Author Archives: Peter Schwotzer

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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Earthling Publications 2011 Halloween Book – Blood Harvest

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Blood Harvest by James A. Moore (Earthling Publications) For the 7th book in Earthling’s Halloween Series, join James A. Moore as he returns to Black Stone Bay, in this sequel to BLOOD RED…. 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 … Continue reading

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Book Review: Descent – Author Sandy DeLuca

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Descent by Sandy DeLuca (Uninvited Books) A beautiful young painter falls in love with a dangerously seductive man who may be in league with the Devil . . . who may even be a devil. So begins her DESCENT into a world of violence and horror, a world of rituals and madness and unspeakable cruelty. Can she retain her soul despite the things he does to her, the things he forces her to witness . … Continue reading

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Book Review: Predatory Instinct – Author Michael McBride

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Predatory Instinct by Michael McBride (Delirium Books) The fossilized remains of a previously unclassified hominin species are discovered in the Altai Mountains, prompting teams of scientists from around the globe to converge upon this isolated region of Siberia in search of further evidence to corroborate the revolutionary theory that a third proto-human ancestor coexisted with Neanderthals and primitive Homo sapiens. What awaits them is anything but extinct. FBI Special Agent Grey Porter leads the investigation … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Blackest Heart – Author Vince Churchill

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THE BLACKEST HEART by Vince Churchill (Northern Frights Publishing) DEATH Descending from deep space like locusts, Yardon Wrath and his murderous band of mutants, the Plague, terrorize an isolated colony. Legendary lawman Thane Bishop is brutally beaten to death in front of his family by the inhuman psychopath he helped create. But the macabre half-man, half-machine’s sinister plans call for much more than murder. Much more… REBIRTH Offered an unholy alliance with an entity from … Continue reading

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Book Review: Morpheus Tales Magazine – Issue XIII

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Morpheus Tales XIII I always get excited when I open my mailbox and see that the latest issue of Morpheus Tales is sitting in there waiting to be read. I have come to expect great things from each issue; riveting, well written stories and accompanying artwork that adds so much to the tales. Issue #13 is no exception. I thought every story was strong and I particularly loved this issue’s artwork. As per Morpheus Tales … Continue reading

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Book Review: A View From the Lake – Author Greg F. Gifune

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A VIEW FROM THE LAKE by Greg F. Gifune (Bad Moon Books) Hell freezes over… The modest lakeside resort in the small town of Blissful Point, Massachusetts once offered an alternative to the crowded beaches of Cape Cod. Tourists rented cabins, swam, relaxed, and enjoyed the miles of surrounding forest in a peaceful and safe environment. Katherine lived there for years with her husband James, a poet, and their cat Barney. They ran the small … Continue reading

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