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    {Review} Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory

    by Daryl Gregory Published by Tor Books on 24th March 2015 Genres: Dark Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller Pages: 320 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads From award winning author Daryl Gregory, a thrilling and colorful Lovecraftian adventure of a teenage boy searching for his mother, and the macabre creatures he encounters.Harrison Harrison--H2 to his mom--is a lonely teenager who's been terrified of the water ever since he was a toddler in California, when a huge sea creature capsized their boat, and his father vanished. One of the "sensitives" who are attuned to the supernatural world, Harrison and his mother have just moved to the worst possible place for a boy like…

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    {Review} Carrie by Stephen King

    by Stephen King Published by Simon and Schuster Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror, Supernatural Buy on Amazon Goodreads In one way or another, everybody abused Carrie. Her fanatical mother forbade this 16-year-old misfit everything that was young and fun. She was teased and taunted by her classmates, misunderstood by her teachers, and given up as hopeless by almost everyone. But Carrie had a secret: she possessed terrifying telekinetic powers that could make inanimate objects move, a lighted candle fall, or a door lock. Carrie could make all kinds of startling, bizarre, and malevolent things happen. And so she did one night, when feeling scorned and humiliated...and growing angrier and angrier...she became…

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    SEVEN DEADLY PLEASURES

    Seven Deadly Pleasures by Michael Aronovitz Published by Hippocampus Press on 2009-08 Genres: Fiction, Horror Pages: 247 Format: Paperback Goodreads Each of the seven tales that Michael Aronovitz brings together in his first collection of stories is a powerful, hard-hitting specimen of contemporary weird fiction. From I can’t say enough about the quality of Michael Aronovitz’s writing–his is a style that is truly a pleasure to immerse myself in! In this collection of seven tales (one of which is a novella), there were those that I enjoyed to a greater extent than some others, naturally. The novella-length story, “Toll Booth” was alone worth the price of this book. This was…

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    {Review} Katie by Michael McDowell

    by Michael McDowell Published by Valancourt Books on 3/10/15 Genres: Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Thriller Pages: 295 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Are you a horror fan? If so, read this book NOW!! This tale reminds me of how and why I became a horror fan. I remember picking up horror paperbacks in the late 70s-early 80s and ripping through them at a breakneck pace. I experienced that feeling again this past weekend and I realized how much I missed and loved that experience! In the very small town of New Egypt, New Jersey lives Philomela Drax with her mother, the local seamstress. They don’t have much…

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    {Interview} A dreamy chat with Russell James

    by Russell James Published by Samhain Publishing Buy on Amazon Horror After Dark Interview with Russell James, Author of Dreamwalker. {HAD} Tell us a little about yourself.   {Russell} I was raised on Long Island, NY. A shorthand version of my teenage years can be found in my novel Sacrifice, if you leave out the murderous evil spirit. I spent five years flying helicopters in the US Army after college, then went out into the business world. Dreamwalker is my fifth novel with Samhain.   {HAD} What’s the first book you remember reading?   {Russell} My parents taught me to read before kindergarten. The teacher called my mother, all upset, to tell…