The Horror Zine Review
by H.K. Hillman
|Paperback: 222 pages
Publisher: Eternal Press (Nov 7, 2012)
Size: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
by H. K. Hillman
Review by Nicholette Heaton-Harris
It would have been so easy to write this book with all the action taking place in a world of magic. After all, we're dealing with parapsychology, demons, gamaliels and ghosts. But H.K.Hillman keeps all the excitement and adventure in our mortal world and the book is brilliant because of that decision.
For Samuel, it goes very wrong as she sucks the life force from him and moves onto other men, leaving his ghost stuck between two worlds. He is left with having to leech life force from mortal women to gain back power and the ability to communicate with Romulus…a man who repressed his psychic ability for years.
The character Crowe keeps us grounded, here, on our mortal world, with mortal concerns, which makes the juxtaposition with the demons, angels and gamaliels even more compelling. Samuel’s Girl is a beautifully written tale with a triumphant, realistic ending in keeping with the rest of the book. I'd highly recommend that you seek out and find Samuel’s Girl.
You can buy Samuel's Girl HERE
About the Author
H. K. Hillman
Dr. Kevin Hillman is a rogue scientist and writer who normally appears online as anyone but himself. His multiple personalities include the sensible and restrained Gutbugs and the sensible but volatile Romulus Crowe, as well as the militant Leg-iron and the utterly deranged Phineas Dume. That last incarnation wrote articles for the greatly missed AlienSkin magazine and takes the credit for most of the stories.
Kevin's short stories have appeared in From The Asylum, AlienSkin, and other online venues. His first novel, Jessica's Trap, was released by Damnation Books in April 2011. Fame beckons, although fortune remains sadly elusive.
Dr. Dume was once under the control of the AlienSkin mother, but now he is loose upon the world. You can visit Dr. Dume HERE.
About the Reviewer
Nicolette Heaton-Harris is a UK writer, based on the south coast of England and has grown up reading stories from the greats-- Herbert, King, Poe, Hutson, Laymon. Her first published story was about a kitten that had undergone a mutation and wreaked revenge on the owner that had tried to get rid of it by throwing it into a river.
Since then, she has had numerous short horror stories published. One of them, titled “The Old Lady” was published by The Horror Zine and was inspired by an old, dilapidated--and supposedly haunted--house from around the corner to her own home and she can only hope that her story is not based on the truth! Nicolette is currently writing a novella for Proxima Books.
You can visit Nicolette Heaton-Harris HERE