Author Archives: Trish Martin

Book Review: The Darker Side of Oz – Author Scott Stanford


Dorothy The Darker Side of Oz by Scott Stanford, is just that, a much darker version of Dorothy’s descent into the land of Oz. When I received this book, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect; I had seen both the Judy Garland, happy Wizard of Oz movie and the much darker, Fairuza Balk feature, Return to Oz, so I was sure this would lean much more toward the latter movie. Actually, it leaned far … Continue reading

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Book Review: Z-Boat – Author Suzanne Robb


Z-BOAT Suzanne Robb’s Z-Boat is a novel based in the future wherein the Earth has been severely ravaged due to pollution. There is no clean drinking water in site and the rest of the world’s resources have been severely depleted. Even the sun’s rays are blocked by a layer of smog, casting a dark shadow over the Earth. The only way to salvage humanity is to explore the depths of the ocean for necessary resources. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightwalkers Chloe of the Night – Author Keith Kekic


Nightwalkers: Chloe of the Night Nightwalkers: Chloe of the Night by Keith Kekic is the second novel in the “Nightwalkers” series. This novel is narrated by the main character from the first novel. In this book, however, our main character is an adult and is reflecting, into his notebook, visions he is having about the lives of Chloe as well as Sarah (both of whom were in the first novel). These visions reveal how Chloe … Continue reading

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Book Review: Supernatural – Coyote’s Kiss – Author Christa Faust


Supernatural: Coyote’s Kiss Review by Trish Martin Supernatural: Coyote’s Kiss by Christa Faust is a novel based on the television show “Supernatural” found on the CW network. As someone whom has never watched an episode of the show, not because I wasn’t interested but because of the time slot, I was a little worried about whether I would be able to get into and understand what was going on in the book. I actually had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood War – Author Dylan J. Morgan


BLOOD WAR The novel Blood War by Dylan J. Morgan is the second novel I have read by this up and coming author (Hosts was the first and it was excellent). First off I must say that Dylan J. Morgan has an excellent talent for writing and actually has a wonderful grasp on the English language, which is hard to find in today’s “slang-driven” society. His word choices are descriptive as well as easy to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Things II – Editor Ty Schwamberger


DARK THINGS II Dark Things II edited by Ty Schwamberger is yet another well put together anthology from Pill Hill Press. After reading the first of the Dark Things books I was very excited to get a chance to read another. Once again we have a very different assortment of stories from demons and angels to ghosts and zombies, this collection has it all. “You’re Gonna Die” by Derek Muk is a classic story of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Things – Edited by Jessy Marie Roberts


DARK THINGS First off I have to admit that I am a big fan of horror anthologies so when I get one sent to me I get really stoked. Dark Things, edited by Jessy Marie Roberts, was no exception. This compilation of stories runs the gambit from the supernatural to the sadistic and back again. The fact that each story had something different made it all the more interesting. “Five Minutes in Africa” by Sean … Continue reading


Book Review: Demon Legacy – Author Kelly Brigham


DEMON LEGACY Written by Kelly Brigham Published by Damnation Books, Publication Date: 2009 Format: Black /White – 346 pages Price: $24.25 Demons, evil, betrayal and taboo subject matter are just a few of the interesting aspects you will find in Kelly Brigham’s Demon Legacy. I went into this novel, after reading the synopsis on the back, thinking that this story would be your usual good vs. evil story where good must inevitably thwart evil in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Doorway Unto Darkness – Author Larry Niven / Owen Keehnen


DOORWAY UNTO DARKNESS Written by Owen Keehnen Published by: Dancing Moon Press Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black / White – 280 pages Price: $15.00 Possession, evil, darkness, brutality, and gore are all words that could be used to describe Owen Keehnen’s Doorway Unto Darkness. Keehnen tells the tale of a man possessed by an all-consuming, powerful, and unmerciful evil; a man whose body and mind are consumed by someone or something that has no qualms … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightwalkers – Author Keith Kekic


NIGHTWALKERS Author Keith Kekic Published by Damnation Books Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 386 pages Price: $21.85 Today I finished reading a story about a boy with a depressing life who develops a fondness for the night. This night that calls out to him and begs him to walk in its darkness and drink in its beauty. The power of the night envelops him and he begins searching for what his life is … Continue reading


Book Review: Psycho: A Novel – Author Robert Bloch


PSYCHO: A NOVEL Author Robert Bloch Published by Overlook TP Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 208 pages Price: $13.95 A girl stops in for the night at an out of the way motel on a remote stretch of road. She seems frazzled and a little road weary but converses politely with the motel clerk before heading to her room. After some time to reflect on her plans she readies herself for a nice hot … Continue reading


Book Review: The Zombie Wilson Diaries – Author Timothy W. Long


THE ZOMBIE WILSON DIARIES Author Timothy W. Long Published by Library of the Living Dead Press Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 240 pages Price: $12.99 Surf, sun, sand, smokin’ boobs … It’s every man’s dream vacation. There’s just one minor hiccup. The boobs belong to a slobbering, stinking zombie. What’s a guy to do? Such is the dilemma for the hapless protagonist of Timothy W. Long’s latest novel, The Zombie Wilson Diaries. After … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unholy Embrace – Author Neil Benson


UNHOLY EMBRACE Author Neil Benson Published by Night to Dawn Publication Date: 2010 Format: Black /White – 204 pages Price: $13.50 Unholy Embrace by Neil Benson is the story of a romantic and dangerous love affair between a beautiful, ages-old vampire and a mortal man. This story is enchanting and sexy with an edge of excitement. Not only do we read about vampires but of werewolves and demons. The New York night life and seedy … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Fall – Author Guillermo Del Toro


Vampires have become the hot commodity on the market but what they’ve been turned into is a far cry from those of the past. They are now hunky and sparkly and everything that the horrifying Nosferatu was not. In this vampire dominated artistic culture it is hard to ferret out the good from the lousy. Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to read the second novel in an apocalyptic vampire trilogy, The Fall by Guillermo … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killers (2010)


SYNOPSIS: The movie “Killers”, directed by Robert Luketic, begins with a girl, Jen- played by Katherine Heigl. Jen is a bit unlucky in love and is recovering from a breakup with her boyfriend. She travels to France with her parents when she meets and then falls head-over feet for a guy, Spencer- played by Ashton Kutcher. Spencer has a very unusual and dangerous job. Spencer decides to choose love over a life as a secret … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hosts – Author Dylan J Morgan


Dylan J Morgan’s Hosts is the novel that, once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. It’s an exciting, brutal, gory, and an even somewhat romantic story. I know that all of these adjectives don’t normally go together to describe one singular thing but this book is different. I was gripped with curiosity and intrigue as I plowed through the pages of this thriller/sci-fi-esque novel. This novel is set in the middle of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night Terrors: An Anthology of Horror – edited by Theresa Dillon


Creepy, macabre subject matter fills the pages of a Blood Bound Books first, Night Terrors: An Anthology of Horror edited by Theresa Dillon. Night Terrors is an anthology of 31 horror stories ranging from stories of serial killers, to monsters, to evil itself. There are stories here to satisfy anyone’s palate and quench anyone’s thirst for blood and gore. We begin with a story that everyone may find familiar, a fear of what is under … Continue reading