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    {Review} DEVOURING DARK by Alan Baxter

    Devouring Dark by Alan Baxter Published by Grey Matter Press on 11.6.18 Genres: Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Thrillers Pages: 320 Format: ARC, Paperback Buy on Amazon Goodreads DEVOURING DARK is an urban horror novel about a man plagued since childhood by a malevolent darkness that threatens to consume him. After a lifetime spent wrestling for control over this onslaught, Matt McLeod has learned to wield his mysterious paranormal skill to achieve an odious goal: retribution as a supernatural vigilante. When one such hit goes bad, McLeod finds himself ensnared in a multi-tentacled criminal enterprise caught between a corrupt cop and a brutal mobster. His…

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    {Review} HOUSE OF SKIN, Jonathan Janz

    Published by Flame Tree Press Genres: Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Haunted House, Horror, Mystery, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Format: Paperback “Fans of ghost stories like The Haunting of Hill House and Hell House will love this book.” – Horror Maiden Myles Carver is dead. But his estate, Watermere, lives on, waiting for a new Carver to move in. Myles’s wife, Annabel, is dead too, but she is also waiting, lying in her grave in the woods. For nearly half a century she was responsible for a nightmarish reign of terror, and she’s not prepared to stop now. She is hungry to live again…and her unsuspecting…

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    {Review} I AM NOT YOUR FINAL GIRL, by Claire C. Holland

    Published by GlassPoet Press Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Girls & Women, Horror, Psychological Horror, Suspense Format: Paperback “There is nothing else in this world / like realizing / you’re going to live / and not being sure / you can.” From Claire C. Holland, a timely collection of poetry that follows the final girl of slasher cinema – the girl who survives until the end – on a journey of retribution and reclamation. From the white picket fences of 1970s Haddonfield to the apocalyptic end of the world, Holland confronts the role of women in relation to subjects including feminism, sexuality, violence, and healing in the world of Trump and…

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    {Review} TRIBESMEN by Adam Cesare

    Published by Black T-Shirt Books Genres: Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller Format: Paperback “Sick and sardonic and just plain brilliant.” -Duane Swierczynski, author of CANARY and EXPIRATION DATE  “Sometimes everything goes wrong, in the best possible way. Think Snuff and Cannibal Holocaust meeting at a midnight movie. And then give one of them a camera, the other a knife.” – Stephen Graham Jones, author of MONGRELS and THE LAST FINAL GIRL  Thirty years ago, cynical sleazeball director Tito Bronze took a tiny cast and crew to a desolate island. His goal: to exploit the local tribes, spray some guts around, cash in…

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    {Review} A HOUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF A LAKE, by Josh Malerman

    Published by This Is Horror Format: Paperback Both seventeen. Both afraid. But both saying yes. It sounded like the perfect first date: canoeing across a chain of lakes, sandwiches and beer in the cooler. But teenagers Amelia and James discover something below the water’s surface that changes their lives forever. It’s got two stories. It’s got a garden. And the front door is open. It’s a house at the bottom of a lake. For the teens, there is only one rule: no questions. And yet, how could a place so spectacular come with no price tag? While the duo plays house beneath the waves, one reality remains: Just because a house…