Archive for October 15, 2017

Welcome to my 31 Days Of Thrills And Chills!

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I’ll be sharing all kinds of books, movies, and other spooky stuff for every day in October. Gots to

get those scares on for the 31st!

I’ve got another one by Peter Tremayne to share today. This is my favorite so far.


  by Peter Tremayne



Genre: Horror

 My Review

This book had all the elements of a good horror story. It takes place in the swamps of Florida. The author gives you some good guys, some bad guys, some really bad guys, and something monstrous that doesn’t discriminate over its chow. And…there’s a hurricane bearing down on all of them.

See, I told you it had some good stuff. And I really had fun. I must confess, being a southern gal, I like stories set in my area. This is my favorite book by Peter Tremayne. I’ve read several and something about this one stood out. Perhaps it was the character development. I enjoy character driven stories and this had a bunch of them. Plus, it took some time to figure out who were the real bad guys.

With lots of intrigue and all the monster stompin and munching you could wish for, I’d recommend this one. And I feel I should mention the ending. Wait. There is one. It just feels like it’s left open for your interpretation. I chose what to believe and you can too, or you can go with what the author gives you. Either way, its wrapped up.

4  Stars



The only time Pirelli had ever heard the swamplands so deathly still was just before a fire had raged through the area — the animals, by some curious instinct, seemed to know something was wrong.

Caleb Burns, a portly man, was hunting in the forests of Florida with his friend, Jeff Smith.

The manatee, the largest aquatic species of mammal in the swamp country, was highly prized by hunters but for the last twenty years state law had made it illegal to shoot it.

In the sweltering heat, they get more than they bargained for…

A few yards away from them the black, dank waters suddenly began to erupt in a swirling torrent of froth, dwarfing them with its gigantic size.

It gazed at them for a moment from angry, red-veined eyes. An awesome cry echoed deep in its throat from behind razor-sharp incisor teeth, teeth that glinted like a row of stilettos.

For what seemed an eternity it stood like a malevolent statue. Then it swooped, its jaws gnashing viciously…

Where does this blood-thirsty, other-worldly beast come from?

Peter Pirelli, and Everglades National Park Ranger, is trying to discover what this mysterious beast truly is.

With more innocent lives on the line, will he be able to find out before it’s too late?



The cover I used for my review is the eBook one I own. Here is the paperback cover published in 1989.

Which do you like more?


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This is my own version of a weekly book haul and all things new on fuonlyknew.

I’m also linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Sunday Post

Some chit chat.

It’s been interesting since my last Sunday post. Hurricane Nate came in late Saturday night. It was super windy and tons of rain. But no major damage. It did blow down all the pecans in my trees. It sounded like bombs going off. I went out Sunday morning and there were thousands of them on the back porch and in the front and back yard.


I’ve been gathering them up and the pecan wholesaler opens Monday. Hoping for a good price as these are Elliot’s, the cream of the crop. We’ll see.


And I’ve got some iffy news about my bananas. The batch was on the tallest tree and it was above the roof line. The winds blasted it and broke it. Dang it!


They actually are still growing and looking better than the first few attempts. The top of the tree is bent over but still green so who knows. I think they were protected hidden between the other trees and might make it. Those pale yellow flowers are now getting longer and becoming little bananas. Cross you finger that they keep going! I know they look small but this is when the actually banana forms and gets  bigger.

Happy Sunday everyone!


My new books this week.

Just one!


I probably should have shown the ones in my Amazon cart. There’s a bunch waiting for me to decide on. LOL


And here are some freebies for ya. Click on the covers to get your copies. Remember to make sure they’re still free before you hit that buy button.

Better Watch Out by [Rose, Willow]  Murder In The Neighborhood by [Lane, Janis]  Resurrection: A Zombie Novel: Resurrection Book 1 by [Totten, Michael J.]

Poison in Paddington (A Cozy Mystery) (Cassie Coburn Mysteries Book 1) by [Silver, Samantha]  The Paranormal Investigations of Mr Charles Fort (Charles Fort Historical Mysteries Book 1) by [Scott, T E]  52 Steps to Murder (Book 1 Dekker Cozy Mystery Series) by [Demaree, Steve]

Snowed by [Pamela Burford]  Start Again: A Contemporary Romance Novel (Start Again Series #1) by [Saman, J.]  Chocolate Kisses and Love Filled wishes: A Fabulous Feel Good Holiday Romance (Christmas on Kissing Bridge Mountain Book 3) by [West, Linda]


Books I reviewed this week. Click on the covers to read my reviews.

Tales Of Horror On Halloween Night by [Sands, Samie, Hall, Kevin, Suscheck Jr., Dave, Price, Georgina, Boving, Nicholas, Finn, K, Pugliese, Anthony, Harper, James, Lockwood, Andy, Pacini, Amy]  36176840  36288212  36073213

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Other posts on my blog this week.

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #8 ~ Tales Of Horror On Halloween Night

The Rememdium Series by Ashley Fontainne ~ Tour and Giveaway

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #9 ~ My Monday Minis Reviews #68 ~ Don’t ask About The Guy In The Basement

Blasting About 16 Millimeters by Larissa Reinhart

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #10 ~ Teaser Tuesday #221 ~ A Witchy Boxed Set

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #11 ~ Binge Watchers #2 ~ Stranger Things

A Supernatural Horror ~ The Darkness: Giger, Texas – Review and Giveaway

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #12 ~ All Kinds Of Sea Monsters

Ultimate Sacrifice by S.E. Green ~ Review and Giveaway

The Friday 56 #168 ~ Flesh by Laura Bickle

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #13 ~ Freakin Fridays #58 ~ Shallow Graves

Blitz and Giveaway ~ In Wolves’ Clothing by Greg Levin ~ An Adult Psychological Thriller

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #14 ~ Saturday Screams #39 ~ Black Bayou


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