Author Archives: Melissa Voelker

Book Review: The Brides – Author Raven c.s. McCracken

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2011, ebook $.99 Synopsis: A dark, sinister, sexy and clever take on the origins of The Brides of Dracula. Think cross between an old school horror book and the TV show Dexter (yes, the one about the serial killer). A new, original twist on the classic vampire tale, set in present-day Las Vegas. Review: The thing about the world today is that there are too many damn vampires in it. The undead bloodsuckers are everywhere … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Feud – The Saga of Pandora Zwieback Book 1 – Author Steven A. Roman

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Published by Starwarp Concepts 2011, $14.94 310 pages Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Goth girl Pandora Zwieback has a major problem: she’s just discovered that her New York City hometown is the stalking ground for every monster and ghoul out to raise a little hell (literally!) . . . BUT she’s apparently the only one who can see them. That means she can’t tell her friends or family about the dangers around them – not unless she wants … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unpleasant Tales – Author Brendan Connell

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Unpleasant Tales EibonVale, July 2010 321 pages “From the comic to the shocking, from the refined to the visceral, and blurring the boundaries between all four – Unpleasant Tales is a remarkable new collection of some of Brendan Connell’s darkest stories. Drenched in gluttony and decadence and with a scope stretching from the depravity of rulers in ancient Greece and Renaissance Spain, to phantasmagorical body alteration in Zurich and New York, these are supremely refined … Continue reading

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Top 10 Stephen King Films of All Time

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There are dozens (literally, I counted) of films, television movies, mini-series, short films, and even television series based on the works of Stephen King. So picking a list of just ten titles to claim as his “Top 10 Films” takes alot of thought and effort and decision making. Should I include the short films, many of which are hard to find and only limited audiences have ever seen? What about TV movies, or TV miniseries? … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Order of the Blood – Authors Nicole Vlachos and Lane Morris

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THE ORDER OF THE BLOOD Published by: Black Bed Sheet, April 2011 458pgs, $17.98 Synopsis: Once, vampires of the Order of the Blood were revered and respected, but a change in political tides and waves of genocide forced them into hiding. Now, split into two factions with very different means to the end of regaining their freedoms, the brothers of the Order face a resurgence of public fear and hatred. A newly turned vampire – … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last House on The Left (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: In this cult horror favorite from twisted writer-director Wes Craven, a pair of repulsive, sadistic escaped convicts kidnap, rape, torture and murder two teenage girls — but the criminals have picked the wrong teens to victimize. One of the girls’ parents, not content with turning to the law, set out to exact an equally brutal revenge on the vicious murderers, who are hiding out in the family’s home. REVIEW: Sometimes the scariest horror movies … Continue reading

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Book Review: Icarus Rising – Author David N. Pauly

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ICARUS RISING Published by: Black Rose Writing publication date: 2011 February length: 520pgs price: $20.95 In Nostraterra, the wars between the allied races of Elves, Men and Dwarves have ended; the Dark Lord Magnar has been overthrown. The Great Peace is suddenly shattered when Alfrahil, Crown Prince of Eldora is nearly assassinated. The King suspects his younger son Daerahil’s lust for the throne has taken a dark and deadly turn, ignoring all evidence to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unspeakable – A New Breed of Terror – Edited by Theresa Dillon

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UNSPEAKABLE -  A NEW BREED OF TERROR Publisher: Blood Bound Books, January 2011 247pgs, $14.95 Until now, these were the creatures that only crawled through the darkest corners of your mind. The ones you refused to name for fear they’d become real. And now, thanks to this book, they are. Unspeakable is twenty four stories filled with things that should not be. They may dwell in mountains or under water. In deep forests or windblown … Continue reading

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Book Review: iDrakula – Author Bekka Black

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iDRAKULA Book Author: Bekka Black Publisher: SourceBooks Fire, 2010 150 pages, $9.99 The story of Dracula isn’t new. It isn’t even kind of new. There have been dozens of film, literary, graphic novel, and even musical adaptations and interpretations of the story. Dracula has been to the past, he has been brought forward into present day, he has been to space, he has been a tragic anti-hero, he has been a blood-sucking maniac, he has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under the Bed – Author Josiah Miles Pitchforth

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Published by:  n/a – self published Publication Date: November 2010 Price: n/a It’s where you sleep. It’s where you dream. And beneath it all is a destination you will never forget! For Dan and Theresa, what starts out as a troubling encounter with the supernatural turns into a journey that will unlock the secrets of sex, love, and humanity . . . Dan and Theresa are a young couple trying to figure out where their … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Came From Del Rio – Author Stephen Graham Jones

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It Came From Del Rio, Part 1 of the Bunnyhead Chronicles Texas is a state built for stories. It is wide and flat and hard. You can stand in a pasture and see in any direction for miles and miles and you know that you are alone and anything can happen. Texas is a state that promises heat and dirt and thorns and people that can be just as hard and unforgiving as the soil … Continue reading

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