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By: Dale Mayer (Valley Publishing)
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What she doesn’t want...is exactly what he needs.

Shunned and ridiculed all her life for something she can’t control, Samantha Blair hides her psychic abilities and lives on the fringes of society. Against her will, however, she’s tapped into a killer—or rather, his victims. Each woman’s murder, blow-by-blow, ravages her mind until their death releases her back to her body. Sam knows she must go to the authorities, but will the rugged, no-nonsense detective in charge of tracking down the killer believe her?

Detective Brandt Sutherland only trusts hard evidence, yet Sam’s visions offer clues he needs to catch a killer. The more he learns about her incredible abilities, however, the clearer it becomes that Sam’s visions have put her in the killer’s line of fire. Now Brandt must save her from something he cannot see or understand…and risk losing his heart in the process.

As danger and desire collide, passion raises the stakes in a game Sam and Brandt don’t dare lose.

By: Stephanie Nelson (Everdark Publishing)
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Gwen Sparks just wants to live a peaceful life in the supernatural town of Flora, but from the moment she read about the first murdered witch, all hope of peace was abandoned. Possessing the rare ability to read the memories of dead, she volunteers to help catch the culprit behind the string of drained witches. Gwen has to team up with the one man who broke her heart, deal with a ghost who pulls her into the deathly realm at will, and a fight off the advances of sexy but frustrating vampire who not only craves what runs through her veins—he wants her heart.

This is a full length novel and contains adult content, not recommended for readers under 18 years old.
 
 
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Naomi Roberts finally receives a scholarship for a semester abroad in Maine. When Naomi’s grandmother suddenly claims that Naomi will soon be transformed into a panther, like her great grandmother Romina, Naomi believes it is a final and desperate attempt to keep her from departing to the USA.
Having arrived in Maine, Naomi enjoys her student life with new friends and her first love, Roman. Even though she feels magically drawn to a mysterious clearing in the woods, believes she is being watched and begins to sleepwalk, she does not remember the prophecy of her grandmother. Until her very first transformation. And - Naomi is not alone, which not only exposes her to mortal danger, but also Roman.
 
 
By: Kay Darling (Little Acorns Publishing Ltd)
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A collection of paranormal Short Stories. Full of strange happenings and ghostly apparitions. Perhaps you'll never see ghosts in the same way again ...
 
 
 
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AUGUST BOOK HAUL

BOOK HAUL

Here we are at the end of another month and it's time to share what I've acquired (as best as I can remember!). 


In this photo: Grave's End by Elaine Mercado; The Witching Hour by Anne Rice; Stroke of Midnight by various authors; Old Flames by Jack Ketchum; Boy's Life by Robert McCammon; Mine by Robert McCammon; Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge

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Room 118: 3 Stories by Jason White

The Vampire Club by J.R. Rain

The Grief Frequency by Kealan Patrick Burke

The Vampire Hunters by Scott M. Baker

Deadlocked by A.R. Wise

The Doll by J.C. Martin

Scott Nicholson Library, Vol. 3 by Scott Nicholson

Dark Passage by Griffin Hayes












 
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TWILIGHT COMING TO THE SMALL SCREEN?

SAY WHAT?

According to Perez Hilton, this might actually be a possibility. Personally I think Perez might be jumping the gun a little. Supposedly Robert Pattinson hinted at the idea of this being a possibility.

When Rob was asked a question about the Twilight Saga coming to and end with the approaching release date of Breaking Dawn 2, Rob said:

I’m sure they’ll have a ‘Twilight’ TV series spinoff soon. They’ll do it again. 

When asked about Rob continuing his role of Edward Cullen if this TV series were to actually happen, he said:

Who knows? The only thing that creates a little bit of a problem is that I’m supposed to be 17 forever. I’m not sure I can be 17 forever."  

Do I think Perez is putting too much weight on these comments by Robert? Yes, I do. I think the whole Twilight phase is dying out and people are ready to put this saga behind them and move on to something else.

Okay Twilight lovers/haters, I'd love to hear what you think. Leave your comments below.    
 
