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Product Details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (June 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1105409236
  • ISBN-13: 978-1105409233
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,353,271 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Fascinating Read." - Kat Yares (Author of Vengeance is Mine)
 
With a unique voice and writing style, Jeffrey Kosh weaves a fascinating story in Feeding the Urge. Feeding the Urge is a thought provoking novel that leaves the reader pondering what is truly good and what is absolute evil. This is an Indy author to watch.

"One To Watch." - Franklin E. Wales (Author of Deadheads: Evolution) 
Kosh has the chops to be a player in the world of the written word. Florida Glades, Indian spiritualism, and enough darkness to bring it way up on the creep factor combined with some damn fine suspense, make this debut's author "One to watch!"

Heaven Liegh Eldeen - Author of 'The Demon Side'
Jeffrey Kosh has a natural talent for spinning an entertaining, engaging story. Not only does he paint a picture with your mind's eye, but captures it's full attention! 

From the Author

These are my notes on the creation of the novel. For a synopsis read the product description above.
    
    I often compare the creation of 'Feeding the Urge' to that of the Frankenstein's monster - the literary one, not that from the movies.
It began with a dream, an idea on creating something new, something different from mainstay Horror literature, something which simply was not there.
    The dream became an obsession, and like that infamous 18th century scientist, I began delving into forbidden knowledge and maddening stuff. Sometimes, even allowed me a grisly laugh, while researching on morgues, causes of death, and instruments of pain.
     Like Victor, I ventured into forlorn graveyards of human knowledge, unearthing the bodies of those who preceded me, studying their anatomy and complexities.
Next, came the meat and bones of the story. I spent whole nights penning down my manuscript, assembling and dissecting it again, always looking for perfection, yet achieving none.
Once, it appeared too different from what I had in mind; a wretched creature which disgusted me. At another time, it distanced so much from whom I intended the thing to be. 

I could not allow. 
So, I suppressed the thing with a pillow, and created a new head for it.
This head was Nemesis. 

Since I do not want to spoil my novel for you, I'm not going to reveal who - or what - this Nemesis is.
      Feeding the Urge received its first spark of life on the night of January 1st 2012.
Mary Shelley published her 'Modern Prometheus' in
January the 1st 1818
I was excited, because I'm in love with her masterpiece.
Unlike its literary analogue it began to talk immediately and is even able to enjoy a good conversation.
Yet, beware, because inside that large skull lays still an abnormal brain.
Mine.

More About the Author

Jeffrey Kosh is the pen name of an author of two novels, some novelettes, and a long series of short stories. Perhaps best known for his horror fiction, Jeffrey also writes erotica and likes to experience different paths. His works have been published by Alexandria Publishing Group, Grinning Skull Press, May-December Publications, and EFW. He is also a graphic artist, creating covers for various authors and publishing houses. His various careers have led him to travel extensively worldwide, developing a passion for photography, wildlife, history, and popular folklore. All these things heavy influenced his writing style. His short story 'HAUNT' was featured in the 'FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE' anthology, while 'ROAD OFF' became the lead in the 'SCARE PACKAGE' anthology. His debut novel, 'FEEDING THE URGE' is now at its second edition. He loves kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, and never relaxes ...
More information is available at: http://jeffreykosh.wix.com/jeffreykosh
Blog: Jeffrey Kosh's Prosperity Glades - http://jeffreykosh.blogspot.com

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With a unique voice and writing style, Jeffrey Kosh weaves a facinating story in Feeding the Urge.
Kat Yares
This actually works quite well as the majority of chapters could pretty much function as standalone stories.
Franklin E. Wales
This author is really good at describing things, and I just could not stop from reading until the last page.
Simona Rossetti

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Franklin E. Wales on February 6, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I received this book as an advance review copy from the author: I'm a fan in Indie authors, finding them quite often to be more creative than their brand name counterparts. I usually like to wait until they have a couple books under their belts before I before I read them, but the book trailer on this one grabbed me and I'm glad it did. Kosh has the chops to be a player in the world of the written word. I admit it took me a few pages to get into the flow because the book itself is written quite stylishly. When I first realized that between chapters Kosh was going to switch from first to third person narrative, I had my doubts as that is not an easy thing for an author to do and keep me interested, but I needn't have worried: Kosh's execution is flawless. Another thing odd here is the chapters don't have numbers, but titles instead. This actually works quite well as the majority of chapters could pretty much function as standalone stories.

