Horror Books to Read #horrorbooks #horror

If you are looking for your next horror book to read, let me humbly suggest my books.

For those of you who are into creepy fairy tale retellings, try The Gretel Series.

Gretel: A Horror Thriller (Gretel Book One) by [Coleman, Christopher]

Alone. Frightened. Captive. If you hear someone approaching, RUN. She is not there to help you.

There is an ancient evil in the Back Country, dormant for centuries but now hungry and lurking.

When it sets its sights on an unsuspecting mother one routine morning along an isolated stretch of highway, a quiet farming family is suddenly thrust into a world of unspeakable terror, and a young Gretel must learn to be a hero.

Full of twists and turns, Gretel will have you on the edge of your seat. If you like books by Stephen King you will love Gretel.

The complete Gretel Series includes:

Gretel (Gretel Book One)

Marlene’s Revenge (Gretel Book Two)

Hansel (Gretel Book Three)

Anika Rising (Gretel Book Four)

The Crippling (Gretel Book Five)

The Killing of Orphism (Gretel Book Six)

Available on AMAZON>>click to start reading today.

If you can’t get enough of post-apocalyptic horror thrillers, try the They Came with the Snow Series.

They Came With The Snow - Part One (They Came With The Snow Book 1) by [Coleman, Christopher]

The fight for survival started with a blast.

Then it started snowing in May and the grid failed.

Then they came.

Who are they? And what do they want?

Find out in this short fast-paced post-apocalyptic survival horror thriller that will leave you wanting more.

When a mysterious blast goes off in a small college town, triggering a blizzard, college professor Dominic and the few remaining survivors must decide whether to stay or leave and face the monsters who came with the snow.

They Came with the Snow is the first installment in this chilling and scary series, reminiscent of Stephen King’s, The Mist, and a must-read for true science fiction and post-apocalyptic horror fans.

The complete They Came with the Snow series includes:

They Came with the Snow (They Came with the Snow Book One)
The Melting (They Came with the Snow Book Two)
The List (They Came with the Snow Book Three)
The Ghosts of Winter (They Came with the Snow Book Four)

Available on AMAZON>>click to start reading today

And if sea monsters are more your thing, try The Sighting Series.

The Sighting (The Sighting Book One) by [Coleman, Christopher]

From the ocean, it rose.Every fourteen months it appears on a secluded beach in a small town just before dawn.

One morning during his daily run to the beach, Danny Lynch witnesses the strangest and most incredible thing he’s ever seen.

A dark, man-like figure emerges from the ocean, stands for just a few moments on the beach, and then retreats back to the surf.

Danny’s perspective on the world changes in an instant, and as the only eyewitness to this event, his mission now is to convince anyone who will listen that what he saw was real.

But with only a vague photo and a dubious story, that task is proving almost impossible, and his only hope may be in finding a mysterious woman who was at the beach earlier that morning, and who may hold the terrifying secret that could cost Danny his life.

What did Danny see? And why is he in danger?

Find out in this creepy and terrifying horror psychological thriller with a twisted ending that will shock you. Don’t miss The Sighting. Start reading it today. 

The complete series includes:

The Sighting (The Sighting Book One)
The Origin (The Sighting Book Two)
The Reappearance (The Sighting Book Three)

Available on AMAZON>>click to start reading today

Movie Review for MA

The best thing by far about Ma is Octavia Spencer, which, I guess, if you’re going to have one great thing, it should be the actress playing the title character. She’s funny and vulnerable and creepy, and also a believable lure for the unwitting teens.

But the movie is a little thin in terms of plot, and I’m not quite sure the genre.

It’s not scary enough to be horror; not funny enough to be comedy.

And a half hour in, there was little mystery about where the movie would end up.

Spencer is all in though, and great acting in mediocre movies is a novelty I’ve always enjoyed (Margot Robbie in Suicide Squad; Ewan McGregor in the Star Wars prequels).

64% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes feels about right.

