The Crimson Clan by David R. Bennett

Wow! Do we have a great book today on Out of Control Characters. David R. Bennett is also one of my fellow authors at Freaky Fiction Writing for my soon-to-be released book: Canoples Investigations Tackles Space Pirates. Enough about me. Let's get on to David's great book: The Crimson Clan.

First, we're going to get to know a little more about David. He is, after all, the genuis behind this book:

David R Bennett is an author from Spring, Texas in the United States of America. He lives with his wife, Brandy, and his son, Ethan.

David R Bennett is a pen name that comes the reordering of his initials real initials. He, also, thinks the name has a ring to it.

Not only is he an author, he, also, is an illustrator. His real name is what is credited with the cover art to his novels.

He attended Rocky Mountain College if Art + Design in Denver, Colorado where he earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Advertising Graphic Design. The graphic design techniques he learned in college he uses to design his covers.

He, also, reads a lot of sci-fi / fantasy / paranormal books. Some of his favorite monsters are vampires, mummies, zombies, goblins, ghouls, werewolves, etc. He has plans to write a long string of novels in the Destiny Phoenix series and a series about an alien coming to Earth in the Alien Survivor series. Both of these series are planned as Young Adult novels.

His favorite horror flick is Resident Evil because it is scary to think that biological warfare could one day result in human extinction by undead creatures. And his favorite series of films is Star Wars and is excited about the next film coming out in 2015.
You can find David on the web here:
Lucky us, we get to interview Destiny Phoenix from the Crimson Clan. What does she have to say?

We are here with Destiny Phoenix and her constant companion, Chris Carpenter. I sit with them to learn a little more about two of the stars of Destiny Phoenix and the Crimson Clan.

David R Bennett: So what brought you two together?
Destiny Hope Phoenix: Don't you know?!? You told the tale.
Christopher Robert Carpenter: Des, this is for the readers.
DHP: Oh, well, um, I guess, our parents. We have known each other since we were little. Our parents were the best of friends.

DRB: Were you two surprised to learn that your parents had arranged for you to be wed so young?
CRC: I'd have to say, yes. They must have suspected that something was going to happen around the 16th birthday of Des and Sandy.
DHP: Yeah, I certainly will never forget my 16th birthday.

DRB: What do you two have planned for the future?
DHP: We haven't really given that much thought.
CRC: I think that it would be nice to settle down and have a family.
DHP: A family?!? Now?!?
CRC: Why not, Des? I love kids. Even a big kid myself.
DHP: No kidding. (rolls her eyes) I want a family, too, Chris just not right now.
CRC: Okay.

DRB: So what do you think if having a twin sister, Destiny?
DHP: Right now, it's little hard to fathom. But there has always been a close bond between me and Sandy.
CRC: They seemed to act like sisters more than best friends to me for as long as I can remember. It doesn't really surprise me. Kinda makes sense.
DHP: What do you mean?
CRC: I mean that Sandy and you always acted alike. There are not a whole lot of differences between you two to be honest.

DRB: Anything you'd like to add before we wrap up this interview?
DHP: You have not let us down when it comes to retelling our tale. And I appreciate that.
CRC: I appreciate that you have some scruples when it comes to scripting your work. I,for one, am glad that not all of our private lives our shown.
DHP (blushing): Christopher Robert!

DRB: Well, it's been nice chatting with you. I will talk to you later.
DHP: Thanks for having us, David.
CRC: See you later, bro.

And here's an excerpt of this compelling novel:

"I hope it won't take too long to find, Sandra," Destiny says.

"That depends on the power of Sandy's cell, Des." Chris mutters. "Try calling her."

I do as my hunky boyfriend suggests. I dial Sandra's phone on my brother's cell.

"Hello?" I hear from the other side of the phone with some panting in between the words. Quickly, she seems to stop. "Destiny?"

"Yeah, Sandra," I say. I can hear her gasping for breath. "Where are you?"

"What the hell is going on?" She screams into the phone frantically.

"We're on the way to pick you up."

"Can you kinda hurry," Sandra asks me. “I’ve got these weird pasty freaks on my tail. For what?  I don't know."

"Pasty freaks?" I say aloud. That's when I hear Brandon mutter some curse word and floor the gas pedal.

"Where are you at?"

"Near the Dillard's entrance by Four Oaks Drive."

"Okay, Sandra. Stay calm. We'll be there in five. Meet us at the west entrance of Dillard's."

"All right. Hurry." I hear the panic in Sandra's voice.

"Stay calm and peruse the store not to give any suspicions to the workers."

"K. See ya soon."

"Certainly." I say hanging up the phone.

"Destiny, what's going on?" Chris asks me as I can see the worry in his face. "Are the same ones after Sandy that invaded my home?"

"The exact same creatures. They want us. You, me, Brandon, and Sandra. They don't know about Little Michelle here. Let's keep it that way."


"We're the chosen slayers to bring balance back to this world," Brandon states. "I was sent to a boarding school for my protection when I was nine just after the birth of Destiny."

"That sucks, bro." Chris says as we reach the Mall.

It did not take us long to figure out where Sandra was. People were rushing out the doors of Dillard's in fear. Obviously, these pasty creatures were in the store and have yet to find Sandra.

However, we spot Sandra easily. She managed to mix in with the crowd that rushed out of the store. We screech to a halt. Brandon pops open the back door for Sandra to jump in.

"Sandy, get in," Brandon says to his sister.

"Your car?"

"Forget it. We can come back for it."

The dark haired brown-eyed best friend of mine, who stands at five-foot- four, an inch shorter than me, hurriedly, gets into the Tahoe. Sandra, quickly, jumps in and shuts the door.

"Chris, Miki, what's going on?" She says trying to catch her breath.

The white pasty creatures see us peel out around the Mall ring road as we make our escape after helping Sandra out.

"Hang on!" Brandon screams as one of the wraiths jumps out in front of our car. We run over it leaving a partially body badly squished all over the road.

"I've only heard if these guys before," Brandon tells us. "I don't know how to defeat them."

"Oh, great, we're screwed," Chris mutters.

He, then, gets slapped on the shoulder as their little sister sits zoned out holding her legs. Michelle is totally out of it. This is out of her level of comprehension. Or so I thought.

"Don't worry, I know to defeat these wraiths." I calmly, and confidently,  say. Where did that come from?
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