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Book Review: Hunting The Moon Tribe – Author David Agranoff

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HUNTING THE MOON TRIBE by David Agranoff For a thousand generations, the Dragon Slayers Society has hunted the most vile monsters across China. Thirty years ago Yuen Wong sacrificed his wife Elsa to save his new born son, Chen. They escaped China to America, and Yuen continued his search for the warrior foretold to confront the master vampire, Huwan-Tun. Erich is a student at the Wong’s martial arts school, who is haunted by dreams of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unearthed – Author Gina Ranalli

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UNEARTHED by Gina Ranalli (Delirium Books) The Pacific Northwest is known for its near-constant rainy season. But on New Years Day, the sun emerges and one woman, alone with her dog, ventures out to discover that something else has arrived with the new year: vast sinkholes, large enough to swallow entire cities, claim the lives of millions and unearth nightmare creatures that could only mean one thing…the end of humanity. I have been hearing good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Midnight’s Angels – Author Tony Richards

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MIDNIGHT’S ANGELS by Tony Richards (Dark Regions Press) It may look like a perfectly ordinary New England town, a little larger than most. But Raine’s Landing, Massachusetts, holds some very dark secrets. The real witches of Salem fled here just before the Trials of 1692, and the place has been full of magic — the good and the bad kind — ever since. And a curse hangs over the whole population … there are so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heart Of Glass – Author David Winnick

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HEART OF GLASS by David Winnick (Bad Moon Books) Time has not been kind to Adam and Sonia’s marriage. They have drifted away from each other and barely speak anymore. On a trip to the local antiques mall, Adam finds a jigsaw puzzle made of clear glass. He believes that working on the puzzle together may help with their problems. However the puzzle has a strange hold on Adam, and what he thought might bring … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ursa Major – Author John R. Little

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URSA MAJOR by John R. Little (Bad Moon Books) A peaceful camping trip turns ugly as a step-father and daughter come face to face with a blood thirsty, mindless force. What happens when you have to make decisions that have no pleasant options? It has the same kind of scary as The Terminator. You know, like being chased by a relentless pursuer, a heartless android…who is getting closer, closer, the ending inevitable”. From the introduction … Continue reading

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Dark Regions Press – The Engines of Sacrifice – Author James Chambers

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The Engines Of Sacrifice (Dark Regions Press) by James Chambers In hidden places, they sleep and dream, and through their dreams they touch humanity — but their touch brings only the stains of horror, death, and madness…until the day the Old Ones return. In the Engines of Sacrifice, acclaimed writer James Chamber delivers four nightmare novellas inspired by the Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. Investigation 37: In the late years of the Vietnam War, Lavender May … Continue reading

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Book Review: Arena Of The Wolf – Author Jim Gavin

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ARENA OF THE WOLF by Jim Gavin (Dark Regions Press) Jerry is an over-the-road trucker with a couple of exes and a few late payments to make. Sometimes it seems like the least of his problems is that he’s a werewolf – until he wakes up in the middle of a rodeo where he’s the bull! Forced to compete in bizarre, brutal events for the pleasure of a bloodthirsty crowd, where death is “extreme sports … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bloodrush – Author Bryan Smith

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BLOODRUSH by Bryan Smith (Delirium Books – July 2011) David Rucker wakes up to a scene of shocking violence. Blood and body parts are everywhere. At first, he has no memory of who he is or how he wound up unconscious in the midst of all this carnage. The mental fog engulfing him begins to clear and recognition dawns. The bodies of the dead belonged to people he loved. As he absorbs this information, a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Gaki and Other Hungry Spirits – Author Stephen Mark Rainey

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THE GAKI AND OTHER HUNGRY SPIRITS by Stephen Mark Rainey (Dark Regions Press) Strange Shapes hiding in the shadows cast by the moonlight. Eerie noises drifting out of the forest and rising into the night. The sound of inhuman footsteps approaching from somewhere in the darkness. A pair of gleaming eyes peering in through your window at midnight. This is the nightmarish, haunted world you will enter in this new collection of 17 tales – … Continue reading

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New Ronald Kelly Books

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Some exciting news from one of my favorite authors. Ronald Kelly will have three books out in the month of May. AFTER THE BURN, a collection of post apocalyptic horror stories from Thunderstorm Books, his second short story collection, CUMBERLAND FURNACE & OTHER FEAR-FORGED FABLES, and his first published western, TIMBER GRAY (both from Bad Moon Books).

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Book Review: Vampyrnomicon – The Vampire Hunters Book II – Author Scott M. Baker

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Vamprynomicon – The Vampire Hunters Book II Scott M. Baker (Shadowfire Press) Within the vaults of the Smithsonian Institute lies the key to finding The Vampyrnomicon, or The Book of the Undead, that contains the history and secrets of the vampires. According to legend, whoever possesses the book can establish a vampire nation on earth – or destroy the undead once and for all. With an opportunity to end the war against the undead so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dreams The Ragman – Author Greg F. Gifune

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DREAMS THE RAGMAN (Delirium Books) by Greg F. Gifune As a young boy Derrick listened to his grandfather’s spooky tales of “The Ragman,” an old junk dealer and boogieman of sorts to the children in the neighborhood who he claimed had followed him throughout his entire life and stalked him from the depths of his own worst nightmares. But as an alcoholic ravaged with senility, his grandfather’s stories were dismissed as delusions. When years later, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fifteen Minutes – Author William Ollie

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FIFTEEN MINUTES by William Ollie (Dark Regions Press) It is a ring, forged deep within the jungles of Ecuador, centuries ago. Sixteen-year-old Simon had no idea what he was getting into when his mother packed him off to spend the summer at Granny’s house. A cat’s eye ring with mystical powers. The first thing he noticed was the hip clothing, the uncharacteristic sultry language and wild, futuristic hairdo. The second was the cool ring she … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pumpkin Man – Author John Everson

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THE PUMPKIN MAN by John Everson (Delirium Books – June 2011) After her father’s gruesome murder, Jenn needed a place to get away from it all with some friends, to take her mind off her grief. The empty seaside cottage she inherited seemed perfect. Jenn didn’t know that the cottage held arcane secrets, mysteries long hidden and best left alone. She didn’t realize until it was too late that the old books and Ouija board … Continue reading

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Book Review: Willy – Author Robert Dunbar

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WILLY (Uninvited Books) by Robert Dunbar In a school for boys with emotional problems, a disturbed adolescent struggles against a mire of superstition and oppression. Then he meets Willy … and the other boy – charismatic and strange – saves him. Or damns him. Robert Dunbar’s new book “Willy” is one of the most powerful and compelling books I have ever read. In a genre busting tour-de-force, Mr. Dunbar has redefined the beauty of dark … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nursery Rhymes 4 Dead Children – Author Lee Thompson

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NURSERY RHYMES 4 DEAD CHILDREN by Lee Thompson Delirium Books In the hills of Pennsylvania, phantoms from the past mingle with those of the present, all swirling in a dark maelstrom over Division. Haunted by the part he played in his brother Mark’s death, John McDonnell takes a midnight hike and stumbles across four dead girls upon the forest floor. Their severed limbs spell Repent. The coroner finds Mark’s onyx skeleton key inside one of … Continue reading

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