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Rabbit in the Road [Kindle Edition]

Danika D Potts , Oliver Campbell , Ryvenna Lewis , Katie Anne Kelly
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In 1966, there is a record store clerk who loves her life just the way it is.

One night on a train, Bevie Foster meets her soul mate Raymond Hughes. He is the man who is the key to unlocking her latent ESP, something she never believed to be possible.

Very quickly, Bevie realizes that Ray isn't quite the man he claims to be, and she will spend the next 14 years of her life trying to get away from him by any means necessary. She will see and experience things she never imagined, and learn not just about who people really are behind closed doors, but also the difference between justice... and revenge.

The debut novella of writing team Danika D Potts and Oliver Campbell, Rabbit in the Road is a suspenseful, shocking thriller about just how far one will go in order to preserve their way of life, and is sure to captivate and keep you reeling.

Editorial Reviews


"Is it literary horror? Psychological Thriller? Paranormal Mystery? The book is all of these, a spellbinding psychedelic trip, a shimmering novella with a shattering voice. It deals with love and hate between two not so normal shape-shifters. It is violent. It is tender. It's about running from and, at the same time, running toward. It's about bliss and the dark night of the soul. It's about all that is in us." -Susan Anderson, LL Book Review

"The book is fast paced with well developed characters full of grit and emotion. It tells the story in the only way it can be told: from a strong woman's perspective who is doing everything she can to fit in and survive no matter what." -Grace Snoke, Kayhynn Turns The Page

About the Author

Oliver Campbell is a native of Iowa. He has worked in video games for 3 years, including work as a game journalist, reviewer, and editorialist for sites such as and His work has been featured on both The Escapist as well as Kotaku. When not working on fiction, Oliver enjoys video gaming as his primary hobby, notably those with deep and rich story content.

Danika D. Potts lives in Des Moines, Iowa. She loves writing, sewing, and cartoons.

Product Details

  • File Size: 272 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Danika D Potts; 2nd edition (October 14, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005VXJ7EG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review from An Opener's Closing March 23, 2012
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So, I was actually asked to read and review a story by someone who I didn't already know. You could color me surprised and I was happy to agree.

To sum it up in a short and sweet way, not bad. While I won't be dancing up and down the streets telling everyone that they have to run out and buy it I will recommend it for anyone who is an urban fantasy fan. The story has an interesting magical system and good plot. I would say three out of five stars.

The story revolves around Beverly and covers a decent span of her life. We start out by meeting Bevie in a subway car when she discovers her powers. As she and her counterpart move through the story time is handled by hopping from one instance to another of Bevie trying to find her place in the world while avoiding her buddy.

The magic system is based on a lock and key structure. Each person is tied to another. Only when the two are together will their magic be activated. Once activated, the person will continue to be able to use it but at a very limited capability. When the people are together, then their power will be exponentially increased.

The plot is solid. The magic system is intriguing and I think there is possibility for more stories in the same mythos that they have created. This is very well done.

However, the fact that they broke their own system rules right off the bat makes it clear that they weren't rules. Now, for a few characters this would make sense. Special situations exist and is the world builders right. But, there is a section where a fairly large group goes into the paired nature of the system that doesn't make sense with as many people as are breaking the rules by the end.
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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this book! Now! October 17, 2011
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I finished this book, and OH! MY! GOD! What an ending! What a story!

Ladies and gentlemen take note, this is how you do a debut novel. Mr. Campbell and Ms. Potts have created something rare here. They have crafted a book that made me pick it back up to reread immediately after I finished it.

Is it a book about psychic powers?
Is it a book about a woman's journey through her life?
Is it a book about the nature of our identity?
Is it a book about the lies people tell and the lies we tell ourselves?

Yes. It is all these and more.

