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Book Review: Vampire Guardian Angels: Revenant Issue 2

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The second issue of Vampire Guardian Angels is out and it couldn’t have gotten bloodier. The second issue starts of with a young man named Janos who is having dreams, visions and hearing prayers. He’s also the prodigy of a Vampire Countess and a rogue Angel named Gregory, who have plans for Janos to do nightmarish things. The second issue is based on the novel Lia had written and self published. The issue itself … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Superhero Book – Author Gina Misiroglu

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The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes – Author Gina Misiroglu

The fascination with heroes and villains is stronger than ever with the birth of proper cinema-realized super heroes. Super heroes are nothing new as they have been with us since childhood. They were in fact a major part of my upbringing and learning about how good and evil clash, conquer (and prevail).

The publishers at Visible Ink present … Continue reading

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Book Review: From the Corner of His Eye – Author Dean Koontz

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FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE
By: Dean Koontz
Bantam Publishing

From The Corner Of His Eye is a collection of three tales and how each intertwines. Barty Lampion is a young boy who has lost his sight but acquired an unexplainable gift. Junior Cain is a ruthless serial killer, relentless in his insatiable need for blood. Angel is a young girl who is conceived out of rape.

Dean Koontz’s epic 768 … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rising – Author Briane Keene

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THE RISING
Author Briane Keene
Published by Leisure Books
Publication Date: 2004
Format: Black /White – 336 pages
Price: $7.99

The Rising is by far the most original and controversial horror novel I’ve ever had the privilege of reading. I’ll get to you on the controversial part in a few moments after I explain why this book is really good. Zombie novels are one of those books … Continue reading

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Book Review: Under the Dome – Author Stephen King

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UNDER THE DOME (HARDCOVER)
Author Stephen King
Published by Scribner
Publication Date: 2009
Format: Color – 1088 pages
Price: $35.00

Stephen King. Some people love him and some people hate him. Some people claim he is one of the greatest writers of all time and read every single thing he writes. Others argue that he has very little talent and has never written anything remotely significant during … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Zombie Handbook: An Essential Guide to Zombie – Author Dr. Robert Curran

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THE ZOMBIE HANDBOOK: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ZOMBIES AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, HOW TO AVOID THEM

From the collector series of Barron’s books comes a new entry “The Zombie Handbook: An Essential Guide to Zombies and, More Importantly, How to Avoid Them “written by the prolific expert in monster mythology, Bob Curran.

Zombies have become a part of our culture in a uniquely bizarre way. Whether it is thru the gazillion films out … Continue reading

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Book Review: 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die – Editor Steven Jay Schneider

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Dare I say cute, in a cult film book review? Well there ya go, this 6″x 5″ sized edition is a thick little prize of cult films collection. This in fact being 1 of several more which we’ll be reviewing that sports this “cute” little fat boy size. But joking aside, its really got alot to offer to lovers of the weird and wonderful genre of those crazy and off killer style … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love Forever & After – Author Michelle Echols Mount

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On May fifth, nineteen-ninety-three, in West Memphis Arkansas, three eight year old boys were found murdered in a patch of woods in the back of a truck stop. ..
The chief juvenile Officer had an idea of who might be a suspect. He had been keeping his eyes on him for the last year. Now, the Officer was determined to watch him even closer. He was seventeen at this time. He had long … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shady Palms – Author Allen Dusk

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Author Allen Dusk takes the reader on a wild ride in his debut novel, Shady Palms.  The story takes place at the Shady Palms Motel in El Cajon, California.  The seedy motel’s owner, Sanjay, has a history of concealing his own dark deeds.  Little does he know that something much more sinister lurks behind the walls of his motel.

This book features one of the most dreaded guests of all – the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Full Dark Stars – Author Stephen King

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FULL DARK NO STARS (2010)
By: Stephen King
Scribner Publishing

-A collection of four novellas with a central theme of dark redemption.

1922: 1st person point of view through the eyes of Wilfred James, a confession of diabolical murder of his nagging wife.

Big Driver: Tess, a mystery writer encounters a sinister hand when her car breaks down.

Fair Extension: Dave Streeter beats terminal illness at an unholy cost from an airport … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Handy Physics Answer Book – Author Paul W. Zitzewitz

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You don’t have to be a Physics major to appreciate a book like this. The book is called “The Handy Physics Answers Book“, published by Visible Ink and authored by Paul W. Zitzewitz. In the style of Visible ink’s other “Answers” books, “The Handy Physics Answers Book” provides an extremely easy-to-read “question to answer” format that any age could benefit from.

