Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Nevermore, David Niall Wilson

About Nevermore – A Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe
On the banks of Lake Drummond, on the edge of The Great Dismal Swamp, there is a tree in the shape of a woman.
One dark, moonlit night, two artists met at The Lake Drummond Hotel, built directly on the borderline of North Carolina and Virginia. One was a young woman with the ability to see spirits trapped in trees and stone, anchored to the earth beyond their years. Her gift was to draw them, and then to set them free. The other was a dark man, haunted by dreams and visions that brought him stories of sadness and pain, and trapped in a life between the powers he sensed all around him, and a mundane existence attended by failure. They were Eleanore MacReady, Lenore, to her friends, and a young poet named Edgar Allan Poe, who traveled with a crow that was his secret, and almost constant companion, a bird named Grimm for the talented brothers of fairy-tale fame.
Their meeting drew them together in vision, and legend, and pitted their strange powers and quick minds against the depths of the Dismal Swamp itself, ancient legends, and time.
Once, upon a shoreline dreary, there was a tree. This is her story.

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You can get Nevermore in Hardcover, Trade paperback, all eBook formats and in unabridged Audio (narrated by the talented Gigi Shane) at all the regular outlets.

SLAVE's Review

When I read the blurb to this book I wanted to read it. I thought it would be a sensual, dark and creepy spin off type of story for those who enjoy the writings of Edgar Allen Poe. Unfortunately I was wrong. For me, this “spin-off” did not work. I was expecting something different. The longer I read realizing it wasn’t the type of book I expected, the more disappointed I became and simply could not enjoy the story. It may not be that way for others, but it was for me.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Quarry, Mark Allen Gunnells

THE COLLEGE...Peaceful and idyllic, bordering picturesque Lake Limestone, known locally as the Quarry. Until DALE awakens an ancient evil lurking deep beneath the waters. Becomes one with it. And EMILIO loses his best friend and wants to know why.

SLAVE's Review:
I'm gonna start this review a little differently than usual by first saying that I gladly give The QUARRY by Mark Allan Gunnells, a review score of 5 1/2 pens! 

Here's a few reasons why.

-With a story line of an ancient life sucking killer thing terrorizing a small college campus I was immediately hooked. The story itself had a nice even flow that didn't waver nor get stagnant.
-Characters, that don't step on each others toes or battling for dominance for the leading role is always welcomed. The ones created in the Quarry, all carried their own weight in keeping the story evenly paced.
-All-in-all, I truly liked this lite horror/romance by Mark Allan Gunnells. This was my second time being exposed to his work. I look forward to a third.