Thursday, December 4, 2014


Bent Metal, by Nina D'Arcangela, is psychological horror of the highest order. She reaches into a dream world that not even Freddy Krueger could imagine. What is real? What is not? See what my doppelganger's - Robert C. Nelson -  review has to say below. Ahah, his was the first review up.

Put this on your Christmas Kindle list!

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Book Description

September 16, 2014
Where does reality end and dreamscape begin?

Woken each night by the sounds of screams and twisting metal, Lauren must relive the panic and fear of discovering her brother’s broken body on the asphalt. But each morning, she finds it’s only a dream… One she doesn’t want to keep having.

At what point does a dream become a nightmare, and what if the nightmare was more than a figment of her subconscious?
5.0 out of 5 stars Bent Metal Will Bend Your Mind! September 19, 2014
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Bent Metal, by Nina D'Arcangela, is one of those mind-blowing tales that takes twists and turns from start to finish. You know the ending, but you really don't. You are pulled into alternate realities that pull at you from all directions, whispering into your ears that what you are reading only hints at the truth, and no matter how it plays out, there will be deep sadness.

Many people say never to write about dreams. No one cares to hear about them. I beg to differ. Dreams are on a plane of existence unlike our waking psyches. Nina's dream world is interlaced with realities, and bonds itself to the physical reality we try to ground ourselves in.

I have had the same dream every night for 47 years. I keep hoping for a different ending so that happiness will finally wash over me. This gives me more insight into the tale Nina shares with us. I understand. I believe. And I can still hope.

Read Bent Metal. Nina D'Arcangela is a master of psychological horror.
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Maybe I'm a little biased; Nina D'Arcangela is among one of my favorite writers. The lady knows how to spin a tale, and her emotive prose is unlike anything I have ever read - she easily draws readers into her rich, depth-less well.

'Bent Metal,' her short story released by Phrenic Press, offers something a little different, at least from what I'm used to reading, but delivers wonderfully nonetheless. It tells the tale of Lauren, a very protective sister to her little brother Alan. Alan is a sleep walker, and one evening Lauren wakes to the sound of a horrible car crash from outside her bedroom window. As she calls 911 to report the accident, she realizes that Alan isn't in his bed - and the front door is ajar...

Nina D'Arcangela plays with your mind in 'Bent Metal;' her voice as Lauren is perfectly effective and that allows the story to hit home all the more. This is a wonderful, mind bending story from an extremely gifted writer. 
5.0 out of 5 stars haunting November 25, 2014
It was a quick, but powerful and haunting read. I'm looking forward to reading more work done by this author.