Alan Baxter

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My book rating system:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Brilliant, I bloody loved it!
⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Really good, highly recommended.
⭐⭐⭐ - Enjoyable, well worth a read.

I don't talk about ⭐⭐ and ⭐ reads because I believe in only talking up the good stuff. That's why my Goodreads rarely has anything under a ⭐⭐⭐, unless I feel like there's good reason to talk about it.

Bio: Alan Baxter is a British-Australian multi-award-winning author of horror, supernatural thrillers, dark fantasy, and crime. He’s also a martial arts expert, a whisky-soaked swear monkey, and dog lover. He creates dark, weird stories among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, where he lives with his wife, son, hound, and a bearded dragon called Fifi. You can find his full bibliography
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I have to say, Second Life is not some weird aberration from 20 years ago. It’s a vibrant and active online community, showcasing some truly wonderful creative talents. I got invited to be a guest on the Second Life Book Club and had an absolute ball. The interview was great fun, the avatar they created for me is badass, and the set they built based on THE GULP is just stunning. So Cool! There was

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"This was my first Baxter and will not be my last!

Why do we (or maybe just I?) find fucked up little towns with dirty secrets so alluring, if not cozy? Who wouldn't want to grab a drink at the Hotel California bar, a coffee in Twin Peaks, or to do the" Read more of this review »
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Relentless, brutal, revenge-driven noir with a powerful emotional core. Compelling stuff.
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"Alan, you nailed it with The Gulp! Full on five stars mate!!"
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"I don't spend enough on Amazon to have an opinion there, so I'm posting my review here.

Alan Baxter is the Australian Joe R. Lansdale.
I've read pretty much everything Baxter has ever published. Over the years (like all good writers) he has polished hi" Read more of this review »
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Tired of vampires? This will rejuvenate you.

Honestly, I'm kinda bored by vampires and haven't read much vampire fiction in ages. Then this book came along. If anyone can pull it off, I thought, it's Brian Keene. The man, as usual, does not disappoin
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message 9: by Alan

Alan Baxter Thanks very much. I do my best. :)


Leticia Supple Hi Al, I LOVE that people love your work so much. Was just reading reviews of Write the Fight Right: they all adore it. It's brilliant.

Now, I'm off to do some reading of my own. :)


Christine Hi Alan,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
http://www.shadowforestauthors.com
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ



Christine Hi Alan, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
Mariard Volume 2 Glass Pawns by Christine Jones

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message 5: by Alan

Alan Baxter Hi Bradley

Warhammer novels? I used to play Warhammer FRPG and Battle years ago. :)


Bradley Oooo I like dark fantasy. Thank you for adding me. =)

http://www.cardshark.com/content/view...

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

and my dark fantasy fav:
Gotrek & Felix The First Omnibus (Warhammer) by William King


message 3: by Alan

Alan Baxter I've just added all the books of The Belgariad and The Mallorean, along with Belgarath The Sorcerer and Polgara The Sorceress to my shelves. It's terribly sad news to hear that David Eddings has died. These books are part of the reason I became an author.


Christine Hi from down under Alan, thanks for being a friend. I hope to hear more from you.
Blessings CJ
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message 1: by Lisa

Lisa It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Alan!


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