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THE400 Lb GORILLA
Matt Danmore thinks he’s lucky. Not many people get to survive a near death accident with nothing more than a bout of amnesia, a touch of clumsiness and the conviction that the technician that did the MRI had grey skin and hooves.
Still, It takes time to recover from trauma like that, especially when the girl that was in the accident with you has disappeared into thin air, and especially when the shrinks keep telling you she’s just a figment of your imagination.
So when she turns up a year later looking like a million dollars and wanting to carry on where they left off, Matt’s troubled life starts looking up. But he hasn’t bargained for the baggage that comes with Silvy, like the fact she isn’t really an English language student, or even a girl.
Underneath her traffic stopping exterior is something else altogether, something that involves raving fanatics bent on human sacrifice, Thames tsunamis, dimensionally challenged baked bean tins, a vulture with a penchant for profanity, and a security agent for the Dept of Fimmigration (that’s Fae immigration for those of you not in the know) called Kylah with the most amazing gold-flecked eyes…
The 400 Lb Gorilla is a caustically witty, vampire-free introduction to the Hipposync Archives: Contemporary fantasy at its sparkling best.
Darren Trott is into figurine photography but his disapproving girlfriend Amanda considers it one unbecoming of a grown man. She calls it a trivial pursuit and threatens to leave him unless he gives it up.
On the day he is due to discard his lifelong hobby, he receives an anonymous gift–a fantastic new figurine–only this one is different. In a reawakening of a long buried nightmare, It speaks to him and asks for his help. Suddenly darren is face with a choice not simply between girlfriend and hobby but between life and death, reality and fantasy, the truth of the future and the lies of the past.