Robin’s Review of Camp Slasher Lake: Volume One

Camp Slasher Lake: Volume One by D.W. Hitz Camp Slasher Lake: Volume One Book 1 of 2: Camp Slasher Lake by D.W. Hitz A tribute to the glorious slasher movies of the 1980s Volume 1 Featuring: The Backwoods Decapitator by John Adam Gosham Tall, Dark and Rancid by Gerri R. Gray Camp Hell and the … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of Camp Slasher Lake: Volume One”

Camp Slasher Lake: Volume One

by D.W. Hitz

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Camp Slasher Lake: Volume One
Book 1 of 2: Camp Slasher Lake
by D.W. Hitz

A tribute to the glorious slasher movies of the 1980s

Volume 1 Featuring:

The Backwoods Decapitator by John Adam Gosham
Tall, Dark and Rancid by Gerri R. Gray
Camp Hell and the Hot Tub Hotties by Patrick C. Harrison III
The Children of Dagon by Carlton Herzog
Work Retreat by D.W. Hitz
The Faith by Derek Austin Johnson
A Love to Die For by J.D. Kellner
Bad Party by Brian McNatt
The Handyman by Nicholas Stella
The Deathless by Vincent Wolfram
Robin's Review: Wow, what a great and exciting collection of authors! As the blurb says, it's a tribute to 1980s slasher movies. I mean, who doesn't love the 80s and slasher films? They've got blood, death, gore, and stupid people. Typical 80s stuff. The authors added their own take to this slasher anthology, and it shows in their creepy tales. Each story was vividly told and so much fun to read. They all delivered a great story, and because of that, I can’t pick a favorite. The little Easter Eggs of the different bands had me feeling so nostalgic.

I'm looking forward to volume 2 in October.
#horror

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Robin’s Review of Assassin’s Secret

Assassin’s Secret: The Shattered North by John Keillor Assassin’s Secret The Shattered North by John Keillor When a terrorist has something to hide, nothing else matters. The innocent and the sinful are equally in danger. Even the worst men on the planet cannot guess his secret.This is the prelude to a series featuring gunfights and … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of Assassin’s Secret”

Assassin’s Secret: The Shattered North

by John Keillor

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Assassin's Secret
The Shattered North
by John Keillor


When a terrorist has something to hide, nothing else matters. 
The innocent and the sinful are equally in danger. Even the worst men on the planet cannot guess his secret.This is the prelude to a series featuring gunfights and international intrigue and romance spanning continents and generations.
Robin's Review: Assassin's Secret is a short story or possibly a novella. Since it is so short, I will not go into the details. However, it was a quick and easy read with action and adventure. The characters are well-written and exciting. The plot was entertaining and different from John Keillor's previous books. I see this becoming a long series with many books, and I look forward to it.

It was my pleasure to receive a free copy of this book, but that does not affect my opinions in this review of this entertaining story.

 #thriller,  #horror, #sciencefiction, #dystopian, 

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Robin’s Review of Motel at the End of the World.

The Coffee Killer: A Cozy Apocalypse Novel by A.R. Shaw The Coffee Killer: A Cozy Apocalypse Novel Motel at the End of the World by A.R. Shaw Welcome to the Crescent Motel, a waypoint in a post-apocalyptic no man’s land. At the helm are Darrell, the middle-aged mustachioed manager, and his danger-sniffing dog Bruno. When … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of Motel at the End of the World.”

The Coffee Killer: A Cozy Apocalypse Novel

by A.R. Shaw

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Coffee Killer: A Cozy Apocalypse Novel  
Motel at the End of the World
by A.R. Shaw

Welcome to the Crescent Motel, a waypoint in a post-apocalyptic no man's land. 
At the helm are Darrell, the middle-aged mustachioed manager, and his danger-sniffing dog Bruno. When he and the motel's housekeeper, Nance, discover one of the guests dead, they decide to keep the body under wraps until they root out the killer. But before they have a chance, two mysterious men appear, looking for answers. When the first body disappears and is replaced by another, Darrell and Nance realize they're in over their heads.
Robin's Review: This is the first book in this series and I can’t wait for next one. It is a freaky and fun read centered around a hotel and it’s guests in a post-apocalyptic world. A well written and easy to read short story with a mystery to solve. It was quite entertaining and a different type of genre for A.R. Shaw but definitely worth the read. I highly recommend.
 #thriller,  #horror, #sciencefiction, #dystopian, #postapocalyptic

