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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Empty by Ty Arthur [3 stars]




From the Description

 

There are terrors still waiting to be discovered in the vast emptiness of space. After millennia of travel through the void, man has convinced himself he is master of the stars.

Down-on-his-luck, stuck performing punishment duty in the lower levels of the Penrose, Junior Engineer 3rd Class Hansen wants nothing more than to see the wreckage of a newly discovered ship dating back to man's earliest deep space explorations.

The engineer is about to get his wish, and in the process come face-to-face with a long-dormant horror waiting patiently for the perfect vessel. What he'll uncover in the darkness will threaten to consume him, body and soul.


Publication Date: January 22, 2016

Publisher: Mirror Matter Press

Publication Length: 84 pages

 

I received a copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this book.

 

Empty is a mix of science fiction and horror. This novella has a claustrophobic and lonely feel to it. We get to know Hansen as he roams the lower depths of the ship he works on. Since he works in nearly complete isolation he's the only character we learn anything about. The creatures in the story, reminiscent of the fungus that kills Jordy Verrill in Creepshow, are impossible to escape. Although it's well written I had a hard time connecting to this story because it felt like a snippet out of a longer work. It was like one of the Kindle samples, a good beginning that gave me just enough to make me want to read the rest of the story. I think that Ty Arthur shows a lot of promise as a new author and I would definitely check out more of his work. Unfortunately I can only give this one a 3 star rating.

 


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About the Author
 

Montana native Ty Arthur fell in love with fantasy and horror at an early age, but frequently had to engage in those passions secretly during his youth. Turning to the written word as a cathartic outlet, Arthur writes to exorcise his demons and share the darker side of reality with his audience. He lives in the cold, dark north with his amazing wife Megan.
You can find Ty Arthur talking about Metal and gaming over at Metalunderground.com as xFiruath or on Facebook and Twitter



Arthur had this to say about his inaugural solo work:

"While the themes of 'Empty' draw heavily from personal experiences, it should come as no surprise that extreme metal was a major inspiration for me, and there wasn't a single moment of writing when I didn't have the headphones on, exploring the outer reaches of space through music. Special thanks in particular are due to Augury, Ne Obliviscaris, and Stagnant Waters for the epic and discordant tracks that acted as a soundtrack to those writing sessions.

"Although on the surface 'Empty' is about horrible things discovered out in the depths of space, I think metal fans in particular will be able to identify with the main character and underlying story dealing with the isolation of being different and separated from the herd.

"In the same way the music propelled me forward and inspired my writing, I hope one day 'Empty' inspires a metal band to write a sci-fi album so it can all come full circle."

The author's recommended listening playlist to go along with a reading of "Empty" consists of:

"Oversee The Rebirth" - Augury
"Distant Satellites" - Anathema
"Heavens Black Sea" - Ihsahn
"Algae" - Stagnant Waters
"NeutroN ShivA" - Blacklodge
"Dying For The Sun" - Witherscape
"Across The Universe" - Aborym
"Painters of the Tempest (Part I): Wyrmholes" - Ne Obliviscaris
"Inside The Particle Storm" - Dark Tranquillity
"Gateways" - Dimmu Borgir
"Carcosa" - Saille



Praise for Ty Arthur & Empty

"Rapid pacing, a cinematic feel, and building tension punctuated by inexorable, horror-tinged hopelessness pull the reader through this classic sci-fi novella." - 5/5 Amazon review

"His storytelling skills are firmly grounded in classic sci-fi of old and is delivered with technical charm like Arthur Machen." - Eric Compton, author of Denim & Letters

"The atmosphere that is portrayed in this story genuinely scared the wee out of me. I felt very alone and very in need of a hug when I finished this story. I was cold and scared. If you like your horror to have that little bit extra that genuinely makes your skin crawl and makes you crave human interaction when you finish it, just so you don’t feel alone, this is for you." - Confessions Of A Reviewer

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The City Of Mirrors by Justin Cronin [5 stars]



 


From the Description
 
"A thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction."Stephen King

You followed The Passage. You faced The Twelve. Now enter The City of Mirrors for the final reckoning. As the bestselling epic races to its breathtaking finale, Justin Cronin’s band of hardened survivors await the second coming of unspeakable darkness.

