Saturday Screams #18 ~ Some good ones for your Halloween reading list

Posted: October 22, 2016 in horror, Mytery/Thriller, Paranormal or fantasy, reviews, suspense
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Welcome to my Saturday Screams. Got some good ones to share today.

Onyx Webb

Book Six – Episodes 16-17-18

by Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz

31188499

Genre: Horror / Suspense / Romance

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My Review

What can I say about this sixth book in the Onyx Webb series? It’s hard without including spoilers this far into it.

I freakin loved this one! I’m learning so much more about the character’s, past and present. I couldn’t read fast enough.

Someone comes back from the brink of death. Several people die. And a new character is introduced. Newt is quite fascinating.

Onyx Webb is a very complex character. Still not sure what to make of her. She can be endearing. Now and then I feel sorry for her. And then there’s times when she scares the crap out of me.

And something bad is coming. Wish I could tell you more. Take a close look in a mirror. Wait for it. You just might see.

You’d think, with the story being told from so many points of view, and several different time periods, that it would be confusing, the reading would get bogged down. Not so. As I tore through the book, I couldn’t wait to see what would happen, but didn’t want it to end. If you’ve ever loved a story, I’m sure you know what I mean.

This is a series that’s meant to be read in order, so be sure to start at the beginning. I hope you give it a go. You’ll become addicted, just like me.

5 Stars

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Synopsis

Welcome Back to the World of Onyx Webb! This is Book Six. (Episodes 16, 17 & 18) Haven’t Gotten Entangled Yet? Please Start with Book One.

More questions get answered in Book Six and NEW characters are introduced, several others return.

Onyx Webb is a complex multi-genre mash-up that combines elements of supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more. The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times.

The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of your favorite tv series (think: supernatural soap opera like American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

In Book Six: The serial killer has taken his ultimate prize. In 2010, Koda attempts to find the girl in the mirror by crossing over to the other side. Onyx Webb finally has a new person in her life but like most things, it does not last. 

Amazon

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Tortures Of The Damned

by Hunter Shea

22891491

Genre: Horror

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My Review

I should have known. I’ve read several of Hunter’s novels and he doesn’t hesitate to kill off his characters. Many die in this dystopian horror story. That’s my warning to try not to get too attached to any of them.
Someone or something attacks the U.S., first taking out our electronics with EMPs, effectively cutting us off from each other. Then, a chemical weapon is released killing most of the population immediately, while others that are exposed die a slow, painful death. That is, if the animals don’t get to you first.
Whatever was in the gas turned all animals into homicidal killers bent on eating us humans. There’s a scene with a bunch of horses that was particularly gruesome. I love the majestic animals, but even I was cheering on the characters as they fought back.
It’s a fight to survive for a group of family and friends as they try to find safety, fighting off predators, both human and animal.
Looking for a thrilling, fast horror read. Grab this one. Hunter drops you into his story and it’s up to you to hang on til the end.
Oh yeah, beware of that ending.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

SHOCK…
First, the electricity goes—plunging the east coast in darkness after a devastating nuclear attack. Millions panic. Millions die. They are the lucky ones.

AFTER SHOCK…
Next, the chemical weapons take effect—killing or contaminating everything alive. Except a handful of survivors in a bomb shelter. They are the damned.

 HELL IS FOR HUMANS
Then, the real nightmare begins. Hordes of rats force two terrified families out of their shelter—and into the savage streets of an apocalytic wasteland. They are not alone. Vicious, chemical-crazed animals hunt in packs. Dogs tear flesh, cats draw blood, horses crush bone. Roaming gangs of the sick and dying are barely recognizable as human. These are the times that try men’s souls. These are the tortures that tear families apart. This is hell on earth. The rules are simple: Kill or die.

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Below

by Ryan Lockwood

17166253

Genre: Horror

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My Review

Living on the Gulf Coast and having done plenty of deep sea fishing, I’ve seen some of the creatures that patrol beneath the surface of the ocean.

If you think sharks are the only thing to worry about, think again. Ryan Lockwood has brought us some truly terrifying creatures. They’re real, not fictional or supernatural, and I would hope to never run into them.

The author wastes no time dropping you into the horrific waters, setting his beasts loose to feed. Once they have you on their radar, there’s no escaping them.

I love horror, and especially stories that feature monsters, real or imagined. This one fed that passion and I couldn’t stop reading until the author revealed his ending.

Oh yeah. I ate this up. Just as voraciously as these creatures did.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

In the bestselling tradition of Jaws, from the depths of the sea comes a new kind of terror.

In all his years as a professional diver, Will Sturman has never encountered a killing machine more ferocious than the great white shark or as deadly as the piranha. Now, off the coast of California, something is rising from the deep–and multiplying. Voracious, unstoppable, and migrating north, an ungodly life form trailed by a gruesome wake of corpses. With the help of the brilliant and beautiful oceanographer Valerie Martell, Will finds himself in a race against time to stop the slaughter–by a predator capable of devastating the world’s oceans.

Pray it kills you quickly.

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Comments
  1. Oh these look good and speaking of Onyx Webb, I got this lovely package in the mail with book one in it and a cool magnet and bracelet and a note saying you thought I might like it. :) So thank you very much! I have always been a bit curious about this series. :)

    Have a great weekend!
    Stormi

    • fuonlyknew says:

      It’s a great ghost story. Once you recognize all of the characters, it’s very addictive! So glad you got the package:) Hey, it’s the first in the series. LOL

  2. Toady says:

    It’s that Hunter Shea novel that got me. I liked so much of it, but there were other parts that I hated, mostly that end! I wasn’t at all prepared like you as it was the first novel that I have read by HS.

  3. I want to read them all. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental