Book review: Rattus New Yorkus – Hunter Shea

  Dang! That Hunter Shea chap sure knows how to entertain. In fact, very few do better monster stories than Mr Shea. The guy always brings his A-game and Rattus New Yorkus is quite simply fun, fun, fun. Rattus New Yorkus is like an R L Stine version of James Herbert’s The Rats. Whereas The Rats was…

Book review: Flora & Jim – BP Gregory

  It took me a little while to warm to Flora & Jim by BP Gregory (haha!). The world has transformed into a cold and grim frozen wasteland, one in which Jim mopes about scavenging for food with his daughter, Flora, all the while desperately searching for the “other father”. Make no mistake, dear reader, BP…

Book review: Rabid Heart – Jeremy Wagner

  I’ll be honest, zombies ain’t really my thing. They used to be, but I got really tired of them and I generally avoid zombie stories like the plague (haha). This changed when Jeremy Wagner sent me a copy of his new novel, Rabid Heart. I opened that bad boy up and revelled in the…

Book review: Mycophoria – Tom G H Adams

  One of the authors responsible for getting me into reading horror fiction was James Herbert. His classic pulpy horror novel The Rats is still a book I look back on fondly. I loved the ridiculousness of it all, the action, the blood and guts, its fantastic stuff! Tom Adams’ Mycophoria has a real James Herbert vibe to…

New Manowar cover by Genus Ordinis Dei!

A while back I was presented with an album promo for Great Olden Dynasty by Italian metal act Genus Ordinis Dei. I really dug it, and I still listen to it now. You can read my review and an interview I did with the band here and here. Anyway, the band just released a cover of Manowar‘s…

Book review: HALO: The Fall of Reach – Eric Nylund

  As a MASSIVE fan of the HALO franchise, it’s perhaps surprising that it has taken me this long to get into the books. Maybe it’s because I’m not a huge sci-fi reader. Regardless, I decided to take the leap into space and join the Master Chief and his team of Spartan badasses on their mission…

Book review: Tales From The Realm: Volume One – Anthology

  Tales From The Realm: Volume One is a collection of stories taken from the first few issues of Aphotic Realm Magazine. Aphotic Realm is said to be home to the strange and sinister and there are certainly a few strange and sinister stories hiding within… Aphotic Realm is a themed magazine featuring fiction, non-fiction,…

Book review: Little Black Spots – John F D Taff

  Short story collections are funny beasts…for publishers and authors they can be a tricky sell. I’m not sure why? I love reading short stories as much as I love to read novellas and novels and when the short story format is done well, it sings. John F D Taff is a writer who excels…

Book review: The Way We Came In – Kelby Losack

  Hot on the heels of the excellent Heathenish, The Way We Came In tells the story of brothers trying to make ends meet after one is released from prison. How do they do this? They both get jobs at the local store packing groceries, right? Wrong! Drugs, poor decisions lie at the centre of this…

Guest Post: Glenn Rolfe – Am I Demon?

      “Demonology 101” By Glenn Rolfe   In my new book, The Window, we have a father and son, and their friends, coming face-to-face with a demonic couple trapped in Purgatory. While my demons aren’t your Exorcist type of demon, they do have bad intentions which indeed involve possession. I didn’t set out to…