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The war continues in ‘The General’s Daughter’ (Red Dirt Zombies Book 4) by Michael Peirce

The war continues in ‘The General’s Daughter’ (Red Dirt Zombies Book 4) by Michael Peirce

The General’s Daughter by Michael Peirce is the fourth novel in the world of the “Red Dirt Zombies” series.

You can see a synopsis or the book below:

Governor Vera Selvedge of Georgia was elected as a libertarian and found herself a virtual War Lord. She is holding it all together, but so many have died, or been maimed
under her orders in this the First Z-War. Even more men and women have succumbed to the insanity and PTSD.

Jane Miniver of the Governor’s Protection Unit, the controversial GPU, has opened talks with the Tennessee Militia. This militia includes a young woman who is “The General’s Daughter,” and Georgia’s senior general, Bruce Clark is overjoyed.

A new character joined the GPU and many are worried by the trend towards people like her; “Suzie Creamcheese” she was called and you do not want to fall into her dainty little hands…

The Final Offensive has begun at last and as the New Southern Alliance fights the final battles, it is a time of both triumph and tragedy.

It is a rough time for all of them. Could the tragedies that devastate “Captain Alice” be assuaged by the attentions of the PTSD ridden Alabama Major Dawson Sanders? Can enough of the troops remain sane long enough to get the job done and establish the exclusion area to be designated the “Q-Zone?”

Available in paperback and on ebook here: 

 

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Zombies are on the Hunt in Roma Gray’s new book SUNSET SAFARI

Zombies are on the Hunt in Roma Gray’s new book SUNSET SAFARI

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You can see an excerpt from the book below:

No! NO!!” yelled Jason as he sat up in bed. Without thinking, he shoved the blankets and mosquito netting aside, preparing to make his escape. But, of course, the danger did not exist; he was still in a hotel room in Turkey, enjoying an exotic vacation with his beautiful wife. Damn it, you’ve been watching too many zombie movies! He told himself. Sweat dripped from his forehead and landed on his naked legs that were still covered in gooseflesh. It was just a dream!

Jason looked down at his still sleeping wife, Kirsty, and thanked his lucky stars he hadn’t woken her. They were in a five-star resort, far from their home in the United States, trying to help her forget the twentieth anniversary of her school shooting. He had always been her hero, protecting Kirsty from the demons that stalked her nightmares, and he would not fail her. Brushing away a golden lock of her hair, Jason revealed a smile spread across her sleepy, sun-kissed face. This trip had proved to be the perfect medicine for her rattled nerves.

So why was he the one who was afraid now? Why did he keep seeing murders, death, suffering…and zombies…in his dreams, in posters, on the internet, and everywhere he turned? Why was this happening to him?

Staring out the window at the swaying palm trees and the party lights surrounding the Olympic-sized pool, he heard an odd animal call in the distance, something that sounded ancient, angry…and vengeful. A shiver raced up Jason’s back and the strange, unnamed fear returned once more.

What’s wrong with me? There’s no such thing as zombies! he thought, never suspecting the truth. For at this very moment, in the small, unassuming village right outside the resort gates, the Cult of Nymza prepared their sacrifices, and very soon, the dead will indeed rise…

Released by Dead Silent Publishing, Sunset Safari is available now on Kindle and Paperback here

 

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New novel ‘Darkened Wings Flutter’ from horror author Lou Yardley released 3rd April 2020

New novel ‘Darkened Wings Flutter’ from horror author Lou Yardley released 3rd April 2020

Darkened Wings Flutter is the latest bloody novel from horror and fantasy author Lou Yardley, whose previous books include the award nominated werewolf themed Hellhound and demonic horror The Deal Maker


“The end is nigh when darkened wings flutter…”

The small town of Crow’s Foot Hollow is thrown into turmoil when a local boy called Dwayne goes missing. For teacher Beth Harwood, it soon becomes clear that the nearby forest is connected to his disappearance. Clouded in mystery, scary stories, and haunting nursery rhymes, that forest seems like just the kind of place to swallow a young boy whole.

