Monsters in the Woods

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THERE IS a war brewing and humanity is fighting for survival against the scourge of an alien reptilian race. But only the pure blood of a teenager can save the people of Mother Earth. In touch with a distant galaxy, he must enlist the help of newly discovered friends in order to fight the creatures in another dimension. Gaining special gifts in a distant and dangerous realm, the boys are readied for the ultimate fight to save the universe. Discovering magic, and learning how to use their newly acquired superpowers, the boys must unite with a band of giant Cyclops and small red-skinned aliens during one of the worst blizzards to ever hit the northeast.

This novel tells of the fiends who stalk the darkness, creatures who snatch the flesh from the living. Monsters in the Woods is an unrelenting and ferocious tale of a monstrous race invading our planet and the all-out war that follows.

Monsters is a heart-stopping rollercoaster ride of suspense, an adventure for those with enormous imaginations! After all, I want you uncomfortable, biting the tips of your fingernails down to the bloody nubs, grinding your teeth in a fit of vicious nerves, afraid to look under the bed. That’s bliss for me, watching as you shift your eyes from side to side, a nervous glance, a terrified expression planted on your face. That’s where I need you, horrified at the thud outside the window, a rustling in the back of your dark bedroom’s closet… a noise in the next room.

I should explain, this EPIC tale has roots in reality. It sprouts from honest to God reports of green and scaly creatures documented throughout humanity’s history. This telling speaks of what if? And oh my! Not long ago, I happened across a Hopi legend that warned of reptilian creatures who were said to have lived hundreds of feet below what is now downtown Hollywood. Many claim it’s the stuff of science fiction. Yet could it really be true?

When I first heard of the lizard people and their alleged existence during my annual pilgrimage to the International UFO Congress’ Annual Symposium held at the We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center in Fountain Hills, Arizona, I had to wonder…could there really be something to this tale?

Keep in mind, scientists believe there are one-hundred-billion stars in our galaxy and ten-trillion galaxies in the observable universe. That means there are about 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (a-thousand-quintillions or one sextillion) stars out there! It is believed that 7.6% of those are Class-G stars like our own sun. That’s important because it is estimated that almost all Class-G stars support at least one planet in which life must exist.

The Universe is believed to be teeming with life! If that is such, couldn’t there be other life forms like E.T. out there somewhere? And, If so, why is it so fundamentally insane to suppose they’ve been coming to Earth since the beginning of mankind to manipulate our DNA, hunt or live among us?

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About the author

"From Hollywood to the Big Apple, RJ Smith is the next big read!" 
- John Scheifele, Executive Producer, Capriole Productions, Inc.

RJ Smith is an Emmy Award Swag Recipient, Hollywood Screenwriter and Contemporary Horror Novelist of nail-biting suspense and wicked story development. He is best known for his unique style of developing the American modern novel, blazing an unchartered trail of blending screenplay imagery with literary form. Thus, the reader feels as if they are a fly on the wall! 

Noted by Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope Studios, The Page International Screenwriting Awards, The Emmy Swags and the Sundance Table Read My Screenplay, the writer is represented by NYC literary agent Joyce Keating, London's Robert Snow and Hollywood Manager Julie Stern. 

RJ is the screenwriter of three movie scripts and the author of three published novels, The Santa Claus Killer, FBI Serial Killer Task Force, Book #1 (Released 5/2013), and two handwritten trunk books created in the nineties, Cataclysm (Released 4/2014) and Monsters in the Woods (Released 6/2018). Laid up for more than five years from eight separate invasive surgeries, he has recently pulled two, handwritten manuscripts from his wooden trunk and sent them to his editor. Beach Bodies, FBI Serial Killer Task Force, Book #2, (written in 1998) and DESTINY - A Biography (Began writing in 1994). Suffering from pain related to the accident, he has recently obtained an ADA approved ergonomic chair and adjustable writing devices in an attempt to develop a few of his old trunk books. Man's Best Friend (Outlined in 2003) and The Walk of Fame Killer (Outlined in 2000).

The writer edited by the American wordsmith, Mrs. Glenda Findley. His highly regarded graphic artist to the stars is Mr. Jeffrey Kosh!

Although the writer has lived in New York, Alabama, and California, The Master of Suspense now calls Florida his year-round home where he enjoys sunshine and sub-tropical weather.

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Storyteller Entertainment, LLC
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May 1, 2018
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense
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