Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Book Review of THE LAST TOWN by Blake Crouch


THE LAST TOWN was written by Blake Crouch and published through Thomas & Mercer in July, 2014. You may purchase this book at www.amazon.com and you may find out more about Blake at http://www.blakecrouch.com

The abbies are coming through the gates in droves and nothing can be done to stop them.
THE LAST TOWN, the third and final book in the Wayward Pines series is a stunning ending to an electrifying series by author Blake Crouch.

Wayward Pines… the last bastion of civilization. Four-hundred citizens have just found out the secret to their existence, and the horrible truth of their situation… their lives in the hands of a madman. Their small paradise is about to be transformed into a Hell-on-Earth, so perilous, they will probably all die horrible deaths at the hands of the abbies… undead, zombie-like creatures with great strength and speed, that are now streaming into their town and eating their way through the populous. Previously held at bay by high, strong, electrical fences, the gates are now opened by the hand of their creator, and death is everywhere. Their only hope may be in the form of Ethan Burke… the ex-Secret Service agent turned Sheriff of Wayward Pines.

Powerfully told with break-neck pacing, this story is all action and speed, while still being told in an economically descriptive way that puts Crouch ahead of the pack. The characters are humanly flawed, but each has a story to tell, which adds to the realization and unimaginable horror. Crouch’s writing style is wickedly appealing and makes the entire book unique and difficult to put down.
This book, being the last in a series, gave me enough background to understand the intent of the author and story, while not weighting me down with too much previous detail…. A credit to Crouch’s storytelling moxie. The ability to bring a reading front and center in a story like this, with only a brief hint at previous installments is a feat most authors don’t master easily, but Crouch is on the mark with this one.

An outstanding completion to a most awesome series, THE LAST TOWN will put you right in the middle of the grizzly action and absolute terror… and who would want to be anywhere else?

Five Spiders for this spectacular finishing salvo in the Wayward Pines trilogy.

DJ Weaver
for Suspense Magazine



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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Book Review of SHADOWS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN by Graham Brown and Spencer J. Andrews


SHADOWS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN was written by Graham Brown and Spencer J. Andrews, and published through Blue Lotus Publishing in December, 2013.

The Fallen; souls cursed to a life of vampirism, have been around for millennia, hiding in the shadows, and killing at will. A Holy order, The Righteous Fire, has been around, too, seeking to destroy the Fallen ones, but what is their secret connection to the Nosferatu? And how are both groups connected to an ancient prophecy of doom? Christian, a one-thousand-year-old soul turned by Drakos himself, is looking for the truth about his own existence and that of others like him.
Then FBI agent, Kate Pfeiffer, searching for clues to her husband’s murder and the disappearance of several others, runs across a truth she cannot believe. She is drawn into Christian’s horrific world, but will she survive?

Graham Brown and Spencer Andrews have created a new kind of scary with “Shadows of the Midnight Sun,” and it is more frightening with each turn of the page. This story takes the reader on a fearfully fascinating search for knowledge and redemption by one who is doomed to an eternity of soulless damnation. Through the streets of New York City, Cologne, Germany, and New Orleans, the authors have created a new kind of terror and set the story around him and his battle for forgiveness.

The writing is flawless and surges along, effectively putting the reader on the raw edge of chaos as the characters fight to save themselves from an ancient evil that threatens them all. The story is a fresh take on an old theme and is bound to be a crowd-pleaser, with all the dark, ominous horror that one would expect from this very awesome writing team. Brown and Andrews have penned the beginning salvo of a series that will take your breath away and have you stalking the local book store for the next installment.

Put this tale at the top of your reading list and get ready to be very afraid… 5 Spiders!

DJ Weaver

for Suspense Magazine



Monday, June 23, 2014

Information and Book Tour Schedule for TRANSPORT by Peter Welmerink



Peter Welmerink
Featured Book Release:
Transport
June 23 to June 29 , 2014


About the author: Peter Welmerink was born and raised on the west side of pre-apocalyptic Grand Rapids, Michigan. He writes Fantasy, Military SciFi, and other wanderings into action-adventure. His work has been published in ye olde wood pulp print and electronic-online publications. He is the co-author of the Viking berserker novel, BEDLAM UNLEASHED, written with Steven Shrewsbury. TRANSPORT is his first solo novel venture. He is married with a small barbarian tribe of three boys.

Find out more about his works and upcoming projects at:
www.peterwelmerink.com


Book Synopsis for Transport: The HURON, a 72-ton heavy transport vehicle and an army of four; tracked, racked and ready to roll, to serve and protect the walled metropolis of Grand Rapids—both her living and her undead. Captain Jacob Billet and his crew patrol the byways, ready for trouble.

