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…

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…

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…