Magazine review: Black Static #64

  The July/August issue of Black Static features the usual excellent reviews/interviews and non-fiction from regular contributors, but it’s the stories I always like to focus on. It’s a rarity that this particular issue didn’t resonate with me as strongly as previous ones. The stories weren’t bad, I simply found a couple of them meandered…

Book excerpt: Michaelbrent Collings unleashes Predators.

Michaelbrent Collings is an internationally bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award Finalist, and one of the top indie horror writers in the US. He hopes someday to develop superpowers and maybe get a cool robot arm.   Today I have an exclusive excerpt from Michaelbrent Collings’ latest book, Predators. Enjoy!   Predators by Michaelbrent Collings…

Book review: Bird Box – Josh Malerman

  Bird Box is a great book and that’s all you really need to know. I bought this for my Kindle a while back but my review queue prevented me from reading it. I’ve been disappointed by a few recently hyped books, so naturally, I approached this one with caution. Any lingering thoughts that Bird…

Author Steve Stred shares his top 10 metal moments!

  Hey all, my name is Steve Stred.  I am an indie author, writing in the dark horror category, and have several releases out!  I am also a massive music fan with Heavy Metal being my favourite category of music, although I have a very wide palette of styles I enjoy.  Growing up, the son…

Book review: The Writhing Skies – Betty Rocksteady

  The reviewing of this book has been some time in the making, mainly due to reasons of ill-health but I also needed to take a bit of a break from the blog. However, now I’m back! In black, some might say as my wardrobe consists of little beyond dark t-shirts and denim. Alas, dear…

Book review: Frostbite – dave Jeffery

  It was nearing the end of winter and the Grim Reader was in desperate need of some action-packed nonsense, Severed Press style! Along came Frostbite by Dave Jeffery. Frostbite came across as exactly the sort of book I was looking for. A group of hardened ex-special ops are sent on a mission to find the son…

Book review: Overlord – David Wood & Alan Baxter

  I had a great time with Primordial: David Wood and Alan Baxter’s previous offering featuring the rugged Australian Sam Aston. It more than satisfied my thirst for dino fiction with some great action scenes and likeable characters, alongside a slightly unusual Finnish location. This time, Wood and Baxter take Sam Aston to Antarctica in…

Book review: Welcome to the Show – Anthology

  Themed anthologies are all the rage at the moment and Crystal Lake Publishing usually gets it right with the ones they publish. Welcome to the Show features 17 stories about the goings on at The Shantyman – a legendary music venue. I sure had high hopes for this book being a big music fan and…

Book review: Cockblock – CV Hunt

  CV Hunt’s Cockblock is about as subtle as a sledgehammer to the testicles. In fact, a swift and full-blooded blow to this region of the male physique is the only way to bring the sex-crazed perverts running amok throughout the story to their knees. But let me back up a little… Cockblock is what you…

Book review: 12 Gauge – Dustin LaValley

  12 Gauge is a collection of three very different novellas from Dustin LaValley. Novella 1 was my favourite of the three; It ticked all the boxes for this reader. The other two were damn entertaining, particularly The Deceived, which came a close second. Let’s get stuck into what I thought… Spinner starts out as…