Beyond the Shadow

Beyond the Shadow is a terrifying journey into a world where reality and what lay beyond is blurred.

Carl Alves

Carl is the author of five published novels which span the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres in no particular order.

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A novel for fans (adult and teen) of Stranger Things on TV, Carl Alves’ The Invocation offers a terrifying view of what might happen when a Ouija board is used by a group of fourth grade students.

– amazon review of the invocation



I found this very entertaining and a new look at this type of story. It was refreshing to actually touch on this subject with both humor and humility as well as the typical soul battle of good vs evil.

– amazon review of battle of the soul


I think the description given by this author hits the nail right on the head and fits the book perfectly: “True Blood meets The Sopranos”.


  – amazon review of blood street:a vampire thriller


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In The Only Good Indians, four Blackfeet in their youth kill a pregnant female elk.  Years later, the elk comes back for revenge in a quest to destroy each of their lives.  There were some things I liked about this novel, and other things I didn’t like so much. ...

Movie Review: Wonder Woman 84

Wonder Woman 84 wasn’t a terrible movie, but it certainly wasn’t a good movie.  To me the question I can’t figure out is who greenlit this movie.  After coming off a tremendously successful movie and one of the best in the DC franchise, they settled on a plot of a guy...

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