Alycia Derrick


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Smashwords book reviews by Alycia Derrick

  • Lie Canthropy on July 18, 2011

    In the old style of a gripping Stephen King novel, Lie Canthropy grips you from the first moments you step into McKinneys' world. Amazingly told, the author paints a gripping, mysterious, chilling tale that allows us readers to dive into his world and see these characters from the inside out. The beauty of a child is hard to paint in a haunting light, but McKinney does it well. Mysterious and gripping, I highly recommend this read.
  • Death Bonds on July 28, 2011

    The main thing I love about Jerry McKinney's writing is that it flows effortlessly. What I enjoyed most about "Death Bonds" was the understanding McKinney has of all of his characters, thus making the reader believe that what they are reading has to be non-fiction! The short ride he took me on with this story only had one thing disappointing... it ended way too soon. I wanted to keep turning page after page and see how else McKinney could chill me to the bone.
  • Abe on July 29, 2011

    Abe enthralled me, as I became entranced by his character. McKinney drew me in, yet again, with another enthralling character. His painting of his story in Abe is full of disturbing twists that keep you drawn in till the very last sentence. As a screenwriter, I think McKinneys' work would be great for film as he paints the pictures in the readers heads so well, it reads like a movie. Abe is a read to last for ages. A must read.
  • Feed on Oct. 05, 2011

    Jerry McKinney definitely offers us a vampire tale for the ages. "Feed" is almost a pioneer in tales of vampirism. McKinney delves into the humanity of the monster of his main character, offering us a view of the true emotions one must truly feel after having been 'turned'. The 'demons' the main character, Ian faces are not only something a ghoul faces, but each of us in daily life face questions about morality and immorality. My favorite part of this story is the twist in the end. I would even suggest to McKinney to write a sequel.