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…

2016 best of the best…according to The Grim Reader.

I’m sure you have all been hanging on the edge of your seat just waiting to see what novels would feature in my top 20 for 2016. It has been another bumper book year. My Goodreads challenge was met in September, and I anticipate cracking 200 books for this year (including novellas, anthologies and novels)….

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…

Book review: Four Bullets – Kyle Rader

I’ve read and enjoyed a couple of good western novels this year, and I really enjoyed this one by Kyle Rader. There is something a little different with this novel to the others in that the main character Drake Travis is a hugely unlikable character. Armed with a bad attitude and his weapon, the brilliantly…

Interview: Stephen Kozeniewski (pronounced “causin’ ooze key”)

Stephen Kozeniewski (pronounced “causin’ ooze key”) has a great name. He also writes great books and has one of the best Facebook author pages on the slightly annoying social media site where he consistently challenges you by posing some very serious questions. His books include “Braineater Jones”, “Billy and the Cloneasaurus” , “The Ghoul Archipelago”,…

Book review: Wizard’s War – Phillip Tomasso

‘Wizard’s War’ is the sequel to ‘Wizard’s Rise’ and sees Mykal’s journey to rid the land of The Mountain King – Herman Cordillera continue. I enjoyed the first book, though it wasn’t quite dark enough for me and I did find some of the characters a little too stereotypical. ‘Wizard’s War’ is much improved for…

Book review: Come into the Light – Stephen O’Rourke

‘Come into the Light’ was certainly a strange book. It is a novella at around 60 pages and one that wastes little time in getting going. A daring escape sees protagonist Harry escape the clutches of the strange sun god/entity thing that is using mind control to turn people into loyal followers called ‘Sunbies’. I…

Book Review: Stone Work – Dominic Stabile

‘Stone Work’ is the latest release from Mirror Matter Press and author Dominic Stabile. I haven’t read anything by Stabile before so I went in unsure of what to expect. Stone is the main character in the story; a rough and ready type who lets his gun do the talking, a scarred mercenary for hire….