Monday, December 14, 2015

Book Review of HELLSCAPES, Vol II, by Stephen Zimmer

HELLSCAPES, Vol. II, was written by Stephen Zimmer and published through Seventh Star Press in Oct. 2015. It is available at

You reap what you sow… No truer words can be said about death, and HELLSCAPES, Vol. II, by Stephen Zimmer contains six short stories that entertain some not-so-pleasant visions of what life after death could be.

Six stories:
The Cavern
The Riot
Above as Below
Spots Do Not Change
Weaving Webs
The Club

Macabrely hellish in they descriptions and tortured truths, but absolutely spot-on in their assumption that, how one lives their life, so shall they spend their death. Expertly told by Zimmer in this second book in his HELLSCAPES series. 

Good characterization, chillingly frightening scenarios and excellent storytelling, all combine to make HELLSCAPES, Vol II a 5 spider read. If you ever wondered what HELL might be like, pick up Zimmer’s book… it’s all in there.

DJ Weaver

Monday, December 7, 2015

Book Review of LUNA by Rick Chesler

LUNA was written by Rick Chesler and published through Severed Press in Aug. 2015. It is available for purchase at 

2024 A.D….

Billionaire tycoon, Blake Garner, and a group of private citizens leave Earth to visit the Moon. Blake wants to make the Moon, a tourist attraction and he’s taking a few interested parties and government officials up for a test run. But Blake has information that could potentially spell disaster for the group in this gripping space novel from Rick Chesler.

Problems arise from the moment the Command Spaceship takes off, making it necessary to land off coordinates. Then Blake wants to drag the passengers and crew on a lunar walk that includes a cave system found during an earlier exploration. No one, except Blake, is aware that alien life has been found there, and lives have already been lost. What occurs next is an all-out fight for survival and escape by a few, from a gruesome, lingering death at the mercy of a horde of strange lunar predators.

With excellent characterization and visual savvy, Rick Chesler weaves an interesting tale of space exploration gone wrong, in this frighteningly original story. The progression of events will keep the reader gasping for air and on the cosmic edge, as the characters fight to make it off the Moon alive. A great, compact read that will give you chills and have you watching the ground around you.

Four spiders for LUNA by Rick Chesler.

DJ Weaver