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Book Review: Trespass – Author Jo-Anne Russell

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TRESPASS
By: Jo-Anne Russell

Ten short stories with a common theme of violation, sin or injustice.

The Denturist: Bruce Jones makes a dark deal for a dazzling new smile
Accidental Death: A writer’s dreams becomes a living nightmare as the story that tells itself goes horribly out of control
Covenant of Flesh: Tyler realizes there is more to kinship than simply genes
Fester: A band of teens pay the price … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Happens in the Attic – Author David L. Tamarin

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What Happens in the Attic
Author: David L. Tamarin

WARNING: Some of the scenes described below are not for the faint of heart. Do not read if you don’t wish to be sickened.

David Tamarin labels himself as an author who’s “…writing is known to cause panic, anxiety, trauma, hallucinations, delirium, psychosis, vomiting, fainting, heart palpitations and priapism.” After reviewing his short story “What Happens in the Attic”, I guess I can believe … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hauss Vegas – Author Christian B. Guyant

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Hauss Vegas
Author: Christian B. Guyant

Of the last four books I’ve reviewed, three have been about zombies in some way. It’s a craze that has lead to mountains of great literature and doesn’t look to be letting up any time soon. Unfortunately, this also means that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to write fresh zombie material when there are already hundreds of other authors doing the same. Rather than picking up a promising … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terovolas – Author Edward M. Erdelac

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Terovolas
Author: Edward M. Erdelac

Abraham Van Helsing has been commissioned to return the ashes of one Quincey Morris to his next of kin in Sorefoot Texas. In midst of his journey he stumbles across a bizarre sequence of events. Cadavers are turning up in frequency and intensity. He encounters an unusual ranch comprised of statuesque Norwegian ranchers that may hold the very key to the answers surrounding of brutally slain bodies.

Journalstone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightmare of the Dead – Author Vicenzo Bilof

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Nightmare of the Dead is a riveting tale surrounding Neasa, a gun-toting, hard edged, outlas who has lost her memory. Vicenzo Bilof does a superb job of making you feel Neasa’s desperation and courage in a world that has become foreign to her. This is both a horror and psychological thriller that readers will find hard to put down.

You, the reader, are willingly led into a beautiful landscape wrapped in a nightmare. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sliver – Author Josh Voyles

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I think we all can relate to a time when we felt like a ghost in our lives. When we are going through the daily motions without any real feeling of purpose. A “rut” so to speak. Anyone who can or is going through something of this nature would very likely be able to relate to Franklin Brophy, the main character of the novel “Sliver” by author Josh Voyles.

That was one of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apparition – Author Michaelbrent Collings

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APPARITION
By Michaelbrent Collings

The Wills family has a new lease on life. Having sustained certain trauma and tragedy that would surely devour most people they move from the scene of their terror into a cozy, rustic rural home. Father Shane with 13 year old daughter Ella and 6 year old Matthew struggle with pick up the pieces of their shattered lives after wife and mother Kari attempts to murder the children, turn … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poisonous – Author Tommy B. Smith

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Poisonous, the latest novella by Tommy B. Smith is a rarity of its format.  Where I’d always believed novellas should have an economy of storytelling, and a propulsive quality to the writing, making the story readable in one or two sittings – think of the collection Different Seasons, by Stephen King, and how easily digestible it is – Mr. Smith has turned my expectations on its head.  Instead of a crafting a quick, dirty … Continue reading

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Book Review: Headpress 2.6 – Editor David Kerekes

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This beautiful hard cover release is actually the first I’ve seen of the “head press” magazine article releases. It’s binding and full color printing is a “must see” that captures all the elements of what a cooly designed and written book “should” be. This edition “Headpress 2.6” is noted as being split into 2 parts, so to speak. The first half to the book covers several articles and research into the “Grand Guignol” (and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Assassin’s Creed III – Author Andy McVittie

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With the world of gaming being such an important factor these days and many core audience crossovers, it’s easy to forget about some of the essentials that go into their creations. This is why a book like “The Art of Assassins Creed” is such a marvel to view with its elaborate, detailed, and (frankly) beautiful illustrations paving the way for its more intricate programming aspects.

“The Art of Assassins Creed III” is an art … Continue reading

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Book Review: How to Zombie Walk: A Guide to the Zombie Event – Author Eric Hahn

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How to Zombie Walk: A Guide to the Zombie Event
Author: Eric Hahn

With the current zombie craze in full swing, it’s inevitable that someone other than novelists would soon start taking advantage, and what Eric Hahn did was nothing short of genius. For the last five years, he has held an annual Zombie Walk in Omaha, a highly coordinated, highly entertaining event that keeps getting bigger and better each year.

