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Monday, October 24, 2016

Seven For The Slab: A Horror Portmanteau by Doug Lamoreux [5 stars]

 
 
From the Description
 
It's nearly midnight, and a curious snoop finds his neighbors dead. He gathers his wits and calls emergency services. Despite a torrential thunderstorm, Sheriff's deputies, the Fire Department, and an ambulance all respond quickly.

But there's little they can do. The victims are not only dead, they are long dead. The snoop invites the emergency workers into his garage, out of the rain, to await the arrival of the coroner and, thereafter, the funeral home staff who will take his neighbors away.

The lightning flashes. The thunder rolls. The setting inspires the police, firefighters, and paramedics to pass the time by telling stories, both thrilling and chilling... and you are invited to join them.

Award-winning horror writer Doug Lamoreux spins seven eerie tales of terror into one bewitching brew. To borrow from the traditional Scottish poem: 'From ghoulies and ghosties, And long-leggedy beasties, And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!'
 
 
Publication Date: October 21, 2016
Publisher: Creativia
Publication Length: 112 pages
 
 
I received a copy of this book from the author for review purposes. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novella. I did not receive any form of compensation for my review.
 

Reading Seven For The Slab is like sitting around a campfire telling spooky stories, the only thing missing is the S'mores. Some of the stories are filled with creatures from our nightmares and some feature a more human villain, all of them will send shivers of fear up your spine. Reminiscent of Tales From The Crypt and Creepshow this novella has an old school horror vibe that I love. A fast and fun 5 star read that's perfect for Halloween! Highly recommended!!
 
 
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About the Author
 
 
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