Brand New Cherry Flavor: A Novel of the Occult by Todd Grimson

By Todd Grimson

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1996
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In the area of Hollywood’s panderers, philanderers, has-beens, and sycophants, aspiring screenwriter and director Lisa Nova considers herself a emerging celebrity who can go beyond the lies, dishonest, and hypocrisy for the sake of her paintings. whilst she is coldly betrayed via one leering manufacturer too many, she turns to Boro, the enigmatic chief of an area biker gang, to precise vengeance—and she will get greater than she bargained for. It starts off with the unusual tattoos that seem in a single day on her epidermis like stigmata, by means of the hallucinations of old cults of the undead. Lisa quickly unearths herself contending with white jaguars and cannibalistic demons emerging from the grave, and the strains among goals and truth fast dissolve during this surreal and exhilarating mix of satire and the macabre.

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Boro said, "That's not really what she was called. " He sounded apologetic but playful, hard to read. " Lisa asked. " "Yes, I did. Zaqui was somewhat jealous, but she let me go on the condition that once every month-we had thirty-day months, with five unlucky days at the end of the year-I had to bring a young, healthy sacrifice to her, at a prearranged spot, tied to a tree. " "Through the eyes. We'd look at each other, for a long time, and then I would know. Do you want some flan? " "OK. " With the first taste of the rich custard upon her tongue, Lisa heard Boro explain, "I was changed when I returned home.

Were immigration agents really federal officers? " Icy silence, then Ralph went on: unlawful entry, criminal trespass, what else? James just shrugged. The routine of the household was pretty familiar to Lisa. To make sure none of the family was home now, Code had called and asked to speak to Veronica (Lou's wife); and then, claiming to be a cousin from Connecticut (they did exist), to the son, Jonathan. No, Mrs. Gonzales said, she could take a message, but no one would be available until later in the day.

Job Name: BRAND NEW CHERRY -- /330252t FLAVOR they sipped at cold Tecatebeer. Lisa had on turquoise-and-gold dangling earrings and a loose skirt, no doubt already dirty, and as she watched children and local citizens go by, low-riders with their custom paint jobs, children on bicycle or foot, an old guy with a cane and a Panama hat, she realized that she didn't seem to be drawing special attention; the new tan perhaps made her pass, at a glance, for Latin. She listened to Boro without really concentrating, there in the heat, the beer's effects slowing her mind.

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