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    {Review} The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman

    by Clifford Jackman Published by Doubleday on 4.14.15 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Western Pages: 352 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads [yasr_multiset setid=0] I veered away from my usual genres when I requested this book from Net Galley. This is mostly a western with a side of Chicago. In a steady push westward from the burning of Atlanta, this story spans the years from 1864 through 1900. Even the so-called civilized city of Chicago is only 1 step away from life in the brutal wild west. In fact, it might be even more brutal where its politics are concerned. The head of the Winter family, which isn’t…

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    Review: Dead or Alive by William Harms

    Dead or Alive by William Harms on 30th March 2012 Genres: Horror Pages: 212 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads The melding of genres is a tricky business. Too much of one and the reader can often be left disappointed. Too little of either and it all seems a bit pointless. William Harms in his western-zombie mash tries his level best to find the right mix between two beloved genres, and the result is a partially successful mixture of classic western tropes and typical zombie mayhem. Dead or Alive follows John and Paul, two brothers who are chalk and cheese but have no-one other than each other as they attempt…

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    Review – Dust Devils by Jonathan Janz

    Dust Devils by Jonathan Janz My rating: 3 of 5 stars   2.5 Stars Cody and Willet are both suffering through a personal loss caused by these Dust Devils that roll into town, preying on the unsuspecting townsfolk. Cody must muster up the courage needed to try and stop the monsters from destroying all that he cares for. I found the pacing of the first half to be a little slow for my tastes, but I was able to learn a lot about Cody and Willet’s background. Some moments in this story were a bit unbelievable and over-done, specifically when the vampires were humiliating Cody and the conversations between the…

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    Review – Nightmare of the Dead by Vincenzo Bilof

    Nightmare of the Dead by Vincenzo Bilof My rating: 4 of 5 Stars Nightmare of the Dead starts out with a woman on a train with no memory of who she is. There’s a man sitting across from her who’s been asked to look after her. He fills her in on what’s been going on, who he thinks she is, and hands her some guns, her guns. It isn’t long before they become aware of a green mist filling the cabin. Some passengers fall ill and begin to transform while others remain unaffected; the lady and her companion included. Drawing her weapons, the woman of mystery embarks on a journey…