Sin City Angels

Sin City Angels

Reviewed by Demetrius Svette

*This book was provided for an honest review

We were first brought into the wonderful world of Sin City with Succubus created by C.S. Anderson; a city where the wonder is never in short supply. Sin City Succubus saw a half human/ half warlock dabbler by the name of Robert Jones thrown into a dimension where werewolves, vampires, warlocks and goblins not only exist but are governed by the Grand Council. Sin City Angels brings angels and gods into the mix, including one angel that you should never betray. I don’t really read this genre much but C.S. Anderson continues to surprise me. In Sin City Angels, we go on another adventure and find ourselves tested with Robert Jones and other characters.

To the readers of the realms of action/adventure and mythical alike, you will enjoy this as much as the next game of Dungeons and Dragons… just minus the dragons. I can’t get into too many details with this one because it’s a lot shorter than Succubus, but be prepared to go through a lot of epic changes. Mr. Anderson combines a great sense of humor, non-stop action, a lot of magic and a bit of violence topped with a major surprise that is heart stopping in the much-anticipated sequel in the dabbler series. Robert Jones is back and something keeps coming after him for the things he has done in the past. But will it be enough to stop him from protecting the one he loves? Pick up a copy of Sin City Angels, book 2 in the Dabbler series today and find out!

The only thing I can say is that book two was too short for my liking, as a fan of the Sin City series; but it does make me anxiously wait to see how far Anderson will take it in the next installment, as he left Angels with a tease of what’s to come. C.S. Anderson is talented in many ways and I know that we will continue to see more magic, more surprises and much more devastation to come in the future of the Sin City books. I look forward to seeing more from Anderson and seeing where Robert’s journey leads to next.

Reaper: A Collection of Stories

Reaper

Reviewed by Jetana Mutter

*This book was provided for an honest review

Cultures all around the world know it; we all try to run from it, most are afraid of it. There are many names known around the world, but there is only one that you can’t escape. Angel of Death, Harbinger of Doom, Thanatos. No matter the name, it all comes back to one… the Grim Reaper. There has always been a certain morbid sense of curiosity about death throughout human history. Why did this person die and that one live? What would happen when you are exposed to a virus that tears its way through the host and you’re knocking on Death’s doorstep? How does losing a loved one affect us? What happens to the soul when the body dies? These are all questions that man have sought answers to; many answers have been found while others are still a best guess at what happens. When you hear the name Grim Reaper, you tend to think about the commercialized version of what Death has been portrayed as- a giant skeleton dressed in a long black robe holding a scythe that barely touches you and your mortal life is done. But what if death isn’t everything that we’ve been told?

Reaper is a collection of short stories that center on death. We get a refreshing look at what death could actually look like in one story and we are enraged and seek vengeance in another. These stories are crafted in such a way that you are captivated from the get go. I cried when every parent’s worst nightmare is realized- it hit me hard as a mom of a current four year old… really, it should get to anyone that has a heart. I wanted the vengeance for a young woman against her kidnapper. I felt a young man’s despair and anguish as his family is torn away from him. Briana has crafted stories that grab your attention from the start and weaves you into the pages. You are able to experience the greatest joy of being a reader and actually envision yourself in these situations, feeling everything that the characters feel. This is the first I have read from Briana but I look forward to seeing what she has to offer in the future.

Sparks: An Electric Anthology

Sparks

Reviewed by Demetrius Svette

*This book was provided for an honest review

This anthology was put together to help raise money for a very helpful cause, and it’s something that is close to the hearts of many. It intrigued me to see that 100% of the profits of all sales of this anthology go to help with resources for Autism. Though this book was made with absolutely no profits for the authors themselves in mind, the collection of short stories inside are not compromised (meaning that the authors didn’t gyp anyone on the quality of the stories). The pages are filled with some of the craziest, wildest and most detailed stories that I have read inside of an anthology. Some were funny, some were shocking and some can be scary- depending on the person reading it. Each turn of the page, it felt like my hands were being shocked and the pulse of the lightning strikes were filling my eyes. I commend Cash and Dehaney for bringing a great group of authors together for an awesome cause.

Sparks is compiled of fifteen authors that take you on an epic journey through horror, sci-fi, fantasy and the bizarre. There is a little something for everyone. I did not know what to expect when I first started reading Sparks. An incredible experience that started with death and ended with more, this book features Pippa Bailey (hers was one of my favorite stories), David Court, Mark Cassel, Ash Hartwell and many more; including the editors, Matthew Cash and Em Dehaney. Throughout history, we have thought about electric shock and thought Tesla and Ben Franklin mostly but never a book- until now. Do you dare to open Sparks and be shocked or even taken over by the electricity that flows inside? I implore you please do, as you will feel every pulse of the electric rod go through your body.

