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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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Book Review: Limbus, Inc – Authors Various

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LIMBUS INC: 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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