Review: Dead Life #1


This review originally appeared at Geek-O-Rama.

 

Writer: Jean-CharlesGaudin
Artist: Joan Urgell
Colors: Folny
Publisher: Titan Comics

Ground Zero. Stephen did not know that getting into his grandfather’s treasures in the attic so he could play Indiana Jones with the neighbor down the trail would lead to an outbreak. He was just having fun. How would he know?

Dead Life is an English reprint of the French comic, Dead Life: Crépuscule.

The story starts with scenes of life. Normal conversations and disagreements between husband and wife, the casual meal with extended family as Curtis and Kate return to his parents’ home to pick up their son, Stephen. When Curtis’s dad returns to the attic to retrieve some books he notices that one of his boxes has been opened and the contents are missing. Continue reading “Review: Dead Life #1”

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Review: She Could Fly #1


Originally Posted on Geek-O-Rama.

 

Writer:          Cristopher Cantwell

Artist:            Martin Morazzo

Colorist:        Miroslav Mrva

Letterer:        Clem Robins

Publisher:     Dark Horse Comics

 

A woman is seen flying about the city. No one knows who she is, or how she is able to fly, but high school sophomore Luna Brewster is fascinated.  Who is she? Where does she come from? How does she fly? What does she want?

Luna has some issues, but what teenager doesn’t? Her new school counselor  seems nice enough, and the appearance of a flying woman is unusual, definitely not crazy, right? Continue reading “Review: She Could Fly #1”

Twisted II: A Twisted Anthology


Announcing the new release compiled by Gina A. Watson. Twisted II, a collection of horror stories that is sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Look for my review of the book coming soon.

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NEW RELEASE!!!

Title: Twisted II : A Twisted Anthology

Compiled by: Gina A. Watson

Genre: Speculative Fiction

Where the twisted lurk and the horrors hide, will you find what lies within?

From horrifying demons and witches to ghosts haunting people and places. Strange creatures to strange places. If it’s twisted this anthology has it.

18 equally twisted stories by 19 amazing horror and paranormal authors.

Will you take the plunge into this twisted world?

Featuring authors…

Michael Young * Kelly Matsuura * Kerry E.B Black * Jack W. Finley * Jordanne Fuller * Jakki Hatchett * Liz Butcher * Duncan Swallow * Michael S. Walker * Aziza Sphinx * Shebat Legion * Beth W. Patterson * E.M. Valentine * Stacey Jaine McIntosh * Daniel J. Volpe * Scott Carruba * Carole Weave-Lane * Kerry Lee Holder * Gina A. Watson

Available on Kindle

Amazon AU : https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07FKCMM3W

Amazon US : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FKCMM3W

Beyond the Darkside: 29-14 to 17


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The whisper of voices in his mind grew louder as he pondered his hand. Power. Control. Strength. All of these could be his now. Until now, he only thought he had those things, but this second life would make him the true master of men. Their lives were his to toy with and the universe itself would quake at his presence. All he had to do was complete the plan. Forget the petty distractions that plagued him. The whore and the traitor would get their punishment soon enough.

Aldric smiled and leaned against the dented shower wall. Yes, they would get what they deserved. They all would. The foolish politician, the power hungry military, and the greedy investors would all get what they had coming. He was a visionary and if they could not see their way to the future without being in his way then he would crush them all. Continue reading “Beyond the Darkside: 29-14 to 17”

Blog Tour Day 5 Bonus!


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AJ Beamish is the man!

Here you have it folks, the guest blog post I wrote for today’s Blog Tour stop can be found right HERE!

Since it is Halloween and all, I figured a post on fear and how to build up to it in your writing might and it is just in time for Halloween night and the start of NaNoWriMo, Make sure you visit The Dead Console Society, read the post and enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win autographed copies of my books.

Happy Halloween!

Book Review – The Demon Stone


Today I’m excited to bring you a Guest Post and Kindle Fire Giveaway from Chris Datta. His first Novel Touched with Fire was a number one best-seller in the Historical Fiction category, and this supernatural thriller lives up to the high expectations readers have for this talented author.

The Demon Stone by Christoper Datta

Book Review
The Demon Stone is a powerful supernatural thriller that leads you from the killing fields of Africa to the quiet Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota. In braided narratives, Datta spins a terrifying story about the spiritual forces—both real and supernatural—that incite the basest, bloodiest and most frightening of human behaviors.
“Reading Chris Datta is like riding a rollercoaster. It’s a fast ride filled with twists and turns. His Demon Stone is scary fun. Stephen King, watch your back!”
-Richard Rashke, author of The Killing of Karen Silkwood
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Review of The Demon Stone

When faced with a choice between life and death or right and wrong, most people will choose life and what is right, but what if they are faced with the choice of doing what is right and dying or doing something wrong and living? This is a test of character, of the true nature of a person. When Kevin goes to Africa to visit his best friend, Bill, he is forced to make just such a choice, and the consequences of that choice haunt him when he returns home to his wife and daughter.

THE GOOD

The Demon Stone is a real page turner of a story filled with suspense and real world horror. The supernatural elements of the story are almost an afterthought and don’t  really make an appearance until the second half of the book. The characters are well done and dynamic. The switches in time and setting were a great way to build up the suspense and explain exactly what happened to Kevin and his family.

THE BAD

There is not much to complain about with this novel. If anything I would have liked to see it be a little longer so the tension in the second half could be ratcheted up even higher, but this is a minor consideration.

THE TAKEAWAY

I really enjoyed this book and  if you are a fan of suspense and the supernatural I think you will enjoy this book as well. The story is rooted in a world all too real and will leave you questioning how much of the story is real and how much is fantasy. I recommend picking this one up as soon as you can.

Giveaway

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About the Author

Chris1Debut author CHRISTOPHER DATTA is no stranger to civil conflict or the still-extant scourge of slavery. Most recently the acting ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan where he helped end a war in April of 2012, he has spent a distinguished career moving from one strife-torn country to another, including Lebanon, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. A lifelong student of the American Civil War, his research for Touched with Fire is exacting and based in part on a true story.

What is the Answer?


When I first thought about writing this post I had a lot of things I wanted to say and there was going to be very little filtering involved, but I’ve had a little time to calm down and to measure my words carefully. I may say some things you disagree with and if you stop reading that is fine. You have a right not to read what I have to say. I hope that you will consider what I say as my honest feelings and respect them for what they are. With that being said, I am going to mention some things I have seen posted by friends on facebook and elsewhere. I am not going to call those friends out and I respect their right to say what they believe, but I wanted to be upfront with what may seem hypocritical on the surface.

Now, if you are ready to continue, read on and leave whatever comments you would like. I only ask that you keep things respectful. Continue reading “What is the Answer?”