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 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 Run From the Dead Book 3

Run From the Dead 3 A Zombie Apocalypse Series

 by Joanne Nundy

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Run from the Dead: Book 3 
A Zombie Apocalypse
by Joanne Nundy 

Are there worse things to run from than the dead? Amy knows all too well about the evil that lurks behind closed doors and not just the flesh-eating kind. 
Kidnapped and traumatised by her ordeal, she is picked up by a group of survivors when she escapes. Estranged couple, Steve, and Anna are no longer fighting amongst themselves but have a common enemy fighting the dead. In this crumbled civilisation, they are accustomed to helping those in need, but helping strangers isn’t always the safest option. They are all realising there are worse monsters out there. Steve can fight the dead. But when the living becomes more of a problem, he must learn to overcome past traumas to protect his ever-growing family. How much do good people need to battle just to stay alive?
My Review: Wow! This was the third installment about a zombie apocalypse, but the real monsters were the people. It was darker than her previous books but maybe that had to do with the “monsters”.
Fast paced and a quick read made this continuation of this series a perfect book. Love love love this author.


Next in this series:

Run from the Dead: Book 4: A Zombie Apocalypse
This title will be released on Jun 30, 2022.

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.


#dystopian #sciencefiction #postapocalyptic #horror #fantasy #zombies

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Run From the Dead Novella

Run from the Dead: Novella Book 0.5
The Beginning: A Zombie Apocalypse
by Joanne Nundy

A Zombie Apocalypse Series (Book 0.5)

 by Joanne Nundy

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Run from the Dead: Novella Book 0.5
The Beginning: A Zombie Apocalypse
by Joanne Nundy


Dr Karl Becker ran for his life. The life he thought he still had. Injected with a virus after confronting the head of his company about immorality and insane experimentation, Karl escaped.

Left with only one option; RUN!

To solve the riddle of humanity’s worst enemy to date; a virus to create zombies and end the world as we know it, Karl turned to an old friend, Dr Maxim Ivanov; one of the world’s most brilliant minds. Teamed with an old flame, Dr Stephanie Simpson of Oxford’s Infectious Diseases Department, they got to work on the puzzle Karl had set before them.

As horrific changes begin, Karl unwittingly passes on the virus to other humans; the virus that transforms people into rage filled, flesh-eating monsters.

Can he save himself or simply hope to save the world instead?

Join Karl and Maxim in the race to stop the world’s demise.
My Review:
This is a fascinating zombie story. I enjoyed how It is told from the perspective of a human that becomes infected with a virus. I felt everything that the character felt because it was described so thoroughly. Highly entertaining and quite addictive. I am definitely going to continue to read this series.

Run from the Dead: Book 1: A Zombie Apocalypse

Run from the Dead: Book 2: A Zombie Apocalypse
This title will be released on Nov 30, 2021

Run from the Dead: Book 3: A Zombie Apocalypse
This title will be released on March 31, 2022

Apocalyptic
Horror
Zombie
Science Fiction
Fantasy

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The Forest Hides Many Secrets…

The Hidden Graveyard

 by Marc Layton

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Forest Hides Many Secrets and Someone Wants to Keep Them Hidden…

The Hidden Graveyard by Marc Layton

What a spooky ghost story. I really enjoyed how it was written and how it played out. A wonderful and creepy quick read with likable characters. It is a short story with many more possibilities. It makes you beg for more. I hope there will be more. Please let there be more. Recommend reading.

 




One soul-searing kiss will…

Houston in September: A Year in Romance Novel

 by S.E. Saunders

Rating: 5 out of 5.
One soul-searing kiss will…It'll throw a monkey wrench in everything, that's what!

Houston in September - A Year in Romance Novel, By S.E. Saunders
 
One soul-searing kiss throws a monkey wrench in the works and starts them down a path to romance mixed with business.

Widower and successful entrepreneur, Emilia Patric flies to Houston to launch a nonprofit foundation in memory of her late husband when a series of unlucky incidences brings Emilia into engaged local family business owner, Vincent Eton’s life.

Neither is prepared for what happens next.

Omg this story is so witty and funny. Not my favorite genre but definitely one of my favorite authors. I feel in love with reading romance novels all over again. Fun, fresh, crazy! An intelligent and interesting read. I really loved the story and characters. I found myself cheering them on. They were funny and sassy. This was an enjoyable and fun summer beach read! I am going to buy this book for my mom, that’s how great it is.


Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Inspirational Romance
Clean and Wholesome





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Jasper in January Coming October 14, 2021, A Year in Romance Novel by S.E. Saunders

A Year in Romance Novels are a not a series in any specific order.

What if Fairytales are true…

ANIELA: Prelude To The Apprentice’s Notebook Series

 by William Presley

What if Fairytales are true…

ANIELA: Prelude To The Apprentice's Notebook Series by William Presley

Slavic folklore/fairytale horror story in present day Ann Arbor Michigan.
 
Sam Valente, creative writing major is interested in the unknown. But something is missing. Somehow empty inside he is always looking for something to complete him. Initially lured in by the promise of inspiration on the afterlife. Who better to ask than the dead born again?

Aniela blurs the lines between real and imaginary like you’re living in an inescapable dark fairy tale. One that she gets to write. I hold the pen! You do what I tell you, you kill who I tell you, she says.

Aniela forces Sam to enact her fantasies of murder and mutilation. If he does not do what she wants, someone he cares about will meet with a horrible death. So, Sam’s only choice is to selectively choose someone to die until he can save himself.

This leads him to seek a priest for confession who in turns refers him to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Emery Loudon. Dr. Loudon specializes in the supernatural.

Together, they must stop her before more people die, but will they?

Delightfully sinister take on Polish folk lore. The book wouldn’t be any more fun, unless it were real. It’s everything your grandma warned you about if you misbehaved, dark, creepy, and thrilling. Aniela is easy to read, fast paced and short, maybe too short. Couldn’t put it down. I didn’t want it to end.  I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I highly recommend reading, even buying to keep on your shelf for late night reading.
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#Horror
#Folktales
#Thriller
#Mythology

 
5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



Why I Sleep With the Closet Door Open

Horror vs. Thriller

Salem’s Lot is the Reason, now the post…

My explanation of Horror and Thriller genres as I understand it.

Horror

Involves fiction in which the plot and characters are tools used to elicit a feeling of dread and terror, as well as events that often evoke fear in both the characters and the reader, but also the feelings they inspire in the reader. Your pulse quickens, and your skin prickles as you turn the page with bated breath. A horror story can also be called a thriller, if it employs psychological fear to build suspense but usually are themes of death, demons, evil spirits, and the afterlife.

Such as:

  1. Body (Frankenstein)

2. Ghost stories or ghost lore

3. Gothic fiction (mixing horror, romance, & death)

4. Monster

5. Psychological

6. Apocalyptic

Thriller

Involves the protagonist, usually acting to save their own life, rather than to solve the crime. Thrillers typically include cliffhangers, deception, high emotional stakes, and plenty of action — keeping the reader on the edge of their seat until the book’s climax.

Such as:

  1. Conspiracy

2. Legal

3. Financial

4. Political

5. Psychological

6. Romantic suspense

7. Techno-thriller

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