Posts Tagged ‘Horror’

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My Favorite Story Podcast Anthology
Genre: Horror Short Stories
 
Project Entertainment Network Presents… My Favorite Story
Fifteen podcast hosts and authors share their favorite short story
they’ve ever written…
Spirits by James A. Moore
Two strangers brought together by tragedy are haunted by ghosts of the past.
The Tin Box by Kelli Owen
After the death of their grandma, siblings make a macabre discovery amongst
her belongings. Some secrets were meant to go to the grave…
Short Straw by Jay Wilburn
After drawing the short straw, the youngest son is delegated to wake every
year to monitor his sleeping family after an apocalypse forced them
into bunkers. But there’s something else out there…..with claws.
The Rag and Bone Man by John Urbancik
The Rag and Bone Man wanders—buying, selling, finding and collecting.
He always has what you need. He always finds what he wants. Or does
he have what you want and finds what he needs?
The Priest by Jaimie Engle
A fallen angel hopes to redeem himself and battles demons in a western
town so he can return to Heaven one day.
Seven Eight One Five Four by Amber Fallon
Some habits are hard to forget…even when you’re undead.
Kins by Mary SanGiovanni
Reality takes a dark twist for one man once the mannequins start appearing…
Rainforest of Bones by Armand Rosamilia
A reporter searches out a missing professor deep in the jungles of
Brazil – where the skeleton in his closet told him to go.
Put On a Happy Face by Christopher Golden
A clown’s wish to be the funniest clown in the circus has dire
consequences.
Mr. Giggles by Frank J. Edler
In the realm of demons, their boogeyman wants a hug and is called Mr.
Giggles.
M.EN.TOR. By Thomas R. Clark
An injured soldier gets an experimental chip implanted in his brain with
homicidal tendencies.
I Sing A New Psalm by Brian Keene
A man asks the question of how God can give love only to take it away,
and he decides on terrible and violent answer.
Dandelion Yellow by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi
When a young girl can’t find her favorite yellow crayons, the world
takes on a dark and disquieting cast.
Dead Beckoning by Chuck Buda
A young man challenges demons to a game of poker with his friend’s
life up for bet.
Pegleg and Paddy Save the World by Jonathan Maberry
The Great Chicago Fire wasn’t caused by the cow…..they were trying to
kill what ate the cow.
 
 
With over a dozen diverse podcasts and growing each month, our aim at P.E.N. is to offer great content for listeners for free. With
podcasts on horror writing, publishing, interviews, pro wrestling,
heavy metal, bizarre fiction, the occult, cooking, book reviews,
radio dramas, horror films and so much more… we want to be your one stop for excellent podcasts!

So grab your headphones and listen in! All the cool kids are doing it!

JAMES A. MOORE
is the author of over forty novels, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Blood Harvest, the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero, Jonathan Crowley) Cherry Hill, Alien: Sea of Sorrows and the Seven
Forges series of novels. He has twice been  nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association, first as Secretary and later as Vice
President. 
Never one to stay in one genre for too long, James has recently written epic fantasy novels in the series SEVEN FORGES (Seven Forges, the
Blasted Lands, City of Wonders and The Silent Army). He is working on
a new series called The Tides Of War. The first book in the series
The Last Sacrifice, came out this last January and the sequel, Fallen
Gods, is due out in late December. Pending novels also include A Hell
Within (a Griffin & Price Novel) co-written with Charles R.
Rutledge and an apocalyptic Sci-Fi novel tentatively called Spores.
Why be normal?
Being a confirmed Luddite, he is working up the nerve to plunge completely
into the electronic publications age.
Along
with Christopher Golden and Jonathan Maberry, he is one of the Three
Guys with Beards.
 
 
 
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kelli Owen
now lives in Destination, Pennsylvania. She has attended countless writing conventions, participated on dozens of panels, and has spoken at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA regarding both her writing and the field in general. Her fiction leans toward thriller and quiet horror, with an occasional bloodbath and even rarer happy ending.

Her podcast is called the Buttercup of Doom.
 
