Cruel psycho killer and a girl with a tracking K-9

It rarely happens that I pick up something so dark and serious. And it’s even more rare that I finish reading a book like this, but let’s just say I had a motivation. And I was curious to finish it. It wasn’t easy, but here it is.

51tojveomlAngels in the Shadows by Joseph Blanche

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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Angels in the Shadows is a psychological thriller about a young lady, Krissy, who uses a veteran Combat Tracking dog to search for lost children. Krissy is on the trail of two missing girls when she discovers something that threatens to destroy her and her family, and she finds herself on the trail of a serial killer.

If you’re looking for a pleasant mystery story – this is not for you. It’s brutal, bloody and graphic. The author did well to show you exactly what a psychopathic killer can do and what others are able to withstand to survive. The worst part of it is that it’s about children. I admit I struggled a lot to read it because of that. I’m more used to “nice” stories. This one shook me, scared me and yet it made me believe that people can do good things even if their life wasn’t easy. Continue reading “Cruel psycho killer and a girl with a tracking K-9”

BBC Halloween special

BBC_Radio_logo Look at that it’s already Sunday. But the good thing is – I’ve got a free day tomorrow! No Monday this week :D. It’s even better when you’ll think about this stupid time change (although I did sleep an hour longer today and I really needed that).

Anyway, I’ve promised you some creepy BBC stories and here they come. Some will be available today evening or even tomorrow, but hey, at least you’ll have something to look forward to!

1. Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard

This was the first story by Ballard I’ve heard and damn that creeped me out. It seems so surreal and yet like something that might actually happen! Freaky. It’s not a horror, it’s a thriller that will get into your head and stay there. Beware of the motorways ;). Continue reading “BBC Halloween special”

BBC Thursday – 27th of October

BBC_Radio_logoToday’s the pre-scarry edition. Since it’s almost Halloween and all the creepy tales are crawling into the radio and yet there are still few interesting tales that won’t make you look under the bed searching for monsters, I’ve decides to split my BBC post to two parts this week.

Today I’ll give you a few tales that I liked or that seem interesting and during the weekend I’ll write a special creepy edition ;). I’ve got a few dramas already chosen for that one!

1. 1963 – Fanfare for the Common Men by Eddie Robson

The Fifth Doctor first fetched up on Earth in the 1960s – but what does he make of that decade’s greatest musical contribution, the Beatles?

It turns out the Time Lord is a big fan. His young companion Nyssa, however, is unfamiliar with all the fuss over Earth’s musical heritage – so a trip to Fab Four’s formative days is in order.

Yet the Beatles are nowhere to be seen and their role in history has been taken by another group…

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Day left: 21
Duration: 30 min | 4 episodes
Rating: ★★★☆☆

First and obviously one that I couldn’t skip – another Doctor Who! Well, I admit this one wasn’t my favorite, but if you love the series you should at least give it a try :).

On a side note – if you’re in dire need of some awesome graphic novels the HumbleBundle currently has Doctor Who set in offer! It’s like a Halloween gift!
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Interview with J.L. Tomlinson

j-l-tomlinsonWelcome back bookworms!

It’s time for another interview, this time with a fantastic J.L. Tomlinson – a fantasy writer with quite an imagination straight from New Zeland :). Her new book is about to come out – the third volume of Ardentia series. Stories of magic, friendship and a quest for the better future.

Check out her answers to some of my annoying questions 😉 and remember to visit the Stalker zone at the bottom!

Your book “The Empyrean Key” starts off with the trio of characters, can you tell us how they got together?

Jahna, Lilac and Silko were all born in Groden Cove which is a small beach village in the land of Ardentia, where the series takes place. Each of them was bullied or ostracised for different reasons; Jahna is half Narcean (a dark-skinned race of telepaths and prophets); Lilac has always been quite masculine and finds it difficult to form friendships; and Silko is an overemotional bookworm who is an easy target for ridicule. They befriended each other almost as a form of protection, but are quickly bonded by their shared inadequacies and unique talents. Continue reading “Interview with J.L. Tomlinson”