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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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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 errors that it becomes unreadable. Such is the case with Mr. Hamilton’s The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Video Night – Author Adam Cesare

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Billy Rile is smart, adept at Nintendo and has a killer Hi-Fi setup. Life is good. But he has no idea that an alien life form has infected his town, a creature that overtakes and transforms its host. It could be inside anyone: a classmate, a pizza delivery man, even the girl next door. When Billy’s weekly movie night is crashed by this otherworldly menace, he and his best friend and their dates … Continue reading

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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 to review here at HNN) but better late than never. In any case, there … Continue reading

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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 no stranger to this conflict himself. You might say he is a welcome hybrid … Continue reading

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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 reviewer, I’m most interesting in these aspects of the genre and the relational genre. … Continue reading

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