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    {Review} DOORBELLS AT DUSK: Halloween Stories, Edited by Evans Light

    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.DOORBELLS AT DUSK: Halloween Stories Published by Corpus Press on September 3, 2018 Genres: Bizarro, Contemporary, Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Haunted House, Horror, Mystery, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Weird Tales Pages: 292 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Halloween horror, dark fiction and suspense short stories. Carve your pumpkins and turn on the porch light, Halloween frights begin with the sound of… Doorbells at Dusk. Doorbells at Dusk is a treasury of brand-new Halloween tales from both modern masters and…

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    {Review} Becoming by Glenn Rolfe

    Becoming by Glenn Rolfe Published by Alien Agenda Publishing Genres: Contemporary, Creature Feature, Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense Pages: 265 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Something ancient has wormed its way up from the earth.... A change has come today. After Michele Cote's best friend disappears, no one believes her story about the thing responsible for his abduction. Forced to figure out the mystery for herself, Michele encounters terror she has never known, and witnesses the impossible. When other members of the community begin to change or vanish, Sheriff Shane Davis must look beyond reason in order to stop the evil seeping into this small town. With help from an…

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    {Interview} Matt Godfrey, (Narrator Extraordinaire), Chats with Horror After Dark!

    by Matt Godfrey Genres: Contemporary, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror   I somehow had the pleasure of getting to know Matt Godfrey and his work through Goodreads and through Valancourt Books. (Click to read our interview with Valancourt.) I don’t remember exactly how we met but since then, I’ve listened to many of Matt’s excellent narrations, the latest of which, Blackwater by Michael McDowell, is a true delight! Since Matt is from Alabama, he was the perfect, logical choice for this book, set near the banks of the Perdido River in Perdido, Alabama. Speaking of Alabama, please join me as I get to know Matt and…

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    {Review} The Secret of Ventriloquism by Jon Padgett

    The Secret of Ventriloquism by Jon Padgett on 1.20.17 Genres: Contemporary, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Weird Tales Pages: 198 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Jon Padgett's The Secret of Ventriloquism, named the Best Fiction Book of 2016 by Rue Morgue Magazine, heralds the arrival of a significant new literary talent. With themes reminiscent of Shirley Jackson, Thomas Ligotti, and Bruno Schulz, but with a strikingly unique vision, Padgett's work explores the mystery of human suffering, the agony of personal existence, and the ghastly means by which someone might achieve salvation from both. A bullied child seeks vengeance within a bed's hollow box spring. A lucid dreamer…

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    {Review} The Secret Life of Souls by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee

    The Secret Life of Souls by Jack Ketchum, Lucky McKee Published by Pegasus Books on 11.8.136 Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror, Contemporary Pages: 240 Buy on Amazon Goodreads At the heart of this psychological suspense novel is the haunting depiction of a family’s fall and the extraordinary gifted dog, Caity, who knows the truth. As the drama unfolds Caity evolves from protector to savior, from scapegoat to prop, and eventually, from avenger to survivor. She is an unselfish soul in a selfish world—and she is written with depth and grace by authors Ketchum and Mckee, who display a profound understanding of a dog’s complex emotions. With her telling instincts and her…