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Review: Stillwell

StillWellPublisher: Red Feather Publishing
Author: Michael Phillip Cash
Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Suspense
Review Source: Author

★ ☆★ – 3 Stars

Summary
Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife’s spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife’s soul free.

Review
Cash really knows how to draw his crowd or readers in when he puts together a story. His characters are easily to get attached to. The prologue alone had me second guessing to even read the book. However, I did.. of course.
With reading Stillwell I found myself knowing what will happen: the cold rooms, smell… due to the fact of it being “matter of fact” for a ghost story. Some of the anti-log just didn’t fit with me. I guess I wanted more, I am not really sure. Some of the scenes seemed to lack, or have you question motive. I don’t want to give away things in the book. I just don’t see how the scenes fit in, maybe because the most popular, scary ghost stories are about motive, and we have the answers to why they do things. Cash just seems to lack on giving us a detailed description on why things happened.
To be quiet honest, I am a wuss when it comes to scary stuff. I will hide my head in my husband’s arm, or look away from the TV if I think something will jump at me. With that being said, I didn’t feel that way with this book. I found it more as a story, as a family who are dealing with death, and how they coped in a house that was “haunted”, if you want to call it that.

About the Author
Michael Phillip Cash born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.

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Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Review: Brood X

BroodXPublisher: Red Feather Publishing
Author: Michael Phillip Cash
Genre: Mystery & Thriller, Suspense
Review Source: Author

★ ☆★ ☆ – 4 Stars

Summary
Seth is laid off from work. His wife Lara just found out they are expecting a baby this summer. Seth plans on documenting the entire pregnancy with his brand new digital camcorder.
During an evening home watching television, the news reports that a swarm of cicada (Brood Ten) are expected to overwhelm the entire Northeast.
Brood Ten is vicious and ready to invade.
During a sweltering summer night, Brood Ten emerges and wreaks havoc with the electric grid, phone and cell service, wi-fi, food and water supply. Civilization as they know it is gone.
Seth and Lara are thrown back to the stone age in their own home with trillions of cicada trying to deposit their eggs and breed.
Fast paced and filled with tension, Brood Ten is the perfect summer read when you’re sitting outside listening to the cicadas sing.

Review
Oh, I usually hate books about bugs. No really, but something about this book really made me want to read it. I don’t think I will ever go back outside “peacefully”. This book has a little bit of it all: pregnancy, marriage, humor, friendship, interesting, grossed out, etc. There is definitely enough in this book to keep you turning the pages, and to keep you on your toes, with your ears tuned in. Michael let the book gradually build into the setting, giving us a better understanding of what will happen. I personally think if it wasn’t for the gradual build then the reader would lose understanding, so I think he did a great job with timing it out perfectly.
There are just some topics or conversations that hold my “yeah, right” category or labelled as childish; however, the ending is fabulous, and I bet you will read this book just as quickly as I did.
If you like books that can creep you out, make your skin crawl, your heart stop at some places, and hold your breath than this book is for you! Now I wonder if this book will make it to the movies, I think it can!

About the Author
Michael Phillip Cash born and raised on Long Island, Michael has always had a fascination with horror writing and found footage films. He wanted to incorporate both with his debut novel, Brood X. Earning a degree in English and an MBA, he has worked various jobs before settling into being a full-time author. He currently resides on Long Island with his wife and children.

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Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.