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    {Review} UNDER ROTTING SKY: Stories, by Matthew V. Brockmeyer

    Published by Black Thunder Press Genres: Alien, Apocalyptic, Bizarro, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Dystopian, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Psychological Horror, Suspense Format: Paperback “A study in fear. Your worst nightmares realized.”–Scream Hard Reviews Twenty unforgettable tales of transgression and horror by the award-winning author of KIND NEPENTHE. In “Mine” a child hangs precariously between the isthmus of innocence and evil, shedding his humanity for the altar of a wolf pup. A horrifying and ancient legend reveals itself with a shocking new twist in “A Dirty Winter Moon.” “Have a Heart” teaches us that nature always prevails over the follies of man, sometimes in an extremely gruesome manner. In “Rumpelstiltskin” the…

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    {Review} IF YOU SEE HER, by Ania Alhborn

    Published by Amazon Digital Services Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Haunted House, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense Format: Paperback The house on Old Mill Road has stood in an open field for longer than Jesse Wells has been alive, its crooked windows and jutting turret tormenting the kids of Warsaw, Michigan the way only a haunted house knows how. Everyone imagines that something terrible lurks within the house’s abandoned rooms—especially Jesse and his two closest friends, Casey and Reed. But when Reed chooses the house as a backdrop for his own suicide, childhood ghost stories are transformed into a nightmare that sends Jesse into a downward spiral of grief. …

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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…