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REVIEW: THE TURTLE BOY BY KEALAN PATRICK BURKE

REVIEW: THE TURTLE BOY BY KEALAN PATRICK BURKE

THE TURTLE BOY
TIMMY QUINN BK 1
KEALAN PATRICK BURKE
GENRE: HORROR

SYNOPSIS

School is out and summer has begun. For eleven year old Timmy Quinn and his best friend Pete Marshall, the dreary town of Delaware Ohio becomes a place of magic, hidden treasure and discovery.

But on the day they encounter a strange young boy sitting on the bank of Myers Pond, a pond playground rumor says may hide turtles the size of Buicks, everything changes.

For it soon becomes apparent that dark secrets abound in the little community, secrets which come cupped in the hands of the dead, and in a heartbeat, Timmy and Pete's summer of wonder becomes a season of terror, betrayal and murder.



MY TAKE 
 




I was introduced to Kealan Patrick Burke's writing through his short story The Grief Frequency—an outstanding 5 star story. I've actually had The Turtle Boy on my Kindle for a while now and just haven't gotten to it yet. After reading The Grief Frequency, I knew I had to read more by this author.

The Turtle Boy, a novella, is an intriguing introduction to the Timmy Quinn series. This story is a well-balanced mix of the paranormal, horror, and suspense. The year is 1979. Timmy and his friend Pete are two friends wasting time during the summer before school starts, much like any normal eleven-year-old boys. As this novella starts out, it seems like a lot of “coming of age” stories. You have two friends, summer winding down, Timmy comes from a nice family while Pete isn't as fortunate. His mother died and his father is an abusive alcoholic. This “coming of age” story takes a turn when the boys venture down to Meyer Pond and happen upon The Turtle Boy. This is the point I really got sucked into the story and found it hard to put down. The pace of the story speeds up and before you know it, it's ends abruptly. That isn't a bad thing though. With this being the introduction to the series, I expected the ending to leave me wanting more.

The Turtle Boy is a great read and highly recommended. I can't wait to see where the next book in the series, The Hides, takes Timmy Quinn.

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08/27/12


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By: Mark Allan Gunnells (Evil Jester Press)
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THE COLLEGE...

Peaceful and idyllic, bordering picturesque Lake Limestone, known locally as the Quarry. Until DALE awakens an ancient evil lurking deep beneath the waters. Becomes one with it. And EMILIO loses his best friend and wants to know why. An obsession that will unravel the terrifying secrets of... THE QUARRY
 
 
By: Macaela Reeves
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When they speak of our realm, Despina, it is a realm without Gods. It is said long ago they left our world, finding their influence too heavy handed, our deaths too many blamed upon their bidding. Before they departed, seven objects, chal'sei, were imbued with their essence and gifted to mortal men believed to be of righteous heart. Yet not all were so virtuous.

Ages past, the wars began. The skies blackened with the ashes of death. The very soil burned. Undying armies fed upon those who dared to stand against them. Life, was on the verge of irradiation.

In the end, just men imbued with the might of the departed Gods rose up and overcame the hungering darkness. With evil all but obliterated, a new area of peace has reigned for almost five thousand years, the revered chal'sei were lost to the world.

That is how the story goes. History after all, is at the mercy of those who write it. How would we know any different?

I believed it too once...until they came for me. Quickly I learned reality is never as pretty as the stories.

The Balance that has keep that ancient war in stalemate for countless centuries, has shifted. Some desperately seek to restore it. Others, seek to finally conclude it. And I...I fear the world will burn anew....and I will be to blame.

-Alina Sinalae
 
 
By: Alexa Grace
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Deadly Offerings is an ebook with a blend of pulsing passion and razor-sharp suspense. It is the first adventure in this sizzling romantic suspense trilogy.

Anne Mason thinks she’ll be safe living in the Midwest building a wind farm. She may be dead wrong. Someone is dumping bodies in her corn field and telling Anne they are gifts—for her!

As the body count rises, Anne realizes a cold-blooded serial killer is patiently waiting and watching her every move. And he won’t stop until he ends her life. It is clear there are no limits to this killer’s thirst for revenge or how far he will go to get it.

