Wellspring is a rich and compelling read. The unique history of Prague, and a strong knowledge of medieval history, folklore and legend, is woven together with an engaging plot and a good dose of suspense. However, it is a strong beginning to a trilogy and ends on a powerful cliffhanger. Contains: references to the occult, some sex. I found this quite an enchanting tale, weaving together ancient Biblical supernaturalism and dream theory, told in dreamy colorful language, with deft characterizations. Highly recommended. The Haunted by Bentley Little. Penguin Books, Available: paperback, hardcover, audiobook.
Julian and Claire and their two teenagers move into a house in a very strange neighborhood and begin to notice some spooky goings-on: dreams about an evil man in the basement, the laundry basket moving about, heightened sexual desire, the record player coming on by itself, and unusual things hidden in the garage. Young James begins to burrow in the ground and eat dirt; young Megan gets salacious texts and starts cutting herself.
Some especially haunting chapters go back through the centuries to reveal the sordid history that forever taints their house. Quite interesting is the idea that historically people have used the supernatural as a crutch to justify human atrocities. Carapace by Allan Watson. Available: Amazon Kindle. Jess is drawn back to her home town against her will just as an ill wind is building and bringing the promise of a bloody apocalypse. Dark Regions Press Available new paperback. Tyrone Banks is a U. Marine serving in Vietnam and a very troubled man.
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He killed his own brother in a village under fire, while he was high. He killed an innocent woman and her child by throwing a grenade into their hiding place. Out of guilt and shame, he has volunteered for tunnel duty. While tracking the enemy in a dark tunnel, a grenade blows a hole in a wall that opens on Purgatory.
Thinking he has died, Tyrone goes in search of his brother Tommy, hoping to save him from Hell.
Tyrone winds up in the depths of Tartarus, where he finds Henrik, who helps Tyrone not only find Tommy, but the woman and child he killed. Determined to save them all, Tyrone leads them all as they race to Heaven before they can be captured by the Scarlet Witch, who is the controller of eternity in Tartarus. She catches up to the small group, but unexpectedly encounters the Lost Patrol, an almost mythical unit of Marines who disappeared during battle in Vietnam.
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Can Tyrone save them all and come to terms with his own guilt? Rollo is a fantastic storyteller. The Dark Side of Heaven is very well-written and an interesting take on the afterlife.
Character development is excellent, and the characters are engaging. Tyrone, for all of his faults, is a very sympathetic individual. A balanced mix or horror and fantasy, The Dark Side of Heaven, while at times brutal, is an entertaining read. Contains: violence, gore and adult language. Floaters by James Kinsak. Fiero Publishing, Available: Kindle e-book. Ward gets a frantic phone call on Easter Sunday from his ex-wife, who swears she has seen their dead children, Jimmy and Josh, while visiting the cemetery.
Ward meets his ex-wife, Merilee, at the same hotel where he stayed with the boys on their Easter vacation one year ago. The room seems to trigger some memories, and Ward decides to try and find out how they died. As his memories return, we discover that Ward was having an affair, and Merilee divorced him, going off the deep end. Ward soon learns the truth about what happened that awful Easter when he lost his boys.
Floaters is a creepy short story about a man who does the unthinkable to get what he wants. Well-written, and with memorable characters, the reader discovers just how monstrous a man can be. It is suspenseful with a few surprising twists near the end. Contains: violence and sexual situations. Bad Moon Books, Available new paperback and kindle e-book. It is , and Mark is the son of one of the richest men in Texas. He meets a mysterious girl swimming in the lake, and hopes to see her again.
Mark is also seeing an old woman in his dreams.
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The details of the country club party of really bring it all to life, without bogging anything down. Mark and Ben are very likeable characters, with Ben easily being the more sympathetic of the two, as Lost Girl also touches on the racism of the time. Contains: violence, gore and sexual situations. The Underdwelling by Tim Curran.
Delirium Books, Available Kindle e-book. Boyd, in desperate need of a job, goes to work for the Hobart Mines. While working the graveyard shift, Boyd is given the chance to finally go underground. Digging in the lowest level of the mine to look for ore, the men stumble upon a shaft that leads into an odd cavern. McNair, a paleobiologist from the local university is called in to help the miners determine if they can continue digging. They find an immense cavern….
Tim Curran is an amazing writer…. Curran has obviously done his research on mining to make the details as realistic as possible. His character development is succinct, and I found myself really liking Boyd and Jurgens. The Underdwelling, with its deep underground setting, complete with the ever present fear of a cave-in, embodies the epitome of claustrophobia, and it made my skin crawl. Contains: violence and adult language. Red Rain by R. Touchstone, ISBN Available: New, Used, and E-Book.
What about when the shoe is on the other foot? Rowling's adult debut hit stores this fall, and now R. Stine, the original scaremaster, is back, with a twist. His original audience may now be grown, with kids of their own, but Stine will still frighten them. Lea Sutter, a travel writer who lives for the edge, visits a small island off the coast of South Carolina. A hurricane decimated the town in and is slated to do so again. The storm hits during a death ritual conducted by the locals.
In the aftermath, bodies are strewn everywhere, tears and death raining down upon Lea as she walks the land - along with a true, red precipitation. Out of the rain walks a pair of boys, twins, who appear unharmed but without parents. Lea brings them home without a second thought, although her husband, Mark, and two children, Ira and Elena, rail against the move.
Of course, strange events ensue, and life takes a turn for the worse-- the twins are not the attractive, polite, gullible orphans they appear to be. Stine gives credit where it is due and mentions Village of the Damned, Children of the Damned, and Island of the Damned on the acknowledgments page. Stine's writing has matured with his readers, although it definitely contains the strengths of his YA writing. Red Rain is a fluid, easy read replete with humor, suspense, a strong sense of setting, and yes, sex.hukusyuu-mobile.com/wp-content/track/321-snapchat-tracker-for.php
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Smart but campy, and entertaining from start to finish , Red Rain is recommended for all of Stine's old fans and will hopefully find plenty of new ones along the way. Highly recommended for adult collections in public libraries. Homestead by James A. A small town in Texas has six unsolved missing children cases in its past. One of the missing children is the best friend of Kathy, who has begun drawing some disturbing pictures.
Kathy is having quick flashes of some of the dead children, as well as some bizarre memories from the time the children went missing. Kathy has her own young children and is distressed over her growing obsession with the disappearances. Why did she stop looking for her friend?
Homestead is a quick but frightening read about suppressed memories of the worst kind. Character development is succinct and to the point, leaving the reader empathizing with Kathy and understanding the ghosts that have come to haunt her. Bottled Abyss by Benjamin Kane Ethridge. Redrum Horror, Herman and Janet are spiraling out of control Since losing their toddler daughter to a hit-and-run accident a year ago, Janet has become a raging alcoholic and Herman has become apathetic to everything around him.
When he returns home to find that Janet has attempted suicide, Herman goes looking for the man so he can save her life. Janet discovers that the bottle contains some very unusual properties, not the least of which include curing Janet of her alcoholism and her suicidal tendencies—but those cures come at a high price. The bottle itself is connected to the fabled River Styx, but something new is happening and a new ferryman is needed.
An excellent and entertaining read, Bottled Abyss mixes modern horror and ancient Greek mythology, with a nod to The Sentinel by Jeffrey Konvitz.
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