Brand New Cherry Flavor by Todd Grimson

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In the world of Hollywood’s panderers, philanderers, has-beens, and sycophants, aspiring screenwriter and director Lisa Nova considers herself a rising star who can transcend the lies, cheating, and hypocrisy for the sake of her art. When she is coldly betrayed by one leering producer too many, she turns to Boro, the enigmatic leader of a local biker gang, to exact vengeance—and she gets more than she bargained for. It begins with the strange tattoos that appear overnight on her skin like stigmata, followed by the hallucinations of ancient cults of the undead. Lisa soon finds herself contending with white jaguars and cannibalistic demons rising from the grave, and the lines between dreams and reality quickly dissolve in this surreal and exhilarating blend of satire and the macabre.

About Todd Grimson

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Todd Grimson is the author of the novels Brand New Cherry Flavor, Stainless, and Within Normal Limits, which was the winner of the Oregon Book Award. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Published October 1, 2011 by Schaffner Press, Inc.. 352 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror. Fiction

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While in South America, she dropped some rare chemical her father had wrung from a vine and found herself able to transfer her dreams straight onto 16-mm film stock.

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This overengineering might work in some kind of unholy alliance if the book’s emotional litmus wasn't a character who reacts to the supernatural as if it were a fashion accessory: when suddenly gifted with the power to psychically create films, Nova's greatest concern is whether or not it might g...

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Such was the case with his previous vampire book Stainless, and such is the case in his new book, Brand New Cherry Flavor.

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Portland Book Review

She has a remarkable talent for denial through most of the book, takes no responsibility for her actions, has no real connection to her own life and has no real character growth in the story.

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Grave Tells

***** Brand New Cherry Flavor is a horror novel that reads like a strange meandering slasher film with young self-serving film school grad Lisa Nova as the protagonist.

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