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    {Review} BROKEN SHELLS, by Michael Patrick Hicks

    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.BROKEN SHELLS by Michael Patrick Hicks Published by High Fever Books on February 6, 2018 Genres: Creature Feature, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Supernatural, Thriller Pages: 124 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Antoine DeWitt is a man down on his luck. Broke and recently fired, he knows the winning Money Carlo ticket that has landed in his mailbox from a car dealership is nothing more than a scam. The promise of five thousand dollars, though, is too tantalizing to ignore. Jon…

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    {Guest Post} Michael Patrick Hicks: “Two Sides of a Coin”

    BROKEN SHELLS by Michael Patrick Hicks Published by High Fever Books on February 6, 2018 Genres: Creature Feature, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Lovecraftian, Sci-Fi, Thriller Pages: 124 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Two Sides of a Coin   In fiction, a hero is only as good as the villain. Some of my favorite good guy-bad guy dynamics are ones in which they’re reflections of one another, two sides of the same coin. Batman is grim and serious, while the Joker is outlandish and loud. Sherlock Holmes uses his investigative prowess to solve crimes, while Moriarty is manipulating his own acts of evil genius. I wouldn’t presume to put Antoine DeWitt…

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    {Review} SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK, edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power

    This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK by Jack Bantry, Kit Power Published by Splatterpunk Zine on November 10, 2017 Genres: Bizarro, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Supernatural Pages: 196 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon A row with a boyfriend leads to unexpected and bloody consequences... A high powered CEO undertakes a highly unusual therapy to take his career to the next level… A mother frantically searches for the child as the world burns… Featuring new fiction by Adam Millard, Matt Shaw, Bracken MacLeod, John Boden,…

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    {Review} I’LL BRING YOU THE BIRDS FROM OUT OF THE SKY, Brian Hodge

    I'LL BRING YOU THE BIRDS FROM OUT OF THE SKY by Brian Hodge Published by Cemetery Dance Publications on October 2, 2017 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Lovecraftian, Noir, Psychological Horror, Supernatural Pages: 150 Format: Hardcover Buy on Amazon I'll Bring You the Birds From Out of the Sky is a tale of art and obsession, of a dying heritage and cosmic horror, brought to rustic life with full-color paintings by artist Kim Parkhurst. I’LL BRING YOU THE BIRDS FROM OUT OF THE SKY, by Brian Hodge, is a story that captured my undivided attention immediately. I’ve been impressed by this author before, but each book of his stands out…

  • Reading Recommendations

    {Extra} Kimberly’s “BEST READS in 2017”

    Genres: Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Law & Crime, Occult & Supernatural, Police Procedural, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Thriller Averaging over 220 books/novellas/anthologies a year, I usually go with a top twenty list and a separate top five collections/anthologies.  Here are my personal favorites from this year’s reading.  *Note:  these were not all published in 2017, just the ones I read in 2017.*   BOOKS/NOVELLAS 1. SUBHUMAN, Michael McBride:  Looking back over my lists, I think Michael McBride has kept the number one spot for as long as I’ve been doing these.  That’s no coincidence if you’ve read any of his novels/novellas.  This man can write ANYTHING…