Archive for the 'Reviews' Category

01
Aug
20

Rowland Books Reviews “Private Number/Claws”

Check out this awesome review of my book, Private Number/Claws!

Rebecca, the reviewer said: “Devoured Derek Muk’s double feature Private Number/Claws in two days. Like Alex Cross? Miss Agents Mulder and Scully? A fan of The Witcher? This is right up your alley.”

https://rowlandbooks.com/review%3A-private-number

16
Sep
18

Reader Reviews “The Demon Seeds”!

Here’s a nice Amazon reader review of my book, The Demon Seeds. It’s always nice to know someone enjoyed something you wrote. Thanks, Jesse! 😀

Derek Muk asked if I could review his book. I wish the cover was better, but the content beneath is worth reading.

The Demon Seed is a fast and enjoyable read with realistic, and sometimes comedic dialogue. The story begins with a disappearance. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy a thrill right from the get go, and this book delivers that. Just as important, the thrill maintains its momentum throughout the story.

-Derek

14
Aug
18

Reader Review of “The Demon Seeds”!

This book review of my most recent book made my day. Thanks to Amazon reviewer Dona! You’re awesome!

This is a great short read. I see the plot is outlined in the other reviews – demon entities, taking on the guise of bubogs, come to LA to disperse their seeds throughout The Valley and eventually the world via Charles Manson styled cults which prey on young women using mind control and similar techniques — enter our (Darrin McGavin in the old television series Nightstalker styled) professor monster hunter and his trusty side-kick student whose friend has been brain-washed and impregnated with demon seed. Hang on for some (Indiana Jones styled) action and hang on tighter for an ending I will not reveal. I’d like to see a series–in books and/or on television. Muk’s writing style is engaging and lots of his references made me smile.

-Derek

23
Jan
18

The Demon Seeds Reviewed by The Horror Fiction Review!

News flash! Here’s a great review of my book, The Demon Seeds, in The Horror Fiction Review.

Check it out at:
https://thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com/2018/01/reviews-for-week-of-january-22-2017.html

25
Oct
17

Unnerving Magazine Reviews The Demon Seeds

A great review of my book The Demon Seeds, was just published by Eddie at Unnerving Magazine.

Here’s an excerpt:

Derek Muk writes in a horror style that is one part mystery, one part thriller, with a sprinkling of gore. His style is somewhere between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Mary Higgins Clark. It’s lively and fast in a way that thoroughly covers the important points while skipping most character backgrounds.

For the full review, follow the link below.

Thanks, Eddie!

http://www.unnervingmagazine.com/single-post/2017/10/25/Review-of-The-Demon-Seeds-by-Derek-Muk

31
Jul
17

Zombie Island Reviewed by Unnerving Magazine

Here’s a great review of my book, Zombie Island, by Unnerving Magazine:

http://www.unnervingmagazine.com/single-post/2017/07/30/Review-of-Zombie-Island-by-Derek-Muk

Pick up your own copy of Zombie Island for the Kindle on Amazon!

– Derek

18
Apr
15

Kristal McKerrington Reviews “The Haunted Academy”

Another review of my book,The Haunted Academy (this one’s short and sweet). I like ’em that way:) If there’s a cherry on top even better. I think this one sums it up well.

Reviewed by Kristal McKerrington on her blog. Thank you, Kristal!

http://kristalmckerringtons.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/double-review.html

-Derek

17
Feb
12

Occult Files Reviewed by Spinetinglers

Imagine if Fox Mulder had been sacked from the F.B.I. (let’s face it, Mulder probably should have been sacked early on in season one) and been given a job with Lone Gunman becoming Editor-in-Chief of their newspaper, this is the type of book that would have been written about him.

Writes Nolene-Patricia Dougan of Spinetinglers in her recent review of The Occult Files of Albert Taylor.

Read the rest of her review at the Spinetinglers website at: http://spinetinglers.co.uk/ReadNews278.aspx

-Derek

28
Nov
11

Occult Files Reviewed by Theaker’s Quarterly

Theaker’s Quarterly took a look at The Occult Files of Albert Taylor last fall.

Here’s a link to their full review:
http://theakersquarterly.blogspot.com/2010/10/occult-files-of-albert-taylor-derek-muk.html

-Derek

15
Jul
11

“Black Petals Magazine” Reviews The Occult Files

A.M. Stickel takes a look at “The Occult Files of Albert Taylor” in issue 56 of Black Petals Magazine.

Here’s a short excerpt:

An Asian-American writing about an ‘oriental’ paranormal investigator? Works for me. Author Derek Muk’s western settings are all places I’ve been, and he is true to them in THE OCCULT FILES OF ALBERT TAYLOR. Way to go, Derek!

Read the full review at Black Petals’ website: http://blackpetalsks.tripod.com/blackpetalsissue56/

Derek

Derek

04
Apr
11

Occult Files Reviewed by “Space and Time Magazine”

Hi everyone,

Space and Time Magazine just published a great review of The Occult Files of Albert Taylor written by Sam Tomaino.  With their generous permission, I’m republishing the complete review below.

Please be sure to check out the current issue of Space and Time Magazine at www.spaceandtimemagazine.com!

Enjoy!

Derek

Continue reading ‘Occult Files Reviewed by “Space and Time Magazine”’

02
Oct
10

“House of Horror” Reviews Occult Files

“I thought the stories that I read were interesting and the plots very well thought out and I am sure anyone who enjoys paranormal investigative collections, would love to get their hands on this book. There are eleven stories in this collection, though I am sure that after reading all about Albert Taylor, you will want to learn more about him.”

Read the rest of the review at House of Horror

01
Oct
10

UPDATE: “Tales of the Talisman” Reviews Occult Files

Review by: Shawn Oetzel

The Occult Files of Albert Taylor by Derek Muk is an entertaining collection of eleven short stories featuring Professor Albert Taylor and his investigations into the paranormal. Though there are some minor flaws, namely with the reader having to make some leaps of imagination, the stories are entertaining. Fans of speculative fiction will not be disappointed.”

You can now Download the full review as seen in Tales of the Talisman.

27
Sep
10

Occult Files Reviewed by “The Phantom Paragrapher”

Review by: Phantom Paragrapher

“Are you a fan of the Occult , love watching all those horror shows and TV Shows in the tradition of Ghost Whisperer , Supernatural, Medium , Hex, X-Files , The Mentalist and The Gates ? If so, then put down whatever you are doing as today’s book is right up your alley.

The Occult Files of Albert Taylor is a must-read for all those who love to sit awake at night and scare themselves with tales of ghost stories and horror. This is not a book for those with weak hearts , afraid of the dark, cover their hands when something scary is on TV…”

Please continue reading the full review at The Phantom Paragrapher.

15
Jul
10

“Tales of the Talisman” Reviews Occult Files

Review by: Shawn Oetzel

The Occult Files of Albert Taylor by Derek Muk is an entertaining collection of eleven short stories featuring Professor Albert Taylor and his investigations into the paranormal. Though there are some minor flaws, namely with the reader having to make some leaps of imagination, the stories are entertaining. Fans of speculative fiction will not be disappointed.”

To read the full review, check out the current issue of Tales of the Talisman at: http://www.talesofthetalisman.com/




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