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review 2017-09-14 12:30
I only wish we were given more...
The Nameless One - Kathryn Meyer Griffith

The Nameless One is a short horror story set in Egypt. It follows husband and wife, Laura and Julian Bennet, who are Egyptologists looking for an elusive tomb. 

The book blurb leaves little left to explore when you actually read the book, but given its length, that's not entirely unexpected. 

The pace felt a little fast, some of the richness of Egypt missing because of this and the writing style. There wasn't a lot of time given to building up the world around Laura and Julian, which I felt was quite a shame.

If given a bit more sensory information, this story could have been very creepy and horrific.

This is marketed as an erotic horror, but the erotic content is very light on and no great detail was given. The opportunity for exploring the erotic nature of the idea in this book was missed almost entirely, which was a shame.

Overall, this read well, if a little clipped, had a reasonable plot and had the beginnings of a good story with likeable characters. I only wish we were given more.

**Note: I was provided an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

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review 2017-08-24 16:24
Egypt Adventure – Review for The Calling by Kathryn Meyer Griffith @KathrynG64
The Calling - Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a prolific author that is on my must read list.

 

I hope you enjoy your trip to Egypt, but watch out for sandstorms and haunts.

 

Cover by Dawn Dominque

 

The Calling

 

Amazon US Amazon UK  /  Amazon CA  /  Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

Egypt, time travel, ghosts, and mystery…sounds like a winner to me. And I love Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s ability to tell a story that draws me in, keeping me lost in the story she tells. She infuses her stories with the music she loves so much and I think it adds a special touch of realism.

 

Nefertiti watched as everything she loved fell.

 

Faye, her hubby, Nick, the bar, her band and her friends…she is happy.

 

As Faye cleans the bar, bathed in sweat, SHE came to her…again.

 

Faye knew she shared her body with a ghost, she felt the Egyptian link. She has even seen a glimpse of her in the mirror. Who is she? Why is she haunting her? What does she want?

 

Everything changed when the thug walked into the bar.

 

She is Ankhesenaton, a queen of Egypt. She wants justice. She came to Faye, when Faye died…and Faye came back…different.

 

“It’s going to be quite an adventure isn’t it?” Nick states the obvious. Gotta love the guy and I know I’m ready to be whisked away to Egypt and the mystery they must solve. They talk about the information and history discovered in the Egyptian’s garbage and it makes me wonder what ours will tell in the future.

 

Good magic and bad magic both want her.

 

In Egypt, in the desert, they are open to danger from bedouins, hallucinations, and bad magic. The danger and suspense mount.

 

Kathryn Meyer Griffith’s writing brings to life the sandstorm, the haunts. I can picture blowing sands, almost feel the stinging grit, getting in every exposed nook and cranny, can almost feel the dead reaching out trying to halt their progress.

 

I love myths and legends of Nefertiti and Egyptian lore. I can almost see the palace falling, and the senseless slaughter of the people. Echoes of the past filter into the present and it’s shock and awe for Nick. I love that he gets a taste of his wife’s visions.

 

Kathryn’s writing makes for easy reading and stepping into the characters shoes, whether they are being ravaged in an Egyptian sandstorm or chilling on a snowy Montana night. The danger makes for suspenseful reading and, even though I know everything will be all right, at least I think it will, I am still worried, fretting, trying to get Faye’s attention so I can help her

 

Can’t get much more involved than that. LOL

 

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of The Calling by Kathryn Meyer Griffith.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars

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review 2017-07-02 23:58
Tag Team Event for Dinosaur Lake IV by Kathryn Meyer Griffith @KathrynG64
Dinosaur Lake IV: Dinosaur Wars (Volume ... Dinosaur Lake IV: Dinosaur Wars (Volume 4) - Kathryn Meyer Griffith,Dawne Dominique

 

Welcome to our Tag Team Event and Giveaway.

This is where Laura and I share our reviews and giveaways, giving you two perspectives of the featured book and two chances to win.

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Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a prolific writer, but I must say that her Dinosaur Lake series is my favorite.

 

If you are a creature feature fan, these will be a MUST READ on your shelf.

 

You can get the first book FREE. You can check out my review HERE.

 

Check out this wild cover by Dawne Dominique, and tell me you can resist.

 

Amazon  /  Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

Dinosaur Lake IV by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is the finale for this awesome horror series and I was soooo curious to see how she would wrap it up. Needless to say, Dino IV is every bit as good as the first book and if you are a creature feature fan, like I am, this is a must have for your reading shelf.

 

Life had changed since the dinosaurs came…and never left. How can humans coexist with such dangerous creatures?

 

Seven years…and we are at ground zero.

 

I was only 5% in and felt like we had lost already, but…

 

It’s winter and the dinosaurs are at bay. I know they won’t stay that way.

 

Imagine, a world devoid of life, no birds chirping, no wolves howling, no deer snorting in the wilderness park…just silence.

 

We are back with some familiar characters, and seeing Kathryn is not afraid to kill them off, I wonder who will be left standing at the end.

 

Defense, everything is about defense. Living on the front lines, driving around in tanks, always armed, the threat of attack always there. It is war.

 

Man, oh man. Kathryn Meyer Griffith sure can write. I already knew it, but her writing is filled with so much action and suspense, danger and death, that it invokes feelings of sorrow, I have tears in my eyes, yet I am filled with rage. I am amazed, over and over again, at her ability to spin a tale that leaves me breathless. Her stories are filled with so much creativity and originality, I hate to reach the end.

 

The suspense and tension filled pages made me read until the wee hours of the morning, unable to stop until the last page was read.

