I guess I should’ve known what to expect with this latest collection from Wrath James White having read many of his works in the past. And yet still, I found myself aroused, sickened and at times shocked with the book’s content…in the best possible way, of course ; ) Great cover art, great title, If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse is not … Continue reading Book review: If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse – Wrath James White
Darren Speegle has been busy of late with the release of not one but two short story collections! January saw the release of Cries From the Static and more recently, Crystal Lake Publishing released another collection of Darren’s shorter works called Varying Distances. Darren stopped by to answer a few questions. Enjoy! TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? … Continue reading Interview: Darren Speegle
Unnerving issue #5 gets off to an immense start with Glug Glug by Aaron J. Householder and the sinister Red Room by Christa Carmen. Whilst only short, Householder’s tale is a fun, throwback style horror story that put a huge smile on my face and one that I felt was a little reminiscent of Stephen King. Christa Carmen’s Red Room is a different beast … Continue reading Magazine review: Unnerving Magazine #5
I’m a huge fan of Alan Baxter’s work. His short story collection, Crow Shine, blew me away, as did his recent novella, The Book Club. Alan’s latest book, Hidden City, is quite different and it shows what a talented writer he is. Hidden City blends urban fantasy, noir and horror. If you can imagine James Herbert’s The Fog mixed with Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, … Continue reading Book review: Hidden City – Alan Baxter
Reading Carlton Mellick III always makes me feel like I have fallen down a rabbit hole, just like Alice did. One of the most original and entertaining voices out there, Mellick’s prose style is far from lush and poetic, but he has a captivating voice and despite his stories’ obvious weirdness I cannot help but love his books. Every book I have ever … Continue reading Book review: Every Time We Meet at the Dairy Queen Your Whole Fucking Face Explodes – Carlton Mellick III
TGR: Where did your love of reading and writing come from? DB: I guess my love of reading came from my parents. They read me fairy tales and children’s books before I was old enough to read myself and then continued to read with me pretty often as my tastes matured. I read a lot of grade-school-level dinosaur and nature books before … Continue reading Interview: David Busboom chats about life, Narnia, Lovecraft and ambiguity in writing.
For WIH month, Calvin Demmer asked Christa Carmen a few questions. I have the privilege of posting the interview today. Thanks to Calvin for setting this interview up and thanks to Christa for the great answers! I was going to post this earlier in the week but life got in the way. I’ve since started the latest issue of Unnerving Magazine in which Christa has … Continue reading Guest interview: Enter the Red Room.
It will need to be a pretty spectacular anthology to top what is on offer inside Shadows Over Main Street vol 2. Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward have assembled some brilliant writers who have delivered wonderful stories in this second volume of small-town, Lovecraftian style horror. The tales contained within this anthology aren’t the type that goes straight for the throat, these stories simmer with unease and … Continue reading Book review: Shadows Over Main Street vol 2 – Anthology
The characters in this book obviously never watched Jurassic Park as a university professor decides it a good idea to resurrect a litter of thylacines from a preserved specimen. But what the hell is a thylacine? Well, the thylacine was a Tasmanian tiger. A wild dog, much like a dingo, it was well-known because of its carnivorous tendencies. This animal became extinct a few years … Continue reading Book review: Thylacines – Deborah Sheldon
There is nothing like a good book excerpt to whet the appetite and today I have the pleasure of bringing you a chapter from the forthcoming novella, Broken Shells, by Michael Patrick Hicks. I will be reviewing this book in February as part of the Confessions of a Reviewer blog tour. In the meantime, feast your eyes upon this. THREE BEING IN THE DEALERSHIP … Continue reading Exclusive excerpt: Broken Shells by Mickael Patrick Hicks