Without a doubt Gina Ranalli is a talented author. She has a very impressive list of published novels and writes with a hit-you-in-the-face style that puts the reader in the room with the action. I liked her style from the first page of this book.
Dark Surge is built with a rich cast of characters and an intriguing plot. The story centers upon the infestation of a family by a horde of ever growing and out of control (as if any horde is in control) flies. I didnít just ruin the plot as the cover is one really big nasty fly, so the reader does have an idea of whatís going to happen before he opens the book.
The story builds itself to a nice crescendo with all the characters deep in the horde and up to their necks (literally) in flies. The ending left me wanting more (which is always a good thing) and I thought the story stopped way too quickly. Just as it was getting good and disgusting (those are not oxymorons), the novel ended, much to my chagrin. It could very easily be my expectations, but the story led me there.
If youíre looking for a quick down and dirty story with a couple of strong sex scenes and some decent horror, this one's for you.