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  • Apex Magazine - Issue 21 on Feb. 27, 2011
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    Apex has put out another fine issue. Sometimes the short stories are a bit quirky and unbelievable, but that's a good thing. Who wants to read nothing but watered-down pulp prepared for the masses? Apex is a thinking person's magazine.When I read their stories, I say, "What the . . . .!" I have yet to be disappointed. They once had their works on here for a choose your own price sort of thing. I'm glad they no longer do that. The magazine is well worth the price they are asking. Buy, read, enjoy.
  • Safe With Me, The Beginning on March 03, 2011
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    For a woman to write about making love from the perspective of a man is quite a task, but it is one you handled extremely well. Your scenes were real; they came alive; they brought expectations that were realized fully. You did a wonderful job. I loved this story. I will spread the word!
  • Houseguest on March 13, 2011
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    Absurdity is what makes this story what it is: how the hell is it going to end? Isn't that what a story is supposed to do? This one does exactly that. Excellent writing! I will read more of your twisted stories, John.
  • Them on March 14, 2011
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    This is great! So many questions left unsolved. But why must everything be solved? We'll know, at any rate, when we see THEM!
  • The Late Hero on March 18, 2011
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    Great story, Mikel! I didn't see the ending coming until I was almost through reading it. Usually, I'm pretty sharp with that kind of thing. You got me! I'm glad. I'll spread the word about your talents as a story teller.
  • Monkey Love on March 23, 2011
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    This is one great story!I never for the slightest second saw the ending coming. John led me along the entire time. I hate to say too much more because I don't want to give any of the story away. Read this! It's great!
  • The Thing in the Closet on Sep. 05, 2011
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    Carole Gill has outdone herself with this story! "The Thing In The Closet" is a great read! I hate to give too much away, but this great tale addresses one of the biggest mysteries in my life. Often, I have pondered this evil-the worst kind of evil. Want to find out what I'm talking about? Read this great story! This is unlike Carole's other stories of Vampires and other demons of the night. This horror surpasses that!
  • The Freebie on Dec. 18, 2011
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    Such a great story! K. Rowe has such a wide array of genres that she spins tales in. She is a master at erotica; she certainly is able to express the sexual experience from the viewpoint of a man. Not an easy task when you're a woman. She pulls it off with flourish! I have read other stories by this talented author and suggest to anyone appreciating this genre that they read them also. And then, read her tales in other genres as well to get a taste of her diverse talents. K. Rowe will be around for along time so you better start reading her stories now!
  • Space Crazy on Jan. 01, 2012
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    K. Rowe is my FAVORITE writer of sci-fi! Wham! The lady knows how to spin an in and out of this world tale that is funny, sexy, intriguing, and filled with suspense and battle scenes. Dar Melton, the hero in this tale, is a young man who has been picked on because of the fact he is different: half earthling and half Satiren. Even in the outer reaches of the universe, bullies exist, and they pick on people just because they're not the same as them. But Dar's mother hopes to change all of that and give her son a chance in an unfair world. At the young age of 17, he joins up with the crew of a space freighter and becomes a man; and a proud warrior. That's all I can say without ruining the story for you, but if you love a great action-packed sci-fi tale, grab this story and the ones to come in the series. Oh, yeah! It doesn't get ant better than this!
  • The Blackheart Poetess: A Poetry Collection of Love, Loss and Lies on April 14, 2012
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    April Denton has done a great job with this collection of poems. While most of them are obviously slanted towards the dark side, there are some more reflective pieces to satisfy the purist. April writes from the soul, which is the way any writer, poet or a spinner of prose should do. Her words do not wring hollow: they are filled with sincerity and depth. My favorite poems in this wonderful collection are Dark Angel, Invisible I Am, and The Wolf. The collection is broken into sections, so I should add I enjoyed all her offerings in The Sex And Sexuality Section. April Denton is a poet to watch and a joy to read!
  • One Buck Horror: Volume Four on April 17, 2012
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    I was thinking that I might be disappointed in this rather short anthology. I figured, "What the heck!" Give it a try. Well, I'm glad I did! Yes the stories are short, but they are fresh and crisp. I love them! My favorite story is "Walter's Friends," but the different styles of each author, as eclectic as they are, pulled me in to each of them. I need to read more of these delightful "spookies." One Buck Horror: Volume Four is great!
  • Turning of the Tides on May 21, 2012
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    Turning Of The Tides by Jo-Anne Russell is a charming story that completely changed from beginning to end: very pleasantly so. As with all short stories, there is a decided punch at the end that hits you in your gut! I love that feeling! I am certainly a fan of Jo-Anne Russell now!
  • Six Fright-Mares on Sep. 24, 2012
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    Six Fright-Mares, by Jackie Williams, is a great collection of horror tales, all of them unique and covering a wide array of topics. My favorite is Outcasts, a rather surreal tale of what if in a what could world. The story is so realistic that I was trying to think of a way where I could come to the aid of the heroes. The superb ending allows for further exploration in to the world of Jackie's story people. I love reading Jackie's tales for her home-spun style and fantastic usage of the Queen's English. Hurray! To tell a story any other way would be short changing the reader. Read these super tales and see if you don't agree with me!
  • Mortuary Horror on June 13, 2013
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    Mortuary Horror, by Lisa McCourt Hollar, is a prime example of why I love reading great horror tales by women authors. Everything you need to scare the stuffing out of you is here! And, Lisa finds a way to tell diverse tales and package them in a fantastic collection. My favorite story was Never Trust A Zombie. Not only was it well written, but the climax was one of those great ones that had you thinking of more than one conclusion. Thinking person's horror! All the other stories were very close runners-up. Girls And Their Toys was especially gruesome. Oh yeah! This is a great collection at a super price!
  • The Smell of Ginger on June 24, 2013
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    The Smell Of Ginger is a masterpiece of horror! Timothy C. Hobbs has done what very few authors are able to do: get all the elements right; back story where and when necessary; plenty of description, but not to the point where you gag on it-I hate it when some authors do that; and a fast moving story which will keep you on the edge of your seat. The protagonists and antagonists both are superbly drawn and are highly believable. I need to read more of this great author's work. He is comparable to the best the genre has to offer.
  • Nana's Gift on Nov. 07, 2013
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    Nana's gift is a treasure! Agy Wilson did a great job with the story as well as the art. When everything comes together as it does with this book, it warms my heart. I can visualize a child reading this tale, lingering over the words, and smiling at the pictures. Bravo, Agy!
  • 3-Z on Nov. 08, 2013
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    3-Z, by Lori. R. Lopez is vintage Lori. A Pound Of Flesh is beyond explaining. I have never read a Zombie tale which captured the human side of what might happen if the Zombie Apocalypse were to come any better than Lori has here. A Big Problem and Knock Knock are pure delight with what I must describe as a wonderful blend of bizarro and cognitive thought. The ending of Knock Knock was superb. A Big Problem was a gem of a read with many plots and subplots that had me hanging on for more. Read these gems. You will be delighted!