Review – Defiled Earth – Tom GH Adams

Adams, Tom GH - Defiled EarthI was practically drooling when Pete handed me (via email) a book of short horror stories. I am a complete sucker for the things. I remember taking road trips with my family and sneakily reading my brother’s copy of Stephen King’s Skeleton Crew when my mom wasn’t looking (I wasn’t allowed to read scary stories when I was kid because ‘my imagination was too active’ or something). Short horror was my introduction to horror and the love never faded.

Tom GH Adams’s Defiled Earth and Other Tales is a compilation of his short horror stories. A cursed LAGOON, a troubled teen and a lusty monster are just a few of his focal points and each story hits a different area of the horror spectrum. He definitely touches on some interesting subjects. Continue reading

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Review – Pestilence – Craig A McDonough

mcdonough-craig-pestilenceCraig A. McDonough’s Pestilence: The Infection Begins is a book about a vampiric disease.

Grace Delaney, a member of the United States Center for Disease control is sent to Des Moines, Iowa to begin inoculations of a Baltic Flu vaccine. Things go horribly wrong and she soon finds herself in the midst of a vampiric nightmare. As she tries to escape the hospital and save her own life, she realizes that maybe those that she’s supposed to trust most are the same people who have gotten her into this position.

I’m giving this book a 1/10. I’m saying that up front in case you’re in a hurry and just want to know whether or not you should read this book. I’m not going to say, “read it” or “don’t read it,” but I am going to give the book a 1/10. Continue reading