Friday, January 27, 2012

Toys In The Attic - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By: David Cleinman

Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

This is a Great book to say the least. Sara's character is beyond strong, after losing her mother, she endures both mental and physical abuse from her father, but when she hits her breaking point, she kills him. But her pain isn't over yet, she learns she is now pregnant with her fathers child. Will Sara be strong enough to overcome the pain she has encountered and be able to love her child, or will she give up on life it's self?

This is a very captivating story, it grabs you up and makes you wish you could save Sara. The abuse she goes through is painful and heart wrenching

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wind-Scarred - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By: Sky Luke Corbelli
Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

This is an excellent read. Mr.Corbelli set the scene with a very creative setting with Sci-Fi, adventure, romance, and a bit of humor, with intriguing characters. It has twists and turns, that will keep you turning pages. This book is great for anyone who enjoys Sci-Fi and Fantasy.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review & Excerpt for The Prophet By: K.J. Dahlen

FBI Agents, Sean and Rheta has been on the search for a serial killer known as the Prophet. When they finally get close to him, they discover a secret network called The Brotherhood. When the Prophet takes the agents sister hostage, they know they don't have much time to bring down The Prophet and The Brotherhood.

This is a exciting and well paced book. I enjoyed the different characters, the Author made it real and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Here's a little taste of the book !!
It can be found on

Good, now put your hands out in front of you,” he told her.
When she did what he asked, he quickly wrapped tape around her
wrists. He grabbed her by the front of her pajamas and pulled her
close to him. “You seem surprised to see me,” he commented.
“Surely you must have figured out I was coming back to get you.”
Rheta nodded. She had known one day they would have to
meet face-to-face, but Rheta had hoped she would be looking down
the barrel of her gun at him. For him to break into her home and catch
her unaware like that seemed almost disappointing.
“I would have waited for awhile, but you see Michael took
something that belongs to me and I want it back.” Zachariah told her.
“And you’re going to help me get it back.”
When Rheta frowned, Zachariah turned up his lips. The
gesture couldn’t be compared to a smile because the merriment didn’t
reach his eyes. In fact, Rheta could feel the heat from the rage
growing inside him getting even stronger. She knew this man was a
very dangerous adversary.
“Aren’t you the least bit curious as to what it was he took?
Or did he tell you already?” Zachariah wanted to know.
Rheta nodded and Zachariah raised his hand and ripped the
tape away from her mouth. Rheta groaned as the tape removed some
of the skin around her mouth. She looked at him and growled.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lucifer and Lacious - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

Slave Finds himself in hell, but doesn't remember who he is. Lucifer carves numbers in his head, which makes him somewhat special, but Slave wants to find out who he is and what his purpose is, but in order to do so he has to go deeper into hell.

This is a graphic book. It was a decent read, but could of been alot better. It seems as if the Author speed wrote and didn't take the time to make it Great.
I recieved this book from Dorrance Publishing as part of the Review Team, visit to find out how you can join the Review Team.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Code Blood - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By: Kurt Kamm

Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

Colt Lewis is a fire paramedic that goes on a mission to find the severed foot of a woman that died in his arms, but he finds more than a foot. He discovers body part dealers, a research student with the rarest blood inthe world and Markus the albinothat is after her. It all leads to death....but whose?

Very well written and satisfying novel. Kurt Kamm reaches in and takes his experience and research and turns it into a masterpiece of horror and unthinkable actions.

Dreams Both Real and Strange - Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

By:K.W. McCabe
Reviewed By: Crystal Trent Dotson

These short stories are dark and magical, I enjoyed it even more than part one. I really liked Choice and Wraith.
Choice is dark yet it has light to it. Thomas is Lord Deaths servant, because of the choice he made, but when his daughter is faced with the same fate, it's up to Thomas to find a way to defeat Death himself.

Wraith picks up where it left off in part one, he has Anne locked in a cell and is trying his best not to feed on her, so the curse can be broken. But Anne is weak, both her and Wraith is hoping for her mother to save her, but it may be to late for Anne.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Disturbed By: Kevin O"Brien Review & Giveaway

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By: Kevin O brien

Reviewed By : Crystal Trent Dotson

Molly is trying to fit into her new neighborhood and Family. She just married Jeff, which has two children and an ex wife.

Molly is carefully following all the cul-de-sac murders ,but it's begining to hit to close to home, with deaths , accidents , and threatening phone calls , Molly's world starts to turn upside down. No one is who she thinks they are, and she has to figure out who her real friends are , before she ends up murdered.

This is a fantastic book , it's got such a twist to it. I haven't reada book this exciting and thrilling in a while. Great Book!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Turner Set For Release of second book in "Whisper" series

It’s hard to pigeonhole author Pete Turner’s work in the novel Whisper a Scream. Is it horror, thriller or religious? Is it a detective yarn, an Appalachian literary endeavor or an action piece?

