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: Live On No Evil – Jeremiah Israel

Very little in life is easy. It’s the same with reviewing books. Sometimes I enjoy a book and yet I get to the end and say to myself “How the hell am I going to sum this one up?”. Such is the case with Jeremiah Israel’s Live On No Evil. This is a strange one, make…

Book review: Lost Films – Anthology

  Lost Films is a sprawling tome featuring a treasure trove of stories based around…..yep, you guessed it, Lost Films! And here at Grim Reader HQ, we do love a themed anthology. Anthologies such as this I find are often enjoyed in bursts; a story or two at night, perhaps another squeezed in during a…

Book review: Bone Saw – Patrick Lacey

  I’m a big fan of Patrick Lacey’s writing and was eagerly awaiting this new book from him and the excellent Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. Lacey is cut from a similar cloth to Adam Cesare in that his love of horror movies often comes to the fore in his writing. The synopsis tells of a…

Talking publishing and Stephen King with Max and Lori.

  It’s been a while since I last talked to Max and Lori, owners of the fabulous Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. Since we last spoke, many books they have published, and as is often the case with PMMP variety is the spice of life. I caught up with them both recently to find out how…

Book review: The Detained – Kristopher Triana

  I tell ya, Kris Triana is massively underrated and I wish more people were reading his work. This latest release is very good in showcasing how well Triana creates vivid and engaging characters. I read a hell of a lot of novellas, it’s my favourite format for reading horror if I’m honest, and whilst…

Magazine review: Dark Moon Digest #29

  I had such a busy November and December last year I totally forgot about the latest DMD! First up is a story by Betty Rocksteady. Now, I love Betty’s stuff, but I don’t like cats. And,  I’m really not a fan of cats in horror. Why? Well, let’s just say I’ve read a few…

Book review: Like Jagged Teeth – Betty Rocksteady

There are a couple of different themes simmering in the background of this novella by Betty Rocksteady. Themes of regret and grief are prevalent throughout the story and in Jacalyn, we have a character that struggles to be socially compatible. This struggle results in her doing things which perhaps go against her character. She just…

Book review: Dark Moon Digest #27

Man, these issues sure do come around fast! It’s time for another glimpse at the latest scares from those cats at Dark Moon Digest. DMD is a magazine I really, really like. If you follow my reviews here then you probably already know this. Dark Moon Digest Issue #27 gets off to a good start…