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    {Review} The Fireman by Joe Hill

    by Joe Hill Published by William Morrow on 5.17.16 Genres: Apocalyptic, Dark Fiction, Horror, Psychological Horror, Thriller Pages: 768 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman. The fireman is coming. Stay cool. No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by…

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    {Review} Fountain of the Dead by Scott Goudsward

    by Scott Goudsward Published by Post Mortem Press on 1.29.16 Genres: Apocalyptic, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Supernatural, Zombies Pages: 276 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads What started as a night at the theater and a meteor shower ended with the dead walking the planet. Living in a fortified cul-de-sac in the shadow of Boston a group of refugees have etched out their survival. At times they’re not sure who to fear more; the zombies wandering the streets or the power mad “controller” of Boston, Richard Crenshaw. Until the day a crazed environmentalist shows up at the gates with promises of “the cure” disrupting their lives. With a handful of…

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    {Review} The Last Mile by Tim Waggoner

    by Tim Waggoner Published by Darkfuse on Oct 21st 2014 Genres: Apocalyptic, Extreme Horror, Horror Pages: 140 pages Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads   A unique and compelling vision of a post-apocalyptic world, Tim Waggoner’s The Last Mile pits thrall-bound Dan versus sacrifice-to-be Alice. The former does what he has to do to keep his family alive; the latter just wants to survive and will do whatever it takes to stay that way. The Last Mile clearly comes from a rich (and deeply troubled) mind. The hints toward the world that exists beyond the limited view of its two principal characters are more than interesting – with the concept…

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    Review: Biters/The Reborn by Harry Shannon/Brett J Talley

    by Brett J Talley, Harry Shannon Genres: Dark Fiction, Dystopian, Horror Pages: 228 Buy on Amazon Goodreads The following is based on an eARC from one of the authors in exchange for an honest review. Biters/The Reborn is the first of the DoubleDown series of books from Journalstone publishing that I’ve read, and it’s very safe to say, it won’t be the last. Both novellas included here are quality stories linked only by the theme of life after two very different versions of the apocalypse. In Harry Shannon’s Biters, slowly evolving zombies have all but over-run the world, leaving only a few pockets of humanity trying to live whatever life…

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    Review: Escape From Zombie Planet by Ray Wallace

    by Ray Wallace on 15th Feb 2014 Genres: Horror Pages: 190 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads Once the dead have truly taken over the world and there are only a few pockets of humanity left, the only possible form of escape is to head off-world to massive orbiting space stations, and you have to ask yourself how far you would go to get there once a remote opportunity to board a departing space shuttle presents itself? And that right there, is the basis for Ray Wallace’s set-sometime-in-the-future, choose your own adventure, Escape From Zombie Planet. You are the protagonist and have to make choices along the way that will…