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HorrorNews.net Publishes Glowing Review of Apex Predator

I am absolutely ecstatic to say HorrorNews.net has just published an enthusiastic and positive review of my new novel Apex Predator, offering the following praise:

“It takes mere paragraphs to become addicted to author’s unique style and infectious story telling prowess…pace is swift… rare commodity for one to stumble across… mesmerizing conclusion… vivid description… pulse pounding action… borderline poetic and the crystal clear imagery inspires the suspense fanatic in each of us… eloquent grisly, gory and gruesome prose. Douglas evokes an unsettling level of skin crawling hysteria for even the most cynical of readers…one cannot help but squirm with unease and maybe double and triple check that the locks have been secured for the night. Rest assured Apex Predator is not your Uncle Ned’s Werewolf story. It’s invigorating, innovative and refreshing to see an age old premise composed with a brand new edge…will jump at the chance to embark upon another S.M. Douglas odyssey.”

Needless to say I am beside myself at landing such a wonderful review (though for some reason they refer to me as “him” and not “her” but whatever, I’ll take it in exchange for an endorsement like this from such a highly regarded publication). For those that don’t know, HorrorNews.net is perhaps the number one website for all things horror. It is consistently ranked by Alexa as one of the top four horror related websites as well as one of the top horror websites of all time. This is so cool.

For more of the review see here – http://horrornews.net/117285/book-review-apex-predator-author-s-m-douglas/


Diabolique Magazine Praises Apex Predator in New Review

My new horror novel Apex Predator  just landed it’s first formal editorial review and endorsement!

I am happy to say Diabolique Magazine has just published its review, offering the following praise: “More than just Lycanthropes vs. Wolves of Wall Street, the novel is an ambitious examination of corporate corruption—with carnage that feels cathartic…shapeshifters have definite horror appeal…guaranteed to amuse horror aficionados.”

For those of that don’t know, Diabolique Magazine is like the NY Times or Vogue of horror publications.  It’s a lavishly illustrated print and digital magazine exploring every aspect of horror film, literature and art. Since its inception in 2011, Diabolique and its writers and artists have been nominated for 17 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, including Best Magazine, Best Article, Best Interview, Best Cover, Best Theme Issue, and Best Overall Issue. In 2015, the magazine won the Rondo for Best Overall Issue. Past issues have included contributions from such horror luminaries as Jonathan Rigby, David Del Valle, David Huckvale, Paul Murray, and Elizabeth Miller.

Needless to say, I am absolutely thrilled that the magazine has endorsed my work. For more of the review see here –


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