Inside Moves by Walter Danley

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Inside Moves is the tremendous follow up to The Tipping Point, what I really like about this is that you don’t actually have to have read the first book in order to enjoy this one, but if you have read both then you get some nice back story and you’ll notice a few things that others might not because some of the characters have already been introduced to you.

The book more or less sets out where the first one finished, cutting out a bit that we don’t need to sit through but not missing anything we need for the story. Our main characters are reintroduced briefly before throwing us into a fast paced, morbidly entertaining roller coaster. Whilst the first book had it’s gritty moments, this book is bloody. The nice thing is that for those of us who get a thrill from action, there is plenty, but for those who are more sensitive to gore it’s not too bad. Yes it sets your imagination plucking up those nasty images, but it won’t upset the more sensitive readers because the author doesn’t dwell on it or insist on describing every part of it.

Some of the subject matter is a bit heavy for the more sensitive reader and we shouldn’t downplay the fact that some of the things mentioned in this book are horrible and may upset some people. One of the characters (I won’t mention who because for me it adds to the story to find that out for yourself) has had a hell of a past and it is downright nasty, but it’s been laid out with a purpose and it isn’t there to offend. It really does add to the story, although some may find it uncomfortable.

Long story short, this is another fantastic read from Walter Danley and I am hoping that he continues to turn out books in the Wainright series. These really are stories which you can lose yourself in and I would recommend checking them out. As I said before, you don’t have to have read the first book but to get the full experience I would recommend starting from the beginning. If you’re unsure, just read my review of the first book before you start.

Grab it here!

Also from Walter Danley;

Tipping Point

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Cover Reveal – Made to Fit by Andrew Lennon & Michael Bray

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Ok, so the cover looks great, but what’s it about? Well there’s the little snag, I don’t know yet. BUT – I can tell you what inspired these guys to write it which might give us a little insight into what we’re in for, here’s my chat with Mr Lennon;

It’s still very much a work in progress. The original idea was given to me by my Dad. He was telling me about a Greek myth. A guy named Procrustes. He used to tie people to a bed.

If they were too tall then he would cut them to size, too short then he would stretch them. So the story is basically inspired by that.

I’ve always loved Bray’s work and really wanted to work with him so I approached him with the idea and he said yes. Basically it just went from there

I don’t know about you but I’m really looking forward to checking out this book and it will be appearing here once I have so I can give you my thoughts!

Stay tuned!

Andrew Lennon – Author Page

Michael Bray – Author Page

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Birmingham Horror Con – In a Nutshell

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So we recently travelled to Birmingham for the HorrorCon down there and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We weren’t quite as interested in the guests at this one as we had been for the Sheffield ones which have featured the likes of Fenella Fielding, Ian McCulloch, Kane Hodder & Doug Bradley, so we focused on the shopping instead.

First up we paid a visit to the book stalls, I knew for a fact that certain authors I’d reviewed before would be there so we did the rounds to see who was about. We managed to find Andrew Lennon and his talented young co-writer Georgia & we also met Rich Hawkins for the first time too. We even managed to find Lex H Jones wandering between the stalls!

There were many amazing merchandise stalls to look at but in particular we bought items from the Custom Cupcake Company and From the Shadows, as well as grabbing books from the authors I’ve mentioned above.

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The cakes we bought were to die for! I can definitely recommend the Peanut Butter Brownie which is just heavenly. This stall will even baby sit your cakes whilst you enjoy the con!

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This is our little worm friend along with the books and purse I purchased at the event! I almost bought a Graboid too but I was low on funds by then.

We had a fantastic day, made even better by getting to chat to Tony Moran in the queue first thing in the morning. We also caught up with the lovely Mr Markzilla who was in attendance selling his fantastic sketches.

Unfortunately we don’t have a never ending source of money so we had to be sensible but there were many, many other brilliant stands I’d have loved to buy from and I can’t wait to attend the next Horror Con which is in Sheffield this May.

Sadly we won’t be attending the October con in Birmingham as we will be otherwise disposed but it’s going to be fabulous featuring guests, so if this has wet your taste buds don’t miss it!

Links below to Swansea, Birmingham and Sheffield Horror Cons;

Sheffield

Swansea

Birmingham

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28 Seconds Later by Duncan P Bradshaw

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28 Seconds Later is a fun little jaunt from Duncan Bradshaw, an author I became familiar with after reading his book “Celebrity Culture” and I later got to meet him in person at HorrorCon UK.

I enjoyed this book, however it’s difficult to say much because it’s a short story and I don’t want to be giving too much away!

This is a taster for the Zombie Collection CHUMP, and if that collection continues in the same vein as this book went I think I could quite enjoy reviewing it! It’s a witty little number set in a Preparation Facility in Russia until one day.. things take a turn.

That’s all I’m prepared to give away to you so go ahead and grab it from Amazon. I enjoyed that Mr Bradshaw used the level of description in this book that gave me something to work with but also let me use my imagination so that I could relax with my cup of tea and just enjoy his words.

So grab this, and then consider Chump and I’ll see if I can beat you to it with a review of the collection whilst you’re wetting your taste buds.

Grab It!

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Final Edition of Rarity From the Hollow Released!

