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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Book Review: The Pitt Bull and Other Tales – Author Tom Hamilton

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The Pitt Bull and Other Tales Author: Tom Hamilton As of late, self publishing in Ebooks seems to be the way to go for most aspiring authors. Unfortunately, this has lead to a huge influx of literature that doesn’t really have any place being published either because it simply fails as entertaining or is so wrought with spelling and grammatical ...

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Book Review: Stephen King 2013 Calendar (Book Span Edition) – Author Stephen King

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This year has certainly been a treat for Stephen King fans, with 2 new trivia books arriving on the market. I also wanted to turn your attention  over to this new calendar I just received called “The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar 2013“. Now I know my review is already into February, (what can I say…we get ALOT of stuff ...

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Book Review: The Paranormal Equation – Author James D. Stein

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You can’t help but wonder with a firm sense of curiosity what entails within a book that is titled “Paranormal Equation”. For one, my experience in metaphysical books is that science and paranormal tend to not agree with each other. One group bases on fact, while the other requires a certain amount of spiritual embracing. Author James D. Stein, is ...

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Book Review: Beyond the Power of Your Subconcious Mind – Author C. James Jensen

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I know what your thinking…why is a “psychological help book” appearing on a horror site? Well, for one, we take on all sorts of metaphysical psychological and paranormal subjects under review. When it comes to layering the mind or injecting thoughts that produce life changing results, we tend to lump “those” books into this often expansive category. As a book ...

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Book Review: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School 1: Professor Gargoyle – Author Charles Gilman

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Tales from Lovecraft Middle School: Professor Gargoyle by Charles Gilman Quirk Books “Hang on a second,” Glenn said, “I’m going to tell you a story.” He flipped to a passage in the middle of the book. “Deph-pha. Ctzelzog. Enorhula-tu.” He was stumbling over the words; they were impossible to pronounce. “Is this French or something? Who talks this way?” Arguably, ...

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Book Review: The Art of Dead Space – Author Martin Robinson

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Since its initial launch in 2008, Dead Space has sold over 4.5 million units. It’s one of the most successful and highly-rated modern video game franchises, paving the way for rather lucrative merchandising opportunities. In addition to three acclaimed first-person shooter/survival horror games, the series also spawned spin-off games, films, novels, comic books, soundtracks, action figures, T-shirts and more. To ...

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