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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Where The Dead Go To Die by Aaron Dries & Mark Allan Gunnells [5 stars]

 
 
From the Description
 
There are monsters in this world. And they used to be us. Now it's time to euthanize to survive in a hospice where Emily, a woman haunted by her past, only wants to do her job and be the best mother possible.

Post-infection Chicago. Christmas.

Inside The Hospice, Emily and her fellow nurses do their rounds. Here, men and women live out their final days in comfort, segregated from society, and are then humanely terminated before fate turns them into marrow-craving monsters known as ‘Smilers.’ Outside these imposing walls, rabid protesters swarm with signs, caught up in the heat of their hatred.

Emily, a woman haunted by her past, only wants to do her job and be the best mother possible. But in a world where mortality means nothing, where guns are drawn in fear and nobody seems safe anymore – at what cost will this pursuit come? And through it all, the soon to be dead remain silent, ever smiling. Such is their curse. 

This emotional, political novel comes from two of horror’s freshest voices, and puts a new spin on an eternal topic: the undead. In the spirit of George A Romero meets Jack Ketchum, Where the Dead Go to Die it is an unforgettable epilogue to the zombie genre, one that will leave you shaken and questioning right from wrong…even when it’s the only right left.

It won't be long before that snow-speckled ground will be salted by blood.
 
Publication Date: November 28, 2016
Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing
Publication Length: 197 pages
 
 
I received a copy of this book from the publisher 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.
 
 

Let's face it,,, the horror genre is glutted with zombie stories. Some good, some not so good but there is a ton of them. But every great once in awhile I'm lucky enough to come across something special. Books like The Awakening by Brett McBean or Cadaver Dog by Doug Goodman that bring something new to the table. Something fabulous. That's what I found in the pages of Where The Dead Go To Die. This novella touched my heart with the humanity it gave the 'Smilers' and ultimately broke it with mankinds intolerance and cruelty. All of the characters found here will sink their teeth into your heart. From Emily, a single mother trying to provide the best life she can for her daughter, and a hospice nurse trying to give those in their last days a measure of comfort, to the Crowners, who do a job that no-one else will. This is not an easy story to read but you'll be glad you did. I highly recommend this phenomenal 5 star read.
 
 
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About the Authors
 
 
 
Aaron Dries


 
 
 
 
Author, illustrator, and filmmaker Aaron Dries was born and raised in New South Wales, Australia. When asked why he writes horror, his standard reply is that when it comes to scaring people, writing pays slightly better than jumping out from behind doors. He is the author of the award-winning novel House of Sighs, and his subsequent books, The Fallen Boys and A Place for Sinners are just as--if not more--twisted than his debut. ChiZine Publications, Samhain Horror, Crystal Lake Publishing, Scarlet Galleon Press, and a number of international magazines and online venues have published his fiction and art over the years. As a filmmaker, Dries’ short films have garnered awards in Australia, the UK, and the USA, and he is currently hard at work on multiple feature screenplays as well as novels. Feel free to drop him a line at aarondries.com or contact him through Twitter, Facebook, and GoodReads. He won't bite. Much.
 
 
 
 
Mark Allan Gunnells 
 
 
 
 
Mark Allan Gunnells loves to tell stories. He has since he was a kid, penning one-page tales that were Twilight Zone knockoffs. He likes to think he has gotten a little better since then. He loves reader feedback, and above all he loves telling stories. He lives in Greer, SC, with his husband Craig A. Metcalf, and blogs at http://markgunnells.livejournal.com/ or contact him through Twitter, Facebook, and GoodReads.
 
 
Praise

 
 
"Where the Dead Go toDie is a chilling, post-modern reimagining in thezombie canon . . . you don't want to come back as a Bone Eater!" - John Palisano, author of Dust of theDead, Bram Stoker ® award-winner

"Where the Dead Go to Die is the kind of zombie tale horror fansand horror writers always hope for - something original. Aaron Dries andMark Allan Gunnells have taken the worn-out tropes and turned them inside out." - JG Faherty, Thriller- and Bram Stoker-nominatedauthor of The Cure, The Burning Time,and Ghosts of Coronado Bay.

"Two authors, both with a strong talent forcharacters and emotion. They take a familiar lump of clay-Zombies and what theypummel and prod and pull and mold turns out to be a story that is anything buthackneyed. It is a story of survival and loss. About grieving and striving. Itis honest and painful and scary. It reeks of carrion, like we all do." - John Boden, author of JEDI SUMMER and DOMINOES.

