Book Review: Nightlife: Night Terrors by Matthew Quinn Martin

nightlife-night-terrors-9781476746906_lgTitle: Nightlife: Night Terrors
Author: Matthew Quinn Martin
Genre: Horror
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Age Group: Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

“Doesn’t get any darker than this; you can actually feel the blood spatter…” –Hugo & Nebula winner James Patrick Kelly

Enter the world of Nightlife, where the streets crawl with unimaginable demons, and a monster can lurk behind every friendly face…

Matthew Quinn Martin first terrified horror fans with Nightlife, the captivating story of two unlikely monster hunters determined to save the city of New Harbor from the Night Angels—bloodthirsty creatures that feed on the forgotten. Jack Jackson and Beth Becker are among the few who can see these creatures for what they really are, but as they hunt the creatures, a mysterious organization known only as The Division is hunting them.

In the novella Hazardous Material, we get a glimpse of The Division’s origins and aims, when a young man stumbles onto a long-abandoned video arcade—which three decades ago was the site of the largest mass shooting in New York history—and unwittingly uncovers a relic of unimaginable power and mind-altering terror.

And in the never-before-released As the Worm Turns, Jack and Beth are back, along with their faithful dog, Blood. For months they’ve been keeping just one step ahead of The Division, whose enigmatic leader has been pursuing them with the single-minded obsession to capture them by any means necessary. But as Jack and Beth continue their quest to rid the world of the creatures once and for all they find themselves facing off against something even more terrifying than the Night Angels––something that could hold the key to humanity’s salvation…or its doom.

Three amazing horror stories in one chilling bundle…the only thing you won’t fear is the price!

This collection includes three books: Nightlife, Hazardous Material and As The Worm Turns. Each book is a stand-alone but together they form an interesting and enjoyable horror collection.

In Nightlife, Beth is a bartender at a local nightclub who has some boyfriend issues – he wants her to drop her job and move in with him. But Beth has little time to think about her relationship when her best friend disappears and strange things turn up in her basement. Then she encounters Jack Jackson, a vampire hunter, and finds out she has a vampire problem (called Night Angels) on her hands. These vampires are scary and deadly, and rather than drink blood, they feed on lifeforce.

It’s an interesting book, and I really liked Beth. She was a strong character. The vampires (Night Angels) are a good addition too, and although not really creeping me out, I did have some chills while reading this.

Hazardous Material focuses on Jarrod Foster, who discovered an old video game arcade and starts playing one of the games, Polybius, with disastrous consequences. This is a prequel novella to Nightlife, and as such it’s rather short, but it does a good job of setting the scene, introducing us to the characters, and wrapping up the story.

And then there is As The Worm Turns, the sequel to Nightlife. Jack and Beth leave town to start over, but unfortunately the horrors they once faced seem to have followed them to their new town.

I loved how the focus was on the horror and not on romance or the like. The action, despite the story involving paranormal creatures, seemed very realistic. The writing is solid, the characters develop and grow throughout each book, and every once of these books managed to give me the chills at least once or twice. If you like supernatural horror, I recommend you check out this series.

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