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Other Than

At approximately 85,000 words, OTHER THAN, the tale of an after-life that defies expectation, is an extreme Gothic romance.

 

Abducted to an 18th century island purgatory, a physician-turned-zombie's destiny is torn between two brothers: a vampire lord who promises a glamorous, immortal passion, or a human slave who offers an experimental cure and his heart.
 
 
What judges are saying about Other Than.
 
  •  Your way with words instantly pulled me in.
  • The writing is quite vivid and brings the story to life.
  • I want to read more.
  • Beginning with the protagonist’s death is a sure fire way to catch interest. As far as zombies it’s pretty believable. Evie looks as if she’ll be a great protagonist. Engaging writing voice. It pulled me right in. It’s obvious this character’s immediate future will be filled with both internal and external conflict.

                                                                                            Sola 6th Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Contest  2011  

  • Your premise is wonderfully fresh – I’ve never read anything like it before! You’ve skillfully combined paranormal and historical elements – not always easily done – but you’ve made it believable. Well done.

  • I loved this entry. I really did! Very fresh and intriguing – I want to read more to find out who this mysterious lord is who’s taking the newly dead. Is he the hero or the villain? You’ve made me want more, which is fabulous. Great job with this story!

  • You had me from start to finish. The whole entry had me hooked.

  • love how you’ve painted this character, this story, the setting, everything.  Your use of language is enviable. It’s all done well – I can’t even go back and pick out certain passages to highlight and praise because the whole thing would be highlighted.

  • You have absolutely beautiful writing. I love the voice, the language, the creation of your story that you’ve put into my mind by your use of words. What are you doing entering contests?  You should be submitting this directly to agents/editors.

    FAB FIVE 2010

     

     

  • The quality of the writing pulled me in, and I found the concept of skin-sliders intriguing. The synopsis definitely made me think that this story would stand out among others. Jhanteigh Kupihea, NAL Editor

  • This is a great story. It was different, interesting and emotional. 

     
  • I really think you did several things well. First, your style is excellent, the characters believable and interesting. I loved the world you created, it is different and I really wanted to learn more about them. The synopsis indicates that your story continues along the vein of being interesting and intriguing.

  • GREAT BEGINNING IN BUILDING THIS PARANORMAL WORLD.  IMAGES CAME ALIVE IN MY MIND. 

  • A FRESH TAKE ON A PARANORMAL THAT HAS THE READER IN ME INTERESTED.  NEW TWIST ON ZOMBIE AND VAMPIRE.  IT'S GREAT. 

  • Really well done. Seemed like a published work to me. J

    Wallflower 2009