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Book Review: Exponential – Author Adam Cesare

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 I can’t remember the last straight-up monster book that I’ve read. Probably some book about Bigfoot or something when I was younger. It’s not even that I don’t like the creature features, but more that my tastes usually lay in a more reality-centered realm, where there are far more serial killers and devil-worshippers than there are monsters hiding in the dark. So leave it to Adam Cesare (Video Night, The Summer Job, and … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: The Good and the Bad | Run for Your Life Nick McClusky

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The Good and the Bad – Author Jack Bantry
Run for Your Life Nick McClusky – Author Nathan Robinson

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In the already established tradition of keeping things punk and keeping things DIY (which seem like they should be synonymous, but too often are not), Jack Bantry and Splatterpunk are not only in the business of releasing a high quality zine full of hardcore horror, but they’ve got signed, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Axes of Evil – Edited by Alex S. Johnson

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AXES OF EVIL
A Heavy Metal Horror Anthology
Edited by Alex S. Johnson
Chupa Cabra House Publishing
576 Pages

A mammoth collection of thirty-three tales with a common theme surrounding heavy metal folklore, legends and horror that will exhilarate even the blackest of souls.

Mourningstar By Del James-Destruction likes on the horizon for Rhain, Wraith, Revile and Ruin collectively known as Mouringstar at their last gig.

All The Rage By … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prisoner 489 – Author Joe Lansdale

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Joe Lansdale. If I have to tell you about him, I’m not sure I want to talk to you any more. The premier purveyor of sun-baked Texas grit and straight up goddamn oddity has been tapped by Dark Regions Press to be paired with artist Santiago Caruso for the second of their Black Labrynth novellas. If you don’t recall, I kinda liked the last one, so let’s see how this puppy stacks … Continue reading

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Book Review: Equilibrium Overturned – Authors Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson

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EQUILIBRIUM OVERTURNED
Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson
Grey Matter Press
322 Pages

A collection of fourteen tales with a sense of unbalance challenging perception as we know it

The Final Testimony of Molly Ryder By Jeff Hemenway-Kristoff a murderer is used as a test subject in a psylink to unveil the true darkness that lies within.

Amnion By John Everson-A researcher may have discovered the fountain of youth comes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyone Hates a Hero – Author Gregory L Hall

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You probably know Greg Hall. He’s the Friday night piggy-petter and grand poobah of the no-pants zone who gives out 80’s headshots with the, ahem, personalized inscription stating that you are indeed his favorite writer. He gets some of the biggest names in horror on his podcast, the Funky Werepig, but never forgets to leave room for those writers struggling to get noticed. Also, he’s torn up the floor at  the big boy dance … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Frequencies – Author Timothy Lee Frasier

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This short horror story collection includes stories about a demonic little girl, the spirit of an evil clown, a zombie apocalypse, a malevolent radio that sends its users to different dimensions, and many others.

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I recently met Timothy Lee Frasier at the Providence Literary Festival in Kentucky where we were both guests and thought that he was an all around awesome person. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Travelogue of Horror – Author Tony Urban

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As a fan of the genre, I tend to get really excited when a cool new book release arrives on the scene. I’ve seen my share of “movie catalog” book releases but this release is actually the first publishing I’ve seen that takes the time to map out what most of us would love to have on hand for off road vacations.

Namely the details on discovering old movie locations used in classic horror … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crime Seen – Author Michaelbrent Collings

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CRIME SEEN
By Michaelbrent Collings
231 Pages

A police detective Evan White is haunted by the murder of his wife Val. As the body count rises a relentless killer is hell bent and determined to show Evan his wife’s murder was only the beginning to all the carnage around them.

Author Michaelbrent Collings delivers in spectacular suspense fuelled action in Crime Seen. His infectious style and prose lures the reader instantly into … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Greg Spalenka – Author Greg Spalenka

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The cover says it all. A mixture of beauty, technique, spiritually, experimentation and style. Greg Spalenka has been churning out paintings and illustrative work for decades. A collection captured under one volume is a blessing to artists and enthusiasts of all things interesting. This recent release is titled “The Art of Greg Spalenka” now coming under the wing of Titan Books.

