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    {Review} DEVOURING DARK by Alan Baxter

    Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter Published by Grey Matter Press on 11.6.18 Genres: Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Thrillers Pages: 320 Format: ARC, Paperback Buy on Amazon Goodreads DEVOURING DARK is an urban horror novel about a man plagued since childhood by a malevolent darkness that threatens to consume him. After a lifetime spent wrestling for control over this onslaught, Matt McLeod has learned to wield his mysterious paranormal skill to achieve an odious goal: retribution as a supernatural vigilante. When one such hit goes bad, McLeod finds himself ensnared in a multi-tentacled criminal enterprise caught between a corrupt cop and a brutal mobster. His…

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    {Review} INSIDE THE ASYLUM (A Kathy Ryan novel), by Mary SanGiovanni

    Published by Lyrical Underground Genres: Cosmic Horror, Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense, Women Sleuths Format: eBook From “master of cosmic horror” (Library Journal) Mary SanGiovanni, comes the latest terrifying novel featuring occult specialist Kathy Ryan . . . A mind is a terrible thing to destroy . . . Kathy has been hired to assess the threat of patient Henry Banks, an inmate at the Connecticut-Newlyn Hospital for the Criminally Insane, the same hospital where her brother is housed. Her employers believe that Henry has the ability to open doors to other dimensions with his mind—making him…

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    {Review} THE TOWN THAT FEARED DUSK, by Calvin Demmer

    Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Horror, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Supernatural, Thriller, Weird Tales Format: eBook Sylvia Bernstein doesn’t want to end up on a dead-end path like a former journalism colleague. She begins searching the tabloid’s archives for a story that can get her career back on track. A strange bridge, with an abnormally high rate of suicides, seems like the perfect place to start. She journeys to the little town, eager to investigate, but encounters a tale far more sinister than she ever expected… 4.5 stars. Buy on Amazon THE TOWN THAT FEARED DUSK is a story from author Calvin Demmer. Previously, I had only read a collection…

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    {Review} HOUSE OF SKIN, Jonathan Janz

    Published by Flame Tree Press Genres: Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Haunted House, Horror, Mystery, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Format: Paperback “Fans of ghost stories like The Haunting of Hill House and Hell House will love this book.” – Horror Maiden Myles Carver is dead. But his estate, Watermere, lives on, waiting for a new Carver to move in. Myles’s wife, Annabel, is dead too, but she is also waiting, lying in her grave in the woods. For nearly half a century she was responsible for a nightmarish reign of terror, and she’s not prepared to stop now. She is hungry to live again…and her unsuspecting…

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    {Review} LORDS OF THE DEEP, by Tim Meyer & Patrick Lacey

    Published by Severed Press Genres: Creature Feature, Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Supernatural, Suspense Format: eBook Welcome to historic Lea Bay, home of maritime lore and the region’s most popular pirate festival. It was also the landing site of the infamous Lords of the Deep, ruthless pirates who once pillaged the area and said to have hidden a chest full of cursed treasure. But this year’s pirate festival will be different. This year, the Lords of the Deep are coming home. Recovering from the death of her husband, Daphne Jordan is thrust into a series of bizarre events leading up to the big celebration. Lea Bay locals…