TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? I can’t really say I know the source, but I can say that I have always been intrigued by characters. As early as I can remember, I would create an ongoing narrative for my action figures and toys. They’d have relationships, beef between them, ranks, et cetera. I’m sure many kids did … Continue reading Interview: Today I welcome a fellow Adrian to the blog. Please welcome A. A. Medina!
I love a good list, especially one that highlights some of the years best books. Many bloggers do this and I’m always interested to see what books they include. My list features books I read this year, not necessarily books published this year. I’m not going to waffle too much here, instead I’ll get straight into it. But one thing before I do, thanks to … Continue reading The Grim Reader awards: My books of 2017
I hadn’t really given a lot of thought to what goes into making a novel until about halfway into my time in San Francisco State University’s MFA Creative Writing program. In the fall of 2010, I had the good fortune to take a class on novel writing from Dodie Bellamy (The Letters of Mina Harker). At that point, I was writing short fiction almost … Continue reading Guest post: Christopher Charman talks novel writing and talking animals!
A break from my usual horror reads came in the shape of Grimdark Magazine Issue #12. As usual the zine features various short stories from renowned writers in the Grimdark genre along with book reviews and a couple of interviews. Kicking off with a story from Luke Scull, author of the Grim Company books, A Ring To Rule Them All features some familiar characters from Scull’s … Continue reading Magazine review: Grimdark Magazine Issue #12
Today I have a guest post from Robert J. Duperre. His latest book, Soultaker (Knights Eternal) has recently been released through Ragnarok Publications and the cover art alone screams ‘READ ME!’ In this post, Robert talks about the books creation and how patience is one of the greatest virtues a writer can hold. Thank you very much to Robert for stopping by with this insightful … Continue reading Guest post: Robert J. Duperre talks SOULTAKER (Knights Eternal)
I’ve been intrigued by this release ever since I heard about it earlier this year. River of Teeth is a western, but with hippos instead of horses. Newcomer, Sarah Gailey takes the idea of hippo-farming to address meat shortages in the United States and adds a tale of revenge. Winslow Houndstooth (seriously, that’s his name!) seeks revenge upon an old colleague that burned down his … Continue reading Book review: River Of Teeth – Sarah Gailey
It’s TBR Tuesday once again, where I pick a random book from my Kindle, read it and review it. Today, it’s the turn of Mitchell Hogan (no relation to Hulk) and his prequel novella, Tower of the Forgotten. Now, I don’t read much in the way of fantasy, especially what I describe as high fantasy, which I think this is. In fact, Tower of the Forgotten … Continue reading Book review: Tower of the Forgotten – Mitchell Hogan
I was impressed with the first book in this series from author C. T. Phipps and I have to say that this one is better still! John Henry Booth is back after defeating Alan Ward in book 1. Along with partner, Mercury, Booth is tasked with locating and removing an excommunicated member of the Miskatonic University before he awakens the Tower of Zhaal and the … Continue reading Book review: The Tower of Zhaal – C. T. Phipps
Sometimes you see a book cover and you simply say “Oh yes! It will be mine!”, such was the case with Man With The Iron Heart by Mat Nastos and published by Cohesion Press. This is one of those books where you barely get to draw a breathe before the next action-packed scene explodes inside of your mind. Nastos’ tale of Nazis meddling with powers … Continue reading Book review: Man With The Iron Heart – Mat Nastos
Earlier this year, Tarn Richardson wrote an excellent essay about Werewolves and the Catholic Inquisition! (if you missed it, shame on you, but, I’m a nice guy and so I will point you in the right direction. Go here-LINK) The essay coincided with the release of book 2 in his Darkest Hand trilogy called ‘The Fallen’. Tarn’s books have received a lot of great blurbs … Continue reading Interview: Tarn Richardson has RISEN to talk to The Grim Reader!