Book review: Neon Golgotha – Michael Faun

Oh boy! Where to start with this one! Neon Golgotha is a book I was curious about, curious enough to part with my hard-earned coin. What I got was 5 connected stories featuring lots of sex, murder and death. If this is your thing then keep reading, if not I’ll see you again soon. This short book features some of the most grimy, desperate characters … Continue reading Book review: Neon Golgotha – Michael Faun

Book review: Dark Cities – Anthology

Christopher Golden has assembled some A-grade writers for this anthology of speculative tales that sees horrors lurking deep within the city streets. I do like a themed anthology, and when authors such as Tim Lebbon, Jonathan Maberry, Joe R. Lansdale Kealan Patrick Burke and Seanan McGuire are included, it’s safe to say that I’m keen to explore the dark places their characters inhabit . I … Continue reading Book review: Dark Cities – Anthology

Book review: The Lucky Ones Died First – Jack Bantry

Fans of Hunter Shea’s cryptid horror books would do well to check out The Lucky Ones Died First. Bantry’s novella is an immensely fun cryptid horror story. The book is certainly one not to be taken too seriously. In fact, the tale is a tongue-in-cheek gore-fest where character development plays second fiddle to the pulling off of heads and the Deliverance style ravaging of certain characters! A … Continue reading Book review: The Lucky Ones Died First – Jack Bantry

Book review: The Student – Iain Ryan

Something occurred to me whilst I was reading The Student by Iain Ryan. And that is, more people should be reading The Student by Iain Ryan. If you like your crime fiction dark and gritty, suffocating under the humidity of tropical Queensland, Ryan’s latest book is the one for you. Nate is a drug dealer, but when his supplies start to dwindle he seeks out his … Continue reading Book review: The Student – Iain Ryan

Book review: The Book Club – Alan Baxter

I am a big fan of Alan’s work. I especially enjoyed his collection, Crow Shine, released late last year, but with The Book Club, Alan has really nailed it. The story is very straightforward on the surface as Jason Wilkes soon becomes worried over his wife no-show after her regular get together with her book buddies. We are entering thriller territory early on as Wilkes … Continue reading Book review: The Book Club – Alan Baxter

Book review: The ADHD Vampire – Matthew Vaughn

  I needed a little nonsense in my reading life, and The ADHD Vampire was my ticket to ride. So, what happens when an age-old evil in the form of Horace Dracul awakens and is set loose on an unsuspecting cruise ship (the U.S.S. Exciter!)? Carnage, sex and flashing light distractions, that’s what! The Exciter is a cruise ship filled with sex-crazed old people and … Continue reading Book review: The ADHD Vampire – Matthew Vaughn

Book review: Monsters Exist – Anthology

I set the bar very high for anthologies. Why? because I’ve read some incredible books over the past 18 months and in these were some incredible short stories. Monsters Exist features a number of writers that I am acquainted with, though I never let this get in the way of me posting my honest opinion. I much prefer a themed anthology rather than one that … Continue reading Book review: Monsters Exist – Anthology

Album review: Synergi – Despite

CRUNCH!! that’s the sound of Despite rupturing your ear drums as you hit the play button on their latest release from Eclipse Records, Synergi. Synergi is a metallic onslaught of driving riffs, snarled vocals and bowel-rupturing rhythms. Suffice to say, I dig! The album starts with the pummeling Soul=Denied, a track featuring razor wire guitars, a chugging groove and a ferocious vocal. I’m strapped in and ready for my … Continue reading Album review: Synergi – Despite

Book review: Crone – Jeannie Wycherley

Ooooh, witches!! Jeannie Wycherley’s debut novel is one packed full of creepy, witchy goodness. A great oak tree houses an even greater darkness and it is up to Heather Keynes to put an end to the evil Aefre! Tormented soul, Heather Keynes, befriends a small group of “guardians”. The guardians are watchers and protectors against evil and have lived for many a year. Aefre is … Continue reading Book review: Crone – Jeannie Wycherley