Are you ready for the horrific tales that lay inside? Are you ready to cut your phone off after you finish with this collection? Remember to check your attics and basements; be sure to cut off all the lights, go-ahead and turn off all your electrical products while you’re at it. Better yet, just rip the cords out of the wall… you will thank me later. From the start, with a short that is not kind and gets straight to the point, you will welcome all the stories inside that do not shy away from horrific and deathly tales of electricity. Just remember that you have been warned and if you follow my directions, you will be safe. Only read this when you are alone and in the daylight with clear skies around. The risks are greater if you read during a storm when you decide to read this. I extend a round of terrifying applause to Burdizzo Books for giving us one of the best anthologies of the year.

Puckered

Puckered

Reviewed by Demetrius Svette

*This book was provided for an honest review

WARNING: IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENEDED, OR WEAK STOMACHED, PLEASE TURN AWAY! THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU, UNLESS YOU WANT TO TEST YOUR INSIDES TO SEE IF THEY VACATE BY YOUR MOUTH!!!

Books like Puckered make me absolutely detest that I have the ability to picture scenes that I have read vividly in my mind. I loved every bit of this book although I really could have done without some of the visuals that appeared while reading. My son saw me reading this book and decided to come over to ask me ‘Daddy, what is that?’ I turned the book over and said ‘It is Puckered and it is definitely not a book for you.’ He looked at the cover and said ‘Ewwwww, I cannot like that; it’s nasty. It is smelly, it stinks Daddy,’ while he fanned his nose. My son is three. Yes, this book does stink- literally- by what the contents inside provide with the most putrid, smelly and grotesque situations that you could ever think of when it comes to a natural thing that everyone does- everyday.

Percival James is a man-child that lives with his mother who tries his best to get kicked out by doing everything that he is not supposed to do. You see, James has this fetish- a very weird fascination of being the one to hold the longest record. This fetish deals with fecal matter. Oh yes, David Owain Hughes and Peter Oliver Wonder took it there- but do not let that make you shy away from a beautifully crafted story of a shower of blood and fecal residue. James is one of the most vile, disgusting creations that God has ever made. You will be tested in many ways throughout this story while you read about a person that craves something that is so much more different from others. Will James hold the longest record before letting go too early? Find out yourself when you pick up your copy of Puckered, you will not regret it.

Through this story, some things made me laugh (I am somewhat sick in the head, so I found certain situations hilarious), but what made me actually laugh was because this book is so uniquely described by David Owain Hughes and Peter Oliver Wonder. Hughes and Wonder are perfect at constructing such an unparalleled story together. I did not know what to expect when this book arrived at my doorstep; I started to read and thought to myself, yep, they really took it there. Literally, this short is one of the best I’ve read all year. Not only is this story masterfully crafted, but it is one of the most disturbing and grotesque ones I have ever read because it deals with the evacuation of the bowels. A topic that most would not dare to write about for entertainment purposes. If you love to be challenged to read a story from start to finish, then you will love Hughes and Wonder in this epic ride of fecal matter with Percival James in Puckered.

I cannot place or compare Hughes and Wonder to anything that I have read so far- they are completely exceptional. My question to these two authors would be where they were when they came up with the idea for this. Puckered is in the top ten of the best and most challenging reads that I have come across yet. The skills and descriptions that they use to setup the scenes and the characters galvanized me. These two could have screwed up and made one of the worst books ever, but they produced one of the best fetish stories ever, that is purely and satisfying unique all the way around. I will always be looking forward to more from Hughes and Wonder in the future- I will have a section on my bookshelves to fill just for them.

The Slutty Bride

The Slutty Bride

Reviewed by Demetrius Svette

*This book was provided for an honest review

Through life, we go through challenging events and some of the most incredible moments of our lives- a typical wedding day, for example; the most nervous event to happen in anyone’s life. The flowers have to be right; the ceremony has to be perfect- at least if the bride is a bridezilla. Slutty Bride by Ed Barr talks about the dark shadows that most do not venture into during a wedding scene. Join the tale of Caitlyn and David, as the events turn worse around every corner in the best event of David’s life. Ready to see what a Slutty Bride Caitlyn can be? Then you need to check this out. It is one of the best shorts I have read this year- there is violence, sex and blood all mixed in to one. Who can you trust is the main question in this short? Can you bear to see what will happen in Slutty Bride? Then go and see how hot it gets.

