nightcrawlers

Clavitt Fields was a small town with a dark history. To prevent the horror that lived there from spreading, the neighboring town burned it to the ground. However, the evil went underground and for generations it lived, bred and mutated. Now it is coming back to the surface and it is hungry. It has been awhile since I have read a horror story that scared me. Nightcrawlers succeeded in scaring the ever-living hell out of me for the first two thirds of the book. It starts off innocent enough at what appears to…

Red Hill - Jamie McGuire

Red Hill is the first book I’ve read by Jamie McGuire. I’ve heard a lot of great things about her new adult romance series so this seems quite a bit of a departure from that genre. Sadly it showed. Red Hill brought nothing new to the zombie genre, and contained quite a lot of the same stuff I’ve read before. And I’ve read a lot. It also didn’t really go into any depth. Basically it’s the journey of several characters that find themselves fighting a zombie outbreak. There’s Scarlet, who’s…

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REVIEW: Red Fox by Karina Halle

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Red Fox is book two in Karina Halle’s fabulous Experiment in Terror series. The series follows amateur ghost hunter’s, Perry Palomino and Dex Foray, as they trample through reported haunted sites. At the end of book one, Darkhouse, (see my review here), Dex’s boss Jimmy had offered them a web series, with Dex filming and producing and Perry being the terrified on camera presenter. In this book, an old frenemy of Dex’s has got in touch requesting their presence at a farm in a town called Red Fox, New Mexico. There…

The 13th Sacrifice (UK)

A haunting book about the evils of witchcraft, The Thirteenth Sacrifice by Debbie Viguié reminded me why witches are to be feared and the evils they are capable of. It begins in the style of a crime novel, with detective Samantha Ryan and her partner, Ed, called to investigate a mysterious crime scene. The victim is a religious college student who had no enemies, but her body has a pentagram drawn on her forehead with a red substance. The obvious suspect is her goth roommate, Katie, who was always claiming…

Sue Edge - Dead Tropics

Dead Tropics was a really good zombie horror, and I enjoyed the author’s writing style. It’s the typical survival plot of a group of people helping each other to survive with one leader. Lori Nelson is an unapologetic heroine, killing zombies from the get go without hesitation, whether adult, child or baby. Going from an ordinary woman, performing the normal day to day routines, to an extraordinary woman, wielding a parang. The transition from one to the other is quick, but so is the action. It moves fast and furious,…

Countess Dracula by Guy Adams cover

Taking the concept of vampires and old legends and inserting them into the bloodthirsty world of Hollywood is the latest release based on old Hammer movies, Countess Dracula by Guy Adams. The book begins simply, with a bus company that offers tourists a guided tour of the Hollywood hills, featuring the houses of the rich and famous of both past and present. It is when driving past an old, derelict house that one of the patrons asks the bus to stop, and offers to regale the passengers with the story…

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REVIEW: Darkhouse by Karina Halle

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Darkhouse is the first book in Karina Halle’s stunning Experiment in Terror series. The series was originally self published before being snapped up by traditional publishing imprint, Piatkus Entice, and therefore at the beginning Halle had to rely on word of mouth reviews to sell her books. Making Darkhouse free of charge was an excellent first step and this is how I found it, from a series of excellent reviews written by someone who had the same taste in books as me. It took me a while to read it, the original…

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