Monday, December 31, 2018

Our Frail Disordered Lives by Mary M. Schmidt

I received this book to give an honest review.

40242779Title: Our Frail Disordered Lives
Author: Mary M. Schmidt
Pages: 202



Larry Kavanaugh is an ordinary kind of guy. He’s got a nagging wife and two kids, both annoyingly gifted. No matter what he does, there is no end to what his family needs. What’s a regular, everyday guy to do? Well, he cuts a few corners, obviously – one very big corner. He sells his soul to the Devil.
Maybe it’s not the actual Devil, but Larry is ready to make a deal with one of the Devil’s minions. He meets some demon whose name he can’t remember. Funny, it was right on the tip of his tongue, a name of something you step on. Roach the Demon has sort of good intentions. He just wants a re-write of Dante’s Inferno with himself as the star.
Roach goes after Larry as a rogue operation. He needs to make a point to his boss, Satan, so he uses the body of a human to follow Larry around and stir up trouble. He offers Larry an airtight guarantee that nothing could possibly go wrong. After all, Larry does not feel like he has much to lose – or does he? Even Roach might be in over his head this time.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The House Always Wins: A Novel by Brian Rouff


I received this book to give an honest review.

33534974Title: The House Always Wins
Author: Brian Rouff
Pages: 324


Anna Christiansen's small-town life is about to go haywire. A young reporter stuck in a dead-end job, Anna falls head over heels for an interview subject, the bass player in an up-and-coming alt band. In short order, she pulls up stakes, moves to Las Vegas, gets married and pregnant, and moves into a big fixer-upper haunted by the ghost of a Sin City racketeer. That's when she gets notice from a corrupt casino owner that he's buying up all the properties on her street to make way for a parking lot. But Anna has poured her heart and soul into the house, and digs in hard to fight the system, not the easiest of tasks in a city where bribery, mayhem, and murder are standard operating procedures.

Can Anna's tough-guy ghost provide the help she needs to prevail in this dangerous cat-and-mouse game? Will Anna's life be left in ruins? Or worse?

Part road trip, part coming-of-age saga, part mystery, part ghost story, The House Always Wins is all Vegas.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Pandemonium by J.C. Michael

I received this book to give an honest review.

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Title: Pandemonium
Author: J.C. Michael
Published: Aug. 4, 2018


As the year draws to a close, a mysterious stranger makes a proposition to club owner Warren Charlton. It’s a deal involving a brand new drug.

The good news: the drug is free. The bad news: it comes at a heavy price... promising much but delivering far more. Euphoria and ecstasy. Death and depravity.

One big night. One new pill. It all awaits those who try Pandemonium.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Review: Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel


Title: Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel
Author: A. W. Jantha
Genre: Humor, Fantasy Fiction, Paranormal fiction
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Hocus Pocus is beloved by Halloween enthusiasts all over the world. Diving once more into the world of witches, this electrifying two-part young adult novel, released on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the 1993 film, marks a new era of Hocus Pocus. Fans will be spellbound by a fresh retelling of the original film, followed by the all-new sequel that continues the story with the next generation of Salem teens.

Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches, the Sanderson sisters, from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on earth to torment Salem for all eternity.

Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison's seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don't quite go as planned, it's a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches' latest death-defying scheme.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Queuing Dead: A Very British Zombie Anthology by Marc Moore, Matt Hickman, Diane Coughlin, Duncan P. Bradshaw, Suzanne Sussex, Paul M. Feeney, Daryl Duncan, Ian Woodhead, J.G. Clay, Kyle M. Scott, Andrew Lennon, Kevin J. Kennedy

I received this book to give an honest review.


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Title: The Queuing Dead
Author: Marc Moore and other authors
Publication: May 11, 2018
Genre: Horror/Zombies





The Queuing Dead.
A Very British Zombie Anthology.
Have you ever watched The Walking Dead and thought to yourself "That is not how things would go down here!" ?

This anthology addresses the question of what would happen if a zombie apocalypse were to hit the United Kingdom.
How would Londoners react to walkers roaming the streets? How would a scouser deal with the undead?
This anthology gathers some of the finest indie-horror and zombie authors together to answer those questions.

A collection of incredible tales from all across the United Kingdom from masters of the craft.

15 Amazing Authors.
15 Rich, Entertaining and Diverse Zombie stories set in the United Kingdom.

Duncan P. Bradshaw
Marc Moore
Suzanne Sussex
Paul M. Feeney
Daryl Duncan
Ian Woodhead
Kevin J Kennedy
Chris Harris
Andrew Lennon
J G Clay
Mark Nye
Paul B Morris
Diane Coughlin
Matt Hickman
Kyle M. Scott
Cover Art by Stan Yan