After a nasty divorce, Anne Mason does not want to get romantically involved, especially with ex-husband’s attorney, Michael Brandt.

The ruggedly handsome new County Prosecutor is the last person Anne can trust, but may offer her only chance at survival from a psychopathic killer. But will she survive the passion that rages between them?
 
 
By: Elizabeth Hunter (E. Hunter)
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***Semi-finalist--The Kindle Book Review, Best Indie Books of 2012***"Elemental Mysteries has turned into one of the best paranormal series I've read this year. It's sharp, elegant, clever, evenly paced without dragging its feet, and at the same time emotionally intense."--Nocturnal Book Reviews*** No secret stays hidden forever. A phone call from an old friend sets mysterious book researcher Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery that has eluded him for centuries. Little does he suspect a young librarian holds the key to an ancient secret, nor could he expect the danger Beatrice De Novo would attract. Now both will follow a twisted maze leading from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a passion that could destroy them both.
 
By: Caroline Hanson (Host of the Hills)
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When witch for hire, Megan Stephens, is assigned to help the local werewolf pack leader find a mate, she thinks the job will be easy. Get in, get him up and get gone. But when she meets Zack Connor, she realizes her future might have a lot more dog jokes in it than she ever imagined.

This is a short story-- approximately 40 pages in length-- and includes an excerpt from Love is Darkness, the first book in the Valerie Dearborn series.
 
 
 
 
 
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REVIEW: DARK HARVEST BY NORMAN PARTRIDGE

REVIEW: DARK HARVEST BY NORMAN PARTRIDGE

DARK HARVEST
NORMAN PARTRIDGE
GENRE: HORROR

SYNOPSIS

Halloween, 1963. They call him the October Boy, or Ol’ Hacksaw Face, or Sawtooth Jack. Whatever the name, everybody in this small Midwestern town knows who he is. How he rises from the cornfields every Halloween, a butcher knife in his hand, and makes his way toward town, where gangs of teenage boys eagerly await their chance to confront the legendary nightmare. Both the hunter and the hunted, the October Boy is the prize in an annual rite of life and death.

Pete McCormick knows that killing the October Boy is his one chance to escape a dead-end future in this one-horse town. He’s willing to risk everything, including his life, to be a winner for once. But before the night is over, Pete will look into the saw-toothed face of horror--and discover the terrifying true secret of the October Boy . . .

Winner of the Stoker Award and named one of the 100 Best Novels of 2006 by Publishers Weekly, Dark Harvest is a powerhouse thrill-ride with all the resonance of Shirley Jackson’s "The Lottery."




MY TAKE




It never fails—while shopping I just HAD to stop by the book section. The cover art for Dark Harvest drew me in. The synopsis sounded promising, a nice blurb by Peter Straub on the cover, and also mention of this book winning the Bram Stoker Award sealed the deal for me.

Dark Harvest was a very engaging read. I was thoroughly entertained throughout the entire 197 pages of this story. It reminded me somewhat of a story that you could see on The Twilight Zone (TTZ is actually mentioned a couple of times in the book) or Tales From the Crypt.

Halloween night is a little different for the people of this small no-name town. The teenage boys have been locked away in their rooms without food for the past five days in preparation for “The Run”. The starved teenage boys are let out to hunt the October Boy, a scarecrow brought to life. The winner gets to leave town, which is a dream for these teenage boys. Winning this game is not all what it seems to be.

I would recommend Dark Harvest as a great little Halloween read. 


 
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FREE KINDLE BOX SET AUG. 23 & 24 ONLY!

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Scott Nicholson Library, Volume 3



November 16, 2011
 
A boxed set of four novels from a #1 bestselling Kindle author. More than 230,000 words of fantasy, paranormal, and mystery fiction, DRM-free.

Includes the complete text of:

CURSED: A man's day takes a turn for the cursed when an old woman's touch imposes a price for past mistakes. Written with J.R. Rain.

OCTOBER GIRLS: Teen witch Crystal and her dead best friend Bone must stop the world from turning into a bad horror movie.

