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Book Review – PALETTE OF THE IMPROBABLE by Steve Vasquez (2017)

(Note: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)  As an avid reader, I find short stories to be the most effective medium for relaying the horrible, the terrifying, the macabre. While novels can be mildly effective, short stories have a greater ability of mainlining their atrocities into your brain and making them …

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The SheepDog (2016) – Book Review

I don’t remember the last time a book actually caused me to have nightmares. Oh wait…yes, I do. It happened last week after I finished reading Tim Young’s The SheepDog. How in the world would a seasoned horror fiend such as myself have such a horrific dream? The answer, my friends, is because the villains in this book are absolutely …

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Dead Jack And The Pandemonium Device (2016) Book Review

Recently I read the short story Dead Jack and the Case of the Amorous Ogre by James Aquilone, the first story set in the Dead Jack universe. I fell completely in love with the world as well as with the undead detective and his homunculus partner, Oswald. That same day, I purchased the Kindle version of the first novel in the series, …

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Elevator (2017) Comic Book Review

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved books with illustrations. Not only do you get a great story to read but you also have pictures to show what the author is trying to convey. Whoever thought of comic books was a royal genius. Whoever thought of horror comic books should be the ruler of the world. When Hocus Pocus …

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Book Review – THE NAMELESS DARK by T.E. Grau

The philosopher Francis Bacon once wrote, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” Into the last category falls T.E. Grau’s debut collection, The Nameless Dark.  The Nameless Dark is composed of 14 short stories in the “weird fiction” tradition, each dealing with the horrific and the unnamable. What is …

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Book Review – DEATH WITCH by Nick Cato

***Disclaimers: 1. I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 2. Featured image is not the cover art, which has yet to be released. When author Nick Cato (author of The Last Porno Theater and Uptown Death Squad) offered reviewers a chance to review his latest book, Death Witch, you can bet your sweet ass I …

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‘The Fourth Monkey’ – Book Review

Looking for book to satisfy your need for a good serial killer? Look no further to J.D. Barker’s novel The Fourth Monkey. I was able to obtain an advanced reading copy to review. Since I started the book, I could not put it down. The Fourth Monkey is a mix of Dexter, Silence of the Lambs and Seven. The novel is …

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’13 Bites Volume IV’ Anthology Book Review

Just recently, I was offered the chance to read 13 Bites Volume IV, an anthology of short stories edited and compiled by Alan Seeger and released through Five59 Publishing. Included in the anthology are 14 horror tales written by authors Adam Bennett, Sarah Brett, Lynne Cantwell (former writer for CNN), J.A. Clark (Sorcerer’s Order series), Jay Crowley (Cabin in the Meadow …

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‘Demons Beware’ By Mike Evans – Book Review

In today’s horror society, fans have been pretty interested in demons and exorcism for decades. It started with William Blatty’s infamous 1971 novel The Exorcist. Currently, the trend continues with television shows like The Exorcist. Now it has expanded in regards to Mike Evan’s new book Demons Beware. Evans brings a unique perspective on the story of demonic possession. Demons Beware is Evans’ first …

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