Robin’s Review of Hanging Corpses

Hanging Corpses by Jay Bower Hanging Corpses by Jay Bower From demons to cannibals… Fifteen horrific tales explore vast landscapes of terror whether it’s the woods at the end of the street or the icy reaches of space. Nothing is off limits. Fear creeps through the tales and threatens to make the nightmares a reality. … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of Hanging Corpses”

Hanging Corpses

by Jay Bower

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Hanging Corpses
by Jay Bower

From demons to cannibals…
Fifteen horrific tales explore vast landscapes of terror whether it’s the woods at the end of the street or the icy reaches of space. Nothing is off limits.
Fear creeps through the tales and threatens to make the nightmares a reality.
Delve into Hanging Corpses and prepare to commune with the dead. They await your company.

Hanging Corpses
Tiny Piece of Soul
Remnants of the War
Flesh Hook
Damian
The Awful Gift
New World Hunger
From the Depths, Risen
Unstoppable Heart
Colony of the Damned
Roosevelt is for Lovers
Duardo (Roosevelt is for Lovers, Part 2)
Autumnal Thrill
Accepting
The Voice of America
Robin's Review: All of these stories are freaking amazing in a horrific kind of way. My favorite, of course, must be New World Hunger because, ah, zombies! These short stories are well written and easy to read if you don’t mind some gore.  They are written so creatively that you feel part of the story. I don’t know if that is a good thing or bad.  Just kidding. It’s good.  Well Done, Jay Bower.  I am a fan for life.

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Robin’s Review of The Prophet Paradox

The Prophet Paradox by Danny Tuttle The Prophet Paradox By Danny Tuttle Biblical scholar Anne Hart is lost. Again. In a rural Egyptian village, she tries to save a woman from a public lashing ordered by a local sharia tribunal of elders. The police chief orders Anne to be abandoned in the Qattara Depression, the … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of The Prophet Paradox”

The Prophet Paradox

by Danny Tuttle

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Prophet Paradox
By Danny Tuttle

Biblical scholar Anne Hart is lost. Again. In a rural Egyptian village, she tries to save a woman from a public lashing ordered by a local sharia tribunal of elders. 
The police chief orders Anne to be abandoned in the Qattara Depression, the worst hell hole in the Sahara Desert. With no food or water and weeks of desert in every direction, Anne makes a discovery that can change the world. But will she survive?
Physicist Max Moore detects a burst of elementary particles and makes a startling prediction. Now he can't escape his fate.
Is anyone free? Or do we see only what we want to see? And than how can love be stronger than destiny?
Robin's Review: The plot is interesting and complex. The characters are well written, fully imagined, and relatable. The author does a fantastic job of exploring the world through their eyes.
Anne Hart was banished to the Middle Eastern desert by the police. Just when she is about to give up 2 strangers save her.  Soon after, Anne realizes that she looks just like the woman on the Sobekneferu’s mural which turns out to be the daughter of Isis. The trouble then begins for Anne, who makes a world-changing discovery. Now people are after her and want to silence her. We go on a fast paced and mysterious adventure to far off places and through texts that touch on topics like a missing poem, old churches, a pilgrimage-gone-wrong, Bible verses, dreams, and a supernova.
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 FRANKENSTEIN MEETS MOBY DICK: OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS MEETS THE WHALE 

FRANKENSTEIN MEETS MOBY DICK: OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS MEETS THE WHALE  by David Myriad (Author), Mary Shelly (Author), Herman Melville (Author), Mark Twain (Author)  FRANKENSTEIN MEETS MOBY DICK: OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS MEETS THE WHALE  “Call me Frankenstein.” 1 mad scientist. 2 nemeses. 3 manly intimate friendships. Forbidden secrets of life, death, and reanimation. Hiding under the alias Ishmael, young Ernest secretly is … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of FRANKENSTEIN MEETS MOBY DICK: OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS MEETS THE WHALE “

FRANKENSTEIN MEETS MOBY DICK: OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS MEETS THE WHALE 

by David Myriad (Author), Mary Shelly (Author), Herman Melville (Author), Mark Twain (Author) 

Rating: 5 out of 5.
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS MOBY DICK: OR, THE MODERN PROMETHEUS MEETS THE WHALE 

“Call me Frankenstein.”

