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    Review: Dead or Alive by William Harms

    Dead or Alive by William Harms on 30th March 2012 Genres: Horror Pages: 212 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads The melding of genres is a tricky business. Too much of one and the reader can often be left disappointed. Too little of either and it all seems a bit pointless. William Harms in his western-zombie mash tries his level best to find the right mix between two beloved genres, and the result is a partially successful mixture of classic western tropes and typical zombie mayhem. Dead or Alive follows John and Paul, two brothers who are chalk and cheese but have no-one other than each other as they attempt…

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    {Review} Hillary: Tail of the Dog by Angel Gelique

    on December 31, 2012 Pages: 243 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Hillary Greyson, just 15 years old, has been kidnapped and is now being experimented on by Dr. Morrison, his wife Monica, and a psychiatrist, Dr. Bentley. She can’t remember who she is or how she came to be naked, strapped to a bed, an unwilling patient. But her captives do and maybe it’s best if she never remembers. Some things are best left forgotten. The writing was surprisingly good. A few errors, but really well done. The idea was also a good one. The execution though, left a lot to be desired. The plot, however, was minimal. I…

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    Review of Dead Five’s Pass by Colin F. Barnes

    Dead Five's Pass by Colin F. Barnes Published by Darkfuse on February 16, 2014 Genres: Horror Pages: 108 Buy on Amazon When a new cave is discovered in the Rocky Mountains, no one considered the terrible consequences that would follow. A volunteer mountain rescuer dealing with the loss of a child, the break-up of a relationship and the grief of a rescue gone wrong, Carise Culey isn't sure she's the right person for the job when she receives an emergency call. A climber is missing, presumed dead, and his girlfriend is found bloodied, beaten and catatonic with fear. Carise soon realizes the discovery of the cave is worse than anyone…

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    Psychros by Paul Roberts

    Psychros by Paul Roberts on 2.6.14 Genres: Horror Pages: 31 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Two brothers travel north to their Grandfather's winter cabin, only to discover a world threatened by an insidious invader. The other day I was over at Goodreads taking part in a discussion about horror story collections, in the Literary Horror Group. It was a very interesting conversation and with names like Laird Barron and Tom Ligotti being tossed about, I was immediately interested. One of the people taking part in the discussion was Paul Roberts. I clicked on his profile, discovered he had written a couple of short stories and I decided, (on the…

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    Gothic Shift (American Gothic) by B.D. Bruns

    Gothic Shift (American Gothic) Published by World Waters on 12/28/13 Pages: 262 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads The Ghost of Naked Molly takes us back to old New Orleans on the eve of the Louisiana Purchase, where the ghost of a gorgeous octoroon slave mistress complicates the political schemes of a local grandee by parading around his house in the buff. To say things get complicated is a deadly understatement. The Swamp HiveĀ - a fine study of Civil War squalor and carnage - spotlights the Union attack on the Confederate stronghold Fort Henry. A timid rebel cook discovers something even grislier than the usual horrors of war: ghouls feeding…