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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
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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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Book Review: Siberian Hellhole – Author Michael Mulvihill

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Michael Milvihill’s new novel Siberian Hellhole is a confusing, convoluted look at Post-Perestrokia Russia in which a man named Tobias is hired to guard what he soon discovers to be a literal hole to the pits of Hell. Those attempting to gain control of said hole include “…an unholy band under Asmodeus, demon leader of dark forces, and Ethagoria Nebsonia, master of the Siberian Vampires…”, along with a Russian Orthodox Church who wishes to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twisted Fairy Tales – Author Maura McHugh | Jane Laurie

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I received a rather sharp looking new book today from the makers over at Baron’s Books. This attractive little shelf candy piece is titled: “Twisted Fairy Tales written by Maura Mchugh and illustrated by Jane Laurie. Now, right off the bat, I can tell you this hard bound book is a sharp piece of work that perfectly blends the re-interpreted stories by Mchugh with the stylish designs and drawn images of Jane Laurie. You’ll … Continue reading

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Book Review: Merciless – Author Brandon Ford

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Merciless
Author: Brandon Ford

Kyra and Claire have never met, never spoken, but by the time this crisp autumn evening comes to a close, they’ll have formed an unbreakable bond and an indestructible unity as they face an evil nothing in this world could’ve ever prepared them for. Kidnapped at gunpoint, they are bound, beaten, and savaged by a madman whose sole purpose is to enforce pain and impose suffering. Driving them far … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atrum Terra: Dark Lands – Author Brenton J. Cox

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Atrum Terra: Dark Lands (A Potentially True Zombie Apocalypse
Author: Brenton J. Cox

Zombies seem impossible to escape these days; they have overrun the literary field and are making a renewed comeback in the film industry despite almost being snuffed out for a time. Just as they were originally intended to do, zombies have taken over the Western world (or at least its pop culture).

This being the case, roughly every other book … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Harker Legacy – Author Teel James Glenn

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The Harker Legacy
Author: Teel James Glenn

(she) snarled and slapped the Texan across the face. “You have no idea what true evil is, Mister Howard, but I assure you, tonight you will. Unfortunately you will not have very much time afterward to contemplate your discovery. Not very much time at all.”

The Harker Legacy is the newest offering from accomplished writer Teel James Glenn. Glenn’s award winning work spreads across a variety … Continue reading

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