1 mad scientist.
2 nemeses.
3 manly intimate friendships.
Forbidden secrets of life, death, and reanimation.
Hiding under the alias Ishmael, young Ernest secretly is the lost forgotten brother of the infamous Doctor Victor Frankenstein. He flees to the sea to escape the nemesis his sibling created from the graveyards of men. Yet unbeknownst to him, his closest sailing companion is the very creature assembled and abandoned, posing as the pagan cannibal harpooner Queequeg. 
Robin's Review: This was such a fun read! It's a blend of two great novels that kept me entertained the whole way through. Even though it took a while to get through, it was worth it. I had such a wonderful time reading this. The project is beautifully crafted to combine the dark and tortured lives of Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster with those of Ishmael and Captain Ahab. It's creative, complex, and entertaining—well worth the time.

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.
#horror, #suspense, #thriller

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Robin’s Review of The Exorcist’s House

The Exorcist’s House by Nick Roberts The Exorcist’s House by Nick Roberts Crystal Lake Publishing This psychological thriller follows a family to their Appalachian farmhouse, where they encounter an unimaginable horror. In the summer of 1994, psychologist Daniel Hill buys a rustic farmhouse nestled in the rolling hills of West Virginia. Along with his wife … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of The Exorcist’s House”

The Exorcist’s House

by Nick Roberts

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Exorcist's House 
by Nick Roberts
Crystal Lake Publishing

This psychological thriller follows a family to their Appalachian farmhouse, where they encounter an unimaginable horror.

In the summer of 1994, psychologist Daniel Hill buys a rustic farmhouse nestled in the rolling hills of West Virginia. Along with his wife and teenage daughter, the family uproots their lives in Ohio and moves south. They are initially seduced by the natural beauty of the country setting. That soon changes when they discover a hidden room in the basement with a well, boarded shut and adorned with crucifixes.
Robin's Review: This is my first time reading a book by Nick Roberts, and I was not disappointed. This demon possession story is well written, with great storytelling that kept me turning page after page. 
I was drawn in from the beginning, and then after every chapter, I found myself thinking, "Just one more chapter, haha." I ended up reading the whole book in one sitting, late into the night, with the lights on, of course. It's so freaking good—it's very easy to become enveloped in the story. It's so descriptive and suspenseful that it's easy to visualize every detail and every scene in your mind. I love the definition of pandemonium in the front of the book. I wandered why he choose that word.  I see now why.

So, my question is this: if you have a basement door that is nailed shut and crap is happening all around you and you find old journals and VHS tapes all the time, why are you even still living in that house? The freaky horror twisty ending was a great touch.

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Robin’s Review of Goddess of Everything

Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III  Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III A blood-curdling tale of a Mother’s affection for her son, and her son’s struggle for truth, freedom, and love. In the mystic land of Aztlan del Norte, a realm of supernatural happenings and … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of Goddess of Everything”

Goddess of Everything

by Paul DeBlassie III 

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of Truth, Freedom, and Love
by Paul DeBlassie III  

A blood-curdling tale of a Mother's affection for her son, and her son's struggle for truth, freedom, and love.
In the mystic land of Aztlan del Norte, a realm of supernatural happenings and unexpected turns of fate, psychiatric healer Gabriél de LaTierra encounters evil within the Orphanage of the Holy Innocents. Children disappear for reasons kept secret by Mother Juana de la Cruz, Superior of the Nunnery and the Orphanage.
Robin's Review: This book is full of twisty turns that kept me guessing the whole way through. It's got a little bit of everything, including suspense, thriller, mystery, supernatural, horror, and maybe even folklore. The characters are well-written and stirred up a lot of emotion in me. I was rooting for some and swearing at others. The main character, Gabriele, sees many horrific acts at the Orphanage of Holy Saints, where children go missing. His mother happens to be Mother Superior and a zealot. So are the other nuns. This story is about good versus evil, with a theme that seems crazy but also plausible. I will let you decide.

