Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: Prince of Nightmares (2016)

Ballador Country House Hotel is set in the isolated highlands of Scotland. Offering far more than a continental breakfast and free wifi, Ballador guarantees its guest will suffer crippling nightmares. This highly sought after hotel costs thousands of dollars per night due to the abnormally vivid nightmares – nightmares far more terrifying and real than any horror film. Continue reading Book Review: Prince of Nightmares (2016)

Top 20 Books of 2015

Much like my list for Top 20 Films of 2015, this list is comprised of books that may have been released in 2015, re-released, or saw significant mass distribution in 2015. Some the following books are full length, novella, poetry, and even short fiction collections. Regardless of length or style, this represents the very best writing of 2015. Continue reading Top 20 Books of 2015

Eidolon Avenue: The First Feast

Eidolon Avenue: The First Feast

Crystal Lake Publishing

Author: Jonathan Winn

 

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Eidolon Avenue is host to one building. In this building, you will find five floors, with five doors per floor. Behind each door is a personal nightmare for each of the building’s tenants, nightmares that contort the sanity of every person involved. Each room, a hellish prison where the darkest thoughts and creatures exist. Continue reading Eidolon Avenue: The First Feast

“Skinned Babies” from Mason Burgess

Skinned Babies

The Zharmae Publishing Press, L.L.C.

Author: Mason Burgess

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Clear Vista, a picturesque town on the pacific coast, is brimming with tragedy. As the residents get older, the seemingly frequent loss of children becomes more and more apparent. The children themselves are lost in tragic circumstances, car accidents, falls at home, suicide, etc., but when two eight year old twins are the subject of a potential murder investigation, the town begins to plead for answers.

 

Police Chief Braden Powell is tasked with uncovering the investigation with the only clue being a mysterious transient that many have seen, but no one can describe. With pressure mounting, Powell chases ghosts as now the tables have turned and adults are beginning to die in mysterious ways…not just any adults, these are the parents of children that have died over the past few years. Continue reading “Skinned Babies” from Mason Burgess

Pathfinder Tales: Bloodbound

Bloodbound

Pathfinder Tales

Tor Books

Author: F. Wesley Schneider

 

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Bloodbound follows the story of Larsa, a dhampir—half vampire, half human. In the gritty streets and haunted moors of gothic Ustalav, she’s an agent for the royal spymaster, keeping peace between the capital’s secret vampire population and its huddled human masses. Yet when a noblewoman’s entire house is massacred by vampiric invaders, Larsa is drawn into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that will reveal far more about her own heritage than she ever wanted to know. Continue reading Pathfinder Tales: Bloodbound

“Seeing Evil” A Must Read Crime Thriller/Psychological Horror

Seeing Evil

Red Adept Publishing

Author: Jason Parent

274515610Jason Parent’s latest book is a bit of a genre jumper. We have both physical and psychological horror, crime thriller, and a bit of cop drama. This weaving of genres and styles has led to a one of the most entertaining books I have read this year. Bashing all of your preconceived thoughts as to how this will unfold and end, Parent relies on intelligent twists to keep you guessing. This was the breathe of fresh air that I needed after all of the ghost and ghouls I have been reading for the past few months. Continue reading “Seeing Evil” A Must Read Crime Thriller/Psychological Horror

Blood Will Freeze: A Novel of the Vampire Apocalypse

Blood Will Freeze: A Novel of the Vampire Apocalypse

Class Act Books

Author: Tony-Paul de Vissage

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When an asteroid decimates the human population, the survivors fall prey to vampires newly-awakened by the devastation.

 

In the following struggle, the planet is divided among the strongest Undead until only two remain. Locked in a battle for domination of the Earth itself, European leader Celadon Korbel and Alixandra Pavlovna, Queen of the Americas, are now masters of the last remnants of humanity. Continue reading Blood Will Freeze: A Novel of the Vampire Apocalypse