But the forest isn’t the only thing you have to worry about in Crow’s Foot Hollow. Sometimes the dangers are much closer to home. Chuck Graves lives next door to a family with their share of problems – a couple that always argues, a little girl called Imogen who creeps the hell out of everyone – but they appear to be held together by little Ryan who keeps on smiling regardless of what’s going on. Everything appears normal, but Chuck can’t help but wonder what’s going on behind closed doors.

Crawling with monsters big and small, “Darkened Wings Flutter” wants to get under your skin.

Author Lou Yardley had the following to say about the book: 

“I love monsters… and I also love creepy crawlies, so ‘Darkened Wings Flutter’ has provided me with a fantastic opportunity to combine those things. 

The story is one filled with destiny, blood, moths, and a bit of dismemberment.”

 

Digital copies of Darkened Wings Flutter are available to buy here https://geni.us/buydwf or you can purchase direct form Lou Yardley’s store at https://louyardley.bigcartel.com 

 

You can find out more about Lou Yardley on the following social media 

Twitter – https://twitter.com/LouciferSpeaks

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/louciferspeaks/ 

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Little Library of Horrors Reviews: A Simple Plan

Little Library of Horrors Reviews: A Simple Plan

A Simple Plan

By Scott Smith

“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.” – Mary Wollstonecraft

 

Have you ever been watching the news or scrolling through your news feed and come across a story about how a civilian came across a large amount of cash and turned it in? What was your reaction? My guess is that it’s much like the rest of us; “I would have kept that”. Now, I’m sure some of you are going to play the high and mighty card and swear you would turn it in as a good person should. Well, let’s up the amount. Say instead of a couple thousand, you come across four and half million dollars. A duffel bag filled to the seam with envelopes neatly packed, holding bands of ten thousand dollars each. You could move anywhere you want, do anything your heart desires and buy things you only dreamed of. A real life restart button. Would you still turn it in? Surely, someone is looking for an amount this large. But, then again, you haven’t heard of any news stories about a large sum of money disappearing. You can just hold onto it until it gets too hot to hold on to.

What if it was you and two friends who found it? You know you can keep a secret, but how well do you really know your friends? Enough to risk a brand new life? How far are you willing to go to keep that secret? This seemingly impossible situation is one that Hank Mitchell, Jacob Mitchell, and Lou Chambers find themselves in when they come across a downed plane. The pilot is dead, but next to him is more money than any of them could have ever imagined. Two brothers and a friend, all with the glimmer of a new life just out of their reach, only have to wait. Just a few months and they would all be richer than ever. It was all so simple…

Scott Smith wrote one of my absolute favorite horror novels of all time, “The Ruins”, and I read that close to five years ago. “Why wait so long to read more of his work if you have such high praise for that book” I hear you ask? Well, simple. I couldn’t bring myself to finish all of his work because I knew once this was done, there were no others to go to next. Scott Smith has only written two novels, “The Ruins” and “A Simple Plan”. He just sort of fell off the face of the Earth after that. You’re not here for that, though. You’re here to find out about the book.

If you’re going to read this book, I highly suggest getting two copies. One for reading, and one for your shelf that can stay in better condition because chances are you’re going to rip a few pages by accident due turning them too fast to realize. From start to finish, “A Simple Plan” is a thrill ride that will have you staying up way into the wee hours of morning to find out what happens next. The characters, the action, and the plot twists all compliment each other so perfectly that I honestly can’t recall a book in recent memory that had me gripped so tightly like this did.

What really makes this book so good is the realism and the actuality of a situation like this happening. It’s something that while not likely, could very well happen to us. It presents situations that you can put yourself in and really think about how you would act. There’s no magic or super natural influence, just real people in a real situation. Smith manages to pull up every single scenario and thought that a person would have in that situation and it just adds so much more depth and connectivity to the story. I mean, really think about it. We would all love to find a random stack of cash, but what if we really did find it? How would you tell your partner if you had one? How long is long enough before you feel okay spending the money? Can I spend the money without seeming suspicious? Is the money marked? So many questions and they’re all present in the story.

The best thing about the book is easily the pacing. I never felt bored or detached from the story. Every scene felt necessary and added significance to the plot. Oh, and the plot twists? My god, the plot twists. Smith makes his plot twists flow so seamlessly into the story and is unlike any I’ve ever seen. The story is just going along and you’re there enjoying the ride and suddenly one sentence completely throws it into over drive. The thing is, that one sentence is not the reveal of a plot twist, but the one leading up to it. There was one scene in particular that had my jaw not been hinged to my face, it would have hit the ground and cracked a tile from the speed it fell at. I just couldn’t believe it.

