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…

Scapegoat – Adam Howe & James Newman.

    If nostalgia-infused horror is your bag, Adam Howe and James Newman’s new book, Scapegoat might just be for you. The book will be released on October 5th through Honey Badger Press with pre-orders starting September 27th. Heavy metal, cults, horror, Adam Howe and James Newman. You can be sure to Count the Grim…

Book review: Triple Axe – Scott Cole

  Scott Cole’s Triple Axe sees a group of adult entertainers being targeted by a crazed killer who utilises a very cool but odd weapon when relieving these deep-throating darlings of their lifeblood. Jesse Jinx decides enough is enough and takes matters into her own hands! I’m a fan of Cole’s work, from his excellent Bizarro…

Magazine review: Black Static #64

  The July/August issue of Black Static features the usual excellent reviews/interviews and non-fiction from regular contributors, but it’s the stories I always like to focus on. It’s a rarity that this particular issue didn’t resonate with me as strongly as previous ones. The stories weren’t bad, I simply found a couple of them meandered…

Book excerpt: Michaelbrent Collings unleashes Predators.

Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award Finalist, and one of the top indie horror writers in the US. He hopes someday to develop superpowers and maybe get a cool robot arm.   Today I have an exclusive excerpt from Michaelbrent Collings’ latest book, Predators. Enjoy!   Predators by Michaelbrent Collings…

Book review: Bird Box – Josh Malerman

  Bird Box is a great book and that’s all you really need to know. I bought this for my Kindle a while back but my review queue prevented me from reading it. I’ve been disappointed by a few recently hyped books, so naturally, I approached this one with caution. Any lingering thoughts that Bird…

Author Steve Stred shares his top 10 metal moments!

  Hey all, my name is Steve Stred.  I am an indie author, writing in the dark horror category, and have several releases out!  I am also a massive music fan with Heavy Metal being my favourite category of music, although I have a very wide palette of styles I enjoy.  Growing up, the son…

Book review: The Writhing Skies – Betty Rocksteady

  The reviewing of this book has been some time in the making, mainly due to reasons of ill-health but I also needed to take a bit of a break from the blog. However, now I’m back! In black, some might say as my wardrobe consists of little beyond dark t-shirts and denim. Alas, dear…