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Book Review: The Creeping Kelp – Author William Meikle

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The Creeping Kelp by William Meikle (Dark Regions Press) Some seaweed, a jellyfish and some material brought back from the Peabodie expedition to Antarctica. An innoccuous enough blend you might think. But when a storm in the North Atlantic frees a sample that has been dormant inside an old wreck, the new creature finds that it is hungry. Our plastics-oriented society has given it an abundant supply of food… more than enough for it to … Continue reading

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New Lee Thompson Story

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A new short story by one of the best up and coming writers in horror fiction today. Just click on the image.

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Book Review: Dead Of Winter – Author Brian Moreland

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Dead Of Winter by Brian Moreland (Samhain Publishing) A predator stalks the frozen woods. At a fort deep in the Ontario wilderness in 1870, a ghastly predator is attacking colonists and spreading a gruesome plague—his victims turn into ravenous cannibals with an unending hunger for human flesh. Inspector Tom Hatcher has faced a madman before, when he tracked down Montreal’s infamous Cannery Cannibal. But can even he stop the slaughter this time? In Montreal exorcist … Continue reading

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Robert McCammon E-Books!!!

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Open Road Media is pleased to announce the publication of nine terrifying tales by New York Times bestselling master of horror Robert R. McCammon, including Swan Song, his first novel to win the coveted Bram Stoker Award. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, McCammon, an Alabama native, contributed significantly to the reemergence of the horror genre by crafting intense, character-driven narratives that blended elements of magical realism, science fiction, fantasy, and Southern gothic … Continue reading

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The Essential Ronald Kelly Series from Thunderstorm Books

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The Essential Ronald Kelly Series from Thunderstorm Books Some real exciting news for you Ron Kelly fans and any lover of good horror fiction; – The Essentials will feature all 8 of Ron’s Zebra horror novels from the 1990s, but not necessarily in the order they were originally published. Most of them will also have their original, pre-Zebra titles. – Alex McVey will do the covers for all the Essentials. Also the spines of the … Continue reading

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When Everything Is Dark…Turn On The Night by John Everson

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When Everything Is Dark…Turn On The Night By John Everson Editor’s note: Go to the new site for The Pumpkin Man: http://www.thepumpkinman-horror.com and ask the online Ouija Board your darkest questions! And then enter the Contest to win free autographed John Everson books or e-books, as well as autographed CDs from the band New Years Day. Make sure you note that you are entering the contest from Horrornews.net whn you enter the contest — someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Midnight Solitaire – Author Greg F. Gifune

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Midnight Solitaire by Greg F. Gifune (Kindle Edition) The Devil is in the details. But then, so is God. As a massive blizzard descends on New England, four troubled strangers find themselves stranded at an old roadside motel on a desolate highway in the middle of nowhere. But there’s a killer on the road. Something is stalking them, a maniac within the storm. Known as The Dealer, he is a deranged and inhumanly sadistic serial … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beautiful Hell – Author Jeffrey Thomas

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Beautiful Hell by Jeffrey Thomas (Dark Regions Press) Hades is in upheaval. The Damned are rebelling, and worse, the more human-like breeds of Demons are beginning to sympathize with their plight. The Creator Himself decides to venture into Hades to address this conflict, a conflict which may test His very sanity…and make him a target of assassination. Against this tense background, a Damned man named Frank Lyre and a beautiful winged Demon named Oni act … Continue reading

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Book Review: Into Hell – Author William Ollie

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Into Hell by William Ollie (Delirium Books) Miller’s lost, cloaked in a darkness that refuses to release him. He can’t run and he can’t hide, nor can he sidestep whatever’s tracking him. He’s cursed, duty bound to walk these cracked and broken streets, to do what he’s told, go where he’s sent and push himself forward, to follow this bloody path no matter where it leads him.

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Magazine Review: Morpheus Tales Magazine – Issue XIV

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Morpheus Tales #14 As is usual every three months, I opened my mailbox and saw a package containing the latest issue of one of my favorite magazines…Morpheus Tales. I eagerly opened the package and was greeted with the stunning new cover by Candra Hope.  Morpheus Tales has some of the best artwork to accompany their tales and Issue #14 is no exception. The artwork beautifully enhances the tales they were created for. As far as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Iron Butterflies Rust – Author Lee Thompson

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Iron Butterflies Rust by Lee Thompson (Delirium Books) Hardcover Digital Edition Three years after Frank Gunn’s wife pulled his service pistol at the local carnival and set events in motion that stained everyone involved with an eight-year-old boy’s blood, Frank’s life has fallen apart around him—he is on voluntary leave from the police department, the media has made him look like a fool, and his marriage has gone to hell. Worst of all, the boy, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sasha Strange Chronicles – Author K.H. Koehler