If I had to gripe about one thing, it’s that there was something in the book that was made to have some sort of significance through out the story, but it just kind of disappeared without any sort of explanation. I may have missed it with my brain constantly needing to slow down and comprehend the madness I just read, but I’m fairly certain it just never lead to anything. Which is fine, it doesn’t take away from the story, but I hate when authors put so much focus on something in a story and just let it fizzle out later.

“A Simple Plan” is by far one of the best books I’ve ever read. Not just as a suspense novel, but as a story. The characters are grounded and realistic and they pull you in with their realism. The action is never over the top, but it demands your attention and doesn’t let up until that chapter is done. There’s a constant feeling of unease as the characters start to develop and just when you think you’ve got them figured out, they pull the unthinkable. While you unfortunately will not find this book in any top suspense novel lists, I would easily put this up there with books like “The Silence of the Lambs” and “The Da Vinci Code”.

While Scott Smith may have only written two novels, they were two of the best damn books I’ve ever read and I feel that he is one of the literary greats. If you’re looking for a story that will have you forgetting the world around you and second guessing your closest friends, you absolutely need to read Scott Smith’s “A Simple Plan”.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a man I need to see about a one way flight to New Zealand.

 

5/5

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Little Library Of Horrors: Women in Horror Month

Little Library Of Horrors: Women in Horror Month

Women In Horror

 

When I ask you to think of some iconic authors in the horror genre, who comes to mind first? Stephen King? Edgar Allen Poe? H.P. Lovecraft? Maybe even lesser known authors whom have had made an impact like Jack Ketchum, or Max Brooks. While all of them are important in their own way, I’d like to show some appreciation for the women in the world of horror novels. Like their male counterparts, there are a multitude of female authors that have shaped horror into what it is today.

Ann Rule launched the true crime sub-genre into a frenzy with her intense and very personal novel, “The Stranger Beside Me”, in which she details her friendship with serial killer Ted Bundy and gives us an inside look into his life. Shirley Jackson set the bar for haunted house stories with her terrifying novel, “The Haunting of Hill House”. One of the most influential female authors in not only horror, but literature in general, Mary Shelley, whom created the beloved and often misunderstood Frankenstein’s Monster. Easily one of the most iconic monsters in history. Last, but certainly not least, is an author whom has recently gained a boom in her career after her latest novel gained a lot praise, including a seal of approval from Stephen King. She is an author whom I believe will make an impact in horror not just for women, but for future authors as well. I’m talking of course about Alma Katsu.

Alma Katsu started her writing career back in 2011 when she wrote the first of a three part series called, “The Taker”. It was a huge success and was even named a “Top Ten Debut Novels” that year. Her latest novel, “The Hunger”, has been praised by the horror community and is compared to the earlier works of King. Speaking of which, Stephen King had tweeted that her novel was “deeply, deeply disturbing and hard to put down. Not recommended reading after dark”. I myself have just finished the novel and I couldn’t agree more with King.

“The Hunger” is eerie, terrifying, no holds barred horror at it’s finest. It’s a retelling of the tragic events of The Donner Party with a supernatural twist to it. It does give off an early King feeling because it’s set in a small community like Derry or Jerusalem’s Lot and you get to really know all of the people in the community. Everyone feels unique and real. The pacing is incredibly well done and the sense of paranoia throughout really grips you.

What I love the most though and the reason why I feel like she’ll make such an impact is how real she makes the supernatural in this. Sure, any amount of supernatural takes a little bit of suspension of belief, but isn’t that all of horror? The feeling of unbelieving that something like that is possible and yet, here it is, happening? She has a way of making that suspension so minimal, so minute that it’s hard to even know you’re doing it. Plus the pure fear the characters feel is gut-wrenching. You have to remember that this was an actual event that happened (minus the supernatural, of course). Real people suffered this terror.

