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Book Review: The Gaki and Other Hungry Spirits – Author Stephen Mark Rainey

THE GAKI AND OTHER HUNGRY SPIRITS by Stephen Mark Rainey (Dark Regions Press) Strange Shapes hiding in the shadows cast by the moonlight. Eerie noises drifting out of the forest and rising into the night. The sound of inhuman footsteps approaching from somewhere in the darkness. A pair of gleaming eyes peering in through your window at midnight. This is …

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Book Review: Visions of the Multiverse – Author Steven Manly

VISIONS OF THE MULTIVERSE Multiverses, quantum physics, worm holes, time-space…these are no light matter (pun intended). In fact you may have some familiarity with these thru recent films and tv shows that spout out bits and pieces to engage viewers. Well look no further than Steven Manly’s new book by the title of “Visions of the MultIverse.” I love the …

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Book Review: Horror Library Vol 3 – Edited by R.J. Cavender

HORROR-LIBRARY VOLUME 3 Seated in the dark confines of my bedroom which serves as my office space, I’ve just finished reading Horror-Library Volume 3. The third installment of the Horror-Library series edited by R.J. Cavender. This time around, the thirty twisted and disturbing tales written by the minds of people who are just as ordinary as we are…or are they? …

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Book Review: Pop Goes Frankenstein – Author Sam Ita

Frankenstein – A Pop Up Book  With its riveting blend of horror and science fiction, Frankenstein has gripped the public’s imagination since its publication in 1818. Now Sam Ita, the genius of paper engineering and art, transforms Mary Shelley’s tragic masterpiece into an unforgettable, stunning, and accessible pop-up book. For the third time, Ita—who created the magnificent Moby Dick and …

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Book Review: Real Aliens, Space Beings – Authors Brad and Sherry Steiger

REAL ALIENS, SPACE BEINGS, AND CREATURES FROM OTHER WORLDS(PAPERBACK) Written by Brad and Sherry Steiger Published by Visible Ink Press Publication Date: 2011 Format: Black /White – 350 pages Price: $19.95 You’ve read the stories, seen the tv shows and heard the rumors, though it never seems to be enough. Are aliens invading, have they already or is our historical …

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Book Review: Zombie Bitches from Hell – Author Zoot Campbell

Let’s try an experiment. “So I was reading Zoot Campbell’s Zombie Bitches from Hell the other day.” What kind of reaction do those words evoke in you? Are you offended by the book’s title or by any of the words contained therein? If so, you should, without question, pass on this one, ‘cause it doesn’t exactly increase in political correctness …

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Book Review: The House of Fallen Trees – Author Gina Ranalli

HOUSE OF FALLEN TREES Gina Ranalli Grindhouse Press Trade Paperback, 264 pages ISBN: 978-0-9826281-1-9 I must admit, when I read this Grindhouse Press novel several months ago, I was expecting something very different. I’d seen Ranalli’s work before in The Bizarro Starter Kit, and she’s known as a very inventive and off-the-wall kind of alt-lit writer. For someone with a …

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Book Review: Nursery Rhymes 4 Dead Children – Author Lee Thompson

NURSERY RHYMES 4 DEAD CHILDREN by Lee Thompson Delirium Books In the hills of Pennsylvania, phantoms from the past mingle with those of the present, all swirling in a dark maelstrom over Division. Haunted by the part he played in his brother Mark’s death, John McDonnell takes a midnight hike and stumbles across four dead girls upon the forest floor. …

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Book Review: Unspeakable – A New Breed of Terror – Edited by Theresa Dillon

UNSPEAKABLE –  A NEW BREED OF TERROR Publisher: Blood Bound Books, January 2011 247pgs, $14.95 Until now, these were the creatures that only crawled through the darkest corners of your mind. The ones you refused to name for fear they’d become real. And now, thanks to this book, they are. Unspeakable is twenty four stories filled with things that should …

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Book Review: Slay Bells Ringing – Edited by Jeff Chitty

SLAY BELLS RINGING Slay Bells Ringing is an anthology of Christmas-themed horror stories, most of which were written by first-time published authors. This is definitely not an anthology for children to read; quite a few of the stories were extremely violent or contained explicit sexual situations. Although some of the stories were good, the editing of this anthology needed a …

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