 
 
 
 

Jay Wilburn is an author of horror and speculative fiction that lives in coastal
South Carolina near Myrtle Beach. He is doing very well following a life-saving kidney transplant. He taught public school for sixteen years before becoming a full-time writer. His signature series is the Dead Song Legend Dodecology.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Writer. Photographer. Adventurer. Man.
John Urbancik, author of Stale Reality and The Corpse and the Girl From Miami, has written three series of Inkstains stories and hosts a podcast, also
called Inkstains, on the Project Entertainment Network. His first novel came out in 2002, and he’s still fighting to become an overnight success. He also takes pictures.
 
 
 
 
 

 
Like stepping into a living dream, Jaimie Engle writes visually stunning fiction where magic turns ordinary into extraordinary. She loves weaving lore into her stories and taking her readers on wondrous adventures. Engle is a cosplayer,  podcaster, entrepreneur, and speaker at schools, conferences, and colleges across Florida. She is the creator of Wick Books(tm), story-scented candles based off scents from her novels so readers can fully immerse in the experience of her books. She once danced in the Aloha Bowl, won the Miss Hawaiian Tropics bikini contest, and even ran a body
shop. Today, she drinks coffee, plays trivia, and spends time with her husband, two kids, and hound dog.
 
 
 
Amber Fallon lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two dogs. A techie by day and horror writer by night, Mrs. Fallon has spent time as a bank manager, motivational speaker, produce wrangler, and butcher. Her obsessions with sushi, glittery nail polish, and sharp objects have made her a recognized figure.
Amber’s publications include The Warblers, The Terminal, Sharkasaurus,
Daughters of Inanna, So Long and Thanks for All the Brains, Horror on the Installment Plan, Zombies For a Cure, Quick Bites of Flesh, Operation Ice Bat, and more!
Listen to her podcast, It Cooks!, on the Project Entertainment Network.
 
 
 
Mary SanGiovanni is the author of a number of novels including THE HOLLOWER TRIOLOGY (the first book of which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award), THRALL, and CHAOS, and the novellas FOR EMMY, THE FADING PLACE, and POSSESSING AMY. Her short fiction has appeared in periodicals and
anthologies for the last decade. She has a Masters degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, Pittsburgh. She is currently a member of The Authors Guild, The International Thriller Writers, and Penn Writers, and was previously an Active member in the Horror Writers Association and the Garden State Horror Writers. She lives in New Jersey with her son and her cat.
 
 
 
 
 
Armand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he
writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life…
He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including 
horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.  
He not only runs two successful podcasts…
Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast – interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc.
The Mando Method Podcast with co-host Chuck Buda – talking about writing
and publishing
But he owns the network they’re on, too! Project Entertainment Network
He also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool.
 
 
CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Ararat, Snowblind, Tin Men, The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, and Of Saints and Shadows. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including
Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA’s Best Books for Young Readers.
Golden co-created (with Mike Mignola) two cult favorite comic book series, Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies Seize the Night, The New Dead, and Dark Cities, among others, and has also written and co-written
comic books, video games, screenplays, a BBC radio play, the online animated series Ghosts of Albion (with Amber Benson), and a network television pilot. A frequent speaker at conferences, schools, and libraries, Golden is also co-host of the podcasts Three Guys with Beards and Defenders Dialogue, and the founder of the Merrimack
Valley Halloween Book Festival.
Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in more than fourteen languages in countries around the world.
 
 
Frank J. Edler
My mother was an alien and my father was a lamp post. I was fed a steady dose of soap bars as a child as punishment for my foul mouth and incessant pranks. Little did anyone know the soap only made me stronger, faster, more agile. My brain filled with bubbles that were 99.9% pure. It was an amazing time. I left the city and moved out to the country where I heard tell there is an amazing banana bread store. I never found it, but I did find love. I loved that tuna sandwich like no other and we were married on the Fourth of July, just like Tom Cruise in that one movie about said date. It was a magical time but alas was not meant to be. I ate it. I tried to move
on, writing books and sharing them with the local townsfolk. They would tell me to shut up and make sure I flushed before I left. Never once did I wash my hands like the signs demanded. So here I am, dirty
handed and telling my tales. Wanna hear one?
 
