Book review: Maniac Gods – Rich Hawkins

  I’ve followed Rich Hawkins for quite some time now (not in a stalker breaking into his house sniffing his underwear kind of way). I’d know his writing style simply by reading a few sentences. With Maniac Gods, Rich brings us a tale steeped in woe, rain and gore. What’s not to like?! If you’ve…

Book review: King Carrion – Rich Hawkins

‘King Carrion’ sees Rich Hawkins team up with the Sinister Horror Company for a short novella of vampiric horror straight out of the top drawer. After a brief glimpse into the past, we join Mason; a recovering alcoholic, seeking to piece his life back together after a drink driving incident and time served in prison….

BtB Storytellers ‘Bleak Week’ special with Rich Hawkins

You may be aware that I am currently running a feature every Sunday here at the blog that allows writers to tell the story behind the story. So far there has been great pieces by Andrew David Barker, Stephen Kozeniewski, Alan Baxter and more recently Betty Rocksteady. With the ‘Bleak Week’ running all through the…

Book review: Scavengers – Rich Hawkins

The second review this ‘Bleak Week with Rich Hawkins’ comes from another self-published title in the form of ‘Scavengers’. This time a husband wife and daughter, along with two friends take a trip to the countryside for some fun and fine wine. On the discovery of an abandoned car, our foursome come face-to-face with a…

Interview: Rich Hawkins

If you’re a follower of this blog then you will probably be aware of my huge admiration of writer Rich Hawkins. Spitting out some desperately bleak horror from a home deep within the bowels of England, Hawkins writes the sort of horror that I really enjoy reading. The sort of horror where all hope seems…

Book review: Deathcrawl – Rich Hawkins

Nobody does bleak horror quite like Rich Hawkins. If you’re looking for some light reading to cheer yourself up on a lazy weekend afternoon, then you have come to the wrong place. However, if you are looking to wallow in a fictitious town where the locals are busy butchering each other and themselves for no…

Book review: The Last Soldier – Rich Hawkins

It’s been a long journey to ‘ The Last Soldier’. I have had this book on my Kindle since release day but have only just got around to reading it. There are, I think, two reasons for this: Number one is that I have taken on way too many reviews (hence why I closed my…

Book Review: Fathoms- Rich Hawkins

‘Fathoms’ sees Rich Hawkins continue his recent creative burst with another short story, chock full of his trademark bleakness, despair and smooth prose. ‘Fathoms’ is a slice of gloom filled horror that Hawkins is consistently producing. The story sees a body washed up on a beach shore that gets recovered and taken to a nearby…

Book Review: Fallen Soldier – Rich Hawkins

Rich Hawkins has gone all indie and self-published a novelette in the form of ‘Fallen Soldier’. Leaving the Plague trilogy behind, Hawkins brings us the tale of Joseph – a man returning home from the war, haunted by his fallen comrades. When poor Joseph returns he finds all is not as well as it once…