• Reading Recommendations

    Paul’s Top 10 Horror Reads of 2014

    by Adam Cesare, Adam Light, Bracken McLeod, Brett J Talley, Craig DiLouie, Daryl Gregory, Edward Lorn, Evans Light, Gregor Xane, Jason Parent, Jonathan Janz, Justin Cronin, Tim Curran, Tim Waggoner With the end of 2014 only a matter of hours away, it’s a very appropriate time to look back over the titles I perused through the last 364-odd days and pick from them the ten very best. Novels, novellas, graphic novels or collections that really did grab me, or better yet, managed to knock a sock off or two. In essence, I’ll be counting them down from ten to one, saving the very best for last, with the only requirement…

  • Book Reviews

    Forsaken by J.D. Barker

    by J. D. Barker Published by Hampton Creek Press on 11.2.14 Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller Pages: 388 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads This was a fast paced novel that I enjoyed! It’s a story about a horror writer, (oh no, not another one you may be thinking), but this one is slightly different. A story comes to the protagonist, Thad,  almost completely whole; streaming through him like lightning, it comes out on paper. This story is more than just a fictional,  historical account of the witch trials in Salem, MA. It may not be fictional, for one thing, and it may not take place entirely in the…

  • Author Interviews

    {Interview} Shock Totem Speaks With Horror After Dark

    by John Boden, K. Allen Wood, Shock Totem Published by Shock Totem Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror I ┬ádiscovered Shock Totem magazine back in 2012, with issue # 4. This issue featured a short story from Lee Thompson, (an author I have since developed a friendly relationship with), a non fiction piece “Bloodstains and Blue Suede Shoes” by John Boden and Simon Marshall-Jones, (as a lover of the Blues, this article resonated with me), and a non fiction story by K. Allen Wood, who is the Editor-in-Chief of Shock Totem Publications. It was also through Shock Totem that I discovered the awesome James Newman, author of The Wicked, an ST…

  • Book Reviews

    The Woodwitch by Stephen Gregory

    by Stephen Gregory Published by Valancourt Books on 1.1.15 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror Pages: 240 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads I just finished this literary gem and I don’t even know what to think! This nasty little ball of maggots, flies and mushrooms is still bouncing around inside my head. ┬áLet me introduce you to the stinkhorn mushroom. (This is the tamest picture I could find.) Now this may make you chuckle, it certainly made me. But laughter is where it all started; a woman laughed at Andrew Pinkney, and why? Because his manhood could not, would not, resemble this mushroom. Things didn’t turn out so well with…

  • Book Reviews

    {Review} Slush by Glenn Rolfe

    I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.by Glenn Rolfe Published by Alien Agenda Publishing on 10-30-14 Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror Pages: 115 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Slush is a collection of short horror and dark fiction and the forward to the stories tantalizes: These stories will make you feel real, feel alive, feel creeped out, feel entertained, BUT the key word here is FEEL. Most books only succeed in making me feel bored, aggravated or frustrated or nothing at all. So it was with no great amount…