Sunday, May 19, 2024

{Sunday Post} — Extinction, This Side of Hell, and The Shadow: Gray Fist

My Current Reads 

What am I reading? That's a great question. I finished reading V.C. Andrews's Chasing Endless Summer on Wednesday, and on Thursday night, I read Creepers: Mirror, Mirror by Edgar J. Hyde. (That's has to be a pen name!) I placed a bookmark inside Douglas Preston's Extinction (an ARC) and another inside a library loan, Star Wars: The Living Force by John Jackson Miller, so either one will probably be my next read. I have one other library loan, Argylle by Elly Conway (a penname for Terry Hayes and Tammy Cohen), and two other review reads, Mark Greaney's The Chaos Agent and Anne Hillerman's Lost Birds, that I need to get to soon. 

New Titles on the Bookshelf

The local Dollar Tree gets a new batch of books every few weeks or so. My recent pickups are Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis, This Side of Hell by Brett Cogburn, Lola on Fire by Rio Youers, Ralph Compton's Demon's Pass by Robert Vaughan, and Hard Cash Valley by Brian Panowich.

I've had my eye on Home is Where the Bodies Are by Jeneva Rose for quite a while. I even requested to review the book from the publisher but never heard anything back. Then I saw the hardcover at Walmart and talked myself into getting it. 

Other recent purchases include The 24th Hour by James Patteson and Maxine Paetro, The Dare by Natasha Preston, Dead Fall by Brad Thor, The Housemaid by Freida McFadden, and The Housemaid's Secret by Freida McFadden.

I found the following books at the thrift store four or five weeks ago: Night Stalker by Timothy Rizzi, The Shadow: Gray Fist by Maxwell Grant, National Security by Marc Cameron, Forgotten Realms: The Nether Scroll by Lynn Abbey, Surface with Daring by Douglas Reeman, Maybe He's Dead by Simon Oakroyd, and The Best of Hal Clement edited by Lester Del Rey.

Two weeks ago, I found the following paperbacks: The Terminator by Randall Frakes and Bill Wisher; Blood Relative by Carolyn Hougan; and Knight Rider, Knight Rider #2: Trust Doesn't Rust, and Knight Rider #3: Hearts of Stone by Glen A. Larson and Roger Hill.

Lastly, this past week I grabbed Unseen by Karin Slaughter, No One Heard Her Scream by Jordan Dane, and the Dean Koontz three-novel-omnibus—The Servants of Twilight, Darkfall, and Phantoms.

eBooks Overload

Does anyone remember the young adult horror book series Nightmare Hall from 1993 to 1995? Twenty-nine books were published, all credited to Diane Hoh on the covers, although some may have been ghostwritten by other Point Horror authors. Nineteen of these titles are available on the Kindle. Why only nineteen? I don't know why ten aren't available on eBooks, but my guess has something to do with copyrights or contracts with ghostwriters. If someone knows more information on this matter, please let me know. Anyho, there has been a slew of good Kindle sales recently, and the Nightmare Hall eBooks have been on sale from 50 cents to $1.99. All but one have been on sale. Some might ask, "Did you buy any of them?" The answer is yes. I added eighteen to my KindleMonster, Book of Horrors, Kidnapped, The Biker, The Wish, The Night Walker, Captives, Deadly Visions, The Whisperer, The Last Breath, Sorority Sisters, Pretty Please, Deadly Attraction, The Initiation, The Coffin, Dark Moon, Student Body, and Win, Lose, or Die.

Did I mention there were a slew of good Kindle sales? I snagged: Star Trek: Day of Honor Omnibus; Star Trek: Starfleet Academy: The Genimi Agent by Rick Barba; Star Trek: Starfleet Academy: The Assassination Game by Alan Gratz; Star Trek: S.C.E.: Have Tech Will Travel Omnibus; Star Trek: S.C.E.: Miracle Workers Omnibus; Prom Date by Diana Hoh; Stargazer by Anne Hillerman; Serenity by Keith R. A. DeCandido; Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor by Ryder Windham and Adam Bray; The Invocations by Krystal Sutherland; Fear Street: Into the Dark by R.L. Stine; Fear Street: The Prom Queen by R.L. Stine; Fear Street: The Overnight by R.L. Stine; Against the Darkness by Kendare Blake; and Any Other Name by Craig Johnson.

Nope—I'm not done yet. Here are a few more new titles on my Kindle: Pin by Andrew Neiderman; Imp by Andrew Neiderman; Star Trek: Voyager: Bless the Beasts by Karen Harper; Star Trek: Enterprise Logs edited by Carolyn Greenburg; Star Trek: DS9: Terok Nor: Day of the Vipers by James Swallow; Star Trek: SCE: The Light; Star Trek: SCE: Many Splendors by Keith R. A. DeCandido; Planet of the Apes: Tales of the Forbidden Zone edited by Rich Handley and Jim Beard; Star Wars: Outbound Flight by Timothy Zahn; Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden, Aliens: Phalanx by Scott Sigler; T2: Infiltrator by S.M. Stirling; T2: Rising Storm by S.M. Stirling; T2: The Future War by S.M. Stirling;  Terminator 3: Terminator Dreams by Aaron Allston; Aliens: Bug Hunt by Jonathan Maberry, Heather Graham, David Farland, Scott Sigler, and Rachel Caine.


  1. Wow! You sure got a lot of awesome books! Great haul!

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  2. Wow that a lo of new books to read you should have lots of great selections for summer reading this year. Have a great week.


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