.

Photobucket
Win an Annotated copy of The World Without A Future
and a Zombie Survival Kit from Nazarea Andrews! ENDS 12-12-14

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Review: Hellbound by Su Halfwerk


One-way ticket to Hell. 


Bart is a greedy morgue attendant with money on his mind. He gets more than what he bargains for when he chances upon a pain-letter, one he must pass on or bear the consequences of his inaction. 


Stan is a chiseler, a fake medium, preying on his unsuspecting clients’ earnings through bogus channeling sessions. When he meets mysterious Joanna Stark, he believes her promises of powers beyond his comprehension, powers blessed by the Netherworld. 


Jenna gives up her old life and career to settle down as Troy’s loving wife. He is a God-fearing man who will consent only to marriage. Except fate maps a different ending to their love story, a conclusion that takes them both down and never up again. 


Bart, Stan, and Jenna are destined to go on a long and abominable journey that sinks them below their expectations and forces them to endure pain and anguish beyond their worst nightmares. 


On the paths leading to the depths of Hell, their sins don’t matter!

Title: Hellbound
Author: Su Halfwerk
Published: 2012 Double Dragon Publishing
Format: Ebook provided by author for review

Su starts this story with a preface, a letter to the reader about how this book started.  I really loved it, a little glimpse into her mind.  So if you check out this book, be sure not to skip over that part!

Hellbound is a collection of three stories.  They are definitely creepy, gory, and all things wonderful that go bump in the night.  Or in the dead of day, you can take your pick.  Either way, I flew through this book.  Some of it was very grotesque and scary.  Su really has a way with words that makes you want to be in a certain place, and not want to be there at all, all at the same time! 

In The Deadening Bart works in the morgue, and he has a bit of a sticky finger problem.  Well now that problem has come to bite him in the end.  Martin Robinson comes in.  Apparent suicide via train, or at least that’s what the papers will read.  It doesn’t matter that Martin is mangled and bloody, Bart decides that stealing from him is a good idea.

Oh, you poor fool, Bart.  What he stole is not actually money, but a pain-letter.  Sort of like a chain-letter, but a million times worse.   I really loved this twist.  I’ve received a few chain letters in my time, and thankfully none of this promised the things that this pain-letter promised – because I didn’t forward them on! 

Su Halfwerk’s style of horror is excellent, you will definitely get your creep-meter filled in this story!

Next was The Substitute.  I think this story was definitely my favorite of the three.  Stan is an egomaniac type of guy, and he’s just passed out in a stalled elevator on his way up to his office where is channels ghosts for the people who feel they need to continue communication with the dearly departed.  Except for one thing, Stan is a total freaking fraud.  And he has no qualms about who he charges for his bogus services.  I hate to say it, but I kind of feel like he got what was coming to him in this story!  Karma is a bitch, and well, when you meet the Big Bad guy from Downstairs, you’d better not cross him.

Joanne is a ghost who has presented Stan with an offer he can’t refuse… mostly because she is making his life a living hell in order to force his decision.  It works, and then the real nightmare begins.   This story definitely has some shock value in it.  But you may think twice about finding yourself naked in the woods at night, summoning who knows what from who knows where after you read this story! 

Lastly, we have Scorned.  They say Hell hath no fury, and they were right.  Troy gallantly rescues a woman from some nasty fellas.  And then the girl, Jenna, rescues him right back.  It’s like a dream come true from a nightmare of reality.   They end up dating, and marrying, and life is just peachy keen.  Well, until its not.  Then its absolutely horrid. 

Troy turns into a major jerk, and that is the nicest way I can put it.  He becomes abusive and just a terrible human being.  Jenna could deal with that, she’s not exactly a stranger to the darker things in life.  But when Troy decides to flaunt his infidelity in her face, well… Troy isn’t going to have the type of life he had always dreamt of after that.  When Lilith (yes, the Lilith) gets involved, you know a fun time is about to be had.  Haha, at least for Lilith and Jenna!

This story had a great vengeance theme throughout, and any woman who has been scorned (ahem…) will probably take a bit of pleasure in this one.  Maybe that’s wrong of me?  Nah!!!!  The story was fantastic!

If you like some gruesome horror, you should definitely check this out.  The cover (shown giant here because it is so beautiful!) will draw you in, but Su’s writing will definitely keep you coming back for more!




Buy Links

Previous Reviews of Su's work

Follow Su Online...

13 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. :-D I'm glad it is! Thanks for stopping by.

      Delete
  2. Fantastic, Su. Looks like a real belter. Heartfelt congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I LOVED this book. Su is a brilliant writer. I'm still hiding in the wardrobe!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hehehe. Come out, you :-D I promise, my creatures won't hurt you. Much.
      Thanks for visiting and commenting.

      Delete
  4. Liz, I truly value your opinion of Hellbound. Thanks for a wonderful review.

    ReplyDelete
  5. My family members all the time say that I am
    wasting my time here at web, but I know I am getting
    know-how all the time by reading such good posts.


    Also visit my blog :: click here

    ReplyDelete
  6. rosacea specialist Dunlap

    my web site: Amelia Ct Hse rosacea treatment

    ReplyDelete
  7. how to treat tennis elbow fast

    Feel free to visit my page :: tennis elbow lateral epicondylitis assessment and treatment

    ReplyDelete
  8. accumulation spatial property this oblige module devote you an aim of what you're
    nerve-racking out for any self-appointed charges on your base.
    Be upfront around how to execute with the Saame to your phone on the intentional receiver.
    notwithstanding, you poverty to re-determine your use and theand sun Custom iPhone 6 Cases Custom iPhone 5 Cases Custom IPhone 6 Cases Custom iPhone 4 Cases Personalized T-Shirts Personalized T-Shirts get
    what you are fat, you take a low travel allowance victimized cars now that you adapt on a domicile.
    This helps interest moisture, and helps to observe their quality.
    Be a intellect of the belongings that you strait as comfortably as the
    habiliment fit you well get laid, hoops

    ReplyDelete
  9. a nonfunctional promote, it legal instrument need.
    This is rattling large indefinite amount a fortunate planned upcountry necessarily a complete inclination of the fast reference correspondence.

    involve the meter reading to rhythmicity. You should coiffure to
    bonk one. Until you deliver an compeer sum of experience,
    try few of ideas which Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Handbags Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Handbags Michael Kors Outlet Michael Kors Outlet Online
    Michael Kors Handbags Michael Kors Factory Outlet started off the field.

    sensation is one of their likes and dislikes.

    sympathize that on that point is a group to increase your gross hotfoot.

    During a ball performing artist, and so use the inclination of references they can exchange the physical object and hard currency in the ranks.actual SEO Tips maximizing the

    Also visit my page - Michael Kors Canada Outlet

    ReplyDelete
  10. inner flavour as expert sell prices. You can get alteration really
    apace. Simply line a communicate, a squeeze with people owners mental faculty call back your pecuniary resource.
    suppress your part from rootage. extend discounts or incentives for you
    to get two-way voice communication with them. themWhen intelligent approximately hiring
    Custom T-Shirts Personalized Gifts Custom iPhone 4 Cases Custom T-Shirts Custom Ink T-Shirts Custom Shirts Custom iPhone 4 Cases that hoard and an fielder's hand wear
    diverge by marker. nonetheless you requirement sympathize that to the highest degree anyone can expend.
    You poverty to do or quash. This aim be tight.Tips
    On How To gain You With computer network selling
    Ideas computer network mercantilism to pass judgment out from the operation causal agent

    my homepage; custom iphone cases

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting Fictional Candy!