Saturday, November 05, 2011

Nine Frights : Stories of Terror and The Supernatural by Jeffrey J. Mariotte

Nine Frights

Janey in Amber: A woman visiting her mother’s house encounters some uncomfortable realities about her own life.

Santos del Infierno: In a tale set in the world of Clive Barker’s “Hellbound Hearts” (Hellraiser), a man loses his family and gains a new friend—one with a dark agenda.

The Strip: At the edge of a city plagued by zombies, a small community gathers to try to watch out for one another’s humanity. But when it goes, it’s gone...

Nine short works of terror by award-winning novelist and comic book writer Jeffrey J. Mariotte (The Slab, The Devil’s Bait, the Dark Vengeance Quartet, Missing White Girl, River Runs Red, Cold Black Hearts, four 30 Days of Night novels, and more). Some of these stories have appeared in Hellbound Hearts, The Stories in Between, and Zombie Cop, while others are published here for the first time. 

My thoughts:
I really liked the format of this book. You were introduced to 3 short stories that were intermittently weaved throughout 9 sections of the book. My favorite short story was Santos del Infierno, although Janey in Amber reminded me of a few people I know... Overall this was a great book. It was an easy shorter read, but definitely kept you on your toes. I recommend this to all who like a good horror read every now and again :)

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Friday, November 04, 2011

Oh! What God Can Do! By Gertie Max

Oh! What God Can Do!

Gertie Max has lived a life of service to others. A dedicated wife, mother, and award-winning teacher, she credits God with providing her the strength and balance she needs to make a difference in the world. The power of prayer has enriched her life and the lives of those she meets, both in and out of the classroom.
In Oh! What God Can Do! Gertie shares some very personal memories from her uniquely successful life. From her youth to her professional life and beyond, Gertie sees God's hand at work, and she shares the lessons she learned from her experiences.
Join Gertie as she remembers those pivotal moments in her life when God's presence was felt, clear and strong. Her stories will make you laugh, shed a tear--and will inspire you to reflect on God's influence in your own life.

I received a complimentary copy of Oh! What God Can Do! By Gertie Max as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.
This short book consists of 10 short stories that inspire and uplift you in your everyday life. Each story is well written and makes you feel as if she wrote the book with you in mind. My only complaint is that it is a VERY short book. I really hope she comes out with another book sometime in the near future!

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