THE DEAD LOVE LONGER: Private investigator Richard Steele must solve his most difficult case ever--his own murder--while caught between women on both sides of the grave.

SPEED DATING WITH THE DEAD: A paranormal conference at a haunted Appalachian hotel accidentally stirs up demons.

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Scott Nicholson is author of more than 20 books, including the bestsellers LIQUID FEAR, THE RED CHURCH, and THE HARVEST. He's also written seven story collections, six screenplays, and three children's books. Look for the other library sets in the series and complete your collection. Visit Nicholson at Author Central.

"Nicholson is an old-fashioned storyteller, through and through." - Midnight Fantastique

"Scott Nicholson is a writer who always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, Author of Rot & Ruin

"Scott Nicholson is on his way to the front rank of genre writers, but don't be surprised if he--like Koontz and King before him--becomes a genre unto himself."--Page Horrific
 
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REVIEW: THE GRIEF FREQUENCY BY KEALAN PATRICK BURKE

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THE GRIEF FREQUENCY
KEALAN PATRICK BURKE
GENRE: HORROR

SYNOPSIS

After losing his wife in a car accident, a husband struggles with survivor's guilt. But in the dark, he realizes that the dead are never very far away. Not when there are secrets yet to be uncovered. Because Paul hasn't lost everything. Not yet. And as he struggles to separate dreams from reality, he is forced to answer the ultimate question: How far would you go to get back those you've lost?





MY TAKE 

 


The Grief Frequency is an amazing short story. It's a story that will chill you to the bone without the need of blood, gore, and monsters. This story plays on the fear of loss and guilt, and will send your emotions reeling.

Paul loses his wife in an auto accident in which he was the driver. As if dealing with the loss of his wife isn't enough, her father hates him for it. With guilt and grief eating away at him, he begins to have hallucinations and drowns his sorrows with alcohol. Her father, Bill, drops a bomb on Paul about a secret that his wife had been keeping from him. This drives Paul over the edge.

Like I said before, this was a great short story. Even if you don't normally read horror, you can/will enjoy this story. The Grief Frequency can be downloaded on Kindle for FREE right now! Please don't miss reading this great story. Follow the link below to download the Grief Frequency on Amazon.

 
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By: Olivia Hardin
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Devan Stowe has only one thing on her mind when she teams up with Kent Crosby and his associates—putting an end to her father’s child trafficking business. Her determination takes her on a journey to discover her true strength and the… one man she was destined to love. In his arms, she’ll learn the meaning of trust, honor, and courage. Devan will unlock an amazing gift that will free her from her past and open up a future full of magic, faeries and more things than she ever imagined possible.

Be sure to check out Bitten Shame (Book 2 in the Bend -Bite-Shift Trilogy) and also Langton's short story "Tell A Soul" In the Cupid Painted Blind Anthology both also available on Amazon!
 
 
By: R. Thomas Riley (MinnKota Publications)
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The monsters lurk in everyone: monsters of greed, of guilt, of the pleasure found in pain, of the pain found when pleasure dies. Carefully disguised, the monsters can sit down beside you or take up residence within you at the slightest twist of fate. Will you try to stop them? Will you want to?

This collection of 18 stories from R. Thomas Riley deftly explores the monsters born of the human mind. “Attrition” offers a future prison system that frees only those who repent sincerely—but what can an inmate do if he finds that sincerity is not really the key? “Twin Thieves” and “Tautology” throw a devilish spin on relationships gone wrong, while “The Lesser Evil” twists the abuses of race and power into a gritty, noirish nightmare of the choices a man must make to protect a lesser man and a greater good. In “Touching God,” a young man’s past catches up to him when worlds bleed into each other and the past crosses into present, bringing back the abuse he once escaped and the brother who wasn’t so lucky.
Sacrifice, selfishness, and the worst of good intentions: all combine in The Monster Within Idea. From vampires and aliens to hit women and Wild Bill Hickock, Riley gives a subtle psychological turn to dark science fiction and horror. Let the monsters walk the paths of your mind. The idea is already within.
 