It probably goes without saying, but having one’s works showcased under a Titan … Continue reading

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Book Review: Legacy – Author JG Faherty

LEGACY
By JG Faherty
Samhain Publishing
71 Pages

Sean Black is not your ordinary, regular, everyday teen growing up in a small town of New Hope, Massachusetts. As ominous, debilitating nightmares of a Lovecraftian type creature devour his rest each night, he struggles to cope within the day light hours. As an impending storm threatens to descend upon the sleepy town he begins to sense his nightmares have begun to eclipse … Continue reading

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Book Review: 14 – Author Peter Clines

14
By Peter Clines
345 Pages
Permuted Press Publishing

Nate Tucker is a man simmering in his own juices of mediocrity. While his peers are married, having kids and excelling in their respective careers, he feels trapped within his own under achievement. Working as a data entry clerk he realizes his limited income can no longer pay the rent. At an office get together a co-worker tells him of a real … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jamais Vu – Issue 1 – Editor Paul Anderson

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For a very, very short amount of time, back in the mid-1990’s, just after Headbanger’s Ball was cancelled, there was a show on MTV called SuperRock (bear with me here, this will make sense shortly). Rather than only playing heavy metal videos, SuperRock covered a wider variety. On a normal night, you might catch a Bad Religion video, then a Faith No More video, and then a Public Enemy video. They essentially tapped into … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Handy Math Answer Book – Authors Patricia Barnes-Svarney | Thomas E Svarney

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The Handy Math Answer Book  (PAPERBACK)
Series: The Handy Answer Book Series
Written by  Patricia Barnes-Svarney, Thomas E Svarney
Published by Visible Ink Press
Format: Black /White – 528 pages
Price: $21.95

Another great book of interest from the publishers at “Visible Ink” Press. “The Handy Math Answer Book” is one of several subject related books dedicated to providing quick answers to common questions. What I like most about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fatal Consequences – Author JG Faherty

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FATAL CONSEQUENCES
By JG Faherty
Samhain Publishing
78 Pages

After narrowly escaping a vicious bear attack Alec Winter flees the scene only to return and find his children brutally slain while his wife is holding on by a thread. While everyone perceives him to be a hero, he must grapple with the reality of their tragic deaths. Will his remorse and sorrow be the ultimate fate for Alec Winter or will … Continue reading

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Book Review: DEAD HUNGER VII: The Reign of Isis – Author Eric A. Shelman

DEAD HUNGER VII: THE REIGN OF ISIS
By: Eric A. Shelman
Dolphin Moon Publishing
432 Pages

Set twelve years into the future The Reign of Isis finds our harrowing group of heroes set up civilization in the small town of Kingman, Kansas. All in all life is pretty good for the likes of Flex, Gem, their son Flex Jr., Hemp, Charlie, their son Max and all the other characters we’ve come … Continue reading

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Book Review: After the People Lights Have Gone Off – Author Stephen Graham Jones

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If you’re a fan of horror fiction, and you aren’t familiar with the work of Stephen Graham Jones (which you should be, since I interviewed him here back in April of 2013), now’s the time to get started. He’s got fifteen novels (including Demon Theory, The Last Final Girl, and The Least of My Scars), five story collections (Zombie Sharks with Metal Teeth being one of my favorites, both in content and in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ghost Heart – Author Weston Ochse and Yvonne Navarro

From the depths of night, the thing creeps along the ocean of imagination, pulling itself with talons jagged from too much murder. Hunger fuels the hunt as it searches for the light. Its hiss drowned out by the rock and roll music that thunders from man-sized speakers. A Human throng sways to the primal rhythms. Here and there are the lights it craves. With a cry, it launches from the back of its human … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sci-Fi Movie Guide – Author Chris Barsanti

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The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz  (PAPERBACK)
Written by Chris Barsanti
Published by Visible Ink Press
Format: Black /White – 500 pages
Price: $19.95

The good folks at “Visible Ink Press” have put in extra crunch time to bring ya a volume chock full of science fiction films for fans of interest. The new book is titled: “The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Visions: A Collection of Modern Horror – Editors Anthony Rivera | Sharon Lawson

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DARK VISIONS: A COLLECTION OF MODERN HORROR
Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson
Grey Matter Press
270 Pages

A collection of thirteen tales with a common theme surrounding the depraved, demented fuelled with dread:

Mister Pockets A Pine Deed Story By Jonathan Maberry-Lefty, a twelve year old boy suspects there is an ominous presence lurking within their sleepy town.

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Book Review: Jamais Vu – Issue 2 – Editor Paul Anderson

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With issue number one, Jamais Vu established itself as a strong newcomer to the dark fiction scene. We got short stories and poetry, movie and book reviews, and a few articles covering a little bit of everything. What they did was not only bring some great new as well as veteran voices together, but also set high expectations for issue number two of what is, admittedly, an experiment, a test run, if you will. … Continue reading

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