 
Tom Clark is a writer, and a veteran internet journalist and podcast producer. His work has been seen in websites such as This is Infamous and Rue Morgue, among other freelance outlets. He currently produces podcasts at Project Entertainment Network, including his shows: the long running heavy metal and horror themed the Necrocasticon, and the Curtain Jerkers, a comedic take on pro wrestling podcasting. Tom’s debut novella, “Good Boy” will be self published and available through all your
digital reading outlets in 2018. Tom and his wife live in the wilds of upstate New York, cohabiting with a pair of Jack Russell Terriers and their pet rabbit.
 
 
 
 

BRIAN KEENE is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. His 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. Keene’s novels have been translated into German, Spanish, Polish, Italian, French, Taiwanese, and many more. In addition to his own original work, Keene has written for media properties such as Doctor Who, The X-Files, Hellboy, Masters of the Universe, and Superman.Several of Keene’s novels have been developed for film, including Ghoul, The Ties That Bind, and Fast Zombies Suck. Several more are in-development or under option.

Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. He has won numerous awards and honors, including a World Horror Grand Master award, two Bram Stoker awards, and a recognition from Whiteman A.F.B. (home of the B-2 Stealth Bomber) for his outreach to U.S. troops serving both overseas and abroad. A prolific public speaker, Keene has delivered talks at conventions, college campuses, theaters, and inside Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, VA.

 
 

Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi has Bachelor of Arts degrees in English, Journalism, and History. She has 20 years of experience in the communication fields and is currently a writer, a journalist, a publicist, and an editor among many other things. She is the mother of three school-aged children and a cat. She lives with her family in rural Ohio nestled in the forest—a place just ripe for nightmares. Her passions are reading, writing, book hunting, hiking, and entertainment such as movies/film, television, and music. Oh, and she bakes, because you can’t do any of that without cookies.

Erin is a co-host with her Marketing Morsels segment on Project Entertainment Network’s The Mando Method, an award-winning weekly podcast for new and veteran writers.  Breathe. Breathe., published by Unnerving, is her debut collection and a mix
of dark poetry and short stories. She will also be featured in the upcoming anthology from Unnerving called Hardened Hearts coming in at the end of 2017. Many other works in various genres are in progress as well.

 
 
Chuck Buda explores the darkest aspects of the human condition. Then he captures its essence for fictional use. He writes during the day and wanders aimlessly all night…alone.

Chuck Buda co-hosts The Mando Method Podcast on Project Entertainment Network with author, Armand Rosamilia. They talk about all aspects of writing. Subscribe so you don’t miss an episode.You can find The Mando Method Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and most other places where podcasts are available. 

 
JONATHAN MABERRY
is a New York Times best-selling and five-time Bram Stoker
Award-winning author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing
teacher/lecturer. He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have been sold to more than two-dozen countries. 
He is one third of the hirsute pop-culture podcast THREE GUYS WITH BEARDS, along with Christopher Golden and James A. Moore. Their guest include authors, actors, and filmmakers.
 
 
 
 
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I love the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper series and got two new reviews to share with you. There’s no spoilers as I don’t reveal any events besides things already mentioned in the blurbs. Check out what the ghost trapping team have been up to.

The first book is free right now.

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by [Bryan, JL]

Click on the links below to grab a copy.

Amazon / B&N

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Lullaby

Ellie Jordan: Ghost Trapper #7

by J. L. Bryan

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Genre: Horror / Paranormal

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My Review

They say bad things come in threes.

Ellie was able to stop a murderous foe from killing her friends, but it came at a cost. Her boyfriend now languishes in a coma. The paranormal investigation business has new owners and her new boss is as deadly as some of the ghosts she comes up against. And her newest case pits her against a monster who’s sights are set on an innocent child. Ellie and her assistant and best friend, Stacey, will have to be creative to get through the times ahead in one piece.