The world we knew is gone. What world will rise in its place?

The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew
and daring to dream of a hopeful future.

But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy
humanity’s only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him.

One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate.




Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Length: 624 pages


 

City Of Mirrors is the final book in The Passage trilogy. If you haven't read The Passage and The Twelve you really need to to fully appreciate and understand the events in this one. Also, I have two questions for you,,,, "Have you been living under a rock?" And "Why not?!?" These books have all been phenomenal. The brilliant descriptions and gripping action allow for a total immersion into the story. Amy and her friends are easy to care about, I couldn't help but laugh, cry and fear both for and with them. I even found myself feeling empathetic toward Fanning when I read his back-story, not an easy feat when you know his actions have helped to bring about the end of the world as we know it. This is a totally satisfying end to an epic adventure spanning more than a thousand years that no fan of great story telling should miss. A totally engrossing 5 star read.

 


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About the Author
 

 

Justin Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage, The Twelve, The City of Mirrors, Mary and O'Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize), and The Summer Guest. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Whiting Writers' Award. A Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston, Texas, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

You can find him on his website Enter The Passage, and on Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter

 

Praise for The City of Mirrors

"Justin Cronin’s Passage trilogy is remarkable for the unremitting drive of its narrative, for the breathtaking sweep of its imagined future, and for the clear lucidity of its language. The City of Mirrors is a thrilling finale to a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction."
Stephen King

"Superb . . . This conclusion to bestseller Cronin’s apocalyptic thriller trilogy ends with all of the heartbreak, joy, and unexpected twists of fate that events in The Passage and The Twelve foreordained."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Readers who have been patiently awaiting the conclusion to Cronin’s sweeping postapocalyptic trilogy are richly rewarded with this epic, heart-wrenching novel. . . . Not only does this title bring the series to a thrilling and satisfying conclusion, but it also exhibits Cronin’s moving exploration of love as both a destructive force and an elemental need, elevating this work among its dystopian peers."
Library Journal (starred review)

Praise for Justin Cronin

"One of those rare authors who work on two different levels, blending elegantly crafted literary fiction with cliff-hanging thrills."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Passage

"Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road."
Time

"Read this book and the ordinary world disappears."
Stephen King

"[A] big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night."
The Dallas Morning News

The Twelve

"[A] literary superthriller, driven at once by character and plot."
The New York Times Book Review

"Gripping . . . Cronin [introduces] eerie new elements to his masterful mythology."
The San Diego Union-Tribune

"An undeniable and compelling epic . . . a complex narrative of flight and forgiveness, of great suffering and staggering loss, of terrible betrayals and incredible hope."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel





 

 


Monday, May 23, 2016

Demon With A Comb-Over by Stuart R. West [4 stars]

 

 
From the Description
 
Talk about a tough crowd.
 
Take Charlie Broadmoor’s life. Please. Charlie sucks at stand-up comedy. He gets by, though. Things are okay. His life is decent. Until the night he makes fun of a demon’s comb-over. Big mistake. What kind of demon wears a comb-over? The sensitive kind. The kind who’s not going to let an insult slide. A demon who’s going to take Charlie down. As in down to Hell. And he intends on dragging everyone Charlie cares about along for the ride.
 
 
Print Length: 168 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication Date: March 15, 2016
 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novella.

Demon With A Comb-Over is a fast paced horror/comedy. Charlie Broadmoor is a fun and likeable character to follow. A stand-up comedian who is low on both cash and confidence due to the fact he's not very good at it. Divorced and down on his luck Charlie's life sucks. When he offends a customer at his show by making fun of his comb-over he has no idea how much worse his life is going to get. Kobal is a great villain. A demon with hair issues and an extremly bad attitude. This tale managed to both make me laugh out loud and cringe with horror as Charlie struggles to survive this pissed off demon with the help of his friend, Burgess and a pair of douchy angels. A super fun 4 star read.

 
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About the Author
 
 
Don't be scared. Let me scare you. In a completely social, entertaining, writer-type way, of course.

