wanted to like it. It was not easy to read. The language was foul and frivolous, detracting from a really good story. I actually had to re-read the last two chapters because the first time through, the language was so offensive and prolific that I skimmed it, trying to find the storyline without burning my eyes out. I missed it entirely. The second time through, although I understood what was happening, the WHY it was happening was completely lost on me. I'm still not sure WHY the ending came together the way it did because the final chapter was written in such a strange offhanded way, as if the reader had no right to be inside the main character's head anymore. After investing my time, and burning my eyes out for this story, I was slightly offended to be tossed away like that.

  • Ann237
    2019-02-18 19:45

    Wow,Wow,& one more Wow! First amazing first book, these two truly are the key that unlocks each others talent! I got this book as a free one during a promo For my Kindle, but let me assure you it is worth paying for. It is a story of 2 folks meeting on a subway, and from there Beverly's life is never the same. Imagine meeting that one person in your life that has the key to open up the most amazing abilities you may have, That when you're with them you just feel completely together, but you just know that you can't trust them, And imagine spending your life running from the person that you just met by chance, With just a few words turned your life completely upside down. Get ready to go on a incredible journey! And when that journey comes close to the end you are going to sit there in AWE don't miss this book.

  • Rachel
    2019-02-06 17:51

    The freshman debut novella from Oliver Campbell and Danika Potts explores the story of Beverly Foster, a woman who enjoys her life and has a talent for singing, which takes place in 1966.As she takes the train home one night after work, she meets a man who will change her life forever. But will it be for better or worse? This novella explores 14 years from that night through the eyes of Bevie. While this isn't the genre of book I usually read, I found myself captivated by the life of this young woman and the story she had to tell. She has the ability to stay strong even in terrible situations and as a character grows and changes throughout the story in a believable way.Overall this was an exciting and enjoyable read and I would and will recommend this to others.

  • Joey the J in R.J. Spindle
    2019-01-23 21:09

    If I wasn't ever concerned about getting on a subway anywhere, I am now. What a creepy way to slam us into some action. Potts and Campbell create an atmosphere of excitement and confusion. This is the beginning of the mystery which will take us through the book, leaving us forever unsure of what's going on.Read more and add your own commentary at R. J. Spindle

  • David Withun
    2019-02-01 16:03

    I'm not one who reads much fiction, especially pop fiction, but I was surprisingly very engaged by this book. The plot and the character development were both excellent. And the end, like much less in the book, was definitely a shocker. This is a great achievement for two authors who have not written a book before. I hope that they have a great deal of success in the future. They certainly deserve it!

  • Dusty Craine
    2019-01-28 17:00

    All action. Minimal character development. I would have preferred to give this 2.5 stars. It's a good yarn but I never really found myself caring for Bevie and Ray's chapter was just over the top with profanity. Again, not a bad tale. Just not a great one. Also the ebook formatting was horrible. I couldn't resize text which was bad on my nook simple touch and awful on my iPhone.

  • Lauri
    2019-02-06 14:02

    This one was strange. The main character, Beverly, is working in a record store minding her own business and living her life when she suddenly finds herself on the run, fighting to stay alive and away from those who are hunting her. It was definitely imaginative, but I wouldn't say it was a great read. Interesting.

  • Kirby
    2019-02-08 21:09

    My favorite part about the book was the fact that the authors made me feel sorry for the actual villain in the story: Bevie. She was the one getting in trouble because she was the one committing crimes.

  • Alex Agranovsky
    2019-01-30 18:57

    Weird story. A bit disorganized, with an ending, which does not make much sense. Some would call it unexpected, but with as little of character development as happened in the book, it is pretty hard to explain what happens.

  • Carol
    2019-01-25 14:07

    Certainly not what I was expecting of this free book.

  • Michelle Nugent
    2019-02-06 14:52

    I really struggled with this book and found it hard to stay focused half way through

  • Keri Manthe
    2019-01-19 20:04

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  • Tracy Oliphant
    2019-02-14 16:45

    If I hadn't gotten into this book in the beginning I never would have finished it...I just had to know the ending...

  • Jenn
    2019-02-13 20:08

    Dark, weird, and violent. So, yes I loved it.

  • Theresa
    2019-02-06 19:56

    NovelI had a lot of trouble even figuring out what this book was about. I finished hoping for more but never really got it.