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    {Review} The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume One

    The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories by Various Authors Published by Valancourt Books on 10.4.16 Genres: Contemporary, Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 277 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Goodreads Spanning two hundred years of horror, this new collection features seventeen macabre gems, including two original tales and many others that have never or seldom been reprinted, by: Charles Birkin - John Blackburn - Michael Blumlein - Mary Cholmondeley - Hugh Fleetwood - Stephen Gregory - Gerald Kersh - Francis King - M. G. Lewis - Florence Marryat - Richard Marsh - Michael McDowell - Christopher Priest -…

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    [Review] Husk by J. Kent Messum

    Husk by J. Kent Messum Published by Penguin Books, Limited on 2015-07-30 Genres: Dark Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thrillers & Suspense Pages: 356 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon LIFE GOES ON For a lucky few, death is merely an inconvenience. With the help of technology the mind can survive long after a body has been laid to rest. This afterlife, however, is far from paradise... MAKING A LIVING Rhodes is a 'Husk'. It's an illegal, controversial and highly lucrative job - renting out control of his body and mind to the highest bidder. It's a sure way to gain a better life, but some clients go too far. Sometimes, he…

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    {Review} You Don’t Belong Here by Tim Major

    by Tim Major Published by Snowbooks LTD on 9.1.16 Genres: Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction Pages: 320 Format: ARC Buy on Amazon Daniel Faint is on the run with a stolen time machine. As the house-sitter of a remote Cumbrian mansion, he hopes to hide and experiment with the machine. But is the Manor being watched by locals, his twin brother or even himself? Daniel is terrified about what the future may hold but, as he discovers, there can be no going back You Don’t Belong Here is a story that is very difficult to categorize. It’s a time travel/mystery/psychological mind game. How’s that? The premise is…

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    {Review} Blighters (Invaders From Beyond!) by Tim Major

    by Tim Major Published by Abaddon on 7.9.16 Genres: Creature Feature, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction Pages: 90 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Them Blighters are everywhere. They fell out of the sky last year, great horrible armour-plated slugs with razor-sharp fangs. But ugly as they are, they give the ultimate high to anyone nearby: a blissful, gleeful contentment that people are willing to kill for. Not Becky Stone, though. All she wants is to drink beer, listen to her dad’s old vinyl, and get her life back to how it was before everything was all messed up. Blighters? Frankly, she could do without…

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    {Review} Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

    by Blake Crouch Published by Crown on 7.26.16 Genres: Contemporary, Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Sci-Fi, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 352 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads “Are you happy with your life?” Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And…