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You may remember this book from my review when it was first released, if not, please take a look at it here; https://rebbiereviews.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/rarity-from-the-hollow-robert-eggleton/

Well now the final edition has been released and the cover has been updated!

The book can be purchased here;

Book Depository

Amazon

Dog Horn Publishing

Weightless Books

See what it’s all about;

Lacy Dawn’s father relives the Gulf War, her mother’s teeth are rotting out, and her best friend is murdered by the meanest daddy on Earth. Life in the hollow is hard. She has one advantage — an android was inserted into her life and is working with her to cure her parents. But, he wants something in exchange. It’s up to her to save the Universe. Lacy Dawn doesn’t mind saving the universe, but her family and friends come first.

 

Rarity from the Hollow is adult literary science fiction filled with tragedy, comedy and satire. A Children’s Story. For Adults.

 

“The most enjoyable science fiction novel I have read in years.”

—Temple Emmet Williams, Author, former editor for Reader’s Digest

 

 

“Quirky, profane, disturbing… In the space between a few lines we go from hardscrabble realism to pure sci-fi/fantasy. It’s quite a trip.”

* Evelyn Somers, The Missouri Review

 

. “…a hillbilly version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy…what I would have thought impossible; taken serious subjects like poverty, ignorance, abuse…tongue-in-cheek humor without trivializing them…profound…a funny book that most sci-fi fans will thoroughly enjoy.” — Awesome Indies (Gold Medal)

 

“…sneaks up you and, before you know it, you are either laughing like crazy or crying in despair, but the one thing you won’t be is unmoved…a brilliant writer.” –Readers’ Favorite (Gold Medal)

 

“Rarity from the Hollow is an original and interesting story of a backwoods girl who saves the Universe in her fashion. Not for the prudish.” —Piers Anthony, New York Times bestselling author

 

“…Good satire is hard to find and science fiction satire is even harder to find.” — The Baryon Review

Public Author Contacts:

Lacy Dawn Adventures

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Sick Bastards by Matt Shaw

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I wasn’t particularly desperate to read this book if I’m honest. Matt Shaw books don’t really appeal to me as I prefer a more challenging read usually, and I find the cover art bland and boring. Whilst I don’t tend to judge books by their covers, I think a bit of effort does go somewhere towards the marketing aspect. However, I’ve been asked if I’d review it a few times now (by my readers) so I gave in and tried to start the book with an open mind.

The story is ok at best. It’s supposed to be extreme but it just doesn’t have the shock factor it was bigged up to have. Alright, it has incest in it, but in my opinion the author shot his load on the first page and struggled to put the rest on paper. After introducing all of the “shocking” details within seconds of starting the story, nothing else is particularly shocking and the twists are more like a slight curve in the road.

Fair enough, the original concept of the book came from a joke with a Facebook friend, but the rest of it didn’t have to be. This book is screaming for an edit.

Littered with errors and poor writing, I spent more time re-reading parts of this book than I did concentrating on the story. Sometimes literally, because part of the book is actually repeated throughout as a reminder of what already happened. When I say repeated, I mean word for word.

If you’re only talking about two people, you can say “Father was first through the door” but there’s no need to say “and I was second” – I’d be very surprised if you were third! Also incorrect use of the words to and too really irritates me as a reader. It doesn’t take much to read your work before charging people for it, or even if you don’t want to read it, let someone else proof it for you!

I wouldn’t have such an issue with this book if it didn’t have the issues it does, I’d just put it down to me disliking the book. I’ve pretty much faced the fact that everybody is way too scared to write something truly sick, but at least have pride in what you’ve created. It’s not the story that puts me off reading the material, it’s the quality.

I can’t recommend this book, it’s each to their own if anybody does genuinely like it and the errors don’t bother them but I wouldn’t suggest it for the reasons I’ve mentioned above.

Find the Book Here

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Nick and Abe by Lex H Jones

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Nick and Abe is by far the best thing I’ve read this year. I absolutely loved it, within the first chapter I was enthralled. I didn’t want to put the book down and as I devoured each page I made the excuse of “Just to the end of this paragraph, this page…this chapter”.

Our main characters Nick and Abe are playing a game, live like “them”, feel like “them”, who can learn the most?

“Them” is us, the little people, mankind and they are something else, something bigger.

I was bereaved when I came to the end of this book, I had been consumed by their adventure, picturing the characters which had formed in my head, feeling their emotions and turmoil….and then.. they were gone. The story had ended and I just didn’t know how to feel.

The writing in this book is fantastic, the depth of the characters, especially Nick shows just how much thought went into this book. The references to a particularly well known story, a tale older than time – if you will, are fantastic and whilst you can see where the author is going it doesn’t spoil the adventure. This book is not so much about surprise or shock value as it is the detail built in to everything. You know the twist very early in fact, I’m just being dumb on purpose so that you have to read it for yourself.

I would definitely recommend this book, it has a nice little tie in to Christmas so you can get it now and read it over the holiday period.

Grab it here!

Also whilst you’re here I’d like to mention that Mr Jones is also in a Christmas Horror Anthology which is for Charity. I haven’t read this yet so I can’t tell you anything about it but if you’d like to check it out it’s here

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