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WHO'S COMING DOWN YOUR CHIMNEY TONIGHT?




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2018: CTHULHU FOR CHRISTMAS

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Review: Whispers in the Dark

Whispers in the Dark Whispers in the Dark by Laurel Hightower
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an incredibly engrossing tale of Supernatural and Paranormal Horror! What strong characters! What horrifying villainy! I couldn't stop reading; in fact, I felt as if I were "on the scene." No suspension of disbelief necessary; I resonated with the characters, the plot and various subplots while I lived through the story vicariously. Simply fantastic!


18+ for violence, gore, language (and villains)

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Review: The Face in the Marsh

The Face in the Marsh The Face in the Marsh by Elizabeth Hirst
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rural historic horror in a Canadian setting, this novel also has an LGBT emphasis. It's also supernatural in nature, and features a couple of strong (or learning to be strong) female characters in the protagonist Kenzie and her friend/lover Maria.

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Review: The Face in the Marsh

The Face in the Marsh The Face in the Marsh by Elizabeth Hirst
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rural historic horror in a Canadian setting, this novel also has an LGBT emphasis. It's also supernatural in nature, and features a couple of strong (or learning to be strong) female characters in the protagonist Kenzie and her friend/lover Maria.

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Review: Killer Among

Killer Among Killer Among by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

KILLER AMONG:


Third in the KILLER INSTINCT series. Lane continues her vigilante justice program, until unintentionally she kills the wrong man. Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer yet.

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Review: Ultimate Sacrifice

Ultimate Sacrifice Ultimate Sacrifice by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE:


Satanic ritual? Frame-up? The prophesied End of the World or a deluded criminal? A horrible crime in rural East Tennessee upends the lives of several local families. The ending will blow you away.

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Review: Vanquished

Vanquished Vanquished by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars





VANQUISHED:


Lord Acton: "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Those with too much wealth and too little moral integrity set up a "fantasy island" in the form of an Ancient Roman "paradise." Nothing is out of bonds, including abduction, torture, and gladiator-style battles to death.








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Review: Monster

Monster Monster by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

MONSTER: Thirteen years ago twin girls were abducted in woods and held captive. One escaped. A tremendously twisted noir thriller with deep psychological insights and issues, and a whole host of stunning revelations

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Review: Monster

Monster Monster by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

MONSTER: Thirteen years ago twin girls were abducted in woods and held captive. One escaped. A tremendously twisted noir thriller with deep psychological insights and issues, and a whole host of stunning revelations

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Review: Monster

Monster Monster by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

MONSTER: Thirteen years ago twin girls were abducted in woods and held captive. One escaped. A tremendously twisted noir thriller with deep psychological insights and issues, and a whole host of stunning revelations

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Review: Monster

Monster Monster by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

MONSTER: Thirteen years ago twin girls were abducted in woods and held captive. One escaped. A tremendously twisted noir thriller with deep psychological insights and issues, and a whole host of stunning revelations

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Review: Monster

Monster Monster by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

MONSTER: Thirteen years ago twin girls were abducted in woods and held captive. One escaped. A tremendously twisted noir thriller with deep psychological insights and issues, and a whole host of stunning revelations

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Review: Monster

Monster Monster by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

MONSTER: Thirteen years ago twin girls were abducted in woods and held captive. One escaped. A tremendously twisted noir thriller with deep psychological insights and issues, and a whole host of stunning revelations

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Review: Monster

Monster Monster by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

MONSTER: Thirteen years ago twin girls were abducted in woods and held captive. One escaped. A tremendously twisted noir thriller with deep psychological insights and issues, and a whole host of stunning revelations

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Review: Twisted Truth Box Set

Twisted Truth Box Set Twisted Truth Box Set by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fascinating collection of four psychological/crime thrillers set in Appalachia and South Florida. So glad I chose this set; it's provided me with hours of engrossing reading and inspired me to read the author's other novels.


MONSTER: Thirteen years ago twin girls were abducted in woods and held captive. One escaped. A tremendously twisted noir thriller with deep psychological insights and issues, and a whole host of stunning revelations.


THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE:


Satanic ritual? Frame-up? The prophesied End of the World or a deluded criminal? A horrible crime in rural East Tennessee upends the lives of several local families. The ending will blow you away.


VANQUISHED:


Lord Acton: "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Those with too much wealth and too little moral integrity set up a "fantasy island" in the form of an Ancient Roman "paradise." Nothing is out of bonds, including abduction, torture, and gladiator-style battles to death.


KILLER AMONG:


Third in the KILLER INSTINCT series. Lane continues her vigilante justice program, until unintentionally she kills the wrong man. Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer yet.

