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Book Review: Decayed Etchings – Author Brandon Ford


DECAYED ETCHINGS Author Brandon Ford If you love gore with a touch of irony you will love Decayed Etchings written by Brandon Ford and published by Black Bed Sheets Books in 2011. This book is a collection of eighteen short stories that will leave you horrified and aghast. Ford uses his grisly imagination to weave these delightfully gruesome, sinister, horror-struck, ...

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Book Review: Rough Cut – Author Brian Pinkerton


ROUGH CUT Author Brian Pinkerton Synopsis: Harry Tuttle is your average B-movie director. He makes low-budget horror movies that are usually panned by the uppity film critics who only give positive reviews to mainstream Hollywood films. Still, he has a small fan base and has made money from directing these movies, but he wants more. You see, Harry wants to ...

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Book Review: Home – Author Carson Buckingham


HOME Following the deaths of her mother and beloved aunt, Kate Kavanagh inherits the family homestead in the Irish enclave of Three Oaks, Conneticut; but once she moves in, Kate begins a gradual but terrifying biological transformation that is part of her inheritance, too; though not mentioned in the Will. With the help of a Rottweiler that’s more human than ...

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Book Review: The Daily Death – How I Killed My Co-Workers in 30 Days – Author Thomas Scopel


THE DAILY DEATH – HOW I KILLED MY CO-WORKERS IN 30 DAYS Author Thomas Scopel I must admit, I was intrigued by this book simply by the name. I mean, everyone has probably wanted to kill a co-worker or two in their lifetime. But still, lamenting over well placed break room knifes and scalding coffee only gets you so far ...

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


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 ...

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Book Review: Steamy Screams – Editor Jack Burton


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 ...

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

Gaslight Grotesqu

 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 ...

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Book Review: Aleric – Monster Hunter – Author Fred Wiehe


“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 ...

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Book Review: Revenge – Authors Gabrielle Faust and Solomon Schneider


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. ...

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Book Review: Slaughterhouse High – Author Robert Devereaux


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. ...

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Book Review: Sudden Death Overtime – Author Steve Vernon


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 ...

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


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


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


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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