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Robin’s Review of Northern Quartet

Northern Quartet by John Keillor Northern Quartet Book 4 of 4: The Shattered North by John Keillor Northern Quartet is set in 2030, after the world’s been a post-apocalyptic mess for eleven years. After The Fall This collection of short stories updates readers on the development of Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal, with many recurring … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of Northern Quartet”

Northern Quartet

by John Keillor

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Northern Quartet
Book 4 of 4: The Shattered North
by John Keillor

Northern Quartet is set in 2030, after the world's been a post-apocalyptic mess for eleven years.
After The Fall

This collection of short stories updates readers on the development of Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal, with many recurring characters from the Shattered North series.
This is five years after Four Cities.
In Vancouver, Henry returns to seek the mystery girl.
In Calgary, Abe flies out to confront American marauders.
In Toronto, Martin helps the Chevy Brothers deal with giant rodents.
In Montreal, Matilda arrives in a stolen plane to warn Alexi.
Robin's Review: This is a really great way to wrap up The Shattered North series. You get a satisfying conclusion to The Four Cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. And then this book sets up the author's next book series, The McKinley Chronicles, which has already been released. This series is so full of action and suspense that I'm going to have to read it again to see what I might have missed the first time. I would definitely recommend both of these book series by this author.

Reading Order for Book Series:

Assassin’s Secret
Book 1 of 4: The Shattered North

Stalin Gorilla
Book 2 of 4: The Shattered North

Four Cities
Book 3 of 4: The Shattered North

Northern Quartet
Book 4 of 4:  The Shattered North

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Robin’s Review of The Undertaker’s Daughter

The Undertaker’s Daughter by John James Minster The Undertaker’s Daughter: A Novel of Supernatural Horror by John James Minster Don’t play with dead things. Anna Dingel is an introverted, socially inept 18-year-old raised in the family funeral home. And for some reason, her classmate Timmy—the one in the band—likes her too. After a makeover from … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of The Undertaker’s Daughter”

The Undertaker’s Daughter

by John James Minster

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Undertaker's Daughter: A Novel of Supernatural Horror 
by John James Minster

Don’t play with dead things.
Anna Dingel is an introverted, socially inept 18-year-old raised in the family funeral home. 
And for some reason, her classmate Timmy—the one in the band—likes her too.
After a makeover from her best friend Naomi, Anna breaks away to see him perform live, but the leader of a bad school clique attempts to assault Anna in the parking lot. Once the leader is released from jail, so begins an ever-widening maelstrom of cruel retribution, turning Anna and Timmy’s summer of love into a nightmare.
Robin's Review: This is a creepy tale about Anna who is a young adult leading a sheltered life as the Undertaker’s Daughter. It could be called a coming-of-age story but for the dark themes. 

I enjoyed this story in part because it is set in my home state, Pennsylvania, but also because it is well-written, enjoyable, and fresh. The plot is well thought out, and full of twisty turns with so much clever detail, or should I say research that I could not put it down.  It follows the main character, Anna and her friends Naomi, and Timmy. They go through some nasty times with some vengeful bullies out for some pay back. Things get dark when an evil force is awakened, and lots of people end up dead. It has a complete and satisfying end to the story.  Well done John James Minster, I really loved this book and highly recommend it to lovers of all genres.

My favorite line is used more than once: “That’s a TP, not MP.  Their problem, not mine.”
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Robin’s Review of Difficult Relationships In The Workplace and Deal With Toxic Family Members

Deal With Toxic Family Members Difficult Relationships In The Workplace by Lucca Zeni Deal With Toxic Family Members: 7 Survival Secrets For Adult People To Set Positive Boundaries In Relationships With Parents, Siblings, And Relatives Within Five Weeks Without Cutting Ties by Lucca Zeni Have you ever wondered why you feel exhausted and frustrated when … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of Difficult Relationships In The Workplace and Deal With Toxic Family Members”

Deal With Toxic Family Members

Difficult Relationships In The Workplace

by Lucca Zeni

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Deal With Toxic Family Members: 7 Survival Secrets For Adult People To Set Positive Boundaries In Relationships With Parents, Siblings, And Relatives Within Five Weeks Without Cutting Ties 
by Lucca Zeni  
Have you ever wondered why you feel exhausted and frustrated when gathering with certain family members?

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Robin's Review: This book provides useful information about toxic family members and the behaviors or patterns you might see in yourself or your family members. It shows you how to acknowledge your possible triggers and emotions and how to deal with them. It also covers whether you should sever ties with the toxic person or family member and, if you can’t, what you can do to minimize their effect on you.
I found this book both interesting and helpful and highly recommend it.
Here are some thought provoking lines:
“Just like me, have you ever felt like you are the family’s “different one”? Do you have the impression that you’re not anything like other family members? It’s most likely because you are different from them, and there’s nothing wrong with it. However, when dealing with toxic people, it’s crucial to remember that you can’t change them; thus, it’s best not to push them too much. Instead, save your energy for something less stressful.”
“Nobody Can Drive You Crazy If You Don’t Give The Keys”
“Love them from a distance. Pray for them, wish them well, but don’t allow them to abuse you.” ~ Kimber Waul
Difficult Relationships In The Workplace: Manage Diversity And Politics, Improve Your Resilience And Strength Effectively, Gain Emotional Intelligence, And Prevent Burnout 
by Lucca Zeni

