Sunday, December 7, 2014

Review of THE BLACK BIBLE OF JUAREZ by Steven Shrewsbury

THE BLACK BIBLE OF JUAREZ was written by Steven Shrewsbury and published through Seventh Star Press in November, 2014. You may purchase this short-story at and you may read more about Shrewsbury at 

One-armed, aging Confederate war veteran, Joel Stuart is charged with retrieving the ancient and powerful, Black Bible of Juarez in this western-era, Lovecraftian adventure from Steven Shrewsbury. Joel encounters a wide variety of obstacles, in the form of bad guys, fast women, black magic, and the incarnation of an ancient, mind-sucking deity with enormous powers.

Written in the language of the era, the voice of Joel Stuart is uniquely Shrewsbury, and the authenticity of the character is particularly spot-on. Exceptionally cool... a story with something for any lover of rip-roaring, blood-and-guts western adventure. A gun-toting, knife-wielding, sword-swinging exploit from start to finish. Pick this one up!

5-spider Old West adventure...

DJ Weaver

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Book Review of FALL OF NIGHT by Jonathan Maberry

FALL OF NIGHT was written by Jonathan Maberry and published through St. Martin's Griffin in September, 2014. You may purchase this book at and you can read more about Jonathan at

Jonathan Maberry’s newest release, FALL OF NIGHT, is the perfect sequel to his already best-selling DEAD OF NIGHT saga, Picking up the story right where it left off, Mayberry ushers in the next installment in a zombie apocalypse that will wipe out humanity.

When the inventor of Lucifer 113 goes missing, it’s believed that Patient Zero will never be discovered… until Patient Zero goes on a pre-conceived rampage, infecting victims outside Stebbins, Pennsylvania, and the believed containment area. Who is this Patient Zero, and what is his motivation for infecting the world with a man-made virus tweaked to turn the living into the walking, eating dead?

Jonathan Maberry’s characters are cutting-edge and true-to-life, trying to stay alive in the situations they are placed in. Some are likable and some, not so much, but all are typical and believable… just what you’d expect in small-town America. All doing their best to escape the effects of a terrible, rampaging disease that mutates the dead and re-animates them as monsters.

Maberry’s apocalyptic scenario is frightening to the tenth power and the ‘creep’ factor is off the charts. To say his vision of the future of mankind is too close for comfort is understating the obvious in this horrifying tale that just keeps on coming with hit after hit. Truly, a brilliant look into the all-too possible future of the human race.

If you are a fan of zombie tales, don’t miss this one from the Master. FALL OF NIGHT will satisfy your blood-lust for a long time, and will keep you up... listening for that bump.

5 Spiders for this fabulously entertaining zombie tale.

DJ Weaver

For Suspense Magazine

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 and you may find out more about Blake at

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:
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:

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:




Tour Schedule and Activities
6/23                The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void             Review

6/23    The Tiffany Apan Blog                                Interview

6/23    Beauty in Ruins                                           Guest Post

6/24                Come Selahway With Me                           Character Post

6/25                Deal Sharing Aunt                                      Excerpt

6/25                Sheila Deeth                                                Post on Art of Transport

6/27                Bookishly Me                                                            Review

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

6/28                Bee's Knees Reviews                                               Review

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

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;jsessionid=6648FC42933A154529A3B73E49CC53D2 
 and you may read more about the author at 

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: 

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  

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 and you can read more about the author at!/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 and you may read more about William and his writing at www. 

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

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cover Reveal for HOT-BLOODED by Kendall Grey

If Robert Rodriquez (Sin City), Tony Soprano, and David Lynch (Twin Peaks) made sweet love to a Hawaiian version of The Bride (Uma Thurman's character from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill), the resulting spawn might look like Kendall Grey’s upcoming mystery/suspense/supernatural thriller, HOT-BLOODED.

The first installment in the Ohana series, HOT-BLOODED is set on the island of Maui and is wrapped in the light and dark watercolors of Hawaiian culture, history, and mythology. It's about guns, drugs, surfing, and tiki monsters. HOT-BLOODED tells the tale of a ballsy, half-Hawaiian angel-turned-demon, the duplicitous assassin who falls for her, and the blessings and curses of family—all wrapped up in freaky, supernatural gift paper.

