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Book Review: Horror Mavericks – Author Danny Draven

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“A big film that has the luxury of a $150 million ad budget will certainly educate the public as to what the title means or what kind of film it is. But when you have no money and you’re at the video store or scrolling down the menu on iTunes or Apple TV, the title has to be understandable so people get it. If you can tell a story without even a log line, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Demon of Renaissance Drive – Author Elizabeth Reuter

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DEMON OF RENAISSANCE DRIVE

By Elizabeth Reuter

Annabelle a succubus nestled comfortably in the confines of eternal damnation is bored and restless. Her primary role is to deliver a multitude of incubus unto the Lord of Darkness. Gestation ordinarily lasts twenty four hours. Feeling a constant void she longs to experience the emotions of a mortal and devises a plan to stow away on a voyage to earth through a possible porthole.

Often witty, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steamy Screams – Editor Jack Burton

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Indie outlet Blood Bound Books has been attempting to make a name for itself in the publishing world. Their goal is to release genre fiction that can provoke readers and offer high-quality writing. I reviewed one of their publications, K.J. Moore’s Monster P*rn, and felt it an attention-grabbing but uneven tale. I’m pleased to say their anthology Steamy Screams is far more consistent and rarely fails to keep its momentum. Steamy Screams consists of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Scratch – Author Corey A. Burkes

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SCRATCH

Author Corey A. Burkes

In looking back over my reading of ‘Scratch’, I couldn’t have picked a more perfect evening for it. It was late, dark, and there was a thunderstorm outside, just like the pivotal scene in the story itself. Fortunately for me, however, there was no demon in my house!

‘Scratch’ tells the story of Keilee-Ann, the 4 year old daughter of Erica and Marvin. The family is having financial issues … Continue reading

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Book Review: 90 Minutes to Live – Editors Joel Kirkpatrick, Bill Patterson

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Journalstone’s 2011 Warped Words – 90 Minutes to Live

“There’s a time to live and a time to die
When it’s time to meet the maker
There’s a time to live, but isn’t it strange
As soon as you’re born you’re dying”
Bruce Dickinson-Iron Maiden Clairvoyant 1988

A true milestone for any budding author is to pen a tale that forces the reader to re-evaluate their own life and learn … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gaslight Grotesque – Editers J.R. Campbell, Charles Prepolec

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 Hands up who likes Sherlock Holmes? If your hand is raised then you’re in for a real treat with this fantastic tribute anthology. It’s a series of tales featuring our favourite cocaine addict and his faithful sidekick, but with an added layer of grotesque Gothicy goodness.

In these stories we meet Wendigos and zombies, werewolves and ghouls. Aleister Crowley skulks in the shadows, along with those sinister stalwarts of Victoriana: spiritualists, freemasons, mediums, occultists, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aleric – Monster Hunter – Author Fred Wiehe

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“A disquiet hush clung to the medical clinic, as if in actuality it were a mortuary rather than a place of healing. Dr. Ratterman prowled the deserted hallway like an undertaker afraid of waking the dead entrusted to his care. The last patient had left. Both nurse and receptionist had gone home. Only the doctor and the demons that possessed him remained.”

What would your response be if I told you about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Revenge – Authors Gabrielle Faust and Solomon Schneider

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REVENGE

By: Gabrielle Faust and Solomon Schneider
Barking Rain Press

“Unfortunately there is no place in Hell for insurgents.”

Marcus is a prisoner of the mundane. Long lost is his passion for anything aside from consuming countless bourbon after bourbon in his tattered, withered upholstered chair. Submitting to reclusiveness and withdrawn even his live in partner Brenda becomes steadily estranged.

One evening he receives a text she’d sent indicating she … Continue reading

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Book Review: When Disaster Strikes – Author Matthew Stein

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I had received a copy of this book awhile ago. I immediately began digging into its contents, though I wanted to give it time to absorb a bit as there is much here to learn read, and consume. In this age, where we share the same date as the end of the world cycle (2012), it seems appropriate to add a few survival books on the shelf next to those less helpful “Walking … Continue reading

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Book Review: Slaughterhouse High – Author Robert Devereaux

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Bizarro fiction is an interesting idea if you think about it. Especially if you’ve finished reading Slaughterhouse High written by Robert Devereaux, who has a talent in the bizarre factor. The novel is in every word gory, disgusting, revolting and any other good word used to describe how entertaining this story was. I enjoyed it for its creativeness and brutality. The characters were likable. The kills were creative. This is the type of novel … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sudden Death Overtime – Author Steve Vernon

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Sudden Death Overtime by Steve Vernon
(Crossroad Press)

What happens when an over-the-hill never-say-quit bush league hockey team from Northern Labrador go toe-to-tooth with a tour bus full of vampires immortal-stakes showdown of street hockey?

For the answer – throw Paul Newman’s Slapshot into a blender with Steven Niles 30 Days of Night and hit frappe!

Steve Vernon is the author of a dozen … Continue reading

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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 curator to the small town’s local museum, Alice becomes obsessed with investigating her … Continue reading

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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 House of … Continue reading

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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 of nature: part wolf, part girl aptly nick named Wolfgirl and fellow whore … Continue reading

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Book Review: Monster P*rn – Author KJ Moore

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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 benefit from the expansive length of a novel. Among that crowd is … Continue reading

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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 wounds heal as if by … Continue reading

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