• Reading Recommendations

    My Top 20 Books of 2016, & Top 5 Anthologies/Collections

    Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction *Since I average 225 books/collections a year, I’ve highlighted the Top 20 Novels/Novellas that stood out for me in 2016.  Following that is my Top 5 Anthologies/Collections of the year. MY TOP 20 NOVELS/NOVELLAS OF 2016 1. CHILDREN OF THE DARK, Jonathan Janz–emotional, coming-of-age, and fantastic characterization all across the board.  This one stood out in so many areas that I had to list it as my #1. 2. UNIDENTIFIED, Michael McBride–the latest novella by Michael McBride; need I say more? (Available for purchase soon!) 3. LITTLE DEAD RED, Mercedes M. Yardley–a “fairy-tale” style novella, where the subject matter is anything BUT!  This was the first…

  • Book Reviews

    {Review} YEAR’S BEST HARDCORE HORROR Volume 1, edited by Randy Chandler & Cheryl Mullenax

    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 & Cheryl Mullenax (editor), Randy Chandler (editor) Published by Comet Press on June 1, 2016 Genres: Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural Pages: 300 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon YEAR'S BEST HARDEST HORROR Not your mama's best-of horror annual. This stuff comes from the edge of the abyss, stories you read at your own risk because you feel the abyss looking right back into you through the tainted lens of each twisted tale. Some of the stories you'll find…

  • Book Reviews

    {Review} 2113 Stories Inspired by the Music of Rush

    by Brian Hodge, David Niall Wilson, Fritz Leiber, Greg Van Eekhout, Kevin J. Anderson, Steven Savile Published by ECW Press on 4.12.16 Genres: Cosmic Horror, Crime, Dark Fiction, Dystopian, Horror, Law & Crime, Noir, Psychological Horror, Sci-Fi Pages: 400 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Goodreads The music of Rush, one of the most successful bands in history, is filled with fantastic stories, evocative images, and thought-provoking futures and pasts. In this anthology, notable, bestselling, and award-winning writers each chose a Rush song as the spark for a new story, drawing inspiration from the visionary trio that is Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart. Enduring stark dystopian struggles or testing…

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    {Review} WINTER HORROR DAYS, Edited by David Lucarelli

    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 David Lucarelli (editor) Published by Omnium Gatherum on December 8, 2015 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Horror, Supernatural Pages: 296 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon As you sit warm and cozy in your chair by the fire, comforted by the pretty lights and decorations of your holy nights, a chill runs up your spine. Part of you knows that the things that creep in the night and stalk your souls take no holiday. Indeed, as members of the Los Angeles Chapter of…

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    {Review} Fresh Meat 2015

    by Jason Murphy, Joshua Rex, Liam Dunson, Matthew Weber, Melissa Lason, Michelle Garza, Neko Lilly, Tony Cella Published by Sinister Grin Press on 9/13/15 Genres: Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 250 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads A collection of 7 short horror stories from 7 new authors. Sinister Grin Press brings you a collection to carve a smile on your face. Sit back and take a bite of Fresh Meat. Independent authors work hard to get their stories out there and I think collections like this are a good way for them to do that. In this collection of…