Happy Star Wars day! May the Fourth be with you! One of the things I’ve always loved about the Star Wars Universe were all the creatures George Lucas and his team dreamed up. Whether it be the Bith who played mean jazz in the first movie’s cantina scene, the Mon Calamari fish people who fought for the Rebel Alliance, or the Wookies, like Chewbacca who was Han Solo’s best friend, there was something about these creatures that made me want to believe they were real.

Around the same time as Star Wars, there was a television series hosted by Leonard Nimoy called In Search Of…. That show introduced me to strange creatures purported to exist in the shadows of our own planet. Among these creatures were the Sasquatch, the Loch Ness monster and the Yeti. I’ll admit, now that I’m older, I’m skeptical of many of these stories. And yet, I have heard stories from friends and people I’ve met that make me wonder if there could be some truth to these tales of cryptids. Friends who have lived in Gallup, New Mexico have told me stories about the Skinwalker and that helped to inspire my tale, Breaking the Code, which comes out later this month from NeoParadoxa Press, an imprint of eSpec Books.

Breaking the Code is volume 3 of the Systema Paradoxa series. Just because it’s volume 3 doesn’t mean you need to read volumes 1 and 2 to understand my story. Each volume tells its own story of a cryptid. That said, I know many of the contributing authors and you’ll definitely want to read every volume in the series.

I have updated my website to include a page for Breaking the Code. Just visit to be updated with all the places where the book is currently available. Or better yet, subscribe to where you’ll not only receive the book later this year, you’ll also get all kinds of goodies and many of the other books in the series. With that, I’ll let you take a look at the eSpec Books post.

A part of the Systema Paradoxa series under eSpec’s new NeoParadoxa imprint, this is Breaking the Code by David Lee Summers. A cryptid novella based on the skinwalker. There are creatures lurking in our world. Obscure creatures long relegated to myth and legend. They have been sighted by a lucky—or unlucky—few, some have even been […]


4 comments on “COVER REVEAL – BREAKING THE CODE — eSpec Books

  1. I know you can’t judge a book by its cover, but….I like the look of the cover, and that might well be an influence on my getting the book.

    I’m with you on the cryptids. I think the great majority of reports are either mistakes or deceptions.

    However, the ape-men of Africa, the giant lizard, and the sea serpent all ended up being real (the mountain gorilla, komodo dragon, and oarfish respectively).

    With increasing technology, it becomes less and less likely something like that will have escaped our attention. But who knows? Just a few days ago I was visited by a three-eyed kitten. (Actually, the kitten has two eyes, but moved its head when I shot its picture. So in the photo, it looks like it has a third eye under its chin. It decided to stay here, and is hanging out with my other cats.)

    • Thanks, Alden. Glad to hear the book is tempting and I do love that cover.

      Another aspect of all this is that you can see something on TV and dismiss the short soundbites much more easily than when a friend tells you their experience related to a cryptid. That happened to me in the case of the Skinwalker. There might well be an explanation I didn’t see and the real life encounter I know about was brief, but I find I can’t just dismiss it out of hand.

      Your “three-eyed” kitten sounds like a good friend.

  2. I remember that show! I recorded the theme song to play in my car.

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