The book delves into “those” age old questions you might have been wondering … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Jake Helman Files: Tortured Spirits – Author Greg Lamberson

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I have to be honest about this review, I’ve had a hard time getting through it because it seems that no matter how many times I go back to the pages I’ve read, Jake always manages to get himself into more and more trouble and this time he’s brought a friend…so here we go, a full review on Gregory Lamberson’s latest Jake Helman novel about everyone’s favorite private investigator who, has a nasty habit … Continue reading

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Book Review: Trespass – Author Jo-Anne Russell

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TRESPASS
By: Jo-Anne Russell

Ten short stories with a common theme of violation, sin or injustice.

The Denturist: Bruce Jones makes a dark deal for a dazzling new smile
Accidental Death: A writer’s dreams becomes a living nightmare as the story that tells itself goes horribly out of control
Covenant of Flesh: Tyler realizes there is more to kinship than simply genes
Fester: A band of teens pay the price … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Happens in the Attic – Author David L. Tamarin

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What Happens in the Attic
Author: David L. Tamarin

WARNING: Some of the scenes described below are not for the faint of heart. Do not read if you don’t wish to be sickened.

David Tamarin labels himself as an author who’s “…writing is known to cause panic, anxiety, trauma, hallucinations, delirium, psychosis, vomiting, fainting, heart palpitations and priapism.” After reviewing his short story “What Happens in the Attic”, I guess I can believe … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hauss Vegas – Author Christian B. Guyant

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Hauss Vegas
Author: Christian B. Guyant

Of the last four books I’ve reviewed, three have been about zombies in some way. It’s a craze that has lead to mountains of great literature and doesn’t look to be letting up any time soon. Unfortunately, this also means that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to write fresh zombie material when there are already hundreds of other authors doing the same. Rather than picking up a promising … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terovolas – Author Edward M. Erdelac

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Terovolas
Author: Edward M. Erdelac

Abraham Van Helsing has been commissioned to return the ashes of one Quincey Morris to his next of kin in Sorefoot Texas. In midst of his journey he stumbles across a bizarre sequence of events. Cadavers are turning up in frequency and intensity. He encounters an unusual ranch comprised of statuesque Norwegian ranchers that may hold the very key to the answers surrounding of brutally slain bodies.

Journalstone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Nightmare of the Dead – Author Vicenzo Bilof

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Nightmare of the Dead is a riveting tale surrounding Neasa, a gun-toting, hard edged, outlas who has lost her memory. Vicenzo Bilof does a superb job of making you feel Neasa’s desperation and courage in a world that has become foreign to her. This is both a horror and psychological thriller that readers will find hard to put down.

You, the reader, are willingly led into a beautiful landscape wrapped in a nightmare. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sliver – Author Josh Voyles

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I think we all can relate to a time when we felt like a ghost in our lives. When we are going through the daily motions without any real feeling of purpose. A “rut” so to speak. Anyone who can or is going through something of this nature would very likely be able to relate to Franklin Brophy, the main character of the novel “Sliver” by author Josh Voyles.

That was one of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apparition – Author Michaelbrent Collings

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APPARITION
By Michaelbrent Collings

The Wills family has a new lease on life. Having sustained certain trauma and tragedy that would surely devour most people they move from the scene of their terror into a cozy, rustic rural home. Father Shane with 13 year old daughter Ella and 6 year old Matthew struggle with pick up the pieces of their shattered lives after wife and mother Kari attempts to murder the children, turn … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poisonous – Author Tommy B. Smith

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Poisonous, the latest novella by Tommy B. Smith is a rarity of its format.  Where I’d always believed novellas should have an economy of storytelling, and a propulsive quality to the writing, making the story readable in one or two sittings – think of the collection Different Seasons, by Stephen King, and how easily digestible it is – Mr. Smith has turned my expectations on its head.  Instead of a crafting a quick, dirty … Continue reading

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Book Review: Headpress 2.6 – Editor David Kerekes

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This beautiful hard cover release is actually the first I’ve seen of the “head press” magazine article releases. It’s binding and full color printing is a “must see” that captures all the elements of what a cooly designed and written book “should” be. This edition “Headpress 2.6” is noted as being split into 2 parts, so to speak. The first half to the book covers several articles and research into the “Grand Guignol” (and … Continue reading

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