"WHERE THE DEAD GO TO DIE is one of the bestbooks I've ever read--and this is coming from a jaded horror fan who tends toavoid books about the 'Z' word like the plague (if you'll pardon theexpression)! Dries and Gunnells have written a timely tale of the living deadthat is not only horrifying, but heartbreaking on so many levels. If thisone doesn't leave you in tears, you must be among the infected already. Bringon the Crowners . . . ." - James Newman (author of ODD MANOUT, ANIMOSITY, and UGLY AS SIN)

"Just when you thought the undead had been bled dry, Dries and Gunnellshave created an original, compelling novel that breathes new life into the genre once again. Highly recommended." - PatrickLacey, author of DREAM WOODS and SLEEP PARALYSIS
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Friday, January 27, 2017

Whispers by Kristin Dearborn [4.5 stars]



From the Description
 
A tale inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's The Whisperer in Darkness...
Hurricane Irene tore through the dark, wood-choked Vermont hills. In its passing, the rivers bled thick with fallen trees, wildlife carcasses, and, if you looked closely, stranger things. Sarah Sorrell made the mistake of looking very closely indeed. Even so, it all might still have been all right—if she hadn’t felt the need to dig further.
 
One afternoon in late fall, she finds a girl out in the driving rain, running from brutality. The wise choice is to leave the girl to chance. But Sarah knows the secrets that the forests hide, and why so many hitch-hikers vanish around here. She decides to give the girl a lift. As the two of them drive off into the storm, they have no idea of the journey they’re starting out on...
 
A chilling novel of the deep Vermont night, Whispers draws on the rich traditions of H. P. Lovecraft to weave the darkest of spells.
 
 
Publication Date: November 29, 2016
Publisher: Lovecraft eZine Press
Publication Length: 100 pages
 
 
I received a copy of this book as part of the Whispers Publicity Tour. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novella. I did not receive any form of compensation for my review. If you’re a media site, blogger, or radio/podcast host, and you’d like to feature Kristin Dearborn or review Whispers, please contact Erin Al-Mehairi, publicist, at hookofabook@hotmail.com.
 
 
 

Whispers is filled with a sense of dread and menace that will keep you hanging on every word. Sarah starts off as a prickly, distant, and cold character but the reasons for that quickly become apparent. Neveah is more sympathetic,,, at first. The tension and disquieting sense of unease escalates rapidly as these two very different women face not only what lurks in the darkness surrounding Sarah's cabin but also the man hunting Neveah. A fast paced tale filled with suspense and terror. I highly recommend this 4.5 star read.
 
 
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About the Author
 

 
If it screams, squelches, or bleeds, Kristin Dearborn has probably written about it. Kristin has written books such as Sacrifice Island (DarkFuse), Trinity (DarkFuse), and had fiction published in several magazines and anthologies. Stolen Away was recently a limited edition offered from Thunderstorm Books, which sold out.
 
She revels in comments like, "But you look so normal…how do you come up with that stuff?" A life-long New Englander, she aspires to the footsteps of the local masters, Messrs. King and Lovecraft. When not writing or rotting her brain with cheesy horror flicks (preferably creature features!) she can be found scaling rock cliffs or zipping around Vermont on a motorcycle, or gallivanting around the globe. Kristin’s latest DarkFuse release is Woman in White.
 
Find more about Kristin online at kristindearborn.com or Facebook.

 
Praise
 
 
"Another winner from Kristin Dearborn, Whispers is full of monsters and mayhem, madness and paranoia, but also boldly-realized characters who live and breathe and feel like flesh-and-blood. Highly recommended . . . now bring on Dearborn's next one!" -- James Newman, author of Odd Man Out, Animosity, Ugly As Sin
 
"Dripping with dread, charged with suspicion and betrayal, terrifying in its otherworldly loss of human agency and control -- Whispers ranks among horror maven Dearborn's best and most unsettling works to date. It's always cause for celebration when Kristin Dearborn unleashes a fresh nightmare and this is no exception." --Ed Kurtz, author of The Rib From Which I Remake the World, Nausea

"In Stolen Away, Kristin Dearborn writes with a confidence and ferocity that demands you keep turning pages. Where lesser writers would flinch and look away, Dearborn tells the tale the way it should be, with cruelty and fascination for both her characters and the story. Kristin Dearborn isn’t just a writer to watch, she’s a writer to watch out for. If she’s swinging, you might want to duck, because she hits hard!—Bracken MacLeod, author of Mountain and Stranded

