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review 2019-11-17 09:05
The Terrors Of The Night
The Terrors of the Night (Little Black Classics #30) - Thomas Nashe

I realize that in a collection of 80 (or 127) works, not everything can stand out. Well, this one did, but unfortunately not in a good way. The blurb, as other reviewers have pointed out, was looking quite good, but doesn't fit the book at all.

I guess if you're into long Elizabethan ramblings about the devil and such things, this might be for you. Otherwise, I'm sure there are better books for you in this collection...

~Little Black Classics #30~

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review 2016-01-10 00:00
Night Terrors III
Night Terrors III - Taylor Grant,Aric Sundquist,Marc Ciccarone,G. Winston Hyatt,Theresa Dillon,Eric J. Guignard,Matt Moore,Jack Ketchum,Steve Rasnic Tem,Dennis Etchison You can find this full review and many others at Scifi and Scary's Book Reviews.

Night Terrors III, which I received via publisher outreach after reviewing Prince of Nightmares , was one of the best anthologies I’ve read. The great definitely outweighed the mediocre, and there were only a couple stinkers in the bunch. The only thing that kept this from receiving a top rating from me was that the last few stories were unfortunately not that great, so the book felt like it ended with some of its weakest work instead of ending on a strong point.

Like I’ve done with anthologies in the past, I’ve left my notes so you can see specifically what I rated/thought of each story.

The Run by Aric Sundquist – 4/5 – Twisted, interesting, but not memoriable.

Homeless Bags by Dean H Wild – 5/5 – with a healthy heap of “Welp, I’m never looking at my luggage the same way again, and oh please God let me never get stuck in an airport during the storm. This was a downright creepy read!

Listen by Jack Ketchum – 3/5 – It definitely wasn’t what you expected, and there were two unique twists in it, but I just wasn’t fond of that particular writing style and didn’t care overmuch for the story.

Man Holding Razer Blade by John McNee – 5/5 – Definitely see McNee’s style. A twisted read that wraps up fantastically.

Sailor’s Rest by Jay Caselberg – 3/5- This wasn’t a bad story, persay, but it seems almost out of place with the tone and depth of the other stories.

The Dead Boy by Paul Tremblay – no rating – did not read. Skipped as soon as it became apparent that it was going to in depth about a dead child. Didn’t need those triggers hit.

Home Care by Kevin David Anderson – 2/5- cliche and uninteresting.

Tyger by Steve Rasnic Tem – 4/5 – An angry, darker version of Calvin and Hobbes

Pandoras Children by Simon McCaffrey – 5/5 – Oooh, this is interesting, and I want to read an expanded version of it! All demons and aliens and scientific racing and…boom.

You’re a Winner! by Matt Moore -3/5 – I just couldn’t bring myself to care about this tale of someone going crazy(er).

The Deer Chaser by Rachel Nussbaum – 5/5 – This was an excellent entry into the rumored monsters category. Truly a delight to read.

The Stones of Bavdongarde by Peter Charron- 5/5 – Great classic monster fic!

The Love of A Troll on a Mid-Winter’s Night by Jennifer Brozek – 4/5 – This was interesting and a bit off-beat. The ending made me pause for a minute, and then go “Ooooh. Gotcha!” Stomach “Bug”. Hahaha!

Show and Tell by Taylor Grant – 4/5 – Kooky, but fun. One of the “Tales from the Crypt” style tales that falls just a tad bit short of the mark.

Whispers of the Earth by Eric. J. Guignard – 4/5 – Decent story, good premise, but could have had a stronger ending.

The Next in Line by Richard Farren Barber – 4/5 – For the type of story its meant to be, its pretty good. Peer tales are powerful things to an impressionable mind.

White Moon Rising by Dennis Etchison – 2/5 – Not a fan. Beyond random spacing issues, it was too disjointed and just not that interesting.

Of the Color Turmeric, Climbing on Fingertips by Gerry Huntman – 4/5 – Good creep, good gore. Utterly implausible, but still interesting!

Kill-Box Road Trip by Patty Templeton – 5/5 Great read. Reminded me of a snarkier, darker BtVS with a twist of originality. Loved the Pandora’s Box reference.

Falco Wreck by Raymon Little – 3/5 – Good story, but something about it just seemed unoriginal enough that I couldn’t be interested in it.

Dreams in a Pink Light District by Kyle S. Johnson – 2/5 ….what? Maybe I entirely missed something vital, but this just seemed confusing and not-interesting.

