Sunday, December 22, 2019

Vampiro and Other Strange Tales of the Macabre by Kevin J. Kennedy

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Author: Kevin J. Kennedy's
Pages: 93

After the success of Kennedy’s first collection, Dark Thoughts, he brings you Vampiro and Other Strange Tales of the Macabre. This one contains stories inspired by TV shows from his youth, such as ‘Tales from the Crypt,’ ‘Eerie India,’ ‘The Twilight Zone’ & ‘The Outer Limits.’ Inside, you will find tales of a carnival vampire, a town overtaken by a special kind of Easter bunnies, tales of the insane, a journey through Hell at Christmas time, and many other shorts to make your hair stand on end. Some are funny, some are gross and some touch upon the evil of your fellow man.
Come and join us, but be warned… you may never want to leave.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Release Day Blitz: Mind in Chains by Bruce M. Perrin

Mind In Chains by Bruce M. Perrin
Published November 4, 2019


It was spring in the Midwest and the perfect storm was brewing.

A scientist of considerable renown, Dr. James Conroy, Jr., was leading a grassroots movement to improve access to medical treatment in the United States. At the same time, a group known as the Crusaders for Common Sense was rallying around the cry, “Stop Playing God with Medicine.” Claiming that medical science merely maintained the body while the soul rotted from within, they stood opposed to Conroy—violently opposed.

Like most residents of St. Louis, Missouri, Sam “Doc” Price and Nicole Veles watched in horror as the violence escalated. But after a noted medical researcher was attacked at Nicole’s apartment, she and Doc were plunged into a world of domestic terrorism.
Doc found an unlikely ally in FBI Special Agent Rebecca Marte. Together, they tried to make sense of the Crusaders’ actions that defied all logic. The terrorists showed no fear of identification—or even death. In the end, Doc risked everything he loved in a final, deadly gambit with the Crusaders, only to find that the cost of his ploy might be more than he was willing to pay.

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Seven years before the events described in the book and Nurse Martha Wilson has discovered a missing newborn:

As they turned into the wing with the nursery, Martha slowed and turned to Jorge. “They’ll find her, won’t they?” Jorge said nothing for a moment, so she added, “The truth.”

Jorge sighed. “I can’t really say. Is there an angry ex-spouse somewhere? A childless neighbor? All I know is that the police will run down every lead before they give up.”

“But if it’s not friends or family?” Martha asked although she thought she knew the answer.

“Then you’ve done everything you could. Getting this on the air in 20 minutes is a good start; the first few hours are the most important. After that, the chances start going down fast. And after a few days ….” He shook his head but didn’t finish.

Martha shuddered and squeezed her eyes closed. These were facts she had heard before, but they had been only meaningless statistics at the time. Now, they tore at her heart, the pain worsening with each tick of her mental clock.

Two hours later, after meeting with the local police who had no news about Baby Jane Doe, Martha couldn’t control her emotions any longer. She started sobbing.

Six hours later, the interviews were complete, and Martha took a taxi home, afraid to trust her driving. She went to bed, hardly speaking to her husband. The next day, she called in sick. And the day after. And the day after that.

To Martha, the news was always the same. There were no ex-spouses. The neighbors either had children or were retired with their children now raising their own. Video cameras had caught the comings and goings from the maternity wing at the hospital, but everyone belonged. Simply put, there were no suspects, and the trail, if there ever had been one, was ice cold.

After ten days passed and there was no news about Baby Jane Doe, Martha went to work only to resign. She couldn’t face another expectant mother, knowing she had lost a human life left in her care.

Bruce Perrin has been writing for more than twenty-five years, although you will find most of that work only in professional technical journals or conference proceedings.  After receiving a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and completing a career in psychological research and development at a major aerospace company, he’s now applying his background to writing novels.  Not surprisingly, most of his work falls in the techno-thriller, mystery, and hard science fiction genres, examining the intersection of technology and the human mind now and in the future.  Besides writing, Bruce likes to tinker with home automation and is an avid hiker, logging nearly 2,500 miles a year in the first six years of Fitbit ownership.  When he is not on the trails, he lives with his wife in St. Louis, MO.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Cities That Eat Islands by M.E. Purfield

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Cities That Eat Islands (Book 1) by [Purfield, M.E.]

