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Book Review: The Inheritance of a Swamp Witch by Sonia Taylor Brock

Who hasn’t had the tiniest notion of being the one to discover something new and exciting at some point in one’s career or life? Technically, I suppose that can be argued, but for my sake, let’s just agree to some extent that everyone wants to be a part of something unique, yes? Finding where one belongs and what one is destined for in their life is the foundation of Sonia Taylor Brock’s book one of the Swamp Witch series, The Inheritance of a Swamp Witch.

Chuck Palahnuik releases Invisible Monsters Remix

A little late on the draw, but Chuck Palahnuik fans have yet another book to fawn over, and this time it’s probably a little more familiar than the others. Invisible Monsters Remix is the “director’s cut” of the novel from the author and includes new chapters, extended sections, and an innovative interactive format for the reader. The innovative formatting allows the reader to skip around the chapters for a bit of the ‘choose your own adventure’ reading.

Book Review: Sara Brooke's Still Lake

Idyllic Smalltown, USA is a paramount setting for horrific events in literature - It’s the perfect place for everyone to feel extremely safe in their collective naivety to any outside threats. Sara Brooke’s tiny community of Flening is a prime example of this falsely secure mindset. Flening is a tiny landlocked town in Northwest Florida with a population well under a thousand. Brooke’s small town is pretty predictable and any social events that occur usually do so around the several churches within the county limits, or the one body of water, Still Lake.

ParaNorman novel released on July 5th

Anyone excited for the upcoming movie, "ParaNorman", (coming out August 17th in the US) should be lining up at the stores this week on July 5th for which the book the movie is based. The book is only a Grade 3 reading level - but hey, don't act like you aren't going to see the movie. I'm also a huge advocate of reading the literature before the seeing the film, and who doesn't enjoy comparing the two, only to gripe or rejoice in the similarities and differences?

Book Review: Richard Bachman's The Long Walk

Public enjoyment of others' grueling and gut-wrenching struggles has been a common phenomenon since humanoids decided to pretend to function using our brains. From the Colosseum to Bravo, it seems everyone loves a good Roman holiday. Richard Bachman’s (Stephen King incognito, for those unhip) 1979 novel The Long Walk perfectly illustrates man's dark desire to see others suffer.

Book Review: Down The Drain by Daniel Pyle

Despite the fact that an individual’s bathroom should be one of the safest places due to the ... err ... private nature of the activities that usually take place in there, they historically have been one of the most horrifying. We’ve been warned of menacing spirits in darkened mirrors, watched deranged husbands axe-splinter a door, seen gorgeous women slashed in a run down motel shower, and God forbid we even start in on the terror of toilets. The bathroom in Daniel Pyle’s novella Down the Drain is no less harrowing than these.

George Romero's Book, "The Living Dead: The Beginning" drops this summer

We all know and love him as the grandfather of the zombie genre, and in typical grandfather fashion, George Romero is letting us know he’s still around and we should give him a call. Set to be released on July 1st, 2012, Romero has penned his first solo book: "The Living Dead: The Beginning." If you want to check it out, it's available for preorder with all major book dealers.

R.L. Stine's First Adult Horror Novel Will Deliver "Red Rain"

Any of you feeling nostalgic for those tingling chills you fought off while reading Goosebumps under the covers of your prepubescent bed armed only with a flashlight, need to wait just a handful of months for R.L Stine's first adult horror novel.

Red Rain will be released by Touchstone Publishers on October 9, 2012. It is already available for preorder all major book sites.

A chilling and bloody tale for older readers from the master of horror, R. L. Stine.

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