please allow me to introduce to you
a fabulous new novel
the book is called
THE BOO HAG
BOOK ONE OF THE LENNY CHRONICLES.
what is a boo hag?
according to wikipedia:
According to the legend, Boo Hags are similar to vampires. Unlike vampires, they gain sustenance from a person's breath, as opposed to their blood, by riding their victims.
They have no skin, and thus are red. In order to be less conspicuous, they will steal a victim's skin and use it for as long as it holds out, wearing it as one might wear clothing. They will remove and hide this skin before going riding.
When a hag determines a victim is suitable for riding, the hag will generally gain access to the home through a small crack, crevice, or hole. The hag will then position themselves over the sleeping victim, sucking their breath. This act renders the victim helpless, and induces a deep dream-filled sleep. The hag tends to leave the victim alive, so as to use them again for their energy. However, if the victim struggles, the hag may take their skin, leaving the victim to suffer. After taking the victim's energy, the hag flies off, as they must be in their skin by dawn or be forever trapped without skin. When the victim awakes, they may feel short of breath, but generally the victim only feels tired.
An expression sometimes used in South Carolina is "don't let de hag ride ya." This expression may come from the Boo Hag legend.
It was also said that if a person placed a broom beside their bed before going to sleep it would prevent the Hag from riding them. Hags supposedly would be distracted by counting the straws of the broom and would not get to ride the person sleeping before the sun rose the next morningfor more information go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boo_Hag
About the book: (from Amazon)
Lenny Petrakas is worried about her skin. Not the way you're thinking. Not like that at all. While most people spend time concerned about dirt and elasticity, temperature and moisture, Lenny has a more pressing problem. Something is after her. Something evil that won't stop until it has peeled every last inch of skin from the teen's body. And then, it may end her misery quickly, or it may dump her body in the woods. Let infection and dehydration run its course.
Lenny is just your normal sixteen-year-old girl. Was. Was just your normal sixteen-year-old girl. Quiet and polite. Petite. Introspective, but not to the point of isolation. Loyal? Fiercely so. Outstanding? Noteworthy? Different? No, no, and no. Or so she thought. What started as an eerie feeling, a certainty that someone had been in her room while she slept, has spiraled into something far worse. Something was in her room. Something that finds her highly different, extremely noteworthy, and intensely outstanding.
Game over? Wrong. Lenny's a fighter, and she isn't about to lie down and take what's coming to her. Enlisting the help of her best friend, a not-so-secret admirer, the hottest guy in school, one odious cheerleader, and a paranormalist teacher, Lenny is facing her fears head on, in a battle she knows can only end in death.
The idea sounded interesting. When David emailed and asked me to read his book, I immediately liked the idea of something different.
Let me tell you, this is a fabulous story. David has incorporated an old myth into a great modern day tale.
For those of you who love crazy creatures but are tired of the run of the mill vampires, werewolves and zombies, you have to read this book!
The main character Lenny is a great character. She is independent in a way that only a 16 year old can be. She has a quiet demeanor and is somewhat naive but she turns into a fighter when necessary. She is the kind of character you find yourself rooting for throughout the story.
I read this book in one sitting, it's that good. I highly recommend it and hope the next book is quick to be released. (I hate waiting a year for the second installment of a series!)
I give this book
NOW ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Morgan is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. But that isn’t really saying much. I mean, monkeys may be fun in the wild or in the zoo, but in a barrel? They wouldn’t even have enough room to move around. And how many monkeys are we talking about? Two? Three? Twenty-six? This is getting to be a safety issue for the poor little primates. And I can guarantee you that David is more fun than a safety issue.
David has been a writer in his own head for years, but only just recently entered the published world. The Boo Hag is his debut work.
David lives in Utah with his harem of one wife and four daughters. You may think that he is in charge. He is not.
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