Darkeva’s Dark Discoveries Vol. 4

Darkeva’s Dark Discoveries Vol. 4

Darkeva’s Reviews This Week:
A Blind Eye to the Rearview by Eric A. Jackson (Abattoir Press) is a gripping novella that plays mind games the with reader as you will struggle along with the main character to find out who send the protagonist, Jeb, that note saying he has to kill his father (who is already dead), and why. Definitely a great, different read!

Darkeva’s Deal of the Week:
Samhain Horror features their new releases for 30% off! Check them out here.

Darkeva’s Dark Fiction Picks of the Week:

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, one of the most buzzed about releases of last year, which garnered rave reviews, is now in paperback!

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway: a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them both, this is a game in which only one can be left standing. Despite the high stakes, Celia and Marco soon tumble headfirst into love, setting off a domino effect of dangerous consequences, and leaving the lives of everyone, from the performers to the patrons, hanging in the balance.

Darkeva’s Event Picks of the Week:
Of course, the Mecca of All Geekdom is being held at none other than San Diego Comic-Con, starting on this Thursday, July 12. Thousands of comic book, TV, and film fans gather from around the world to attend this event, which many urban fantasy and horror authors also participate in. It doesn’t get much bigger than this. If you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to score tickets, mazel tov ;-)

An interesting one for sure, the Zombie Voodoo Fest in Beaumont, Texas on July 7 and 8 celebrated and paid tribute to the 80th anniversary of the first full-length zombie film released in the US, White Zombie starring Bela Lugosi. They had quite a few things going on like battle of the bands, a model competition, a zombie survival run and tag competition, a “Thriller” after dark dance party, and a horror film festival, so quite a packed weekend.

Darkeva’s Picks for Buzzed About Topics of the Week:

Nick Cato did a cool interview with Jeff Strand on his blog, which you can access here, talking about his new book for younger readers, A Bad Day for Voodoo, which came out last month.

One of my favorite horror writers, Lee Thompson, also one of the rising stars in the horror field, has a new dedicated website for Division Mytho, which is kind of like a guide to the world in which most of Lee’s work to date has been set in, starting with Before Leonora Wakes. You can read more about it in this interview he did with Blu Gilliand.

Book Chick City alerted book bloggers to this author, who questions why book bloggers who elect not to review self-published books make that choice. It caused a huge debate in the comments, and the author even wrote a follow-up post in response to this post from one blogger, and another here. It’s a tricky and sensitive issue, but definitely well worth a gander if you’re a book blogger.

So there you have it, readers! This concludes another edition of Darkeva’s Dark Discoveries–I hope you’ll come back next week :-)

Happy reading!

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5 Comments

  1. Oh! I would love to have seen the zombies dancing to Thriller! Somehow I can’t imagine them managing a moon-walk or anything requiring much coordination.

    Well come to think of it, I guess they couldn’t look worse then most guys trying to dance after a few drinks!

    • Hi Mark,
      Thanks for dropping by! lol Like I said, it’s definitely an interesting notion for a zombie fest, and I’ve seen zombies who are more coordinated than drunk guys at parties, so you never know ;-)

      D

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