• Author Interviews

    {Author Interview} Simon Wood

    by Simon Janus, Simon Wood Welcome to Horror After Dark, Simon Wood!   HAD: Care to tell us about your journey to becoming a paid (and full-time?) writer? SW: I started writing when I moved to the US in ’98. I couldn’t work so I had a lot of time on my hands and I turned to writing, which I had always wanted to try.  I wrote short stories before working on my first novel.  My very first short story was published on the first of January 2000 and my first novel was published in 2002.  I was first published through the small presses, which garnered me good press that…

  • Book Reviews

    {Review} Jade Sky by Patrick Freivald

    by Patrick Freivald Published by JournalStone Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Urban Fantasy The following is based on an ecopy of the book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Opening in the midst of a significant firefight and rarely letting up the pace for more than a brief gasp of badly-needed air, Jade Sky follows a group of augmented commandos who work to make the world safer by ridding it of a nasty drug by the name of Jade. Along the way they battle other augmented foes that have gone mad as a result of their augmentations, and whom need to be stopped in a permanent way if…

  • Book Reviews

    {Review} The Cormorant by Stephen Gregory

    by Stephen Gregory Published by Valancourt Books on 4/28/13 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller Pages: 147 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon I’m going to go ahead and award this one the full five stars. That’s right. It rocked! Picked up yesterday afternoon around 4 pm, finished today around 4pm, this story left me with visions of this bird,(and its streaming jets of shit), bouncing around in my head. The other reviews go into the set up so I will leave that off and just tell you how this story made me feel. At times, it seemed ridiculous…I mean, really- it’s just a big black-ish/greenish/blue-ish bird-what’s the big deal,…

  • Author Interviews

    {Interview} Interview with Lee Thompson

    It is our pleasure to welcome author Lee Thompson to Horror After Dark! Lee has some helpful advice for new authors just starting out and he talks about his new books ” A Beautiful Madness“, (available now) and “It’s Only Death”,(coming from Darkfuse in January 2015). Let’s get started! HAD: In several interviews I’ve seen you recommend that aspiring authors hand copy texts written by authors they admire. What is the benefit of that? What other advice do you have for new authors? A: Yeah, I will always swear by hand copying your favorite novels. You learn from the masters. Writing is more challenging than it appears, and you can learn faster by…

  • Book Reviews

    {Review} North American Lake Monsters

    by Nathan Ballingrud Published by Small Beer Press Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller 4.5 stars! A most excellent collection! I joined in the group read of this collection with the Literary Horror group over at Goodreads. I have always enjoyed reading a book with other people. Sometimes it enlightens me to aspects of the story I may have missed. Other times, it helps me to the view the story in a different light altogether. In any case, this collection was superb. I was initially drawn to it due to Laird Barron’s rave review. I won’t go through each story separately, but these are the ones that I especially…