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Michaelbrent Collings

Because Life Is Too Short Not To Read Michaelbrent Collings is a #1 bestselling novelist and screenwriter. His bestsellers include Strangers, Darkbound, Apparition, The Haunted, The Loon, and the YA fantasy series The Billy Saga (beginning with Billy: Messenger of Powers). He hopes someday to develop superpowers, and maybe get a cool robot arm. Michaelbrent has a wife and several kids, all of whom are much better looking than he is (though he admits that's a low bar to set), and much MUCH cooler than he is (also a low bar). Michaelbrent also has a Facebook page at facebook.com/MichaelbrentCollings and can be followed on Twitter through his username @mbcollings. Follow him for awesome news, updates, and advance notice of sales. You will also be kept safe when the Glorious Revolution begins!

77 Shadow Street - Dean Koontz I very much enjoyed this one. Okay, it wasn't on the same level with his best - say, LIGHTNING or WATCHERS or PHANTOMS. But it was highly enjoyable and while it did use some Koontzian tropes (the dude's been writing good quality horror/thrillers long enough to have his OWN tropes), he did it in such a way as to keep me interested and guessing. There was the tough lady with a heart of gold, dealing with a plate full of difficulties; the children who are wise beyond their years, one of them with developmental issues; the sociopathic killer; the moral man caught up in events beyond his understanding. Nanobots figure.

So, vintage Koontzisms.

But fun. 77 Shadow Street is at once a fairly complex place and a claustrophobic nightmare. Limited places to go, but open enough to get lost in. Good stuff for a horror yarn.

If you're looking for something to change your world, this isn't it. If you're looking for something completely new, this isn't it.

If you're looking for a heckuva fun tale, one that keeps you moving page after page, interested in the characters and the story... this is DEFINITELY it.