Showing posts from October, 2013

Halloween Favorites!

Happy Halloween all you Goblins and Ghouls. I figured it being Halloween and all that I'd share some of my Favorite Scary books and movies with you.  I reach for these year after year and although I know them by heart by now no Halloween Season is complete without reading or viewing them.  In no particular order here is a small sampling of some of my Favorites!

I loved these Scary Stories as a kid and still love the to this day. They were actually scary and even now I still get tingles up the back of my neck reading it. Just make sure if you buy the book it is an older edition cause the newer ones don't have those super creepy illustrations in them that made me fall in love with the book in the first place.

Let's face it half of Stephen King's body of work could be on this list but the one that has stuck with me the longest and to this day has the ability to scare the crap out of me is IT. The character of Pennywise is brilliant don't get me wrong but he is also re…

Mini Review: After the End: Recent Apocalypses by Various Authors

Rating: ★★★★
Genre: Post Apocalyptic, Short Stories,Dystopian
Publisher: Prime Books
Publication Date: July 2, 2013

From the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh to Norse prophecies of Ragnarok to the Revelations of Saint John to Cormac McCarthy's The Road, and any number of fictional zombie Armageddons and the dystopic world of The Hunger Games, we have always wondered what will happen after the world as we know it ends. No matter what the doomsday scenario - cataclysmic climate change, political chaos, societal collapse, nuclear war, pestilence, or so many other dreaded variations - we inevitably believe that even though the world perishes, some portion of humankind will live on. Such stories involve death and disaster, but they are also tales of rebirth and survival. Grim or triumphant, these outstanding, post-apocalyptic stories selected from the best of those published in the tumultuous last decade allow us to consider what life will be like after the end.

Mini Review After …

Book Blast, Excerpt & Giveaway! Arbirate by Megan Thomason

It's one year later. And everything has changed. Remember The Second Chance Institute (SCI). Earth’s benevolent non-profit by day, Thera’s totalitarian regime by night. They’ve stepped up their game on Earth and on Thera—infiltrating political parties, preying on the downtrodden, and planning offensive maneuvers. The SCI’s abuse of their charter leads to Arbiter oversight and bitter consequences. Remember Kira Donovan. Broken, burdened, and evading those who wish her harm, Kira enlists the Arbiters’ help when forced to return to the clutches of the SCI and her angry, estranged love. Remember Blake Sundry. Exiled, determined, and packing an agenda, Blake seeks assistance on Earth and Thera to use his newfound knowledge to bring down the SCI. Remember Ethan Darcton. Overworked, emotional, and holding a grudge, Ethan hunts down his stolen property, but finds himself in awkward territory, stuck between the Arbiters and the SCI. Full of action, competing agendas, romantic entanglements, hum…

From Page To Screen (57) The Mist

For this weeks From Page to Screen I have decided to cover The Mist by Stephen King.

First let's discuss the book.
The Mist is a novella written by Author Stephen King. The Novella was originally released in the Dark Forces Anthology (Published by Viking Books) and was the Collections longest story. In 1985 Stephen King published a slightly edited version of the novella in his short story novel Skeleton Crew (Published by Putnam Books). After the film rights were sold it was decided that King would rework the story yet again to make it a full length stand alone novel. This was published October 2, 2007 to coincide with the films release.

Let's take a look at some of the characters.

David Drayton- David is a moderately successful commercial artist that lives in the town of Bridgton, Maine with his wife Stephanie and son Billy. He is the narrator of the story.

Mrs. Carmody- A middle-aged townswoman with a borderline reputation as a witch and a fanatical belief in God. She actively…

Weekly Wrap Up (62)

Welcome to my Weekly Wrap Up!! Each week I share My Weekly Wrap Up of everything Book related (reviews,books purchased,won etc..). Each picture is linked for your convenience. All you need do is click on the cover and it will take you to the appropriate page! I'll also be linking my post up to Stacking The Shelves & The Sunday Post .

Hello lovelies!  If you haven't noticed by now I finally own my domain name *confetti*. It really feels great  even if that may seem silly in the grand scheme of things. Halloween is coming up this week *more confetti* so I'm hoping to have up a few spookable reviews and also some fun posts with a Halloween twist. Walking Dead tonight woot, woot. For those watching this Season how do you like it so far? On the book front I bought a few new ones this week, I also found a couple quirky indie bookstores on my travels around town yesterday. Didn't buy anything though. Oh and World Book Night released the titles given away this …

Early Review: The Troop by Nick cutter

Rating:  ★★★
Author: Nick Cutter
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Survival
Publisher: Gallery Books
Expected Publication: January 7, 2014

Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons.

Everything changes when a haggard stranger in tattered clothing appears out of nowhere and collapses on the campers’ doorstep. Before the night is through, this stranger will end up infecting one of the troop’s own with a bioengineered horror that’s straight out of their worst nightmares. Now stranded on the island with no communication to the outside world, the troop learns to battle much more than the elements, as they are pitted against something nature never intended…and eventually each other.

ReviewThe Troop was a book that I had been waiting to read for quite some time now. Based on the rev…

Meet Blade Book Blitz & Excerpt: Demon Outlaws by Paula Altenburg

Passionate and headstrong, half-demon Raven is nearly executed on the orders of her fundamentalist stepfather. She escapes from the burning stake using the gifts of her otherworldly heritage and the help of a mortal stranger named Blade. Now she’s set on revenge, and only quiet, intense Blade stands in her way.

A retired assassin weary of the weight of his past, Blade has crossed the desert to seek out a new life. His journey is interrupted when his conscience demands he help Raven find an old friend who can help her. Saving her from her need for revenge and delivering her into the hands of loved ones means he’s one step closer to redemption.
But as Blade’s sense of duty becomes something more and threats, both mortal and immortal, stalk the woman he can’t abandon, he could very well fall back into the life he’s trying so hard to escape.

Expected publication: November 26th, 2013 by Entangled Select
__________________________________________ Excerpt Ruby drifted up to the bar not long aft…

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway! Waking Up Dead by Emma Short

You know your life has hit rock bottom when you’re living off cooked rats and showering once every few months—if you’re lucky. But for Jackson Hart things are about to get a whole lot worse. When her best friend, Tye, disappears hunting for food, kick-ass Jackson’s ‘head south to safety’ plan looks like it’s dead before it’s even begun. But then she meets ex-mechanic Luke Granger, who takes her to his bunker, feeds her with non-rat based food, and offers her protection against the zombie hordes—not that she needs it. She knows how to use a machete and isn’t afraid to. Jackson was tempted to stay in the city with her rescuer. Food, shampoo and the possibility of finally getting laid, what more could she ask for? But the flesh eaters are getting smarter and the bunker is compromised, so Jackson and Luke have no choice but to make the journey south. Luke and Jackson team up to find other humans in a road-trip romance for the ages. They travel for thousands of miles with zo…