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REVIEW: Girl Like A Bomb by Autumn Christian

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Girl Like A Bomb by Autumn Christian, published by Clash Books, 2019. 272 pages. Not all superheroes wear capes and tights. Some wear badges, or scrubs, or high-heels and sparkle glitter. Some have x-ray vision. Some can leap over tall buildings...yada-yada-yada. In this modern fantasy, our heroine's power is...well...a little more libidinous. But hey, once she's done...um saving you. Your life will never be the same. Fun, fast-paced, and unforgettable, this sexy take on heroism revs up a wild chain reaction that burns hotter than napalm. Take cover Thrill Seekers! This book explodes like Mentos in Diet Coke and the fallout's gonna get messy!

No matter who you are, there's always a first time. It's either remembered fondly or as an awkward mistake. An experience one must endure to be welcomed into adulthood. Mine occurred rather accidentally in a cinema. I remember being very excited, surrounded by strangers. A scantily clad woman approached me with a wicked grin a…

REVIEW: Occult Detective Magazine #6

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REVIEW: Norco '80 by Peter Houlahan.

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Norco '80 by Peter Houlahan. Published by Counterpoint, June 2019, 408 pages. What follows is the true story of what happens when a charismatic evangelical joins a doomsday sect, loses his girlfriend, recruits a small squad of roustabouts, stoners, and one diabetic, collects an arsenal of high powered assault rifles and explosives, highjacks a van and takes a hostage, waltzes into his own bank branch, demands the tellers empty their drawers, lays down suppressive fire at everything that moves including a helicopter, takes a bullet to the upper thigh, manages an escape into the hills, fears his own death and surrenders, and inadvertently advances the militarization of America’s police forces. And thrill seekers that is literally only the gripping first half of this twisting tale of poor choices, crime history, and inappropriate conduct between a lawyer and her client. Buckle-up buttercup!

Mr. Houlahan presents a finely crafted narrative that is both heavy on detail and quickly pace…

REVIEW: Greasepaint & .45's: Anthology

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J.D. Graves reviews Greasepaint & .45's, Edited by Ryan Sales, Published by Down & Out Books 2019, 244 pages. Since ECR's releasing a clown covered bit of pulp for our fifth issue, we felt it was only right that we explore D&OB's own clourophobia inducing anthology. Featuring the work of David James Keaton, Jeffery Hess, Lono Waiwaiole, Jen Conley, James R. Tuck, Chuck Regan, Liam Sweeney, Richard Thomas, J.L. Abramo, Grant Jerkins, Marietta Miles, Ed Kurtz, R. Daniel Lester*, Warren Moore, Patricia Abbott, and the inestimable Scotch Rutherford*. Now kiddies, follow the bouncing ball and sing along with this bizarre and wildly satisfying collection of pure mayhem.



I wasn't sure of what to expect. Clowns & crime? I was hesitant, since I find painted clowns disturbing. Regular clowns like your boss, and the local weathermen, I'm perfectly okay with--to an extent. Maybe it's all the bad press surrounding creepers like Gacy, Pennywise, or that legit…

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