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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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Book Review: The House on Concordia Drive – Author K.W. Taylor

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I wasn’t particularly sure about reviewing this one. After all, it’s a short, cheap oneshot to draw in an audience for the followup novel (The Red Eye) and I already reviewed that one. But, due to the huge difference in tone, structure and effect between the two, I decided that it warranted me chiming in on.

Sam Brody is a bit of an ass. He also likes to harangue people via his … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zombie Book: Encyclopedia of the Living Dead – Authors Nick Redfern | Brad Steiger

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The Zombie Book: The Encyclopedia of the Living Dead  (PAPERBACK)
Written by Nick Redfern, Brad Steiger
Published by Visible Ink Press
Format: Black /White – 450 pages
Price: $19.95

Hopefully by now you have yourself a fine collection of “Visible Ink” reference books on hand. If not, it’s probably a good time to start collecting as this publishing company has produced some of the best reference books out there. It … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Red Eye – Author K.W. Taylor

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Meet Sam Brody, skeptic extraordinaire and late night host of The Red Eye, a radio show where he debunks myths of supernatural, psychic and otherworldly goofiness. So what does he do when he finds himself thrust neck deep into the same sort of stuff he professionally calls bullshit on? Say, for instance, items start exploding or flying around when he is near? Or the coworker who reeks of sulfur and the crazy redhead who … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Independent Filmmaker’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors

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The Independent Filmmaker’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors

By Gabrial Campisi

Part One: Funding The Film

1 Taking the Next Step

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Book Review: What Fates Impose – Editor Nayad A Monroe

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Greetings, my friend. We are all interested in the future, for that is where we are all going. If I need to finish quoting our dear Criswell, then I weep for that same future. Dearly, do I weep. Yet, as cheesy as the line is, none of us can deny the draw of a bit of life spoilers.

We want to know what will be, regardless of how little it boots to resist both … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth of Falling – Author Charlee Jacob

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It’s everything you never wanted to hear or that perhaps you or somebody you knew suffered through, whether from the human misery of this universe or a criminality intruding from the supernatural.   -from Essay I: The Myth of Falling

 I’ve been known to mutter that one of the best reason to create art, to spin the patently unreal out of vapors and dust, is to process the incongruities of reality. To reflect and refract … Continue reading

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Book Review: Irredeemable – Author Jason Sizemore

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She is perched high above the ground on a tree branch near the top of a weeping willow, swaying in the chilling riverside breeze. She watches the watcher through shimmering leaves, a set of hidden eyes participating in a feast of perversity. -“For the Sake of Pleasing”

I had high hopes for Irredeemable. Sizemore has proven himself a man of impeccable taste as a publisher. He knows what works in literature and makes solid … Continue reading

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Book Review: SPLATTERLANDS | Editors Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson

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SPLATTERLANDS
Reawakening The Splatterpunk Revolution
Edited by Anthony Rivera and Sharon Lawson
Grey Matter Press
283 Pages

A collection of thirteen tales with a common theme surrounding graphic, gory and often violent depiction of terror that knows no boundaries:

Heirloom By Michael Laimo-A woman’s obsession with firearms is handed down from generation to generation.

Violence for Fun and Profit By Gregory L. Norris-Revenge may spawn unto the vulnerable in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zombie Attack: Army of the Dead – Author Devan Sagliani

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ZOMBIE ATTACK BOOK 2: ARMY OF THE DEAD
By Devan Sagliani
Permuted Press Publishing
218 Pages

Just when a glimmer of hope seems to illuminate in restoring some normal society, Xander MacNamara finds himself engulfed in turmoil once again. Happily married to the love of his life Felicity Jane and adapting to his newfound military rank in Freedom Town life is good. Little does he know his new found comfort is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Perky’s Books and Gifts – Author Evelyn Rainey

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I’ll never forget what I saw. Blood splattered the books and dripped from the shelves. Chunks of –something- globbed the carpet.

“What is that?” I whispered.

“Looks like an ears,” the Colonel replied, staring at the globby thing by his foot.

“No, not specifically, Colonel.” I swallowed and swayed. “What is that, in general?”

“A dead body.” The Colonel snorted. “Or parts there of.”

Usually, I am pretty clear on how I feel about … Continue reading

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Book Review: There’s No Happy Ending – Author Tiffany Scandal

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Ever since reading Gabino Iglesias’ Gutmouth, I’ve been more and more interested in the New Bizarro Author Series (NBAS for short) put together by Eraserhead Press. Without beating a dead horse, what they do is give a chance to promising new authors who haven’t yet published their first novel.

With five to seven releases each year, we get a fresh taste of weird and wild writers we may or may not have already been … Continue reading

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