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Publisher's Summary

A sleazy motel, burrowed on the edge of town, is haunted by rumors of dead hookers found between mattresses and peep holes drilled through walls. When Special Agent Daniels targets the motel during an investigation, the nefarious owner, Sanjay, must scramble to conceal evidence of his own dark deeds. Just when he believes things can't get any worse, motel guests begin to vanish without a trace.
Can Sanjay discover the truth behind the phenomena threatening his motel before the Feds get suspicious, or does he risk exposing his own sordid enterprises to seek help from the outside?
Why don't you book a room for the night and find out? At these bargain rates you'll be lucky if you only find dirty sheets and a few skeletons in the closet. Welcome to the Shady Palms Motel. Check out is at 11, if you live that long...
©2012 Carnal Morgue Press (P)2013 Allen Dusk
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3 out of 5 stars
By PJPackwood on 05-12-14


There was a little too much explicit gore and sex in this story for me to really enjoy it. Apart from that the book was quite good, but too much of the afore-mentioned things for me to give it a higher rating.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Valerie on 02-16-14

Shady Palms: come for the night, become pink goo!!

Would you listen to Shady Palms again? Why?

Yes, the story and flow are great! Dusk doesn't hold back! He has masterfully made me afraid of shity hotels.

What did you like best about this story?

Dusk has truly wrote a description and narrative of the destitute and dark side of damn near any city- especially El Cajon. He has done so as if the whole time staring out the window of one of the rooms. As for favorite part I'd say anytime he gives a glimpse into Sanjays soul!

Which character – as performed by Rose Caraway – was your favorite?

I felt her performance was good, just a little thin with respects to accents. Not that it hurt the story or mental picture. Just that if you ever walked into a "kwiki mart" or have ever ordered a late nite burrito you know the true accent of these characters.

If you could take any character from Shady Palms out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Candy!! No not really I'd say either Daniels or professor Cruz, either would make for insightful conversation.

Any additional comments?

Thank you so much Sr. Dusk and please continue to write with the same vigor and passion. I truly feel you are a bit sick and contorted but are blessed in the ability to artfully write it out so we can all share. Also in the story there was a brief mention of a demented Dr. Phobia- is there a possible John Daniels story arch there?? Thank you again!!!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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