Book Spotlight: post-apocalyptic novel THE LIVING HUNGER


Released in July 2013, THE LIVING HUNGER is by Dennis Larsen, an enterprising author who has also created the resource website, e-Reader Recon – more on that later.


The author presents a Post-Apocalyptic story of struggle, endurance and survival. ‘The Living Hunger’ is book one in the series with book two projected for late 2013 or early 2014.

A hardened war veteran collides with a venomous leader and rogue assassin, turning Northern Utah into the next great

Sergeant Farrell Jenson survives a world lost to nuclear and biological warfare only to find his home destroyed and family missing. He
joins forces with Gary Merrill, a local business leader, and Major Melanie Ghostkeeper, a Marine Medic, to begin the process of rebuilding. A small group of survivors unite under a banner of freedom and hunker down in Bear River High School. Friendships and love are forged in the hot fires of adversity as they fight for their very lives, amidst a world turned upside down, where death is the new way of life.

A festering evil is combing the land, led by one man, Don Bullock. The rotund, venomous leader spearheads a community with a
taboo, underlying secret that will pit good against evil in a dramatic show of force and violence between the two groups. Solomon, a rogue African assassin, launches a one-man assault on the Bear Riverites, seeking blood and retribution to satiate his bloodlust and quench his need for flesh.

Each side gambles all to control a newfound drug with the potential to save mankind. This new ‘currency’ trumps all, where money is worthless and food and women are king. As the struggle escalates and new battle-lines are drawn a host of unwitting participants are pulled into the fray, fighting for all they hold dear.

Book One of The Living Hunger Series begs the question: ‘Which side will render your support and where will your allegiances lie?

What reviewers are saying

“. . . you have written a DAMNED good book. I gave it a 10/10 and I am floored at how awesome this was.” — Indie Author Book Review

“I enjoyed the story very much. It was well formulated and well written. (The author) has a way with dialogue, and I enjoyed the interaction between the characters.” — C. Smelker

“An action-packed novel with heroes you’ll love and a villain that you’ll love to hate!” — D. Reay

“. . . fast-paced story with lots of action. The plot moves along nicely and the characters are interesting and
compelling. The dialog seemed really natural, that’s definitely a strength . . .” — H. McMullin

About the Author

Dennis F. Larsen attended Utah State University before graduating from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon with a Doctorate of Optometry degree in May of 1987. He has worked as an Optometrist in a group practice setting since July 1987. His first novel, With Cruel Intent, began as a short romantic story for his wife that took on a life of its own and eventually became the novel you see today, available on Amazon. Dennis is a father and grandfather, and he enjoys spending time with his family as often as time permits. Writing is a new found love for the author who enjoys writing poetry and stories from his youth. ‘The Living Hunger’ is Dr. Larsen’s second novel, the first being, ‘With Cruel Intent’, a romantic thriller. This new venture is quite a departure from the first with more action sequences but still the trademark dialogue, which he enjoys writing so much. The Larsen’s, married in Logan, Utah March 1981, reside
in Edmonton, Alberta Canada with family nearby and their golden retriever, Hannah.

About e-Reader Recon


and is a great new site with pages devoted to new releases, plus resource pages for both readers and authors – check it out NOW!

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