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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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Book Review: Red Sand – Author Ronan Cray

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Red Sand
Author: Ronan Cray

On this island, there are no survivors. Lost meets Treasure Island in this riveting account of castaways on a desert island hunted on all sides. A rare blend of breathtaking action, deep character development, corporeal horror, and a believable story line brings this all too realistic modern adventure to life. When the cruise ship Princess Anne sinks at night in the middle of the Atlantic, strange, white-haired natives … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Horror Show Guide – Author Mike Mayo

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Fresh of the printing press arrives another fat-filled release by the publishers at Visible Ink. With the publisher’s interest in metaphysics-topic book releases, it was sooner or later that they embraced the horror culture with a volume they could call their own. Championing this release is author Mike Mayo who “has to be” exhausted with movie-watching by now with all the films coverage in this book.

“The Horror Show Guide” is just what the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Forever Man – Author Brian W. Matthews

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FOREVER MAN
By: Brian W. Matthews
JournalStone Publishing

The quaint town of Kinsey, Michigan has been overthrown to chaos as a young boy is found mutilated in the local woods after a high school dance. His date remains missing. After Police Chief Izzy Morris has been dispatched to the scene she realizes the very real terror no parent should have to face. The missing girl is her very own seventeen year old … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Risen Dead – Author Steven T.G. Hill

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Zombies, zombies, zombies, zombies. Have you had enough zombies yet? We are in the midst of an outpouring of zombie movies and books as writers and filmmakers try latch on to the success of The Walking Dead and the like. We might be reaching over saturation of zombie material…if such a thing exists! One thing is for sure: there is a lot of mediocre to poor quality zombie material out there and even more … Continue reading

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Book Review: Gathering of the Tribe – Author Mark Goodall

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It seems that the devil has been rearing his ugly head for quite sometime. Of course he has been the inspiration for countless films over decades past with many of them becoming fan favorites for years to come. The subject of Satan, the occult and ritualistic gatherings have arose in music as well. More so than most think and many times under more diabolical circumstances. The 80’s drew out all the blatant devil bands … Continue reading

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Book Review: Staring Into the Abyss – Author Richard Thomas

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Having published over 65 stories in the past five years, in addition to a novel (Transubstantiate, Otherworld Publications) and a short story collection (Herniated Roots, Snubnose Press), Richard Thomas is a workhorse who is no stranger to dark fiction. But with his newest anthology of short fiction, Staring Into the Abyss (Kraken Press), Thomas cranks the intensity up a notch while simultaneously turning the dimmer switch all the way down. To say these stories … Continue reading

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Book Review: Evil Rises: Superstars Trilogy – Author Errol Barr

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Evil Rises: Superstars Trilogy
Author: Errol Barr

Evil Rises is a novel beginning in 400 A.D. and ending in present day. At the onset, the reader is introduced to a scene of the Devil attacking a king and killing his wife before threatening his seven sons if the king does not give up his attempt to spread Christianity. Ignoring this threat, the king enlists God’s help and ends Satan’s plot before it can … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Listeners – Author Harrison Demchick

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Before the plague, and the quarantine, fourteen-year-old Daniel Raymond had only heard of the Listeners. They were a gang, or at least that’s what his best friend Katie’s police officer father had said. They were criminals, thieves, monsters–deadly men clearly identifiable by the removal of their right ears. That’s what Daniel had heard. But he didn’t know. He didn’t know much in those early days. He didn’t know how the plague began, but then, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Social Media Holocaust – Brian Krogstad | Damien Darby

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From the prologue:
“What you are about to read will disturb you; make no mistake. By the end of the first page you’ll be confronted with a troubling fictional story revolving around two thing that are deeply rooted in modern society: the fear of death and the obsession with social media.”

One of the golden rules for storytelling is to show rather than tell. A well-crafted story will speak for itself; there is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Speed of Dark – Author Elizabeth Moon

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“Out there is the dark: the dark we don’t know about yet. It is always there waiting; it is, in that sense, always ahead of the light… I will never come to that end, chasing the light.

Now I get to ask the questions.”

Most of us, if presented with the option of fundamentally changing who we are, what makes us ourselves, would automatically decline. The importance of individualism, the idea that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #2: The Slither Sisters – Author Charles Gilman

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Robert Arthur is finally starting to settle in at Lovecraft Middle School. He’s managed to secure a solid friendship with the boy who once demanded a regular “dweeb tax”, found a new two headed rat for a pet and enjoys the company of the lovely, if slightly dead, school ghost. All while defeating the plans of an evil outer being posing as a science teacher (aren’t they all?). But now Sarah and … Continue reading

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