Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Screaming by Jack Kilborn

The Screaming by Jack Kilborn

5 stars

Year Published: 2011

44 pages

Genre: Horror (Vampires)

I got this book for free from Amazon for my Kindle on December 28, 2011

Jack Kilborn is one of my favorite horror writers. I've read a few books by him and he has not disappointed me yet. They are all amazing!

This was a short story that I wished was a full novel because the story line was great.

Colin and Butt and two addicts in Liverpool in the 1960's. Short on cash and looking for a fast fix.
So Butts mentions an old abandoned house a couple of hours away that he thinks would be a quick and easy job to rob.
They go to the house and hear SCREAMING!! Butts gets scared but Colin encourages him and they go inside to see who is making those shrill screams.
What they find is a shock to them, they find something old and shriveled but dangerous. When Butts goes to find a way to eliminate this creature he doesn't come back.

What happens to Butts and Colin afterwards is something I can't say so I won't spoil the surprise.

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted by Andrew E. Kaufman

The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted by Andrew E. Kaufman

5 Stars

Year Published: 2011

293 pages

Series: Patrick Bannister Book 1

I got this book for free for my Kindle from Amazon on January 29, 2012.

Sometimes when a book is free I'm kind of skeptical to read it.. I used to read a lot of free books, but lately I've become a bit picky in what I read.
So, I was a bit hesitant to start this book.
The blurb was interesting and I thought I would give it a try.. AND..
I wish I read it sooner!! It's amazing!!
It's my first time by this author and I'm glad I did it! I'll be looking for other books by him.

Here is my review..
Patrick is a reporter whose abusive mother just passed away. He came to the funeral and met his Uncle Warren who has been a better part time parent for him that his mother.
Before leaving to go back home he passed by his mom's house to say goodbye one last time for good! While looking around the house he found a box with some of his old books so he took it with him, while leaving the house he had some heated words with his uncle and they parted in a not so great way.
While back home he checked the contents of the box and found some interesting items.. a note and a gold necklace/pendant.. what was interesting was who wrote the note and to whom it was addressed.
That got him curious and he started digging.

Nathan was a three year old boy living with his parents. One afternoon while his mother stepped out to get the mail he was abducted from his own room, never to be seen again. A local sex offender was convicted and tried for the crime. Open and shut case! But was he really the perpetrator?

When Patrick starts investigating, he gets some serious threats, but from who? Who wants this case not to be opened again and what are they hiding?

This was a roller coaster thriller that I had trouble putting down. So, if you are into great thrillers that will keep you at the edge of your seat check this out. The twists just keep on coming!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Vampire Awakes by Alexis Raye

The Vampire Awakes by Alexis Raye

Series: Paranormal Erotica Book 1

2 stars

Year Published: 2014


A very short story I got for free from Amazon.

Vlad is a vampire cursed to sleep by a witch and has been resting in his coffin for centuries.
Now he has been awakened by some strange music and finds himself in a bachelorette party mistaken as a male stripper.
Since he does not know what is going on, the girls undress him and their fun starts.
He goes on ravaging the bride to be and a few of her friends in an erotic orgy.
He then leaves the party and finds the witch that cursed him. More erotica in the graveyard!!
Would he seek revenge or ask to be put out of his misery?!
What misery?? He has been screwing since he woke up.. don't really know what's bothering him. Just being a grumpy old vampire.

Did not enjoy the book. I felt it was just some erotica with a kind of a story around it. Thank God it was free!!

Cure by Belinda Frisch

Cure (Strandville Zombie Series #1) by Belinda Frisch
Year Published: 2012

208 pages

This is the first book in the Strandville Zombies series.

I got this book for free from Amazon.

Miranda and Scott are finalizing their divorce, nothing has been the same since they lost their baby girl Rosalie. Although they both love each other, life is just not working out.
So Miranda decides to take a job in another town to try to start fresh and forget Scott.
When she reaches the Nixon center things don't seem right, she is asked to have tests and read manuals that no other employee had to do.
Zach is a new security guard just employed in the center, his wife Allison is a cancer patient and Dr. Nixon is trying to find a cure for her. So Zach worked there to be close to her.
There are a number of girls in the center that have been kept against their will and tests have been done on them, they are basically used as an incubation tool for Dr. Nixon's experiment to cure cancer.
If I go into more detail I might spoil the story so I'll stop here.

When I started the book it was like a roller coaster that you can't put down.. I was sure it was a 5 star book!
I liked the story and the writing it was fast paced with a lot of excitement.
Then it started to spiral down. Some conversations and reactions were a bit off, too many characters that I really lost count and lost interest in. that lost the first star.
Maybe if it was a movie it would have been OK.
Billy's infection was illogical. It took him ages to transform even without the shots, although the others transformed in a faster time frame. They got infected and almost immediately started to try biting someone.
Some editing is needed for the book to get rid of some of the errors.
The ending was abrupt and left it hanging which shows there is a need for a sequel. I didn't like that, for me that lost the second star.
I might consider the second book but not anytime soon. I kinda lost interest to see what happens to the heroins.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rear Guard by Landon Dixon

Rear Guard by Landon Dixon

Year Published: 2011

My Rating:

Review coming soon!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Heart of Stone by Jill Marie Landis

Heart of Stone: A Novel by Jill Marie Landis
(Irish Angel #1)

Year Published: 2010
319 pages
My Rating: 4 stars

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