Showing posts from June, 2017

Horror Film Friday: Train to Busan

Train to Busan
Zombie Film 
Released 2016
While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

See it on Netflix or Amazon
My Thoughts It's been ages since I've gotten off my bum and written a horror film review. I've seen a ton of films but usually can't remember a thing once the credits roll and that makes it hard to write any kind of review.  But this one? This one has been lingering and rattling around in what's left of my brain for days. Now it's screaming at me to write a review, if only to get it out of my head. I'll likely get the names spelled all wrong and maybe some of the details too but I'm going to do this anyway. Sorry in advance.

This is a movie you MUST see if you're a fan of character driven, action-packed zombie films (yes, they really do exist!). This is how horror films should be done, if you ask me. It's a South Korean film and has subtitles and the run time is just und…

Review: The Boyfriend Makeover by River Jaymes

This one has all the sexy time one could ever need . . .

The Boyfriend Makeover by River Jaymes, Narrated by Marc Bachmann
MM Erotic Romance Fiction, 12+ hours
Series: The Boyfriend Chronicles #3
Audiobook Released April 2017 by Tantor Media
Noah Tanner loves life and the gay men who live it. Bisexuals rock too. Questioning? Even better. Random hot encounters are almost as regular as his nightly cocktail, but it’s his friends and his calling that feed his soul. He’s spent years raising money for San Francisco’s homeless in honor of the boyfriend who died. His most important objective? Ensuring the success of his upcoming, upscale charity event. He’s closing in on his goal, but the deliciously scruffy, oh-so-sexy Bachelor Bid contestant, Dr. Kyland Davis, is proving far too distracting.

Former Texan and no-nonsense surgeon Ky Davis prefers his beat-up Stetson boots to polished dress shoes. But after a difficult year for his sister, he’ll do anything to see her smile again, …

Retro Review: Mosquitoes by Marc R. Soto

Want to feel unsettled? This one will do the trick!

Mosquitos by Marc R. Soto
Horror Novella, 83 Pages
David is a normal ten-year-old boy who lives in the bosom of a happy family in a quiet town by the marshes, until some mysterious nightly bites lead him to undergo changes. All of a sudden, he knows things he shouldn’t, horrible things: his father dreams of going to bed with the intern and the husband of his teacher Mercedes is cheating on her. Mercedes is herself hiding a terrible secret from her past and is prepared to do something hideous to protect her future... And suddenly, along with awareness comes hunger. And thirst. An irresistible thirst.

My Thoughts
4 1/2 Evil Patrick's

This is a short story which I just learned was originally written in Spanish and translated. I would’ve never realized this because the translation was so smooth. Thinking on it, this story definitely has that slowly growing sense of dread, no child is safe, dream-like vibe down perfectly…

TTT: The Best Books I've Read (so far) In 2017

Hey bookish friends, I am down with some terrible stomach bug. I thought it was my terrible cooking but I'm the only one in the house sick so I guess that's not it. I will do my best to get to comments tonight/tomorrow/the next day and do some visiting but for now I am going to plop myself down and not-so-silently suffer with this nausea.  

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the BookishThe prompt:Top Ten Best Books I've Read in 2017 (so far). I completely intended to read from my tbr pile this year but then I succumbed to review requests and allowed the siren call of Netgalley to get the best of me. I shamefully admit that I haven't touched a "real" tbr book since I attempted to read Malfi's Snow several months ago but I have found some gems in the review queue! 

Click on any cover to be whisked away to my review either here or at Goodreads.

5 Stars
I'm stingy with the 5 stars but here are three very different books that I j…

Review: Rescuing Finley by Dan Walsh

If you love dogs and audiobooks this one just might be for you.

Rescuing Finley by Dan Walsh, Narrated by Hillary Huber
Dog Fiction, 7 hours, 49 minutes
Series: A Forever Home Book #1
Audiobook Released March 2017 by Tantor Media
Amy Wallace has made plenty of mistakes in her young life, but she didn't see this one coming. Chris Seger is a marine serving in Afghanistan. His life is forever altered by a single, fateful step. A mother of another Afghan war vet suffers a devastating loss, which changes the course of Finley's life for good. Finley is a mostly golden retriever, who suddenly finds himself alone and confused in a dog shelter. Later, he's brought to a local prison to be trained in a special program for female inmates. Could this prison actually become the place where Finley finally finds his freedom? Rescuing Finley tells the story of how one rescue dog powerfully impacts three tragic lives and puts all of them on a road toward redemption and healing.…

8 More Books to Read When Life's Too Good!

Still feeling a little too chipper? No need to worry, I have 8 more books that'll ruin your day and turn that smile into a grimace of agony. If you missed the last go around click hereto see the first batch of mood ruiners.

Please be aware that nearly all of these books contain some sort of trigger which will be revealed in my review. Clicking on the book covers will bring you to my review either here or at Goodreads.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy:  This is one of the bleakest books I have ever read. It's devastating in its spare prose and the father/son relationship gets you in the heart. I cannot recommend the audiobook highly enough.

Going Under by S. Walden:  This is a book about making mistakes that cannot be fixed. It's filled to brim with angst and suffering and grief and guilt. Sound good to you? Give it a go. I gave it 5 stars because it made me feel all kinds of uncomfortable emotions.

Daddy Love by Joyce Carol Oates: As much as you might will it so,  you will never b…

Threshold by Jordan L. Hawk

Monsters, romance, humor what more could I want? Maybe a better narrator . . .

Threshold by Jordan L. Hawk, Narrated by Julian G. Simmons
M/M Romantic Horror Fiction
Book #2 Whyborne & Griffin
Audiobook Released November 2013, 7+ Hours
Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne wants nothing more than to live quietly with his lover, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty. Unfortunately, Whyborne’s railroad tycoon father has other ideas, namely hiring Griffin to investigate mysterious events at a coal mine. 

Whyborne, Griffin, and their friend Christine travel to Threshold Mountain, a place of dark legend even before the mine burrowed into its heart. A contingent of Pinkertons—including Griffin’s ex-lover Elliot—already guard the mine. But Griffin knows better than anyone just how unprepared the detectives are to face the otherworldly forces threatening them.

Soon, Whyborne and Griffin are on the trail of mysterious disappearances, deadly accidents, and whispered se…