Author Archives: Peter Schwotzer

Book Review: Apartment Seven – Author Greg F. Gifune

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Apartment Seven  (Kindle Edition) by Greg F. Gifune (DarkFuse) It’s Christmastime in the city, but all is not merry. Something is happening in Apartment Seven. Something evil. Charlie Cerrone thought he had it all—a loving marriage, a good job, a nice home and financial security—until the night his wife betrayed him and his entire world came crashing down. Angry and confused, Charlie wanders the streets of Boston after dark, dazed and searching for answers, trying … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Harvest – Author James A. Moore

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Blood Harvest by James A. Moore (Earthling Publications) Some projects take time. Five years ago, Jason Soulis experimented on the town of Black Stone Bay, creating an army of vampires for the sole purpose of seeing which ones would survive and if the creatures could evolve. Five years later, his experiments are bearing dark, bloody fruit. A new breed of monster has come from the ashes of the old, a deadlier predator with a far … Continue reading

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Book Review: Siren – Author John Everson

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Siren by John Everson “Night after night, Evan walked along the desolate beach, grieving over the loss of his son, drowned in an accident more than a year before.  Then one night he was drawn to the luminous sound of a beautiful, naked woman singing near the shore in the moonlight.  He watched mesmerized as the mysterious woman disappeared into the sea.  Driven by desire and temptation, Evan returned to the spot every night until … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dreadful Doctor Faust – Author K.H. Koelher

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The Dreadful Doctor Faust by K.H. Koehler “Three victims disappear off the streets of New York, never to be seen again: a high school janitor, a top New York model, and a barkeep. Three people who have seemingly no connection to each other. Yet all three are connected to Louise, a teenage runaway who has recently gone missing. Louise came to the big city to create a new life for herself. That life ended when … Continue reading

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John Everson’s NightWhere Released

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NightWhere: leave your inhibitions (and your soul) at the door John Everson’s sixth novel (and first for the new Samhain Publishing imprint) has just been released in e-book form, and for those familiar with Everson’s past erotic horror work (released on the now-defunct Leisure Books imprint), get ready – this one trumps them all. One reader recently tweeted, “NightWhere: what a sex club would be like if it was run by the cast of Hellraiser.” … Continue reading

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Book Review: By Wizard Oak – Author Peter Crowther

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It is October and for those of us who like to read Horror Fiction this is a time of year we look forward to. Why, you ask? Not only is this our favorite time of the year but this is also when Paul Miller of Earthling Publications gets ready to release his latest book in his critically acclaimed and much loved Halloween Series. This is the seventh book in the series which consists of: #0: … Continue reading

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Books I Read This Year and A Big Thank You

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Another year is coming to an end. Where does the time go? Seems the older I get the faster the time goes and there is no surer sign than that of me getting into the E-Reader game. I finally broke down and bought a Kindle this year and no the world didn’t end. In fact I am very happy I did. I will first and foremost always love the feel of a real book; the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sudden Death Overtime – Author Steve Vernon

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Sudden Death Overtime by Steve Vernon (Crossroad Press) What happens when an over-the-hill never-say-quit bush league hockey team from Northern Labrador go toe-to-tooth with a tour bus full of vampires immortal-stakes showdown of street hockey? For the answer – throw Paul Newman’s Slapshot into a blender with Steven Niles 30 Days of Night and hit frappe! Steve Vernon is the author of a dozen e-books of outrageously mind-blowing horror and dark fantasy including his horror/historical … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monsters of L.A. – Author Lisa Morton

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Monsters of L.A. by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books) In these pages you’ll find the dark stars you grew up watching: Frankenstein, Dracula, Mr. Hyde, the Phantom, the Hunchback…all the silent ones and the first to find their voices are here, and they’re even presented in roughly the order in which they first appeared on a silver screen. The Haunted House of the ‘30s gives way to the Werewolf of the ‘40s, the Monsters of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where Darkness Dwells – Author Glen Krisch

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Where Darkness Dwells by Glen R. Krisch (Kindle Edition) During a hot summer night in 1934, tragedy strikes when two local boys search for the truth behind a local legend. They stumble upon the Underground, a network of uncharted caverns just below the surface of Coal Hollow. Time holds no sway in the Underground. People no longer age and their wounds heal as if by magic. By morning, one boy is murdered, while the other … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Providence Rider – Author Robert McCammon

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The Providence Rider by Robert McCammon (Subterranean Press) The Providence Rider is the fourth standalone installment in the extraordinary series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver. The narrative begins in the winter of 1703, with Matthew still haunted by his lethal encounter with notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter. When an unexplained series of explosions rocks his Manhattan neighborhood, Matthew finds himself forced to confront a new and unexpected problem. Someone is trying—and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Skullbelly – Author Ronald Malfi

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Skullbelly by Ronald Malfi (DarkFuse) When three teenagers disappear in the redwood forest of the Pacific northwest, private detective John Jeffers is hired by the families to find out why the local police seem to be covering things up. Jeffers travels to the shore town of Coastal Green to investigate…and learns of a terrible secret in the process… “Skullbelly” by Ronald Malfi is just about everything a good novella should be. An interesting life like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lords Of Twilight – Author Greg F. Gifune

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Lords Of Twilight by Greg F. Gifune (DarkFuse) Strange things are happening in the small, isolated town of Edgar, Maine. Mysterious lights dot the night skies. A local farmer is found dead at the summit of a hill with no evidence as to how his body got there. Livestock is disappearing, only to be discovered later, dead and mutilated with precision-like wounds. And despite the coming of an enormous winter storm, odd men identifying themselves … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightingale Songs – Author Simon Strantzas

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Nightingale Songs by Simon Strantzas (Dark Regions Press) In the dead of night, there are footsteps in the hall In the dead of night, your past mistakes will haunt you In the dead of night, you hear a discordant tune In the dead of night, the nightingale sings Simon Strantzas, master of the subtle and the bizarre, returns with a dozen strange tales and eerie mysteries. From the shores of a remote oil-stained sound to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Verland: The Transformation – Author B.E. Scully

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Verland: The Transformation by B.E. Scully True crime writer Elle Bramasol is drawn into a macabre mystery when incarcerated Hollywood producer Eliot Kingman asks her to write a book about his case. As she delves deeper into Kingman’s murder conviction, she discovers that he possesses a centuries old diary written by an elusive vampire named Verland. Uncovering the transformative secrets held within the diary’s pages, Elle is drawn deeper into both Kingman’s deadly schemes and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blindspot – Author Michael McBride

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Blindspot by Michael McBride (Dark Regions Press) At 2:31 a.m., seismic monitoring stations in China and South Korea detect a magnitude-4 event consistent with a nuclear detonation in the southeastern corner of North Korea, within the Korean Demilitarized Zone. With the threat of full-scale war escalating by the minute, the United Nations Security Council dispatches an elite unit of peacekeepers to cross the border, penetrate the cloud of dust hanging over the site, and determine … Continue reading

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