Pasadena-born Steven Paul Leiva’s widely acclaimed and internationally best-selling Creature Feature, will be released as an audiobook in Spring of 2021.
The zany horror-thriller with a horror movie throwback feel was first published by Magpie Press on September 21, 2020, and garnered acclaim from The Daily Californian, Amazing Stories Magazine, and even earned the title of “A Top Book of 2020” from the Montreal Times.
The self-proclaimed “horrid comedy” novel, is narrated by Seamus Dever (Audie Award-winner and actor best known for his role as Detective Kevin Ryan on ABC’s “Castle”) with Juliana Dever (best known for her role as Jenny Ryan on ABC’s “Castle” and author of the award-winning travel blog CleverDeverWherever.com) providing the voice of Kathy Anderson/Vivacia, Creature Feature’s leading lady. Seamus Dever produced, directed, and edited the audiobook, which features original music by Ray Zeigler.
Seamus Dever takes on the role of the omnipresent narrator of the novel, with his expressive voice bringing to life myriad characters, from the desperate Chicagoan agent determined to get Kathy an extended contract for her beloved role as Vivacia the Vampire Woman to Gerald, he who warns of doom and destruction in Kathy’s normally bland hometown of Placidville.
Leiva, Juliana Dever, and Seamus Dever are all available for virtual signings, cons, and interviews. In-person requests will be taken on a case by case basis, depending on the current status of the national pandemic and precautions taken.
About the Audiobook:
THERE IS SOMETHING STRANGE HAPPENING IN PLACIDVILLE!
It is 1962. Kathy Anderson, a serious actress who took her training at the Actors Studio in New York, is stuck playing Vivacia, the Vampire Woman on Vivacia’s House of Horrors for a local Chicago TV station. Finally, fed up showing old monster movies to creature feature fans, she quits and heads to New York and the fame and footlights of Broadway.
She stops off to visit her parents and old friends in Placidville, the all-American, middle-class, blissfully ordinary Midwest small town where she grew up. But she finds things are strange in Placidville.
Kathy’s parents, her best friend from high school, the local druggist, even the Oberhausen twins are all acting curiously creepy, odiously odd, and wholly weird. Especially the town’s super geeky nerd, Gerald, who warns of dark days ahead.
Has Kathy entered a zone in the twilight? Did she reach the limits that are outer? Has she fallen through a mirror that is black? Or is it just—just—politics as usual!
Estimated Length: 4.4 hours
Publisher: Magpie Press; (Spring 2021)
Publication Date: April 13, 2021
And also available on iTunes.
About the Voice Actors:
Juliana Dever is a professional actor, writer, and world traveler. She’s best known for her role as Jenny Ryan on the globally popular show Castle. Recently you may have seen her brilliant performance in “Stalked by My Husband’s Ex” on Lifetime. Having traveled to over 60 countries, her award-winning travel blog CleverDeverWherever.com (named Best Independent Travel Blog in North America) helps readers find unexpected experiences in unusual places. She curates adventures though former communist countries and Frommer’s listed her tours as a trend that will shape travel.
Seamus Dever is best known to television audiences as Detective Kevin Ryan on ABC’s Castle. He played Sherlock Holmes in the Audie Award-winning “Hound of the Baskervilles” with LA Theatre Works and has 10 other radio plays with them and the BBC. He is the voice of the villain John Seed in the hit video game “Far Cry 5” and originated the DC Comic’s bad guy Trigon on “Titans.” Dever has performed in over 80 plays and has 300 hours of television to his name. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Juliana.
About the Author:
Steven Paul Leiva is a Scribe Award-winner, receiving the praise of literary legend Ray Bradbury and Pulitzer Prize finalist Diana Ackerman. Leiva is no stranger to the business of telling a good story. Author of nine novels, and with a comic writing-style sometimes silly, sometimes serious, and often satiric, this Hollywood-escapee doesn’t pull punches when it comes to the zany and the absurd. His tenth novel, Bully 4 Love, is set to publish on May 7, 2021, with Magpie Press.
Need to know more? Follow him on Amazon or Goodreads, or check out his blog here: http://emotionalrationalist.blogspot.com