Review: One Hundred Days


OneHundredDays

2 stars

Read from January 10th – 17th, 2017

Synopsis: In 1917, the mud of Flanders soaked up the blood of a quarter of a million men. If the war continued like that, the Allies would lose. One battle turned that around and was the beginning of a hundred days of advances to victory. This is a story about how that was done.

Two Australian soldiers experience the last two years of the Great War. Martin Ward is a lieutenant working alongside Major-General John Monash, and he sees the transition from slaughter at Passchendaele to breaching the Hindenburg Line. Alec Morey is a gunner severely injured in Flanders, and he returns to Australia to watch on in amazement as the Australian Imperial Force plays the major role in victory.

This is a fictional account of a story not well known; using real events, fictional characters and real-life characters to tell the tale of how the Great War was won. Continue reading

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Review: Rape Van by Tim Miller


rapevan

ReviewStars-4

Read on November 20, 2016

Synopsis: Andy and Bridget like to travel. Their windowless van is their home. Speeding across the Texas countryside they pick up hitchhikers and weary travelers who see the pair as a nice couple showing southern hospitality. However, Andy and Bridget are not what they seem. In their plain looking van, there is no telling which town they will pass through or who will they pick up next.

Bookish Things: 200 pages. The cover is simplistic but very apt. This story is most certainly not for the faint hearted folk.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $2.89 or paperback for $9.99  Continue reading

Review: Fat Off Sex and Violence


fatoffsexandviolence

3 stars

Read on November 13, 2016

Synopsis: Improve your life through nonstop sex and violence!

Gary is a fucking loser. He spends his days jerking off to hentai and fantasizing about his ideal life. ne day while sitting in his hidden spot in the woods, he encounters the perfect girl. She is his ultimate fantasy. The only problem – she isn’t human. She’s an otherworldly creature who feeds on acts of sex and violence. Lots and lots of violence…and she is a complete glutton for it.

Fat Off Sex and Violence is the most extreme work yet by one of the most exciting new voices in horror. Don’t try to resist, give in to your worst instincts. Welcome to Shane McKenzie’s world.

Bookish Things: 130 pages. The cover is delightfully sinful and fits nicely with the WTF feel of the whole story.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $3.06 or paperback for $10.95.

My Review: 

My first Shane McKenzie book and while not as disturbing as I was expecting, still enough gore and violence to keep me reading.

I didn’t love nor hate this, but I can’t really fault it either because it is what it is. Graphic horrific content. I felt a little removed from the action in this, almost as if I were a spectator behind glass. It might have been the character and my inability to relate to him, more than any writing style or technique.

Certainly not for those with weak stomachs or sympathetic vomiters, Fat off sex and violence should intrigue as much as it disturbs with its graphic content and explosive conclusion.

I’m keen to see what else Shane has on offer, this will not be the last of his I read.

Review: Cupid In Bondage


CupidInBondage

ReviewStars-4

Read in November, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: “Without apologies, White tears through your emotions, from sympathy to hate, humor to shock…” -Horror Web Wrath James White, the celebrated master of extreme sex and violence, offers up a collection of perverse stories that explore the powerful relationship between pleasure and pain. From extreme BDSM to self-mutilation and death, “Cupid in Bondage” is his most unflinching view into the darkest corners of the human heart. In these twenty-three stories and poems of extreme erotic horror, White shows just how far some people will go to satisfy their lust.

Bookish Things: 132 pages. The cover is intriguing.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $4.24 or paperback for $8.95

My Review: 

Looking for a night time tale to put you off to sleep? Well don’t pick this one up
You’ll be in for nightmares.

Full of short stories and poetry of the darkest nature I’ve read in a long time, Cupid in Bondage will not fail to deliver if you want gore and erotica in the same breath.

My favourite (if you could call it that), was by far Larger than God, despite the gruesome occurrences, the writing was divine (pun totally intended). Some of the poetry also was a glorious look at the macabre. Sickening was my favourite poem. Sexxxy was an interesting idea, despite the rather lurid descriptions.

I was extremely pleased to see a raft of different types of characters, including age, body type, sex, race, and kinks. And the varying POV from top to bottom, male and female was a delightful mix.

The further into the book you go, the further down the rabbit hole you go, the more grotesque and extreme the stories. It got to the point where I wasn’t enjoying the reading, merely observing it as I read. The actions of the characters so far outside of the realm of my reality it placed it into the realm of complete fantasy.

Definitely not for those who are squeamish or value keeping their lunch down. Cupid in Bondage should only be read by adults who want to experience erotic gore and horror at fever pitch.

Review: Jagannath by Kerry Alan Denney


Jagannath

3 stars

Read from May 09 to 16, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: The monster from your nightmares is here. It’s destroying civilization. Soon the human race will be extinct.

The year is 2037, and Corporal Kimi Jayden has one chance to rescue the lone refugee girl who is miraculously immune to Reaper absorption. Twelve-year-old Lily walks the deserted streets of Savannah alone, ever since the Reaper absorbed her family—and tried and failed to absorb her—a year ago. An amorphous creature that has nearly wiped out civilization, growing as it feeds, the Reaper assimilates its prey’s intelligence when it consumes flesh and blood. Growing smarter with each human it absorbs, the Reaper transforms into monsters created from our darkest nightmares—and it loves tormenting its victims.

Kimi and her fellow survivors in the North Georgia Renegade Enclave believe Lily’s DNA holds the key to mankind’s survival. But the Reaper covets and abducts Lily, and Kimi must battle a ghastly horde of Reaper incarnations to preserve humanity’s last hope against extinction.

JAGANNATH reveals the resilience and determination of the human spirit in an action-filled tale of terror, selfless courage, and ultimate triumph and redemption. Continue reading

Review: Fevers by Joel Homer


FEVERS

3 stars

Read from March 14 to 20, 2015

Synopsis: FEVERS is a novel unlike any you have ever read. Exotic adventure, white knuckled suspense, torrid romance, and a haunting portrait of three damaged individuals – one man who has turned beast, one who must confront the beast within himself, and the woman torn between them.

Rio de Janeiro. 1984.

There are whisperings that somewhere deep in the steamy rain forest of the Amazon a man, once-civilized, is hiding in the jungle’s prehistoric ferns and moss-shrouded trees. To the Brazilian Indios, he represents the “pale skinned messiah” they’ve waited so long for. Others believe he is an evil supernatural power stirring the indigenous masses to a frenzied, killing pitch. And yet others suspect he might be Michael Fevers.

Into the lush tropics comes William Straw. A rebellious journalist and embittered Vietnam vet, the troubled Norte Americano forms an uneasy alliance with Maggie O’Hara, a beautiful anthropologist. Together the two embark on a tortured journey up the Amazon River – from swamp river shantytown to opulent plantation, from explosive passion to brutal murder – that can only conclude in the vast, incalculable depths of the jungle.

Whether he is chasing a story, an adventure, or a chance to finally exorcise his own inner demons, nothing will prepare William Straw for the senseless violence and cruel logic of the one who has been patiently waiting to take him beyond the jungle – Michael FEVERS. Continue reading