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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Robin’s Review of Wishes are Horses

Wishes are Horses

 by Tim Eagle

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Wishes are Horses
by Tim Eagle

Truxton's Tree Farm offers more than wishes, horses, and is host to many dysfunctional members of society. In this tale of terror, one must be careful how they live, and most importantly what they wish for...
Robin's Review: This was a short and creepy read that had me up all thinking about it. It is well written, entertaining and scary. It was crazy good. 

I highly recommend this book and this author.

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

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Robin’s Review of Lost Minds, Wandering Souls

Robin’s Review of Lost Minds, Wandering Souls, I highly recommend this book and series.

Lost Minds, Wandering Souls

Book 1 of 3: Lost Minds, Wandering Souls

by George Adamczyk

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Lost Minds, Wandering Souls
Book 1 of 3: Lost Minds, Wandering Souls
By George Adamczyk

Have you ever felt like you were teetering on the very brink of insanity? Have you ever had a dream that felt so intense that you thought it was actually real? Here are four short stories that take you to the fringes of reality! A man battles a demon for control of his mind. A writer awakens in another dimension. A bullet sends a teen into an astral plane. A very strange boy has his first Halloween. Enter the warped world of "Lost Minds, Wandering Souls"!
Robin's Review: These were short stories that were a quick and easy read that left me a little frightened. It had some creepy and creative tales. I highly recommend this book and series.

It was my pleasure to receive a free copy of this book but that does not in any way affect my opinions in this review of this entertaining story.
Titles Included
Nap Demon
The Halloween Closet
You'd Be Dangerous
Shakespeare In Limbo


Next books in the series:
Lost Minds, Wandering Souls: Volume 2

Lost Minds, Wandering Souls: Volume 3

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Robin’s Review of Impound

Impound

 by Gary Lee Vincent

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Impound
by Gary Lee Vincent

Shirley Wade had it all: a loving fiancé and a bright career as a paralegal at the prestigious Pittsburgh law firm of McNeil, Jamison, and Young.
When an energy company needed some title work done for a project they were doing in West Virginia, Shirley is sent to the backwoods county courthouse there to research the title.

While there, her car gets impounded, and little does she know that the people behind it operate a chop shop and target out-of-towners. Unknowingly, Shirley attempts to get her car back and what ensues next is an utter terror.

With danger lurking at every turn, no one can be trusted, and something far more sinister than an illegal chop shop lurks in the shadows of the impound yard and the evil intentions of the clan that runs it.

Burning Bulb Publishing
Robin's Review: This was a quick and easy read that totally creeped me out. I am forever going to remember this book every time I travel to West Virginia. It is horror at its best.
I purchased this book at The Living Dead Weekend in Monroeville this year.

#horror #suspense #thriller

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Robin’s Review of Life After: The Line of Duty

In a scientific and spiritual sense, humanity has its world ordered

Life After: The Line of Duty

The Sixth Book in The Arising Series

 by Bryan Way

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Robin's Review of
Life After: The Line of Duty
by Bryan Way

In times of crisis, few bear a burden more demanding than local law enforcement, but even as a zombie apocalypse wreaks untold havoc, the undead are the least of their troubles.
Spread thin in the wake of a calamity, the remaining officers at the Broomall Police Department are faced with dwindling resources and manpower in a losing effort to contain the scourge. As state and government agencies fight to enforce a quarantine boundary prior to an impending evacuation, the station is mistakenly identified as a rescue center, forcing Lt. Arthur Gilchrist and a handful of cops to determine whether their new arrivals are trying to escape the mayhem or take advantage of it.Set during the events of Life After: The Arising, Life After: The Line of Duty examines the fortitude required to protect and serve the public in an unthinkable circumstance as well as what it means to maintain order when chaos becomes the status quo.
Robin's Review: I really liked this story. Bryan Way has come a long way no pun intended since I reviewed his first book in this series. His writing is tighter and more descriptive with deeper characters. He really nailed it with this one. Overall, this is a quick and satisfying read.

More is coming from this creative author with maybe another short story and a third novel sometime in the future. I can’t wait.

Books in this series:
Life After: The Arising (Book 1).
Life After: The Cemetery Plot (Short 1)
Life After: The Basement (Short 2).
Life After: The Phoenix (Short 3)
Life After: The Void (Book 2).
Life After: The Maze (Short 4)
Life After: Zugzwang (Short 5)
Life After: The Line of Duty (Short 6)

It was my pleasure to receive an advance free copy of this book but that does not in any way affect my opinions in this review of this entertaining story.

#horror #shortstory #postapocalyptic #thriller #action #adventure #zombie

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