Title: Cities That Eat Islands (book 1)
Author: M.E. Purfield
Pages: 272

Mixing Sarah Paretsky and Andrew Vachss into a noir urban fantasy, the author of the Miki Radicci series delivers a tense and twisted thriller of epic proportion.It waits in the basement. Feeds on children. Used them to lure more in. But its hunger is just the beginning and not for it alone. Carmella Noto, a brilliant young artist, experiences people's pain and death. Her twin brother Enzo, a non verbal autistic, accesses radio waves in his head. When a brilliant killer kidnaps their best friend and murders his family, the siblings use their psychic abilities to save him. Through the hot dark streets of Brooklyn in 1961, the siblings discover a demonic cannibal who's only the tip of a mystery that starts in 1921 Jersey City

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Screechers: A Post-Apocalyptic Novella by: Kevin J. Kennedy and Christina Bergling

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Title: Screechers
Author: Kevin J. Kennedy and Christina Bergling
Pages: 88

In the apocalyptic fallout of the burned world, the screecher is a massive beast evolved to kill and built for survival. One screecher abandons its home among the crushed remnants of a city and moves to explore the wider world. Unbeknownst to it, one of its surviving nephews decides to tag along.
Far away, across the dusty sand dunes, three men flee the smoldering ashes of their community along with their regrets, looking for a new place to survive.
These two stories, of screechers and humans, alternate and dance around each other before the creatures and men intersect and weave into one story.
In the scorched remains, everything struggles to survive. The end of the world produced mutated monsters beyond imagination. When worlds collide, when man meets monster, who will survive in this new world?

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Dark Thoughts: A Collection of Horror Stories by Kevin J. Kennedy

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45718954Title: Dark Thoughts: A collection of horror stories
Author: Kevin J. Kennedy
Pages: 160

Kevin J. Kennedy has put together some of the horror worlds best selling horror anthologies. Now, for the first time, he has collected together some of his own short stories in the one place. Features a brand new, eight thousand work, tribute story to Richard Laymon's Dark Mountain.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Triggered (Control Freakz #3) by Michael Evans

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41823628Title: Triggered ( Control Freakz #3)
Author: Michael Evans
Pages: 325

Memories will break you.
Natalie thought that she would be able to fix her past, but some things are forever broken. After being rescued from the rubble, Natalie is welcomed into a new world of horrors, where she is reunited with a humanoid version of Hunter and barred by Danielle from seeing her mom. With her newfound memories, there are only more questions and pain, and Natalie is finally ready to move on to a future where she can truly be happy.
But President Ash has a plan of his own, specifically one for not only ending the civil war in America but reducing everything to dust. A new program called Maga X has been in testing for years, resulting in the deaths of thousands. When President Ash decides to release this new program upon the population of America, he won’t just be mind controlling them, he will be vaporizing them from the face of the earth. However, Natalie, Hunter, and her mom have a plan, one that involves ending the life of one man to save the lives of millions. And this time it’s not just about saving themselves, it’s about saving everything before it all turns to nothing.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Delusional: Michael Evans

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Title: Delusional

Author: Michael Evans
Pages: 383

Memories will make you.
But although Natalie wants to help end all the destruction she feels she has caused, she wants to get her memories and past back more than anything. Surrounded by lies and manipulation, Natalie quickly realizes that no one seems to care or have answers about her past. And with the government still out to kill her, the real struggle becomes, not if she will get her memories back, but if she will live to make more.
Natalie isn’t dead, but her past is. With Protocol 00 finally having been shut down, the free will of the country was received at the price of the memories of Natalie. After being found trespassing in Area 51 she is taken as prisoner where her mind is wiped and life meets its impending doom. However, just before she is about to be executed she is broken out of Area 51 by the White Knights, where she is thrust into a war-torn land with the expectation that she will lead the overthrow of President Ash’s regime once and for all.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Cover Reveal: The Vows Trilogy By Heidi Renee Mason

