Month: March 2018

Soul Thief By: Jeff Chapman

Soul Thief By: Jeff Chapman I would hazard a guess that the majority of people like to have some “alone time.”  Being alone gives us the chance to relax and rejuvenate without having to worry about the expectations of others.  However, what happens when you go overboard with this precious time, and covet it so much that you overtly abandon your friends and family?  In Soul Thief, author Jeff Chapman attempts to provide an answer to just such a problem. In this very brief novelette, the main character, James, is invited out by his family but once again chooses...

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Call Drops By: John F. Leonard

Call Drops By: John F. Leonard What actually makes a great horror story?  This seems like such a simple question, but in reality it is quite complex.  Great horror writing does much more than simply scare or terrify the reader.  Indeed, it will include elements such as mystery, suspense, fear, foreshadowing and a plot which will really make the reader think!  To add to all of these, the story has to have strong, yet tragic characters, as well as a perfectly outlined setting which will set the mood for the tale.  Otherwise, all you are really left with is...

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Six Men By: David Mckee

Six Men By David Mckee   You cannot possibly consider the evolution of human civilization without discussing warfare and conflict.  It has absolutely been an implicit part of the human experience.  Unfortunately, warfare, and all the pain, terror and heartbreak which it brings, has been a common theme in the history of human civilization.  It is also a very difficult and complex topic.  That being said, can a 36 page picture book clearly bring into focus the true tragedy and various complexities of human conflict and warfare?  Is that really possible?  In his book, Six Men, this is exactly...

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Akea - The Power of Destiny
it was amazing
Have you ever considered what it actually means to be "different"?  To step outside the norms of society and truly be yourself, despite the sideways glances, outright disapproval and criticism which may inevitably follow.  To be true to …
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5-star-reviews

Wham!
it was amazing
"First they came for the communists,

And I did not speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,

And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,

And I did not…

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5-star-reviews

Doctor Hydenberg
really liked it
To come to the end of one’s life and be full of regret is a terrible thing for anyone to experience.  The whole idea of living with no excuses and loving with zero regrets, right out the window.  A life full of missed opportunities and w…
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4-star-reviews

The Haunting of Hope House
it was ok
Have you ever faced something in your personal life which was so overwhelming that you just needed to escape?  Running as far away from such troubles as possible in hopes of ultimately finding greener pastures in life.  Unfortunately, pe…

A Fine Death
it was amazing
Have you ever felt as if your entire life was spinning out of control?  Where absolutely nothing was going right and everything you touched turned to stone?  A gloomy cloud overhead which virtually follows your every move.  All of your r…
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5-star-reviews

Scouse Gothic: The Pool of Life... and Death
it was amazing
What do you get when you mix vampires, a hitman, a grief stricken mother recently released from a mental institution who is bent on revenge- and a plump little angel with the appearance of a pigeon?  You get one fantastic story…that’s …
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5-star-reviews

Lullaby of the Dead: Every Ghost Has a Story
it was amazing

If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived?  Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself?  What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …

Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend
really liked it
There can be little doubt that childhood is an exciting and wonderful time.  It is filled with a variety of fresh and new experiences which are approached with a childlike innocence.  Be that as it may, such youthful exuberance can be qu…
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4-star-reviews

Virus
really liked it
Have you ever considered what could possibly be strong enough to destroy human civilization as we know it?  Perhaps nuclear war?  Famine? Disease and pestilence?  The possibilities are many, and not very pleasant to ponder.  When thinkin…
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4-star-reviews

The Zoo: An Allegorical Adventure
liked it
What would it take to bring a vibrant and bustling Metropolis to its very knees?  The simple answer to this question is…not very much!  Any type of civilization takes a great deal of time and industry to create, but precious little effor…
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3-star-reviews




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