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The Warden – D.P. Tighe ★★★★★

Now I need to start by apologizing for how quiet myself, my blog and my social media sites have been recently and that is because I have been struggling to concentrate on reading lately and have given myself a well deserved break!

Alice has lead a pretty normal life up until now. She wakes up finding herself trapped in a sick game of survival within the walls of an old asylum. She has to fight her way out while facing many psychotic enemies, no one said they were all living psychopaths though…
When she discovers how she actually got there she is forced to make some difficult decisions.
Will Alice survive the horror games?

My Review:
I must admit getting yourself out of a book slump for as long as I have been in mine lately is hard… BUT this book got me out of my slump!!! HURRAH! YAY. I’m back.

I awarded a well deserved five stars for this story, but it does come with a few warnings. The Warden SHOULD NOT be read at night especially if you’re alone, you will need to keep the light on for this story. Secondly, you will need a strong stomach as parts of this story made my stomach turn, you’ve been warned! Lastly, I would highly recommend you’re over 16 years of age to read this story personally.

The Warden is book one in the Twisted Minds series with a second book to follow in the future. You will need to be a patient reader as you will be hanging from a tall cliff after this book till you can dive back into book two. If you haven’t guessed already The Warden is a horror unlike any other I have read, it has EVERYTHING you would hate… The darkest most twisted scenarios you can think of. The only other thing I could compare it too is Saw, very similar but different!

The Warden is written well, easy to read and contains short chapters throughout. This is only a short story which can easily be devoured within a few hours and contains 114 pages of your worst nightmare..

If this sounds like your kind of horror I do have a SIGNED COPY to giveaway over on my Facebook page so keep your eyes peeled! I am now off to read something far more romantic and soft than this before my mind is haunted for life…

Amazon Link (UK) << Currently £2.44
Amazon Link (US) << Currently $3.22

crime · horror · mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* Hunting Angels (Box Set) – Conrad Jones ★★★★

The Box Set of A Child for the Devil and Dark Angel:
When an author is asked to help the police with the investigation into a double murder by identifying occult symbols, which had been carved into the victims, he is plunged into nightmare and forced to go on the run. Hunted by law and a powerful cult, he has to stay one step ahead to survive.

My Review:
This is the first time I have ever reviewed two books in one review AKA a box set so bare with me here. This box set contains two books in the Hunting Angels series:
#1 A Child For The Devil
#2 Dark Angel

These stories focus on the Nine Angels Cult, something I wouldn’t normally read through personal choice but I enjoyed them both and was surprised at how much I got into them. Very different from what I usually read. I must state these books do make references to child abuse, rape and torture which may not be to all readers tastes. These stories are both written well and easy to read but I did find they contained long chapters for me personally, as I prefer short chapters. I did find them both long reads but very worthy to read and continued with as I was hooked!

The opening chapter to A Child For The Devil… Just WOW! That was dark and evil and even made me feel sick, not for the faint hearted. But wierdly enough that is what got me hooked does that make me a bad person? After the first chapter though it all calms down and the story begins and what a wierd and amazing story that lies ahead for you. These stories especially the first felt so real for me, I generally thought poor Conrad Jones was going to die in real life and myself. I must admit I did actually research into the Nine Angels Cult and what I found shocked me (RESEARCH IT I DARE YOU!). These books have messed with my head! Will I die because I’ve written about the Nine Angels Cult on my blog and researched them? I really hope not 😦

You can really tell that Conrad has put a lot of time and research into these stories and it has paid off brilliantly. You’ve really shocked me with how much I enjoyed these stories. I would highly recommend these stories to you all, they may just surprise you too. I awarded a brilliant four stars for both these books and the box set overall! Cleverly written to make you believe it is real life. I need to calm down after reading these two.

Amazon Link (UK) << BOX SET £2.97
Amazon Link (US) << BOX SET $3.78

crime · Detective · horror · Killers · mystery · Short Stories · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR*Dark Minds – Selection of stories from all your favourite authors. ✶✶✶✶✶


Bloodhound Books is proud to present, Dark Minds, a collection of short stories from leading authors across the UK and internationally.  Featuring many of your favourite authors form Bloodhound’s stable along with many of the other biggest names in the industry, Dark Minds is a must read for all fans of crime fiction.

All proceeds from the sales of this title will be donated to Hospice UK and Sophie’s appeal. Dark Minds will be released on December 13th 2016 in; e-book, paperback and audio formats.

Firstly, a big thank you to Bloodhound books for allowing me to be part of this blog tour..

These amazing authors have combined some outstanding, spooky short stories for you all to enjoy. One not to be missed. As stated above all proceeds from this book will be going to two amazing charities and the authors have really worked hard on this one. I loved and enjoyed every single story in this book. Dark minds is perfect for all you short story fans and each story is very individual and different from all the others giving you a variety of haunting, spooky, horror and suspense filled hours/days ahead!

I couldn’t put it down, I was hooked. I even found myself reading it at 3 AM in the morning when I couldn’t sleep. I would recommend you keep the lights on for some of these twisted stories though. Highly recommend from me. So it is a WIN/WIN you buy this book and you get 41 YES! 41! Short stories and donate to charity at the same time, what’s not to love?  Another one of my best reads of 2016! Below are the authors who have participated in writing stories in this book and some will be familiar to you! A well deserved five stars from me. Enjoy, I loved it and devoured it.

B.A.Morton, Emma Puller, Louise Jensen, Tara Lyons, Richard. T. Burke, Betsy Reavley, Tony R. Cox, S.E.Lynes, Ross Greenwood, JT Lawrence, Ron Nicholson, Lisa Hall…

KA Richardson, A.J. Sendall, Pete Adams, A.S. King, LJ Ross, Paul D. Brazill, April Taylor, Joel Hames, Anita Waller, Simon Maltman, Jim Ody, Steven Dunne, Peter Best, Tess Makovesky, Alex Walters, Paul Gitsham, M.A. Comley, Stephen Edger…

Nick Jackson, Roz White, David Evans, Lucy V. Hay, Alex Shaw, Jane E. James, Mark L. Fowler, Charlie Flowers, Hannah Haq, B.A. Steadman AND Jenna-Leigh Golding.