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IS: Bold New Sci-Fi Thriller Sees Man's Childhood Nightmare Come Back to Haunt Him, as Good Intentions Turn Into a Fight for Survival

Masterfully written by C.J. Lawson, ‘IS’ tells the story of a man who is visited by a horrifying being that he had also encountered twenty-six years earlier, at the age of eleven. However, while he is initially terrified by this resurgence, he quickly learns that the problem is twice as big as he thought. The visiting being is actually kind, but a second is out to kill it and Josh. Readers will need only the edges of their seats as the two fight evil in a quest to survive.


Clinton Township, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/05/2014 -- Science Fiction and Thrillers have long co-existed in the world of literature. However, many readers and critics are crying out for new narratives that don’t succumb to recycling the same few basic concepts. Thankfully, author C.J. Lawson is bucking the trend with gusto. His wholly-unique debut novel puts an entirely new spin on the good vs. evil conflict.

‘IS’ may have a short title, but it’s an intricate novel that will have readers recounting and rethinking their own childhood fears. When protagonist Joshua Stone is at home riding out a storm, the last thing he expects is another encounter with that horrific being that visited him twenty-six years earlier…


Reality is tested, and new life is breathed into the nightmare once again for Joshua Stone, when he is revisited by the same horrific being he encountered as a child, over two decades ago. There is reason for it being here, purpose for it stalking Joshua in the night. And the very foundations of humanity are shaken when Joshua has no choice but to find the answers.

As with any good novel, there is a twist. This being is actually kind and, after studying Joshua his entire life, finally wants to meet him with good intentions. However, his kind have a law that prohibits all contact with humans and a second being is now out to kill it for breaking the rules. Oh yes….this second being wants to kill Joshua, too.

“What ensues is a quest where both Joshua and the kind being must fight all of the evil that comes their way, head-on,” says Lawson. “Of course, Joshua has been terrified of this first being for years, but finally learns that it is kind. The bad news is that the being broke the law and must be obliterated; with Josh also being killed for knowing that the beings exist.”

Continuing, “Everyone had childhood fears, and my narrative explores the fact that they may not be quite so childish after all. Okay, my readers are unlikely to have these strange beings appear in their window during a storm, but my narrative will cause them to turn the last page with plenty to think about in the real world.”

Even though it’s his debut novel, Lawson is embracing all opportunities.

“I’ve diligently built up a strong social media following and enjoy interacting with my audience. I’m well aware that self-publishing has dramatically increased the number of new books being published each day, so I’m working hard to cut through the chaff in order to get my work under the spotlight,” he adds.

‘IS’ is available now: http://www.amazon.com/C-J-Lawson-ebook/dp/B00KQ9KC6W/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1401921451&sr=1-1&keywords=is+c+j+lawson

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About C J Lawson
C J Lawson spent most of his childhood wanting to be a star athlete, and then his teenage and young adult life wanting to be a Rock star. Today, he is captivated with the idea of entertaining everyone with his stories. “The human imagination is an exciting and fun thing to tap into!” says Chris. “As far back as I can remember, I have always been intrigued with creative writing, and several times, asked to enter my work in Young Author contests. But I didn’t take writing back then, as serious as I do today! Who knows where I might be today, if I would have!”