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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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Book Review: Mask of Cybele – Author Erik Greenman

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Mask of Cybele, the new novel by Erik Greenman, published as an e-book for multiple platforms, is the kind of book that gives self-publishing and POD books a bad name. It is tedious, boring, lacks a narrative drive and conflict, and is nothing short of a self-indulgent mess. It is the type of book that traditional publishers would shun, as it lacks ...

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Book Review: Merkabah Rider | Tales of a High Planes Drifter – Author Edward M. Erdelac

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Merkabah Rider: Tales of a High Plains Drifter (Episodes 1-4) Published By: Damnation Books, LLC Published Date: December 1, 2009 Format: Oversized Paperback, Black /White – 286 pages Price: $21.65 ($5.95 on Kindle) Stop wasting your time reading this review and read Ed Ederlac’s amazing episodic novel Merkabah Rider: Tales of a High Plains Drifter. Do so, and there is ...

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Book Review: Dead Hunger – Author Eric A. Shelman

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DEAD HUNGER Flex Sheridan receives an eerie phone call of unusual proportion. His sister, Jamie Leighton reaches out and quickly unveils the plague that has consumed her. She complains of an infernal, insatiable hunger. Even her husband or two daughters Jesse and Trina couldn’t subdue her carnal behavior. The call is abruptly concluded to disturbing, blood curdling screams. Distraught, he ...

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Book Review: Blood Society – Author Jeffery Thomas

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Blood Society Author: Jeffery Thomas Publisher: Necro Publications Price: $17.99 It’s tempting to start off with a trite rant about how defanged and bloodless vampire stories have become, but Blood Society isn’t really about vampires. I don’t just mean in the sense that we never truly know what protagonist Dragna and his ilk are; the monsters simply are not the ...

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Book Review: Beyond the Barriers – Author Timothy Long

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BEYOND THE BARRIERS Author: Timothy Long Permuted Press And the zombie fiction juggernaut thunders on with another addition to the genre. This time it’s by Timothy Long, and has the potential to be a better book than many of your run-of-the-mill zombie yarns. Once again we’re stuck with the damn first person narrative though, which is getting more annoying as ...

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Book Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 6 – Author Nicholas Knight

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Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 6 SYNOPSIS: A companion piece for season 6 of the television show Supernatural that includes an overview of the season, a detailed episode guide for each episode of the season, character and crew profiles, and some other cool stuff related to the show (including a photo gallery and a look at some of the creatures ...

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Book Review: The Undead Situation – Author Eloise J. Knapp

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The Undead Situation Eloise J. Knapp Permuted Press I don’t know about you, but I’m really getting tired of genre novels written in the first person. Genre novels, for the most part, work best when the story unfolds via an unaffected third person narrative. The first person narrative is great for getting a sense of character across, but not so ...

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Book Review: Critical Millennium Hardcover – Author Andrew E. C. Gaska

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Issue: Critical Millennium Hardcover Writer/Creative Director: Andrew E. C. Gaska Artist: Daniel Dussault Letters: Nina L. Kester Proofs: Duncan Mc Lachlan Publisher: Archaia Pages: 176 Price: $24.95 “Mankind’s rise and fall in space begins here! Two thousand years from now, the Earth is nearly dead. A bold group of explorers led by philanthropist Thomm Coney pushes forward to take the ...

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