Book review: Three Shots and a Chaser – John Quick

‘Three Shots and a Chaser’ sees author John Quick take us deep into the Twilight Zone with a small collection of tales cleverly stitched together around one narrative. The main arc of the story sees Matt walk into a bar where he has a yarn with some of the locals. The locals tell Matt three…

Book review: Summons of the Majestic – Tim Reed

Tim Reed is a new author to me. ‘Summons of the Majestic’ is an epic quest-style fantasy read that ticks all the necessary boxes for fans of this type of genre fiction. Whilst it does certainly have moments of darkness, SOTM is easily accessible to younger readers though I don’t see why older ones wouldn’t…

Book review: A Living Grave – Robert E. Dunn

With ‘A Living Grave’, Robert Dunn has introduced us to a strong female lead in (Hurricane) Katrina Williams, a Missouri detective investigating the brutal murder of a young girl. Williams has a lot of heavy baggage that she carries around with her. She spent ten years in the army before she left under a cloud…

Book review: Odd Man Out – James Newman

  When the words ‘master storyteller’ get used, you tend to think about some of the greats in the genre. People like Stephen King, Clive Barker, Robert McCammon, these are the sorts of writers I usually associate with these words. James Newman is another name I’d like to add to this list. A master storyteller,…

Book review: Dream Woods – Patrick Lacey

‘Dream Woods’ was the perfect book to enjoy once I returned home from terrorizing the locals on Halloween. The story follows the journey of a family that is slowly falling apart. Vince, his wife Audra and their two sons take a trip to defunct theme park ‘Dream Woods’, a tourist attraction that has a somewhat…

Book review: Wrathbone & Other Stories – Jason Parent

I recently reviewed this excellent and varied collection of horror from Jason Parent and Comet press over at Ginger Nuts of Horror. Hope you check it out. Ginger Nuts is a great site for all your horror needs and I enjoy being a part of the team. Follow along the tour with these hashtags: #Wrathbone #historicalhorror…

BTB Storytellers episode 7: Duncan P. Bradshaw talks HEXAGRAM

The weeks seem to be going by quicker and quicker, or maybe it’s just me? Well, here we are yet again with another intriguing look behind the scenes on BTB Storytellers. This week the excellent Duncan P. Bradshaw stops by to talk about his most recent novel ‘Heaxagram’, a book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading…

Book review: Hunter of the Dead – Stephen Kozeniewski

To say that I had a lot of fun with this new novel from Stephen Kozeniewski would be an understatement. The cover had me sold a few weeks back when I first saw it. But then I read the synopsis and saw the word “Vampire” mentioned…ohhhh, I said to myself. Now I will admit, I…

Book review: All-Night Terror – Adam Cesare & Matt Serafini

‘All-Night Terror’ was originally published back in 2013. Recently, those fine chaps at Sinister Grin Press have re-released it with some kick-ass new cover art AND four NEW stories! The concept of ‘All-Night Terror’ is very cool. It is a series of short stories that pay homage to the video nasties from the 1980s. Part…

Book review: Out of Range – Glenn Rolfe

Glenn Rolfe: It feels as if Glenn has been around for a long time, but in fact he is still in the early stages of his career as a writer. I have been impressed with his output so far. His early novellas showed a young writer trying to find his voice, but were impressively well-written,…