I could go on about the complexities of the novel, but it must be read to be enjoyed. This book can be read as deep as you like and it will always be a great read. From the story on the surface, down to its depths, this book shows that it was written by people who struggled and anguished over every word and comma. People who love reading, who love words. This is a book for readers by readers.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Your Mother's Love Story March 19, 2012
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Hold it. This is NOT you mother's boy-meets-girl book. RABBIT IN THE ROAD is the amazing, genre-straddling debut by Oliver Campbell and Danika D. Potts. Is it literary horror? Psychological Thriller? Paranormal Mystery? The book is all of these, a spellbinding psychedelic trip, a shimmering novella with a shattering voice. It deals with love and hate between two not so normal shape-shifters. It is violent. It is tender. It's about running from and running toward at the same time. It's about bliss and the dark night of the soul. It's about all that is in us.

But it is Bevie's story. In 1966 a record store clerk meets Ray, the man of her dreams on a train. She takes him home. "Ray gave me a brief hug. It made fireworks go off behind my eyes."

And the girl experiences for the first time what she calls "the gleam," something akin to a paranormal power or the might derived from a drug-induced trip.

"I wanted to slap my hand into his, quest along the gleam with him, to feel that deep connection. I wanted to hear it in my bones, truth or lie, souls met or falling away."

Ray knows her, she avows, as if they had been together since before the world turned. She, the shape-shifting Bevie, experiences obsessive bliss, and through her story so exquisitely told, so do we.

If it is about fatal attraction, RABBIT IN THE ROAD is also about escape, and the character we first know as Bevie morphs into others, wanders, quests for purification, seeks to quench her hunger for she knows not what. Along the way she meets various shaman-like figures. Shurlock John is one of my favorites ("A coyote ain't a dog, wont never be a dog ...") He's the character that gives Bevie the moniker, "Rabbit in the Road."

Does she find peace? What happens to Ray? You'll have to read the book and I highly recommend that you do. A word of caution: there is violence. But it is a book to be savored.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for a first book May 1, 2012
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Rabbit in the Road is a fine book, set in recent history, but with the addition of an intriguing magic system. To buyers considering the purchase I'd say yeah, it's worth a shot, especially given the price and that it's a quick read.

The plot is fairly well-done and the writing style is decent, but the characters felt a little flat. Overall, it's not the best book I've read, although I'm curious to see what Potts and Campbell come up with next. From what I can tell, this is the first book that these two have written, and every author's first book is a little clunky. The creativity in this book shows potential in these two, so I'll be keeping an eye out for their further work.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book.
This wasn't a knock my socks off kind of story but did cover some major life issues. Bring able to overcome hardship and move forward life. Read more
Published 8 months ago by R Cubed
1.0 out of 5 stars Rabbit in the Road book
This is another book that sounded good; however, I cannot get into the book. It just does not grab me like a good book should so I have never finished it.
Published 10 months ago by shelap
2.0 out of 5 stars Started off interesting, but fell flat
This story started off interesting, but then never followed through. The main character is super lame and just runs constantly. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jen R
5.0 out of 5 stars RABBIT
What a great writer.. good to read and hope to see more later.. Thank you Danika D Pots for a good story
Published 11 months ago by David Pearson
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time!
This was a confusing plot and moved way to fast and did not explain how or why of this story!
Published 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars even better the 2nd time
Just reread "Rabbit" and found even more to enjoy. Keep up the great work you two. You're an awesome team.
Published 11 months ago by Mom Ruth
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gem in a Sea of Mediocrity
Rabbit in the Road is a terrific piece of short genre fiction. Well written and startlingly original, if you like to read, the odds are very high that you'll consider RITR time... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Dr. Adam Van Noort
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I loved this book. I wish they would make a movie out of it. Bevie's character is compelling. I reccommend this to anyone who loves a great read. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Nupp
5.0 out of 5 stars Never saw that coming
Wow,Wow,& one more Wow! First amazing first book, these two truly are the key that unlocks each others talent! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ann Beauregard
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book
I read this book recently and liked it but not enough to give it a great review. The story revolves around a girl who is a bit of a drifter changing names and jobs to elude a guy... Read more
Published 18 months ago by B. Hankey
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