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Product Details

  • Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432751018
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432751012
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 0.9 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,114,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Maze's storytelling is fast and fun, overflowing with ideas and spiritual insight." --NYT Bestselling Author Eric Wilson

"Nonstop thrills, totally original mythos, and a lightning-paced plot make this the most unique vampire novel ever written." --The Book Pedler

"A fast-paced, action-packed, and exciting vampire thriller!" --Marcia Freespirit, CEO JimSam Inc Publishing

"From the first word, Maze's passion for crafting a gripping vampire tale takes center stage. This book is a must have for those seeking a real refreshing vampire novel" --Stephen Knight, Amazon Reviewer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Author

Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider has been out over a year now, and readers across the board are loving it. The only negative feedback I have ever received on this novel is that some who hate Christian Fiction thought I was trying to snooker them by not filing this book under that genre. Well, in 2010, when TreasureLine republished it, I put those words right on the back cover. I love you all, and it's not my intention to deceive anyone, so let me come clean...

Fair Warning: This novel is horror fiction presented from a biblical worldview conceived and created by a Messianic Jew.

I hope you love this story that I've cooked up for you! ~ Ellen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Addicting and delicious, Ellen's brand of story-telling is rife with deep character study and honest emotion. Building characters that she loves deeply, that sentiment carries to the reader as well. Many readers feel that her writing reads 'like a movie in their heads'.

Ellen graduated cum laude from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology.

Ellen says, "I love to write. I love to create stories that thrill me. The best thing is that they also thrill others, which allows me to continue in this terrific career. I have so many more tales to tell... Please keep your eye on me. I want to share with you again and again!"

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The characters and fast pace kept me reading and eagerly turning the pages.
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Ellen Maze has intriguing characters and interesting historical details that add depth to the story.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Boatner on December 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
Finally, an author has hit upon a really new idea which intrigues the "vampire" enthusiast and challenges the adequacy of the faith of the religious crowd. Within the 340 pages of Ellen Maze's book: Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider we are given a believable beginning for the vampire race and exposed to the contortions of that evil society without soiling one's sensibilities in the standards of the trade; lust, porn, and gore. Mrs. Maze's thesis of faith-based battling of evil challenged my views of my own theological adequacy. I tackled this novel with the intent to find fault with it's theology but came away seeing "the plank" in my own eye.

The depth of the characters, the solid theology, a this-could-really-happen storyline, and the self-examination brought about by this reading left me wanting to meet these people, help their efforts, and encounter their God. I truly admonish all to join the chase and seek the Rabbit.

Yes, Rabbit wlll shake your world. There is only one bit of advice to be given: READ THIS ONE!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Steven Knight on January 21, 2010
Format: Paperback
Beth Rider's bestselling novels are making her a literary star from the south. Little does she know, her books are having a much deeper impact on the lives of others not just her own. She never thought her written words would cause trouble. They caused more than trouble; they brought danger and evil right to her doorstep.

Marked by the blood of an elder, the rabbit has been released for every hungry vampire to enjoy.

Becoming an inadvertent threat to a race of vampires known as the Rakum, Beth Rider now finds herself running from the very monsters that made her novels a hit. Chasing her is Jack Dawn, a brutal elder, with intentions of eliminating her slowly and painfully. To ensure his plan is successful he marks Beth with his own blood so every vampire can smell her out and have a little fun themselves. There is no escape for Beth Rider...or is there?

Along her harrowing path she confronts enemies and discovers allies when it seems none are there. Will it be enough to save her? Can she escape the clutches of a homicidal vampire?

In "Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider," the chase is on. Will Beth survive?

From the first word, Ellen C. Maze's passion for crafting a gripping vampire tale takes center stage. Instantly, you are immersed in the action and underworld of the Rakum. With each passing page, it is virtually impossible not to care for Beth and her allies in "Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider." You will find yourself connecting with them on multiple levels.

"Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider" delivers a fresh new twist to vampire lore. The strength of the plot carries it from page to page as all the pieces fall into place, painting an exciting tapestry. This book is a must have for those seeking a real, refreshing vampire novel.

Author Ellen C Maze's debut novel, is sure to take the world by storm. I see a bright future for this up and coming author.

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Timothy James Dean VINE VOICE on August 9, 2010
Format: Paperback
"Rabbit: Chasing Beth Rider" is another story in the popular genre of vampires. But this is one with a big difference. I'll just spit it out:

either this is a Christian story about vampires, or it's a vampire story about Christians.

If that offends thee, stop right here! Move along - this tale is not for you! But if tales of the undead at war with ultimate Good tickles your interest, by all means, check out "Rabbit."

Author Ellen Maze herself is fascinating individual who could have stepped from the pages of her novel. She is a Messianic Jew who lives in Alabama. Sounds like a mythical creature? Turns out, she's mystical instead.

Much of Ellen's research comes out of her heritage. Her vampires are called "Rakum," based on an old Hebrew word. And make no mistake: these vampires are not the romantic milksops of "Twilight" variety. The predators Ms. Maze dreams up would eat them for breakfast.

"Rabbit's" blood-suckers are ancient creatures of biblical proportions.

The center of good is the title character, Beth Rider. And "rabbit" refers to the state in which she is transformed by a powerful vampire.

Beth Rider is a novelist, and her most recent effort has offended an ancient and powerful force. He captures the puny human and transforms her into prey that all the brethren will scent from afar. They are overcome with the desire to slake their thirst on her blood.

We know what rabbits do. They run!

But in Beth's attempt to survive, she finds an unexpected ally among the Rakum. And she learns that she possesses a secret weapon - one that not only may save her life, but threaten the entire race of ancient monsters.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bitsy Bling Books VINE VOICE on August 27, 2010
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Given the recent popularity of vampire tales, it is challenging to come up with something original. This story is a mixture of old vampire lore with a new twist that most stories either avoid, or hesitate to offer any explanation for because the unknown is typically the allure. Why do vampires exist and where did they come from? This question is as old as the vampire itself. Maze does not shy away from providing an answer, but rather tackles it head on and gives the reader a POV that might satisfy those with similar religious beliefs. Just as the main character is clear about her convictions, the author also makes it equally clear about where and why these creatures exist. Secondarily, an undercurrent theme appears and I found it way more intriguing than those dealing with religion. In the story, humans are compared to cows and rabbits, both food sources. In our world cows are milked, and in the story, humans are bled for nourishment. They are nothing more than farm animals, and some characters even resemble domestic pets. This is an interesting concept and got me thinking about our own perception of the food chain and consumption. What is moral and immoral when it comes to feeding on living things or their by-products?

This story adheres to a religious POV and if the reader is either not prepared for it, or simply does not agree with the general inferences or beliefs, then they will be in for a very bumpy ride. Because of this, audiences will either be alienated or confirmed. It leaves little room for interpretation or alternative possibilities. Generalizations about gender and sexuality are implied as well as attitudes towards homosexuality.
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