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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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Book Review: The Chocolate Man – Author Waide Aaron Riddle

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THE CHOCOLATE MAN by Waide Aaron Riddle Enter into night in this house of dark and no light Where Evil lives and ghouls and specters remember… and never forgive. This house known as Blackraven, haunted by death, where there is no God…there is no heaven. “The Chocolate Man” by Waide Aaron Riddle is something that comes along only once in a generation. Something that stands out amongst the millions of words that are put down … Continue reading

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Magazine Review: Morpheus Tales – Issue 12

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Morpheus Tales #12 If Ever I Should Leave You by John S. Barker Illustrated by Matthew Freyer Kid Intestines by Christopher Glazer Woodbury by Brick Marlin Illustrated by Vladimir Petkovic Misery Of the Pickled Punk by Lawrence Barker May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot by Kury Fawver Illustrated by Charlie Zacherl Deviation by Edward Rodosek Sharp Edges by John F. D. Taff

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Book Review: The Disappeared – Author David B. Silva

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THE DISAPPEARED by David B. Silva Dark Regions Press Ten years ago: Gabriel Knight, age 11, takes a bike ride to the park and becomes one of the … disappeared. When Teri Knight answers a knock at the front door, she discovers her son Gabriel standing in the doorway. Only it can’t be her son. Gabe took a bike ride to the park ten years ago, at age 11, and became one of the disappeared. … Continue reading

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If you love Horror Fiction and those who write it!!!

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A call for boycotting Dorchester from Brian Keene http://www.briankeene.com/?p=6140

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Book Review: Alice On The Shelf – Author Bill Gauthier

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ALICE ON THE SHELF by Bill Gauthier (Bad Moon Books) “Where’s Alice? Down the Rabbit Hole.When Brad awakens with this question on his lips but his friend Miranda on his mind, a sense of unease fills him. When he finds she isn’t home, and a strange visitor is outside her house looking for a missing pocket watch, Brad knows something is amiss. The world is familiar but different. Storybooks, fairy tales, nursery rhymes, and fantasies … Continue reading

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New Book by Ronald Kelly: Twilight Hankerings – Things That Go Bite in the Night

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Twilight Hankerings – Things That Go Bite in the Night (Crossroad Press) CONTENTS: Peacemaker The Boxcar Consumption Then Came a Woodsman Oh, Sordid Shame! The Thing at the Side of the Road Whorehouse Hollow Thinning the Herd From the author: “”Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “appetite” as: a) any of the instinctive desires necessary to keep up organic life; specifically: the desire to eat, or b) an inherent craving; an insatiable appetite for nourishment Of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bone Tree – Author Christopher Fulbright

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THE BONE TREE by Christopher Fulbright (Bad Moon Books) Above a Civil War graveyard in the backwoods of Texas, Kevin and Bobby’s treehouse was their haven against the world. But the day Tom Plecker comes screaming through the creek below, terrified of a shadow man, that all changes. Walking Tom home they see it — the tree, its branches twisted like the pain-wracked frame of a fleshless corpse, knotty snarls of bone-white wood clawing the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pain – Author Harry Shannon

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Pain by Harry Shannon (Dark Regions Press) A top secret virus infects the water supply of a mountain town. Two mercenary soldiers, a retiring doctor and a handful of terrified patients struggle to defend a remote ER against a mob of the living dead. Through one long, harrowing night the living will learn there are many different kinds of… PAIN I was introduced to Harry Shannon’s writing when Dark Regions Press sent me a copy … Continue reading

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Book Review: As I Embrace My Jagged Edges – Author Lee Thompson

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AS I EMBRACE MY JAGGED EDGES by Lee Thompson Sideshow Press – 2011 Entrusted with a bronze shard of Solomon’s Temple, Boaz’s family has lived in constant danger. Moving from place to place, they have protected the relic from people who wanted to use its magick to procure wisdom and power over demons. It’s a demanding and dangerous responsibility; one that has taken a toll on each member of this proud and pious Jewish family. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Regret – Author Gabrielle Faust