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Midsommar Review

Midsommar has gotten a lot of attention in the genre this year, and for good reason. It’s well-acted, kind of funny, and very unusual in that the whole movie takes place in glaring daylight, which I always find makes horror creepier. The movie is actually very visually appealing, apparently filmed atop some rolling landscape in Hungary. It is violent, so if you’re not into that, and I guess it was somewhat predictable at times, though that fact didn’t really detract from the story. 

I don’t know if it’s a great movie (it might be), but I never got bored with it or found my mind wandering, which I often do with movies that are 2 hours+. And, maybe most telling, I’m still thinking about it days later. 

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Review for Dark #Netflix

Just finished watching the second season of “Dark,” which kept popping up on lists of the best shows on Netflix, and I gotta say, if you’re into German time travel shows (and who isn’t?), this is your piece.

Actually, it’s very good.

The story is incredibly high-concept and hard to follow at times–like every time-bending show/movie–but it will blow your mind and keep you invested.

Maybe not binge-worthy though, because you may need some white space in between episodes. Also, the acting is great, so don’t do the dubbed version or you’ll miss it. Switch the settings to German and deal with the subtitles. #netflix #dark


#Netflix Time Trap Movie Review

Time Trap is a movie that I had never heard of, and since the title sounded like a bad 80’s TV show that didn’t make it out of pilot, I was very skeptical as I accepted the #Netflix challenge to Watch Now.

But this movie is awesome!

Okay, maybe that’s a little strong, but this movie is good! It doesn’t start so strong, I’ll admit it; the first twenty minutes or so are pure SyFy Channel (which, admittedly, isn’t always a bad thing). But then the movie suddenly gets momentum and becomes exciting and strange, with mind-bending twists that don’t quite make sense but are still pretty cool.

And the next thing you know, cavemen are fighting spacemen. ‘Nuff said.

77% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes which feels about right, and it’s certainly worth the 87 minute investment.

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American Horror Story 1984 Review #AHS

If you’re like me and you enjoy hearing 80’s music playing while a maniac puts a butcher’s knife through someone’s face, then the latest season of American Horror Story is for you!

AHS 1984 premiered on Wednesday and, wow, is it violent. How violent? Let’s just say there’s a scene where ten kids are lying dead in a cabin, murdered with the aforementioned butcher’s knife–and that’s before the credits!

But actually…I liked it. It’s pure 80’s slasher (camp counselors and all). Not sure how they’re going to sustain the pace of the first episode over an entire season, but I’m going to find out. #AHS1984 #AHS #americanhorrorstory

American Horror Story 1984

The Crippling (Gretel Book Five) is live!

A cruel young queen in search of what she believes is rightfully hers. A mysterious woman willing to sacrifice her own to gain the ultimate power.

New evils, more terrifying than their predecessors, are rising and threatening the land.

Gretel and Hansel have returned from the Old World to prepare for their latest quest: to find the lost books of Orphism.

But one of those books, The Book of the Crippling, has already been unleashed, and its contents reveal a power unmatched in history.

It is up to Gretel and Hansel, as well as their mother, Anika, who has spent the last decade as a nomad at the opposite end of the earth, to stop the converging evils from capturing the book and controlling the world.

The Crippling is the fifth book in the Gretel series. 

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Happy Release Day for The Origin #horrorbooks #horrorthrillers

I’m very excited to announce that The Origin released today.

It’s the sequel to last year’s The Sighting, and, as the title suggests, it tells the origin of the mysterious creature that appeared one morning on a beach on the east coast of America.

The novel follows two narratives–one following the main character from the first novel, and one that takes place over 400 years earlier during the time of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

I’ve always loved the idea of historical mysteries, especially ones that, even with all of today’s information sharing and technology, still can’t quite be solved, and the Lost Colony is a perfect example of that.

The Origin was a lot of fun to write for that reason, since it allowed me to posit my own ‘theories’ about what may have happened to those early American settlers.

I hope you enjoy it!

for the ebook ➜ click here
for the paperback ➜ click here

I’ll be running contests on my Facebook page all day today and well into the evening. Make sure you like my Facebook page so you don’t miss out. The first contest will be announced at 2 pm EST today.


The Origin:  (The Sighting Book Two): A gripping monster horror thriller by [Coleman, Christopher]