Building a Better Monster

51cUSAg8lfLBelieving is

Seeing!

 
         If enough people believe in something, can that belief make it real? Explore the creation of mankind’s newest monster, the Chupacabra, in this mesmerizing tale of the creature’s origins.
      The story begins with the earliest reported sightings of the Chupacabra in Mexico in the mid 1990s as it weaves its trail of blood-sucking destruction into the folktales of the American Southwest. Part vampire, part animal, part alien, the Chupacabra is blamed for the slaughter of countless animals—and humans—throughout the region.
       While the Chupacabra seemed to come on the scene from out of nowhere, it is the first time that the collective consciousness of human- it’s wildest imaginings breathed life into a myth, giving it flesh and blood and deadly purpose…
       And now that we’ve created it, can anything stop its modern-day reign of terror?
“Regardless of our heritage or economic background, fear is something we all have in common. Christopher Treagus shows us once again that believing is seeing, seeing is believing—and THAT can create a deadly reality.”
—Catherine Russell, author, The Stage and Exit Stage Left
“Treagus has a great talent for historical horror fiction, dragging the reader through time and space so that one feels like they’re actually there. A writer to watch!”
—Ken Kupstis, author, Clownwhite and Voodoo Highway

 

            Now available in an extended full novel-length edition, from Barking Rain Press. BUILDING A BETTER MONSTER is bigger, and better, than ever before!  Previously published in trade paperback in 2008 by Stone Garden Publishing as a novella, and title story to a collection featuring nine tales by author Christopher Treagus, (“Building a Better Monster and other stories”)

             This new updated and expanded version goes more in-depth,  fleshes out character backstory, and adds greater detail to the world, while maintaining the pacing, style,  and overall structure of the original novella; the plot line remains intact. Though complete in itself as a novella, “Building a Better Monster” is greatly enhanced when afforded the opportunity provided by a novel’s more luxurious length; giving it the freedom to explore and define, develop and hone, aspects that while not deficient in themselves, would nevertheless benefit from being the focus of new attention–becoming every bit as suited to the long form as it had been the shorter. 

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Val Muller, author of “The Scarred Letter”

Building a Better Monster will leave you checking the shadows…

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Victoria Taylor Murray, author of “Thief of Hearts”

An engaging and suspenseful tale

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Garrett Peck, Cemetery Dance

Splendidly Wrought!

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Jeanne Cocteau, Creature Feature

A MODERN UPDATE OF THE MUMMY LEGEND, PUTTING AN ENTIRELY NEW SPIN ON THINGS

Danielle Naibert, The Book Reviewer Site

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Danielle Naibert, The Book Reviewer Site

Doesn’t stop even after you close the book…

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Brian Keene, author of “The Rising,” “City of the Dead,” and “The Conqueror Worms”

Treagus has created a dark fantasy masterpiece. This is one you don’t want to miss!

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Ken Kupstis, author of “Clownwhite” and “Voodoo Highway.”

A GREAT TALENT FOR HISTORICAL HORROR FICTION

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Catherine Russell, author of “The Stage” and “Exit Stage Left”

Treagus… can create a deadly reality