I live in Kansas. It's a curse and a blessing. It's a curse because...well, it's Kansas. But it's great because Kansas is creepy. Lots of cool and strange things happen here in the midwest. I'll be writing about them in both young adult and adult thrillers.

"Tex, The Witch Boy" is my first novel and the first in a trilogy. It's a murder mystery, suspense, thriller, comedy, drama, paranormal mash-up. But really it's about high school bullying. There's a lot of autobiographical detail in the book but since I know the bullies on whom I've based my characters are incapable of reading, I can rest easy.

I'm married to a professor of pharmacy (who greatly appreciates that I now prepare dinner for her) and have a 20 year old daughter, who hasn't yet decided what to do with her life. But that's okay...it took me 25 years or longer.

You can find Stuart at:
http://stuartrwest.blogspot.com/ or at Facebook , Goodreads , and Twitter
 
 

 
 
 
 


 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Obsidian Tears by Doug Lamoreux & Daniel D. Lamoreux [5 stars]




From the Description
Mother Earth is crying. Yellowstone is dying.

New troubles are stacking up like cordwood for Chief Ranger Glenn Merrill, as Yellowstone’s existence is threatened by earth tremors and an imminent super-volcano. After a series of gruesome deaths claiming animals, tourists, and a ranger, it’s clear that something’s gone terribly wrong at the nation's oldest national park.

But putting an end to these mysterious deaths is more than just the chief ranger’s job
it may be his end.

Obsidian Tears plunges Glenn, his Shoshone friend, an aggressive young seismologist and an Arapaho healer into a world of Indian mysticism. Will man and nature join forces, or risk losing all of humanity to an ancient evil?



 

Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Creativia

Publication Length: 230 pages




I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel.



Obsidian Tears is the second part of the Apparition Lake series. When I picked it up I expected a good book because I enjoyed Apparition Lake so much. It exceeded my expectations! This is the kind of book that sucks you in until your surprised when you look up to find that you're back in the real world. Filled with intense action, sparkling dialogue and terrifying scenarios the story moves along at a super fast pace and keeps you hooked on every word. I loved revisiting Glenn, Johnny Two Ravens and Snow On The Mountain as they join new friends to face an old terror that threatens not only Yellowstone but people everywhere. I was moved to tears several times as I read because I was so invested in these characters. This one is highly recommended. I wish that I had more than 5 stars to give this phenomenal book!




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About the Authors
 
 
 



Doug Lamoreux

Doug Lamoreux is a father of three, a grandfather, a writer, and actor.
A former professional firefighter, he is the author of seven novels
and a contributor to anthologies and non-fiction works including the
Rondo Award nominated Horror 101, and its companion, the Rondo
Award winning Hidden Horror. He has been nominated for a Rondo, a
Lord Ruthven Award, a Pushcart Prize, and is the first-ever recipient of
The Horror Society’s Igor Award for fiction. Lamoreux starred in the
2006 Peter O’Keefe film, Infidel, and appeared in the Mark Anthony Vadik horror films The Thirsting (aka Lilith) and Hag. You can find him on his author page at Creativia or on Facebook , Twitter and Goodreads

 


Daniel D. Lamoreux

 
Daniel D. Lamoreux is an outdoor writer and freelance photographer with over

350 articles and columns, and nearly as many photographs, in more than 40

state, regional, and national publications. His online magazine can be found

at OnStand.net. Dan is the founder and CEO of Master Hunter Products,

MasterHunters.com, and is on a mission to provide information, education, and

entertainment products to fishermen, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts and the

industry that provides for their needs. His expertise in the wild has been

developed during over 40 years of pursuing the outdoor sports. He lives,

plays, and works in the mountains of northwest Wyoming. You can find him on his author page at Creativia or on Facebook , Twitter and Goodreads


 

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Invasion by Brett McBean [4 stars]


 
 

From the Description

 
It was supposed to be a quiet end to a long day: five close-knit family and friends settling in for some much-needed sleep after coming together for an early Christmas party.

Instead, it’s the beginning of a shocking night of brutality when six intruders break into the sprawling residence of Debra Hillsboro, a middle-aged romance novelist with a fierce devotion to her loved ones and a strong kinship with her home of almost thirty years.

