River Madden series
Hapless schizophrenic River Madden keeps odd company. His circle of friends includes Smokey, an eight-foot tall demon, Dodo, a super-intelligent Raptor, Flash, a teenage pyromaniac Neanderthal ex-priest with anger management issues, and the soot-ball, a nightmare spawn of River's making.
But when the cards are down and the fate of the multiverse hangs in the balance, River knows he can count on them to help save the day.
Now if only they could make the light bulbs stop singing and help him understand women...
Touching Madness is the first novel in the River Madden series, a strange blend of fantasy, science fiction, and just plain weird that revolves around homeless, hapless schizophrenic River Madden, a man with the uncontrolled ability to fracture dimensional barriers.
Angry demons, risk-averse Raptors, xenophobic Neanderthals, uncooperative FBI agents, zombies. Just another day for dimension-hopping DPS recruit River Madden. Wait! Zombies?! Undercover Madness, the continuing saga of River Madden.
Praise for the series
"River Madden is one of the most original and endearing protagonists I’ve met in a long time. He tells the story in first person, and it was his delightful voice — full of self-deprecating humor and accompanied by an off-key soundtrack provided by singing lightbulbs — that pulled me in and kept me wanting to get back to this book every chance I got, even when I wasn’t exactly sure what all the soot ball nightmares were about."
"This book is a must read. There is never a dull moment and the characters' interactions are extremely entertaining. I didn't want to put the book down. The author did a great job of weaving the words on the page to fit the madness of the situations the main character, River, gets himself into. The next book can't come out soon enough."
"KS Ferguson delivers this non-traditional hero in a truly genuine way with vivid imagery and sharp dialogue. I have a soft spot for whenever an author shows us that the most unlikely person in the room can save your life and Ferguson does this convincingly."
"Get on board if you want a crazy roller-coaster ride, complete with an eight-foot tall demon, cops, gangsters and a raft of other characters. At the centre of it all is protagonist, River Madden, who is remarkably street wise, sober, and sane considering his mental state and out of control circumstances."
"I’m a fan of River Madden, and I’m willing to bet anyone who reads any of his series will become a fan of his too. How can you not love someone who can say, 'No one did gibberish better than me.'"