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    {Review} THE CORMORANT, by Stephen Gregory

    THE CORMORANT by Stephen Gregory Published by Valancourt Books on April 28, 2013 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 147 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon '[An] artful first novel, reminiscent of the tales of Poe . . . Gregory uses a low-key style and subtle lyricism to build an atmosphere of nightmarish horror in a tale that could become a classic.' - Publishers Weekly '[A] first-class terror story with a relentless focus that would have made Edgar Allan Poe proud.' - New York Times '[N]o summary can do justice to the subtlety of Gregory's first novel, with its fresh, vivid, sensual prose and its superb descriptive and evocative…

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    {Review} PLAGUE OF GULLS, by Stephen Gregory

    PLAGUE OF GULLS by Stephen Gregory Published by PS Publishing on July 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Noir, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 258 Format: Hardcover Stephen Gregory uses the medieval castle and town walls of Caernarfon as the backdrop for his latest dark and disturbing novel. When David Kewish suffers an excruciating accident on his eighteenth birthday, the whole of his summer is blighted... and when a fledgling black-backed gull comes tapping at his front door in the middle of the night, and the town is besieged by flocks of gulls, it is this bird which fuels the tension of the story and increases the friction…

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    {Review} A Plague of Gulls by Stephen Gregory

    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 Stephen Gregory Published by The Pigeonhole on January 28, 2015 Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror Pages: 200 Format: eBook Goodreads It’s David Kewish’s 18th birthday, but it doesn’t turn out quite as he expected. After suffering a horrible accident he receives a bizarre present in the form of a baby black backed gull. Only this bird isn’t his friend, instead his curious connection to the young bird is the catalyst for a series of incidents, which turns everyone against him. Kes meets The…

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    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.  Let 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…

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    (Review) Wakening the Crow by Stephen Gregory

    by Stephen Gregory Published by Netgalley ARC, Solaris on November 11th 2014 Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror Pages: 256 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon This was an eARC from NetGalley.   A masterpiece of dark fiction that weaves psychological horror with hints of the supernatural in a tale of a flawed family, fractured by tragedy, only to have their lives and sanity shattered by the presence of a carrion crow.   Just a crow. Simply that, and nothing more.   Or is it? There lies the rub.   Gregory invokes the unquiet ghost of Poe, in the figure of a small boy whose shadow looms large, yet deftly manages to surpass…