BP Gregory – The Town Review

Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

In The Town, our protagonist, Kate is reviewing a square of land that has been destroyed by a fire. She’s a bit of a lush, had a few too many, and thinks a sees the remains of a town on the site. Her routine survey is now anything but. She starts to wonder where did the people go, are they alive, was there a town at all, is she imagining it, is she going crazy, or the most simple answer, she drank too much. The distress Kate feels and her need to find answers is strong regardless of her bosses directions. A trip to this mysterious burned down forest is the only way to get answers for Kate and her assistant. Kate and Lin find a man who claims the town is real. He tells them the town is alive, a place we all think is better than where are now (the whole grass is greener deal). The town plays tricks on people’s minds and lulls them with promises of a bright future (this is where I felt dropped into an episode of the Twilight Zone). Is it possible to chase a town that may or may not exist? Heck if I know, but this is where things get weird and where BP Gregory excels. I really liked the setup and plot of The Town. There is a sense of strangeness and mystery that comes alive in the writing. I’m never quite sure when, where and how BP Gregory slides the curtain of reality aside and plops you straight down in her world. Oh, I’ve been here several times in her books and should be able to see the clues. I always notice a hot minute too late and again I didn’t see the shift until I was well into The Town.

Book Info

Length: 194 Pages

Release date: March 15, 2017

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Kate knows what she saw on the satellite footage: the burnt out remains of a town. But she was drunk, the evidence is gone and nobody believes it was ever there.

Determined to prove it at any cost, in poking around the outback Kate risks exposing herself and her friends to a slew of horrible urban legends, sinister locals, and the mystery of too many people who have vanished over the years with nowhere to go.

BP Gregory, biography

Monsters, machines and roaming cities, insanity, betrayal and lust! Author and avid reader, BP Gregory was always an oddment to justify the most terrible things. With such tales you shouldn’t always feel comfortable or safe.

Coming from a sober, orderly corporate background she’s been a student of archaeology and a dilettante of psychology, biology and prepping culture. However, it was her love of frogmarching hapless characters through hell that drew her to science fiction, horror, and urban fantasy: all engines for peeling back layers to discover what, if anything, lurks within. Do we each treasure some inviolate core of self, kept safe from our actions and choices? Would it matter if nobody saw it?

BP Gregory is the author of four novels including the newly released outback horror/mystery novel The Town, about an ominous burnt-out town and the desperate souls who vanish seeking it. A stroll down life’s eerie back alleys with a few fistfuls of short stories, and a horror novelette which was a messy love letter to her adolescence in the city round out the picture. She lives in Melbourne with her husband and is currently working on Flora & Jim, the glacial post-apocalypse she’s always wanted to write.

For sneak peeks, more stories, reviews, and recommendations on some great books as she ploughs enthusiastically through her to-read list visit bpgregory.com.

Jason Parent – A Life Removed Review

Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review as part of the Confessions Publicity book tour

A Life Removed is an intense read and in my opinion the best to date from Jason Parent. I was on the edge of my seat and the tension between the detectives and the potential suspects was gripping. I wasn’t sure who to trust and the criminals were down right frightening. They lacked any moral compass and it was easy to feel their level of crazy. The cold and calculating way they operated with such precision was excellent. I loved the way Jason slowly​ unraveled the mystery while keeping it filled with plenty of horror and never letting up on the level of danger our characters found themselves in. From the beginning of A Life Removed I really liked the two detectives working the case. They were all business and played off each other well. The protagonist, Aaron, is so deeply damaged he needs a level of encouragement that is unimaginable​ just to function day-to-day. I hated him almost from the beginning and my hate only grew with each chapter. Whether intentional or not, Jason did a great job drawing this level of emotion from me. Anytime I can feel this strongly about a character, good or bad, I know they were very well written. The antagonists were also excellent and it scared me to think how a writer can grasp that level of evil. For me the ending was a surprise, I didn’t see it taking that turn but I thought it was perfect with how the story progressed. A Life Removed was a great read, a complete pleasure and I didn’t put it down for a minute.

Book Info

Length: 284 Pages

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC

Release date: May 23, 2017

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Detectives Bruce Marklin and Jocelyn Beaudette have put plenty of criminals behind bars. But a new terror is stalking their city. The killer’s violent crimes are ritualistic but seemingly indiscriminate. As the death toll rises, the detectives must track a murderer without motive. The next kill could be anyone… maybe even one of their own.

Officer Aaron Pimental sees no hope for himself or humanity. His girlfriend is pulling away, and his best friend has found religion. When Aaron is thrust into the heart of the investigation, he must choose who he will become, the hero or the villain.

If Aaron doesn’t decide soon, the choice will be made for him.

Jason Parent, Biography-

In his head, Jason Parent lives in many places, but in the real world, he calls New England his home. The region offers an abundance of settings for his writing and many wonderful places in which to write them. He currently resides in Southeastern Massachusetts with his cuddly corgi named Calypso.

In a prior life, Jason spent most of his time in front of a judge . . . as a civil litigator. When he finally tired of Latin phrases no one knew how to pronounce and explaining to people that real lawsuits are not started, tried and finalized within the 60-minute timeframe they see on TV (it’s harassing the witness; no one throws vicious woodland creatures at them), he traded in his cheap suits for flip flops and designer stubble. The flops got repossessed the next day, and he’s back in the legal field . . . sorta. But that’s another story.

When he’s not working, Jason likes to kayak, catch a movie, travel any place that will let him enter, and play just about any sport (except that ball tied to the pole thing where you basically just whack the ball until it twists in a knot or takes somebody’s head off – he misses the appeal). And read and write, of course. He does that too sometimes.

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