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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Heart of Evil by Heather Graham

Set in modern times, Heart of Evil is a paranormal murder mystery that stretches back to the Civil War.  Set at Donegal Plantation, Ashley Donegal is trying to make ends meet and keep the plantation alive by converting it to a bed and breakfast and having an annual Civil War reenactment.  During the reenactment, the Read More…

A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin

Book 5 in A Song of Fire and Ice is a bit of a mixed bag.  I was largely disappointed with the previous novel because of how overwritten, long-winded, and lacking of true shocking moments that makes this series.  Although A Dance with Dragons suffers from some of these issues as well, it’s not quite Read More…

Blind Panic by Graham Masterton

Blind Panic starts with a killer premise.  All at once, people around the United States, including the president, are mysteriously struck blind.  Chaos ensues as planes across the country begin falling from the sky and massive car crashes result from blind drivers and pilots.  This is all the result of Misquamacus, an ancient Alogonquin medicine Read More…

My Kingdom – The Story Behind the Story

I originally wrote a story called Razzed, which appeared in Tabloid Purposes IV anthology.  The story is about a ruthless entrepreneur, who is having PR problems with his clothing company.  After continually getting flack for his use of sweat-shop labor in third world countries to make his apparel, he needs to find a solution to Read More…

Mercy House by Adam Cesare

The old folks are on the loose at Mercy House and they’re angry, menacing, and have transformed physically in a way where they are no longer frail and weak.  It’s never quite explained in the novel, which is something that is missing for my satisfaction, but the geezers at an old age home all at Read More…

Movie Review: The Conjuring 2

Ed and Lorraine Wilson are back in action.  Just like in the first movie, this is based on a true story of an actual case that they worked on.  This one occurred soon after the events from the Amityville Horror, this time in England in 1977.  After I watched the movie, I went back to Read More…