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Justin Alcala

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Justin Alcala is a novelist, nerdologist and Speculative Literature Foundation Award Finalist. He’s the author of four novels including Consumed, (BLK Dog Publishing) The Devil in the Wide City (Solstice Publishing) Dim Fairy Tales (AllThingsThatMatterPress) and A Dead End Job (The Parliament House). His short stories have been featured in dozens of magazines and anthologies, including It Snows Here (Power Loss Anthology),The Offering (Rogue Planet Press Magazine) and The Lantern Quietly Screams (Castabout Literature). When he’s not burning out his retinas in front of a computer, Justin is a tabletop gamer, blogger, folklore enthusiast and time traveler. He is an avid quester of anything righteous, from fighting dragons to acquiring magical ...more

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Justin Alcala There are small mysteries I think of like "How come abbreviation is such a long word?" and "Why is there no other word for "thesaurus"?" but none of t…moreThere are small mysteries I think of like "How come abbreviation is such a long word?" and "Why is there no other word for "thesaurus"?" but none of these are plot worthy. However, there is one diabolical mystery entangled in a future vacation that demands book attention..."What if Disney World was a people trap operated by a vengeful mouse?"(less)
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A Dead-End Job

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A BIG Giveaway Thank You!!!

We want to thank everyone who entered our goodreads "A DEAD END JOB" giveaway. We had an enormous response, and are delighted that so many of you wanted to get a free copy. Stay tuned for more chances, and as always, thanks for being a weird-reader...like me!





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There’s no better time than in today’s contentious world to read a dystopian novel. With World War 3 feeling inevitable, global hunger, and political divide throughout the world, readers eagerly look for s book that asks what if? Cue Dreamfarer by Jo ...more
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Sometimes, you come across a book with such a creative plot that you have to tip your cap. “Let Me Die” by Virginia Babcock is one of those books. I started the read and assumed it was going to be a classical supernatural story. The introduction take ...more
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"I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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I’m not a smart person, so I had to look a few things up during the read, but that’s not the author’s fault. Icicle is a very cerebral novel with well thought out theories and a solid plot line. The author writes a clean story, with very few sticky s ...more
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Kevin G. Chapman knows suspense, thrillers and mystery. This book is the fifth installment of the Mike Stoneman series, and we find some of our favorite characters from past books, Jason and Rachel, getting married in Sin City. Michelle and Mike atte ...more
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Horror novels have big challenges. They have to set up a believable scenario, set a creepy mood, build a good plot, and still keep your attention. A lot of books try, few can keep it going. CIRCLE OF DARKNESS is one of those that does it well. The ch ...more
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“Which is the true nightmare, the horrific dream that you have in your sleep or the dissatisfied reality that awaits you when you awake?”
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“Non fiction? Non fiction?! Listen, reality is what got me into this mess in the first place.”
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“I don't remember ever signing up for weird. It just sort of happened.”
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Robert Thanks for the friend request, Justin.


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•.¸♥¸.• Booklover59 •.¸♥¸.• Thanks for the friend invite!


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Steph Patt Hi Justin! Thanks for the friending! Hope to chat soon about books! Have a lovely day!


Meutia Thanks for the friendship, Justin. Have a nice day! :)


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Dusty Holloway Hey, Justin. Thanks for connecting here with me! Hope you have a lovely day. :)


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