"Kristin Dearborn’s fast-paced horror thriller, Stolen Away, will possess readers as they strap in for a demonic thrill ride of sin and redemption."—Stephanie M. Wytovich, author of An Exorcism of Angels

"Gripping nonstop suspense and unsettling horror that blazes the pages from start to finish. You’ll swear Stolen Away was written by a seasoned veteran of best-selling novels. Expect to want more after reading the second novel by Kristin Dearborn, an author whose work will shoot her straight to the top of reading lists."—Rena Mason, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Evolutionist

"Kristin Dearborn catapults readers into an intricately layered world that is bleak and terrifying but never so damned as to be without hope or redemption.  If the devil, so to speak, is in the details, then this book raises hell, exploring not just demons internal as well as external, but also all the beautiful, heart-wrenching, contradictorily complex, powerful little things that define human experience. This book earns a prominent place of the bookshelf of any fan of demonic fiction." —Mary SanGiovanni, author of The Hollower trilogy and Chills
 

 
 
 
"Horror born straight from a nor’easter, Dearborn’s Woman in White is a great read for a winter night—with a monster I’ll never forget." —Christopher Irvin, author of Federales and Burn Cards

 
"Kristin Dearborn’s Woman in White is a rip-roaring monster tale with sharp-eyed characterization and something to say about the power dynamics between men and woman. Thought-provoking and entertaining as hell!" —Tim Waggoner, author of Eat the Night
 
"Great stuff! Suspenseful, quickly paced, unpredictable and wonderfully evil tale. Kristin Dearborn’s best yet!" —Jeff Strand, author of Pressure
 
"Dearborn has a wonderful sense of the macabre, along with the ability to balance the spookier aspects of her work with well-rendered, solid characterizations…Sacrifice Island is a blazing fast read, with engaging characters and a compelling narrative." —The Maine Edge
 
"Sacrifice Island is a fresh and interesting take on a tried and true horror setup." —Examiner
 

 
 
 
 

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Big Canvas by Robert Dunn, author of The Harrowing

 
Join me in welcoming Robert E. Dunn back to Horror Maiden's. Robert is the author of some truly fantastic books. The latest, The Harrowing, is a super fun adventure into the nightmarish depths of Hell. You can find my review of The Harrowing Here and follow along the publicity tour hosted by Erin Al-Mehairi with these hashtags: #TheHarrowing #badasshorror #angelsatwar.
 



THE BIG CANVAS
By Robert Dunn, author of The Harrowing

 
 
 
First of all I want to give a huge thanks to you, Angela. And it is not just for giving me this bit of your world to ramble on about the noises in my brain. You have read and reviewed my books and those of so many others. The small press world is made so much stronger by reviewers who take on the, often thankless, job of pointing out our foibles and achievements.
 
Today I’m definitely talking about one of my achievements. If you know my work at all, you have probably noticed some reoccurring themes. One is of place. There are two that show up most often. They are the Missouri, Ozarks. (Home.) And the road. (The In Between.) There are machines as well that crop up. I’m a car guy from way back. Finally you might have noticed that women, hopefully strong, dynamic people, tend to play a big part.
 
All of us who write tend to mine the same ground multiple times when we find rich veins.
 
In my novel, THE RED HIGHWAY I used the road, and a 1971 Impala convertible as characters. There were two women, one the mother the other the child and both echoed in subtext by and unseen goddess, Inanna. Okay, I guess you can say religion is another theme I keep kicking your direction. In MOTORMAN the machines are living parts of altered people. This includes two women, one half machine, the other unaltered but more than simply human. In that story, the road runs straight into the Ozarks and never leaves.
 
The Red Highway & Motorman covers.


They, my themes and ideas, come up other times, but in my latest novel, THE HARROWING, I took them all and painted large. I have written horror books, mystery, and even romantic suspense. When I began developing the idea for this one I needed a bigger canvas. THE HARROWING fits best under the fantasy umbrella. It contains a lot of horror. And it is definitely an adventure tale. But it all exists in a fantasy world framework of Hell.
 
Now to be honest, I’m not nearly as self-aware as I make myself appear. This is all hindsight on my part. When I started writing I knew that there would be a strong female. She’s Satan herself. And I knew that the road, again kind of a reimagined yellow brick road that would carry my main character on the journey. That’s about all I really knew aside from the inkling it would be a bigger story.
 
