The Bridge

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Alex Hill buried his psychic talents for eighteen years. But with the scream of tires and twisting metal all this changes.

When his girlfriend is nearly run down by two teens he becomes concerned. But upon learning that both the driver and passenger had been dead for almost twelve hours before the crash, he knows what he must do...

WELCOME TO BOOK ONE OF THE "PARA-EARTH SERIES"

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About Allan Krummenacker

Originally from Levittown Long Island in New York. I discovered the original "Dark Shadows" series when I was 3 and then "Doctor Who" shortly thereafter. I've been a horror and sci-fi fan ever since.

After moving to California 25 years ago, I met my wife Helen at a Doctor Who fan club, where we enjoyed learning costuming, make-up, writing, and a host of other skills.

I've been an artist, insurance clerk, realtor, mortgage loan officer, and now I'm an author. My debut novel "THE BRIDGE" is the first installment in my "Para-Earth Series". This series is a unique blend of paranormal horror, mystery, and science fiction. The stories take place in modern day or sometimes back in the 1800's. I may go further back or forward in time, depending on what my imagination comes up with next.

I hope you'll enjoy my works and I will always strive to make a good product for my readers. Take care and thanks for everything.

Reviews

Review by: Cristin Brown on April 25, 2013 : star star star star
Not my usual genre but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It was genuinely creepy and engrossing. I felt like the last half of the book is where the author really got into the groove, the characters, dialogue and story became powerful. I would have gone 5 stars but some of the early dialogue and characterization felt unrealistic and would have benefitted from a bit more research, especially in the area of the police work and human relationships. All in all though, it's an awesome first novel, I look forward to his next book!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: jacquelyn smith on April 21, 2013 : star star star star star
This was a great read !!!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Michael Drakich on April 20, 2013 : star star star star star
Exhilerating! The story kept me tense the whole way through. I normally don't read horror as I prefer science fiction and fantasy but after receiving a copy of the novel it is my habit to always read all the way through and I'm glad I did. There is even a touch of sci-fi in the mix which pleased me. The story was creative and, at times, frightening, the good way a horror book should be. A number of sub-plots rounded out the novel but it is the main plot that is so riveting. I don't want to post any spoilers except to say the concept of the evil hidden in the river is a nice change from coming from underground. For fans of the horror genre, this is a must read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cristina Riquelme on April 20, 2013 : star star star star star
The Bridge is an excellent book, a story that lead you to ghostly and psychic journey that you don't want to miss.
I look forward to any upcoming books in the series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cath Lawrence on April 06, 2013 : star star star
Good ideas, well paced and well plotted, with interesting and engaging characters.

But it needs a thorough editing; I felt like I was reading an unpublished draft. The common banter style made the characters tend to blur together, and really, could they not sometimes just get on with their bloody jobs instead of making with the constant sexual jokes & innuendos? And the author very badly needed to consult someone actually British for the voice of the supposedly British characters - these are teeth-gratingly bad at times. (What is Oye even supposed to mean? Oy? Oi? Aye? What kind of English are we even talking about? Seems to veer randomly cockney & posh.)

I got the book free in exchange for a review; I hope this isn't so harsh as to be discouraging. There's a lot of good in it; it just needs some balancing and tweaking.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Tracy Hernandez on April 03, 2013 : star star star star star
As someone who got to proof read this, I must say I love it! Found a few surprises in it that were not there before! Can't wait for the next one!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Harry Dodgson on March 31, 2013 : star star star star star
The Bridge is an excellent book, well written. A genre I don't usually read but, I will look out for Allen's next book.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Regan Vacknitz on March 03, 2013 : star star star star star
Thrilling book with a lot of twists and turns. The author takes the reader on a ghostly and psychic journey. It's a quick read that proved to be very entertaining.

He did a great job of mixing horror and spooky story lines with character development. Once I was able to sit down and read the book, I was sad to see it end.

There were a few spelling, missing words, and grammatical errors in the book, but with a great plot line those can easily be overlooked. I was too entrapped in "what the heck is going to happen next?" to really focus on the issues.

I look forward to any upcoming books in the series.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Regan Vacknitz on March 03, 2013 : star star star star star
Thrilling book with a lot of twists and turns. The author takes the reader on a ghostly and psychic journey. It's a quick read that proved to be very entertaining.

He did a great job of mixing horror and spooky story lines with character development. Once I was able to sit down and read the book, I was sad to see it end.

There were a few spelling, missing words, and grammatical errors in the book, but with a great plot line those can easily be overlooked. I was too entrapped in "what the heck is going to happen next?" to really focus on the issues.

I look forward to any upcoming books in the series.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Cristina Reiser on Feb. 28, 2013 : star star star star star
The Bridge was a fantastic story that completely sucked me in. The characters were great, with witty banter that had me cracking up. You will not be able to put this down! This story takes a charming English psychic into a dark, mysterious, and evil world.

