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    Review of Animosity by James Newman

    Animosity by James Newman Published by Permuted Press on March 13, 2014 Genres: Horror, Thriller Pages: 194 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon ANIMOSITY is the story of Andrew Holland, a bestselling horror writer whose life begins to mirror the fictional nightmares of his novels after he finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
 Andy’s wife recently left him for another man. To keep from getting too depressed about that, Andy has thrown himself into his writing more vigorously than ever, when he’s not spending as much time with his daughter, Samantha, as joint custody allows. His neighbors seem proud to know him (although none of them would…

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    Review of People Are Strange by James Newman

    My rating: 4 of 5 stars A collection of stories wherein James Newman channels his “inner teenager” (You know the one I mean. The kid that sits at the back of the class in the heavy metal t-shirt, makes rude noises and knows all the latest “grosser than gross” jokes) and the ghost of Robert Bloch in an unholy threeway of corrupt creativity, dark horror and darker humor as he explores the human side of the genre in these twisted tales of madness, mayhem and sick slapstick. Highly recommended for any fan with an inner teen who still laughs at fart jokes. And who doesn’t?

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    Review of Ugly As Sin by James Newman

    Ugly As Sin by James Newman My rating: 5 of 5 stars Smooth as moonshine Southern white trash noir that hits like a piledriver. Combining edge of your seat suspense, and characters that will rent space in your head for the rest of your life, this book drags you in, beats you bloody and leaves you begging for more. Nick Bullman looms large, a character bigger than life, monolithic in stature. Scarred, flawed, yet possessing that one element that raises the bar….a soul. He looms large over a literary landscape of two dimensional tough guys, and stands shoulder to shoulder with Chandler’s Marlowe, Vachss’ Burke and Lansdale’s Hap and Leonard,…

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    Author Interview – James Newman

    James Newman is the author of such diverse works of Dark Fiction as Midnight Rain, The Wicked, Animosity, Olden, The Church of Dead Languages, The Forum and the short story collection People Are Strange. His latest is Ugly As Sin, which is due out December 1st. He was kind enough to take time out to chat with us today. Tell us a little about yourself. Without putting anyone to sleep? I’ll try . . . . I was born and raised in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world. I’m a weird cross between a good ole’…