Earth Shaker-a sensual, chilling take on Beauty and the Beast. An unscrupulous curator, Douglas Hackett and his beautiful associate, Naomi Slocum, discover the legendary Greek Minotaur Asterius, cocooned in a perpetual sleep. Imprisoned deep in a labyrinth by his father King Minos, this demi-god roamed through the darkness hungering for what gave him life. His violent rages were subdued only by the continued sacrifice of young maidens, especially those with crimson hair. After smuggling the completely intact body from Crete to D.C., it isn't long before all hell breaks loose as Asterius comes to life. Deep below Hackett's Museum of the Unnatural, Asterius is completely obsessed with Naomi and claims her as his beloved-destined to bear him a son. Naomi finds herself increasingly mesmerized by Asterius and his abilities as a "bone-waker"-a creature with a life force so strong-he can revive the dead. Naomi must choose between being truly human or succumbing to the beast within.... The depth of human passion sets this terrifying thriller apart from just another monster story. The relationship between Naomi and Asterius, while exploring her disturbing dark side, reveals the raw emotions of humanity. Naomi soon learns the importance in heeding those words: Rest in Peace.
Richard Guimond began his writing and fishing career at the age of 14. From a small skiff, to a fleet of 100 ft vessels, he became one of the youngest fishermen in New England to venture into the no man's land of the Continental Shelf. He battled stormy weather, cranky crews and the Russian Fishing Fleet. Guimond even brought a lawsuit against the Soviet Union and won a monetary settlement, a bottle of vodka and a visit from the F.B.I. After many years as a fisherman, he sold his company and took up writing full time. He has written five novels and many award-winning screenplays.