It was the inkling that made me push. THE HARROWING was born of a simple thought—what would happen if an action hero, think Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando, was sent to hell. I wanted to write a horror/action movie book. The thing is, I’ve never written the book that I started off to write. Anyway the thought was horror with lots of action. It started realistically enough. Read that as horror story realism. An angel visits an ex-military, now part-time mercenary, biker and recruits him to rescue an innocent from hell.
 
Immediately I set my character Jack Presley on the road then let it take a turn. Of course there has to be a quick stop in the Ozarks. Then I sent him to hell. That required a bit of world building that turned everything from what I expected to what I needed. Hell took a shape and in turn shaped the story to it. In order to deal with all the requirements of the world and the new ideas it inspired I watched my horror story become fantasy. Now, to be fair, it is really a modern fantasy, with lots of horror elements, more Jim Butcher than Tolkien. Still, it was a bit of a surprise.
 
Something else began to creep in that I didn’t anticipate. Yes, I seem to have a lot of themes. But that’s what I’m trying to say. This book took them all and rolled them up into one. Just like in THE RED HIGHWAY poetry became important. It was organic. One of my characters was Edgar Allan Poe. How could I have the original American Romantic poet and ignore his verse?
 
So that became another layer.
 
 
 
Machinery or objects as character began to show up in the writing of a motorcycle named Legion and a magic sword named Hillary. Strong women, imprinting their presence on the story were inevitable but the book began to fill with their presence. Satan, or in the book, Sataniel, along with a half-angel name Orissa, a full angel leading civil war, an Earth Goddess, and the Queen of Ghosts. You see how my story became bigger than my usual horror canvas.
 
Now I’m not saying that horror is smaller than fantasy. I’m saying that my story couldn’t fit in my usual realistic world. That’s a good thing. The new kind of world gave my characters room to play and fight in. And, it gave me a new way to write. Maybe next time I’ll have the sense to choose my canvas before I start writing.




Thanks for being here Robert! You're welcome back anytime!!
 
About the Author
 
 

Robert Dunn was an Army brat born in Alabama and finally settled in Nixa, Missouri. A graduate of Drury College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications/Film he also earned a second major in Philosophy with a minor in Religion and carried an emphasis in Theatre. This course of study left him qualified only to be a televangelist.
 
An award-winning film/video producer and writer, he has written scripts for or directed every kind of production from local 30-second television commercial spots to documentary productions and travelogues.
 
A writer of blognovels and contributor to various fiction websites his work has also included the book length prose poem, Uncle Sam, the collection of short stories, Motorman and Other Stories and novels Behind the Darkness, A Living Grave and The Red Highway.

Mr. Dunn now resides in Kansas City where he continues to write genre fiction and experiment with mixed media art projects using hand drawn and painted elements combined through digital paint and compositing.

You can find Robert at his blog, Beware the Blog , or on Facebook, Twitter, or GoodReads
 



From the Description
 

Andrew Jackson Presley, mercenary and nomad biker, learned the hard way—never trust an angel. Recruited by archangel Puriel for a harrowing, a descent into hell to rescue the innocent, the next thing he learned is that no one is innocent.
 
Hell is a prison not just for men but for the old gods as well. Heaven is an insulated club for angels, no humans allowed. The two worlds are locked in an eternal war that may soon be coming to an end. It turns out Jack has been to hell before and there are secrets buried in past lives that make him the key to victory for both sides.
 
As he tries to finish his mission, Jack finds that the woman he’s to rescue is Orisa, someone he had loved and killed for in life. But Orisa is half-angel with her own secret role to play in the war. While magic, burned into him by angels, gets stronger, and the mystery of his past unravels, Jack becomes Demon Jack, and learns there is more at stake than one innocent person. With the help of Edgar Allen Poe, the Queen of Ghosts, an Earth Goddess, and the most beautiful woman in hell, Satan herself, Jack must stop the angel’s final battle from consuming Earth. Even as the truth takes shape and the plans of eternity are playing out, Jack raises the stakes. To save the world, he sets loose the gods of antiquity, risking the entire universe.
 