Twists and turns will have you thinking, "did that really just happen?"

Wonderful story reminiscent of my Dean Koontz days. I will be watching for more from this author.

"Just then the human wall, known as Casey stepped in front of him and gesteured to a table, 'The ladies are waiting for you.'
'So is St. Peter,' Alex muttered turning and heading towards what he hoped would not be a last meal."


This book was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Danielle Silva on Feb. 24, 2013 : star star star star star
I absolutely loved, loved, loved The Bridge!!! I do have to say
that there are a few spelling and grammatical errors, and a few places where the sentence structure could use a little bit more editing/proofreading. However, this was not bad enough to cause any problems with reading through those areas.

With that said, I absolutely fell in love with the characters and the plot! The story was absolutely amazing! It has a
wonderfully amazing supernatural element and I really loved the way the author portrayed Native American Shamans. The mystery was so intense and suspenseful ... I had a hard time putting the book down for any reason. The plot is full of twists and turns that kept me guessing and the ending was absolutely amazing with a twist that I did not expect! I really hope that the author, Allan Krummenacker, will write a sequel to this book! Either way, I look forward to reading more from this author!

DISCLAIMER: This book was gifted to me by the author
(through the Goodreads) website in exchange for an honest
review. The opinions expressed here are my own, and no
money or other compensation was provided for this review.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Robin Petty on Feb. 11, 2013 : star star star
This is an interesting story. The concept is solid. Full of clumsy sentences, bad grammar, awkward punctuation, ill timed transitions and a few continuity errors this read is a bumpy and uncomfortable ride through what otherwise is a good story. Too bad it wasn't properly edited to allow the story to shine. I simply could not get a smooth enough read to comment more fully on the character development though I did get a marred glimpse that with proper editing this could be a popular read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Amanda Charbonnet on Feb. 05, 2013 : star star star star star
Honestly, this was a very well thought out book. It has a uniqueness to it that I have not read in some time now. The characters were funny, yet serious. The book started going from the first page and never stopped. The more characters introduced, the more intriguing the book actually became, unlike some books that just have too many to keep up with.

There was just enough "sex scenes" to keep it modest, yet were able to understand the relationships of the people involved.

The only thing that leaves me curious is..."will this be a series?"

Highly recommended.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Paula Haskell on Feb. 04, 2013 : star star star star
R2R: The Bridge

(I received a free copy, in exchange for a review.)

Alex is a very special type of person, as in he has strong psychic talents and has his whole life. With this talent, it has lead him in many different directions, but one experience, when he was younger scarred and scared him. This is when he decided he needed to put up walls, to block himself from some elements of the psychic world. His girlfriend, Ronnie, happens to be the local police sergeant. She happens to be a bit older than him and is insecure about Alex's proclaimed love for her. Ronnie is almost run over, by a speeding car, which quickly crashes. But nothing about this accident adds up. And thus begins the mystery roller coaster ride.

'With the attention of the others finally off of him, Alex thought about what had happened. He was still badly shaken by his experience, but the lingering chill was finally starting to dissipate slightly. Nothing had ever left him so weak or troubled before except...Harlequin House. he mentally shook his head. he didn't want to think about that place right now, or ever again.'

This is one of the best stories I have read this year. given that it's only February, but it was still amazing. I would have given it 5 stars, if there weren't so many grammatical errors, which interrupted the flow, as you were reading. It was a great mystery and the details provided were top notch. Great job and I can't wait to see what else Mr. Krummenacker will come up with!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Paula Haskell on Feb. 04, 2013 : star star star star
R2R: The Bridge

(I received a free copy, in exchange for a review.)

Alex is a very special type of person, as in he has strong psychic talents and has his whole life. With this talent, it has lead him in many different directions, but one experience, when he was younger scarred and scared him. This is when he decided he needed to put up walls, to block himself from some elements of the psychic world. His girlfriend, Ronnie, happens to be the local police sergeant. She happens to be a bit older than him and is insecure about Alex's proclaimed love for her. Ronnie is almost run over, by a speeding car, which quickly crashes. But nothing about this accident adds up. And thus begins the mystery roller coaster ride.

'With the attention of the others finally off of him, Alex thought about what had happened. He was still badly shaken by his experience, but the lingering chill was finally starting to dissipate slightly. Nothing had ever left him so weak or troubled before except...Harlequin House. he mentally shook his head. he didn't want to think about that place right now, or ever again.'

This is one of the best stories I have read this year. given that it's only February, but it was still amazing. I would have given it 5 stars, if there weren't so many grammatical errors, which interrupted the flow, as you were reading. It was a great mystery and the details provided were top notch. Great job and I can't wait to see what else Mr. Krummenacker will come up with!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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