Tagged: fiction

Review: All That Is Left Is Chance by Jacob Haddon

All that is left is chance“Jacob Haddon grabs you by the hand and seduces you over Times Square as it disappears. Noir at heart, this is one party you’re not likely to forget.”

All That Is Left Is Chance by Jacob Haddon was the first story to be put out in the One Night Stands series by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.

What do you get when you combine a party, an intriguing woman and a slowly disappearing Times Square? A quick, interesting story written in the first person, a narrative style I really enjoy. Haddon does a great job at building suspense up until the very end.

I don’t want to give too much away but do yourself a favour and check out All That Is Left Is Chance.

You can get a copy for only $0.99 HERE.

Four out of five stars.

MDG

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Review: The Compound by Robert Ford

TheCompound_dustjacket2Once again, Robert Ford has managed to write a story that kept me glued to the pages. Honestly, I couldn’t put the book down. After reading his first book, Samson and Denial, I eagerly awaited something else from this fantastic storyteller. With the release of his new novel, The Compound, I was not disappointed. His ability to describe a scene draws the reader in and doesn’t let go. Ford weaves three entirely different story lines into one seamless, action-filled adventure.

Jake, Ashley and Tori are an estranged family torn apart once again by the zombie apocalypse.

Calvin, a biker, wants nothing more than to spread his wife’s ashes where she requested and won’t let anything or anyone get in his way.

Sombre and Spider, brothers in a vicious gang, have benefitted from the zombie infestation by taking over the self-sustaining, super prison Tartarus.

Pick up your copy to find out what happens at Tartarus Federal Penitentiary aka The Compound.

I highly recommend this novel.

You can grab a copy of The Compound here.

***** Five out of Five Stars *****

Review: The Venus Complex by Barbie Wilde

venus-largeThe Venus Complex, by Barbie Wilde, follows the main character’s descent into madness by way of his diary. After a car accident, Michael is left to rehabilitate physically and mentally. While his body may have healed, his mind takes a turn for the worse. A college professor and art lover, he puts his life on hold and immerses himself in the study of becoming a serial killer. Plagued by his dreams, he acts out on his most depraved thoughts, which in turn spurs on the darkness just a little bit more. He meets Elene, and so begins the struggle between his dual lives.

Barbie Wilde has an excellent grasp of the male POV as she walks us through the creation of a killer. She takes the reader on a journey into the mind of a twisted individual, as he comes to terms with who and what he really is.

This tightly-written page-turner is not for the faint of heart. It contains some (amazingly written) graphic sex and death scenes.

Step into the shoes of a serial killer and pick up your copy of The Venus Complex paperback or Kindle edition.

Five out of Five Stars

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