A golden time â€” that's what Chris Anderson, his brother Aaron, and their friends expected of that final summer. Freedom, and lazy, pleasure-filled days before the responsibilities of college and career. An idyll in the seclusion of their newfound hideaway on the shores of three small lakes.
But Tri-Lakes is no oasis. A millennium ago it became the focal point of a powerfully malevolent force, and the remnants of an ancient bloodfeud.
Hatred is its source.
Blood gives it power.
Only sacrifice can banish it.
PRAISE FOR OASIS
"Hodge once again plays by the rules, but with a frightening catch â€¦ His characters breathe, and his prose is chilling and crisp." â€” West Coast Review Of Books
"Hodge writes well, he is adept at both atmosphere and action, and his sense of story is good. Like [Stephen] King, whom Oasis continually echoes (but doesn't copy), he keeps the reader's interest â€” a major task for many horror writers today â€¦ He's made the jump from the small presses to the mainstream in a short time. Oasis is one reason why." â€” Fangoria
"Fine degrees of nuance and shading â€¦ Hodge's knack is in invoking sympathy for his characters. He draws on a talented mix of humor and suspense to entertain. It makes for compelling style." â€” Deathrealm
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brian Hodge is the award-winning author of ten novels of horror and crime/noir, over 100 short stories, novelettes, and novellas, and four full-length collections. His most recent collection, Picking The Bones, from 2011, became the first of his books to be honored with a Publishers Weekly starred review. His first collection, The Convulsion Factory, was listed by critic Stanley Wiater as one of the 113 best books of modern horror.
Upcoming works include a collection of crime fiction, No Law Left Unbroken; a lengthy novella, Without Purpose, Without Pity; and hardcover editions of a couple of early novels.
He lives in Boulder, Colorado, where heâ€™s currently engaged in a locked-cage death match with his next novel. He also dabbles in music, sound design, and photography; loves everything about organic gardening except the thieving squirrels; and trains regularly in Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which are of no use at all against the squirrels.