Just like the previous books, the action gets going and never stops. Ellie is one tough cookie. Sleep deprived and physically battered and exhausted, she’s like the Energizer Bunny…she keeps on going. I love that she stands tall, even when she’s scared. And she has plenty to fear.

I couldn’t have stopped reading if I wanted to. I ate this up in one sitting, loving every creepy, nail biting bit of it. If you haven’t been reading this series yet, you should. And the first book is free. Go grab a copy and get started.

5 Stars

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Synopsis

Life is more difficult than ever at Savannah’s only ghost-hunting detective agency. While Ellie copes with her mentor’s departure and other unwelcome developments, she also worries about the supernatural injuries keeping her boyfriend caught in an endless slumber.

At the same time, Ellie and Stacey are called in to investigate an eerie entity haunting a baby’s nursery room. The ghost appears late at night, its face barely visible on the baby monitor, and sings a chilling song.

Soon, Ellie learns there are more ghosts in the house, and at least one of them is a dangerous, child-hunting monster who must be stopped before it kills again.

Amazon / B&N / Audible

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The Keeper

Ellie Jordan: Ghost Trapper #8

by J. L. Bryan

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Genre: Horror / Paranormal

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My Review

As soon as I finished the previous book I downloaded this one and dove in. This time we’re following Ellie and Stacey as they investigate a haunting at a famous movie stars new home. Attached is an old lighthouse with a lot of history. Attached to all of that is some nasty spirits. Time to get trapping.

Ellie’s still tiptoeing around her nasty new boss. She’s putting up with an annoying new team member. And she’s unsure what her next move should be. That’s all put on hold while she deals with a whole bunch of angry ghosts that are threatening the lives of the new client and her family.

I always thought a lighthouse would be a good place for a ghost to haunt. It’s isolated and creepy, especially by the ocean, where there are only so many ways to run. I knew Ellie would ignore the warnings about staying away from it because its falling apart. What I didn’t expect was how smart and creative she was in going about it. Sure, it didn’t go as smoothly as she had planned, but it worked.

I had just finished the last book and dove right into this one, once again reading straight through without stopping. The suspense wouldn’t let go and I had to see how it all played out. A few things that had been worrying me worked out nicely at the end. I couldn’t see how the author would pull it off but he did a bang up job if it. I’m now on the next book, The Tower, and its promising to be just as good. Looks like another night of reading into the wee hours. But I don’t mind the lack of sleep. The stories are that fun.

5  Stars

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Synopsis

The South Channel lighthouse is a crumbling antique at the mouth of the Savannah River, abandoned and forgotten for generations. Local stories still tell of a mysterious woman in white who often stood at the old lighthouse, watching the sailors come into port…even long after she died.

Now the property by the lighthouse is owned by a famous movie star in search of a remote beach getaway on sleepy Tybee Island. Unfortunately, old ghosts haunt her new retreat, stirred up by the construction of a luxurious new mansion. Ellie, Stacey, and their team must remove the ghosts, who grow more dangerous and aggressive every night, threatening the lives of the client and her family and personal staff.

The lighthouse has a dark history, with many ghosts, and mysteries to unravel before Ellie can send them on to the other side.

Amazon / B&N / Audible

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Welcome to my Saturday Screams where I share books that, well, make you scream!

I’ve got some good ones from Willow Rose and J. L. Bryan.

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Nibble Nibble Crunch

by Willow Rose

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Genre: Horror

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My Review

This was a fast fun story. A little girl making snow angels comes across a cute little snowman. But soon, he’s not so cute anymore.

Leave it to Willow to put a fun, nasty little spin on such an innocent thing as a cute snowman. As the warning says: you’ll never look at a snowman the same way again.

And even though I quickly figured out where this story was going, it was still fun getting there.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Warning: After reading this story you’ll never be able to look at a snowman the same way again.

In the beginning she thought it was sweet, this snowman who emerged as if from nowhere, but soon the six-year old Emma realizes that this snowman is different … very different.