Publication Date: November 24, 2016
Publisher: Necro Publications
Publication Length: 263 pages
 


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Praise
 

"The Red Highway is not one of the best books that I’ve read so far this year, or that I’ve read in a long time…it’s one of the best books that I’ve ever read!  It was an incredible read, one that has so many layers that I was completely enthralled with the story. 5+++ stars!"  -2 Book Lovers Reviews
 
"This is hardboiled fiction at its best. We're talking Elmore Leonard territory. A fantastic read and I hope there's more to come." – Hunter Shea, Author of Tortures of the Damned and The Dover Demon on A Living Grave
 
"Dunn's lyrical descriptions of Katrina's inner struggles and demons read almost like poetry as he weaves an intricate and deadly plot of motorcycle gangs, the MOB, cancer survival, and child abuse into a novel so rife with complex feelings and life-situations, you are compelled to read it slowly, so you don't miss a nuance of the gut-wrenching emotions he elicits from his characters." - Peggy Jaeger, Author of The Voices of Angels
 
"Parts of this book moved me to tears while others made me want to cheer out loud at Katrina's kick-ass-atude. The twists and turns in the story kept me on the edge of my seat until the entirely satisfying ending. I'm so happy that this is just the start of what promises to be a totally addictive series! I highly recommend this phenomenal 5 star read." - Horror Maiden’s Book Reviews


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Harrowing by Robert E. Dunn [5 stars]




From the Description

 

Andrew Jackson Presley, mercenary and nomad biker, learned the hard way—never trust an angel. Recruited by archangel Puriel for a harrowing, a descent into hell to rescue the innocent, the next thing he learned is that no one is innocent.
 

Hell is a prison not just for men but for the old gods as well. Heaven is an insulated club for angels, no humans allowed. The two worlds are locked in an eternal war that may soon be coming to an end. It turns out Jack has been to hell before and there are secrets buried in past lives that make him the key to victory for both sides.
 

As he tries to finish his mission, Jack finds that the woman he’s to rescue is Orisa, someone he had loved and killed for in life. But Orisa is half-angel with her own secret role to play in the war. While magic, burned into him by angels, gets stronger, and the mystery of his past unravels, Jack becomes Demon Jack, and learns there is more at stake than one innocent person. With the help of Edgar Allen Poe, the Queen of Ghosts, an Earth Goddess, and the most beautiful woman in hell, Satan herself, Jack must stop the angel’s final battle from consuming Earth. Even as the truth takes shape and the plans of eternity are playing out, Jack raises the stakes. To save the world, he sets loose the gods of antiquity, risking the entire universe.

 

 
Publication Date: November 24, 2016

Publisher: Necro Publications

Publication Length: 263 pages

 
 

 

I received a copy of this book for review purposes as part of The Harrowing Publicity Tour hosted by the always awesome Erin Al-Mehairi. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel. I did not receive any form of compensation for my review. Professionals bloggers or media who would like to review The Harrowing, or are interested in featuring or interviewing Robert Dunn, please contact Erin Al-Mehairi, publicist, at hookofabook@hotmail.com. Follow along the publicity tour with these hashtags: #TheHarrowing #badasshorror #angelsatwar

 
 



The Harrowing is an action packed road trip into the deepest recesses of Hell. Jack Presley, an ex-Ranger & mercenary is sarcastic, rough around the edges bicker, and totally badassed. He's the perfect anti-hero to follow into Hell. The denizens of Hell are a mixed group of characters. Some I loved, Poe, Cassandra, Wrath, Gaia and Legion, and surprisingly Satanael. Some I loved to hate like Puriel and Quixicatael. The storyline is part exciting adventure, and part nightmarish quest to save mankind, and entirely captivating. I devoured it in an afternoon. A highly recommended 5 star read.

 
 
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About the Author

 
 

 
Robert Dunn was an Army brat born in Alabama and finally settled in Nixa, Missouri. A graduate of Drury College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications/Film he also earned a second major in Philosophy with a minor in Religion and carried an emphasis in Theatre. This course of study left him qualified only to be a televangelist.

 

An award-winning film/video producer and writer, he has written scripts for or directed every kind of production from local 30-second television commercial spots to documentary productions and travelogues.

 

A writer of blognovels and contributor to various fiction websites his work has also included the book length prose poem, Uncle Sam, the collection of short stories, Motorman and Other Stories and novels Behind the Darkness, A Living Grave and The Red Highway.


Mr. Dunn now resides in Kansas City where he continues to write genre fiction and experiment with mixed media art projects using hand drawn and painted elements combined through digital paint and compositing.