Armed with smartphones and a modern brand of madness, the intruders
an internet-age cult disconnected from humanity and addicted to causing fear and mayhem have come to the secluded property for one purpose: to terrorize, and ultimately kill, everyone inside all while filming their heinous crimes.

Outnumbered and cut off from the outside world, the terrified occupants find themselves trapped in a fight for survival as a once place of safety is turned into a deadly maze of darkened rooms and forbidding hallways. On this sweltering summer night, they must somehow find a way to escape before the cult turns the beloved home into a house for the dead.



Print Length: 235 pages
Publication Date: May 15, 2016

 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel. To find out more about Brett McBean, The Invasion or just to join in the fun follow along with the blog tour over at Oh, for the Hook of a Book. There is always time to jump on a tour so if interested, please e-mail Erin at hookofabook@hotmail.com for a review copy or to schedule an interview.
 
 
 
 

 

The Invasion is an intensely terrifying story. Having read other books by Brett McBean (Desolation Game: Wolf Creek 2) I expected him to bring on the horror and I wasn't disappointed. We start off getting to know just enough about a group of family and friends to see that they are decent people who love one another. The scene is set. It's cozy and warm like a fuzzy robe on a cold night. Then BAM! A group of people break in with only one goal in mind,,, to terrify, torture and murder the people in the house. The storyline reminded me of The Strangers or You're Next, and as with those stories I spent a lot of time thinking 'Get out of there! Run! No, don't hide there!'. The cult and their leader, Mr. Fear, are terrifying in their total disregard for the lives they are taking. Viewing the people they are torturing and killing as nothing more than playthings that will garner them internet fame. One of the cult actually states that "I can't do it if it's not being filmed It won't count if no one else can see it.". This coldness and lack of empathy are horrifying to me. It makes The Invasion a very effective horror story. The only complaint I had about this book is the house. It would have been a five star read without the chapter from the house's perspective. I would still recommend it to horror fans. A darkly twisted 4 star read.

 


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About the Author



 

Brett McBean is an award-winning horror and thriller author. His books, which include  The Mother,  The Last Motel  and  Wolf Creek: Desolation Game, have been published in Australia, the U.S., and Germany.

He’s been nominated for the Aurealis, Ditmar, and Ned Kelly awards, and he won the 2011 Australian Shadows Award for his collection,  Tales of Sin and Madness.

He lives in Melbourne with his wife, daughter and German shepherd.

Visit him at  brettmcbean.com or on Goodreads and Facebook





Praise for Brett McBean


"McBean’s voice is one that should be heard – a hint of Laymon and Koontz, yet distinctly his own."  —Brian Keene, author of  The Rising  and  Terminal

"Brett McBean is as brash and brutal as a young Jack Ketchum. He visits the dark rooms inside us all." —Scott Nicholson, author of  The Manor  and  The Farm

"The Invasion, by Brett McBean, is a startlingly bleak home invasion story, but one that is wonderfully written. McBean relies on his characters and atmosphere to bring the biggest scares, along with the frightening threat of home invasion that many readers will bring to the reading all by themselves." -Michael Patrick Hicks, author of  Convergence



 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Apparition Lake by Doug Lamoreux & Daniel D. Lamoreux [5 stars]

 
 
 
From the Description
 
Something is terribly wrong in the nation's oldest national park.

After gruesome deaths occur in Yellowstone, everyone believes that a monstrous grizzly bear is on a rampage. Scientific evidence suggests another terrifying conclusion. For Chief Ranger Glenn Merrill, putting an end to the mysterious deaths is more than just his job; it is a mission that will take him to the brink of death and shatter the foundation of his beliefs.

Apparition Lake plunges Glenn, his full-blooded Shoshone friend Johnny Two Ravens, and Jennifer Davies, an aggressive young biologist, into a world of Indian mysticism where mankind and nature struggle for control of Mother Earth. Apparition Lake races through its supernatural tale of an environment that has "had enough" and the Native American spirit it uses to mete out its revenge.

