In the Books featuring Megalodon Rising by Alex Laybourne

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Megalodon Rising by Alex Laybourne.


About the Book: A new threat has been found lurking off the American coast. Fresh from a tour of duty on the Syrian coast, the last thing that Carrier Strike Group Sixteen wanted was another mission. Charged with finding and eliminating the threat, nobody was prepared for the true horror that awaited them.

A creature from the deep, long since written into the annals of history. The Megalodon has awoken and both it and its young are hungry.

My Review: I’m a huge fan of Alex Laybourne’s work, and these novels have become a fun delicacy for me.

The story is fast moving and keeps you riveted. While the end can be abrupt for some, I like it. It can either lead into a sequel or remain a fun read that leaves the future to the reader’s imagination, and that can be better than any author can come up with. This reminds me of my guilty pleasures on the SyFy channel.

The characters are pretty interesting as each carries their own problems with them. If there’s something I’d like to see more of, it’d be the development of more of the military characters. While the main character and his mom were enticing, it felt like there was a missing moment between them and the others in the book. That doesn’t take away from the fun of watching a kid being a kid, but times a hundred.

If you’re looking for a quick escape and don’t mind monsters, this is the perfect thing.

About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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