Review: Dead Man’s Eye

Dead Man’s Eye

by Shaun Jeffery

( 4 1/2 stars out of 5 )

Maybe there was something even worse than a world of darkness.”

It doesn’t take long to get hooked by Shaun Jeffery. The last line of chapter one had me hooked on his brilliant novella.

A young photographer has her career shattered by the loss of her vision. She undergoes a cornea transplant, but begins to see dark shadowy forms. Our young photographer can now see the shadowy form of evil.

This fast-paced novella kept a dark grin on my face throughout the entire ebook. Brilliant!

I give it a sold 4 1/2 shadowy demons out of 5 !

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from the author Shaun Jeffery. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Beowulf socks Hwaet! [pattern] – $5.00 : The Sanguine Gryphon

Damn, I am such a nerd. 

Hwaet!

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Hwaet!

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Hwaet!

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design by Gryphon Perkins

Hwaet! Listen! Thus begins the immortal tale of the hero Beowulf, the bard summoning the attention of his audience. And so begin these socks, which give the text of the first page of the surviving manuscript, a copy dating to around 1000 CE. The writing flows from one sock to the other, so that you may read it uninterrupted.

Hwaet! [pattern] – $5.00 : The Sanguine Gryphon

More paranormal programs to come

I have to wonder if Syfy’s new paranormal program “School Spirits” will be a replacement for the failing GHI? It may be a replacement for the ( unofficial ) cancellation of “Ghost Hunters Academy.” The new program will be a  one-hour reality series that re-tells ghost stories from high schools and college campuses.

The Discovery channel will trot out “The Exorcist Files” this spring. I had heard that the Discovery channel was done with paranormal shows, but “The Exorcist Files” seems to have been in the works for a couple of years (allegedly with approval from the Vatican). The Discovery channel seems to have overstated its connection with the Vatican and has walked back its earlier comments with this statement, “To ensure the accuracy and integrity of our content, we did meet in an unofficial capacity with individual members of the Vatican staff. We didn’t intend to imply that we had a ‘sanctioned’ partnership.”

It should be interesting to see how these new programs play out. Maybe they will have demon cats?

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I thought that the first issue of Intrepid Magazine was brilliant. That isn’t to say that all of the articles were home runs, but the magazine overall is excellent.

The Glenn Beck bashing was probably the weakest article in the magazine. ”  However, if we are to listen to the propaganda of Glenn Beck and
Rabbi Lapin, who have no problem twisting the texts and distorting
the message to suit their agendas, their irresponsible behavior will
continue to hold our civilization back from making any kind of
progress toward peace and enlightenment.” The propaganda of Glen Beck is holding our civilization back from progress and enlightenment? Really? In the world that you live in, Glen Beck has that much power? “Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment” — Lao Tzu.

The Chip Coffey interview was excellent. I have been hard on Coffey in the past, but the article showed me a different side of the paranormal reality star. 

I also loved the belly dancing ghost hunter article. All in all, lots of good stuff, I recommend it.

Amsterdamned GHI

Ok, my predictions for the “Amsterdamned” episode didn’t work out. Although, in my defense, I think my version of the show would have been better. GHI’s ratings continue to slip, this week they dropped to 1.234 million viewers. The ratings problem may cause the team to string together a series of “jump the shark” moments.

Was is the deal with Kris and Barry? Are the producers of the show going for a hinted romance to help stir up some ratings? Is Kris just flirting? Is this a professional way to act in front of a client? Are they going to announce their engagement at the end of the season?

I was disappointed to see that Susan didn’t morph into Derek Acorah this week. Perhaps those shots were edited out? Oh well, we still have a few more episodes for that to happen.

Case #1: Huiseen House, Netherlands
The location was interesting and I liked what I saw with the debunking. With a smaller location, they were able to make better use of their camera angles and caught the wind tunnel effect that had caused the chandelier to move. Barry played an ipad app that sounded like a piano ( in my best southern drawl I said era cues !!!)  and they believed that they heard footsteps. Paul thought that he heard his name called. All in all, I think that they did a pretty good job with this investigation.

In my opinion, haunted no — money pit yes.

Case #2: Ijmuiden Fortress

Once again, another interesting location for the team. I was surprised that they mentioned the disappearance of Britt. As you know Britt was fired after using some troubling language in a radio interview.

The team collected evidence like a hand print that can be seen using black light. Interesting but not paranormal in my opinion. They collected some poor evps — once again I am not impressed. I imagine that sounds do some funky things with those bunker walls. They chased a few shadows— once again I am not impressed.   They did manage to catch what they called  self-illuminating UV lights.

While the lights were interesting, to me the lights seemed to be camera pixel errors.  I imagine that those cameras take a beating with all of that travel.

Barry declared that the location was haunted and once again my jaw dropped.  Oh well, on to the next one …

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 Necromancer: A Novella

DEATH AND WAFFLES: A Short Story by Lish Bride, author of HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER

Matt’s childhood friend, Ashley, has been stopping by a lot lately. That might seem pretty normal, but Ashley died years ago and now she’s Death.

And tonight she wants waffles and fries.

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Sam leads a pretty normal life. He may not have the most exciting job in the world, but he’s doing all right—until a fast food prank brings him to the attention of Douglas, a creepy guy with an intense violent streak.

Turns out Douglas is a necromancer who raises the dead for cash and sees potential in Sam. Then Sam discovers he’s a necromancer too, but with strangely latent powers. And his worst nightmare wants to join forces . . . or else. 

With only a week to figure things out, Sam needs all the help he can get. Luckily he lives in Seattle, which has nearly as many paranormal types as it does coffee places. But even with newfound friends, will Sam be able to save his skin?

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Book Review: Soul Stealers

Soul StealersSoul Stealers by Andy Remic

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“I am Kell. And I am mightily pissed off.”

Reading Remic’s “Soul Stealers”, I can’t help but think of my teenage years. I would hide away from the world in my reading nook and devour Howard, De Camp, and later Gemmell. A sword slash, an axe chop, or a strong headbutt was all that was needed to save the day.

“Soul Stealers” picks up where “Kell’s Legend” left off and sets up the last book of the Clockwork Vampire Trilogy quite well. The final book “Vampire Warlords” will be out sometime this summer.

“Soul Stealers” is a fun fast-paced story filled with gory hack and slash battle scenes. Say what you will about Andy Remic, but he seems to have a good grasp of medieval weapons.

I thought that it was excellent. Come on people! It has clockwork vampires — how cool is that!

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