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Book Review: D.O.A.: Extreme Horror Collection – Editors: David B. Hayes and Jack Burton

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Full disclosure: I submitted to this anthology and was rejected. On the other hand, my wife, who allows me access to all her soft and naughty bits, has a story on display within its pages. My hope is that the two cancel each other out and leave a relative sense of objectivity to my review. Just wanted to warn you.

Any time you call something “extreme” or “shocking” or any of those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cemetary Club – Author JG Faherty

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CEMETERY CLUB
By JG Faherty

Faherty’s latest effort is spell binding terror with a paranormal slant with tons of twists and turns. Often thought provoking and spine tingling several prominent themes are introduced simultaneously. Who wouldn’t love a good ghost, ancestry, paranormal, zombie tale right? Toss in a few skeletons in the closet and it seems we have ourselves a blue print for thrill ride into the mind and imagination of one JG … Continue reading

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Book Review: TerrorKlowns – The Dark Stories – Author Jarrod L. Dodson

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TERRORKLOWNS: THE DARK STORIES

So here we are again. Another review. This time it is for an anthology titled Terrorklowns: The Dark Stories. What can I say about this? The book is badass. The stories themselves are more than entertaining. Not just f*cked up in a good way, but really good. Jarrod L. Dodson wrote each story featured within this one-shot. It shows how passionate he is about the genre. The artwork … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Hunger 2 – Author Eric A Shelman

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DEAD HUNGER 2 THE GEM CARDOZA CHRONICLE
By Eric A Shelman

A clever, witty sequel pitting our vigilante survivors grappling with the continuous zombie plague in modern American society; it’s within the first person narrative this time from Gem Cardoza’s perspective. For those not yet privy to The Dead Hunger trilogy, Gem is the bad ass, shoot now ask questions later female companion of Flex Sheridan who told his own story in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Like P*rno For Psychos – Author Wrath James White

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Welcome to another book review. Today we will be talking about p*rn, p*rn for psychos. Whoever could conceive of such a clever title? Wrath James White, that’s who. The guy has a natural talent for hardcore horror and sex, graphic sex. Not just a quick sentence or two, but paragraphs of detailed sex scenes. I have to say that I thought I’d read it all, but this, this tops all the usual horror novels … Continue reading

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Book Review: Population Zero – Author Wrath James White

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Population Zero

One man, one goal. One’s own demented method of stopping the overpopulation of earth by sterilization. This novella, short but sick as hell in a good way, was an entertaining read. The story was fast paced and disturbingly brutal as hell. Wrath James White has a knack for freaking out his readers, in the end leaving them craving for more.

Wrath’s tale of demented obsession with trying to save … Continue reading

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Book Review: Decayed Etchings – Author Brandon Ford

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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, bloodthirsty tales. Ford goes beyond the normal boundary’s, producing a delicious page turner. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rough Cut – Author Brian Pinkerton

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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 make a brilliant film that everyone loves so that he can earn … Continue reading

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Book Review: Home – Author Carson Buckingham

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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 animal, a new friend whose farm stand is only open dusk to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Z-Boat – Author Suzanne Robb

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Z-BOAT

Suzanne Robb’s Z-Boat is a novel based in the future wherein the Earth has been severely ravaged due to pollution. There is no clean drinking water in site and the rest of the world’s resources have been severely depleted. Even the sun’s rays are blocked by a layer of smog, casting a dark shadow over the Earth. The only way to salvage humanity is to explore the depths of the ocean for necessary … Continue reading

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

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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 so let’s read some good stories, shall we?

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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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