NIBBLE, NIBBLE, CRUNCH is a horror novella from Willow Rose, author of the International Bestselling horror-series starring the Danish reporter Rebekka Franck. It is not for the faint at heart.

NIBBLE, NIBBLE, CRUNCH is also included in Willow Rose’s short-story collection called Horror-stories from Denmark.

This ebook also includes an excerpt from her novel One, Two … He is coming for you the first book in her Rebekka Franck-series.

Amazon

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Maze Of Souls

Ellie Jordan: Ghost Trapper #6

by J. L. Bryan

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Genre: Horror / Paranormal

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My Review

I’ve been reading this series from the beginning and the author always keeps his character’s genuine, the scares, well…scary, the suspense at the max and the fun stuff in all the right places.

It’s almost Halloween and Ellie Jordan has a new case. It seems ghosts are threatening the owners and visitors at Pine Hollow Farm. It’s an important time at the farm. They expect record numbers to come for the haunted hayrides, the corn maze, and many other fun events. But restless spirits are putting a damper on things, causing the owners to cancel the big holiday bash.

Ellie is called in when the ghosts start to threaten the family and enter their home. She’s going to need all her skills to trap multiple ghosts. And they aren’t going quietly into the night.

The author really writes Ellie as genuine. She’s scared stiff a lot of the time but still makes a stand against the ghosts. Often getting knocked on her butt. And her assistant, Stacey. You can always count on her snark to lighten the bleakest of moments.

I knew this was going to be scary good. I drew on memories of when I was young and our family used to visit a farm like this. I thought it was fun but also got scared pretty good when we went on the hayride. It’s dark in those woods. There were some super creepy ghosts for Ellie and her snarky sidekick, Stacey , to deal with. As I got deeper into the book, Halloween drew closer and the suspense grew. The holiday is the time of year for ghosts. They’re free to roam and there are so many at the farm. As bad as the ghosts already were, I hated to think what was in store for everyone once Halloween night arrived.

Every time I read a new Ellie Jordan book I cross my fingers, hoping it will be as good as the last one. The author made me a happy camper as I loved this book. If you haven’t had a chance to start this series, you really should. There’s plenty of hauntings and scares to keep any horror fan happy.

5  Stars

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Synopsis

It’s October, and down at newly opened Pine Hollow Farm, the ghosts are running wild!. This “genuine” old-time family farm offers a big heap of fun fall activities. You can drink cider fresh from the orchard, enter a pumpkin-carving contest, and explore the five-acre corn maze. At night, if you aren’t too scared, join the haunted hayride through the woods, featuring a genuine eighteenth-century cemetery. According to local legend, the ghost of a horseman has ridden the old dirt road through the woods for nearly two centuries, menacing travelers. Hayriders beware! Then the real ghosts start to come out, threatening visitors to the farm and the family who live there. Paranormal detective Ellie Jordan travels out to the remote farm to root out the dangerous spirits. Ellie and her assistant Stacey must move fast, because the night is coming when all ghosts will be at full strength and free to roam-the night of Halloween.

Amazon / B&N

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Welcome to Freakin Fridays, where I share my reviews of books that scare you, thrill you, and get those endorphins pumping.

Today’s book gave me the creeps!

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Eight

by W W Mortensen

33362083

Genre: Horror

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My Review

What do a man trying to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, an entomologist, the US Military and some drug runners have in common? Even they can’t imagine what it is. But its out there. Waiting to introduce itself.

What started out to be a race to discover a new source of energy turns into a death trap no one could have seen coming. The author really built on this, fleshing out his character’s so you form connections, dribbling in why each one would even be on this expedition, then dropping you into a tropical hell of mega proportions.

I can’t imagine too many things more terrifying than being in a tropical jungle, far from any chance of rescue, being attacked by huge…things. You get a front row seat. I live in a tropical state and can get the gist of what the stifling humidity must have been like. The swarms of mosquitoes too. But the bugs that burrow under your skin and make themselves at home? Nope. And who knows what’s out there watching you from the dark. So close and unable to be seen. Not to mention some nasty humans with their own agendas.

