This is the blog of Samie Sands, author of Lockdown. There will be many great books and projects reviewed here. For more, check out thelockdown.co.uk.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Keeper of the Lost Souls by Kristy Centeno

Keeper of the Lost Souls (The Keeper Witches Series Book 1) by [Centeno, Kristy]
Bryn McCaskey is young, naïve, and can talk to ghosts...

Like her mother and grandmother, Bryn comes from a breed of witches called The Keepers of the Lost Souls. Their main purpose is to guard those spirits who are permanently or temporarily grounded in the world of the living. Handling supernatural creatures is something which comes naturally to Bryn, however, dealing with people is a whole different story.

As her 18th birthday approaches it's time for her to take on her first assignment. Bryn is forced to confront her inability to communicate with others in an effort to save the one soul that can mean the difference between life and death for mankind.

Johnny Shaw is a lost soul with a personal vendetta against witches...

A vendetta he has carried on even after death. As much as he hate's them he must join forces with a keeper witch, in order to stop a century old threat. When fate brings them together, not only will they be forced to learn how to work as a team, but they will have to depend on each other to stop an evil witch carrying a six hundred year grudge!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The Caretake by Rob Shepherd

The Caretaker by [Shepherd, Rob]
A couple move into a Hi-Rise residential block, only to find that the reason it is so perfect is because it hides a horrifying secret; A mysterious yet terrifying caretaker and a whole lot of horror that keeps residents in check but who is in control of the horror and what are the dirty secrets that need to be cleaned up?

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

The Horror Squad by TJ Weeks


WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE & VIOLENCE! With the world now plagued by rotters, it's up to my team and I to take care of the living and take out the dead.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

AM13 Outbreak Shorts

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Prologue

AM13 Corrected - High Resolution
I’m glaring at him just as intently as he stares at me. His eyes are so familiar, which really they should be. I’ve spent so much time gazing into them, wondering what’s going on behind them, hoping that he feels the same way I do. But now, something’s off. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but it’s definitely there all the same.
It’s not just the cold, unfeeling expression that he’s wearing, or even the red rims and the loss of color in the iris of his eyes—although I do miss the deep ocean blue. 
No, it’s much worse than that.
I bite my lip to trying to stop the tears that threaten to spill out. I want to speak, to ask him why, what’s going on, but my vocal chords feel strangled, constricted. It’s a struggle to even breathe. 
Time passes. I’m not sure how much because nothing changes. We’re still here, everything’s exactly the same. Me verses him in this weird standoff that I just can’t get my head around. All I know for sure is that this isn’t going to end well.
He starts getting anxious. His eyes begin to flicker from side to side erratically. A puddle of drool collects on his chin, and a low growl emits from his stomach—a sound that I’ve never heard come from a human being before. 
What the hell am I supposed to make of all this? 
I’m scared. Absolutely terrified. My palms are sweaty and I can feel my heart pounding in my ears. On top of that, my dry mouth is absolutely aching for something to drink. I’d kill for some water or something right now. 
But then he distracts me from my thoughts by moving. Finally something is going to happen, and I feel a strange sort of excitement at the prospect.
Then he dives for me and everything goes black.

Better Than Revenge by Taylor Henderson

Better Than Revenge (Sweet Secrets Series Book 1) by [Henderson, Taylor]
Ever since Violet Forrester first moved next door to Brianna, she has been tortured relentlessly…

It seems like Brianna has everything, and yet she still doesn't have the one thing she really wants; the one thing that Violet cares about the most—Blake Edwards.

After years of letting Brianna walk all over her, Violet’s finally had enough. She’s tired of sitting back and watching Brianna flirt with her boyfriend, steal her friends, and push her around. She’s finally ready to stand up for herself.

To do this, Violet and her new friend, Lena, devise a plan to make Brianna realize that not everything is hers for the taking, and Violet knows the perfect way to do it…

After all, nothing is better than revenge.

That is, until someone gets hurt.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Crossing Roman by Ginger Ring

Crossing Roman (Genoa Mafia Series Book 1) by [Ring, Ginger]
Madison Miller is a small town girl with big dreams, but years of running her mother’s bridal business has put a damper on that…

Madison is weary of planning other people’s dream weddings and ready to find a man of her own—when a sudden encounter with a handsome visitor leaves her world spinning. He's all she can think about, but the son of a mafia boss is not the kind of man she’d had in mind. She wonders how being involved with him might impact her life—and the lives of those she cares about.

Roman Caponelli is looking to expand his family’s business on the legitimate side—not the mafia side—and perhaps find a little romance…

Roman is captivated with Madison, but this local beauty wants nothing to do with a criminal like him. Madison said no to him once, and come hell or high water she won’t deny him again—and if he has to use mob tactics to make that happen, so be it. Roman sets out, determined to win the only woman who has kept his interest for more than one night.

Madison is everything he wants in a woman, and he will stop at nothing…
Not until the entire town knows that Crossing Roman is not an option.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Energy Vampires: How to Deal With Negative People by Jennifer O'Neill

Energy Vampires: How to Deal With Negative People by [O'Neill, Jennifer]
Who exactly do energy vampires and negative people affect?

Simple … Everybody!

So what is an energy vampire? You’ve probably heard the term “energy vampires” before, especially if you’re at all interested in psychic ability or psychic development. But what exactly are energy vampires? They’re not real vampires. Well, I guess they’re real vampires, but not like the ones you see in Twilight … “Energy vampires” feed upon your energy. In other words, their primary target is your spiritual body, not your physical body.

“Energy vampires” are people who constantly draw upon other people’s energy in order to help “recharge” their own system.

So what do energy vampires and negative people have in common?
They essentially do the same thing. They draw upon your energy, and they will have a very profound effect on your system, both spiritually and physically. Many times, they will wear you down to the point of exhaustion. However, unless you’re aware of what is happening, you may not even notice the effects these people are having in your life, on a day-to-day basis.

Empaths, this is the book for you!

Empaths are very susceptible to “energy vampires” more so than most other people. More and more people are discovering they are empaths in this new consciousness area. You may even be one and never knew it, until now. How do you find out if you are an empath? By reading this book!

In The Book Find Out:

•How to spot an “energy vampire”
•What to do if you if you are surrounded by negative people
•How to tell if you are an empath!
•What effects “energy vampires” have on your spiritual and physical health
•How to live in a world filled with “energy vampires”
•And the very important…energy vampire first aid!