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    Mountain Home by Bracken MacLeod review

    Mountain Home by Bracken MacLeod review TS Alan Dark Horizons

    Being a male writer, it is not often easy to write female characters that are truly genuine, and writing one that is strong, proactive and speaks her heart and her mind can certainly be a challenge. But Bracken MacLeod seems to fully comprehend how to give his two lead females unique and genuine voices in his debut novel, Mountain Home.

    Lynnea Lowry works as a waitress at an isolated roadside restaurant called Your Mountain Home Kitchen. When retired combat veteran Joanie Myer, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, stages an assault on the diner, Lyn’s world is turned upside down...

    Discoredia by J.C. Michaels review

    Discoredia by J.C. Michaels review TS Alan Dark Horizons

    Author Joe Hill stated, “Horror was rooted in sympathy… in understanding what it would be like to suffer the worst,” and J.C. Michael knows the intricacies of how to make characters suffer.

    As the year draws to a close a mysterious stranger makes a proposition to club owner, Warren Charlton. It’s a deal involving a brand new drug called Pandemonium.

    The good news: the drug is free. The bad news: it comes at a heavy price, promising much but delivering far more.

    J.C. Michael has written a well-crafted narrative of vivid imagery that will make you cringe. Discoredia by J.C...

    Running Home by Julie Hutchings review

    "Running HomeJulie Hutchings TS Alan dark Horizons

    When I was asked to read this book, I reluctantly agreed. Frankly, the whole vampire genre has been oversaturated and killed with too many novels geared towards the young adult market, like Vampire University, The Vampire Diaries, Twilight. The genre needs a stake driven through it’s lifeless heart and resurrected – and that is what Julie Hutchings has done with her novel Running Home.

    This is not a book about brooding, misunderstood vampires with perfectly sculpted bodies and the woman that fall in love with them...

    The Bell Witch by John F.D. Taff review

    The Bell Witch by John F.D. Taff review TS Alan Dark Horizons

    The story of the Bell Witch poltergeist has been around for nearly two hundred years, and there have been a handful of books written on the haunting, even one based on a manuscript written by Richard Powell, an eyewitness of the Bell Witch haunting. For those of you unfamiliar with the legend, it is the basis of the films An American Haunting (2006) and The Bell Witch Haunting (2004).

    According to the legend, the first manifestation of “Old Kate” occurred in 1817, shortly after John Bell moved his family from North Carolina to the Red River community in Robertson County, Tennessee, when Bell e...

    Review: Badass Zombie Road Trip

    Review: Badass Zombie Road Trip TS Alan

    Originally written and published on zombietraining.com on October 4, 2013.

    I will admit that I am tired of the whole zombie thing. Did a guy who writes mostly in that genre just say that? Yeah, I did. As an author of zombie stories and a film critic for both zombietraining.com and my own blog, it is a necessity that I read and watch all things zombie...