Hollywood vs. Reality – How Hollywood Monsters
Compare to The Real Monsters of The Creach
Hi, Jack Templar here.
It’s only reluctantly that I write this post today for the It’s About Time Mamaw blog.
My book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, describes the night I found out I come from a long line of monster hunters…and that I was destined to either join the family business or be eaten by monsters on my fourteenth birthday. I wrote the book for other monster hunters but it escaped into the general public and now both kids and adults all over the world are learning things they were never supposed to see.
The thing is that if you read the book (or probably even read this post) the monsters will sense it and they will target you. Whether you like it or not, you’ll be dragged into the world of the Creach just like I was. Only continue reading if you’re willing to join the fight. If not, read no more. Your life may depend on it.
Still here? Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I get a lot of questions about whether the vampires I fight are like the ones in the movies. For some reason, I get this question from girls a lot. Might have something to do with a certain actor in the Twilight movies.
I admit, some of the movie vampires are pretty close. And for good reason. The Creach has infiltrated pop culture as a means of camouflage. They understand that the more movies, TV and books talk about them, the more people will believe they only exist as fiction. (And if you work in film and TV, you already know you’re surrounded daily by vicious monsters who are just waiting for a chance to sink their teeth into you. Bet you didn’t know that they are ACTUAL monsters.)
Also, many of the Creach are in love with themselves. But none more than the vampires. They are definitely on Team Edward and want everyone to think they are glittering, romantic love machines. They are pale, but that’s where the similarities stop.
Sorry to let you down ladies, but vampires stink. I mean they literally smell. No matter how much cologne they splash on, they always smell of rotting flesh and old blood. Always a turn-off on a first date.
And most of them haven’t spent the last few hundred years learning languages, playing musical instruments and becoming deep thinkers like in a lot of movies. They’ve spent their time hunting prey while lurking in dirty, dark places so someone like me doesn’t find them.
Also, all that stuff about vampires not being able to be in the sun? Not true. Neither is holy water or the ol’ wooden stake through the heart deal. Killing a vampire is the same as killing a zombie. You have to go for decapitation to really get the deal done.
The bottom line is that movie vampires are meant to throw you off the track of what your real enemy looks like. Don’t be confused by all those good-looking guys on the screen. If you don’t pay attention you might find the first real vampire you meet will be the one biting you on the neck. Good luck and keep your eyes open.
Join the fight. And remember…
Do your duty, come what may.
If you are serious about becoming a Monster Hunter, then you will want to visit each of these stops on the tour as you will need as much information as you can get to survive.
Jack Templar Monster Hunter
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Orphan Jack Templar has no memory of his parents and only the smallest details from his Aunt Sophie about how they died. The day before Jack's fourteenth birthday, things start to change for him. At first it's great: A sudden new strength helps him defend his nose-picking friend "T-Rex" from the school bully, and even his crush, Cindy Adams, takes notice. But then a mysterious girl named Eva arrives and tells him two facts that will change his life forever. First, that he's the descendant of a long line of monster hunters and he's destined to be in the family business. Second, that there's a truce between man and monster that children are off-limits...until their fourteenth birthday! Jack has only one day before hundreds of monsters will descend on his little town of Sunnyvale and try to kill him.
As if that weren't enough, things get even more complicated when Jack discovers that the Lord of the Creach (as the monsters are collectively known) holds a personal grudge against him and will do anything to see that Jack has a slow and painful death. To stay alive and save his friends, Jack will have to battle werewolves, vampires, harpies, trolls, zombies and more. But perhaps the most dangerous thing he must face is the truth about his past. Why do the other hunters call him the last Templar? Why do they whisper that he may be the "One?" Why do the monsters want him dead so badly? Even as these questions plague him, he quickly discovers survival is his new full-time job and that in the world of monster hunters, nothing is really what it seems.
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Jeff Gunhus grew up in Cyprus, Greece, and Saudi Arabia where there was a distinct lack of television. He quickly found books were the gateway to incredible adventures, fascinating characters and unbelievable discoveries. Now, with five children of his own (all who watch too much television, in his opinion), he has enjoyed revisiting his old books and reliving those adventures all over again.
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Jack Smith is about to turn fourteen and is getting a very unusual birthday surprise.
You see he is starting to fill out no longer the body of a little boy. Just the other day he bench pressed 135 pounds. All of this growing is coming on rather quickly. While he was at school having lunch he noticed the school bully was harassing one of his buddies to the point that his friend started crying. Something snapped inside Jack and he turned into a regular kung fu master. Which caused him to be sent to the principals office and was given suspension for one day. The principle even turned into a monster. Really she turned into a real monster. Jack thought he was hallucinating. Nope, she was a monster with a capital M.
No one was going to believe him, so he kept it to himself. For the time being. On his way home he did end up telling an old woman that was begging for money. That is after she turned into a girl his age and Jack thought she was a real hottie. You will have to read the rules before you can find out whether she was friend or foe. She did tell him he was to start fighting monsters because as soon as he turns fourteen they were coming to torture and kill him.
Now listen you have read what the story is about and hopefully the letter Jack wrote to me that I posted on my blog. You can't tell anyone about the monsters or this post because it can cost you your life. If you don't like scary mean monsters do not read the book. I am serious! Remember you have to read the rules before you read the book. Don't forget you have been warned!
The author, Jeff must have some major contacts in order to get permission to write this book for Jack Templar and to take it public. Jeff had to have followed all of the rules because he is still alive. Or is he!
I don't have a problem with monsters so I really enjoyed reading the book. Yes, I did follow the rules and by the time I got finished reading the book I was exhausted from getting up every ten minutes and moving to another spot in the house so the monsters couldn't track me. I feel privilege to be one of many that have read Jack Templar the Monster Hunter. Oh, great work guys! I will let you know if I have any monster problems.
I highly recommend this book just read the rules first.
I rated this book a 5 out of 5.
I received a free copy of this book from author,Jeff Gunhus for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.
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