 
By: Scott Nicholson (Haunted Computer Books)
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For fans of magic, romance, and fantasy.

OCTOBER GIRLS: CRYSTAL & BONE

Five days until Halloween and all hell is about to break loose.

And it’s all Crystal’s fault.

Momma warned her not to consort with the dead and tried to teach her the magic spells that would close the portal to the afterlife. But Crystal doesn’t want to be a trailer-trash witch like Momma. She has dreams of going to community college and escaping the Appalachian town of Parson’s Ford.

Her best friend Bone is only too happy to escape the afterlife and help Crystal break the rules. Bone died too young, and she’ll do whatever it takes to remain among the living.

Then a teen movie maker comes to Parson’s Ford, and he has a very special project in mind: a horror movie starring a real ghost. The kids who watch his movies turn into brainwashed zombies. And to totally complicate matters, Crystal thinks he’s kind of a hunk, and she’s afraid her boyfriend Pettigrew only loves her because of Momma’s magic spells.

Now it’s Halloween, the night when the portal to the afterlife is widest, and somebody’s been messing with Momma’s potions. The fate of the world is in Crystal’s hands, but she hasn’t been paying attention to her lessons. And a mysterious figure in the afterlife is urging Bone to stay loyal to her own kind instead of to Crystal.

The movie is rolling, the creatures are stirring, and the brainwashed teenagers are ready to welcome a new star from the other side of the grave.

Crystal and Bone must overcome drama queens, coffin cuties, and mangled magic if they want to remain best friends forever—but at this rate, forever may not last much longer.
 
 
By: Scott Nicholson
Genre: Fantasy
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Over 150 years ago, a man was killed with a silver bullet in a rural, Pennsylvanian town. A man who just might be a vampire.

The Vampire Club, a group of misfits who meet regularly in the basement of Western Virginia University’s library, think that they might have found their first documented case of a real vampire. Better yet, the Club thinks that the vampire might still be alive to this day, lying comatose in a hidden grave. And this is good news indeed for a group of vampire lovers.

The hunt begins, and as they close in on their immortal prize, they soon realize that they aren't the only ones interested in the vampire; indeed, a powerful group of killers will use whatever means possible to keep the vampire permanently in its grave.

The first in a series that features The Vampire Club, a group of lovable, laughable, larcenous college students turned vampire hunters.
 
By: Morgan Karpiel (Romancing Europe Publishing)
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Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance
Mood: Lighthearted
Intimacy Rating: Adult Erotic
Wordcount: 20,000

For the Countess of Caithmore, a life of wealth has led to misery. Abandoned by her husband and widely accused of being nothing more than a porcelain doll without passion or intelligence, she has ventured into dangerous territory and commissioned the help of the most famous inventor in New Europa for a scandalous project.

In the depths of his laboratory, she will submit herself to a custom-built machine that will determine the extent of her coldness once and for all. The answer she craves carries a hidden risk, however, and the man whose invention has proven her ability to feel passion may not accept the role of lover-by-proxy for long.

The first in the Fantasies of New Europa series, The Inventor, debuts a collection of novellas set at the beginning of a lush and adventurous era in a world limited only by imagination. Amid the golden hue of gaslights and the clatter of horse-drawn coaches, the series follows a generation of dreamers and explorers that will find each other through separate twists of fate. They will brave impossible odds, solve the exotic mysteries of their time and navigate the sensual desires of the human heart. Novellas in this series vary in mood and sexual content rating, depending on the characters and the adventure at hand. Please check the condensed description at the top of the Product Description to ensure the novella you are interested in matches your taste. While there is a subtle series plot arc, these are stand-alone stories and may be read as such.
 
 
 

 
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CLEARING THE SHELF GIVE-A-WAY

SEPTEMBER CLEARING THE SHELF GIVE-A-WAY






 Book Hollow is hosting a great give-a-way for the month of September. I am giving away 1 copy of Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy, directly from my personal shelf. The book is a paperback and in good condition. Please use a valid e-mail address! Contest is open for United States residents only.  Winner will be announced by October 1st.


St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

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