The overall vibe I got was what an amazing HBO series this would make. Ironic really as the book opens with a quote from "Bad Things" by Jace Everett (The theme song to HBO's TRUE BLOOD)

Florida Glades, Indian spiritualism, demonic possession and enough darkness to bring it way up on the creep factor combined with some damn fine suspense, make this debut's author "One to watch!"

Fair warning, it's not for the kiddies or faint of heart, there are some real sharp objects between these covers!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kat Yares VINE VOICE on March 4, 2012
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With a unique voice and writing style, Jeffrey Kosh weaves a facinating story in Feeding the Urge. Blending American Indian myth with modern day gangs and official coruption, each page will have you anxiously, yet trepidly turning to the next - just to find out what happens.

You will find yourself both loving and hating main character Dr. Axel J. Hyde - a true Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. On one hand this strange doctor works for good, the other hand you will have to decide for yourself.

Cheri Ridge, the young, beautiful and deadly American Indian keeps the reader intrigued thoughout the novel with her lust for revengence and her other-worldly adventures during the dreamtime.

Feeding the Urge is a thought provoking novel that leaves the reader pondering what is truly good and what is absolute evil. This is an Indy author to watch.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes Haws on April 19, 2012
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Riveting-fascinating-delightful! Like Dexter's Dark Passenger, but with more flavor, spiritual horror, and metaphysical impetus, for fast pace, graphic horror, and good characterizations, "Feeding the Urge" is nearly unbeatable. The author's own brand of metaphysics blends with Native American traditions and modern psychology to create an inimitable backdrop to this novel. The descriptive settings of South Florida imagery, its flora and fauna, are very well done and propel readers into the story's suspension of disbelief.

Author Kosh knows how to reach inside his characters and pull their internal selves out into the open. What he does with Axel Hyde, and with Cheri, is incredible. Mr. Kosh juggles a large character set, and manages to delineate each one, mixing first person point of view (Axel Hyde) with third-person for other characters. Still, the story runs smoothly because the reader is enrapt with the action and with the characters' plights.

18+ for graphic violence, sexual situations, and occasional language.

Feeding the Urge
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Suzi M on May 29, 2012
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One thing I've noticed about Jeffrey Kosh's writing style is that it's different. His use of imagery and mythology weave into a compelling storyline that leaves you almost afraid to turn the page, but like a hero in a horror film opening a closet, you know you're going to because you want to find out what happens next.

The characters in this story are intriguing in their balancing act between right and wrong/good and evil. Their motives are just, but their meting out of justice is perhaps just as horrible as the crimes committed by those they kill (possibly moreso).

It's a thought-provoking read, leaving one to consider: what really makes one person 'evil' while another would possibly be considered 'good', and do the ends justify the means? I think my favorite element of this author's writing style is his ability to paint a picture of graphic violence without going into lurid detail. Much like Hitchcock, it's what you don't see that leaves your mind filling in the blanks with the most terrifying imagery.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Simona Rossetti on May 12, 2012
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I recommend this book to all the readers who like the genre. This author is really good at describing things, and I just could not stop from reading until the last page. I want to hear more from him. Please Mr Kosh, write more books for us!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. and Mrs. J on May 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
Received this as a review copy. Mr. Kosh doesn't just tell you a story, he takes you on an adventure. He straps you in and takes you through the swamps from one moment to the next keeping you on tenterhooks just longing for the next reveal. Feeding the Urge is one of his many amazing works. I loved it, and you will too!
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