Bad Elf (Paperback)
Being nice is freakin' hard...
"Couldn't put it down. Great read for both children and adults..." -Lisa S.
A Goth-elf, Jack is not like most other elves at The Pole. He hates the cold. Hates making toys. And he thinks Santa might be just a little bit too stingy with the coal.
Afraid he might belong to a darker side of Christmas, Jack dreams of running away while Santa is out delivering presents. He steals the Naughty List, planning to use it as a map to find his Christmas demon idol, Krampus, who travels the world Christmas Eve to punish all the Naughty Children.
But Jack's dream sets him on an adventure that turns nightmarish. Using Goth-kids as bait, Jack finally meets his idol and discovers that he is on Krampus' Naughty List. And Krampus doesn't play nice. At all. As a matter of fact, Krampus is downright evil...attacking Santa and dragging Jack's kinda-sorta girlfriend, Candi, into the underworld. Can Jack rescue them and the Naughty Children in time to save Christmas?
If he pulls it off, Jack just might get a Christmas surprise bigger than anything he could have ever wished for. But as he would say, this holiday is just...so...extra.
About the Author
John Rae is a screenwriter and author who enjoys writing about misfit characters and their misadventures. He lives in the Chicago suburbs, where he is pretty sure Krampus has paid a visit or two. You can learn more about his projects at john-rae.com.