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Monthly Archives: October 2018

10 Questions with Jason Meuschke

What made you decide to start The Sample Chapter Podcast?   JM: First off I want to thank you, Carl, for asking me to come on and do this! It is such a privilege and great fun to do this! Ok now for your questions: To be totally honest at first it was a platform Read More…

Nine-Mile Bridge by Jason A. Meuschke

Nine-Mile Bridge is the debut novel of author Jason Meuschke.  I would classify it as a supernatural thriller based on an urban legend of a bridge in the middle of nowhere Missouri where if you dangle your feet over the bridge, the souls of children killed by being thrown over the bridge will reach for Read More…

Movie Review: Venom

Venom takes place outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so if you were anticipating members of The Avengers in this movie, then you will be disappointed.  The movie itself was hardly a disappointment.  The last time Venom was on the big screen, he was butting heads with Spidey in Spiderman 3.  That incarnation of Venom Read More…

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

The Way of Kings is an epic and some times long-winded novel that follows three viewpoint characters in a world that is at war.  There’s a little Game of Thrones to this novel where there is political maneuvering, mixed in with a larger, existential, non-human threat.  The people are at war with a race of Read More…

Descendant by Graham Masterton

Descendant is a decidedly old school type of vampire novel.  Whereas these days, the type of vampire that dominates fiction is either the sparkly type or the dashing bad boy type, the strigoi in this novel are clearly more of the monster variety.  The concept of this novel is really neat.  The nazis in World Read More…