Book Review: Prime Directive – Duncan P. Bradshaw

Duncan P. Bradshaw is one third of the Sinister Horror Company – a small press based in the UK that has been releasing some truly excellent dark fiction over the past twelve months. Each member of the SHC has their own flavour and approach to writing dark fiction. Duncan’s previous releases are zombie novels ‘Class…

Book Review: Dragon Hunters – Marc Turner

There are some truly exceptional writers within the fantasy genre. I could come up with at least ten that consistently release quality work and I am pleased to report that you can add Marc Turner to that list. “Dragon Hunters” is the second book in the “Chronicle of Exile” series, though it can be read…

Book Review: Autumn Cthulhu – Anthology

With so many Cthulhu inspired anthologies on the market it is sometimes difficult in choosing one. Generally speaking, I haven’t been disappointed with too many that I have read, though they can sometimes become a little tiresome if they contain a seemingly endless amount of stories that come at the expense of quality. Thankfully Lovecraft…

Book Review: Noctuidae – Scott Nicolay

‘Noctuidae’ by Scott Nicolay is a tricky one to write a review for. It is my first time reading his work and I purchased this book purely because it was published by King Shot Press; a small press based in Oregon that releases some damn fine books. The books these guys publish are often difficult…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…