IT WAS JUST A CAMPING TRIP
Down by the old Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge, four high-school friends only wanted to kick back, smoke some weed and forget about their problems for a day or two. Sure, there were stories that the area was haunted, but there was no way they were true.
IT WAS JUST A LOCAL LEGEND
Decades earlier, an old goat farmer had been murdered by the Klan, hung from a tree near the bridge solely because the color of his skin. His body was never found. Since then, numerous sightings of a strange creature—half-man half-goat—had been reported in the surrounding woods. He was called the Goatman.
IT WAS JUST THE WORST NIGHT OF THEIR LIVES
From the moment they arrived, strange noises echoed around them…a sense that they were being watched pervaded the campsite…and that was just the beginning. When one of them vanishes and a horned monstrosity purses the others, it becomes clear that the legends are real.
…and the truth is so much more horrific than they could ever have imagined.
Praise for Tamer Animals:
“Justin M. Woodward isn’t playing around–this is a terrifying descent into depravity.” –Jeff Strand (Author of Sick House, Dweller, and Pressure)
“Dark, twisted, and full of surprises.” – Duncan Ralston (Author of WOOM, Salvage, Wildfire, and The Method)
“Woodward is the kind of dick who invites himself into your nightmares, and Tamer Animals is the key he uses to open the door.” – J. Z. Foster (Author of Mind Wreck, Witch Hunter, and The Wicked Ones)
“There is a major twist that merges Brian Keene’s “Dark Hallow” with **classic horror film that must go unnamed in order to preserve not completely spoiling the story***.
Such an extreme twist and tonal change is a major risk at alienating readers and Woodward made the risk with “Tamer Animals” and shows huge amount of confidence with such a move.
Taking the “local creature myth” in a new direction, “Tamer Animals” is Woodward’s best work to date.” – ReMake Me Podcast Reviews
“In TAMER ANIMALS, Justin lets his dark side out, and it is a thing to behold. This is Stephen King’s “Stand By Me” gruesomely mated with the Ed Lee’s “Family Tradition”.
It’s a story of friendship, adventure and unspeakable horror.
Justin Woodward delivers a true “gut-punch” to the soul with TAMER ANIMALS.” – One-Legged Reviews