Series: The Vows Trilogy
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Soxsational Cover Art

To Have and To Hold
Releases July 20, 2019
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After the death of her husband, single mom Emma McCoy has given up on love. When the mysterious Liam O’Reilly shows up in town, Emma does her best to keep her distance. What Emma doesn’t know is that Liam is connected to her past in a way that she could never imagine, and it will put her future in jeopardy.

In the small town of Beckland, Ohio, danger is the last thing that Emma expects, but since Liam’s arrival, danger is waiting around every corner.

Book 1 of 3 in Heidi Renee Mason’s romantic suspense trilogy, The Vows. This is not a stand-alone romance. 

For Better or For Worse
Releases August 10, 2019
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Emma survived a madman's attack, and now she is ready to put the pieces of her life back together. After the horror she has endured, that is easier said than done. Just as she begins to feel in control once again, Fate steps in with a plan of its own. Emma must find the strength inside of herself to protect those she loves before everything is stolen by forces who wish to destroy her.

Til Death Do Us Part
Releases September 7, 2019
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Targeted twice, Emma has done her best to move on with her life. Things are looking up, and the family is headed overseas to take part in a fairy-tale celebration. It doesn’t take long for Emma to realize that evil knows no boundaries. The past is running to catch up with her in a way that she could have never imagined. The darkness wants to overtake her, even across the ocean.

Heidi Renee Mason is a passionate romance novelist and crafter of your next Happily Ever After. She loves listening to the voices in her head (from her characters, of course!) and creating worlds in which her readers can lose themselves for a little while. A native of the Midwest, Heidi now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three daughters.



Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Collected Christmas Horror Shorts 2 (Collected Horror Shorts #4) by Kevin J. Kennedy, Brandy Yassa, Amy Cross, Michael A. Arnzen, Lisa Morton, Christina Bergling, Andrew Lennon, J.C. Michael, Matthew V. Brockmeyer, Chris Motz, Sara Tantlinger

41189422Title: Collected Christmas Horror Shots 2
Author: variety of authors
Pages: 645

Some people love Christmas for religious reasons, others prefer it for the food, drink and parties, but for some other people, it’s just another time of year to get up to mischief. This anthology is filled with tales of not-so-happy Christmases, tales that they don’t want to tell you about in the movies or songs.

It’s time to break out your new Christmas slippers, rip open a box of chocolates and pour yourself a drink. Lock your doors and get comfy. You’re in for one helluva ride.

Merry Christmas from all of us!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

New Release: Apocalypse 5 by Stacey Rourke



Title: Apocalypse Five
Written by: Stacey Rourke
Genre: Young Adult Sci-fi

The end of the world is coming. How or when scientists can't agree upon. For decades, Earth's best line of defense has been a team of young soldiers known as the Apocalypse Five, forced into virtual reality simulations to train for Doom's Day. But, this is no game. Death on the grid is brutally final and calls up the next in a long line of cadets. Stationed aboard the AT-1-NS Starship, the A5 are celebrities thrust into the limelight by a calling they didn't choose. All it takes is one unscheduled mission, showing seventeen-year-old team leader Detroit a harsh and unfathomable reality, to shake the A5's belief in all they thought they knew. After questioning people with the power to destroy them, the team is framed for a crime they didn't commit and marked for death. Now, the hunt is on. Can the Apocalypse Five expose the truth the starship would kill to keep hidden? Or, will their bravery end in a public execution?

Editorial Review: "Fans of The Hunger Games will love this fresh dystopian thriller, featuring a band of instantly loveable characters that must fight together in a sci-fi twist, in and out of simulations for their freedom in reality." —BookTrib