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Book Review: Crimson – Author Gord Rollo

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CRIMSON Written by Gord Rollo Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 326 pages Price: $7.99 CRIMSON: A childhood evil unlike any other… After just finished reading the latest horror novel Crimson, written by the extremely talented Gord Rollo, I was simply amazed by how well written the novel turned out to be. It’s reminiscent of Stephen King’s IT, which is a good thing. I say we all need inspirations to come … Continue reading

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Book Review: Depraved – Author Bryan Smith

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DEPRAVED Written by Bryan Smith Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W – 336 Pages Price: $7.99 Having read Bryan Smith’s The Freakshow, I knew what I was getting myself into when I purchased and read Depraved. Now for those who have read The Freakshow, Depraved is ten times worse in regards to the shock factor. You have incest. You have backwoods hicks who run sex trades.

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Book Review: Everybody Dies Famous in a small Town – Author Wrath James White

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EVERYBODY DIES FAMOUS IN A SMALL TOWN Written by Wrath James White Published by: Thunderstorm Books Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White Price: $13.95 After reading Wrath James White’s previous books I was ready for anything when I received my copy of Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town. I was expecting another intense and violent and sickly graphic tale of madness and murder. When I read this book I was surprised. The book was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ghoul – Author Brian Keene

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GHOUL Written by Brian Keene Published by Dorchester Publishing Company Publication Date: 2008 Format: color – 341 pages Price: $7.99 GHOUL: A Summer of Pure Terror Earlier in the day, I’d just finished reading a book titled Ghoul, written by the two time Bram Stoker award winning author, Brian Keene. I’ve been a fan of his ever since reading Dark Hollow and his other later books. When I’ve found out that he’d written a novel … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Haunted Caves – Adapted by Sammy Montana

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THE HAUNTED CAVES Based on a Screenplay By: Michael Stevens Adapted By: Sammy Montana Published by Devils Due Publishing Publication Date: 2008 Format: color – 48 pages Price: $5.95 Take a trip through the real Haunted Caves… I just got my monthly comic order in and within the batch of comics that I had ordered was the graphic novel, The Haunted Caves. The graphic novel was published by the company Devil’s Due Publishing. They are … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jake’s Wake – Author John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow

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JAKE’S WAKE Written by John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2008 Format: color – 317 pages Price: $7.99 Resurrection from Hell… Jake Connaway was a pastor who promised his followers everlasting life. He is considered to be a televangelist who has a cult following. Everyone follows Jake’s word. Well Jake isn’t all that he appears to be, he’s very manipulative and truth be told, very evil. He is the type … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moral Horror – Author Solomohn Ennis

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MORAL HORROR Author Solomohn Ennis Elise Hammersburg,  Jason Hughes (Editor) Published by Black Freighter Productions Publication Date: 2009 Format: color – 116 pages Price: $15.00 I’m a sucker for short horror stories. Having just checked out the new horror anthology titled Moral Horror, I wasn’t at all disappointed with the contents that were contained in this thin book. The stories themselves were dark in every sense of the word. Whether you have an appetite for a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Muse – Author Adra Steia

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MUSE Author Adra Steia Published by Tease Publishing LLC Publication Date: 2007 Format: Black /White – 285 pages Price: $3.99 A Psychic Obsession… Ash Roland does not hold back from the message she wants to convey to us. The story Muse had a very profound impact on me when I read it. The story is centered upon an artist who once again reconnects to his long time sweetheart. The emotion that was put behind the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Spirit Mother – Author Adra Steia

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SPIRIT MOTHER Written by Adra Steia Published by Tease Publications Publication Date: 2008 Format: Black /White – 340 pages Price: $14.99 A tragic and horrific tale of love and all things dark and morbid! One of my goals is to become a horror author. I try to meet as many people in the industry as I possibly can. Well I managed to meet one writer, a very talented and a very beautiful writer by the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Golem – Author Edward Lee

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THE GOLEM Author Edward Lee Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: color – 323 pages Price: $7.99 As a reader of intense horror fiction I look for the very best that will have that one of a kind impact to gross me out, which is rare to do. If there’s an author out there that’s capable of grossing out his readers then its Edward Lee. I’ve read one of his other books titled … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horror Library – Vol 1

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When I decided to check out the short story scene, I stumbled upon a publisher called Cutting Block Press who published a series of short story anthologies called The Horror Library. The first book contains over thirty short stories written by extremely talented writers who all deserve Bram Stoker Awards in the future. When I discovered they had published these anthologies I could not pass up the opportunity to read and review the first book. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pines – Author Robert Dunbar

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THE PINES Author Robert Dunbar Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2008 Format: Black /White – 333 pages Price: $7.99 STAY OUT OF THE PINES! There are many legends that are told around certain parts of the world, some of these legends are unbelievable. When we hear about the Pine Barrens in New Jersey, a thought comes to our mind. Well a couple of thoughts, the first thought is, that it’s out in the middle … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crystal Bay – Author Brandon Ford

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CRYSTAL BAY Author Brandon Ford Published by Arctic Wolf Publishing Publication Date: 2007 Format: Black /White – 308 pages Price: $13.95 What one would do for immortality? Gage is an aspiring novelist, he’s stuck in a dead end job grading senior English papers and is married to someone he loves more than anything. As the summer finally arrived, Gage had made plans to go out to his childhood small town called Crystal Bay where he … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Sea – Author Briane Keene

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DEAD SEA Author Briane Keene Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2004 Format: Black /White – 337 pages Price: $7.99 Unlike the previous two zombie books Author Brian Keene, Dead Sea is written a little bit differently than The Rising and City of the Dead. The terror is still there; this book focuses on a different character named Lamar Reed. The pacing in this novel is good, it’s told from his point of view. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Deathmask – Author Graham Masterton

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DEATHMASK Author Graham Masterton Published by Leisure Books Publication Date: 2009 Format: B&W- 323 pages Price: $7.99 I’ve never read any of Graham Masterton’s books before. When I picked up Death Mask at Barnes and Noble, I was definitely in for a treat. The story was very well written and the idea of it was something fresh, something that we have never read before. The story itself centers on a very talented artist who has … Continue reading

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