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review 2015-12-01 08:30
The Realms of the Dead: Crossfades and Bleedovers by William Todd Rose
The Realms of the Dead: Crossfades and Bleedovers - William Todd Rose

I had no idea that this book contained two novellas when I requested it from NetGalley. All I saw was The Realm of the Dead and thought that this book seemed interesting enough to request. 


Crossfades introduce the reader to Chuck Grainger, a Recon and Enforcement Technician that works The Institute. His job is to guide lost souls into the next life. What Chuck needs to do is project his spirit into Crossfades, the realm of the souls of the dead so that he can help them move on. The problem is that sometimes souls doesn't want to leave and they realize that they are dead and learn to control and manipulate the Crossfades. And, that is exactly what happens when Chuck is trying to help a little girl named Abigail to cross over suddenly her world is disappearing and a malevolent spirit is taking over. Now Chuck must fight the very dangerous spirit...


In the sequel Bleedovers must Chuck, who have survived the ordeal in Crossfades, stop a spirit that has managed to cross over to the real world. Some spirits know that they are dead, but doesn't want to move on instead they are trying to return home and sometimes every few century some manage to do that. And, now someone has crossed and is looking for revenge towards Chuck.


I did prefer Crossfades to Bleedovers, I found the story more intensive and more interesting. I did enjoy Bleedovers, it was just that I was pretty sure throughout the book that the spirit they thought they were trying to catch was not the one they thought it would be and I was right. It would have been too easy if it would have been and I suspected from the start that the spirit would be not the one Chuck thought it would be.


All and all, quite good. I liked the idea of a secret place where people worked to help bring souls over to the next would and I'm curious to how it all started. 


Thanks to Hydra and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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review 2015-09-26 19:57
Bleedovers: A Dystopian Novella by William Todd Rose
Bleedovers: A Dystopian Novella - William Todd Rose

I received a free kindle copy of Bleedovers: A Dystopian Novella by William Todd Rose from the author in exchange for a fair review. That did not influence my rating.


I gave this intense, horror filled book five stars from start to finish. 


While some of the events were puzzling, the characters were incredibly well drawn, the dialogue was on target & the pace was steady. It is a suspense-filled stand alone book.


I will now look for more of William Todd Rose's books.


Link to purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Bleedovers-Dystopian-William-Todd-Rose-ebook/dp/B00OEXM70U

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review 2015-09-14 17:52
Am I Alive? Bleedovers by William Todd Rose
Bleedovers: A Dystopian Novella - William Todd Rose

Bleedovers by William Todd Rose is a Dystopian novella that rivals Stephen King and Dean Koontz.


Bleedovers: A Dystopian Novella

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Bleedovers by William Todd Rose is a dark fiction novella that will keep you awake at night, wondering, could it happen to you.


The title didn’t make much sense to me until I started to read. Then it became clear.

OMG! The elaborate details of William Todd Rose’s world building are amazing. I am thoroughly creeped out. I sure couldn’t figure out WTF was going on. I raced through the pages, sometimes forgetting to breathe.


Chuck is a Level I Recon & Enforcement Technician – Whisk. He works in a covert, underground facility. He loves puzzles, math equations and the process of finding solutions. Chuck was investigating an unnatural death. Would it take him too?

Meditation frees the mind from the body and sometimes someone gets stuck in a Crossfade. Imagine the horror of not knowing whether you are dead or alive.

The paranormal leads to science fiction horror. The experiments invade your privacy, they know all your thoughts. I cannot imagine what it would be like to feel someone crawling through my mind, ferreting out all my secrets.


There are ghosts who refuse to move on. They have unfinished business. They delight in terrorizing. Why did the ghost scare him more than Crossfades? Being haunted and tortured by a serial killer seeking revenge and you can do nothing about it.


The details take me into his head and I feel his paralyzing terror, his inability to move to save himself, as the hatred washes over him. The ghost can cause physical damage, maybe even kill. It is all powerful. It not only enters your sleep, but your reality, making you see things. How would you fight something you cannot touch?


What is real, what is illusion?


Poltergeist is a fairy tale compared to Bleedovers by William Todd Rose.


Bleedovers is a dark, and I mean dark, speculative fiction novella that kept me enthralled beginning to end. Oh, about the ending, I didn’t see it coming and I was let down. It had to happen that way, but I didn’t want it to. That makes it all the better. We can’t always get what we want.


I received a copy of Bleedovers by William Todd Rose in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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William Todd Rose


William Todd Rose writes dark, speculative fiction from his home in West Virginia. His short stories have been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines, and his work includes the novels Cry Havoc, The Dead & Dying, and The Seven Habits, and the novellas Apocalyptic Organ Grinder and Crossfades. For more information on the author, including links to bonus content, please visit him online at www.williamtoddrose.com


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review 2015-08-07 14:14
Bleedovers: A Dystopian Novella - William Todd Rose

I Happily received this book from Netgalley and 


For an honest review.



Spooky paranormal Dystopian Theme.. This had my interests up when I Viewed the cover of this.
Set in the future somewhat. A Tech team use there paranormal gifts. CrossFading A gift of been able to shift from different realms that normal humans can't see.

Going into a depraved serial killer's world of pain and suffering doesn't sound like something a normal person would want to do. Especially when you know that in this weird Place,There are real souls stuck there being tortured for eternity with no end in sight Not even death. But that's what Chuck does. He goes into these wastelands of lost souls and tries to help them move on.


All in all I really enjoyed this Book The start of it grabbed me. I have to admit I was a bit confused as to what was going on but once I got in to it. It was an awesome tale! I also looked up and found it This was a second instalment to the first by William Todd Rose you can get it  here > https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/crossfades

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review 2015-06-05 20:17
Bleedovers by William Todd Rose
Bleedovers: A Dystopian Novella - William Todd Rose

I read Bleedovers completely unaware that it is the second novella in the Crossfades Dystopian novella series and my first read from William Todd Rose.


Mental note: must start the headache inducing drag known as research. That said I didn't really feel like I'd missed much concerning the premise of a Crossfade but maybe a little with respect to the protagonists history.


What's a Crossfade? Well first an introduction into the world building. There exists a secret government agency, more secret than both Men in Black and X-files, based in an underground hideaway and known as the Institute. They exist to sort of compartmentalize and even add a slight technological aspect to the supernatural. Our technicians are able to project their spirit into a Crossfade, kind of like a nightmare conceived by the souls of the dead unable to pass on. Where their physical body is nothing more than an illusion in the realm of the dead, and they 'longed to return to the physical world, to claim their spot among the living, and hang on to it with everything they had.'


Chuck Grainger is our protagonist with his handler, a woman known only as control and a young girl from Physical Research and Anomalies, concerned with the paranormal. When The Crossfades start to bleedover, uncontrolled into the physical world and a ghost kills a sleeper then it's time to go against all protocol and fight what's coming.


The story starts off with an extremely creepy Crossfade in a school that finishes with a slightly silly jump across a number of rotting pumpkins hanging by chains from the ceiling. It then goes into familiar territory where you never know what's real, nightmare, Crossfade or a mixture. Is it a bird, is it a plane, am I still asleep, pinch myself, gotta be awake now surely, no there's a bag with my severed head in it. Finally conscious after a couple of false alarms, sure I've been here before.


Joking aside there's some really good ideas in here, the writings crisp, good pace and flow to the story. It certainly felt unique yet at the same time strangely familiar, maybe because I've read or seen movies mimicking some of the concepts and I'm sure I'll read others in the future.


I received Bleedovers from Random House Publishing Group & Netgalley in exchange for an honest review and that’s what you’ve got.



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