 

I was super curious how Kathryn would wrap up the series and I think she did a fabulous job! I wonder, though…

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 Stars

 

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For seven long years Chief Park Ranger Henry Shore has been dealing with and fighting anachronistic dinosaurs in his beloved Crater Lake National Park and in the surrounding town of Klamath Falls. It began with one lone leviathan, the one he tongue-in-cheek called Godzilla. Henry and his band of heroes defeated it but others followed: the flying varieties he named gargoyles, the mutant T-Rexes and roaming velociraptors that were so much smarter than their ancient ancestors. He, his rangers and the National Guard soldiers, fought all of them, but still the dinosaurs, cunningly destructive and blood-thirsty, kept coming. No one knew where they came from or what the future would now hold for a besieged humanity, they only knew the monsters were spreading like a voracious wildfire and had to be stopped before they ravaged the world. Eventually, he and his wife, Ann, their family and friends, retreated into a fortified ranger headquarters where they continued to battle the proliferating dinosaurs. Will Henry’s son-in-law, Doctor Justin Maltin, a brilliant paleontologist, find a way to exterminate the creatures and save them…save the world? And, more importantly, would he be able to do it in time? Dinosaur Lake IV Dinosaur Wars is the fourth and final book of the Dinosaur Lake series.

 

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text 2016-11-12 16:36
Non-squicky Horror Books
SLEEPY HOLLOW: Rise Headless and Ride (Jason Crane) - Richard Gleaves
A Christmas Tale - Austin Crawley
Bloodfire - Helen Harper
Hell Bound (Heroes in Hell) - Andrew P. Weston
Dinosaur Lake - Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Wolf Hunt - Jeff Strand
Ghost Story - Jeff Brackett
Letters To The Damned - Austin Crawley
Firestarter - Stephen King

I tried to answer on a thread about Horror books and BL wouldn't let me, so I'm doing a post.

 

The context is one of my Fantasy reading friends was trying a Horror book and quit reading when the plot got rapey. So would I!

 

So the post I wrote out and couldn't post explained that I don't like human ng take on metPHYSICAL IDEAS.monsters. No serial killers, general gorey stuff, rapists, psychos, or other things you can read in the news.

 

The one exception to the gore is werewolf books. You can't have a good werewolf story without making a mess, and to some extent vampire stories can get uncomfortable because they do kill people after all. Same with animal monsters, creature from the black lagoon etc.

 

I won't read anything where animals get hurt, again the exception being when the animal is the monster. I just read Bats for example, but I won't read stories where cats or dogs are hurt. No Cujo for me. Ironically, the only fluffy bunnies who bled in a tory I enjoyed was in Watership down.

 

What I do like tends to be supernatural Horror. Ghosts, demons, the unseen spiritual entity or an interesting take on metaphysical ideas.

 

So I tagged a few books I've really enjoyed for this post, but wanted to tell my friend that anything on my Horror shelf that has a rating is guaranteed not to have anything to do with rape, no psychokillers (except Cabal, which I haven't actually read) and no hurt animals. No tortured children either, I don't need that sort of thing in my head.

 

So, since I've made this a post, I'm inviting anyone to make suggestions that fit the above criteria. Excellent writing especially, I don't have time in my life for mediocre books.

 

I like the sort of Horror that is basically an extension of Fantasy. Not Romance but Dark Fantasy. Demons should be scary.

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review 2016-11-01 20:12
Tag Team Giveaway, Guest Post & Review – Witches by Kathryn Meyer Griffith @KathrynG64
Witches, Author's Revised Edition by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (2011-04-01) - Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Kathryn Meyer Griffith always has such amazing covers that depict the story inside.

 

Cover:  Dawn Domique

 

Witches

 

Amazon  /  Goodreads

 

MY REVIEW

 

A curse, reincarnation, familiars, a battle between good and evil, Witches by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is loaded with many witch things that tease and titillate your paranormal and supernatural desires.

 

I have been watching Charmed (a TV series) reruns for a long time now, so it is easy to visualize all the going on, from familiars to scrying to all the powers needed for the battle coming Amanda’s way.

 

Amanda is a good witch and a good person, lonely since the death of her husband. She has her family and some friends in her isolated surroundings and she will need them. The selfless love she spreads and gives to others freely, asking for nothing in return makes me feel she deserves only the best.

 

The familiars are faithful companions and can be amusing at time. I couldn’t help but laugh at Tibby, a mouse familiar. I can see him throwing his little paws in the air in frustration.

 

Murders.

 

It will be Amanda and her familiar, Amadeus, against the diabolical cult that is killing the residents of Canaan. She is a bit naive, unwilling to believe the danger that stalks her and I want to be with her, fighting at her side, making things right for her.

 

The witch hunt puts a target on her back and it is worse than she thought. The battle between good and evil will take all she has to survive.

 

The sense of evil and foreboding of what is to come was present from the opening pages. The grisly murders, the impromptu storms, and the death and destruction run rampant in Canaan.

 

I didn’t see the direction Kathryn would take for this unusual witch’s tale and the world I would be in. Her vivid descriptions and detailed, complex characters make me love and hate them…but Amanda…

 

The terrible things Kathryn puts her through come alive on the pages. She is not afraid to make her characters suffer, sometimes killing them off, making me love her writing, because I have to stay on my toes and be ready for the surprises she will spring on me.

The writing is outstanding, but I am not surprised by Kathryn’s ability to bring this magical world to life, making me devour the words, unable to stop, wanting to know…

 

Kathryn Meyer Griffith takes WITCHES to a whole new level, keeping the suspense rising,the pacing constant. I am anxious, curious, suurprised, amazed, fearful, terrified as read of Amanda and those around her as demons and black magic rise and good magic fights back.

 Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 5 Stars

 

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