I love that Alma took a real life event in our history and gave it her own twist. If you’re into historical fiction with a horror twist, I can’t recommend checking out “The Hunger” enough. She also has a new book coming out on March 10th, 2020 called “The Deep”. She is once again diving into one of the most famous tragedies in human history and cranking up the terror by revisiting the Titanic. I’m excited to see where she goes over the years and I hope you all do yourself a favor and do the same.

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Horror comedy novel MY BFF SATAN by Kyle Rader available now on Kindle and Paperback

Horror comedy novel MY BFF SATAN by Kyle Rader available now on Kindle and Paperback

Horror comedy, MY BFF SATAN by Kyle Rader is availble now on Kindle and Paperback

Something is wrong in Hell.

A mysterious ritual gone awry has bound Satan to the soul of the very ordinary and very confused Mikaela, latching onto her on the day she was born.

The Devil and Mikaela are not the best of friends, he being a fallen angel consumed by never dying flames, her being an awkward lesbian dominatrix unable to maintain a relationship.

His powers greatly diminished and unable to return home, Satan and Mikaela settle into a ceasefire as they try to maintain the semblance of a “normal” life while investigating the magic spell that binds them together.After a chance encounter with a dark sorcerer reveals a possible counter-spell that will separate them and with their future in the balance and a conspiracy of rather irritated demon-bureaucrats and ancient sorcery closing in on them, the unlikely duo must decide to work together to prevent the total destruction of the entire universe.

The book is available to buy on Amazon here:

About Kyle Rader

Kyle Rader is Superman with a gun.

He’s also a writer of all things big and small. Author of 3 novels and over twenty short stories(and counting), most days he trudges along through the monotony of daily life waiting for when he gets to have time to sit down and write. Last he checked, he lives in New England and enjoys playing guitar poorly, yelling at his television, and annoying his long suffering wife and newborn son who is way too awesome to be hanging around with him.

If you like what you read, want to discuss living the Beard lifestyle, the writing life, or ask him if Batman could beat Superman (Nope), head over to the Contacts page and drop him a line.

Check out some of his published Short Stories in the Short Stories Page.
Check out his Author Page on Amazon
Find the author on his website

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‘Four: A Novella’ and ‘Short Horror Stories: Collection I-III’ from horror author P.J. Blakey-Novis released by Red Cape Publishing on Audible

‘Four: A Novella’ and ‘Short Horror Stories: Collection I-III’ from horror author P.J. Blakey-Novis released by Red Cape Publishing on Audible

If a busy schedule makes it difficult to find time to read then Red Cape Publishing have you covered, both Four: A Novella and Short Horror Stories (Collection I-III) from horror author P.J. Blakey-Novis are now available on Audible.

Four: A Novella

From the author of Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels, and The Artist comes Four. Four friends spend a night away camping in the English countryside, each taking a turn to tell a horror story that will terrify the others. But the group soon discover that there is more to be afraid of than just some campfire tales, and that no one is as innocent as they seem.

Audible US www.audible.com/pd/Four-Audiobook/B07XYH1NR9

Audible UK www.audible.co.uk/pd/Four-Audiobook/B07XYDDVCD

 

Short Horror Stories: Collection I-III

18 short horror stories, 1 terrifying collection. A set including all of the short stories Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels, and The Artist in a single book.

Embrace the Darkness: Step into the mind of the unstable, where nightmares become reality and reality is not always what it seems. Embrace The Darkness is a collection of six terrifying tales, exploring the darker side of human nature and the blurred line between dreams and actuality.

Tunnels: From the author of Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels takes you on six terrifying journeys full of terror and suspense. Join a group of ghost-hunters who dare to visit the Monroe house on Halloween and peek inside the marble box. Feel the fear as you meet the creatures of the night.

The Artist: The nightmares continue in this third instalment of short horrors from P.J. Blakey-Novis. The Artist and Other Stories contains a terrifying mix of serial killers, sirens, ghosts, claustrophobia, supernatural powers, and revenge guaranteed to get your heart racing and set your nerves on edge 

 

Audible US www.audible.com/pd/Short-Horror-Stories-Collections-I-III-Audiobook/B07XYH5C1X

Audible UK www.audible.co.uk/pd/Short-Horror-Stories-Collections-I-III-Audiobook/B07XYGBJYD

 

You can follow author PJ Blakey-Novis on the following social media:

Twitter – www.twitter.com/pjbn_author

Instagram: www.instagram.com/pjbn_author

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pjbnauthor

 

You can find out more about Red Cape Publishing on the website and follow on social media:

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Red Cape Publishing is a modern publishing house dedicated to promoting to best independent and small-press releases. Red Cape was born out of a desire to spread the word about the indie scene, firmly believing that promoting other people’s work is of benefit to everyone.

