Double Review: Sacrificial Blood and The Awakening by Lynn Mullican

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Sacrificial Blood

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Catherine and Don are visiting a little hole in the wall museum during a weekend trip to the desert.  Don’s a scaredy cat and Catherine loves to scare him. The museum has a frumpy and grumpy curator, and a basement full of lifelike mannequins.  It’s definitely a setup for a typical horror flick and I’m okay with that.  giphy-3

While exploring the basement, the couple encounter some truly terrifying things…basically your worst nightmare if you were to find yourself inside a basement full of lifelike mannequins.  Don has to man up and face his fears in order to get the couple out alive.  This is a short story, and you can probably read it in under an hour.  It moves fast, as most short stories do, and the ending is a jaw dropper.

I’m giving this one a 4 out of 5 stars and would recommend it as a good story to read aloud in the car while on your way to one of those haunted house excursions you’re likely to go on this time of year 😉

The Awakening

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Ever watch a really good X-Files episode and then it just goes off.  You’re left kinda confused and you really need another episode quick to take the edge off.  This short story made me feel like that.  I’m also using the X-Files as a comparison because

A: It’s True ( I was expecting Mulder and Scully at any moment)

B: This is a short story about alien abduction

C: It’s Scary

Jessica suffers from several sleep disorders including night terrors.  She also believes she is being abducted and tortured by extraterrestrials.  No one believes her, and during one terrible incident, the worst happens and she ends up in a psychiatric ward.  The story ends with the reader not knowing what’s true and what’s a result of her sleep problems.  It’s not for people who don’t like unresolved endings.  Basically it’s like a sliver or glimpse into poor Jessica’s life, the reader only sees one episode of it.  This would actually make for a great comic book series (Hint Hint Author 😉 )

I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 stars. The content was creepy and I want to know more about the characters.  It’s also a quick read and would be a good campfire story to tell your friends.

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Both books can be purchased at Amazon and if you want to check out Author Lynn Mullican you can find her on Facebook

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Book Review: Hybrid Unleashed by Lynn Mullican

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“Adapting to a normal life in the immortal realm, Crystal finds her familial ties in turmoil. As Crystal’s son becomes obsessed with a string of recent deaths, his marriage to his witch wife grows weak, forcing her to turn to her sister for guidance.

Meanwhile, Crystal’s daughter, Jennifer struggles with her immortal hormonal imbalance, attracting two teenage boys, one of whom is not what he seems.

With the appearance of her ex-husband, Wayne, Crystal becomes the target of the elite immortal agency, the Underground Secret Service, its affiliates, and its primary targets, including the notorious and dangerous biker gang, The Hell’s Changelings—her lover’s brotherhood.

Gaining some of her memory back, she discovers secrets and uncovers the truth behind her captivity, pushing her into the primary focus of annihilation by the hunters and the hunted in this sequel to the dark and edgy novel, Bad Elements: Blood for Blood.” 

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Underground Paranormal Monster Cage Matches, Secret Police, Cruel Expirimentation…what doesn’t this book have?  Hybrid Unleashed is the third book in elaine-yada-yadaMullican’s Bad Elements Series.  It follows the saga of Crystal and her family as they try to heal from the past and forge a somewhat normal existence, or at least as normal as you can be when your family is made up of werewolves, witches, and hybrid paranormal creatures. I have to be honest, I’m reading them out of order.  Why? Because I wanted to have something ready for Hybrid Unleashed’s Release Week.

While it is the third book in the series and I’m reading things completely out of order, I found the story fairly easy to follow.  The cast of characters is huge and they’re apparently involved from Books 1 and 2. I wasn’t lost, but I definitely know I’m now going to read the first 2 novels, just for pure character insight.  It was also fairly easy to pick up this book and start because Crystal is having flashbacks of her forgotten past, so if I was confused, she usually had a memory emerge just when I needed it.

This book isn’t a YA Novel and the supernatural creatures can be brutal, but it plays more like a Charlaine Harris type of novel…you love them even when they give in to their primal instincts.  afflicted-bill-bill-compton-fangtasia-fight-Favim.com-239129.gif

What I liked about Crystal, the main character, is that she is struggling to find her place within her family.  After years in the underground, as a captive, she’s adapting to life as a mother and grandmother. As you can imagine, it’s pretty hard to navigate. She does it with strength and determination.

I’m giving this a 5 out of 5 stars and eagerly looking forward to “starting” the series.  This series is recommended for MATURE Audiences and probably 18+ due to the violent content and sexual content.

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