Published March 1, 2011
“Everett Powers, you have written a masterpiece of thrilling horror! I immediately fell in love with Daniel Lawless (although a detective named Lawless made me roll my eyes, I’m used to it now). I knew I was going to love this book because of the last line in the second chapter:
“ ‘Modesto needed a Dirty Harry, a man of action who carried a big gun he wasn’t afraid to use, but what they got instead was Daniel Lawless, a man who carried a small gun he preferred not to use, a man who liked shoes.’
“Everything about this story has made me very excited to continue on and I spent most of the weekend sneaking a few pages in whenever possible. Wow, just wow. Blown away.
“On one hand I am sad that I’ve finished one of the best books I have read for a while, on the other hand if there had been much more action I may have had a heart attack! Somewhere I read that writers should avoid having too intense of action for too long. Everett pushed the envelope on this one. When it seemed too much was happening, day break would hit and everything slowed down again (Daylight is the monster’s only weakness).
“I loved this story, I loved the characters, I loved the monster, I loved the storyline.”
— D. Ryan Leask, Author of Counting Down The Storm
“A great read. ... Powers pulls you in with the first page, weaving a tale of terror that will grab you like a pit bull. I found it hard to stop reading. His characters are believable and he does a great job of showing the terror they feel.
“... a great combination of horror and sci/fi.... I don’t know if that is what he was going for, but I do know that I loved this book. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves this genre, and even those that don’t.”
— Ken Hoss, Author of the Kelly Storm Series.
“I think the first thing that really got me into this book was the MC. At first I wasn’t sure if I liked him or not, but as the pages flew by I couldn’t help but smile at the eccentricities of Detective Lawless. This book is a great mix of horror, dark humor and some Sci-Fi thrown in just to make it interesting.
“... One thing that struck me is how much this book read just like a John Saul novel, style wise: great characters, compelling plot, and an ending that will satisfy completely. Everett Powers has done it again.”
— Jason Hall, Author of The Ghosts of Little Rock: Tales of the City's Most Haunted Places
“The monster in Canals was unique and different from others that have just been done to death in the fiction world (if I never read another vampire story again it will be a good thing)! I enjoyed the interaction between the two main lead characters as their relationship developed and changed. Personally I loved the obsession with shoes—of course I am also held in thrall by shoes, so that may just be my own addiction finding a soft place to land. I enjoyed Canals and it moved very quickly.”
— Mombassa Ridge Ranch
“ ‘Canals’ starts off with an interesting and grabbing premise. A different sort of monster. But the story soon goes off on tangents that really catch one off-guard. By the time you have finished with this book, you will wonder where Powers ever got his ideas from? Is he trying to tell us something? Is he an... Advocate? An exciting and quite gory story that you just sit back and enjoy. ‘Canals’ is well worth the read.”The Ebook and quality paperback versions of CANALS are available via links to the right of this page. The Ebook is also available on iBooks, Kobo, and Diesel.
— “Saltraker” – Amazon review
— “Saltraker” – Amazon review
Did you know you can download samples of my Ebooks, about the first thirty pages? If you’re unsure you’ll like my writing, try the sample pages first. All Ebook retailers will let you do this; it’s just one of many great things I like about Ebooks.