Contest: ‘Halo: Last Light’ Book With ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ REQ Pack Code
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Today marks the release of the video game Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One. In conjunction with this release, we’re giving away a copy of the Halo: Last Light, an original paperback novel by Troy Denning set in the Halo that contains a free downloadable “REQ Pack” code for the Halo 5: Guardians video game.


Follow @GeeksOfDoom on Twitter, then send us a Tweet using @GeeksOfDoom in it with the hashtag #halobookgod.

One (2) winners will each receive the following:

  • One (1) paperback copy of Halo: Last Light with Halo 5 REQ Pack Code

Tweet us anything you want about the book, the game, or life in general — or, say nothing, it’s up to you. Just as long as you follow the Rules. If you want to unfollow us after the Contest, that’s OK, but we hope you stick around.

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Book Review: Brother by Ania Ahlborn
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Paperback | Kindle Edition | Audio CD
Written by Ania Ahlborn
Gallery Books | Simon & Schuster
Release Date: September 29, 2015

Young Michael Morrow has a brother Reb, and a sister Missy, and two parents, Claudine and Wade. Their idea of family time is to snatch a girl, and torture her to death. They live out in the boonies, so the girls can scream all they want, but no one can hear them. Michael gets to take care of the bodies after his family is done. He also takes care of his sister, Missy, who doesn’t partake in this family bonding. Michael is adopted and feels bad about the girls, but his family loves him, or they would not have taken him in, right?

Ania Ahlborn, author of such horror tales as The Neighbors and The Shuddering, frightens us with her new tome, Brother.

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Book Review: The Drafter by Kim Harrison (Peri Reed Chronicles Book 1)
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The Drafter
The Peri Reed Chronicles Book 1
Hardcover | Kindle
by Kim Harrison
Gallery Books | Simon and Schuster
Release date: September 1, 2015

Bestselling author Kim Harrison steps away from urban fantasy and the witches, vampires, and other supernatural creatures that inhabit the world of her bounty hunter Rachel Morgan in The Hollows series to take a stab at a futuristic time-travel action-thriller with The Drafter, the first book of her new Peri Reed Chronicles series.

Peri Reed is a drafter, which means she has the ability to time-travel and alter history, an uncommon and valuable skill to have in the year 2030. Peri uses her rare gift to protect others while working as an operative for Opti, a top-secret government agency. Unfortunately, each trip back in time causes memory loss, and even a quick jump of 30 seconds can yield six weeks’ worth of amnesia, and sometimes even more. That’s why each drafter is teamed up with an anchor who can help retrieve some of those lost memories. For that, Peri has Jack, her anchor of three years and also her live-in love.

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Book Review: The Fifth House Of The Heart By Ben Tripp
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The Fifth House of the Heart
Paperback | Kindle
By Ben Tripp
Simon & Schuster | Gallery Books
Release date: July 28, 2015

“When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you.” – Asmodeus “Sax” Saxon-Tang

Ben Tripp‘s The Fifth House of the Heart is an intelligent new twist on the old vampire myth. It’s common knowledge that vampires are blood-feasting undead repelled by garlic who, while they can be staked to death through the heart and harmed by fire, are basically otherwise immortal. But in this tale, the science behind the supernatural creatures’ existence and vulnerabilities is revealed, while new characteristics are introduced.

Asmodeus Saxon-Tang, better known as “Sax,” is a highly sophisticated, wealthy antiques dealer. The septuagenarian has traveled the globe to acquire his rare treasures, and while it’s apparent that he’s a master in his field, what’s lesser-known is how he came upon some of his rarer acquisitions — by raiding vampire lairs. Because vampires must hide their immortality from the world, it can be difficult for them to maintain ownership of their possessions century after century, leaving these heirlooms free for the taking by a person like Sax. Since vampires typically hoard their valuable possessions — items whose value increases over time — anyone who manages to kill one, would also be able to take the hoard for themselves. Though burglarizing vampire domiciles is not Sax’s specialty, he has done it enough to be set financially for life. But, the undead don’t take too kindly to these trespasses, and with nothing but time on their hands, they can be very patient and wait to take their revenge upon thieves.

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Book Review: I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus: A Breathers Christmas Carol
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I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus
Written by S.G. Browne
Gallery Books
Release Date: October 30, 2012
Hardcover | Kindle

Okay, let me preface this review of I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus with the statement that I’m really not a fan of zombies. *Pauses for gasps and looks of shock* I am a huge fan of that popular zombie comic and the television series upon which it is based. Maybe a few of the movies over the years have entertained me, but for the most part…nope, couldn’t care less. Let the Facebook unfriending begin!

Now, having said this, I went into this book with zero expectations and not a little apprehension. I am not normally known for finding entertainment in silly stories but luckily this one surprised me from start to finish. I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus was a fun novel from the get go. A real eye-opener to what I might have normally passed off as not worthy of my attention. I laughed so much while reading this novella that I woke my wife up twice that night with all the noise. On top of it all, there was a really great story to be found here, wrapped up in some well laid humor and morals.

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