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Book Review: I Can Transform You – Author Maurice Broaddus

A phlegmatic gentleman by nature, some mistook Sleepy’s somnambulant Demeanor for muddle-mindedness. Given nuanced consideration, this was rather true after a fashion.

-“Pimp My Airship”

 I’ve made my distrust and general dislike of sci-fi and steampunk known in the past. I’m not into the fine details of your gew-gaws and widgets so much as I am into people. I want to see unusual situations and how they affect individuals, not argue … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Nightmare Project – Author Jo-Anne Russell

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THE NIGHTMARE PROJECT
DANGEROUS MINDS TRILOGY
By Jo-Anne Russell
Muse It Up Publishing
200 Pages

Julia Montgomery has been committed to a psychiatric facility for the murder of her husband. Haunted by illicit nightmares eclipsing into waking reality, her carnal deed was result of protecting her children. Once imprisoned to the four walls of her crumbling sanity the body count begins to rise within the ward. Something sinister has transpired … Continue reading

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Book Review: All Art is Junk – Author R.A. Harris

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All Art is Junk – by R.A. Harris

Once upon a time, in the future, there lived a young girl named Lana who painted beautiful pictures with her paintbrush hair. Lana’s mother saw great potential in her, and so arranged a bodyguard to watch over her at all times and keep her safe. One day, Lana’s father, Mansell Rivers, a sensitive and unsuccessful artist, decides that he wants her dead. It is up to … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Demon in Dallas Huntress Chronicles – Author Amy Armstrong

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A DEMON IN DALLAS
HUNTRESS CHRONICLES
By: Amy Armstrong
Total E Bound Books
98 Pages

Raven a vampire huntress has just seventy two hours to find her abducted partner Matt. The only key to finding her missing bounty may lie in the hands of her estranged lover, a shape shifter Connor. With fairies, angels, wolves, vampires and witches lurking around every corner the odds are stacked against her as the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Demon’s Wife – Author Rick Hautala

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THE DEMON’S WIFE
By: Rick Hautala
JournalStone Publishing
318 Pages

When Claire McMullen has succumbed to the mediocre misgivings in life her defenses ultimately come down. Despising her job, putting up with a questionable roommate and realizing Mr. Right may be just romantic dream, she embarks upon the bar scene with her friend Sally. A mysterious stranger named Samael enters the fray and Claire’s world is suddenly turned upside down. While … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nothing is Impossible – Author Dynamo

Nothing Is Impossible: The Real-Life Adventures of a Street Magician

Ever since I caught wind of this remarkable talent, I was determined to seek out as much info about him and his approach to magic as possible. Certainly we have been amazed by magicians of the past, whether it started with David Copperfield, or the stunning street magic of David Blaine, there have been many moments where we just scratch our heads in disbelief … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Old One – Author P. A. Douglas

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The first thing I noticed about The Old One by P. A. Douglas is the cover, an eye-catching, nightmare inducing painting by Alan Clark. His artwork may be familiar to the horror and bizarre reader, having graced the covers of books by Edward Lee, Cameron Pierce, and Stephen King, among others. It is a fascinating picture of a truly fear-inducing monster, a giant with more mouths than one might prefer. Take a look at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Hunger V: The Road to California – Author Eric A. Shelman

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DEAD HUNGER V: THE ROAD TO CALIFORNIA
By: Eric A. Shelman
Dolphin Moon Publishing
450 Pages

While Zombie Apocalypse survivors Flex, Gem, Hemp and Charlie continue to restore civilization and co-exist in a world gone mad, Dave and Serena become restless and cannot shake the undeniable feeling of venturing off into the open road. As tribute to his late sister Lisa they decide to embark upon a journey to find his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Special Dead – Author Patrick Freivald

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SPECIAL DEAD
By: Patrick Freivald
JournalStone Publishing
260 Pages

As the dust settles from the ill-fated high school prom Ani Romero and seven additional survivors have been held in a quarantine type environment to resume their studies. Far from the conventional curriculum the students have to cope with trigger itchy soldiers wielding flame throwers, outside radical protestors and continuous poking and prodding from Dr. Banerjee’s relentless experiments. Will the children rise … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dark Corners – Author Michael Bray

Dark-Corners

Although the horror anthology is not a new thing, the concept horror anthology (at least partially) is, at least for me. Michael Bray has come up with a fairly interesting collection of twelve assorted tales that, although none of the stories require you to read the others to understand them as none of them are connected directly nor linearly, the characters come and go seemingly randomly in and out of the other characters stories. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fade to Black – Author Jeffrey Wilson

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FADE TO BLACK
By: Jeffrey Wilson
JournalStone publications
254 Pages

Jack is your typical, ordinary man. A loving husband and father, an admired school teacher with a seemingly perfect life, one day a harrowing vision creeps into his life. From a first person point of view he experiences the very real terror of a Marine Sergeant Casey Stillman in midst of battle in Iraq. As one vision begins to eclipse into … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fish Bites Cop! – Author David James Keaton

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Fish Bites Cop! Stories to Bash Authorities – by David James Keaton

Remember that cop who wrote you a ticket for having a turn-signal out and went on to condescend you and imply that he could get you for a whole lot more but wouldn’t because he “decided to be nice?” Remember seeing the video of the off-duty Chicago police officer who got drunk and beat up a bartender, sending her to the hospital?

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Book Review: Moosejaw Frontier – Author Chris Kelso

In case you missed the memo, or maybe the e-mail ended up in your spam folder alongside messages from Nigerian princes and the girls next door, bizarro fiction is officially a force to be reckoned with. It has invaded your horror, your science fiction, your writer’s workshops, and it is an unrelenting force with wider reach than the Wu-Tang Killa Bees. Case in point: Chris Kelso’s Moosejaw Frontier. The novella was released through Bizarro … Continue reading

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Book Review: Baal – Author Robert R. McCammon

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BAAL (1978)
By: Robert R. McCammon
Pocket Books
347 Pages

A dark prophet has been exhumed from the bowels of hellfire and brimstone to walk among mankind. Spreading his unholy gospel unto a legion of followers the prince of demons seems unstoppable. Will a rebel rising be enough to thwart his evil tendencies or will society ultimately crumble unto the power of Baal?

Readers familiar with McCammon’s works will find no … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Walls of the Castle – Author Tom Piccirilli

“He’d been waiting for the chance to cut somebody, to chop somebody up, to move up from steak and veal and pork ribs. Killer for morality, murderer for God, vicious for middle class America. Everybody just wanted the self-righteous excuse to maul somebody else, to threaten, to scare somebody the way they’d been scared their entire lives.”

I remember a couple years ago at Mo*Con, hearing Gary Braunbeck relate a bit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Steel Breeze – Author Douglas Wynne

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STEEL BREEZE
By: Douglas Wynne
Journalstone Publishing
256 Pages

Desmond Carmichael is an ordinary everyday single father struggling to make ends meet and bring up his young son in a happy, healthy, safe environment. Tortured by the pain of his wife Sandy’s untimely demise, it seems as though her memory exudes through everything. Now a very real, and undeniable threat has presented itself in the form of a mysterious stalker with … Continue reading

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