Thursday, January 14, 2016

Review: Fight the MonSter: Find a Cure for MS

Fight the MonSter: Find a Cure for MS Fight the MonSter: Find a Cure for MS by Doug Dandridge
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I will skip talking about my own contributions and leave that to other reviewers, but I will say that the other tales in this little tome are VERY worth the time, and not only that, but all proceeds go to an excellent cause. If you are wanting "feel good" horror, skip the introductory tale. That story alone was worth this book and perhaps the most chilling tale I have read.

The audio version is a highlight reel of excellent talent and really displays the amazing narrators that make up the Falcon Sound team.

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Review: Reversion: The Inevitable Horror

Reversion: The Inevitable Horror Reversion: The Inevitable Horror by J. Thorn
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

This book is a bit cerebral in its approach to horror. It is not full of spine-tingling stuff that has you on the edge of yoru seat, instead, it has a lot to offer the mind as you journey through a very interesting take on "after-life"(?)

I did find myself wanting a bit more action at times, but once I got into the flow, I found this to be a very pleasant read that fit perfect in small doses during my day.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Review: The Gift

The Gift The Gift by Rhonda Hopkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a well-crafted and that is easy to see as a Hallmark Christmas movie. It does not tread (nor does it need to) on any uncharted ground, but is simply a good story that leaves you feeling warm when you finish.


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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Review: Raising Hell - A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Novella

Raising Hell - A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Novella Raising Hell - A Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter Novella by John G. Hartness
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was just plain fun. There is something here that hooked me. It was dark, and full of sarcasm. It gets a little "left-wingy" at times which I could do without, I just thought it was the writer being a bit "snarky". The story did not need jabs at Fox News to have a good story. Also, there was one VERY long and protracted Latin section I could have done without. But as for the story and the characters, all top-notch and I will be digging in to this series in the very near future.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Review: The Final Dawn: A Debut Novella of Revenge, Betrayal and Treacherous Love

The Final Dawn: A Debut Novella of Revenge, Betrayal and Treacherous Love The Final Dawn: A Debut Novella of Revenge, Betrayal and Treacherous Love by Alice Catherine Carter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story grabbed me from the start. Set in Russia during World War II, this story is as cold as the landscape and just as harsh. Valeyria is shaped by events that happen in the opening scene and harbors a hatred that will never melt. No spoilers, but strap in for an afternoon and enjoy the ride. The ending is the reward.

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Review: Crossing the Vaal

Crossing the Vaal Crossing the Vaal by Archie Vincent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, admittedly, not my genre. I grabbed it because I am hooked on the narrator, Melanie Fraser. Her voice is like honey dripped over lilacs. I thought the story was okay. It told a wonderful themed romance set in South Africa. I do think that readers (and listeners) of a good romantic adventure will be hooked and hauled in by this story. It is vivid and descriptive and really pulls you into the landscape and setting. I can't vault the storyteller just because the tale is not in my genre of interest. There is a real talent here.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Review: Aftermath

Aftermath Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Okay, I may be a bit off here, but this had the tendency to almost try too hard. Also, I went into this promising that I would judge it like any other sci-fi story and not part of the Star Wars saga just to see how it held up as a story. I found parts to be a bit tiresome. I think I am really done with petulant brats as characters (Karl from Walking Dead has ruined that stereotype for me). Mr. Bones was fun, and I enjoyed his scenes perhaps more than most. It is a good story...not great...just good.


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