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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 ...

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Book Review: Darkness Falls – Author Allan Leverone

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Darkness Falls by Allan Leverone (DarkFuse) In this tale of creeping horror, down-on-his-luck novelist Tyler Beckman returns to his old hometown of Darkness Falls, New Hampshire, hoping to resurrect his career. Tyler fled the town of his youth nearly two decades earlier following the brutal triple murder of his parents and sister, landing in New York and eventually writing six ...

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Book Review: In Poe’s Shadow- Editors A.W. Gifford | Jennifer L. Gifford

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In Poe’s Shadow (Dark Opus Press) Dark Opus Press Presents: “In Poe’s Shadow” a collection of short stories inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited by A. W. Gifford and Jennifer L. Gifford. The Resurrectionist – AP Diggs Merryl – James S. Dorr De’Atherton House – Sorrel Wood Visions – Neil Kloster The Final Sculpture – Ian Shoebridge ...

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Book Review: When The Leaves Fall – Author Paul Melniczek

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When The Leaves Fall by Paul Melniczek (Bad Moon Books) Every town holds its share of secrets. Some more than others… Halloween is coming soon to Haverville, and two best friends have decided to test their courage against the local haunted house, Graver’s Farm. With the brashness and wildness of youth behind them, Chris and Kyle begin an October adventure ...

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Book Review: Dominion – Author Scott M. Baker

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Dominion (Book Three of the Vampire Hunters Trilogy) by Scott M. Baker Print Edition Kindle Edition The exciting conclusion of The Vampire Hunters After being hidden away for centuries, the Vampyrnomicon, the Book of the Undead, is finally unearthed, and with it the terrible secret of the vampires’ origins. The discovery of the Vampyrnomicon gives Drake Matthews the means to ...

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Book Review: Kayla and the Devil – Author Bryan Smith

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Kayla and the Devil by Bryan Smith College student Kayla Monroe seems to have everything. Stunning looks, smarts, and loads of money thanks to her privileged upbringing. But something’s gone wrong. Ever since the start of her sophomore year, people have been avoiding her. Her friends shun her. Guys no longer flock to her. Even her former stalker, an awkward ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. – ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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