This is not the first I have read from Ed Barr; he is incredibly gifted at taking horror and mixing it well with erotica. I typically do not like reading erotica in general but when it comes to Barr, I am all over it. He has a knack for making things stick in your mind and never being unseen after you read the in depth detail of his scenes that will surely disturb you in every way. Barr will always fascinate me, looking over the brink of the threshold into other sides of horror. He is quite a talented writer and I will always be looking forward to more- waiting to fill my bookshelves with his books.

A Collection of Short Stories

Collection of Short Stories Steph C.

Reviewed by Jetana Mutter

*This book was provided for an honest review

Collections of stories are great because usually, they have more than one author. If you haven’t heard of some of them before, it is a good way to get a little familiar with the author without committing to buying a full book that you may not get past the first few pages. A collection that features just one author is a greater find since you get a more in depth look into their style- or styles if there’s more than one genre. A Collection of Short Stories by Steph Christina gives you an eclectic mix of shorts that vary from romance and family to super and paranormal tales. In each story, the characters have their problems and situations that they must overcome. Can they overcome the obstacles in their way? Will the problems prove to be too much? Pick up a copy of A Collection of Short Stories today to find out how the environments affect the characters!

When I first started looking at Steph Christina’s books, it was impossible for me to figure out which one I wanted to read. Until I found A Collection of Short Stories, which features ten of her short stories all in one place, and with varying genres. The first half of the book is romance shorts and the last half feature her shorts in super/paranormal. I found it to be an interesting mix that suited my tastes perfectly and I was not disappointed; you have romance, family, witches, vampires and zombies. Her stories have concepts that everyone knows- being in a foreign place, escaping your current life for a better one, family dramas, and a zombie apocalypse just to name a few- and gives a unique perspective with each telling. I enjoyed getting to know some of the characters within these stories and I know that I am going to keep a look out for the next collection. In the meantime, I’m off to find another story of Steph Christina’s to enjoy!

Lost Souls of Brunswick: Voodoo Lily series 1.5

Lost Souls of Brunswick

Reviewed by Demetrius Svette

*This book was provided for an honest review

Welcome to Brunswick! Brunswick is a state mental hospital where there is no shortage of registered guests. Have you ever wondered what happens with a soul becomes so uncontrollably malfunctioned in the madness of their own mind? Usually, either they snap or they falter and succumb to the ‘true reality’ of their darkened minds. Psychotic breakdowns are my favorite to read because anything and everything can happen. Abuse could have altered some of these souls or it could be that they just do not want to be bothered while they are in the zone of their own obsessions. Nightmares take the reign in the halls, rooms and corridors in Brunswick. Do you date to walk in these minds and find out how unfortunate souls end up living in the mental hospital for the rest of their days? Join Emery LeeAnn’s words and they will terrify you, chilling your skin and rattling your bones. You have been warned…

Emery LeeAnn is talented in many different ways but I do love her writing in every single way. I learned about her from her short story called Disturbed which I will never forget (I am waiting for more from that one). I give Brunswick a standing ovation loud enough for all to hear. I do not know why I started with this one instead of book 1 but I loved every single word; deep inside I felt bad for most of the characters (some of which were based on actual people). Emery’s ability allows for a connection between the characters and the reader, morally messing with your mind by wanting to stand beside some of the very strange and psychotic beings is fantastic. This is story of not just one but many that has me begging to read more in the Voodoo series. This will not be the last of LeeAnn’s work that I will read- in fact I’m off to read Lyssa’s Destruction, book 1 in series to see what new horror lies within the pages.

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South Cove by John Winter.. FREE!

SouthCove

For today’s giveaway freebie, we have South Cove by John Winter! South Cove is a short horror story where a family outing quickly turns into David’s worst nightmare when he takes his son, Eddie, to the seaside at South Cove.

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The Watch by John Winter

TheWatch

FREE today 9/6 and tomorrow 9/7 from John Winter comes The Watch! The Watch is a short horror story; wanna get a taste? Read on…!

Excerpt:
“I stole a ghost.
I didn’t know it at the time. I didn’t even believe they existed.
It came with an old watch, and there was nothing about the antique timepiece that suggested it was haunted. The gold inlaid face and precise movement of the three hands spoke quality, as did its weight in my hand. I could tell it was expensive.
It was, but not financially.”

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