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    {Review} THE INVITED, by Jennifer McMahon

    Published by Doubleday Format: eARC A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter Peoplereturns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don’t simply move into a haunted house–they build one . . . In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate have abandoned the comforts of suburbia to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams. When they discover that this beautiful property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the local…

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    {Review} Everything Under the Moon by Jeff Johnson

    by Jeff Johnson Published by Soft Skull Press on 9.13.16 Genres: Creature Feature, Crime, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Law & Crime, Noir, Psychological Horror, Thriller, werewolves Pages: 300 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads Born in Missouri more than a century ago and raised in a Pentecostal orphanage, the creature now calling himself Gelson Verber has changed his name countless times. He’s part-werewolf, and makes his living hunting certain kinds of bad men—criminals, rapists, thugs—in an often grotesque parody of the natural order. Verber is clearly suffering from the kinds of things a werewolf would be uniquely vulnerable to in the modern world: the horror of war, drug abuse,…

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    {Guest Review by Maxine (Booklover Catlady)} The Litter by Kevin R. Doyle

    by Kevin R. Doyle Published by Night to Dawn Magazines & Books on February 13, 2015 Genres: Crime, Dark Fiction, Horror Pages: 300 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Karen Bannister is coming off a really bad year. Estranged from her father and her fiancé dead, she finds solace in her work with the city’s indigent, destitute, and lost. Then something, something savage and brutal, appears and begins preying on those she works to save. Now, from the depths of her own personal tragedy, Karen has to find the strength to lift herself up and, with the help of an unexpected ally, fight back against the darkness that threatens to overwhelm those…

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    {Review} Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet by Adam Howe

    by Adam Howe Published by Comet Press on Nov 3rd, 2015 Genres: comedy, Creature Feature, Crime, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Horror, Noir, Thriller Pages: 248 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads From Adam Howe, winner of Stephen King’s On Writing contest, come three original novellas of hardboiled crime, graphic horror and pitch-black gallows humor. DAMN DIRTY APES Washed-up prizefighter Reggie Levine is eking a living as a strip club bouncer when he’s offered an unlikely shot at redemption. The Bigelow Skunk Ape – a mythical creature said to haunt the local woods – has kidnapped the high school football mascot, Boogaloo Baboon. Now it’s up to Reggie to lead a…

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    {Review} The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig

    Published by Angry Robot Genres: Urban Fantasy Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads I liked it, but it wore me so. Too many folks messing up the show. The story was dark, the story was grim, but I like this author, you should try him. The writing was solid. Had a nice flow. Incomplete sentences are a go. There were snake people who bit, and licked and spit. Touch their venom and you are hit. Mookie is the muscle man. Loyal to a fault. Keep to the plan. He’s bad and badder when he’s blazing. The action scenes were quite amazin’. Nora hated her daddy so, the chip on her…