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Blog Tour for Broken Shells: A Subterranean Horror Novella by Michael Patrick Hicks

February 22, 2018 - 7:40 pm No Comments

Today it is my day to showcase Broken Shells by Michael Patrick Hicks

Broken Shells: A Subterranean Horror Novella by Michael Patrick Hicks
Published by High Fever Books on 2nd February 2018
105 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Most people get junk mail in their post and sometimes you do get a scratchcard delivered. How many people think it is a con and just rip it up. Antoine DeWitt was going to rip his card up, but pressure from his girlfriend forced him to try and cash it in. What he got was more than he expected.
Antoine just wanted something to go his way. With a girlfriend and a baby money would not stretch and they were always behind in their payments. When he goes to get the cash you have the feeling that things are finally going his way.
This is the first book that I have read by this author and whilst there are just over 100 pages, he definitely has a knack of telling a complete story. From the moment Antoine collects his winnings it is none stop action and whilst I was reading it all I could think of was the film Species. The style of writing was really descriptive and you could imagine being trapped and those creatures chasing you. Throughout I was urging the Antoine on to become the hero he wanted to be.
This is a great horror story that I did not want to end, through out the gore there are some touching memories from Antoine and you can see how much he did love his family. If you are looking for a story that will make you flinch and keep you on the edge of your seat then pick up this book. I am off to get some more of his works.

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Blackwater by TWM Ashford

February 19, 2018 - 9:06 pm No Comments

Blackwater by TWM Ashford
Published by White Inc on 17th January 2017
301 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Blackwater has its issues. Residents are disappearing, parts of the slums are being torn down. People are rioting and bodies are turning up. Hunter is a vigilante moving in the shadows and seeking information about it daughter Amy.
Hunter was a brooding loner. He only had a few close friends Liandra owner of The Engine Room, who also got Hunter his jobs and Abdul, a librarian and fount of all knowledge. They were there for him when he needed it. Good at what he did, in fact he was too good which made a lot of enemies. He only went for people who deserved to die, trying to find out what happened to his daughter.
This story is very descriptive, the sights and smells of Blackwater come to life whilst you are reading. This a quick pace book as there is always something going on. The story is full of action and some of the scenes will make you wince. There were times that I could not get over how many injuries Hunter had and how he could carry on, but he showed how determined he was. Throughout I was routing for Hunter which made it a page turner.
Whilst the story did not finish on a cliff-hanger, the story was not over and the Blackwater vol2 is already published so you carry on Hunter’s journey. If you like dystopian, fantasy and action all thrown into one then pick up this book

A Life to Waste by Andrew Lennon

February 18, 2018 - 11:56 am No Comments

A Life to Waste by Andrew Lennon
Published by Grand Mal Press on 26th November 2013
147 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Having read some of this author’s short stories, I knew what to expect when I picked this to read.
After an accident killed his dreams Dave spent his days drinking and smoking weed whilst watching horror films. A waste of space who expected his mom to do everything. After people in his neighbourhood and family start going missing, and the only clue is blood, Dave surprises everyone.
A slow start whilst you learn all about Dave and the reasons behind his lifestyle, but as soon after the 1st incident the pace picked up making you want to carry on reading and with 147 pages you can read it in one sitting. The scenes in the warehouse were subtle and whilst horrific, left the reader to use their imagination to the destructive ways the killer worked. I will just say that his artwork was not for the faint hearted.
My only complaint was there was not much known about the killer, and if there is not already I would enjoy reading a book just on the killer as I would be interested to see how he ticked. A quick read that for a couple of hours will have you cringing with some of the scenes.

Free today…….The Snow Witch by Matt Wingett

February 17, 2018 - 10:05 am No Comments

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Today and until the 21st February The Snow Witch is free on Amazon

A Portsmouth Novel

A woman on the run arrives in a British seaside town, a refugee from a horrifying past. Trapped by a freak blizzard, she finds unexpected kindness from the locals – except for one man who seems hellbent on possessing or destroying her. Unable to leave the icebound city, she is drawn into the lives of its people, whose stories force her to face her own cruel past.

What is she running from? What dark secret does she carry with her? – And how can she escape it if she won’t acknowledge it exists?

The Snow Witch is a tale of loss, love, murder, obsession and witchcraft, rich in magical scenes that delight, horrify and intrigue.

 

 

 

 

 

Haunted Ends by Elizabeth Price

February 16, 2018 - 4:24 pm No Comments

Haunted Ends by Elizabeth Price
Published on 4th November 2014
135 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Rocky and Rose produce and star in Dead Inns, a paranormal show. Sam Thomas small in stature transports diamonds for a living. One trip ends in his fatality and its up to Rocky to solve his murder and find his diamonds.
Sam was a great character, in life he knew his limitations but just got on with it. Used to be bullied about his height, he was a bit of a loner. However when he was a ghost, none of that bothered him and whilst he only attached himself to Rocky to solve his murder, a true friendship developed. Rocky came across a bit arrogant at the start especially over his car. Although as the story progressed I grew to like him and even after everything that happened to him his still wanted to solve the case.
The was a quick easy read that you can just pick up and get into. With back stories of other ghosts thrown into the story, tells just how much history the Juniper Hotel had. This had a mixture of fantasy, mystery and comedy all thrown into one and Sam one-liners had me laughing out load. The topic of dwarfism was handled with sensitivity and never once was it mocked. What it did show was some of the issues the condition causes.
As a first book in the series this is a good start and as the rest are on kindle unlimited I will be reading them and to follow more of Sam and Rocky’s ventures.