While the beginning of the book is all about getting there and the who’s who of the characters, just you wait. The last half of the book steamrolls with suspense and horror. Good thing I don’t get nightmares easily. Some of the scenes would have me peeking through my fingers if this were a movie..

The blurb does nothing to give away what lurks in these pages so I won’t either. Suspense, thrills and horror are the order of the day here. If that sounds like your cuppa tea, give this a go.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

TERROR HAS A NEW SPECIES

Deep in the Amazon, the solution to the global energy crisis has been found; a mysterious source of power set to end our dependency on oil.

When she receives stunning photographs related to the discovery – courtesy of expedition leader and former partner, Ed Reardon – entomologist Rebecca Riley finds herself on the next flight to Brazil, heading down to join the team of scientists assembling there. She hasn’t seen Ed for more than a year, and their relationship hadn’t ended well.

But his revelation is impossible to ignore.

What she and Ed uncover is beyond imagination: strange statues in the jungle… a ruined city built by the refugees of a lost Pacific continent… and a terrifying new species of animal.

Forced to confront a crippling childhood phobia she’d thought long dead and buried, Rebecca realizes this new species is no ordinary enemy.

It is an ancient enemy, one whose very existence has implications for all of humankind… and the planet itself.

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Welcome to Freakin Fridays, where I share my reviews of books that scare you, thrill you, and get those endorphins pumping.

Today I’m sharing a couple of scary good ones about freaks of nature.

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Fury Of The Orcas

by Hunter Shea

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Genre: Thriller

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My Review

Being a huge fan of Hunter’s books and having a fascination for the creatures of the sea, I was quite excited to get my hands on this book.

It starts quickly. Something is wrong with the Orcas. Incidents of the mammals attacking and killing humans isn’t just confined to the theme parks. They’re also focusing on ships at sea and oil rigs. The author spares no one and this is a favorite trade mark of mine. Hunter isn’t above killing off his main character’s and that keeps suspense at a maximum.

There’s plenty of gory bits to keep horror fans happy. For the first time, I was more on the whale’s side than the humans. I didn’t warm up to the characters and some scenes of Orca’s being massacred tugged at my love for the magnificent creatures. I felt they were more victims than monsters.

And there was a lot of sex. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against it, but most of the time it just felt like it interrupted the story and was unnecessary. And when I found out why the Orcas were going crazy, I was a bit confused. I was hoping for something more natural. Also, at times this didn’t feel like a Hunter Shea book. Perhaps because it was more of a thriller than straight up horror.

I enjoyed this book, but it’s not a favorite. That said, Hunter Shea is still one of my go to authors for horror. In fact, I’ve already pre-ordered his next release.

3 Stars

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Synopsis

They call them the wolves of the sea.

From marine parks to the deepest oceans, the world’s killer whale population has turned against man and beast alike. Orca show trainers are ripped to pieces before stunned audiences. Ships are capsized. Oil rigs are bashed without mercy. What has driven the apex predators stark raving mad?

Chet Clarke has dedicated his life to preserving the health and dignity of orcas in captivity. Along with orca trainer Rosario Benitez, he embarks on a whirlwind journey across the globe to witness unconscionable carnage and uncover the mystery for the sudden outbreak of mania. Is this the start of a catastrophic pandemic? Or do the clues lead to an enigmatic experiment in the wilds of Alaska and shadow operations in a Russian ghost town? Time is running out faster than the lives of those in the path of the orcas.

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Zero Day

 The Hatching #3

by Ezekiel Boone

36044812

Genre: Horror

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My Review

To say that the world went to Hell in a handbasket is putting it mildly. America isn’t doing so well. The first spider outbreak was fast and furious, killing millions before the spiders mysteriously just died off. The second wave was worse, with the spiders coming at humans in new and sneakier ways. And now, with roads destroyed, communication iffy, the spiders still coming, and everyone pointing the blame at someone else, it’s not looking too good.

