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: Practitioners – Matt Hayward & Patrick Lacey

  When two authors rub shoulders together and decide to write a novel, it can either be a huge success or a complete disaster. Thankfully, Matt Hayward and Patrick Lacey drink from the same cup, or so it seems. Practitioners is a seamless read. Both authors show equal skill in awakening the reader to the…

Book review: Wrestle Maniacs – Anthology

I loved wrestling in the 80s and 90s. I loved the greats of that era, superstars like The Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, Legion of Doom. These guys were wrestlers with HUGE personalities that coincided with their obvious skill inside the ring. But how will a wrestling-inspired anthology work? Pretty damn good as…

Magazine review: Dark Moon Digest #28

The latest issue of Dark Moon Digest is host to more excellent short horror fiction, non-fiction and book reviews. Amongst the fiction, opening tale, Rewards Card, by Tom W. Miller reads like an episode from Tales From the Crypt. Rewards cards are seemingly thrust upon you in every store you visit these days and when…

Guest book review: We Came Back – Patrick Lacey

Today, I am handing over the reigns to somebody else for this review of ‘We Came Back’ by Patrick Lacey. This review is by my friend Curtis Freeman. He is a fellow horror fiction lover and you should stop by his blog at Cedarhollowhorrorreviews for heaps of cool book reviews and interviews. A quick word about…

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…