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    {Review} HELLSWORLD HOTEL by Matthew Vaughn

    This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.HELLSWORLD HOTEL on June 30, 018 Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Haunted House, Horror, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 136 Buy on Amazon As the Halloween season approaches, the newest residents of small town Eminence are hard at work opening a haunted house attraction called Hellsworld Hotel. The local townsfolk are excited, especially the teenagers. Normally you would have to drive to one of the big cities for something like this. But local Sheriff Stan Maxell is skeptical, even more…

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    Kimberly’s “Top Five Collections/Anthologies of 2018”

    Genres: Alien Contact, Bizarro, Cosmic Horror, Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, General, Ghost, Gothic, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Sci-Fi, Southern Gothic, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Format: eBook **These are my personal “Top Five Collections/Anthologies of 2018”.  These are collections that I have READ in 2018, not necessarily published in that year (although many were).**   THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER, by Calvin Demmer:  This collection of flash fiction stories was brought to my attention by fellow reviewers.  I honestly never thought much about “flash fiction” before.  If anything, I was under the assumption…

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    “BEST BOOKS READ IN 2018”, by Kimberly

    Genres: Bizarro, Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Ghost, Gothic, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Southern Gothic, Supernatural, Suspense, Thrillers, Thrillers & Suspense, Victorian, Weird Tales Format: eBook **Each year I average between 150-200 reviews, so I like to post a list of the year’s “Best Books Read” from my personal selection of reads.  These are not necessary books that were published in this calendar year (although many are), but books that I chose to read, and that left a strong impression on me–standing out from among the rest.  This particular year was a tough one, as my overall count was lower,…

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    {Review} SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK, edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

    This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK by Jack Bantry, Kit Power Published by Splatterpunk Zine on November 10, 2017 Genres: Bizarro, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Supernatural Pages: 196 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon A row with a boyfriend leads to unexpected and bloody consequences... A high powered CEO undertakes a highly unusual therapy to take his career to the next level… A mother frantically searches for the child as the world burns… Featuring new fiction by Adam Millard, Matt Shaw, Bracken MacLeod, John Boden,…

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    {Extra} Kimberly’s “BEST READS in 2017”

    Genres: Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Law & Crime, Occult & Supernatural, Police Procedural, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Thriller Averaging over 220 books/novellas/anthologies a year, I usually go with a top twenty list and a separate top five collections/anthologies.  Here are my personal favorites from this year’s reading.  *Note:  these were not all published in 2017, just the ones I read in 2017.*   BOOKS/NOVELLAS 1. SUBHUMAN, Michael McBride:  Looking back over my lists, I think Michael McBride has kept the number one spot for as long as I’ve been doing these.  That’s no coincidence if you’ve read any of his novels/novellas.  This man can write ANYTHING…