 

You can find Robert at his blog, Beware the Blog , or on Facebook, Twitter, or GoodReads
 
 
 
 
Praise

 
 
"The Red Highway is not one of the best books that I’ve read so far this year, or that I’ve read in a long time…it’s one of the best books that I’ve ever read!  It was an incredible read, one that has so many layers that I was completely enthralled with the story. 5+++ stars!"  -2 Book Lovers Reviews
 
"This is hardboiled fiction at its best. We're talking Elmore Leonard territory. A fantastic read and I hope there's more to come." – Hunter Shea, Author of Tortures of the Damned and The Dover Demon on A Living Grave
 
"Dunn's lyrical descriptions of Katrina's inner struggles and demons read almost like poetry as he weaves an intricate and deadly plot of motorcycle gangs, the MOB, cancer survival, and child abuse into a novel so rife with complex feelings and life-situations, you are compelled to read it slowly, so you don't miss a nuance of the gut-wrenching emotions he elicits from his characters." - Peggy Jaeger, Author of The Voices of Angels
 
"Parts of this book moved me to tears while others made me want to cheer out loud at Katrina's kick-ass-atude. The twists and turns in the story kept me on the edge of my seat until the entirely satisfying ending. I'm so happy that this is just the start of what promises to be a totally addictive series! I highly recommend this phenomenal 5 star read." - Horror Maiden’s Book Reviews
 

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Blue Demon by David Bernstein [5 stars]

 
 
From the Description
 
When the meek need defending, they call on Blue Demon, a guardian of bloodshed and retribution. Its loyalty is forever, as long as you remain righteous.
 
For those that oppress the demon’s flock, life grows short. It kills in the most brutal fashion, and maims those it most despises. It has no feelings, only loyalty and devotion for the ones it protects.
 
Of course, this is all from the Blue Demon television show and Cal Langston, Blue Demon’s biggest fan, knows such things can’t be real, at least not until the people who messed with him start dying in the most horrific of ways. Frightened and not sure what to believe, he sets out to discover what is truly going on, and if Blue Demon is for real, does he want it watching over him?
 
Publication Date: December 16, 2016
Publisher: Sinister Grin Press
Publication Length: 134 pages
 
 
I received a copy of this book for review purposes as part of the Blue Demon Publicity Tour hosted by the always awesome Erin Al-Mehairi. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novella. I did not receive any form of compensation for my review. Follow along the publicity tour with these hashtags: #BlueDemon, #SinisterGrinPress
 
 
Blue Demon is an emotional horror story that I didn't want to put down. Cal Langston has a happy family, until a series of horrific tragedies destroys it. He finds a hero in the form of Blue Demon, an action figure based on his favorite cartoon. The characters are easy to relate to and care about. The tragedies that befall the Langston family are the stuff of nightmares and had me wiping my eyes more than once, and cackling gleefully as Blue Demon got revenge on those that hurt them. This may be one of my favorite stories by David Bernstein. A fast paced and totally engrossing 5 star read.

 
 
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About the Author
 
 
 
David Bernstein is originally from a small town in Upstate New York called Salisbury Mills. He now resides in NYC and misses being surrounded by chainsaw-wielding maniacs and wild backwoods people that like to eat raw human flesh. He’s grown used to the city, though hiding bodies is much harder there. He is the author of Amongst the Dead, Damaged Souls, The Tree Man, Witch Island, Relic of Death, Apartment 7C and the forthcoming Episodes of Violence. David writes all kinds of horror, from hair-raising ghost stories to gore-filled slashers and apocalyptic tales of terror. He loves hearing from his readers. You can reach him at davidbernsteinauthor.blogspot.com email dbern77@hotmail.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads
 
 
 

Praise
 
"David Bernstein delivers a fast-moving tale of desire and destruction that gives new meaning to the words, 'Be careful what you wish for.' Relic of Death twists reality and will leave you reflecting on your own personal Achilles heel long after you finished reading…" —Allan Leverone, author of Mr. Midnight

"A fascinating, unpredictable, ever-shifting tale of greed and desperation. Highly recommended!" —Jeff Strand, author of Pressure
 
"Fast-paced, cinematic, and excellent. Horror fans gather around, it’s time for another chilling tale from David Bernstein."  —Keith Deininger, author of Within and Ghosts of Eden
 
"A harrowing, brutal thriller, Skinner is Bernstein at his best!" —Peter Giglio, author of Shadowshift
 
 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

It's time for the 19th Annual Preditors & Editors™ Readers' Poll

 

It's time for the 19th Annual Preditors & Editors™ Readers' Poll. You can vote for your favorite books, magazines, editors and review sites, voting ends on Jan. 14. If you haven't voted yet please consider voting for Horror Maiden's in the reviews section. I came in at #8 in 2014, let's see if we can do better this year!