Mutt by Shane McKenzie
When Patrick, a White/Korean mutt who can pass for Latino, moves to a new town, he falls for Krystal, a seductive, fast-talking Mexican girl. Believing him to be Mexican, she invites Patrick to a party hosted by Los Reyes Locos, the reigning local gang. Little does Patrick know he’s been recruited. He survives the beating/initiation and is branded in blood and ink into the family, with Jesus, the god-like leader, calling the shots. El Rey’s means of teaching him the ropes the next day consists of Patrick bearing witness to murder and gang rape. Fearing for his life and already in too deep in his lies, his only way out is to fight with bloodied fists for the crown. A fast-paced action/suspense story right off the first page, Mutt’s protagonist takes us on a masochistic ride in his quest for love and ultimately, survival.
Praise for Mutt
“Shane McKenzie writes some great stuff. His new read ‘Mutt’ is out now. Dig his back cat on special too. This guy is the real deal! Load up that Kindle.” – Adrian Shotbolt
“If you follow my blog, you know that I am familiar with Shane’s work. He writes hard core horror at its best and if it isn’t hardcore, it’s pretty bizarre. Luckily, I love all those things in spades, but in Mutt, while still being hardcore and messed up, I see underlining’s of a more personal nature shine through. The main character is Patrick, a Caucasian/Korean mixed race guy who moves into a new town where his new adventure takes a dark twist when he meets Krystal, a local Mexican-American girl. Soon, Patrick is thrown into a gang lifestyle and is looking for a way out. But the only way out is death. The lies stack up, the tension mounts and in the end, Patrick has to fight for not only his life, but for love and pride in who he is. The themes are strongly geared towards inter-racial conflicts and fitting in, which is something that hit me deep. If you ever faced such trials in your life, if you never fit in before, read MUTT because Shane understands us. As always, just CLICK HERE to grab this book on the cheap!” – Chuck Rios