Ohana is everything….

When an accident claims her mother’s life, Keahilani Alana must take charge of her ohana (family) or risk losing what little they have. With an underage brother to care for and no education, she has few options. The door to a heavenly hellish opportunity opens when she stumbles upon a valuable secret her mother left behind on the slopes of an extinct volcano—a legacy that tempts the family with riches beyond their wildest dreams. But the secret is much bigger and more sinister than they realize. As reality unravels and exposes eerie truths about the ohana that should have remained deep under the mountain, Keahilani must either resist the call of her blood or risk being consumed by its darkness.

Blake Murphy is an assassin working to infiltrate a new Hawaiian cartel. His investigation reveals that Keahilani, the sexy surfing instructor he pegged as an informant, is much closer to the drug ring than he thought. Passion ignites between them in the bedroom, but their ironclad ties to opposing interests pit them against each other everywhere else.

When tensions reach the breaking point and her ohana is threatened, the only cure for Keahilani’s hot-blooded fury is a loaded clip with a body bag chaser.
They don’t call her Pele for nothing.

Here's the cover designed by Renee Coffey:

So, are you up for a steamy, violent descent into tropical-island madness with a supernatural twist? If so, you can add HOT-BLOODED to your Goodreads TBR hereThe release date hasn't been announced yet, but Kendall is shooting for the end of June or early July. Stay tuned!

You can stalk Kendall on FacebookTwitterInstagramAmazon, or her web site

 WARNING: HOT-BLOODED does NOT end with a happily ever after. It contains drug use and graphic sex, language, and violence. The story is intended to entertain, not to condone or glorify illegal or immoral activities. This book is unsuitable for sensitive readers and those under the age of 18.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Book Review of THE TIPPING POINT by Walter Danley

The TIPPING POINT was written by Walter Danley and may be purchased at You can find out more about Walter at 

As a first novel I think Walter Danley has done quite a good job. This is an interesting, entertaining who-done-it with a touch of romance.

When Garth Wainwright's business partner and friend is killed while skiing in Aspen, the police call it an accident but checking the 'accident' scene, Garth believes otherwise. Warned to leave it alone, Garth's knows he's onto something. Convincing the other partners of the firm, however, proves to be more difficult until a case of fraud from inside the company is discovered and then, one by one, the partners are being murdered.

Garth and the few people he can trust, including his love interest, Lacey Kinkaid, a former prosecutor, find themselves chasing a killer (or killers?) and are led on a wild ride and put in certain danger trying to stop any more of them being picked off.

This is an entertaining read and I found myself looking forward to finding out who was behind it all. 4 spiders for this great read.

Cheers from Down Under,
Jennie J.

Reviewer for WebbWeaver Reviews

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Book Review of PHILISTINE by Steven Shrewsbury

PHILISTINE was written by Steven Shrewsbury and published through Seventh Star Press in January, 2014. You may purchase this book at and you may read more from the author at

Goliath… the gargantuan hero of the Philistine army whose very name leaves the bravest warrior trembling in his armor and wetting his loincloth… a warrior since birth… son of a god… slayer of kings, men, and beasts… champion to all who beheld him. 
PHILISTINE is an epic fantasy tale of the giant who became a hero to his race and a scourge to those who would try to rule over him and his kind. This action story is a bit different from those Bible tales we have heard before. Goliath is still the champion of the Philistine army, but in this telling, he lives to fight any and all who would try to kill him or enslave his people. Tasked by kings to expand their rule, Goliath must face all who would confront him, be they diabolical priests, evil gods, fanciful demons or mortal men. He must champion over them all even though he knows that death in battle will claim him someday. These exploits are the stuff of PHILISTINE.

Told with absolute realism and set down in the tongue of the day, the character of Goliath is strong beyond measure and invincible to all. His youth, spent in tyrannical training by those jealous of his parentage, is glimpsed by the reader through Goliath’s own tales told to those around him. His wisdom is seen through stories he tells of past battles and fallen comrades. His absolute knowledge that he is invincible, but that he will one day be bested and fall in battle, is what his life is destined for and that is how he prefers it.

