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    Paul’s Top 10 Reads of 2015

    by Adam Light, Brett J Talley, Brian Hodge, Edward Lorn, Evans Light, Glenn Rolfe, Gregor Xane, Jason Parent, Jonathan Janz, Kealan Patrick Burke, Ray Wallace, Ronald Malfi, Shane McKenzie, Tim Lebbon Genres: Apocalyptic, Cosmic Horror, Extreme Horror, Horror, Supernatural, werewolves So 2015 winds to a close. And that means it’s time for me to reflect back on what has been a busy (though not insanely so) year of reading. I wound my way through upwards of 150-odd books this year – mostly novels and novellas with the very occasional graphic novel or short story wovem in for good measure. And the following are those that I found to be the…

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    {Review} He Who Walks in Shadow by Brett J. Talley

    by Brett J Talley Published by JournalStone on May 22nd 2015 Genres: Horror Pages: 274 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads The Incendium Maleficarum has been lost and Carter Weston presumed dead, but the story of That Which Should Not Be is only just beginning. Now Carter’s only daughter, Rachel Jones, and his oldest friend, Henry Armitage, must embark on an epic journey that will take them from the hell-blasted Tunguska forest to the catacombs of Paris to the shores of the Scottish Isles. They are in a race against time, for in France, strange murders and whispers of occult rituals herald the rise of an ancient evil bent on…

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    Paul’s Top 10 Horror Reads of 2014

    by Adam Cesare, Adam Light, Bracken McLeod, Brett J Talley, Craig DiLouie, Daryl Gregory, Edward Lorn, Evans Light, Gregor Xane, Jason Parent, Jonathan Janz, Justin Cronin, Tim Curran, Tim Waggoner With the end of 2014 only a matter of hours away, it’s a very appropriate time to look back over the titles I perused through the last 364-odd days and pick from them the ten very best. Novels, novellas, graphic novels or collections that really did grab me, or better yet, managed to knock a sock off or two. In essence, I’ll be counting them down from ten to one, saving the very best for last, with the only requirement…

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    {Review} Biters: The Reborn by Harry Shannon & Brett J. Talley

    I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.by Brett J Talley, Harry Shannon Published by JournalStone on April 11, 2014 Genres: Apocalyptic, Horror Pages: 230 pages Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads   This novel contains two novellas that are not connected in any way except for the fact that they both take place many years after a world changing event occurs. First up is Harry Shannon’s Biters. Now I’m not going to lie, I had some problems with Biters. If you loved Biters you might not want to read…

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    Review: Biters/The Reborn by Harry Shannon/Brett J Talley

    by Brett J Talley, Harry Shannon Genres: Dark Fiction, Dystopian, Horror Pages: 228 Buy on Amazon Goodreads The following is based on an eARC from one of the authors in exchange for an honest review. Biters/The Reborn is the first of the DoubleDown series of books from Journalstone publishing that I’ve read, and it’s very safe to say, it won’t be the last. Both novellas included here are quality stories linked only by the theme of life after two very different versions of the apocalypse. In Harry Shannon’s Biters, slowly evolving zombies have all but over-run the world, leaving only a few pockets of humanity trying to live whatever life…