Book Of The Day – Smilodon

by Greg on March 22, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a very highly rated Adventure/Thriller. Smilodon by Alan Nayes has a perfect 5.0 star rating and is only $3.99!

“If you are a fan of Michael Crichton style novels, then you will definitely want to read this sci-fi thriller, Smilodon. Alan Nayes manages to make the scenes so gripping, that the read went by very fast, despite the fact that this is a 300 page book.” P.J. – Amazon Reviewer

by Alan Nayes
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Category: Adventure/Thriller
Price: $3.99


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Seven years after a near-fatal mauling by a grizzly bear, in which his only son was killed, Jason Bristol, a one time prize-fighter and expert animal tracker, is back in the woods tracking again–when he’s not nursing the nearest fifth of whiskey.

Then Jason’s best friend and mentor is discovered half-buried beneath a mat of pine needles. The prospector’s mangled corpse has been mauled virtually beyond recognition. A rancher loses a prize thoroughbred and suddenly the nightmare responsible for Jason’s downward spiral is rekindled as Jason is thrust back into the wilderness on the trail of a predator that defies belief.

The time clock has begun for Norah Phelps, too, daughter of multimillionaire real estate developer Richard Phelps whose recent purchase of the 95,000 acre former Clarksdale Animal Preserve has pitted environmentalist and wildlife biologist daughter against capitalist father. Norah, responsible for relocating the local wolf population, remains unconvinced a pack of marauding wolves are accountable for the attacks and enlists Jason’s help in her quest for the real killer before the spate of killings can jeopardize not only her future but also the future of her father’s prize development project.

Against the majestic pristine backdrop of Idaho’s Bitterroot Wilderness Area, the story unfolds. Jason, with Norah’s assistance, soon discovers the ghosts of his past are nothing compared to the battle he’s undertaken.

Smilodon. A saber-toothed cat. He’s angry, he’s frightened, he’s hungry, and he’s 12,000 years from home!

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This book was a page turner. I was engaged from the very beginning and could not put it down. The descriptions by the author were so realistic i felt that i was right there. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys suspenseful fiction!


I am a total sucker for a great cover. This one dug its fangs in, the blurb sunk them deeper, and the writing locked Smilodon’s jaws to hold my attention until I reached the high-octane ending. Again, WOW! Nayes’ descriptions brought the scenes alive in my head and raised the hair on the nape of my neck at times. Lastly, I’d like to request: Hollywood, make this a movie, please!


Alan Nayes has written another book that has been hard for me to put down. From the very first page you become hooked. Very descriptive, makes you feel like you are right there in the wilderness. Anyone who appreciates the great outdoors and loves a good “thriller” will enjoy this book!

Get Smilodon here: Smilodon

About The Author

I live in Southern California but still consider myself part Texan by birthright. I was born in Houston and grew up in Dallas. I’ve resided in California since the mid 1980’s but get back to Texas as much as possible. My first two published novels–GARGOYLES and THE UNNATURAL are biomedical thrillers. Actually THE UNNATURAL could also fall into the horror genre as it is a pretty bizarre tale. BARBARY POINT is a love story about a successful young woman who falls in love with a fishing guide. It was written on a suggestion from a former agent.

I have several other projects in the works. HEMLOCK POND is a horror story about a young woman and her son who move into a farmhouse with a haunted pond.

GIRL BLUE, another pretty bizarre story, is about a world renowned sculptor who becomes haunted by his last work. Oh did I mention the sculptor is terminally ill?

SMILODON is the story of a huge cat that terrorizes a small town in the majestic Pacific Northwest. This one will grab you and not let go–yeah, that sounds like a cat.

PLAGUE is the riveting sequel to GARGOYLES. Fasten your seat belts, close your eyes and pray like hell because the world as we know it is coming to an end.

My favorite football team is the Superbowl champs GREEN BAY PACKERS. Sorry Cowboys. But when GB is not on the gridiron–Go Dallas! Great Cheerleaders, too!

I enjoy the outdoors and as a side note I’m one of only a few individuals to ever swim across Wisconsin’s chilly Lake Winnebago. Does this make me a better writer–probably not.

When I’m not working on my next project, I enjoy relaxing and fishing at our family vacation home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Alan Nayes and ENT appreciate it.

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1 Wisner Washam March 23, 2012 at 4:43 am

How can I get my two novels, “The Cloning” and “Edie’s Story” (both on Kindle) listed on your Facebook ENT?
Wisner Washam

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