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http://www.amazon.com/Crossroads-Thirteen-Oclock-Press/dp/1326439073

Format: Paperback

Crossroads -physical and metaphorical – are a symbol of decision and change, with potentially far reaching consequences.
At one time they were also the site of execution and burial of criminals, witches and vampires, as they were believed beyond the power of the devil and his own.
This collection of dark, creepy and downright weird stories encompasses all this and more and makes a brilliant read.
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rota fortuna FRONT
I thoroughly enjoyed Rota Fortunae, George Wilhite’s collection of short stories. He has assembled seven incredibly appealing stories of dark fiction reminiscent of some of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone or Night Gallery episodes. You won’t find any Zombies or Splatterpunk here, but these stories run the gamut from aliens, to ghosts to psychological horror. The characters are well developed and the stories engaging. You’ll find it hard to put the book down once you begin reading it. Must read for all horror fans. I’m looking forward to more works from this author.
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Legend (lulu)
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I liked the stories in this anthology
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Swords Against Cthulhu
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Enjoyed
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Barb
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

“Tears of Mars” was an awesome story! Loved it!
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The Vampire Henry
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Henry’s tale starts off as your average joe telling you his average life – even with his revelation of being a vampire from the very start. I found this book compelling, and in many of the chapters, even empathizing with Henry. It was refreshing to read a vampire tale that was not high glitz or morbid drama. Henry is Henry, and he tells his tale with all the schlock and daily turmoil of a human being turned vampire. Though the story is a short read, I enjoyed it, and recommend it to anyone who is interested in a tale about a basic, down-to- earth vampire.
Format: Paperback

From reading the book description, I wasn’t quite sure what I would encounter. A fast-paced adventure? A sadistic horror story? I’ve read a multitude of vampire stories in my time, so many images flashed in my mind. The only thing I knew for certain was that it would not be like the Twilight series or the Vampire Diaries.

What I discovered was a unique gem in vampire fiction. An extremely well written, in-depth character study of someone who has turned into a vampire and how he has to fit this change into his life. And it’s that last part that makes this book so intriguing. Many stories I’ve read, the vampire runs away from their life and starts over. Often the vampire has means, so he only needs to deal with the cravings. But Henry’s case is different. He doesn’t have the financial means to just hole up in some dark mansion, sulking. He also doesn’t have any family to protect, having runaway from an abusive father years before. Nor does he need to worry about a significant other. He’s a lonely writer, who struggles to stay afloat with small, low paying jobs. Henry doesn’t―and really can’t—runaway from his old life.

As we go through the book, we see that Henry accepts his change (even enjoys it on occasion) and it is in fact his old life that is the true albatross around his neck. He still needs to pay the bills, his lifelong dreams of being a recognized author doesn’t go away and his loneliness is ever present. In many ways, this book reminded me of real life. I’ve known people who were forced to face devastating news (a dying family member, a cancer prognosis, etc) yet the problems of daily life (paying the bills, problems with the kids, problems at work) still remain center stage.Read more ›

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Very well written and a blissful surprise not to be slammed with the normal vampire idealism that most are accosted with when “vampire” is part of the title. I will definitely be rereading this fine work again in the near future.
Format: Paperback

Henry is a vampire, but not the kind you read about or see on television. He doesn’t fight crime, or sparkle. Instead he is a struggling writer, trying to get by and make a living. Yet despite the lack of huge battles, somehow this story is still compelling and you want to read on. It looks at what happens when your average Joe loser is turned into a vampire. A man whose only goal is to make it as a writer and spend his long life drinking. He doesn’t try to curb his blood lust, but is careful not to get caught. He is in essence a serial killer. I did enjoy the book, Henry was an intriguing character and while you couldn’t exactly call him likeable, I did want to see what happened next to him. If you are looking for something a bit different, I would recommend this book.
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Loved it..
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Young little girl with her teddy bear lost in a dirty place
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Anyone who enjoys the tingle from reading creepy horror, will love this. I especially enjoyed the story submitted by Sean Farren – well written and seriously sick & twisted. While he may be out of the running as a weekend babysitter, I definitely look forward to more writing from this author.

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