5* #Bookreview of SEVEN FOR THE SLAB by Doug Lamoreux @dracsdemeter

Seven For The Slab: A Horror Portmanteau by [Lamoreux, Doug]

5* #Bookreview of SEVEN FOR THE SLAB by Doug Lamoreux  @dracsdemeter


It’s nearly midnight, and a curious snoop finds his neighbors dead. He gathers his wits and calls emergency services. Despite a torrential thunderstorm, Sheriff’s deputies, the Fire Department, and an ambulance all respond quickly.

But there’s little they can do. The victims are not only dead, they are long dead. The snoop invites the emergency workers into his garage, out of the rain, to await the arrival of the coroner and, thereafter, the funeral home staff who will take his neighbors away.

The lightning flashes. The thunder rolls. The setting inspires the police, firefighters, and paramedics to pass the time by telling stories, both thrilling and chilling… and you are invited to join them.

Award-winning horror writer Doug Lamoreux spins seven eerie tales of terror into one bewitching brew. To borrow from the traditional Scottish poem: ‘From ghoulies and ghosties, And long-leggedy beasties, And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!’


Doug Lamoreux is becoming one of my favorite authors, so when I saw he had a new book released for Halloween, I just had to buy it.  I was not disappointed.  I’m not a fan of anthologies as it’s hard to rate the book.  What if some of the short stories are great, but the rest aren’t?  I need not fear in this case.  Doug took seven short stories and interlaced them within a whole. 

The main plot is the discovery of a dead couple, long overripe, their stink permeating the neighborhood, and a late night call to Herb Flay from his boss to bring the van for the reclamation of the decomposing bodies.  Just as we become immersed In the main story, who are the dead people?, how did they die?, Doug jerks us into one of the spooky stories the First Responders are telling each other as they await the arrival of Herb and the van.  Between each short story, we’re feed a little more about Herb, and the two people lying dead in their home.  Just enough to peak our interest, then back into another short story we go.  I thought the whole lay out of this book was beautifully done.  It kept me reading, wanting to know more. 

Doug is a master story-teller, and I felt I was right there with the First Responders, in that cold, damp garage, wanting to see what lay In the house, but also afraid of what they would find.  I enjoyed this book very much, and I will NEVER, EVER let someone sit next to me on the city bus again.  EVER!

If you are a fan of the unusual, and things that go bump in the night, you will love this book.  I highly recommend it and give it 5 ghouls.

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About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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3 Responses to 5* #Bookreview of SEVEN FOR THE SLAB by Doug Lamoreux @dracsdemeter

  1. Melissa says:

    ? for your loss! I believe outlines were also fate’s way
    of letting your husband prepare them for you ? He wanted his stories published,
    you’ve honored him with all of your accomplishments and and know that he is proud of you for keeping his stories and making them your own! This was the thought and image that flashed as I read your background I felt so much love, I can not wait to read your stories, novellas and books Each of the genres are exciting and I’ll be sinking my my teeth happily into your ebooks!
    From an Intuitive Reader and Fan Already ?♎
    ✌Melissa ?

    • Sahara Foley says:

      Thank you, Melissa. Yes, we lugged those stories around with us for years, and believe me I haven’t missed out on the irony of that.

    • Sahara Foley says:

      Hi Melissa. Sorry abt the delay in responding. I’ve been busy with editing and vacations. 🙂 Thank you very much for your kind words. I’m always thinking of the irony of Bob’s stories and me publishing them after he died. It’s the chicken & egg thing. LOL.

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