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Saturday, June 3, 2017

BOOK SPOTLIGHT & REVIEW: Sparks: Welcome to the Madhouse By Dan Cummings

Sparks: Welcome to the Madhouse
By Dan Cummings
Genre: Supernatural/Action & Adventure

Dave Reynolds has grown jaded with his life, locked in a dead end janitorial job at the Ravenswood Institute for Mental Health, he quietly yearns for some excitement to stir up his mundane existence.

That is until he learns that far below the hospital's grounds lies the Madhouse, the regional headquarters of the Frontline Unified Battalion of Arcane Resistance (FUBAR), a clandestine government agency tasked with combating supernatural evil. If that wasn't enough of a surprise, he also learns that he is a Spark, an individual with latent gifts, carrying the residual energy of a nigh extinct race of universal protectors.

Drafted into service, he is accidentally afflicted with a curse, casting the sensible, rational aspects of his personality into a subconscious prison, unleashing a clownish psychotic who is as deadly as he is irritating.

A wild card personified, Dave must now lead Whiskey Team, a motley crew of fellow Sparks and freaks including a punk rock witch, a werewolf, a medium and his ghostly best friend, and a female Japanese ninja, against the Alliance of Nyx, an ancient demonic organisation with designs on global conquest.

Now, if Dave's reckless antics don't get his team killed, they may just stand a chance in this war.


My Review:

Maybe someone should have warned Dave Reynolds to be careful what he wished for because when he least expected it, his world turned upside down. A seemingly bored, but unknowingly, extraordinary fellow, Dave longed for more than mopping floors. Soon enough, the supernatural underworld lures him in, and he becomes a badass fighting machine. A gnarly group of characters and an action-packed plot. I confidently give Sparks 4 stars. 





About the Author

Dan Cummings is a self-published author from Liverpool, England. He is also a lowly nerd with a short attention span and shorter fuse (depending on poor sleep), but when he is able to stop ranting with his own internal monologue and focus for a few minutes he enjoys putting the noise in his head onto paper. A lifetime fan of monsters, comic books, sarcasm and casual violence, it is inevitable that these constituents regularly crop up in his books. Heartbreaker is his first foray into horror, whilst Sparks: Welcome to the Madhouse, is the first installment of an on-going supernatural, action/adventure series.








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