Mystery Thriller Week book Review: Deny the Father by M. Duda

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  • Publication Date: November 19, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MYP9OZX
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Goodreads Giveaway: 31 Days of October: A Haunting Collection of Hallowe’en Tales.

    Goodreads Book Giveaway

    31 Days of October, a Haunting Collection of Hallowe'en Tales by Terry  Turner

    31 Days of October, a Haunting Collection of Hallowe'en Tales

    by Terry Turner

    Giveaway ends October 12, 2016.

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    31 Days of October: A Haunting Collection of Hallowe’en Tales

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    • Print Length: 224 pages
    • Publication Date: September 29, 2016
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B01LZO325X

    The anthology has been published and is available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle just in time for the Halloween season.

    I was fortunate enough to be involved in an anthology with a wonderful writers group on Goodreads. At the first of the year, an announcement went out that Writers 750 group was planning to release a book of short stories based on Halloween, things that make you shiver, and things that go bump in the night. Basically a good old fashioned scary story book. It was fun to allow myself to write in a genre that I had never broached before. I was able to write two stories that will be in the upcoming book. There are 33 stories and 23 authors involved in the project. If you are interested in joining a group that puts together books like this, then join us on goodreads.com. The group Writers 750 is an active and very creative group.

    There are several different types of stories, some for every age bracket. Even some in the back portion that will frighten you and keep you up at night! If you like ghosts, creatures, and good scary stories, this might be a collection you will want to sink your teeth into, but beware, it might bite back!

    31 Days of October
    A Haunting Collection Of Hallowe’en Tales
    Edited by Glenda Reynolds, Shae Hamrick, and Stephanie Baskerville
    Featuring:

    • Terry Turner
    • Lena M. Pate
    • Glenda Reynolds
    • Lisa M. Collins
    • Andy McKell
    • Lynette White
    • C. Baely
    • Mary Ross
    • Cora Bhatia
    • Mirta Oliva
    • db Martin
    • Rebecca Lacy
    • Elaine Faber
    • Elizabeth Ann Boyles
    • David Russell
    • Shae Hamrick
    • Gene Hilgreen
    • Linda L.Taylor
    • J. Rene Young
    • Sojourner McConnell
    • Joe Stanley
    • Stephanie Baskerville
    • Christene Brion-Jones

    This is my first anthology and I am so excited to have 2 short stories included. I hope you will enjoy the stories as much as I have. 31 Days of October is listed on Goodreads and is available in paperback and Kindle format by clicking the link below.

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    Book Review: Northwoods Wolfman, by Scott Burtness

    Northwoods Wolfman (Monsters in the Midwest, Book 2)Northwoods Wolfman by Scott Burtness

  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Publisher: Scott Burtness; 1 edition (June 24, 2015)
  • Publication Date: June 24, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00X2VB5E4
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    AudioBook Review: Copper’s Keeper, by A. I. Nasser

    Copper's Keeper (Slaughter #3)Copper’s Keeper by A.I. Nasser

    • Written by: A.I. Nasser
    • Narrated by: Jake Urry
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
    • Series: Slaughter, Book 3
    • Unabridged Audiobook
    • Release Date:08-26-16
    • Publisher: ScareStreet.com

     

     

    My Rating:

     

    Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Story ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Overall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    AudioBook Review: Shadow’s Embrace by A. I. Nasser

    Shadow's Embrace (Slaughter #2)Shadow’s Embrace by A.I. Nasser

  • Listening Length: 5 hours and 3 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: ScareStreet.com
  • Audible.com Release Date: August 9, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01JTKOW5K
  • Genre: Horror
  • My Rating:

  • Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  • Story ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  • Overall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
  • My Review:

    Book two of the Slaughter series, Shadow’s Embrace, picks up after six months of the town being able to relax. Then all hell breaks loose. Debra Adam’s mother is now head of the council and Debra is distancing herself from her mother. The search for Alan Carter to find his sister continues. He is somehow connected to both sides and it plagues him.