William Lettner, the North Shore Coalition High Commissioner, has enemies from the mainland to the lakeshore and needs to be covertly transported home after his helicopter is shot down en route to Grand Rapids. He has no love for a city which gives unliving civilians the right to survive. Lettner’s venomous outbursts assault Billet and his crew along every mile travelled as they are assigned to safely bring him through the treacherous landscape outside the city back to his hometown.

To complete their mission, the HURON and her crew will have to face domesticated zombies and the feral undead, marauders holding strategic chokepoints hostage, barricaded villages fighting for survival, and a group of geneticists who've lost control of one of their monstrous experiments.

The crew will need to stay strong and trust one another in order to finish the mission and bring their “precious” cargo home, even knowing, all the while, the terrible deeds Lettner has done.

Travelling through West Michigan was never so dangerous.

Author Links:

Website:

Facebook:

Twitter:
@pwelmerink

Tour Schedule and Activities
6/23                The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void             Review
                      www.ragecircus.blogspot.com

6/23    The Tiffany Apan Blog                                Interview
                      www.tiffanyapanwritingproject.blogspot.com

6/23    Beauty in Ruins                                           Guest Post
                      www.beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.com

6/24                Come Selahway With Me                           Character Post
                      www.selahjanel.wordpress.com

6/25                Deal Sharing Aunt                                      Excerpt
                      www.dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com

6/25                Sheila Deeth                                                Post on Art of Transport
                      www.sheiladeeth.blogspot.com

6/27                Bookishly Me                                                            Review
                      www.bookaddictkim.blogspot.com

6/27                fuonlyknew ~ Laura's ramblins and reviews        Top Ten’s List
                      www.fuonlyknew.com

6/28                Bee's Knees Reviews                                               Review
                     www.beeskneesreviews.blogspot.com

6/28                Alexx Momcat's Gateway Book Blog                    Top Ten’s Llist
                     www.alexxmomcatsgatewaybookblog.blogspot.com
 
6/29                L. Andrew Cooper's Horrific Scribblings  Review
                     www.landrewcooper.com 


TRANSPORT Book One can be found online and offline wherever fine books are sold. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Book Tour Info for TRANSPORT by Peter Welmerink



Don't miss this awesome book tour for Peter Welmerink's latest release, TRANSPORT. We'll be posting more info about this tour on Monday, June 23rd, so check back here then... This is going to be BIG!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Book Review of A NAUGHTY THING CALLED LIFE, The Complete Story by Papa Spyk



A NAUGHTY THING CALLED LIFE, The Complete Story was written by Papa Spyk and published through Tin Hut Tales Publishing in June, 2013. You may purchase the book at http://www.lulu.com/shop/papa-spyk/a-naughty-thing-called-lifethe-complete-story/paperback/product-21624305.html;jsessionid=6648FC42933A154529A3B73E49CC53D2 
 and you may read more about the author at http://www.papaspyk.com 

Professional South African rugby star, television personality, and Calvin Klein model, Edourd ‘Papa Spyk’ Gheur’s  lifestyle of cocaine abuse, alcohol abuse and hard partying came to an abrupt halt when he suffered a catastrophes aneurism that left him near death and paralyzed for two years. Bed-ridden and facing the end of his life, Spyk began to write… and to re-teach himself to walk and talk again.

This fascinating look into the tragic illness and eventual recovery of this well-known public figure will inspire and enthrall the reader. His writing is fluid and easy to read, and his story will have the reader crying in pain, and then laughing with joy as he overcomes it all.

With the birth of his daughter, something he was told would never be possible, Papa Spyk overcame the greatest of odds and moved on with his life, a changed and better person.

This story will make the reader ‘feel’… and that is what great writing, and surviving is all about.  A heart-warming read that we should all take a lesson from.

Five spiders for A NAUGHTY THING CALLED LIFE, and ‘Bravo’ to Papa Spyk…


DJ Weaver

This book is soon to be filmed as a major motion picture. For more information, please see Papa Spyk's movie site on FACEBOOK at: https://www.facebook.com/papaspyk13?fref=ts 



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Book Review of RESURRECTION BAY by Wayne McDaniel and Steven Womack



RESURRECTION BAY was written by Wayne McDaniel and Steven Womack and published through Midnight Ink in June, 2014. You may purchase the book at www.amazon.com  

Decatur Kaiser had a ritual he followed every spring for sixteen years… he called it his ‘summertime project’. Every spring he’d pack his wife and kids off to the grandparent’s, and then… he went hunting. Not for wild game or trophy heads for his wall. No, not Decatur. He hunted something much more interesting… innocent, young women, kidnapped, raped, beaten, and set free, to run for their lives on a woody, deserted island in the middle of Resurrection Bay. These women were his sport, and his favorite game, until he kidnapped the wrong young woman.