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Paranormal Suspense (2015)
#1 Amazon Bestseller in Native American Literature (2015)
 
 Publication Date: June 27, 2014
                                        Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Length: 274 pages
 

Apparition Lake is a fantastic book! The love the authors have for the Yellowstone area comes through in every word. The vivid descriptions of the land and wildlife made me want to visit the park even more than I already did. As an avid lover of outdoor activities like fishing and camping, I liked the distinctions between hunters and poachers not found in a lot of fiction. I enjoyed getting to know Glenn, JD, Johnny Two Ravens and Snow On The Mountain. These characters are believable and fun to follow as they try to stop the mysterious attacks. The friendship between Glenn and Johnny is evident in their banter making them my two favorite characters. I can't wait to visit them again in the next part of this series. The Native American history and lore woven throughout the fast paced storyline make this a gripping book that had me hooked from the very first page. I highly recommend this engaging 5 star read!

 
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About the Authors
 
 
 

Doug Lamoreux
 
Doug Lamoreux is a father of three, a grandfather, a writer, and actor.
A former professional firefighter, he is the author of seven novels
and a contributor to anthologies and non-fiction works including the
Rondo Award nominated Horror 101, and its companion, the Rondo
Award winning Hidden Horror. He has been nominated for a Rondo, a
Lord Ruthven Award, a Pushcart Prize, and is the first-ever recipient of
The Horror Society’s Igor Award for fiction. Lamoreux starred in the
2006 Peter O’Keefe film, Infidel, and appeared in the Mark Anthony Vadik horror films The Thirsting (aka Lilith) and Hag. You can find him on his author page at Creativia or on Facebook , Twitter and Goodreads
 
 
Daniel D. Lamoreux
 
Daniel D. Lamoreux is an outdoor writer and freelance photographer with over
350 articles and columns, and nearly as many photographs, in more than 40
state, regional, and national publications. His online magazine can be found
at OnStand.net. Dan is the founder and CEO of Master Hunter Products,

MasterHunters.com , and is on a mission to provide information, education, and
entertainment products to fishermen, hunters, outdoor enthusiasts and the
industry that provides for their needs. His expertise in the wild has been
developed during over 40 years of pursuing the outdoor sports. He lives,
plays, and works in the mountains of northwest Wyoming. You can find him on his author page at Creativia or on Facebook , Twitter and Goodreads

 

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Black Cat Mojo by Adam Howe [5 stars]






 


From the Description
 
In these three novellas of blackly comic crime and creature horror, you’ll go slumming with well-endowed dwarf porn stars, killer badgers, redneck mama’s boys, morbidly obese nymphomaniacs, dumbass dog-nappers, trailer trash Jesus freaks, diarrheic Jack Russell terriers, not-so-wiseguys, mob-movie memorabilia collectors, junkie blackmailers, and giant man-eating Burmese pythons.

 


OF BADGERS & PORN DWARFS

 
To pay back a gambling debt and avoid being castrated, washed-up dwarf porn star Rummy Rumsfeld (of Snow White spoof Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Up Your Ass We Go) must overcome a geriatric pederast, redneck pornographers, a morbidly obese nymphomaniac with serious personal hygiene issues, the ghost of his religious zealot mother, a dwarf-eating badger, and George Lucas.



JESUS IN A DOG’S ASS

 
Dumbass desperadoes Hootie and Poke incur the wrath of a trailer trash church group, not to mention God, when they kidnap a Jack Russell Terrier with the figure of Jesus Christ in its butt.




FRANK, THE SNAKE, & THE SNAKE

 
After testifying against notorious mob boss "Snake" Cobretti, embittered ex-wiseguy Frankie "The Tin Man" Piscopo emerges from Witness Protection to embark on a disastrous drug deal that leaves him fighting for his life against a giant Burmese python with a taste for Italian-American.

 


BONUS SHORT STORY
 
 
 
 
THE MAD BUTCHER OF PLAINFIELD'S CHARIOT OF DEATH

 
Washed up carny buys Ed Gein's car hoping to reverse his bad luck. . . but the real horror was just getting revved up . . .

 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this collection.

