Coffin Cemetery by Ron Ripley


Coffin Cemetery

By: Ron Ripley
Genres: Paranormal, Horror
Coffin Cemetery by Ron Ripley

The dead speak and one man hears their harrowing cries...
Dan Tate survived a heart-breaking tragedy and is plagued by nightmares of his terrifying ordeal. Withdrawing into an emotionless shell, he has driven away everyone who cared about him. Dan is lost, and utterly alone. Until he hears the voices…

In Coffin Cemetery, the anguished spirits cry out to him. Lost souls, torn from their places of rest, are seeking a way to move on. Dan wants to help these wandering ghosts find some measure of peace, in the hopes that, he too can finally put his past behind him.

But Dan isn’t the only one who speaks with the dead. Janet Ladd also hears their call and intends to use these tormented souls to fulfill her darkest desires. She unleashes bloodthirsty wraiths to do her bidding.

Dan and the ghost of a young boy are the only ones standing in her way. Unless Dan can overcome the torment inside his soul, the enemy’s dark power will grow even stronger…

And a new tragedy will haunt Dan’s nightmares. 

Also by this author: Moving In, Soul Harvest, Silent Death
 
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Coffin Cemetery is a great start to the newest series. I’ve come to look forward to each book released by Ripley. They are somewhat similar just due to the nature of his ghosts and they’re all in the same world, but it doesn’t take away from the story. Each book has its own quirks and characters. The characters are easy to love or easy to hate, depending on the situation.

 

The only thing I can say that bothers me with this book (and his others) is that I don’t care for how the ghosts can physically touch their victims, but the victims can’t make physical contact with the ghosts. To me, that feels unbalanced. Despite that concept, I have loved almost all of Ripley’s books. There is plenty of action to keep my interest and the character development works for me.

 

I definitely recommend this series and I look forward to reading the rest of it.

 

 

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About Ron Ripley

Ron Ripley is a husband and father surviving in New England, a place which seems to be getting colder every day. He grew up across from a disturbingly large cemetery where he managed to scare himself every night before going to bed. Mostly because of the red lights that people put in front of the headstones. Those things are just plain creepy to a kid.

Ron enjoys writing horror, military history and driving through the small towns of New England with his family, collecting books and giving impromptu lectures on military history to his family, who enjoy ignoring him during those dreadful times.

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Gilded by Kendall Grey


Gilded

By: Kendall Grey
Genres: urban fantasy
Pages: 303
Series: Asgard Awakenings #2
Gilded by Kendall Grey

Not all that glitters is gold

I thought I was a goner after my old frenemy Odin dropped a Ragnarok-sized truth bomb on me at an Asgard Awakening (terrible show--don't watch it) fan convention, but the situation is contained for now, and I'm heading west to search for the runes that make me immortal. Dying is counterproductive, and I, the great god Loki, enjoy living in the twenty-first century, even if I have to do it in a body that prefers men over women. What can I say? Gunnar Magnusson is, as the cool Midgardian kids say, hot AF. We all make sacrifices.

But the unscheduled appearance of a foul-mouthed gangster hummingbird could pull the pin on Odin's ticking bomb and expose secrets that would not only destroy the first true friendships I've forged in centuries but also kill any chance of finding my runes.

Nestled within a golden kingdom called Las Vegas, the mysterious, gilded Nine Realms Resort and Casino is my only lead. It could also prove the biggest gamble of my life.

Pass the poker chips. Your favorite gender-bending trickster is going all in.

Also by this author: , Runed
 
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Gilded is the 2nd book in the Asgard Awakening series. It picks up where the first book, Runed left off. Which is great because I hate it when there is a big-time gap between books and I have to guess what the characters were up to.

 

Loki is still on a mission to find his (or is it her?) runes in order to stay alive. The adventure never stops and neither does the humor. Grey has done a great job of combining the myths with reality and is slowly piecing the Norse mythology many of us love, into something modern and relatable.

 

The characters are definitely learning lessons along the way as we learn about them and their backstories. Obviously, this is fiction and meant to be read with an open mind and a sense of humor. Which, in my opinion, is something more people need in our society. I love how the past and present are brought together in a way that follows the myths for the most part, while creating a new world at the same time.

 

Loki is a horrible person in the myths, so it’s nice to see the change as more and more lessons are learned. The guilt and remorse are expressed in a character I never would have expected that of.

 

This really is a great series and I’m dying to read the next one.

 

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Movie Review: The Exorcism of Emily Rose  4 stars


The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Genres: Horror
Movie Review: The Exorcism of Emily Rose  4 stars

 

 

A thrilling horror film about a lawyer (Linney), who takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest (Wilkinson) who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

Director: Scott Derrickson
Writers: Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson
Stars: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo

 
 

 

 

 

 

I’m surprised at how much I actually enjoyed this movie. So many of the exorcism type movies are pretty much exactly the same thing and I find it hard to stay interested. I’m not sure if it was because the girl who played Emily was the chick who played Deb in Dexter or what, but I really enjoyed it.

 

I haven’t researched how much of this movie is true, as it’s supposedly based on a true story, but I plan to do so as soon as I have time. We all know how much “based on a true story” can fluctuate and be manipulated to suit their needs. The case presented in the movie was really interesting and makes you think about the differences between mental disorders and possible possession (if you believe in that sort of thing). Many of the symptoms of schizophrenia are similar to those of possession so if possession is possible, I wonder how many misdiagnoses have occurred throughout history in both directions.

 

I do believe The Exorcism of Emily Rose is worth watching. Most exorcism movies make me feel like I’ve wasted 2 hours of my life that I’ll never get back. It’s nice to find one that didn’t make me feel that way.

 

 

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