• Book Reviews

    {Review} Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt

    by Michael Wehunt Published by Shock Totem on 3.29.16 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Supernatural Pages: 238 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads In his striking debut collection, Greener Pastures, Michael Wehunt shows why he is a powerful new voice in horror and weird fiction. From the round-robin, found-footage nightmare of “October Film Haunt: Under the House” to the jazz-soaked “The Devil Under the Maison Blue,” selected for both The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror and Year’s Best Weird Fiction, these beautifully crafted, emotionally resonant stories speak of the unknown encroaching upon the familiar, the inscrutable power of grief and desire, and the thinness between all our layers. Where nature…

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    {Review} Shine Your Light On Me by Lee ThompsonC

    by Lee Thompson Published by Shock Totem on 2.15.16 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Law & Crime, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Thriller Pages: 132 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Aiden LeDoux is a typical sixteen-year-old boy when the O’Connell brothers nail his father to a tree. He doesn’t believe things can get any worse...until three months later, when a mysterious light bursts forth from his face and heals everyone in his father’s bar, from minor scrape to terminal illness. Once word of this miracle event spreads, crazed townspeople attempt to force Aiden to use his newfound gift to heal those they love. But Aiden doesn’t know how he did it.…

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    Zero Lives Remaining by Adam Cesare

    by Adam Cesare Published by Shock Totem on 1-24-16 Genres: Creature Feature, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction Pages: 104 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads He's a ghost in the machine, keeping a watchful eye on the arcade where he lost his life two decades before. And the afterlife is good. The best thing ever to have happened to him. But when the conscious electric current formerly known as Robby Asaro makes a decision to protect one of his favorite patrons, Tiffany Park, from a bully, he sets loose a series of violent supernatural events that can't be stopped. Trapped inside the arcade as the kill count rises, Tiffany and…

  • Author Interviews

    {Interview} Shock Totem Speaks With Horror After Dark

    by John Boden, K. Allen Wood, Shock Totem Published by Shock Totem Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror I  discovered Shock Totem magazine back in 2012, with issue # 4. This issue featured a short story from Lee Thompson, (an author I have since developed a friendly relationship with), a non fiction piece “Bloodstains and Blue Suede Shoes” by John Boden and Simon Marshall-Jones, (as a lover of the Blues, this article resonated with me), and a non fiction story by K. Allen Wood, who is the Editor-in-Chief of Shock Totem Publications. It was also through Shock Totem that I discovered the awesome James Newman, author of The Wicked, an ST…