• Author Interviews

    Author Interview – James Newman

    James Newman is the author of such diverse works of Dark Fiction as Midnight Rain, The Wicked, Animosity, Olden, The Church of Dead Languages, The Forum and the short story collection People Are Strange. His latest is Ugly As Sin, which is due out December 1st. He was kind enough to take time out to chat with us today. Tell us a little about yourself. Without putting anyone to sleep? I’ll try . . . . I was born and raised in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else in the world. I’m a weird cross between a good ole’…

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    {Review} Fear the Light: Who Murdered Dracula? by William Massa

    Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Fear the Light: Who Murdered Dracula? by William Massa Blurb:  WHO MURDERED DRACULA? Many had tried to destroy the Count over the centuries. All had failed. Until now! Eight vampires gather at their maker’s castle to solve the mystery. But death awaits them.  SURVIVE THE DAY! The sun rises over the chateau, a voice cries out. Another vampire is slain. Trapped, the sun burning bright outside, Dracula’s children face a mysterious killer who plans on picking them off one by one. A killer who knows all their secrets. All their weaknesses.  As daylight reigns and their numbers dwindle, a dark suspicion grows – could the murderer be…

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    The Devil Behind Me by Christopher Fulbright and Angeline Hawkes

     Brandt’s life is the stuff of lore and legend, but not the fairytale one would welcome. The sole survivor of the Krampusnacht Massacre, Alex was shipped away to America on the heels of tragedy. Childhood trauma followed him to an adulthood plagued with fear and self-doubt. The horror of his past affects him so deeply each holiday season that his girlfriend urges him to resolve his issues once and for all. Seeking closure to the Christmas tragedy, with the help of his uncle and a retired German police officer, Alex returns to the scene of the crime in Bavaria. But what lurks in the Alpine darkness on the snow-swept mountain…

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    Review of A Stranger’s Grave by Craig Saunders

    My rating: 3 of 5 stars I picked up this book from Grand Mal Press back in February when it was offered for free at Smashwords. Thanks, Grand Mal! This is the story of an ex-convict starting up his new life as the caretaker of a cemetery. He meets a few people in the course of his new job. Some of them are not alive. At it’s heart, this is a ghost story. It takes a little while to figure that out, though. I did like the way in which the story was presented, with a few exceptions. There were chapters interspersed with the main narrative which would start off…

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    Review of Broken Sigil by William Meikle

    Broken Sigil by William Meikle My rating: 5 of 5 stars A stunningly powerful novella about love, betrayal, tragic loss, and redemption. Meikle spins a thought provoking tale that reminds us that, if we pick through the pieces of our shattered pasts, we are going to be cut deeply. And asks the question that will haunt you long into the night…..if you could, would you, for whatever comfort it may bring? Heartbreaking, chilling and highly recommended. Publication Date: January 14, 2014