In reality, it’s a little bit of all that, but if Turner has to paint himself into a corner, he’d do so by describing his work as “Christian horror.” Or as he put it, it’s a horror story told from a Christian perspective, and he’s currently gearing up to promote the book’s sequel, Whisper from the Woods.

Pete Turner is a Hazard native and graduate of Hazard High School. He currently works for the Buckhorn Children’s Center and lives in the Buckhorn community, but his background is a bit more varied. He attended college in Oklahoma and earned a masters degree at Eastern Kentucky University. He’s been a writer since grade school and even performed in a Christian rock band for a time, and his life bears somewhat of a resemblance to his Whisper protagonist, Solomon Noche.

Solomon Noche isn’t your typical sleuth, if he can be defined as one at all. Firstly, he isn’t a detective, though he gets plenty of opportunities to solve mysteries. Secondly, he isn’t solving a bank robbery or jewelry store heist. Noche’s antagonists are much more sinister in the biblical sense of the word.

Noche first turns up in Whisper a Scream, the first outing of Turner’s genre-mashing literary debut.

Whisper a Scream was originally published in August 2010 under the Green Hat Publishing label. The story lingered there for a little less than a year before Turner noted that a writer friend of his on Facebook suggested sending the story, which delves into serious themes of reality and faith, to an editor for another look.

“She read the book and liked it really well, and felt like the story was really great and just needed a little work,” Turner explained.

That was ultimately a good move, Turner admitted, because it forced him to jump back into the story, correct some mistakes that made it into print, and actually add to the original narrative. He noted that he added an entire subplot that serves to tie the story together.

“I really re-wrote pretty much paragraph for paragraph,” he said, noting that while the book underwent a massive editing process, the initial story remains intact.

By February 2011, he had signed a two-book deal with Treasureline Publishing to revive Whisper A Scream and ultimately publish its sequel, Whisper from the Woods, which is due out on Friday, January 13. He is also currently working on the third book in the trilogy.

Since signing with Treasureline, Turner has been seeing some better success and response to his writing.

“The second version of the first book came out May 19 under Treasureline. It sold pretty well,” Turner noted. “And then by September or so, it really took off with some really good reviews on Amazon.”

By late October, Whisper A Scream was being ranked in the top of the pack on Amazon’s reader reviews in categories such as occult horror and religious fiction.

Tuner described the book’s newfound success as sort of the “second leg of a tour,” which is an apt analogy considering Turner’s past musical history.

Turner first found himself delving into writing in grade school, and has always been a fan of the horror genre. So when he began writing Solomon Noche’s story, “it just kind of became two books,” he said.

And while Turner is enjoying the renewed interest of his first book, he is more excited about the upcoming release of his second foray into publishing.

As Whisper a Scream deals with some of heavy themes of life and death and good and evil, its sequel will stick to those same sorts of themes, Turner notes, as Noche this time helps track down a serial killer.

Turner said he viewed a serial killer who performs child sacrifices as an interesting change for an antagonist based in Eastern Kentucky, especially for a small town like the fictional Retselville, which is loosely based on the Perry County community of Buckhorn and named for his father, Lester. ( Retsel is “Lester” spelled backwards.)

“I got kind of stuck on the idea of a serial killer in the mountains,” he said. “You would think people would know there is a serial killer in their hometown.”

While Turner says his books are firmly entrenched in the horror genre, there is also an intentional Christian message that she says is an effort to overcome some misinformation in what he referred to as the “secular media.”

“Hollywood in general, or secular media if you call it that, they have a lot of misinformation,” Turner said. “I believe that demons and angels are real. And a lot of people don’t want to believe in it. They tend to believe in God, but they don’t want to believe in the devil anymore, and I don’t know how you have good without evil.”

“It’s basically a horror novel,” he added. “Both of them are horror novels with a Christian message to it.”

Turner said he had originally hoped for a Halloween release for his second novel, but that date was eventually pushed back to the January date, which after checking a calendar and seeing what day it would fall upon, Turner admitted he then had no opposition to a Friday the 13th release date.

“I think … that would be the perfect time for a horror book to come out,” he remarked.

Turner added that he does plan to participate in local book signings upon his book’s upcoming release, but thus far no dates have been confirmed.

Whisper a Scream can currently be found online in print and in electronic form at and other outlets, and locally at the Barnes & Noble bookstore on the campus of Hazard Community and Technical College. He added that Whisper from the Woods can also be found online upon its release.

Read more: Hazard Herald (KY) - Turner set for release of second book in ‘Whisper’ series