Tuesday, September 29, 2015



 The Dover Demon, by Hunter Shea, is a mean motor-scooter! Yes, I am partial to Hunter's work, but sometimes we don't always like everything a particular author writes. I like Stephen King, but there are a few of his books that bored the crap out of me. My opinion. So far, everything I've read from Hunter has been great.

Go to the free sample section on Amazon for this great novel and see what I'm talking about. It doesn't get any easier than that. Base your opinion on what you read. I'm sure Hunter will become one of your favorite authors.

Blaze McRob

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 Book description:

 "Hell Hole is the most engaging and entertaining read of the year. This western themed creature piece is loaded with everything a genre fan could possibly hope for." [One of Top Ten Horror Novels of the Year] -Horror Fiction Review "With Forest of Shadows Hunter Shea combines ancient evil, old school horror and modern style. Highly recommended!" -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of The Dragon Factory The Dover Demon is real...and it has returned. In 1977, Sam Brogna and his friends came upon a terrifying, alien creature on a deserted country road. What they witnessed was so bizarre, so chilling, they swore their silence. But their lives were changed forever. Decades later, the town of Dover has been hit by a massive blizzard. Sam's son, Nicky, is drawn to search for the infamous cryptid, only to disappear into the bowels of a secret underground lair. The Dover Demon is far deadlier than anyone could have believed. And there are many of them. Can Sam and his reunited friends rescue Nicky and battle a race of creatures so powerful, so sinister, that history itself has been shaped by their secretive presence?

Format: Kindle Edition
The Dover Demon is a fantastic monster story. The citizens of the sleepy town of Dover, Massachusetts have had these monsters living right under their noses for years. These monsters were first spotted in 1977, and now they’re back for what they have claimed as their own.

I love what Hunter Shea has done with this story. What does a horror author do when he or she wants a monster? They can create a completely new monster and try to scare their readers with that. While this can work, the monster lacks the fear inspiring history that is built into our human consciousness. The author can also use one of the standby, or stock monsters, but let’s be honest, vampires and zombies have been done to death. Hunter Shea has gone above and beyond following in the footsteps of Bram Stoker, he has taken an urban myth and built an intricate story out of a chance sighting from nearly forty years ago. This monster is real, tangible and frightening. There are still people around today who saw it…or are they?

Hunter Shea has created a great cast of characters for his story. Each one has his or her own personal demon that they must overcome. They are all intricately developed and I was able to relate to them. This always helps in pulling a reader into a story. Just like with a good horror film, I found myself saying, “Don’t go there!” or “Run!”

Hunter Shea gets horror, and knows how to make it work. The Dover Demon makes me want to read more by this author.

* I received a copy of the book from the publisher (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.

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