I really enjoyed the first two books and my imagination ran wild as to how the author would wrap up his series. There’s lots of characters and many I’d grown fond of. But, being a horror novel, I wouldn’t have been surprised to see some of them meet bloody, sticky ends. While I felt the author played it safe in the beginning, I never let my guard down.

My spidey sense was tingling as the book raced to its conclusion. I couldn’t see the ending and was happy with how the author wrapped it up. And while I wouldn’t have minded a bit more spider action, this was still a creeping, crawling thrill.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

In the finale of Ezekiel Boone’s Hatching series, the United States goes to war against the queen spiders that threaten to overtake the human race forever.

The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come.

The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer’s theory that we need to kill only the queens?

For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it’s an easy answer. She’s gone as far as she can—more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder—and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer. Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don’t agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what’s more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?

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I couldn’t resist the synopsis for Thea. Always looking for more vampire horror. And I’d read some of Eric’s Bigfoot Wars books so it was a no-brainer to read his very short story The Night Of The Beasts.

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Thea

A Vampire Story

by Steven Jenkins

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Genre: Horror

My Review

Thea is a sad and sordid story of a mother’s obsession with saving her daughter. After losing her first one to drugs, her drunken focus is on keeping her remaining daughter safe, at any cost.

I can’t say one good thing about Thea’s mother. Poor Thea. And soon enough, poor mother.

Even though I suspected where this was going to go, it was still well worth the read. Especially as I enjoy a dark, twisty vampire story.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

How far would you go to protect your child?

Vampires are real – hidden among us, concealing their lust for human blood. But monsters come in many forms. Teenage boys, drug addiction, underage sex – single mother Sarah battles to keep these demons from her daughters.

As the long nights of worry start to feed Sarah’s paranoia, she must take desperate measures to save her family.

Although sometimes, the only way to kill a monster…

…is to become one.

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The Night Of The Beasts

by Eric S. Brown

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Genre: Horror / Short Story

My Review

The author once again provides bloody sasquatch mayhem with The Night Of The Beasts, a very brief account that occurs over one night during the Bigfoot Wars.

For folks who prefer their beasts to be true villains with nothing on their minds but ripping humans into little bitty bits, this won’t disappoint. But don’t get attached to the character’s. They’re not at the top of the food chain anymore. As one man soon learns when the hospital where he works comes under attack.

I swear, I held my breath through most of this. It started so calmly and bulldozed into carnage. Wicked fun. And bravo for the killer cover art. Take a close look at it.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Eric S Brown, author of the highly praised Bigfoot War trilogy, brings you this exclusive story which takes place inside the world of Bigfoot War II: Dead in the Woods. Night of the Beasts is an apocalyptic tale that mixes a zombie pandemic with a brand new take on the Sasquatch mythos. It tells the story of one hospital’s fate on the night the world as we know it ends and the beasts emerge from the woods to feast on human flesh

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YOU asked for it!

Christmas Horror Movies

Merry Christmas To ALL!

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What’s Christmas without William Shatner! LOL

A Christmas Horror Story

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And a slasher…

Black Christmas

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or two….

Silent Night

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And one I haven’t seen yet..

Once Upon A Time At Christmas

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I’m curious about this one.

Lake Alice

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Got this one waiting for me on Netflix. Watching it tonight. Dee Wallace stars and I’m sure you’ll recognize her. We’ll see how it goes.

Red Christmas

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Can’t forget killer snowmen can we? Here’s an oldie but a goodie. LOL

Jack Frost

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And I liked the second one a whole lot more. It’s got killer snowballs!

These movies are so bad yet so fun. LOL

Jack Frost 2

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Now, here’s….

Krampus

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And now for ACT II.

Krampus 2: The Devil Returns

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And how about this one. Haven’t seen it yet.

Mother Krampus

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Now, I feel these guys haunt me all year round, always causing mayhem. LOL

Gremlins

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Maybe not officially a Christmas movie but….

The Snowman

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Almost forgot this one.

The Elf

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And coming in 2018….

Elf On A Shelf

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And so you’ll forgive me for a bloody Christmas….. KITTENS

Santa Claws

Have you seen any of these? Do you have some favorites?

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