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review 2015-06-01 00:45
Libertines by Grant Palmquist
Libertines: A Horror Story - Grant Palmquist

Samantha wants more in her sex life. She and her husband have been married for some years now and their lovemaking has become standard. She wants passion and perhaps experimentation. She starts bringing home various books and magazines and shares them with her husband. Oddly, he really has to be talked into trying something new. They shell out $50 for a recorded subliminal message that they have to listen to every day. At first, it works. But their passions get darker every day. After all, this is a horror story.

Samantha’s husband (does his name ever get used?) is telling this tale. We see everything through his eyes. He thinks the recorded subliminal message is a rip off but dutifully listens to it once a day to keep his wife happy. However, they start noticing changes in their psyche after a week’s time. Their sex lives become more passionate, and perhaps even too passionate. They both desire a bit of roughness, a little blood. And then things get dark. Sex between the two of them is no longer enough. They both have strong desires, and some of those desires are to explore what others have to offer. Then sex is not enough; they need something more. Enter the BDSM club for the husband. Meanwhile the wife takes things too far with a young man she invited home.

This book starts off kind of sweet. This older couple is attempting to recreate that old fire that they had at the beginning. Even the rough sex they enjoy after starting the subliminal recording was hot and spicy. They are both obviously enjoying each other. And then it gets twisted and needy and they both start down these dark paths. For a short story, the author does a great job of showing this full character arc from a sweet 40s something couple to evil characters. I was really impressed with how he showed the progression.

This book is not for the faint of heart. If you are squeamish about sex, horror stories, blood, and death, then this might not be the book for you. If you are looking for something a bit different that has a great story arc, then check this out.

The Narration:  David Winograd did a great job. He starts off all innocent and homey with the characters. But as they change, he manages to inflect their voices with those changes. Samantha goes from a caring wife to someone completely disconnected from other people. Meanwhile her husband goes from the reluctant guy to sex obsessed and finally his voice becomes hard as he has to deal with these changes and their repercussions. Winograd really brought all that alive.

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review 2014-11-13 00:00
Sinkhole: A Novella of Terror
Sinkhole: A Novella of Terror - Grant Palmquist I was given a free copy for an honest review.

This novella was very interesting. Two brothers fight flying monsters that came up from underground. They try to survive and soon find a girl survivor.

The novella was very well-written and was a quick, engaging read.
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review 2014-04-22 00:00
Engel
Engel - Grant Palmquist *Review for Audible Version*

A good short novella from Grant Palmquist. This one was quick and well written. The audio moved a bit slow for me, but as I got used to it, the story flowed more. A classic battle between good and evil. 3+ Stars
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review SPOILER ALERT! 2014-03-12 04:29
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Seer - Grant Palmquist

Its 4am and I'm up with a bad Tummy! What to do when you have nights like this Read and write Reviews! I've been a bit slow when it comes to reviewing the book's I’ve been reading, And good reason for it too I've totally been locked down with work. The good thing about that is More money to buy book's!

 

So honesty I've been struggling to read this Due to work but the times I have it locked me in to place! I was Lucky enough to talk to grant the author such is the joy of the Internet nowadays Its so Good That you get to interact with Authors. Back in the day you had to go to book sighing days!

For those of you that haven't picked up a book of The seer By “Grant Palmquist” or any of his works I highly recommend you do. I was lucky enough to pick up the seer as a free copy. And I'm so glad I did.

 

The book is based on the times of the 80s when things were really good ((I'm a child of the 80s!)) The story starts like a thriller about a serial killer, but soon turns into something much darker and sinister. When Sal, a seemingly nice man on the outside, but a child-killing monster at night, moves in across the street, 10-year-old Nick is the only one who can see his real face: a demonic creature serving hell. Nick tries to stop Sal, but of course no adult believes a teens weird stories and ultimately, Nick has to fight the evil next door on his own.

 

I loved how the story was told and to be honest I couldn't wait to get back to this book when I could. I devoured it when I could. I did find it a bit of a struggle on some chapters But it all made part of the story. A Horror tale That I was naturally impressed by immensely. He throws you In so you get to be part of the story and see it not only from Sal's Eyes ((one of the main char's)) but from nick and his friends and family too.

 

All in all a excellent read And I will be Buying more of Grant's Novels again!

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review 2013-09-26 17:25
End of Amnesia
End of Amnesia - Grant Palmquist End of Amnesia - Grant Palmquist ★★ End of Amnesia by Grant PalmquistI won this R2R from LibraryThing members give away, in exchange for an honest review. I'm not really sure what I think of this story. I truly have no idea, what the title has to do with this story. This is a short story with only 14 pages, but I'm guessing it covers a year to two years of time. So almost all detail is left out. This left me with more questions than answers. For what it was, it was written ok, but it just fell short. This had the potential to be a really interesting story, but was just lacking too much. This read more like a prologue, than a completed story. Thank you to the author for giving me the chance to read/review this story.
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