Friday, June 24, 2016

Review: Slipway Grey by Mark C. Scioneaux & Dane Hatchell

Author: Mark C. Scioneaux & Dane Hatchell
Genre: Young Adult, Horror
Publisher: Evil Jester Press
Publication Date: October 16, 2013

As blood stains the sugar white sands of Pensacola Beach, mysterious disappearances plague the area. But this doesn't stop a group of high school seniors from having one last blowout at an exclusive beach mansion before graduation.

But Mandy, the party's host, has plans of her own. With a special friend, a massive bull shark she befriended as a child, Mandy plans to work through her teen angst the only way she knows how: with the help of massive jaws and an insatiable appetite for human flesh!

Slipway Grey is a book that I have had kicking around in my closet for a couple of years now. I don't really remember how the book came to be in my possession but I'm pretty sure it was won through a giveaway of some sort. With Shark Week fast approaching I needed something to put me in the mood and Slipway Grey was the book to fit the bill. 

One of the things I really liked about the story was the premise. Sure,the story read like a bad Syfy film but that's what made it worth the read. The story was the perfect blend of B Movie slasher horror and Teen angst. The characters all fit into their respective roles perfectly and while it was predictable how things would turn out that didn't deter from the fun to be had along the way. 

I also really liked the Shark. He's just looking for minions to do his bidding and fill his belly. You can't blame him for that. I would however like to know more about him. Was he a science experiment gone wrong or was the shark really just a shark and the humans projecting all their fears onto him? That was really never made clear but I suspect it is the latter. 

Lastly, I really liked how quick the story was despite all the plot holes because of it. If I'm being honest it wasn't until I had time to sit and ponder the events in the book that I realized how much information was truly missing from the story. Is that a credit to the writing or just my love for the B Movie premise? I'm still undecided on that one. 

Overall, Slipway Grey is a fun little title that is perfect for the poolside. Sure, it could be longer and the characters fleshed out more but for what it is, I enjoyed it.   

With that being said, I'll be rating Slipway Grey by Mark C. Scioneaux & Dane Hatchell ★★.

 *Copy owned by me.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in an which way  for providing them.

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Mark C. Scioneaux is a Bram Stoker Award® nominated editor and author.

He is the author of numerous short stories appearing in various anthologies. He is the author of THE BONE HUNTER, FAMILY DINNER, SLIPWAY GREY and INSURGENT Z. He is also coauthor of the "Splattire Series" with books that include CANNIBAL FAT CAMP and DIE, YOU ZOMBIE CRACKERS!. HORROR FOR GOOD: A CHARITABLE ANTHOLOGY is an award-nominated anthology for charity he co-edited.

He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Dane Hatchell was born and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He works in the manufacturing industry by the shores of the Mississippi River.

He is the author of the novel: Lost World of Patagonia, RESURRECTION X, the collection: MIND HEMORRHAGES, co-author of the novella: SLIPWAY GREY, and the novel: INSURGENT Z and THE DARK TIMES. Multiple short stories by Dane have appeared in various anthologies over the last few years.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Scarred Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood

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Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
Scarred Beauty
By Jennifer Silverwood

Coming December 1st 2016...

(A Wylder Tale Novella)

Genre:YA, Dark Fantasy

Vynasha has become prisoner with the other wyld beasts of the castle, but she is not alone. In the howling darkness her majikal bond with the Dungeon Master, Grendall grows, awakening the dormant power in her blood.

Yet as she discovers the true nature of the other beasts, she learns she must embrace madness in order to free them all. Vynasha is willing to do anything to end the curse, even if that means transforming into a monster.

Burried secrets come to light in this seductive sequel to Craving Beauty, the Gothic retelling of the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast, where nothing is exactly as it seems and the heroine must be her own hero.

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Other Books in the Series

Craving Beauty

(A Wylder Tale, #1)

by Jennifer Silverwood

YA Dark Fantasy

Paperback & ebook, 239 pages

October 31st 2015

Vynasha has spent the last four years tending her mother's roses and looking after her nephew. The fire that killed their family has left her scarred and put Wyll on the brink of death. Soon the first frost will come down from the mountains and she knows this winter will be his last.

Until a strange beggar appears on the road, telling her of the majikal Source that can heal her Wyll. With nothing left to lose, Vynasha braves the forbidden Wylder Mountains to seek out a cure and her fate.

A lost kingdom is uncovered by an equally lost girl, but the castle is not abandoned as she believes. Shadows cloaking unseen eyes watch. Tapestries whisper from the hidden corners, wondering if the one to break their curse has come. And a hungry beast waits, ready to devour her soul.

Wolfsbane's Daughter

(A Wylder Tale Novella)

by Jennifer Silverwood

YA Dark Fantasy

ebook, 52 Pages

February 25th 2016

Wolfsbane and his daughter Resha are on a never ending quest in the Wylder Mountains, to wipe out the wolves who destroyed their village. Before their enemies stole everything she loved, Resha cared for little beyond learning how to be a hunter. After, she learned a hunter must be prepared to fight as well as flee. Now she cares for nothing but revenge.

Until she discovers two majikal humans half frozen in the forest. Resha has a choice, to follow her instincts and leave the strangers to the wolves, or save them. Yet the enemy is on the prowl and there is little time for Wolfsbane's daughter to find safe haven before they are discovered.

Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of the Heaven’s Edge series, Stay and Silver Hollow.

Other Books by the Author

Cover Reveal Giveaway

ebooks of all six of Jennifer's books: Silver Hollow, Qeya, Ohre, Stay, Craving Beauty, and Wolfsbane's Daughter (Open Internationally)

Print copies of the first two books in A Wylder Tales: Craving Beauty and Wolfsbane's Daughter, plus swag (US Only)

Ends June 29th