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The Bride Stripped Bare from author Rob Bliss to be released in July by Necro Publications

The Bride Stripped Bare from author Rob Bliss to be released in July by Necro Publications

The Bride Stripped Bare is the second novel from writer Rob Bliss which takes the backwood freaks of classic Edward Lee and slams them together with Clive Barker and his Nightbreed world. Lots of blood, drugs, sex, and violence make this a perfect addition to the Necro family. New blood extreme horror ready to take you on a drug-crazed, chaotic race against evil.

Gord is getting married to a woman he recently met, named Venus Baer. His best friend, Chris,is invited to be the best man. The bride-to-be is incredibly sexy, manipulative, and evil. Chris andGord realize something is horribly wrong with the Baer family and soon find out escaping the family is going to be one hell of a task. The huge family stretches around the world making a clean getaway an impossibility. But that’s just what Gord, Chris and Gord’s sister, Elizabeth, are going to try and do.

Find out what happens when the bride is stripped bare.

15% discount code off the trade paperback: BAREFREAK on www.necropublications.com

The Bride Stripped Bare is available from the following

Necro Publications Website: https://necropublications.com/products/the-bride-stripped-bareby-rob-bliss-trade-paperback

Amazon: mybook.to/TBSBRobBliss

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bride-stripped-bare-robbliss/1132142009?ean=2940163256587

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/944987

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BOOK REVIEW: Cannibal Metropolis (October 31, 2014)

BOOK REVIEW: Cannibal Metropolis (October 31, 2014)

By Nick Durham

Cannibal Metropolis

Just when I thought my trek through cannibal land would come to an end, I discover this little fucker right here. A novel by Saurav Dutt (I just want to say right now that I am so fucking glad I have the luxury of typing this thing. If I had to try to say his name out loud for a video review or something, there's no way I could ever pronounce it correctly.), Cannibal Metropolis is a glorious mix of zombie horror and cannibal trash. It also manages to beat you over the head with political social commentary, so that way the whole affair isn't just flesh eating, genital mutilation, and rape.

In other words, this is what every kid in school today should do a book report on.

Anyway, Cannibal Metropolis follows a government-led experiment involving a cannibal tribe which eventually turns some soldiers into superhuman cannibal zombies (yes, you read that right) that enjoy raping, pillaging, and eating people alive. There's tons of characters that all have names based on classic genre actors (Biehn, Saxon, Atherton, Englund, and Henriksen) that don't really mean much to the overall story, because we care little about them. It's the violence and brutal way that people are assaulted and munched on that is the main attraction here. Eventually the undead cannibals grow in number (zombie rules get followed to a degree, but just because these fuckers are undead doesn't mean that all they do is shamble around and eat, their brains still function.), and shit begins to really hit the fan when New York City becomes the main target during an Occupy-style protest, and that's when shit really hits the fan.

Needless to say, this book is absolutely disgusting...and super fucking enjoyable. Seriously, I read through this 250 page book in no time flat. Even though the characterizations are stock and boring, the events taking place definitely aren't. The political stabs (no pun intended) are really heavy handed, though. Subtle social commentary is something this thing doesn't really have, but that's beside the point. Cannibal Metropolis knows what it is, and Dutt knows what he's written here, and he delivers the goods that we sick fucks are looking for.

Cannibal Metropolis isn't anything revolutionary or genre-changing, but like I said, it is really fucking enjoyable for what it is. That being said, if you're a fan of zombies and want a little something different, or if you're a fan of cannibals and want a little something different (I swear I didn't type that way on purpose), then you should check this out. I can't find much background info on author Saurav Dutt, so I have no idea if this is his first foray into this kind of thing. If so, I hope he churns out some more of this stuff. Anyway, check out Cannibal Metropolis. If you get it off of Amazon, try to grab a barf bag too.

Rating: 4 severed penises out of 5

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