Fed by Jessica Lilien – 3/5 – Seemingly a possible tale about PPD. Not enough to this for it to be good. Felt like it was ended where it was just for the sake of ending it instead of it being a natural conclusion to the story.

Overall, the editor did a good job putting this collection together, and I can honestly say I’d willingly pick up the other books in this series. I never thought I’d say that about an anthology!

Disclaimer: Received a copy free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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text 2015-11-06 13:11
Interview with Jonathan Janz at Horror After Dark!
Wolf Land - Jonathan Janz
Exorcist Road - Jonathan Janz
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Night Terrors (Savage Species) - Jonathan Janz
The Sorrows - Jonathan Janz
Dust Devils - Jonathan Janz
House of Skin - Jonathan Janz
The Clearing of Travis Coble - Jonathan Janz
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I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to talk to Jonathan Janz, gentleman and scholar. You can check it out here.

 

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review 2015-10-09 00:00
Night Terrors
Night Terrors - Tim Waggoner I enjoyed this book and the two main characters but I don't feel compelled to read the next in the series
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text 2015-08-17 14:58
Book Tour: Nightlife- Night Terrors by Matthew Quinn Martin

   

Nightlife: Night Terrors by Matthew Quinn Martin Release Date: July 7, 2015

 

“Doesn’t get any darker than this; you can actually feel the blood spatter…” –Hugo & Nebula winner James Patrick Kelly

 

Enter the world of Nightlife, where the streets crawl with unimaginable demons, and a monster can lurk behind every friendly face...

 

Matthew Quinn Martin first terrified horror fans with Nightlife, the captivating story of two unlikely monster hunters determined to save the city of New Harbor from the Night Angels—bloodthirsty creatures that feed on the forgotten. Jack Jackson and Beth Becker are among the few who can see these creatures for what they really are, but as they hunt the creatures, a mysterious organization known only as The Division is hunting them.

 

In the novella Hazardous Material, we get a glimpse of The Division’s origins and aims, when a young man stumbles onto a long-abandoned video arcade—which three decades ago was the site of the largest mass shooting in New York history—and unwittingly uncovers a relic of unimaginable power and mind-altering terror.

 

And in the never-before-released As the Worm Turns, Jack and Beth are back, along with their faithful dog, Blood. For months they’ve been keeping just one step ahead of The Division, whose enigmatic leader has been pursuing them with the single-minded obsession to capture them by any means necessary. But as Jack and Beth continue their quest to rid the world of the creatures once and for all they find themselves facing off against something even more terrifying than the Night Angels––something that could hold the key to humanity’s salvation…or its doom.

 

Three amazing horror stories in one chilling bundle...the only thing you won't fear is the price!

 

Purchase it at: Simon & Schuster / Barnes & Noble / Amazon / iTunes / GooglePlay

 

"Thrilling, edgy, and scary as hell, Nightlife is an outstanding debut and one of the most original takes on the vampire novel I've ever read." - Jason Starr, International Bestselling Author of The Pack

 

"Nightlife completely creeped me out. Martin is a master of suspense. Keep me up all night again soon!" -Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling Author, The Wicked Saga

 

"Doesn't get any darker than this; you can actually feel the blood spatter. Nightlife is the gutsiest debut I've read in a long time." - James Patrick Kelly, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of Think Like a Dinosaur.

 

"An incredibly riveting, edge of your seat plot that was equal parts spooky mystery and gruesomely tragic horror novel." - All Things Urban Fantasy

 

"Whoa! This is like the ultimate Vampire book! No fluff here. This is not your modern, sexy, 'I wanna get laid by a vampire' book - this was some scary stuff." - Wall to Wall Books

 

"I don't think I've actually read anything like it!" - Bibliosanctum

 

"If you like your fantasy urban and dark, give this book a try. If you want to see vampires restored to a fearsome glory, give this book a try. If you just want a creepy good story for the Halloween month, give this book a try!" - Badass Book Reviews

 

"Nightlife is the perfect story to read if you like to get a good scare on!" - Jersey Girl Book Reviews

 

"Have you been wanting vampires that are mean, nasty, eating machines? Tired of the glitter and sparkle and angst? Well, check this book out....a perfect blend of action and pathos that most readers of horror should enjoy." - Now is Gone

 

"The vampires Matthew created are nothing like I ever read before. They are scary and creepy!" - Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks

 

 

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, it wasn’t until Matthew moved to Manhattan that he realized he was a writer. These days, he lives on a small island off the North Atlantic coast of the United States where it gets quiet in the winter…perhaps too quiet. . .

 

Get in touch with Matt on: Twitter / Website

 

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