Workplace toxicity is more than having a bad day at work or not getting along with your colleagues. Harmful behaviors get in the way of your performance. Some relationships can make you feel psychologically distressed, physically exhausted, or mentally depleted.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Robin's Review:I wish I had this book years ago.  This book goes over what is toxicity in the workplace, but it doesn’t stop there and leave you hanging.  Instead, it gives you solid information into the some of the reasons a person might be toxic and how not to get drawn into their negative behaviors.  It defines the seven personality types that you might come across in your job and how to work with them. It then dives into people’s perception of you and how you might go about changing it or not even trying.  It talks about boundaries and how to set them.  This is not a book of pointing fingers but teaches us we are all human with flaws and needs.  I found this book both interesting and informative, and I'll definitely read his other book on toxic family members.

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Robin’s Review of Revelations: The Ancient Ones Trilogy

The Ancient Ones Trilogy by Cassandra L. Thompson Revelations: The Ancient Ones Trilogy Book 3 of 3: The Ancient Ones Trilogy by Cassandra L. Thompson Back for the final installment, a freshly revived David and the rest of the immortal vampyres return to the place it all began: Africa. As they continue to fend off … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of Revelations: The Ancient Ones Trilogy”

The Ancient Ones Trilogy

by Cassandra L. Thompson

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Revelations: The Ancient Ones Trilogy
Book 3 of 3: The Ancient Ones Trilogy
by Cassandra L. Thompson
Back for the final installment, a freshly revived David and the rest of the immortal vampyres return to the place it all began: Africa. 
As they continue to fend off Discordia’s attacks, the close proximity of the reincarnated gods forces them to discover more about their shared pasts than ever before.
Joined by new gods, and some long forgotten, the Ancient Ones must find a way to heal old wounds and reconcile their pasts, or risk the ruin of all. Another volume of adventure, tragedy, and love, the third book in The Ancient Ones Trilogy brings to a close the tale as old as time itself, with one final bite.
Robin's Review: The Ancient Ones Trilogy ends with a huge sigh from me with this being the last book in this series. I fell in love with this series from the start and have loved each book waiting with impatience for the next one to be released.  And each time I was not disappointed, sleepy with a book hangover but so not disappointed.
I was super excited to see what happens next with some of my favorite characters and of course stayed up all night just to find out.  This series has a plot like no other book I've read before. It's so engrossing and imaginative.  The world building felt so real that I wanted to live in their world if you know what I mean.  The characters are so well-written that you can’t help becoming invested in them.
This is a fascinating story that blends folklore and mythology perfectly. It could definitely be considered a classic. If you're looking for a beautifully written story to keep you up at night, this is a must-read.

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Robin’s Review of Four Cities

Four Cities by John Keillor Four Cities Book 3 of 4: The Shattered North by John Keillor Four Cities features Lucy in a new, post-apocalyptic reality after the flash resets the planet. Nations are gone as city states rise. Their mayors can be wild. Mad idealists plot to overthrow them as wisest human negotiates with … Continue reading “Robin’s Review of Four Cities”

Four Cities

by John Keillor

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Four Cities 
Book 3 of 4: The Shattered North
by John Keillor

Four Cities features Lucy in a new, post-apocalyptic reality after the flash resets the planet. Nations are gone as city states rise. Their mayors can be wild.
Mad idealists plot to overthrow them as wisest human negotiates with the extraterrestrials who caused this catastrophe for the survival of our species.

This is the third book in The Shattered North series with one more before this series closes out. 
Robin's Review: A dystopian action and adventure story with complex, likable characters (well, some of them are). This story is based on four cities and their government after an apocalyptic event called the flash. Add action and adventure, bad politics, and our favorite character, Lucy, and you've got a story worth reading. 

Reading Order for Book Series:

Assassin’s Secret
Book 1 of 4: The Shattered North

Stalin Gorilla
Book 2 of 4: The Shattered North

Four Cities
Book 3 of 4: The Shattered North

Coming next month
Northern Quartet
Book 4 of 4:  The Shattered North

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.

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