horror · suspense · thriller

*BLOG BLITZ* Broken – Betsy Reavley ★★★★

Blurb; Annabel, a troubled young woman trying to put her life back together, decides to take a trip to the Suffolk coast to clear her head and get away from her mother. But when she arrives in the little seaside town, she discovers a series of grisly murders have taken place and police are searching for a twisted killer.

After a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger, Jude, the course of her life changes and soon she finds peace in a world away from the misery she has known.

But when Jude comes under suspicion from the police, and her idyllic world is threatened, Annabel’s happy existence starts to become a nightmare.

Can Annabel escape her painful past or is her fate sealed? And why is she haunted by horrific visions when she seems on the verge of finding happiness?

This astonishing novel will take you on a shattering journey through Annabel’s fight for survival and will ask if the greatest threat we pose is to ourselves.

My Review; Happy Publication Day. This book comes with a warning for over 18s only… What did I just read? What the hell. Messed with my mind. This has to be Betsys darkest and best story yet. I got to a point where I nearly put the book down it was that grim, twisted and dark. But ofcourse I had to keep on reading to see what happened.

I managed to read most of this in a day. At first I was like ahhh this ain’t so bad enjoying the book, but then towards the end it turned into pure horror and torture. It was so descriptive and dark that it made me feel sick and turned my stomach..

Broken is brilliantly written and highlights how much mental health can mess you up and take you to the darkest of places. A book you feel bad for enjoying as this has to be the darkest, twisted and grim book I have read ever. I think I need time to get over reading this one. Luckily I didn’t have any nightmares! But my gosh, a book you cannot forget.

I awarded a well deserved four stars and would highly recommend. However, you have been warned about how dark and grim this book really is, a hard read towards the end. A story that will have you talking about it and thinking about it afterwards, its unique and different to each and every reader… Which I think is bloody brilliant. Clever. Well played Betsy.

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Ghost story · horror · Killers · paranormal · Short Stories · suspense · thriller

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!

Blurb:
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 ★★★★

Blurb:
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
PLEASE NOTE  THAT YOU CAN BUY BOTH THESE BOOKS SEPARATELY IF YOU PREFER TO DO IT THAT WAY! 🙂