Month: May 2016

Book Review: Mayan Blue – Michelle Garza & Melissa Lason

‘Mayan Blue’ by the Sisters of Slaughter – Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason is exactly the sort of blood soaked reading experience I was expecting. Having read numerous short stories by the sisters over the last 18 months, I was expecting something dripping with gore and I wasn’t disappointed. The sisters have been plugging away for some time now with short stories in various anthologies including last years excellent ‘Fresh Meat 2015’ released by Sinister Grin Press. Anybody who is familiar with []

Book Review: Motorman – Robert E. Dunn

‘Motorman’ by Robert E. Dunn was quite the success story for me. For a start, the Erik Wilson cover art had me sold. The small press have some of the very best cover artists working alongside them and I am never disappointed with Wilson’s work. The cover art for ‘Motorman’ is one of my favorites this year and it gives you a pretty good idea about the sort of book you are about to read. Before we get into the book let’s []

Book Review: Joshua’s Folly: The Sacred Blade of Profanity Book II – Toneye Eyenot

The second book from Australian author Toneye Eyenot is a continuation of last years ‘The Scarlett Curse: The Sacred Blade of Profanity Book 1’ and sees the story moving in an altogether darker direction. I grew up reading fantasy fiction, and although this book is at the darker end of the fantasy spectrum, it serves as a great reminder that you don’t need to go straight to the big publishers to find quality books. This goes for most genres I read in, []

Book Review: The Train Derails in Boston – Jessica McHugh

‘The Train Derails in Boston’ is my second read in as many weeks by Jessica McHugh. The other book ‘The Green Kangaroos’ was a very different beast to the one I just read. You can read my thoughts on that here. When I saw a sneak peak of the cover art for this one I was definitely intrigued and keen to get my hands on a copy. As well as releasing great books, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing work with great cover artists and []

Book Review: Amaranthine and Other Stories by Erik Hofstatter.

I saw recently that Erik Hofstatter had released a new collection called ‘Amaranthine and Other Stories’ Erik is one of those writers I have been meaning to read for some time, but you know what it’s like; too many books and not enough hours to get through them. Anyway, the collection was around about 70 pages long and I thought I could probably get through this pretty quickly. As it turns out, getting through it quickly is exactly what happened, owing to []

Book Review: The Green Kangaroos – Jessica McHugh

When a book starts with a scene involving substance abuse by way of an injection into the testicles, you know that you’re going to be in for a strange read. This is my first high with Jessica McHugh and I sort of went into this not really having a clue what to expect. I love the cover art. I saw it and thought it would be a sci-fi-style-romp with a little bit of weird thrown into the mix. I was right to []

Book Review: The Lure of Devouring Light – Michael Griffin

I have been on a bit of a weird fiction binge recently and I have had my eye on this book for a few weeks, pretty much from the time I saw the cover art. Superb, isn’t it? When Laid Barron and John Langan talk somebody up I figure it’s about time I take notice. Mike Griffin’s collection of stories ‘The Lure of Devouring Light’ is a weird fiction fan’s wet dream. The quality of this collection should really come as little []