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Book Review: Shaman’s Blood – Author Anne C. Petty

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SHAMAN’S BLOOD By Anne C. Petty Something is terribly awry for Alice Waterston. Her emotionally estranged mother Suzanne has passed. While her own daughter Margaret, uncle Hal and even significant other Nik mourn her loss, she feels detached and numb. A sense of guilt eclipses the bereavement process. Sinister turmoil begins to shine just beyond leaving many questions unanswered. A ...

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Book Review: Monsters of L.A. – Author Lisa Morton

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Monsters of L.A. by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books) In these pages you’ll find the dark stars you grew up watching: Frankenstein, Dracula, Mr. Hyde, the Phantom, the Hunchback…all the silent ones and the first to find their voices are here, and they’re even presented in roughly the order in which they first appeared on a silver screen. The Haunted ...

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Book Review: Malcontents – Authors Wilbanks, Thomas, Norris, Chandler

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MALCONTENTS-Four Novellas By: Randy Chandler, Gregory L. Norris, Ryan C. Thomas, David T. Wilbanks “I think what I love most about her, is her in born need to dominate possess.” Vincent Price The Black Widow 1975 HOWLER By Randy Chandler: A Bonnie and Clyde incarnation get more then what they bargain for when they rob Mama Rose’s brothel. A freak ...

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Book Review: Monster P*rn – Author KJ Moore

Sci-fi author Robert Silverberg defended the novella as “the richest” of all literary forms. With the novella, Silverberg posited, an author can offer more character development and exploration of themes than permitted in a short story while not having to follow the rigid requirements of a full-length novel. Silverberg may be right for the most part, but some authors may ...

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Book Review: Where Darkness Dwells – Author Glen Krisch

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Where Darkness Dwells by Glen R. Krisch (Kindle Edition) During a hot summer night in 1934, tragedy strikes when two local boys search for the truth behind a local legend. They stumble upon the Underground, a network of uncharted caverns just below the surface of Coal Hollow. Time holds no sway in the Underground. People no longer age and their ...

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Book Review: The Providence Rider – Author Robert McCammon

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The Providence Rider by Robert McCammon (Subterranean Press) The Providence Rider is the fourth standalone installment in the extraordinary series of historical thrillers featuring Matthew Corbett, professional problem solver. The narrative begins in the winter of 1703, with Matthew still haunted by his lethal encounter with notorious mass murderer Tyranthus Slaughter. When an unexplained series of explosions rocks his Manhattan ...

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Book Review: Skullbelly – Author Ronald Malfi

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Skullbelly by Ronald Malfi (DarkFuse) When three teenagers disappear in the redwood forest of the Pacific northwest, private detective John Jeffers is hired by the families to find out why the local police seem to be covering things up. Jeffers travels to the shore town of Coastal Green to investigate…and learns of a terrible secret in the process… “Skullbelly” by ...

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Book Review: Shining in Crimson (Empire of Blood #1) – Author: Robert S. Wilson

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Synopsis: Set in a dystopian, religiously-demented American Empire, the city of Las Vegas is no longer a city of sin. Now called Necropolis, it is a city that eats sin. The vampires of Necropolis wait patiently for the Empire’s weekly drop off of guilty Penitents; sinners and criminals full of fresh blood. Hank Evans is one of those Penitents and ...

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Book Review: The Cursed Man – Author Keith Rommel

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THE CURSED MAN by Keith Rommel A vehicle came to an abrupt stop in the northbound lane, halting traffic in that direction. Alister watched the driver, a young woman, exit her vehicle and train her eyes on him. She crossed over the southbound lane without yielding to traffic and stopped before Alister. “You’ve been heard,” she said, and she smiled. ...

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Book Review: The Guardian, Revenant and Dominion – Author Lia Scott Price

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The Guardian, Revenant and Dominion Darkness is what drives them. I never thought I would be saying that about Angels, the ones in Lia Scott Price’s Serial Killer and Vampire Guardian Angels. The tome which I have read contains three stories: The Guardian, Revenant and Dominion. Lia has done something unique and fresh with her stories. While the vampire phenomenon ...

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Book Review: The Pentacle Pendant – Author Stephen M DeBock

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THE PENTACLE PENDANT By: Stephen M DeBock Claire Delaney, a stunning blonde vixen that can best be envisioned as a sort of Charlize Theron type is vacationing in the Caribbean. A tourist approaches her in standard tropical manner and the two volley back and forth witty and whimsical flirts. They agree to meet later for a midnight swim and hopefully ...

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Book Review: Verland: The Transformation – Author B.E. Scully

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Verland: The Transformation by B.E. Scully True crime writer Elle Bramasol is drawn into a macabre mystery when incarcerated Hollywood producer Eliot Kingman asks her to write a book about his case. As she delves deeper into Kingman’s murder conviction, she discovers that he possesses a centuries old diary written by an elusive vampire named Verland. Uncovering the transformative secrets ...

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Book Review: Triumph of the Walking Dead – Edited by James Lowder

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By now, the term “The Walking Dead” is far from being an obscurity with a hit series just finishing its 2nd season prepping for more. Editor James Lowder has assembled an interesting cast of writers in effort to put together different viewpoints and thoughts in relation to this zombie-filled series. The book is titled “Triumph of the Walking Dead”. “Triumph” ...

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Book Review: Blindspot – Author Michael McBride

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Blindspot by Michael McBride (Dark Regions Press) At 2:31 a.m., seismic monitoring stations in China and South Korea detect a magnitude-4 event consistent with a nuclear detonation in the southeastern corner of North Korea, within the Korean Demilitarized Zone. With the threat of full-scale war escalating by the minute, the United Nations Security Council dispatches an elite unit of peacekeepers ...

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