Based on the true-life events of the most famous serial killer case in Alaska’s history, RESURRECTION BAY is a story of murder, depravity, and insanity, but also, a tale of revenge at its most elaborate and pre-meditated. This story has it all.

Written in two parts, and told first from the view point of the hunter, and then from that of the hunted, RESURRECTION BAY will enthrall the reader with its masterful plot and original voice. McDaniel and Womack are collaborative geniuses, who have written a true-to-life horror story that will cut you to the bone and laugh while you bleed and beg for more. A hauntingly eerie tale that is awesomely and meticulously told.

Fast-paced, exciting, and ever so gruesome, count RESURRECTION BAY at the top of your summer reading list, and Wayne McDaniel and Steven Womack as two authors to watch in the future.  5 Spiders for this one.

DJ Weaver

For Suspense Magazine



Book Review of RED DEVIL 4 by Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D.



RED DEVIL 4 was written by Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D., and published through Forge Books in February, 2014. You may purchase this book at www.amazon.com and you can read more about the author at https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/28322/leuthardt_profile_120412

Imagine a world where people are connected wirelessly to everything… from the internet to their homes, cars, jobs… each other. Set in the near-future, this sci-fi thriller will rock you to your core.

Neuroprosthetics… a simple chip implanted in the brain and the user is connected to everything and everybody. Thoughts become actions, people can live in a completely artificial environment… a virtual reality of life, and the drug of choice is a class of neuro-stimulating computer codes that could be brain-altering. Dr. Hagan Maerici, an expert and developer in the field is knee deep in a series of murders committed by well-known individuals with no motives. Could these deaths have been brought on by a code that will enable an Artificial Intelligence to think and act on its own?

When people start dying, Police Detective Edwin Krantz and ex-Navy SEAL Tara Dezner are called in to work with Maerici, but soon find that skirting the law may be the only way solve the mystery.

With a large, but interesting and relevant cast of characters, Red Devil 4 is the ultimate techno-thriller to date, and closer to being a reality than we would like to believe.

Neurosurgeon, biomedical engineer, and neuroprosthetic pioneer, Eric C. Leuthardt, M.D., spins a tale of the future and the scenario that could so easily come to pass. His knowledge of the subject matter translates well to the pages and enables the reader to understand exactly how the brain works and how this new technology could affect us all.

 Leuthardt’s characters are believable and the story flows well throughout, taking the reader on a harrowing adventure through the mind. Intelligent, awesomely frightening, and technologically credible, Red Devil 4 is a snapshot of a future gone decidedly wrong and a projection of chaos for all.

5 Spiders… Don’t miss it!

DJ Weaver

For Suspense Magazine



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Review of CAVE DWELLER by William Nikkel

CAVE DWELLER was written by William Nikkel and published through Suspense Publishing in March, 2014. You may purchase this book from www.amazon.com and you may read more about William and his writing at www. williamnikkel.com 

A strangely glowing fog on the bay, a lost, sunken, World War II mini-sub, and a human skull the size of a grapefruit. Marine Biologist, Jack Ferrell is on the hunt for the legend of Hawaii’s famed Menehune people; a child-sized human species that lived 12,000 years ago. But Jack is convinced… they still live, and he thinks he’s figured out where.

Jack, along with a crack team of scientist, dive Kauai’s Na Pali coast, and into a lava tube that takes them to an underground beach complete with tiny huts, small footprints and lots of unanswered questions; until things turn dicey and people start dying.

With two of the team murdered, and Jack and the others captured by the Menehune, Jack believes they may all be sacrificed until he finds an ally among the small race of people. What happens next is suspense at its best.

William Nikkel has taken a tropical setting, a chance discovery, and a famous Hawaiian legend, and turned them into literary gold with his newest thriller, CAVE DWELLER.

Nikkel’s free-wheeling Jack Farrell character is intelligent, funny and likable with that touch of ‘bad-boy’ the ladies love. Just the man to lead the reader into this impressive story premise. Nikkel’s research and first-hand knowledge of Hawaii, and its many legends will mesmerize the reader, while his ability to spin a suspenseful tale, and his expert use of interesting characters to help move the story along, is top-notch.

Action, adventure, murder, and fear of the unknown, combine to make William Nikkel’s CAVE DWELLER, his best work yet, and put him in line for the top of the thriller genre heap.

Don’t miss this one… 5 spiders!


DJ Weaver