August 27, 2015


by Tony-Paul de Vissage


In de Vissage's universe, vampires (he calls them aventurieri) eat food and drink wine, they marry, have children, the children grow up, and they squabble.  He makes it clear they're mortal humans who've evolved wings.  Blood's ni...

August 26, 2015

"THE BEAST" The Decker/Lazarus Series

by Faye Kellerman, 2013


I almost didn't finish this book.  About a fifth of the way in, I was utterly convinced I knew who the killer was and the motive.  But I was a little vague on the exact means so I decided to finish reading th...

August 23, 2015


by John Huber, 2015


This story follows two men.  John Harker is a psychopath, tortured by demons all his life.  When he falls into a coma, he's tortured by them for five long years.  They change him, making them the instrument of their desires.  But...

August 22, 2015


by Jeremy D. Hill , 2014

What horror story would be complete without the heroes doing something stupid? In Jeremy Hill's long short story, "The Red Bride", when the heroes realize something fishy is going on at the vampire's mansion, they wait until night...

August 19, 2015


by Tony-Paul de Vissage, 2012


De Vissage and I employ a similar theme in our books, that of vampires warring against one another in hopes of achieving supremacy.  So yeah, I'm down with the plot.


But instead of following the victor, de Vissag...

August 16, 2015

by Steven A. Roman, 2011


I've read several things by Steve Roman in the past, both novels and comics. His "Blood Feud" is practically a novelization of a comic book, so here the reader can get the best of both worlds.


In the past, I've chided Roman—a littl...

August 15, 2015

"ICE COLD" (Rizzoli & Isles #8)

by Tess Gerritsen, 2010


Before reading this book, my only familiarity with the Rizzoli & Isles series was seeing commercials for the TV show, set in Boston. So I wasn't expecting a story set in a ghost town in a frozen wilderness.

I real...

August 13, 2015


by Elizabeth Kostova, 2005


This is more like it...


"The Historian" is the tale of a father and daughter drawn together, not so much by love but by fear. It's the tale of a hidden secret, not one but two secret societies, and the danger that comes from le...

August 13, 2015


by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt, 2009


First, how dare Dacre Stoker imply that he is the descendant of Bram Stoker?  He isn't, either biologically or literally.  Screenwriter Ian Holt wrote virtually the entire thing, then hit up Dacre to put his name o...

August 9, 2015


by Tony-Paul de Vissage, 2011


The first half of “Night-Man” is a vampire novel spanning the centuries.  Beginning during the Plague the book then jumps to the reign of Vlad the Impaler, then the French Revolution, and Charleston in the days before...

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