"This is everything a good supernatural thriller should be: It’s fast, fun, and has undeniable thematic depth. Two (hairy and clawed) thumbs up."
“In this dark, sometimes raw novel set in Laramie, Wyoming, a young woman physically and sexually abused by her husband is being held captive by him in their home…This is not a book for the faint of heart, but it carries a powerful message for those interested in the roots and tragedy of victimization.”
"The Assassins’ Game has the bones of a good thriller, but isn’t yet polished enough to shine. With some recalibrating and editing, however, it could be a solid addition to the thriller genre."
"The novel is aimed at the young adult market and the type of older supernatural romance readers who embraced the Twilight franchise (from which many ideas are borrowed). Lively language makes this an easy read, despite the length, and most story threads tie together satisfactorily — although some unanswered questions leave an uneasy feeling..."
"The author creates enough suspense to keep horror fans turning pages. And, while the book ends with a distinct possibility of a sequel, the story’s conclusion should satisfy."
"A Stalker’s Journey suffers greatly from a lack of interior logic; character motivations don’t always make sense and serve to remove readers from the story as they puzzle through events. Awkward dialogue is another issue...Overall, this requires heavy revision in order to appeal to a wide audience."
" Tyers creates a strong sense of place as she relates the story of Jean, a contemporary young woman haunted by the apparition of a 16th-century French girl, Janette...Regrettably, however, there’s little tension when Janette is present."
"Richardson’s otherworldly techno-thriller, The Undead President, brings the gruesome concepts behind AMC’s The Walking Dead to the White House...Despite an opportunity to offer readers some gory humor, the novel is straight-laced, treating its global conspiracies, political theater and investigative bravado with a weighty solemnity."
"From the Prologue to this novel’s final page, author Tiffany Magno prepares readers for a momentous battle between the forces of good and evil, one that, unfortunately, never materializes..."
" Fiera has accomplished something rare: an original vampire story... In this book, it is vamp against vamp in a hidden underground city in the American Southwest. Normal folks don’t get slaughtered, as one might expect in this type of horror fiction."
"..In a genre where true originality is increasingly hard to find, Kobasic has written a singularly unique paranormal fantasy with singularly unique characters. Grand-scale storytelling with an intimate feel, — this series truly is, as the author notes, 'the most twisted love story ever told.' Irresistibly so."
"While the advanced reader’s copy of the book suffers from editing errors (which the author has promised to correct), the story flows well and delivers fully realized, interesting characters and a robust plot..."
"Successfully blending science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance, and coming-of-age genres, the novel is intended as volume one in a series...original characters, well-constructed plot, moving portrayal of teenaged angst and lust, and effective blending of genres should satisfy young adult readers looking for a fresh new fantasy series."
"Abigail’s measured and nostalgic chronicle of her family’s history makes this novel an undeniable page-turner. The narrative voice is intelligent, fluid, and composed. Additionally, the use of occult elements is understated and fits seamlessly into the narration."
Don’t let the title fool you: the 25 PERFECT DAYS of the title are perfectly disturbing, a walk through a possible future as bleak as George Orwell’s 1984. Scary, realistic, and satisfying.
I was engaged from page one. Bohart was able to set up a suspenseful murder investigation while also painting a realistic picture of the book’s hero, Detective Giorgio “Joe” Salvatori.
“…an original genre novel sure to delight resolute vampire aficionados…The satisfying ending leaves readers hoping for more. Fortunately, they won’t have to wait long: Holman is already at work on a second book.”
…set in a society of the not-too-distant future that has lost its moral conscience…Readers who are solely interested in action may enjoy the novel, as Lugo displays considerable talent in this regard.
A chaste monk is enticed by a demon in this fast-paced and sizzling gay erotica short story
Considering ethical questions can be weighty stuff, but Brantman showcases these dilemmas in an entertaining fashion.