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Robin’s Review of Misfit’s Magic: The Last Halloween

Misfit’s Magic: The Last Halloween by Fred Gracely Misfit’s Magic: The Last Halloween by Fred Gracely When the world’s balance of magical power takes a sudden nasty turn, a lonely 13-year-old orphan boy who knows nothing about magic is called upon to save the town he’s been desperately trying to escape. Thirteen generations ago, Goff’s … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of Misfit’s Magic: The Last Halloween”

Misfit’s Magic: The Last Halloween

by Fred Gracely

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Misfit's Magic: The Last Halloween
by Fred Gracely

When the world’s balance of magical power takes a sudden nasty turn, a lonely 13-year-old orphan boy who knows nothing about magic is called upon to save the town he’s been desperately trying to escape.

Thirteen generations ago, Goff’s ancestor stopped a dark wizard from performing an ancient ritual to become invincible. Now, due to magical laws, Goff is the only one who can stop the present-day counterpart from performing the same ritual in Spraksville on Halloween night.
Robin's Review: Misfit's Magic: The Last Halloween is a coming-of-age young adult book that is an excellent read for all ages. It is a well-written story with fantastic world-building, extraordinary characters, and underlying life lessons. The story is easy to follow and very entertaining.

I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whether you're looking for an exciting story, some great life lessons, or just want to escape into a fantastical world, Misfit's Magic: The Last Halloween is the perfect choice for you.

#youngadult, #magic, #fantasy, #thriller, #occult, #supernatural, #horror, #sciencefiction,

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Robin’s Review of A Whisper In The Dark

A Whisper In The Dark by Guy Quintero A Whisper In The dark by Guy Quintero The Agency is recruiting brave souls to solve the murder of Sara Duncan. This mission has a high probability of vector contact. Survival is not guaranteed, and neither is your sanity. Welcome to the depths of shadow and madness. … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of A Whisper In The Dark”

A Whisper In The Dark

by Guy Quintero

Rating: 5 out of 5.
A Whisper In The dark
by Guy Quintero

The Agency is recruiting brave souls to solve the murder of Sara Duncan. This mission has a high probability of vector contact. Survival is not guaranteed, and neither is your sanity. Welcome to the depths of shadow and madness.
Ghost Team spearheads the operation, led by Emmerich Steiner. What was meant to be an investigation leads them into a web of terror run by demonically possessed individuals and their willing servants. Em, along with his brothers Badrick and Fredrick, his fiancée and second in command, Callisto, and the rookies Calvin and Evan, battle the forces of darkness in a brutal life or death struggle.
Robin's Review: Guy Quintero has done a great job integrating a ton of creatures into this story without making it feel overdone. Nothing is off-limits in this debut novel. The world-building is rich and descriptive, without any unnecessary words. There are a lot of acronyms, but they're easily explained through the rookie's eyes.

The plot focuses on Ghost Team, a badass team of soldiers who work for the USA - Unholy Slaying Agency. It's their job to eliminate supernatural monsters that plague the world. There are Lycanthropes, Ghouls, Zombies, and more – Oh My!

It crosses many genres and has everything you could want in a book. I loved the little Easter eggs he writes into the story, like, Roanoke.

The next in the series is Book Two: The Cannibal Peaks. This title will be released on October 18, 2022.

#youngadult, #military, #fantasy, #thriller, #suspense, #occult, #supernatural, #dystopian, #horror, #sciencefiction, #creature

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Robin’s Review of Where The Devil Waits

Where The Devil Waits

by Wesley Southard and Mark Steensland

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Where The Devil Waits
by Wesley Southard and 
Mark Steensland

What would you do for all the money in the world? Or to get with the girl of your dreams? 
What if you could make other people do anything you told them? What if all this and more could be yours just for winning a race…against the devil? A long-abandoned church on top of a mountain in the Pennsylvania backwoods is where the devil waits for anyone brave enough to challenge him. The course runs from the gate, through the cemetery, to the church doors. If you win, the prize is yours. 
Robin's Review:
Where The Devil Waits is a short story and a quick read. It was exciting and suspenseful, so much so that it made me keep turning the pages to see how it ended. A deliciously creepy tale that entertained me immensely. Recommend.