    The story is wonderfully scary. The dead skin, rotting breath, and boney hands make a new appearance and are creepy as can be.

    This is another excellent portion of the story of the people in Melington.

    I listened to this book in Audiobook format and I have to say, with Jake Urry’s voice, it is a great choice.

    Jake’s voices capture American accents, women, old, and young. It is amazing that he can individualize his voice as he does.

    If you like eerie stories about what happens to the missing children, then this is a wonderful series to read, or listen to. It is a great story.

    With a bonus of the next book teaser, I know I am hooked. Can’t wait to read more from A. I. Nasser.

    My Recommendation:

    Shadow’s Embrace is just an excellent book. The storyline is captivating and keeps you wondering what is going​ to happen next and to whom, it is going to happen. If you love horror, thrillers, and spooky stories, this series is perfect for you. This book is written like the best books of the past, with fear and tension that keeps you guessing all the way to the end. If you are not a fan of A.I. Nasser, this series will make you one. This series will also endear you to Jake Urry. His narration is amazing. I could say as always, it would not be a stretch. Great​ story, great narration, and a great choice in audiobooks.

    Where to Find: Shadow’s Embrace:

    This book is available in kindle edition, paperback and as an audiobook.

    Audiobook Review: Children to the Slaughter by A.I. Nasser

    Children To The Slaughter (Slaughter #1)Children To The Slaughter by A.I. Nasser

  • Listening Length: 6 hours and 3 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: ScareStreet.com
  • Audible.com Release Date: July 21, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01IRTINT0
  • Genre: Horror
  • My Rating:

    Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Story ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Overall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    The Book Blurb:

    Melington has changed.

    There is an evil lurking in the darkness, under the beds and behind closet doors. It seeks vengeance and retribution and will not be denied.

    No one knows this more than Alan Carter. Returning to his hometown after a twenty-year absence, he is resolute in uncovering the truth behind his sister’s abduction and the strange disappearance of children. Joined by his childhood friend, Alan finds himself thrown into the middle of a conspiracy led by the town Council as it desperately tries to hide its secrets from the world.

    No child is safe in Melington, and Alan Carter needs to stop the curse that has haunted his hometown for generations. But as Alan’s brushes with death become more frequent, he finds himself running out of luck.

    My Review:

    Children to the Slaughter was a creepy and interesting audiobook. With children leaving town on more than natural occasions the town has always had a history of a quick turnover in families.

    When Alan Carter comes back to Melington, he keeps his cards close to his vest as he tries to figure out exactly what is going on here. His own little sister disappeared when she was little. The only witness was Alan. He never forgot the hand that pulled her down into the sandbox. His family left the town directly after her disappearance. After twenty years he returns.

    Bits and pieces wiggle and meld themselves into a very intricate plot. Debra the best friend of Alan from when they were both children is surprised to see him return. She has no clue he has more reasons than just to work. The fear that comes through in the scenes with Alan and Debra are chilling. The lack of the bigger picture keeps many of the people in the town in the dark. No one knows who is in on the disappearances and who isn’t.

    Alan’s conspiracy theory hits Debra hard and she turns away from him. There are too many strange occurrences of missing children for decades.

    The story is riveting. The narration is eerily wonderful.This is not my first book narrated by Jack Urry and I can admit, I am a fan. His voice lends itself to this type​ of genre in a way that is hard to define unless you have heard it. The voices that Jake Urry presents bring a very emotional response to the tension-filled words that A.I. Nasser writes.

    My Recommendation:

    If you love a good horror story, with hands in the dark, closet doorknobs turning in the night, and missing children, you are going to love this book. I imagine reading it would give as many chills, but if you want the full effect, get the Audiobook. It is completely chilling. On the Audiobook you are given a sneak peak into the next book in the series. It is a nice bonus. It is going to be good. I hope it is narrated by Jack Urry as well. He is perfection for this story type.

