The Variant Effect: SKIN EATERS

G. Wells Taylor
13 reviews

About this ebook

VARION was a popular medication that could cure anything from Anxiety and Depression to Schizophrenia and Zoophagia. Everybody took it back in the day, because there were no side effects ... AT FIRST. By the time they learned about the Variant Effect it was too late.

The old building in a rundown part of Metro was a perfect place to find a body, but they wouldn't have dragged Joe Borland out of retirement if it still had its skin. It's been twenty years since Borland battled the Variant Effect, and twenty since he let his partner get skinned alive. Now both of them are ordered back into action to meet a terrifying new threat.

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13 reviews
Jollycats Photography
September 29, 2021
Horrifying, fascinating and vulgar. i loved the whole concept. the basic idea behind the book is still disturbing me at random times. just kinda comes at me sideways and pops up. isn't that what art is supposed to do? the writing is easy to understand and makes for a faster, simplistic read, but the subject matter is psychologically "slap-my-face-grown". I'm going to be seeing what G. Wells Taylor has in the "build a bundle" because I kinda want to see what else happens here. And maybe in the other series too.
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A Google user
February 20, 2012
I had high expectations and much fears when I decided to read this book, after reading When graveyards yawn from the same author, for I loved the universe and characters of the other book so much and feared the author would not be able to deliver something nearly as good, but once again Mr Wells Taylor blew my mind. The main character is an anti-hero, his body is giving up on him, he is an alcoholic and not exactly one of the good guys but he is attaching in a peculiar way. While the story can evoke a zombie story I think it avoids most of the pitfalls of that genre and sets itself apart, I only have good words for this book and I wish I could find something to say against it but I just can't.
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Romero Jr. Kavinsky
January 8, 2017
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About the author

G. WELLS TAYLOR was born in Oakville, Ontario, Canada in 1962, but spent most of his early life north of there in Owen Sound where he went on to study Design Arts at a local college. He later traveled to North Bay, Ontario to complete Canadore College’s Journalism program before receiving a degree in English from Nipissing University. Taylor worked as a freelance writer for small market newspapers and later wrote, designed and edited for several Canadian niche magazines.He joined the digital publishing revolution early with an eBook version of his first novel When Graveyards Yawn that has been available online since 2000. Taylor published and edited the Wildclown Chronicle e-zine from 2001-2003 that showcased his novels, book trailer animations and illustrations, short story writing and book reviews alongside titles from other up-and-coming horror, fantasy and science fiction writers.

Still based in Canada, Taylor continues with his publishing plans that include additions to his Vampires of the Kind books, the Wildclown Mysteries, and sequels to the popular Variant Effect series.

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