Broken Shells: A Subterranean Horror Novella

Broken Shells A Subterranean Horror Novella Antoine DeWitt is a man down on his luck Broke and recently fired he knows the winning Money Carlo ticket that has landed in his mailbox from a car dealership is nothing than a scam The promise of fi

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  • Title: Broken Shells: A Subterranean Horror Novella
  • Author: Michael Patrick Hicks
  • ISBN: 9781947570047
  • Page: 214
  • Format: ebook
  • Antoine DeWitt is a man down on his luck Broke and recently fired, he knows the winning Money Carlo ticket that has landed in his mailbox from a car dealership is nothing than a scam The promise of five thousand dollars, though, is too tantalizing to ignore.Jon Dangle is a keeper of secrets, many of which are buried deep beneath his dealership He works hard to keepAntoine DeWitt is a man down on his luck Broke and recently fired, he knows the winning Money Carlo ticket that has landed in his mailbox from a car dealership is nothing than a scam The promise of five thousand dollars, though, is too tantalizing to ignore.Jon Dangle is a keeper of secrets, many of which are buried deep beneath his dealership He works hard to keep them hidden, but occasionally sacrifices are required, sacrifices who are penniless, desperate, and who will not be missed Sacrifices exactly like DeWitt.When Antoine steps foot on Dangle s car lot, it is with the hope of easy money Instead, he finds himself trapped in a deep, dark hole, buried alive If he is going to survive the nightmare ahead of him, if he has any chance of seeing his wife and child again, Antoine will have to do than merely hope He will have to fight his way back to the surface, and pray that Jon Dangle s secrets do not kill him first.

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    1. When down on his luck mechanic Antoine DeWitt gets something in the mail saying he won $5,000 from the local car dealership, he has his doubts but his wife, baby, and mounting bills make him go to claim it anyway. The worst that can happen is that he doesn't get any money, right?WRONG! The owner of the car dealership is part of a generations-long pact, sacrificing people who won't be missed to an alien evil that lurks beneath the ground! Can Antoine escape with his skin intact or will he join th [...]

    2. GOREFEST!!! I had planned on skimming the first couple of pages of this novella before putting it back in line behind other reads that are being released earlier, but I couldn’t help myself. I got sucked in by the mystery of what’s living beneath the surface and once I caught a glimpse of the nightmare I had to continue, because upon Googling ‘leatherback turtle’s mouth’ you’ve passed the point of no return.While Antoine DeWitt is almost positive that the Money Carlo ticket promising [...]

    3. 4.5 stars!BROKEN SHELLS, by Michael Patrick Hicks is an adrenaline-fueled, no punches pulled, onslaught of gruesome action! I've read several other titles by this author, and can honestly say that I find his style both original and consistently good. Here we have Antoine DeWitt, a man who is working hard to overcome a minor criminal past, and take care of his wife and baby boy. When a ticket from Dangle's car dealership--on the far outskirts of town--comes in the mail, he is stunned--and natural [...]

    4. Release Date: 02.06.18This story’s ending is what earned it the fifth star. What can I say, I’m a bleak guy, and this is a bleak story. Without diving into spoilers, I think this story could have gone one of two ways . . . And Michael Hicks chose the courageous way. He went where the story commanded. And I applaud him! That final chapter - shivers. Broken Shells, the upcoming horror novella from Hicks, is a creature feature of the best sort. All kinds of gooshy, nasty bugs are present and ac [...]

    5. First, I'd like to thank Michael Hicks for this signed copy of Broken Shells in exchange for an honest review.Holy Moses-this is some fresh hell.This story has one of the best horror set ups I have ever read. Several pages in, I was saying to myself, "This is not going to go well." and by that I mean, not too well for the protagonist Antoine DeWitt but plenty well for a reader of dark things like myself.I pressed on with relish. (not that I want to be thinking about food or eating after reading [...]

    6. Broken Shells is a very fun novella - it's dark, creepy, grim, and just an all-around good story. I read this book the same day it arrived at my house, and I'm glad I didn't waste any time digging into this one. The premise is very intriguing - Antoine is a sympathetic character, and you actually want him to win. Usually I don't care, but I wanted him to be successful. Broken Shells has a fair amount of gore & gross things, so if that's how you like your horror novels, pick this one up!This [...]

