Book review: Scavengers – Rich Hawkins

The second review this ‘Bleak Week with Rich Hawkins’ comes from another self-published title in the form of ‘Scavengers’. This time a husband wife and daughter, along with two friends take a trip to the countryside for some fun and fine wine. On the discovery of an abandoned car, our foursome come face-to-face with a…

Interview: Rich Hawkins

If you’re a follower of this blog then you will probably be aware of my huge admiration of writer Rich Hawkins. Spitting out some desperately bleak horror from a home deep within the bowels of England, Hawkins writes the sort of horror that I really enjoy reading. The sort of horror where all hope seems…

Book review: Deathcrawl – Rich Hawkins

Nobody does bleak horror quite like Rich Hawkins. If you’re looking for some light reading to cheer yourself up on a lazy weekend afternoon, then you have come to the wrong place. However, if you are looking to wallow in a fictitious town where the locals are busy butchering each other and themselves for no…

BTB Storytellers episode 4: Betty Rocksteady talks ARACHNOPHILE

Last week we heard from Alan Baxter, talking about his novel ‘Bound’. You can read that here in case you missed it. This week we dive into Bizarro fiction waters! What is Bizarro fiction? Bizarro is a kind of surreal, absurd style of storytelling where pretty much anything goes. The genre continues to grow. Bizarro heavyweights such…

Guest post – David Agranoff talks Punk Rock Ghost Story!

I came across this book on Twitter last week and I loved the cover art. I also love music, especially when it’s ingrained inside of a story. I read a book by David Agranoff a couple of years back called ‘Boot Boy’s of the Wolf Reich’. It is a coming of age Werewolf horror story,…

Book review: The Con Season – Adam Cesare

‘The Con Season’ seems like a natural progression for writer, Adam Cesare. It features different elements from his previous books in that it has the dark humor found in books such as ‘First One You Expect’ and the gore factor from books like ‘Mercy House’. The concept of ‘The Con Season’ is great – B-list…

Book review – Eye of the Storm – Frank Cavallo

Do you love to watch those movies screened on a lazy Saturday afternoon? I’m talking ‘The Land that Time Forgot’, ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ and the like. I mean the pulpy movies from the 60s and 70s where dinosaurs roam free, people embark upon journeys through times past and long forgotten. I…

BTB Storytellers episode 3: Alan Baxter talks BOUND

Thanks for stopping by once again. The first two weeks of BTB Storytellers has had a horror slant with guest posts by Andrew David Barker and Stephen Kozeniewski. This week, and the next two weeks, we will be exploring different genres. Today we have Alan Baxter joining us to talk about his book ‘Bound’ which…

Book review: Unity – John Leahy

‘Unity’ by John Leahy is a very interesting novel, published by Necro Publications. The lead character is Jonah Gates, a man who after a broken upbringing becomes obsessed with viruses, leading to his eventual hiring by a government agency to create a super-virus. The problem is that Jonah has a few screws loose. He becomes…

BTB Storytellers Episode 2: Stephen Kozeniewski talks HUNTER OF THE DEAD

I hope you enjoyed last weeks Storyteller episode with Andrew David Barker, talking about his great coming of age novel ‘Dead Leaves’. If you missed it, you can check it out here. This week we fly across the pond to talk with Stephen Kozeniewski. Stephen has a number of novels out through various presses. His books…