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The Godling Chronicles- Book 2: Of Gods & Elves  was written by Brian D. Anderson and published by GMT Publishing in 2012. You may purchase it at 2nd)  Visit the author on Facebook and at  GMT Publishing .

By Brian D. Anderson

To create an interest in a series of books- to continue a story beyond that first sample taste- an author must give a story and its characters a flavor that will hold within the palate and mind of the reader.

In book 2 of The Godling Chronicles, the fans of book 1 will not be disappointed. The author has done his job, the interest continues and the story flows excitingly well. In the beginning of book 2 Gewey has been beaten down by the half-man Harlondo but directly after the horrific fight Gewey finds himself in a very unlikely place- his home; where “ A fire burned cheerfully and a hot plate of roast lamb and honey-split bread was on the table. At the far end of the table sat his father…”>>   This is a very good example of how the author is able to expertly use description of place, surprise and the stretching of extremes, from fight to home- in the use of his story telling tools.

It has been a year in waiting to see where Gewey, Kaylia and the gang are headed in their quest to defeat the Dark Knight and this reviewer predicts that people will be lining up at their favorite book seller in large numbers to see what happens to this highly likable bunch of characters.

Brian Anderson has hit a home run with this tale of  Gods, Elves and Humans. And it’s a grand slam for this up and coming new author who continues to climb the best seller lists.

I give Godling Chronicles- Book 2- 5 stars.

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Brian D. Anderson will be our guest on The Writers Lounge- Blog Talk Radio Show on Monday November 12, 2012 at 7PM Central Time- USA.

The Night Crawler was written by Mick Ridgewell and published by Samhain Publishing in 2012. You may purchase it at Visit the author on Facebook.

By Mick Ridgewell

Wherever you run…he’s waiting for you!

Scott Randall is a corporate VP on top of the world. To celebrate a massive new deal, he’s going to drive from Detroit to LA. But before he leaves, he makes a bad mistake. He cruelly dismisses a homeless panhandler on the street. Along the road, he swears he sees the panhandler again. Then again. And again. Soon he sees the man—who calls himself the Nightcrawler—even in his dreams. No matter how frantically he tries, Scott can’t escape his relentless pursuer. He thought he was going to LA. But the Nightcrawler has a very different destination in mind.

The story’s title gave me a Halloween shiver and made me squirm like the slimy crawly mass of  worms which permeates and invades Scott Randall’s existence.  The story moved along with slow anticipation, teasing me as I waited for the scary to come. The night crawler character made a few early appearances just as I found myself  desperately wanting and needing for the creepy fear to slither over me sooner and a lot more often- but eventually my wish was granted. My “spook me now!” twitch was ultimately satisfied.

The author crafted some good early descriptive, interesting story lines- which led up to the much anticipated encounter with the gooey and creepy main character.  The story element of suspense was well placed and there was a good surge of excitement at the end.

I see the author as having the right story telling tools to improve his writing and I look forward to his next book.

I give The Nightcrawler 3 stars.

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Mick Ridgewell will be our guest on The Writers Lounge- Blog Talk Radio Show on Monday October 29, 2012 at 7PM Central Time- USA.

Jake Carter And The Nightmare Gallery was written by Kevin M. Folliard and published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform in 2012. You may purchase it at Visit the author on Facebook.

By Kevin M. Folliard

When 6th grade outcast Jake Carter meets the enigmatic Dr. Shade, his dreams become reality. Shade’s miraculous technology grants access to the mental realm of the dreamscape, where anything is possible. Furthermore, Jake discovers that his long lost twin brother Luke has been serving as Shade’s loyal protégé for the past seven years. Yet Jake and Luke’s reunion is soured by the doctor’s nightmarish agenda. Soon, protecting the world of sleeping innocents takes Jake on an adventure past the boundaries of imagination.

The allure and excitement of being young again is something that many of us long for and being able to step into a youthfully charged magical world- through the ripened imagination of an accomplished author is one way to achieve the impossible.

Kevin Folliard has stepped up once again and delivered to his readers a story that will inject a whole lot of fantastical delight and dreamy fright into this Halloween season. His characters of the likable youngster Jake Carter and the evil and sinister Dr. Shade come alive on the page and the concept of this story contains all of the elements of what holds us to a tale such as this and keeps us wanting more and more word after word after word.  In this story the dream world and the real world begin to offer equal appeal and the characters, especially brothers Luke and Jake, are forced to choose in which world they will live.

To live in the dream world enables one to create their own world as if one is living in a real life SIMS game, so the allure is very appealing for someone who has spent hours and hours creating a simulated world- like me. But the path of this story leads to a very dark deceptive plan, devised by Dr. Shade, that removes all of the exciting elements of a magical dream world.

So, open the door to Kevin Foliard’s Nightmare Gallery- if you dare. You’ll be glad you did!

I give Jake Carter And The Nightmare Gallery 5 stars.

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Kevin M. Folliard will be our guest on The Writers Lounge- Blog Talk Radio Show on Monday October 15, 2012 at 7PM Central Time- USA.