    7. Fun, engaging creature-feature story that I finished in one afternoon. It had great pacing, the protagonist Antoine was relatable and fleshed out well, and I enjoyed the backstory of the Ba'is. If you've never checked out Michael's work, this is a good one to start with.

    8. A contemporary classic horror tale underground.When Antoine is faced with the reality of spiraling his family into further poverty, a sweepstake in the mail—a blessing or a curse?—seems to be his only option (and escape) from his current state of hell, that of his un-appreciating wife and son, and his deplorable racist employer.In Michael Patrick Hicks, Broken Shells, you are taken on a horrific journey most visceral and vile a story can get. Nothing stands out more than the shredding of ski [...]

    9. This book! Well, technically it's a novella, but who cares because it's fantastic. Seriously, I picked it up when I went to bed last night and didn't look up from the page until I was finished. I'm going to recommend that you know as little as possible before going into this one, because it makes it even more surprising and awesome. Just know that this is a brilliant horror novella that's scary AF, super gory, and packed full of social commentary. Also, be prepared to be fully invested in the pr [...]

    10. Review copy"Jon Dangle is a keeper of secrets, many of which are buried deep below his dealership."Antoine DeWitt is having a bad day, and it's about to get much worse. Good jobs are hard to come by, particularly when you've only been out of prison for a couple of years. But when your redneck boss is singing the praises of President Trump and denigrating the prior President with racial slurs, well there's only so much a man can take.Newly unemployed, with a wife and infant child, Antoine is pres [...]

    11. First off, I would like to thank the author and NetGalley for the eARC of Broken ShellsEven if I didn't know who Michael Patrick Hicks was, and I do, I can pick a Kealan Patrick Burke cover out of a lineup. I'd had Broken Shells on my TBR ever since Hicks revealed the cover, and when I saw it come across NetGalley, I pounced immediately. Synopsis: Antoine DeWitt is a man down on his luck. Broke and recently fired, he knows the winning Money Carlo ticket that has landed in his mailbox from a car [...]

    12. “He could only watch as a pasty arm jabbed at his face. His back arched as he screamed, the spiked forelimb spearing his eye. Warm jelly oozed down his face as the orb exploded…”BROKEN SHELLS (High Fever Books, 2017), the latest by author, Michael Patrick Hicks (REVOLVER, MASS HYSTERIA), is a wild underground creature-feature. The story follows Antoine DeWitt, a man that is slugging his way through a paycheck-to-paycheck life. Antoine has a screaming, crying baby at home with his lady, and [...]

    13. Review: BROKEN SHELLS by Michael Patrick HicksI was totally enraptured by the author's earlier novel MASS HYSTERIA, and found his newest, BROKEN SHELLS, the very definition of a page-turner. The book flew by so fast I was amazed to find myself at the end and oh, such an end! From the introductory page I thought I would probably be reading either a serial killer plot, or possibly (with its reference to "buried secrets") about an antagonist with ties to organized crime. Oh no, no, no. Mr. Hicks [...]

    14. What a read, I was debating between a 4 and 5 star read for this and would happily give it a 4.5 stars. This is a well written novella length horror story. My thanks to the Author via TBConFB for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.Just look at the cover, it's a proper old school style cover very reminiscent of early horror books written by the likes of Stephen King and James Herbert. The cover alone could sell the book to you, the eyes looking out at you, drawing you in to the horro [...]

    15. A big fan of horror stories, I don't usually enjoy those of the "creature feature" type but I loved Broken Shells. It has everything you would want from a good horror story, terror, suspense, lots of gore and a very believable hero. I read most of this novella with my hands over my mouth, to me Broken Shells is up there with the likes of Stephen King's The Mist. Overall a fantastic book and a brilliant ending that Ridley Scott would be proud of.

    16. First a disclaimer: I'm not a big fan of "creature horror novels." I find most of them derivative and more of a paint-by-the-numbers wheelhouse with over the top gore meant to make up for a complete lack of story or character. Substitute X creature for Y monster and you've got yourself the same story you can pump out over and over again.This isn't to say creature horror can't be done right, it just requires a lot more effort from an author who's willing to invent something unique or tackle it fr [...]