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REGRET by Gabrielle Faust (Dark Regions Press) Humanity is renowned for placing the blame for their most unspeakable actions in the palms of their “demons.”  It would seem that for every crime, every indecency there is a minion of the Underworld assigned to it. The lucky ones balance precariously on the edge of damnation, always managing at the last minute to halt their impending doom.  The unlucky ones succumb entirely or, in Marcus Glenfield’s case, … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Matrix Of Angels – Author Christopher Conlon

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A MATRIX OF ANGELS by Christopher Conlon (Creative Guy Publishing, April 2011 release) Once in a great while I will come across a book that can’t be pinned down to a genre. A book that defies the norm, steps outside of what I come to expect from a book and to put it bluntly…knocks me on my ass. Christopher Conlon’s “A Matrix Of Angels” is that book. It is a story of friendship, memories, redemption, … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Willy – Author Robert Dunbar

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Willy by Robert Dunbar (Uninvited Books) 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.

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Book Review: Valley Of The Scarecrow – Author Gord Rollo

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VALLEY OF THE SCARECROW by Gord Rollo Dark Regions Press During the great depression, a small backwoods community in Iowa face even more difficult times than most, having to endure the slowly fading sanity of their leader, Reverend Joshua Miller. When it is clear the man has slipped beyond the edge of reason and perhaps signed a deal with the devil, the citizens unite to stop him any way they can, breaking into the church … Continue reading

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Ronald Kelly – Devourer – New Short Fiction

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The king of “Southern Fried Horror” Ronald Kelly has published a new and original piece of short fiction. You can read the story here.

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Don D’Auria Has Found A Home

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Finally, one of my favorite and one of the best horror editors is back in the game. Don D’Auria was the former executive editor for Dorchester Publishing’s Leisure Books imprint. When Dorchester decided to restructure Don was shown the door. He has now been hired by Samhain Publishing to launch a new line of horror fiction. Don has worked with some of the best authors in the business; Brian Keene, Richard Laymon, Ramsey Campbell, Bryan … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lord Of The Mountain – Author William Ollie

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LORD OF THE MOUNTAIN By William Ollie “October 1929 Times are hard in Whitley, West Virginia, and harder times are just around the corner. But not for William Pitch, as long as he returns to Ward Rock Mountain and gives that creature what he wants. And not for the Mayor or the Judge, or the young country doctor as long as they play along with Pitch. Earl Peters signed on for two reasons: more money, … Continue reading

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

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The Vampire Hunters – Book 1 by Scott M. Baker “Modern day vampire hunters wage a brutal battle against the undead in the nation’s capital. As former Boston cops, Drake Matthews and Alison Monroe thought they had experienced it all… until they found themselves tracking down a serial killer who turned out to be one of the undead. Stopping him cost them their careers and almost their lives. Thanks to an influential and anonymous benefactor, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gardens Of Night – Author Greg F. Gifune

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“Recovering from a violent trauma, Marcus Banyon comes to perceive a different reality. Has he suffered a psychotic break as his doctors suggest? Or have his eyes been opened to forces long hidden from the rest of humanity? As he and his wife retreat to an isolated cabin, Marc’s visions lead them to an ancient mythology steeped in mystery and deception … and to a trio of sinister beings who hold the fate of the … Continue reading

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My Favorite Horror Books of 2010

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Now for my annual list of my favorite books from 2010. I managed to read 56 books this year, basically one a week. That is along with various magazines that I manage to squeeze in also; Diabetic Forecast; Home Theater Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Morpheus Tales etc. Also, along with spending time with the amazing new woman in my life, working on my sites, taking care of my dog, training in mixed martial arts, taking care … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Vegan Revolution…with Zombies – Author David Agranoff

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THE VEGAN REVOLUTION..WITH ZOMBIES by David Agranoff Deadite Press “Presenting Stress Free Food! Animal suffering is a thing of the past. Hipsters can now enjoy bacon without guilt. Thanks to a new miracle drug the cute little pig no longer feels a thing as she is led to the slaughter. The only problem? Once the drug enters the food supply anyone who eats it is infected. From fast food burgers to free-range organic eggs, eating … Continue reading

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