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Book Review: How I Started the Apocalypse – Author Brian Pinkerton

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I know there are a lot of zombie books out there these days, and maybe you think the authors have run out of different ways to write about them. I really like zombie stories, but I will admit a lot of them have similar plots.

Then I read Brian Pinkerton’s How I Started the Apocalypse, and was pleasantly surprised. This is a zombie tale told from the zombie’s point-of-view. But this isn’t a regular … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of the X-Files

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“The Art of the X-files” book was one of the more abstract offerings to come out of the franchise. As rather than “just” pieces from the TV show, it focused on the inspirations created out of the TV show. The book is unique in that presents art creations, photography and collage-like digital sources that pay homage to this great TV series. While there is plenty of images featuring Scully, Mulder, the smoking man, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Alien: The Illustrated Story – Author Archie Goodwin | Walter Simonson

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Alien has to be one of the most merchandised genre movies. From books to toys to video games, the sci-fi classic has been spun off into countless forms. Its profitability is no surprise; I’m not alone in considering it among the greatest films of all time. Shortly after the movie’s release in 1979, the story was adapted into comic form under the name Alien: The Illustrated Story. After being out of print since the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Boy’s Life – Author Robert R. McCammon

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BOY’S LIFE (1991)
By: Robert R. McCammon
Pocket Books

Boy’s Life follows the adventures told through the eyes Cory Mackenson in the small town of Zephyr, Alabama in the 1960’s. His portrayal of adolescence focuses not so much on the loss of innocence but the loss of magical imagination and the inevitable of growing old.

Robert McCammon’s Boy’s Life is a brilliant expose of first person persona from twelve year old Cory … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apocalypse Doll Reboot – Author Xavier Cecil

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Apocalypse Doll Reboot
Author: Xavier Cecil
Buy from: Amazon.com (Kindle edition) for $3.99 or paperback for $10.50
A Pop Star,
A Geisha,

A Martian?

And a nation of zombies. It turns out the Zombie Apocalypse was caused by the Robot Apocalypse, and a high-tech mountain stronghold of besieged survivors fights a losing war against a planet-spanning, robotic intelligence with a ruthless agenda leaving no room for human civilization. Zombie-hunters overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Moon – Author Dean Koontz

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WINTER MOON 1994
By: Dean Koontz
Berkley Publishing

When Jack a Los Angeles police officer is injured in the line of duty despair falls upon the McGarvey family. While temporarily paralyzed there is little wife Heather and son Toby have to hold onto aside from hope and faith. Salvation is unveiled in the darkest hour in the form of a mysterious inheritance. The McGarvey family is the sole beneficiary of a Montana … Continue reading

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Book Review: Heavenly Hugs – Author Dr. Carla Wills-Brandon

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Tackling the after life, is quite a big mountain to climb. We are comforted and educated by the words of others who felt the need to not sit by idly and rather share their unique circumstances

“Heavenly Hugs” is a new book created by author Carla Will-Brandon, pdD who has dedicated her time to researching close to 2000 cases of the dying and passing. Carla begins her journey with a few of her own … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aleron – Author Kane

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Aleron
Author: Kane

Aleron is book one of the Strigoi series by Kane.  It’s thoroughly enjoyable and is a must read for any reader who loves the vampire genre.  The book takes the reader on a sensual and historical journey into the world of the undead.  The story is very well told and immediately pulls you into the journey of Aleron and his quest for the unknown.

The journey begins when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apartment Seven – Author Greg F. Gifune

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Apartment Seven 

(Kindle Edition) by Greg F. Gifune
(DarkFuse)

It’s Christmastime in the city, but all is not merry. Something is happening in Apartment Seven. Something evil.

Charlie Cerrone thought he had it all—a loving marriage, a good job, a nice home and financial security—until the night his wife betrayed him and his entire world came crashing down.

Angry and confused, Charlie … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monster Movies (Pocket Essentials) – Author Emma Westwood

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MONSTER MOVIES (POCKET ESSENTIAL SERIES) (PAPERBACK)

Written Author Emma Westwood
Published Author Pocket Essentials
Publication Date: 2008
Format: Black /White – 160pages
Price: $9.95

Another engaging release from the pocket film books over at “Pocket Essentials”. Monster Movies by Emma Westwood is a short and sweet overview of a whole lotta monster based films. An obvious fan of the genre, Emma has compiled a sort of collective effort … Continue reading

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