    17. I hate bugs, but I liked this novella. Enjoyable creature feature with plenty of gore and a surprising amount of character development for such a short piece. Highly recommend it.

    18. I’ve read a lot of Michael Patrick Hicks’ work and this is right up there with Revolver as my favourite story. Antoine Dewitt doesn’t have much going for him, but things are about to change when he receives a letter informing him that he has won $5000! All he needs to do to claim the cash is to visit a dodgy car dealership in the middle of nowhere…ems legit, right?Ermmm, no! Broken Shells is all sorts of icky! I had no idea what I was in for before reading this story. Hicks gives us a pr [...]

    19. Nothing is going right for Antoine. He lives in a dilapidated apartment, he just lost his job and he has a wife and baby to support. As he arrives home his wife shows him a winning Money Carlo ticket from an auto dealership saying he has won $5,000. Antoine thinks it’s a scam but what choice does he have but to go and try to get his money.Antoine takes a bus to the dealership which is out on the edge of town. When he arrives he meets Jon Dangle the dealership owner and man who issued the winni [...]

    20. First, I want to say I liked the main character Antoine DeWitt immediately from the first page. I am not going to say why for the fear of alienating some of my readers who may not have the same lack of affection for a person, or type of person, as I do But it placed me on his side and I stayed there to the ending of this action packed horror novella.Antoine is fired from his job for doing something that would cause me to hire him. Antoine has not lived an easy life. He has spent two years in jai [...]

    21. Broken Shells Kept Me Up LateWhen I started this book I tried to figure out why he named it broken shells. I had images of broken shells on a beach – I could not have been more wrong.Hicks has a way of scaring the hell out of me. Seriously. I made the mistake of reading this over two nights — both at night. NOT the brightest idea. The second night, the night I finished it, I ended up being up another 20 minutes playing a game on my iPad to get the images out of my head.I’m familiar with Hi [...]

    22. An exceptionally written horror novella with oodles of graphic imagery guaranteed to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. Warning not read in the dark.

    23. If it sounds too good to be trueAntoine DeWitt is having a really crummy day. He hasn't been out of prison too long on a trumped up charge. He's behind on his bills. And he just got fired from his job.When he gets home his baby son is crying and his girlfriend is bitching. So when she shows him a car ad where he supposedly won $5,000, he heads to the car lot to just shut her upeven though he knows it's going to be a scam.Well, it's not a scam but much worse and Antoine is soon fighting for his l [...]

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    25. This is a short and sweet novella that understands that you have to build an affinity with the main character very quickly for the reader to care what happens to them in a short length of time.Antoine DeWitt is an excellent main character, life isn't going easy on him and you can empathise with him because though he's suitably gloomy about his situation, he never wallows in self pity. It's hard to pity a character that already does it for themselvesThe story itself is a classic, an ancient and s [...]

    26. Right away I wanted Antoine DeWitt to catch a break.  I felt his desperation, his internal struggle to stick around and shoulder his responsibilities, or run and take the easy way out.  He's an easy character to root for.  If claustrophobia, fear of the dark, and gore make you uneasy, this might be a tough read, but you'll be missing out on a gruesome tale that makes it difficult to look away.  There's no doubt Jon Dangle has committed atrocious acts and Antoine is his latest victim in a lo [...]

    27. I received this arc from Netgalley. Great read! I really enjoyed this horrifying read. Reminds me of the horror stories I've read in the past. That is, before all the vampire and zombie horror took over. I will be on the look out for more books by this author.

    28. This is a horrific, thrilling, super scary story crammed into the confines of a novella. Losing his job, a baby that won't stop crying and a wife who spends her day smoking, all take a backseat to the horror that awaits. If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

    29. broken shells by Michael Patrick hicks.Antoine DeWitt is a man down on his luck. Broke and recently fired, he knows the winning Money Carlo ticket that has landed in his mailbox from a car dealership is nothing more than a scam. The promise of five thousand dollars, though, is too tantalizing to ignore.a very good read. I enjoyed the story and Antoine was my favourite character. this sounded so gory as I was reading it. would love to see it as a movie. 5*.

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