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    {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…

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    My Top 20 Books of 2016, & Top 5 Anthologies/Collections

    Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction *Since I average 225 books/collections a year, I’ve highlighted the Top 20 Novels/Novellas that stood out for me in 2016.  Following that is my Top 5 Anthologies/Collections of the year. MY TOP 20 NOVELS/NOVELLAS OF 2016 1. CHILDREN OF THE DARK, Jonathan Janz–emotional, coming-of-age, and fantastic characterization all across the board.  This one stood out in so many areas that I had to list it as my #1. 2. UNIDENTIFIED, Michael McBride–the latest novella by Michael McBride; need I say more? (Available for purchase soon!) 3. LITTLE DEAD RED, Mercedes M. Yardley–a “fairy-tale” style novella, where the subject matter is anything BUT!  This was the first…

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    Paul’s Top 10 Reads of 2015

    by Adam Light, Brett J Talley, Brian Hodge, Edward Lorn, Evans Light, Glenn Rolfe, Gregor Xane, Jason Parent, Jonathan Janz, Kealan Patrick Burke, Ray Wallace, Ronald Malfi, Shane McKenzie, Tim Lebbon Genres: Apocalyptic, Cosmic Horror, Extreme Horror, Horror, Supernatural, werewolves So 2015 winds to a close. And that means it’s time for me to reflect back on what has been a busy (though not insanely so) year of reading. I wound my way through upwards of 150-odd books this year – mostly novels and novellas with the very occasional graphic novel or short story wovem in for good measure. And the following are those that I found to be the…

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    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…