When you need a story that takes you through romance and complication, and an ending you know won't leave you hanging... for long, you grab a book like The Path Keeper, written by N. J. Simmonds. I found this book captivating, romantic in an unromantic sorta way and filled with enough love to actually become a part of the fandom possee!
Whenever I find horror books on monsters, I'm always game. There's something about monsters that takes me away. I like getaways, don't you? An escape from the norm, hustle & bustle and politics. Well, that's exactly what the characters of this story were looking for. Terror From the Deep, by Alex Laybourne, is about a cage fighter named Troy and a divorced woman with her daughter. They were looking for some fun in the sun on a brand new resort, to escape life's trivialities. Instead, they received... Dun Dun DUNNNN~ Terror, from the deep! (You like that?)
An ancient evil has resurfaced, literally. This story is entertaining because it was so fantastic! The creatures that rose from access created by underwater earthquakes that are so hungry, they fly from the ocean and attach to a victim, digging into a person's body in seconds. What's not phantasmagoric about that? Also, the creatures, who's teeth were so thin, long and sharp that formed a sort of shield, were strong good enough to batter a military destroy and breach the hulls! They flew through the air and could unhinge their jaws enough to bite into someone's belly, decapitate and so much more! It was a laugh and a half!
The action was described well and I loved every minute of it. What I did not enjoy were the constant errors. Even Troy's name was misspelled a time or two. The editing of this book was an atrocity, but I managed to finish the story and had a good laugh at the end, I'm off to the next read!
*Heartless is next.
Terror From The Deep
Independent Author, Amazon Digital Services
October 20, 2016
*WARNING: This book is NOT for everyone!
As my warning states, this book is not for everyone. It's of the horror genre, but I wouldn't quite call it horror. The Eighth Day, by M. M. Dos Santos is a book like no other. The story is really three in one, I guess. It focuses on a girl and her family's strict Jehovah's Witness practices. Lili's hearing voices and seeing things that no teenager should see, but she's not the only one. Other people about the area and things hear them too. They all play a particular part in the message that's being sent and all of it is vulgar, violent and disgusting. For example, one of the characters, Arnold is being lead by voices to play with his victims. But his idea of playing is torturing and brutally raping girls and women, then mutilating them.
All of this is supposedly taking place because Armageddon has come and gone with no appearance from God. Each occurrence is part of a plan taking root, by the demons who reside on earth.
This book, to me, could have been magnificent. The premise wasn't lost on me, but the way it was carried out and the things that took place, were monstrous! None of it made me squirm or fidget, it was purely disgusting. I won't say what he did, but when you think on all the cruelty in the world, then read what this guy does- it was too much for me. That's not scary. That's sickening. Very, very sickening.
When brothers Gordon and John can not find their father for seven months, they unexpectedly seek him out, beyond the nether-regions. Through a VHS boardgame, they go on a journey, Beyond the Gates.
Written and directed by Jackson Stewart, this cheesy, movie, retrofitted for today's horror lover. From the jingly, Wes Craven music to a VHS rental store, I was drawn into what was "My Day". I found myself looking for a few titles I grew up with. Sadly, there were none on the shelves I recognized.
The movie is about a pair of brothers who discover their father's trapped in a demonic game. The only way to get him back is to complete the game. From the freaky game narrator, to the awesome death of a douche friend, I stopped the movie to get my husband to watch with me. I thought it was totally cool!
Though it took a while to really get going, and the ending was a bit on the hoaky side, it came together perfectly. Honestly, I couldn't find a thing I didn't enjoy- as long as I looked at it from an 80's perspective. By placing myself back into the mindset of the moves I'd watched back in the day, I couldn't be anything but entertained! If you Beyond the Gates, you'll see what I mean. It's a fun movie.
Beyond the Gates
Written & Directed by Jackson Stewart
Produced by Jackson Stewart, Barbara Crampton, Jon Kondelick, Ian Keiser and Amanda Mortimer
*An eBook Review
This is a very quick read. Mark Mulle is the creator of the Minecraft game guides has a series of books to match. The stories are geared towards youth and young adult, maybe even adult lovers of the game. This is book one of a book series, and there are many to the Over and Under Worlds! This review is on City of the End, book 1 of The World Above.
The Story is about a girl who's been sent through a portal, to the Over World, in search of help for her people who are under attack. If you've played the game, you may know these creatures, called Creepers. But what she doesn't know is, there's some sort of conspiracy, because she's #1 deposited in the wrong location after stepping from the portal and #2 is wanted by the king's men as a criminal! Two strangers, children themselves offer to help her but there's more to these two than meets the eye.
The story is short and sweet. It's very simple so kids can easily get through it in about 30-40 minutes. It's a fun story, but it will only get the reader into the tale. It's about 45 pages and ends with a huge cliffhanger. The problem is, I'm couldn't get in to the story. I didn't find myself caring because when it's all described, it's not blocky and dorky as it is in the game and book covers. It felt as though it was missing something. I guess what I'm saying is, it's good for the kids, but maybe not adults.
If your kids like the games, get this book and the series. I'm off to the next read!
*The Eighth Day is next.
City of the End, Book 1
Independent Author, Amazon Digital Services
July 13, 2016
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