    Where to Find: Children to the Slaughter:


    The book is available in eBook, Audiobook, and Paperback by clicking the links below.

    AudioBook Review: The Sick house by Ambrose Ibsen

     

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    • The Sick House : The Ulrich Files, Book 1
    • Listening Length: 6 hours and 48 minutes
    • Program Type: Audiobook
    • Version: Unabridged
    • Publisher: Ambrose Ibsen
    • Audible.com Release Date: April 4, 2016
    • Whispersync for Voice: Ready
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B01DPRMM50

    Book Blurb:

    Dr. Siegfried Klein has vanished on a mysterious pilgrimage to an abandoned infirmary in the ghost-town of Moonville. The locals in the surrounding areas are tight-lipped, hostile to outsiders. Local legend has it that the old Sick House is packed with spirits, none of them friendly, and that to set foot in it is to enter Hell itself.

    Enter Harlan Ulrich, private investigator and skeptic.

    Traveling to the site, the detective begins the long process of separating truth from grisly local myth, and during his investigation stumbles upon certain frightful evidence that tries his nerve. He wants to find the doctor in one piece and weathers the hostilities of the locals even as their stories keep him up at night. But the longer he spends in the ghost town of Moonville, the more he feels the influence of something sinister in the shuttered infirmary.

    When finally the truth is revealed and the infirmary’s sordid past comes to light, will Ulrich manage to escape with his life? Join him as he braves the myth-shadowed unknown and seeks out the missing doctor in The Sick House, a full-length novel of paranormal suspense and horror.

    Ratings:

    • Overall: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    • Narration: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    • Story: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    My Review:

    I give the book a solid 5 stars because it was chilling and the mystery is consuming.

    This Horror story is grimly good. It is creepy and hearing it through my headphones, those voices ringing in my ears? Intense!

    The narrator, Jake Urry, has the best voices for the characters. the men all sound sinister when they should and sound intelligent when called for.Jake has a large amount of accents. I love his depiction of women. Such emotion and he is able to capture all ages of the characters. For narration I can only give 5 stars.

    The writing is great. The wording keeps you involved. Some of the descriptions were so involved, I could almost hear his chair creaking as he swiveled back and forth in thought. I loved it.

    Harlan Ulrich is a private investigator and he is not exactly comfortable when he is hired to find a missing doctor. Dr. Siegfried Klein, a doctor that was last seen heading to the supposedly haunted hospital known as the Sick House.

    Harlan is overwhelmed when he sneaks into the old hospital looking for signs that Dr. Klein had been there. While in that abandoned building he starts to feel things, evil and dangerous things.

    The things he experiences are not human and they are not solid. As he investigates he comes into contact with the towns people which are full of dire warnings and an unwillingness to confide in him.

    When he starts digging even deeper, he is able to find so much more about the Sick House than he expected. You can count on twists, turns and astounding revelations. What surprised me was that it was not a gruesome book. It was scary but not full of graphic horror. Thank goodness I have to say. I was not quite prepared for a lot of grizzly action.

    This was a wonderfully crafted book. The story was full of haunting events. This was really one good book to listen to on Audio books. The narrator brought the fear and eeriness to life. This is my second book narrated by Jake Urry and I can say it is not going to be my last. I loved the way he performs each character. He has a British accent, but he was able to do several american accents just wonderfully.

    I highly recommend this book if you like ghosts, spirits, mysteries and descriptive narration. I have not read anythign by Ambrose Ibsen before, but I will be looking for books by him after this one. It was just that good. I like that the book was not gory and morbid. Ambrose Ibsen set out to create a setting, an emotion, a tone and he succeeded. Excellent audio book.

    The book The Sick House by Ambrose Ibsen is available through KindleUnlimited and Audiobook by clicking the links below.

    Amazon  |  Audible