"...an entertaining story peppered with dashes of nineties nostalgia, snappy one liners and perfectly captured teenage angst..."
"Gallant-King does a good job capturing the voices of the teens as they deal with the usual pressures of growing up, as well as the supernatural threats. [...] The kids dialogue is authentic, the side characters are great."
"...this hilarious tale of adventure, horror, aliens, and friendship was a delight from start to finish. Gallant-King handles the teen protagonists with such insight and tenderness."
"The thing that stood out for me in this book and the previous one, is that even though it is very fantasy and very sci-if, it still feels very real and conceivable."
"This book was a blast and a worthy sequel to Psycho Hose Beast. Another chance for CDGK to show off his ability to get inside the heads and hearts of proper weirdos and create some massively entertaining and unique POVs. The story was page-turning fun as usual."
Today's the day!
REVENGE OF THE SPACE-SURFING BUTT MONKEYS is now available to purchase from Amazon. This is my first-ever novel-length sequel, so I'm pretty excited to see how it goes.
We return to the small Newfoundland town of Gale Harbour in the 1990s. Grunge reigns supreme, but hip hop, techno dance music and goth counterculture are creeping in around the edges. Our band of underage misfits - now thirteen-years-old - are back to their old shenanigans (as well as new shenanigans). With the first book, I joked that it was sort of "Stranger Things" meets "Degrassi," and on this one I really amped up the "Degrassi" side. There's more awkward teenage dating, family troubles, underage drinking - lots of angst and drama. But of course, that's not what you're here for is it? You want the shadowy government agents, blood magic, monsters from another world and the looming threat of destruction to the whole town.
No? You just want the funny stuff? Well, we've got Skidmark on rollerblades. You're welcome.
Anyway, Butt Monkeys is available right now on Amazon Kindle ($3.99 USD) and paperback ($13.99 USD). Please go grab a copy! And if you haven't read it up yet, don't forget to pick up Gale Harbour Book One, PSYCHO HOSE BEAST FROM OUTER SPACE!
Anyway, if you'll excuse me, I have to go take a nap.
Hugs & Kisses,
P.S. Buy my book.
Title of Publication: Revenge of the Space-Surfing Butt Monkeys (Gale Harbour Book 2)
Date of Publication: May 3, 2022
Available: Kindle, Paperback
No. of Pages: 321
Newfoundland, Canada, 1993.
It's been a year since a handful of kids defeated the Psycho Hose Beast in the sleepy town of Gale Harbour, Newfoundland. Our heroes have entered into the era of rollerblades, Super Nintendo and oversized plaid shirts… unless you’re a goth, then it’s the era of Maybelline eyeliner, boots with too many buckles, and infected safety-pin piercings.
Thirteen-year-old Niall O'Neil is navigating a blossoming relationship with his crush, Harper Jeddore. Unfortunately, the power that allowed them to defeat the monster from the deep is still within them, and they are no closer to understanding or controlling it. When just touching your girlfriend can kill innocent bystanders, it complicates the already precarious practice of teenage dating.
But lurking in the backdrop of teenage romance, a sinister power is growing in Gale Harbour, and dangerous people are turning up in the small town with possibly deadly intentions.
Will the kids defeat this new threat? What did the US Air Force leave in the abandoned Hansen Air Force base? What is a space-surfing butt monkey? And most importantly—will anyone get to touch a boob?