 

After reading Die Dog Or Eat The Hatchet by Adam Howe I couldn't wait to read Black Cat Mojo. I was a little worried that it wouldn't be as good but my fears were for nothing. Black Cat Mojo was just as side-splittingly funny and twisted. These novella's are definitely not safe for those who prefer their comedy/horror to be meek and mild but if your funny bone is as warped as mine you're in for a treat with this book. Of Badgers and Porn Dwarfs had me cackling with laughter. This is one seriously demented tale that is reminiscent of books by Edward Lee. The dog-nappers in Jesus In A Dog's Ass are straight out of dumb crook news. I don't know if I felt sorrier for Poke or Scooter in this hilarious caper. Frank, The Snake, & The Snake has hands down the best name for a snake ever. I'm totally stealing it if we get a pet snake in the future! This collection ends with a bonus short story, The Mad Butcher Of Plainsfield's Chariot Of Death. This is a fantastically creepy little ghost story! If you haven't read anything by Adam Howe yet you're missing out, run to your nearest bookseller and get some!! I highly recommend this darkly twisted and deviant 5 star read.

 


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About the Author
 
 
 
 

Adam Howe writes the twisted fiction your mother warned you about. A British writer of fiction and screenplays, he lives in Greater London with his partner and their hellhound, Gino. Writing as Garrett Addams, his short story Jumper was chosen by Stephen King as the winner of the On Writing contest, and published in the paperback/Kindle editions of SK’s book; he was also granted an audience with The King, where they mostly discussed slow vs. fast zombies. His fiction has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Thuglit, The Horror Library, Mythic Delirium, Plan B Magazine, and One Buck Horror. He is the author of two collections, Black Cat Mojo and Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet, plus the eBook single, Gator Bait. Future works include Tijuana Donkey Showdown, One Tough Bastard, and a crime/horror collaboration with Adam Tribesmen Cesare.

You can find him on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter

 

 


Praise for Black Cat Mojo

 

"It's almost as if someone smashed Dashiell Hammett's seamless noir patter, Elmore Leonard's pitch-perfect ear for hapless characters, Quentin Tarantino's sardonic sense of irony and Clive Barker's unflinching portrayal of sexual pain/pleasure into a blender, mixing in a heaping helping of Stephen King's pop culture mise-en-scene framing. Howe bobs and weaves, pulling it all together in a denouement that is as satisfying as it is completely unexpected." Walt Hicks for Hellnotes


 
"Gloriously offensive, fast-paced and funny, only the animals come through with their dignity almost intact, although Howe does betray some affection for his cast of dead-enders in each selection. So if you're tired of all that respectable, snooze-worthy shit with silhouettes on the cover, try something like this, a book best consumed on the subway in a paper bag, or at the zoo." David James Keaton, author of The Last Projector and Fish Bites Cop!


 
"Utterly compelling, uniquely twisted, and funny as hell, Black Cat Mojo is simply magnificent!" Adam Millard, author of Vinyl Destination and Hamsterdamned!


 
"Black Cat Mojo makes you feel like you've stumbled across a treasure trove filled with the stories Tarantino was too afraid to tell. Bizarro pulp of high quality, Adam Howe writes like Chandler on mescalinea mind altering read." S.R. Mastrantone, Shock Totem, Lamplight, Vignettes from the End of the World


 
"Adam Howe's stories are peopled with characters you might find in a Carl Hiaasen novel: wacky, outrageous, severely down-on-their-luck losers, who go to extreme means to try and improve their lot. You will either be laughing your head off or feeling slightly nauseous." Jerry Raine, author of Frankie Bosser Comes Home and Slaphead Chameleon.


 
"Raw, punky, and genuinely surprising." Stephen King, on Jumper (featured in On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft)


 
"What would happen if you took the witty dialogue of Miller's Crossing, the humor of early Peter Jackson, the pacing of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and flung it all together into a literary miracle that the world needs to read like Right Now? You would have Adam Howe's unforgettable and un-putdownable debut Black Cat Mojo ..." Elias Siqueiros, Fantastic Horror, Tattered Souls Vol.2, A Hacked Up Holiday Massacre, author of The Heart Of An Animal