‘The Dead Boy’ is an end of days tale that offers a fresh take on the final days of life in the United Kingdom. I’m not quite sure what it is about this particular sub-genre of dark fiction but I really do love it. Last year saw the release of ‘Left to Darkness’- a book I really enjoyed, it followed a similar path as this in … Continue reading Book Review: The Dead Boy – Craig R. Saunders
Sara Brooke is a newish name to me. She has been around for a little while and when one of my favourite publishers decided to release this nasty little number, I was quick to hop aboard. I will jump straight in and say that I loved this book. It’s a quick read and the opening chapter is unpleasant enough to pull you in straight away. The pace … Continue reading Book Review: Gardens of Babylon – Sara Brooke.
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Children of the Dark by Jonathan Janz (Sinister Grin Press) I have been a fan of Jonathan Janz since I came across his novel THE NIGHTMARE GIRL. A certain Mr Keene had dropped his name a few times, talking him up as one of the current writers of horror fiction’s strongest voices. THE NIGHTMARE GIRL was a fantastic book. I loved… Continue reading Children of the Dark by Jonathan Janz (Book Review)
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Black Goat Motorcycle Club by Jason Murphy (Sinister Grin Press) I first came across Jason Murphy through the Sinister Grin Press anthology FRESH MEAT. This anthology of terror from seven different writers was a particular highlight from last year’s reading. His story HOMONCULUS was gruesome reading and highly original. It was my favourite story from the anthology and I was looking… Continue reading Black Goat Motorcycle Club by Jason Murphy (Book Review)
Jack Rollins has carved a bit of a niche for himself with his own brand of Victorian style storytelling. His style has feet that are firmly planted within the horror genre. Last year I came across a story by Mr Rollins called ‘The Séance’ Despite it’s short length the tale was a captivating read that managed to capture the Victorian gothic feel perfectly and was … Continue reading Book Review:Tread Gently Admidst the Barrows – Jack Rollins.
Suicide Stitch is a collection of stories that were birthed inside the mind of Sarah L. Johnson and have been released through Electro Magnetic Pulse Publishing (EMP Publishing). I have actually come across Sarah’s work before in the Grey Matter Press anthology ‘Dark Visions Volume One – A collection of modern horror’ which was nominated for a Bram Stoker award in 2013. The short story … Continue reading Book Review: Suicide Stitch – Sarah L. Johnson
Q. What would you do if you woke up one morning and your spine was missing? This novelette from John Mcilveen tells the tale of Ricky Briggs; a man who wakes up in this very serious and uncomfortable position. The story follows Briggs as he tries to come to terms with this situation. I haven’t read anything my John Mcilveen before but I had heard great praise for his … Continue reading Book Review: Got your Back – John Mcilveen
First thing: That cover art is superb and as soon as I saw this I knew that this was going to be a fun read. Lets not beat around the bush. There is a hell of a lot of Lovecraftian fiction out there. But when it is done well, the results are truly wonderful. As you can probably guess, the scene for this novella is … Continue reading Book Review: Dead Shift -John Llewellyn Probert
Most of the reviews on here will have their feet rooted in the genres of horror, dark fantasy or crime fiction. I do often like to dip my toes into different waters and Troy James Weaver is a writer that I have been wanting to read for quite some time. ‘Marigold’ provided me with the perfect opportunity to sample his work. It’s very short. In … Continue reading Book Review: Troy James Weaver – Marigold
I had never read anything by Amy Grech prior to receiving this collection of stories. I did a little digging first and found that she fluttered between noir and horror (two of my favourites) and had had numerous short stories in various publications such as Apex Magazine, Beaten to a Pulp: Hardboiled and the Dead Harvest anthology. I expected a collection of short stories but … Continue reading Book Review: Rage & Redemption in Alphabet City – Amy Grech