Temperature : Bitter Cold
Author: Adam Santo
Genre: Horror Science Fiction
TBR Reviewers: Shyla
Rating: 5 stars - A Must Read.
The second book in the Temperature series takes on a much darker, sinister tone. I was chilled to the bone, riveted and curious about where Mr. Santos was taking me. Our hero Bo is forced to team up with a witch named Zemra to find Sally, our heroine who's been kidnapped in the
last book; I hate to be a spoiler kind of gal but that's a need to know basis for this review. Mysteries and legends prevalent in society are explained with the wit and whimsy I've come to expect from Santos as Bosnic and his partner trek to find someone who can give them the locations of Sally.
Our heroine, newly raised zombie, Sally is having one hell of a bad year! She's just trying to wrap her mind around what she's become, only to find she has powers none have seen in millennium, be threatened with death and finally kidnapped by a religious group of zombie haters. The torture she endures at the hands of top psycho Demric is enough to turn your stomach. But it forces her to explore just what being a necromancer means. If you have images of vile , half decomposes bodies rising from their grave you're dead on and you know just what makes this book so bad ass. One thing I really love about Sally is she's a save yourself kind of girl. ( The best kind in my opinion.) Bo is there to help her get out of tight spots but he's almost a last resort/mentor.
I could on and on about the plot and its wicked twists but that would be ruining. Suffice to say I highly recommend this dazzling jewel. Santos has a way with descriptions and distorting the everyday knowledge we take at face value that makes you devour each page.
Title: oceans fury by Adam Santo
Genre: Horror thriller
Length: short story
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read!
Oceans Fury begins right in the midst of drama on the high seas. A cruise Liner is slowly submerging, for reasons that are not initially made clear, and the whole ship is on the verge of tearing itself apart. The narrator of this story sits on deck, momentarily frozen with fear and unsure of how best to react, when he sees a young girl who appears to have been separated
from her parents. Coming to her aid, he attempts to help her to the lifeboats only to find that all is not as it seems....
This was a strange little story that, nonetheless, was still highly enjoyable and actually really quite good! There is one major twist around which the whole story revolves and my only criticism of this tale was that it was a little too short for my liking. I personally would’ve liked a bit more build-up before the big reveal; this story more of an example of what is commonly referred to as “Flash Fiction” than a true short story per se.
This story is a good introduction to Adam Santo’s work and certainly has got my interest piqued enough that I will definitely be checking out some of his other, longer fiction! If you like stories with a short, sharp twist that hits you where it hurts before you’ve even registered any threat, then this is for you! Oceans Fury is a great little tale that certainly catches you by surprise and is well worth a read as it won’t take you very long!