Category Archive: Reviews

Book Review: We Are Always Watching by Hunter Shea

“Shea has done a masterful job in suspense building and leaving his audience guessing, until what’s revealed is something completely surprising.”   West Ridley is into horror and paranormal investigations, so the thought of moving into his grandfather’s supposedly haunted house in rural Pennsylvania is exciting at first, until strange things begin to occur. The …

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The Mammoth Book of the Mummy Edited by Paula Guran

“Paula Guran has curated an anthology that could do more for mummy fiction than anything in the past decade, and is sure to bind and capture the imaginations of readers.” Paula Guran is one of the best editors working today in the field of genre fiction, particularly in dark fantasy and horror. Her themed and …

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Book Review: Feral by James DeMonaco and B.K. Evenson

“Explores the nature of humanity and the relationships we forge with each other, often finding moments of touching vulnerability among the horrors of this new world.” One is best known as the writer and director of the popular and commercially successful The Purge movie franchise while the other is a renowned, award-winning author of both …

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Book Review: The Little Gift by Stephen Volk

“A roadmap to places the reader thinks they know well, only to discover Volk is leading them into unchartered territory.” The Little Gift begins like so many good horror stories, with a bump in the night. However, this particular disturbance serves less as a Lewton nightbus, even though there is a cat involved, and more …

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Book Review: Relics by Tim Lebbon

“Lebbon opens a secret underground door into a new world of shadows and wonder that blends urban fantasy with crime suspense fiction in a way that is darkly refreshing.” Tim Lebbon is a familiar name on many horror and dark fantasy bookshelves, and with his latest novel, Relics, Lebbon opens a secret underground door into …

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Book Review: Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest by Robert Frazier and Bruce Boston

“A collection that spans nearly thirty years of collaboration, Visions of the Mutant Rain Forest brings to life the creation of Frazier and Boston through vivid prose and poetic description.” Both recipients of the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Grandmaster Award and with over a hundred publishing credits each, Robert Frazier and Bruce Boston are experts …

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Book Review: Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone by Michael Griffin

“The relentless sense of foreboding which has built from the first page until the very last remains with the reader long after the book is closed.” Hieroglyphs of Blood and Bone begins by introducing the reader to Guy, a man who has recently separated from his wife of more than twenty years and is finding …

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Book Review: Behold the Void by Philip Fracassi

“Every story is as unique in its subject matter as it is identical in its quality and excellence. Philip Fracassi is quickly building a reputation as a superior storyteller of incredible talent.”   With the release of two novelettes (‘Altar’ and ‘Mother’) and one novella (Fragile Dreams) in 2016, Philip Fracassi has quickly become synonymous …

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Audiobook Review: Little Dead Red by Mercedes M. Yardley, read by Joe Hempel

“Yardley has crafted a tale that even the Brothers Grimm would find harrowing and disturbing. Full of the lyrical and powerfully descriptive prose that she is renowned for, Little Dead Red packs a gut-punch of beautiful horror.” Fans of dark fiction in general and the This is Horror podcast in particular should already be familiar …

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Book Review: The Final Reconciliation by Todd Keisling

“The Final Reconciliation plays out like a nightmarish Behind the Music VH1 episode, its climax unforgettable and epic.” An aging rocker reveals the dark circumstances surrounding his band and their final gig. The Yellow Kings are a promising metal band. They are killing it on the road and leaving many fans in their wake.  When …

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Book Review: The Time Eater by Aaron J. French

“Aaron J. French gives us a psychological war between man and the darkness behind the curtain of reality” Aaron J. French has used his fiction to deal with the occult, the weird, and the metaphysical. His first novel, The Time Eater, takes these concepts to the extreme and gives the readers a tale that expands …

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Book Review: Chupacabra Vengeance by David Bowles

“Bowles has delivered a work of genius, producing a collection of entertaining speculative fiction that is also literary gold.” Award-winning Mexican-American author David Bowles is a man of many talents. As well as a teacher and a lifelong academic with a particular passion for learning about languages and cultures, he is also a published poet …

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