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Review: Twisted Truth Box Set

Twisted Truth Box Set Twisted Truth Box Set by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fascinating collection of four psychological/crime thrillers set in Appalachia and South Florida. So glad I chose this set; it's provided me with hours of engrossing reading and inspired me to read the author's other novels.


MONSTER: Thirteen years ago twin girls were abducted in woods and held captive. One escaped. A tremendously twisted noir thriller with deep psychological insights and issues, and a whole host of stunning revelations.


THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE:


Satanic ritual? Frame-up? The prophesied End of the World or a deluded criminal? A horrible crime in rural East Tennessee upends the lives of several local families. The ending will blow you away.


VANQUISHED:


Lord Acton: "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Those with too much wealth and too little moral integrity set up a "fantasy island" in the form of an Ancient Roman "paradise." Nothing is out of bonds, including abduction, torture, and gladiator-style battles to death.


KILLER AMONG:


Third in the KILLER INSTINCT series. Lane continues her vigilante justice program, until unintentionally she kills the wrong man. Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer yet.

View all my reviews

Review: Twisted Truth Box Set

Twisted Truth Box Set Twisted Truth Box Set by S.E. Green
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fascinating collection of four psychological/crime thrillers set in Appalachia and South Florida. So glad I chose this set; it's provided me with hours of engrossing reading and inspired me to read the author's other novels.


MONSTER: Thirteen years ago twin girls were abducted in woods and held captive. One escaped. A tremendously twisted noir thriller with deep psychological insights and issues, and a whole host of stunning revelations.


THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE:


Satanic ritual? Frame-up? The prophesied End of the World or a deluded criminal? A horrible crime in rural East Tennessee upends the lives of several local families. The ending will blow you away.


VANQUISHED:


Lord Acton: "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Those with too much wealth and too little moral integrity set up a "fantasy island" in the form of an Ancient Roman "paradise." Nothing is out of bonds, including abduction, torture, and gladiator-style battles to death.


KILLER AMONG:


Third in the KILLER INSTINCT series. Lane continues her vigilante justice program, until unintentionally she kills the wrong man. Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer yet.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Review: Dark Matter

Dark Matter Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

DARK MATTER is every bit as enthralling as the author's newer novel RECURSION, and is just as intellectually stretching and stimulating, as our hero works his way through multiple probabilities, or worlds, trying to return to his own from which he had been abducted. I think one of the most glorious aspects of DARK MATTER is the many incredibly detailed environments which the author so giftedly paints, in fine and exquisite detail.

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Review: Recursion

Recursion Recursion by Blake Crouch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

RECURSION is awesome! This is fact in both senses: the contemporary version, and as in awe-inspiring. Blake Crouch takes consensus reality and twists it "every which way but loose," as he deals an unstoppable hand of Quantum Physics dealt by a megalomaniac multibillionaire and powered by the sharpest research intellect currently alive, who are not entirely on the same path, one being motivated by sociopathy beyond normal ken; the other by compassion for suffering humans.


RECURSION is engrossing, riveting, fascinating. Fans of Neal Stephenson will find it enlightening. I highly recommend it!

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Review: Chop Shop

Chop Shop Chop Shop by Andrew Post
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

CHOP SHOP I term Minnesota noir crime/horror. In this novel the horror derives from man's inhumanity to man, neatly balanced by human goodness, as exemplified by several other characters. There's hardly a winner here, unless it's poetic justice, but there is substantial redemption, also demonstrated by several characters. Be prepared for gore, and to have your heartstrings wrenched.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Review: Those Who Came Before

Those Who Came Before Those Who Came Before by J.H. Moncrieff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE is an extraordinary novel of paranormal horror, based on Native American mythology and grounded in ugly historical fact. Seen through the perspective of a new University graduate and a Native American homicide detective, the novel also interweaves visions which clarify past history of both the indigenous tribe and of the onslaught of European settlers. A tremendously engrossing novel with a deep emotional impact, this is non-stop reading.

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Review: The Wasting: Descent to the Cataclysm

The Wasting: Descent to the Cataclysm The Wasting: Descent to the Cataclysm by Blade Cort
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

THE WASTING is a fascinating leap into the imminent future (2037), when Genetic Engineering and Genetic Modification have advanced astronomically. Humans directly connected to knowledge and/or networked yo each other; mechanically-modified humans; and human-animal hybrids: all these "varints" are commonplace, yet their existence is a fount of social disruption. In addition, the technology to modify viruses and other potential weapons is widely available. When an alien obelisk crashes in remote Canada, widespread global panic is the tipping point for eventual human extinction.

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