Caller 107 by Matthew Cox
Genre: young-adult, contemporary paranormal
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Publication: July 22nd, 2014
Cover Artist: Polina Sapershteyn (http://www.polinas-portfolio.com/)
When thirteen-year-old Natalie Rausch said she would die to meet DJ Crazy Todd, she did not mean to be literal.
Two years is a long time to be stuck between two people that want nothing more than to destroy each other. A tween crush on the larger-than-life jock from a local radio station is the only trace of a once-happy life ruined by warring parents.
Whenever WROK 107 ran a contest, she would dive for the phone, getting busy signals and dead air every time. She never expected to get through, but at least with her best friend at her side, it used to be fun.
Before her parents ruined that too.
Her last desperate attempt to get their attention, falling in with a dangerous group of older teens, goes as wrong as possible. With no one left to blame for her mess of a life but herself, karma comes full circle and gives her just a few hours to make up for two years’ worth of mistakes–or be forever lost.
Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.
Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour (<- deliberate), and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of reality, life, and what happens after it.
Review: CALLER 107 by MATTHEW COX
Poor Natalie: What a miserable life...and Death. Once a capable, smart, pre-teen with a straight shot at advanced classes and early university.admission, her parents' unexpected divorce and subsequent inability to mature has resulted in Natalie' s extreme behavior: shoplifting, spiraling grades, running with a batch of gang wannabes, breaking-and-entering...and eventually, the worst occurs, an attempted rape, then murder. Very dystopian, very despairing. Yet Natalie, who has exhausted all her options, is unexpectedly granted one-more-chance..to make it right.