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Book Review: Grimalkin Manor – Author S. Roit

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GRIMALKIN MANOR
by S. Roit
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Known chiefly around the world for her acclaimed Paris Immortal series of vampire novels (and if I may add, vampire novels with a difference – not the run-of-the-mill stuff), it is refreshing to enjoy a novel by her which doesn’t feature bloodsuckers. As great as vampires can be, the world of genre fiction is at present awash with clones of clones of clones when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Evidence of the Gods – Authors Erich von Daniken and Christian von Arnim

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I’ve had this book in my possession for quite a few weeks. Strangely I found myself indifferent on how I was going to review it. The book “Evidence of the Gods” is essentially a “picture book” by well known author Erich von Daniken. “Evidence of the Gods” is narrated by Daniken who comments in great detail in between the photo collectives included. To own the book and absorb its visual imagery can be quite … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hooked: A True Fairie Tale – Author Michael Brent Collings

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HOOKED: A TRUE FAIRIE TALE
By: Michael Brent Collings

Eve is not your ordinary high school student. Imprisoned by alienation, isolation, self-contempt and loathing she struggles to fit in amongst a concrete jungle. On the verge of despair and giving up a new boy is in town, Rocky. Virtually sweeping her off her feet, Eve wonders if Rocky is the real deal or a figment of her imagination. As her world is turned … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secrets of Albion Falls – Author Sass Cadeaux

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Sophia, a young girl suffers many of the plights an adolescent girl sustains. With an emotionally distant mother, a step-father that rules with an iron fist and step brothers that think she’s invisible half the time, her only saving grace is her brother Raymond. It seems the only way to abandon the strife of a broken home and for a kid to be a kid is in her chosen sanctuary of Albion Falls. Unbeknownst … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Makes You Die – Author Tom Piccirilli

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“TO SEE MORE IS TO FIND OBLIVION. THIS IS WHAT MAKES YOU DIE.”

Because it always feels so personal, it’s hard to separate Piccirilli’s work from the man himself. It certainly doesn’t help the situation when he names his first person narrator Tommy Pic. Of course, he knows that and I’m fairly certain that the bastard is intentionally messing with us (or, more pointedly, me)).

Of course, nothing seems particularly clear for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aliens: Steel Egg – Author John Shirley

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I have read some movie-tie-in novels and adaptations of such movies they are based on. When I found out about a series of Aliens novels published by Dark-Horse, my first reaction was: Finally! They are publishing more Aliens stories. There is one writer whom I’m familiar with who specializes in horror fiction, John Shirley, I discovered that he wrote an Aliens story, I had to think…wait, is he that guy who wrote Demons?

I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Secret History of the Reptilians – Author Scott Alan Roberts

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It’s not often that you see many books on the subject of reptilians. While the subject is quite fascinating, it also is one that many don’t take very seriously. I suppose the years of science fiction films have been a buffer that quickly dismisses this possibility as something Kirk might do battle with.

However there are a few authors and speakers who have done the research to bring to us a little closer to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Serum of the Dead – Author Dave Bloodfield

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When I read the blurb outlining the plot of this book and it sounded like it had real potential. Zombie apocalypse started by scientists monkeying around with a nerve regeneration serum. Very Michael Crichton. I was a little disappointed in the title, but I let it go. Turns out, the title was one of the better parts of the book.

The writing is sophomoric, clunky and poorly executed, to be blunt. If it had … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sidekicks! – Editor Sarah Hans

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“I’m no Hero,” she repeated. “Real Heroes die young. Their too honest, too good. I can’t help playing dirty. That’s why I’m just a sidekick.” She shrugged. “At least I get to live.”

-“Worthy”, M.E. Garber

When someone decides to write about a sidekick, they’re deciding to write a different kind of story. It isn’t going to be about glory but it might be about honor. It won’t be about power, or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead Reflections – Author Carol Weekes

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DEAD REFLECTIONS
By: Carol Weekes
Journalstone Publishing
256 Pages

Journalstone Publishing continues to be your link to artistic talent, this time around showcasing the works of author Carol Weekes. Dead Reflections is a collection of diverse format and subject matter, yet each excerpt remains the same in ghoulishly delightfully dark tales of the unexplained. One novel, five short stories and two poems cap off this delectable ensemble. It’s refreshing to see … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pale Man (Sam Truman Mysteries #5) – Author Nate Southard

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The Pale Man (Sam Truman Mysteries #5)
By Nate Southard

Sam leaped back as the dead body reached for him. The rope around the man’s neck strained and swayed as two bruise and swollen arms swipe through the air. Eyes that were all white save the black pinpricks of pupils stared at him. A toothless mouth moaned and then snarled. “You stay here now, Truman,” The corpse said. “You belong here.”

The Pale … Continue reading

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Book Review: The King of Clayfield – Author Shane Gregory

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Once again, I find myself reviewing a zombie apocalypse novel. While some may be growing weary of the genre due to the sheer volume of zombie novels that have came out lately, I personally enjoy the idea of stumbling onto a book that manages to take a fresh look at an undead corpse despite the fact that the genre is already so overpopulated.

The question then is whether or not Mr. Gregory’s ebook The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Punk Press: Rebel Rock – Authors Vincent Bernière, Mariel Primois

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Punk Press: Rebel Rock in the Underground Press 1968-1980

I still remember the era when punk was the new up and coming trend. One that you might see featured in magazine about style and changes in the music screen. There wasn’t alot on the market to read in the way of books but you could always dig out a few magazines from local book sellers who featured a wide variety of magazine selections. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Phoenix Girls: The Conjuring Glass – Author Brian Knight

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PHOENIX GIRLS: THE CONJURING GLASS
Author: Brian Knight
203 Pages
JournalStone Publishing
Reviewed By Dave Gammon

Newly orphaned Penny Sinclair is shipped off to move in with her new guardian Susan. Consumed with grief, uncertainty and sorrow Penny’s reluctance to pick up and start new in the small town of Dogwood is evident. After settling in, she soon meets a new friend in Zoe and the two embark upon … Continue reading

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Book Review: Limbus, Inc – Authors Various

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Authors: Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Brett J. Talley, Joseph Nassise, Anne C. Petty, Jonathan Maberry

When Matthew Sellers, a struggling bookstore owner receives an unusual visit from a rambling stranger, his world seems to come undone. Ichabod Templeton claims to have a message of life and death consequence. A book in his possession is allegedly meant to be passed along to Sellers with sole intent to publish and distribute. Within the books … Continue reading

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Book Review: Over the Bridge – Author Lisamarie Lamb

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I feel it necessary to start this review by giving you a quick bit of information: I am a sucker for short stories. I absolutely eat them up and as such my personal book collection has its fair share of anthologies and collections. Therefore, gladly and without knowing a thing about the stories or author, I took on the task of reviewing Miss Lisamarie Lamb’s short story collection Over the Bridge.

Short, indeed, as … Continue reading

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