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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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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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