#occult  #horror #suspense #thriller

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Robin’s Review of The Ever-Descending Staircase

The Ever-Descending Staircase

by James G. Carlson

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Ever-Descending Staircase
by James G. Carlson

In an old warehouse in Pennsylvania, a dark and terrible secret is shown to a researcher of spiritual phenomena. 
Monsters roam the wilds of America, all spawned by a strange being whose cycle of breeding, feasting, and nesting is interrupted by a small-town police officer, a cyber investigator, and a revenge-seeking father. A teenage boy without family or a home encounters tragedy and horror in the snowy woods, where the threshold between human reality and the impossible is guarded by an unlikely creature. At a seedy dive bar, while teetering on the edge of sanity, an afflicted alcoholic meets a stranger who changes his life forever. A pregnant veterinarian at a Wyoming zoo has an unexpected meeting with an infernal presence. A man trapped in a bizarre and lonely afterlife regrets his suicide. A grieving widower learns that even a selfless wish from the heart can end in a horrible fate when asked of cosmic entities beyond human reason and understanding.
Robin's Review: The Ever-Descending Staircase is a creepy collection of short stories that will keep you up at night…just thinking. These are well-written and easy to read. They are pretty imaginative and enjoyable. I won’t give anything away, but I, too, live in Pennsylvania. Definitely recommend this book.
#occult #horror #fantasy

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Robin’s Review of Bakers Dozen

Bakers Dozen

by Candace Nola

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Bakers Dozen
by Candace Nola

Uncomfortably Dark Presents...The Baker’s Dozen!Delicious Dark Delights for your horror consumption!
Come indulge in the dark and disturbing with 13 tantalizing tales of terror written by an incredible lineup of independent horror authors. With stories ranging from delightful to disturbing, you are sure to find something to please your sweet spot.Authors include Jeff Strand, Christine Morgan, Ruthann Jagge, Patrick C. Harrison, III, Aron Beauregard, Lee Franklin, Chris Miller, Carver Pike, Kenzie Jennings, Daniel Volpe, Rowland Bercy, Jr., Candace Nola and M. Ennenbach. Includes a special foreword by Jeff Strand.Bon Appétit!
Robin's Review: What an exciting blend of short stories written by several different authors. This anthology has a little bit of everything and everyone. Baker's Dozen would be a great Halloween gift for the horror lover. Well written and easy to read, but hard to put down. I highly recommend this book and the stories in it. I will look up all these authors' other works to see what else is out there.

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Robin’s Review of Bishop

Bishop

by Candace Nola

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Bishop
by Candace Nola

"Caught between an ancient evil and a man with nothing to lose, a young girl's fate hangs in the balance."
Erin Rogers and her daughter Casey have been missing in the Alaskan wilderness for five days. Troy Spencer is determined to find his sister and niece at any cost. Once there, a local tells Troy about a loner, Bishop, a man shrouded in secrets, who may be his only hope.As Troy sets out to find the mysterious Bishop, Casey is lost in the woods, alone and frightened, seeking help for her gravely injured mother. 
Robin's Review: Wow, just Wow.
I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish this book. It was deliciously creepy and full of suspense that had me turning page after page.
I highly recommend this book and this author with her descriptive and suspenseful writing style.

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Robin’s Review of Aleric Monster Hunter

Aleric Monster Hunter

 by Fred Wiehe

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Aleric: Monster Hunter
by Fred Wiehe

Aleric Toma Bimbai is a two-hundred-year-old Rom, Gypsy, and a legend among his people.
He hunts monsters for bounty, a gun for hire, with secrets as dark as midnight in a graveyard. He is a hero and rogue rolled into one, with preternatural powers of his own, only slightly better than the supernatural creatures he hunts. His exploits border on the mythical and the legendary. His is a land where good versus evil in a never-ending battle for supremacy, and in his world a very thin line separates the two. He walks that line every night.
Robin's Review: Aleric is an action-packed urban fantasy story with the main character being a complex and interesting Gypsy named Aleric who hunts monsters. Exciting and entertaining. What can I say? You had me at zombies. I enjoyed reading this story. I always look forward to reading Mr. Wiehe's books.

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