I just finished the start of a new vampy suspense series by Christopher Buecheler, The Blood That Bonds. I originally picked it up because it was FREE on Nook…still it had solid reviews and since i read at least one or two books a week I thought it was a good gamble…and it was. While the actual technical writing is only fair, the author does a great job of creating characters that you really care about and then creating a backdrop and plotline that send you on an emotional ride…definitely a cliff hanger ending…but if you are in the mood for a quick read with a kick ass main character and a world where vamps abound…give this one a shot! xxx c
First person account from small town deputy, who moonlights as a serial killer.
Never read a first person style story, at times it feels nearly autobiographical, which is kinda scary. Really dark and intense, recommended to me after reading Raymond Chandler, but Jim Thompson is another level.
I just gifted my boyfriend this Compendium for The Walking Dead (issues 1-48) and I can’t wait to steal it back and read it! After just a peek and picking his brain (pun intended), as he has already dug into it, it seems that this original comic book series deviates enough from the Cable series (my introduction to the story) that no real spoilers will happen if read before seeing the much anticipated second season.
Tired of those “new” zombies like in 28 Days Later or the remake of Dawn of the Dead? Everyone knows that REAL zombies do not run; real zombies shamble. If you’re a fan of real zombies, you’re going to love The Walking Dead, if you aren’t already familiar with it. It’s a saga by Robert Kirkman that expands on the original zombie tale started by George Romero in 1968. Follow former police officer Rick Grimes and his crew as they explore a world infected with the Walking Dead sickness. But best of all – even more that zombies! – The Walking Dead weaves a tale of what happens to a society that’s been torn apart and lost its laws, morals, and standards. More than just guts and gore, the saga of The Walking Dead is so compelling that you’ll have a hard time putting it down.
A compilation of issues 1 though 48 (or Books 1 through 4, or volumes 1 through 8) of the The Walking Dead.
Author: Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard, Cliff Rathburn
New Book, Desire Unchained (Demonica Series #2), by Larissa Ione…I picked this lil sexy number totally upon recommendation…it seems people LOVE this series for it’s raw sensuality and depiction of everything paranormal…okay…I’ll take a ride! Come with me…don’t worry I will hold your hand! xxx c
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, BY JANE AUSTEN & SETH GRAHAME-SMITH
The praise for this humorous farcical retelling of the Jane Austen classic deserves a try…
Here’s what one reader said:
At first I scoffed at the title thinking “who’d have thought of redoing a classic Austen storyline? I browsed thru the first few pages and set the book down. But I could not just leave the bookstore without purchasing it. I was glad that I did. It was well written and read like it was all written by Austen herself. I have recommended it to friends and family. I totally enjoyed the book even if I am not a zombie fan. The zombies inclusion in the storyline actually made sense. I just regret not meeting the author when there was an opportunity to do so.
I just opened Stray, part of a long running series by Rachel Vincent lastnight. Heralded as a paranormal romance-thriller with a STRONG FEMALE lead…it sounded like a home run…let’s see how far we go! xxx c
Just started the 4th in the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning…Dreamfever…a hybrid feary-tale set in Ireland with one hell of a lot of SEX APPEAL…I am in deep with this series and am enjoying the complex character development immensely…not to mention this installment starts of with a BANG!
Picked up this 100-pager to read on the short flight from NYC-SC and back again…it really is an excellent read and I will be reading much more from The Drake Sisters Series.
The novella is a thriller/romance/horror high-bred full of intrigue, great character development and SEX! A perfect mix if I do say so myself, pick it up and enjoy…oh and for all of you Nook readers, it’s available for download at less than $2!
Here is a short excerpt:
Her eyes saw too much, saw into him where he didn’t want to be seen. He wanted to look away but he couldn’t seem to pull his gaze from hers. (Magic in the Wind, Christine Feehan)
Think Party of Five, with a house populated by seven empathic temptresses with brilliance, wit, and supernatural abilities and you have The Drake Sisters.
One, Two Freddy’s coming for you, Three, Four, better lock your door, Five, Six, grab your crucifix, Seven, Eight, gonna stay up late, Nine, Ten never sleep again. (Freddy’s Nursery Rhyme)
Arguably Freddy Krueger, of the A Nightmare On Elm Street series, is the celluloid King of Horror…but regardless of how you feel about ALL of the movies (you know at least ONE is a guilty pleasure), the Marvel Comic Book Series and specifically the A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Beginning series has actually received some acclaim from reviewers both in terms of the story line and the art (yes comics are books too!) and it is no wonder as the talent is…top notch!
Written by Steve Gerber & with artwork by Rich Buckler, Tony DeZuniga & Alfredo Alcala, these black & white classics are the adult themed Freddy stories every Nightmare fan clamors over. Issue’s 1 & 2 showcase a storyline called ‘Dreamstalker’, in which a young Elm Street girl named Allison is brutally beaten & slashed in her sleep. In comes psychologist Juliann who’s investigating the old case files on the Amanda Krueger case. (excellent back story here.) Juliann & Allison have a immediate connection similar to Nightmare 3’s connection between Nancy & Kristin. The ‘Dreamstalker’ storyline ended at issue 2, & although there’s an ad for Issue 3 (pictured below, far right), it never came out. The story & art for this series was top notch & the black & white only added to the dreaded feel. Both issues sport beautifully painted covers by Joe Jusko & pin-ups by Sam Keith & Bob Hall. If you can find these, buy them. (www.iconsofright.com)
Sounds like a great find for horror and comic buffs alike…I know I will be digging through the bins at my local comic shop next time for these!