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Planet Of The Dinosaurs Victorian teen and intrepid inventor Sasha Strange found the doorway…to danger! Just days before she’s to be married to the odious Lord Quinn, Sasha’s latest experimental device backfires and opens a dimensional gateway between our world and a prehistoric planet. What’s worse, it transports not just Sasha, but Sasha’s childhood friend Toby and the unforgivably arrogant Lord Quinn himself to a primeval jungle. Before you can say ‘Stegosaurus,’ Sasha and company … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rusting Chickens – Author Gene O’Neill

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Rusting Chickens by Gene O’Neill (Dark Regions Press) Rob McKenna knew all about pain and suffering. As a member of a top secret black ops mission deep inside Pakistan, his Marine Force Recon Unit had a close up and personal tour of Hell on Earth and the horrors that men are capable of doing to one another. When he returned back stateside to Napa, California, Rob was a shadow of his former self, a broken … Continue reading

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Book Review: Martyrs and Monsters – Author Rober Dunbar

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Martyrs & Monsters by Robert Dunbar (Uninvited Books) Robert Dunbar’s writing never fails to impress me.  “The Pines”, “The Shore” and “Willey” are all examples of what dark literature can be in the hands of a writer who understands the darkness that lies within all of us and who understands that humanity is  frail, perplexing and unpredictable. Robert’s short story collection “Martyr’s & Monsters” is no exception. The tales within this wonderful collection are delectably … Continue reading

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Changing Technologies: Can Your Characters Keep Up? – Author Ronald Malfi

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Changing Technologies: Can Your Characters Keep Up? by Ronald Malfi Undoubtedly, there has been countless discussions among writers, publishers, and bibliophiles alike prompted by the Rise of the Ebook. (I put this in caps and imagine the font not unlike those old Planet of the Apes theatrical posters.) While I have my own opinion on the matter, much like anyone else, that is not the point of this essay. What I want to address here … Continue reading

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Book Review: Voyeurs of Death – Author Shaun Jeffrey

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Voyeurs Of Death by Shaun Jeffrey (Dark Regions Press) From monsters to ghosts, Shaun Jeffrey runs the gamut in this new and expanded collection. Herein are found a diverse mix of the sinister, erotic, strange and surreal. From the foreboding alleyways of Venice to a bleak Scottish island, the horror is never far away. A young boy fixes dead things. You can’t always judge a man by the cut of his suit, especially when the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Little Boy Lost – Author T.M. Wright

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Little Boy Lost by T.M. Wright (Uninvited Books) WHY WOULD A DEMON WANT A CHILD? When his six-year-old son vanishes, Miles Gale is suspected of having committed an unthinkable crime. He alone knows that the truth is even more unthinkable: his son has been taken by a creature out of time, a creature out of nightmare. The boy’s mother has returned to claim him … and Miles will have to go through hell to get … Continue reading

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Book Review: Halloween Spirits – Editor Lisa Morton

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Halloween Spirits – 11 Tales For The Darkest Night Edited by Lisa Morton TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction by Lisa Morton Someone to Carve the Pumpkins by Kealan Patrick Burke Carrion Man by Joseph Nassise The Devil Came to Mamie’s on Hallowe’en by Lisa Morton The Gunner’s Love Song by Joe McKinney The October Girls by Scott Nicholson Trick or Die by Rick Pickman Thursday by Simon Janus The Outlaws of Hill County by John Palisano … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Kult – Author Shaun Jeffrey

Book Review: The Kult – Author Shaun Jeffrey

The Kult by Shaun Jeffrey People are predictable. That’s what makes them easy to kill. Out of misguided loyalty, police officer Prosper Snow is goaded into helping his friends perform a copycat killing, but when the real killer comes after him, it’s not only his life on the line, but his family’s too. Now if he goes to his colleagues for help, he risks being arrested for murder. If he doesn’t, he risks being killed. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Red Empire – Author Joe McKinney

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The Red Empire by Joe McKinney Bad Moon Books Hell to Pay The Red Empire is the U.S. Army’s secret weapon against insurgents the world over. A gigantic colony of inch long, super-intelligent fire ants, The Red Empire is capable of fighting any enemy, no matter where they’re hiding. But when the military transport tasked with delivering this weapon washes out in a flash flood along the Texas-Mexico border, and the ants are loosed upon … Continue reading

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Martyrs and Monsters by Robert Dunbar on E-Book

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Martyrs & Monsters by Robert Dunbar Uninvited Books Mr. Dunbar’s critically acclaimed collection now available for your reading pleasure on E-Book. This is one you don’t want to miss. “A masterpiece.” Dark Scribe Magazine “Substantial amounts of panache and poetic insight.” Cemetery Dance Magazine “Sure to satisfy lovers of both horror and literary fiction.” Shroud Magazine

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