Book review: No Mercy – Alessandro Manzetti

I feel a little un-equipped to truly write a good, detailed review for this collection of dark poetry from Alessandro Manzetti. I don’t read much in the way of poetry at all. In fact, this is only the second collection I have ever read. The other was Eden Underground, released by Crystal Lake Publishing and…

Book review: Lucifer’s Star – C. T. Phipps & Michael Suttkus

My second Charles Phipps book in as many weeks and Lucifer’s Star is another fantastic read. This time, Phipps has teamed up with Michael Suttkus to bring us a thrillingly dark space opera right out of the top draw. Though very different from The Tower of Zhaal (reviewed here ), Lucifer’s Star is the story of Cassius Mass…

Book review: The Method – Duncan Ralston

I am a big fan of Duncan Ralston. I loved his extreme novella, Woom, and I also loved the brooding supernatural novel, Salvage. The Method is very different to both of those books, which is good because it shows Ralston is anything but predictable. Whilst I enjoyed this book, it didn’t really blow me away from an…

Book review: Dark Moon Digest #27

Man, these issues sure do come around fast! It’s time for another glimpse at the latest scares from those cats at Dark Moon Digest. DMD is a magazine I really, really like. If you follow my reviews here then you probably already know this. Dark Moon Digest Issue #27 gets off to a good start…

Book review: Man With The Iron Heart – Mat Nastos

Sometimes you see a book cover and you simply say “Oh yes! It will be mine!”, such was the case with Man With The Iron Heart by Mat Nastos and published by Cohesion Press. This is one of those books where you barely get to draw a breathe before the next action-packed scene explodes inside…

Book review: Excalibur – Tim Marquitz

As you can probably see from the cover, Excalibur by Tim Marquitz is not a story based on the Arthurian legend, but it is in fact a slice of space opera. One that is part Star Trek and part Starship Troopers, which, in my book, is no bad thing at all. It’s time for The…

Book review: Savage Jungle – Hunter Shea

It’s review number two for Hunter Shea and I’ll give the man his due, he sure knows how to entertain. Savage Jungle is another fun and crazy journey into the imagination of one of the best writers of cryptid inspired fiction. Simply put, Savage Jungle is what I call popcorn fiction. It’s the sort of…

Book excerpts from Dominic Stabile: Stone Work and Stone Wall

Last year I read one hell of a fun book in Stone Work by Dominic Stabile. It had everything: electric pacing, monsters, a bad-ass mercenary lead in Stone and an intriguing world in which he roams. Sometimes you come across something that just kicks your ass and that is exactly what Stone Work did. I…

Book review: Festival – Aaron J. French

The first in a series of releases from Unnerving Magazine that coincide with the magazine goes to Aaron J. French. His story Festival is one part Wolf Creek and one part The Wicker Man as a young couple stop off at a hot springs camp site called Serenity Sanctum. The site seems pleasant enough, though…

Interview: Getting weird with Andrew Hilbert

Originally from Long Beach, CA, Andrew Hilbert now calls Austin, Texas home. Owner of a terrific beard, Andrew has been writing poetry and fiction for some time. His work has appeared in numerous journals and websites. He is the author of the novella ‘Death Thing’, ‘Bangface and the Gloryhole’, ‘Toilet Stories from Outer Space’ and…