Review: Drayton ~ The Taker


Read from 3 – 11 December, 2020.

Synopsis: 

Drayton once believed he was a vampire. He doesn’t know what he is. Or why he has lived for thousands of years. He takes not his victim’s blood but the silky essence of their soul during their last breath. Often mistaken for the Angel of Death, his victims sometimes ask for forgiveness. Sometimes he delivers. After all, he is not without sin.

Blake Barnes commits suicide by freezing on Mt. Hood. As his life fades, he assumes Death has come to him in the form of a young man. In his last moments, he asks Death to find his family, to tell them he’s sorry. Drayton honors this last request as he absorbs Blake Barnes’ waning essence. He travels to the Lowcountry of South Carolina to find his family. But saying sorry is not always as easy as the words imply. Drayton seeks to unravel the mess Blake Barnes has left behind and the predator he’s unleashed on his family.

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Review: Degenerate


Degenerate by Rayne Havok

2 stars

Read from 14 – 17 June, 2020

Synopsis: After receiving news of his father’s untimely death Tyler Rydek sets out on a journey back to his childhood home, he learns quickly that he wasn’t the only one keeping secrets in that house.

Bookish Things: 131 pages. The cover is suitably creepy but really has nothing to do with the story. Continue reading

Review: Deadly Games – a Tale of Horror


Deadly Games by Lennie Grace

3 stars

Read from 11 – 12 June, 2020

Synopsis: A game of truth or dare turns very, very serious as Carson is dared into summoning an evil spirit by her brother and his cruel friend. What started as a simple attempt to scare her turns into a nightmare. When the ghost kidnaps the boys, Carson finds herself in a terrifying game of hide-and-seek. She must find them before it’s too late. But the spirit is angry and determined to kill anyone she believes is trying to bully her. Will they survive this deadly game? Or are they all doomed to death at the hands of a vengeful ghost? Continue reading

Review: Hillary – Tail of the Dog


Hillary: Tail of the Dog by Angel Gelique

one-star-rating 1

Read from 8 – 13 June, 2017

Synopsis: WARNING: This novel contains disturbingly explicit sexual and deviant content that may be considered offensive to some readers, including rape, torture and cannibalism.
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Fifteen-year-old Hillary Greyson awakens from a horrific nightmare only to discover that she faces an even grimmer reality. Naked on a bed in an unfamiliar, empty room, she is unable to move her limbs. Worse, she cannot remember who she is. Panic-stricken, Hillary desperately searches her mind for answers, but finds nothing more than fear and confusion.

A man enters the room—a stranger to Hillary. He introduces himself as Dr. Morrison. Seemingly benign, he informs Hillary that she is there for her own good…that she is under his care until she regains her memory. Hillary cannot remember anything, but her instincts warn her not to trust this man who claims to be her doctor. She can only hope that someone will come looking for her…that someone will find her before it is too late.

Several weeks later, Hillary’s situation has grown even more dismal. Still unclothed, coarse ropes bind her limbs to the bed while she is fed intravenously. Two new strangers have entered her life—Monica, Dr. Morrison’s wife, and Dr. Bentley, who claims to be her psychiatrist. Yet they are more evasive than forthcoming. Her questions remain unanswered. She is trapped, with no hope of escaping…left to piece together the mystery of her miserable existence.

Abused and neglected, Hillary knows that with each passing day, her chance of survival diminishes. She spends her long days wasting away, growing depressed…growing angry. When all hope seems lost, a cruel twist of fate provides the opportunity she has been waiting for.

With renewed hope and an unrelenting will to survive, Hillary does whatever it takes to escape. She yearns for her freedom more than anything in the world.

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Review: Restoration


Restoration by Greg F. Gifune

2 stars

Read from 22-23 April, 2017

Synopsis: When Mike, a beat cop, accidentally shoots and kills a little boy while chasing a robbery suspect, his life is shattered, his career destroyed. Drowning in guilt and a mounting drinking problem, Mike is certain his existence cannot possibly get any worse…until that same little boy returns. Suddenly Mike sees him everywhere he looks. Watching…waiting…but for what?

Once the dead have found you, there is no forgiveness, there is no turning back. There is only RESTORATION.

Bookish Things: Very short, although I’m uncertain about actual page numbers. The cover is suitably creepy though. Continue reading

Review: Daemon Seer


Daemon Seer by Mary Maddox

ReviewStars-4

Read from April 18-19, 2017

Synopsis: As a teenager, Lu Darlington attracted national attention when she and her friend Lisa escaped a sadistic killer known as the Professor of Death. She never told anyone about the daemon who saved her life that day.

Ten years later, Lisa shows up at Lu’s door, fleeing another psychopath stalker. But Lisa’s not the only one seeking Lu after all this time. One by one, the daemons descend:

Voracious Chama. Sinister Black Claw. Beautiful Talion.

Chama wants Lu, but Talion claims her. The women of Lu’s family have always belonged to Talion—and they’ve suffered deeply for it.

As the human threat draws closer, Talion demands that Lu bind herself to him in a harrowing ceremony that will destroy an innocent man and change her forever—but might save Lisa’s life.

Can she navigate the violent intrigues of the daemon world without being consumed by its terrible, all-consuming demands? Continue reading