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    {Review} THE RUST MAIDENS, by Gwendolyn Kiste

    THE RUST MAIDENS by Gwendolyn Kiste Published by JournalStone on November 16, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 218 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Something’s happening to the girls on Denton Street. It’s the summer of 1980 in Cleveland, Ohio, and Phoebe Shaw and her best friend Jacqueline have just graduated high school, only to confront an ugly, uncertain future. Across the city, abandoned factories populate the skyline; meanwhile at the shore, one strong spark, and the Cuyahoga River might catch fire. But none of that compares to what’s happening in their own west side neighborhood. The girls Phoebe and Jacqueline have…

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    {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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    {Interview} Valancourt Books Talks To Horror After Dark

    Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gay Literature, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Victorian We’re re-posting this interview, since Halloween is almost upon us, and Valancourt has a few exciting new releases, which you’ll find at the bottom of this post! About a year ago a Goodreads friend messaged me to let me know about Valancourt Books. I remember discovering that they had recently published “The Amulet” by Michael McDowell and how excited I was since I had been searching for the book for two years. A few months later and I saw that they were on Goodreads and a wonderful relationship was born. Let me tell you what they do. Valancourt brings books…

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    {Review} The Delicate Dependency by Michael Talbot

    by Michael Talbot Published by Valancourt Books on 06-30-2014 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller Pages: 390 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads They are cool to the touch and alluringly beautiful in their ageless youth. Their laughter seduces, their brilliance beguiles. They guard the secrets of science and history, and the answers to the mysteries of life and death lie within their vastly superior knowledge. In centuries past, they were known as the Illuminati. They are the vampire. Dr. John Gladstone, a scientist in Victorian London, is thrust into their world after his carriage runs over a young man of angelic beauty named Niccolo. When Niccolo kidnaps Gladstone's…

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    Autumn in the Abyss by John Claude Smith

    Autumn in the Abyss by John Claude Smith on 3/1/2014 Genres: Horror Pages: 132 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Goodreads   Balance in the world and in the universe is a recurring theme in this collection of five stories. What does it take to achieve balance? And who, or what, gets to decide what constitutes balance? The tales in this volume address these questions in a highly entertaining way. The Autumn in the Abyss– Can words change the world? Not just your world, but the entire world? Sprinkled with quotes like “The Word is a living thing” and “Language is a virus from outer space”, this is a beautifully written…