Author Kat de Falla was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she learned to roller-skate, ride a banana seat bike, and love Shakespeare thanks to her high school English teacher. Four years at the UW-Madison wasn’t enough, so she returned to her beloved college town for her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and is happily employed as a retail pharmacist where she fills prescriptions and chats with her patients. She is married to her soulmate, classical guitarist, Lee de Falla and raising four kids together ala the Brady Bunch.
When Pea opened a portal and the alien cat, Max Gigan, jumped through from another dimension, he certainly didn't expect the talking tomcat to stay on as a family pet. He soon learns it can come in handy to have a fur ball from an alternate universe around when his friend re-opens the portal letting in vampire velociraptors who want to slime and eat the whole city!
Pea’s dad is one of the first infected. But his dear old dad isn’t the only one. The dinosaurs escape the museum where the portal opened, and rampage through Milwaukee. As Pea's dad gets sicker, the BMX gang joins together with the feline army to corner the raptors and use them to develop an antidote. But Pea's meddling step-monster brothers threaten to ruin everything! A city wide alert goes out for the misidentified "turkeys" while Pea and his gang try to stay ahead of the hunt.
Can the kids capture the dinos and get them home before they control everyone with their vampire powers? Will Pea’s dad remain infected forever?
Join Pea and his gang in their battle against the SLIME SPEWING VAMPIRE VELOCIRAPTORS.
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"Slime Spewing Vampire Velociraptors: Moto Maddie BMX Portal, Book 2 is an action and adventure urban fantasy novel for children and preteens written by Kat de Falla and illustrated by Elayne Griffith. Peabody Cleveland O’Neil really wanted to go to his best friend’s house for a sleepover that night, but his mom had grounded him for two weeks after their recent adventures in the Milwaukee sewers, and his dad knew better than to countermand his wife’s decisions. When Pea called Jules to let him know that the sleepover wasn’t going to happen and that he would have to go to work with his father that night, Jules had an even better idea -- why didn’t he come along? Pea’s dad worked at the Milwaukee Public Museum, and there were plenty of exhibits for the two boys to explore together. Jules had another reason for wanting to go. He had found a strange rock at Moto Maddie’s BMX Park; one he felt sure was a meteorite. The rock felt strange as Pea held it in his hands, but after the last strange event which happened at that park, Pea had no desire for anything else weird to happen, at least not for a good long while. Those flying mutant zombie rats had been trouble enough, and he was still being grounded for that.
Kat de Falla’s action and adventure fantasy novel for children and preteens, Slime Spewing Vampire Velociraptors: Moto Maddie BMX Portal, Book 2, is fast-paced and unpredictable. While it’s the second book in her Moto Maddie series, de Falla gives the reader enough background information for this book to be read as a standalone. I especially enjoyed the plot of this book and the way the author incorporates elements of science in her story, while still keeping it fun, zany and suitably crazy considering the title. Pea and Jules are marvelous characters as is Major, Pea’s artist and veteran father. Elayne Griffith’s illustrations work quite well with the story line and impart a graphic novel feel to the book. This book gives slime a whole new spin and you may never think of velociraptors in the same way again after reading about vampiric ones which spew both blue and green slime -- but that’s not such a bad thing, is it? De Falla’s inventive, original and very funny action story, Slime Spewing Vampire Velociraptors: Moto Maddie BMX Portal, Book 2, is most highly recommended."