Book review: Monsters in the Clouds – Russell James

  Fresh from his escape from the Cavern of the Damned, Grant Coleman is back in action, and this time he is enlisted by a huge corporation to travel deep into the Amazon jungle to go in search of a prehistoric beast. What could possibly go wrong? Well, as is so often the case with…

Book review: Secrets of the Weird – Chad Stroup

  I’ve had Secrets of the Weird on the TBR for some time. Every time I thought about picking it up and starting it something came along and got in the way. I’m a huge fan of Grey Matter Press, HUGE! I’ve loved pretty much everything they have published thus far, particularly their anthologies, which…

Book review: Heathenish – Kelby Losack

  Kelby Losack’s Heathenish is a thoroughly gritty hood tale told in an engaging style via a series of vignettes. The book has a smooth autobiographical vibe and can easily be read in a single sitting. Heathenish is also exactly the sort of book I expect to see published by Broken River Books. The story…

Book review: Body of Christ – Mark Matthews

  I’ve never been disappointed with a book or a story written by Mark Matthews. Body of Christ is no different. Once again, Matthews has written a story that deals with human frailties and emotions. In this case, we follow the story of two young characters, both have lost someone dear to them and are…

Book review: What Good Girls Do – Jonathan Butcher

  Mr Butcher is aptly named. What Good Girls Do is an unapologetically brutal novella in the style of Edward Lee and Matt Shaw. This is a tricky book to review. It has a few problems but nevertheless, the book proved to be a compulsive reading experience in extreme horror. Let’s get my problems out-of-the-way…

Book review: A Knife, A fork, A Bottle, & A Cork – SC Hayden

  SC Hayden’s novella will certainly appeal to dystopian fiction fans. I’m thinking Hayden watched a few movies including Logan’s Run, The Running Man and The Hunger Games before writing this, as the story has some similar ideas and themes. That’s not to say this is merely fan fiction. On the contrary, I really enjoyed…

Book review: Knock and You Will See Me – Andrew Cull

  I’ve heard some very positive things about Andrew Cull so I decided to pick up his latest release, Knock and You Will See Me. This novella was a very pleasant surprise. The story is very straightforward and sees us follow a series of clues left by a deceased father. Ellie Ray’s discovery leads her…

Book review: The Crabian Heart – Erik Hofstatter

The Crabian Heart is yet another great read from Erik Hofstatter, continuing his fine form from after last years excellent novella, Rare Breeds.¬†Hofstatter tugs at the heart-strings in a quite unusual way with this tale of love that features an organic couple of characters in mother, Irena and son, Ales-both refugees living an unstable life,…

Book review: A Particular Darkness – Robert E. Dunn

  Hurricane Katrina Williams is back in A Particular Darkness, the second novel that follows on soon after the excellent A Living Grave. Dunn’s first Katrina Williams novel was a book that sat a little outside of my comfort zone, though I was still willing to give it a go purely because I’ve enjoyed Robert’s…