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Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore
Dead Things by Stephen Blackmoore
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5.0 out of 5 stars A heck of a ride!, 11 Jan 2014
I've been meaning to read this book for a few months now but somehow it didn't reach the top of my pile. It could be because I bought a hard copy rather than a kindle version - who knows, I'm just so glad that I finally got to it. Dead Things packs a wonderful wallop.

Eric Carter hits the ground running and doesn't really ever stop. He gets regularly knocked down, beaten up and broken down but he keeps getting up and ploughing on. He gets his hands spectacularly dirty and does it with a smirk. Most definitely the kind of man that your mother would warn you against - well assuming she had a world view wide enough to ever think he might exist. And yet...and yet, he is polite, he… Read more
A Different Kind of Girlfriend by Christopher Pope
A Different Kind of Girlfriend by Christopher Pope
4.0 out of 5 stars Strong debut, 26 Nov 2013
This is not a traditional vampire book. And I mean that in a good way.

The vampires themselves aren't the sparkly, overtly sexual creatures that has become so much the norm. They also aren't the ugly, malicious creatures of Bram Stoker or Nosferatu. While there are some characters that are classically evil, the `good' characters have plenty of flaws and don't always operate in squeaky-clean ways. The underlying premise is interesting and I enjoy books that are realistically grey in their presentation of motives and actions. Sometimes questionable things are done for good reasons.

The `hero' of the story is Rayner who has been raised since childhood to become a vampire… Read more
FULL MOON ISLAND (Full Moon Series Book 1) by Terry Yates
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a good edit, 8 Nov 2013
There is a very interesting idea trying to get out in this book.

A remote island stuck in a heck of a storm. Strange goings on. A cast of mainly unlikeable characters with their own agendas, weaknesses and strengths. Unusually for this genre, the hero is a rather weak man who makes questionable decisions that rebound on the whole group. The military are not depicted in a particularly heroic way. The ladies are an odd bunch. Beautifully set up for a keep-them-guessing plot with no real sense of who will make it through and who will fall foul of the creatures. Some interesting possibilities about who the real 'baddies' are and who the real 'creatures' are.

But, oh boy… Read more