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    {Review} THE FAMILY PLOT by Cherie Priest

    Published by Tor Books Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Haunted House, Horror, Paranormal, Supernatural, Suspense Format: eBook SYNOPSIS: From Cherie Priest, author of the enormously successful Boneshaker, The Family Plot is a haunted house story for the ages—atmospheric, scary, and strange, with a modern gothic sensibility that’s every bit as fresh as it is frightening. Music City Salvage is owned and operated by Chuck Dutton: master stripper of doomed historic properties and expert seller of all things old and crusty. Business is lean and times are tight, so he’s thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Withrow appears in his office. She has a massive family estate to unload—lock, stock, and barrel. For…

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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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    {Review} BONE SAW, by Patrick Lacey

    BONE SAW by Patrick Lacey Published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing on May 15, 2018 Genres: Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Haunted House, Horror Western, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 186 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Liam Carpenter spends most of his time above his aunt’s garage, watching obscure horror movies and drinking cheap beer. But this week’s different. This week, things are getting weird. First, there’s his favorite director, Clive Sherman, showing up in town unannounced. Then there’s the string of murders that all seem like something out of Clive’s popular Pigfoot movie monster franchise. Throw in Liam’s mysterious new…

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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,…