Shrewsbury has written a tale of war and warriors, in a world long past, but more like the present than the reader may at first, realize. The addition of characters along the way, keeps the story fresh and the battles raging along nicely. And who doesn’t love a great battle for action and blood-letting realism? Goliath’s character is all-encompassing, powerful, intelligent and maybe a little bit bored with it all, but the story never stops entertaining as Shrewsbury pours on the evil bad guys and demonic minions and monsters, to keep our hero mowing them down in true fantasy fashion. This story leaps from the pages and will have the reader up all night, hating the meanies and rooting for the good guys.

 Excitement, adventure, debauchery, and battle after battle punctuated with realism, and true to life writing at its best… this is what the reader will find in PHILISTINE. Steven Shrewsbury is a master crafter of worlds and heroes in battle, and PHILISTINE is THE epic fantasy adventure of 2014.
5 spiders for PHILISTINE… Sword & Sorcery at its best!

DJ Weaver
For Suspense Magazine

To read our interview with Steven: Click here              

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Available for purchase
February 25, 2014

FIFTY FIRST TIMES: A New Adult Anthology    

Publication Date: February 25, 2014

Publisher: Avon/HarperCollins

Price: $2.99 (USD)


 Fifty First Times is a collection of fictional short stories from a variety of published Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Romance authors aimed at a New Adult audience. Each story magnifies a moment in two characters' lives that shows the reader their decision to take physical intimacy to a new level, the events leading up to this moment and in some cases, the events that follow.
  It’s about the couple who decides not to go through with it, the two boys who finally aren’t ashamed, the couple whose wedding night could very well be their last night together, the deaf pair who have no choice but to take body language to a new level, proving that love can exist underneath the external layers of humanity, and of course the two young people fumbling and laughing, getting everything wrong yet making a memory that will never fade.

Julie Cross (creator)
J. Lynn
Molly McAdams
Sophie Jordan
Roni Loren
Tracy Wolff
Lauren Layne
Andrew Shaffer
Cole Gibson
Myra McEntire
Carrie Ryan
Mark Perini
Gennifer Albin
Lisa Desrochers
Hannah Moskowitz
Lyla Payne
Alessandra Thomas
Melissa Landers
Melissa West

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Book Review of 3 GATES OF THE DEAD by Jonathan Ryan

3 Gates of the Dead was written by Jonathan Ryan and published through Premier Digital Publishing in October, 2013. You may purchase this book at and you may find out more about Jonathan at
After the untimely death of his parents, and the betrayal by his fiancé, Amanda, Assistant Pastor, Aiden Schaeffer is having a crisis of faith.

Then suddenly, Aiden is told that his ex has been brutally murdered in an apparent ritualistic manor, and she may not be the last. Aiden’s life begins to un-ravel as he is thrust into a strange world where he, and the people of his church congregation become victims of supernatural forces, weird dreams, texts, voices, and bare footprints in the snow.

Aiden meets rogue detective Jennifer Brown, who is working the eerie case, and Father John Neal, a priest who may have more information about what is going on than he is willing to talk about. Together with a team of paranormal investigators, they must find the answers to the killings before another life is lost, and evil escapes into the world.

Jonathan Ryan has written a masterpiece thriller that will eat away at your psyche and have you cringing at every turn of the page. His storyline is exceptionally frightening with all the paranormal darkness and unseen evil the reader can handle. His characters have that ‘flawed but human’ trait that gives them weight and makes them come alive on the page.

Ryan’s excellent writing style and attention to detail will have readers screaming (literally), and demanding the sequel, placing Ryan squarely in the top tier of the horror-writing genre’.

3 Gates of the Dead will scare you to death and make you rethink your ideas about ghosts, demons, and the after-life. If you are into horror, suspense and being thrilled, do NOT miss 3 Gates of The Dead by Jonathan Ryan… Horror Awesomeness!!

5 spiders for this outstanding horror read.

DJ Weaver (for Suspense Magazine)