[REVIEW] Devouring Dark – by Alan Baxter

DEVOURING DARK by Alan Baxter When I went to read Alan Baxter for the first time, I ended up choosing Devouring Darkbecause its premise reminded me of a comic series I enjoyed when I was growing up: The Darkness. You have your anti-hero with a shadow-like power surging inside him that can be unleashed in horrific ways.Continue reading “[REVIEW] Devouring Dark – by Alan Baxter”

[Review] – The Town That Feared Dusk – Calvin Demmer

This short story is part of the Short Sharp Shocks collection, and it really delivers on that. After the death of her colleague, Sylvia needs a story to boost her career. She finds information on a ‘Suicide Bridge’, but the investigation drags her deeper than she ever expected to go. This is one of thoseContinue reading “[Review] – The Town That Feared Dusk – Calvin Demmer”

[Review] Grind Your Bones To Dust – Nicholas Day

Dangerous, deadly creatures emerge from the night, leaving nothing but slaughter in their wake. But monstrous beasts aren’t the only evil haunting these pages. Enter a preacher and raven, determined to cause as much destruction as the flesh-eating donkeys in the desert. It’s rare I would describe horror as beautiful but damn, is this bookContinue reading “[Review] Grind Your Bones To Dust – Nicholas Day”

[Review] Ink Heist Podcast

By Patrick R. McDonough ​Do you like horror? Or laughter? Perhaps you’re looking for a place to discover new authors of dark fiction. Ink Heist – A Podcast for Readers of Dark Fiction is your answer. First a quick ink Heist history lesson. Created on April 14th 2018, the ‘zine focused primarily on speculative fiction and films of all types. Heavily favored genresContinue reading “[Review] Ink Heist Podcast”

[Review] – Mr. Deadman Made Me Do It – Chris Baker

Who doesn’t love a good anthology? And, friends and fiends, this is a good anthology. This delightfully gory collection centres around the figure of Mr Deadman, each short story featuring the strange character in one way or another. They all feel different, with characters from different walks of life, all with their own version ofContinue reading “[Review] – Mr. Deadman Made Me Do It – Chris Baker”

[REVIEW] The Night Crawls In – by Steve Stred

I have read a few of Steve’s books this year – including The Stranger, Jane, and The Girl Who Hid in the Trees – but I think The Night Crawls In has to be my favorite so far. This collection of drabbles (stories averaging just a couple hundred words for the most part) and poemsContinue reading “[REVIEW] The Night Crawls In – by Steve Stred”

[REVIEW] The Crow’s Gift (And Other Tales)- by Sonora Taylor

I have found these short collections to be very useful in finding new favorite authors in the indie community. If it only takes you a couple hours to check out a release, you’re more likely to give a new writer a chance you wouldn’t give if they only had long novels available for introduction. AsContinue reading “[REVIEW] The Crow’s Gift (And Other Tales)- by Sonora Taylor”

[Review] From Hell – By Alan Moore

I love graphic novels. They’re like films you can hold in your hands. You can visit them intimately whenever you like. A secret, immersive cinema all for you.  Alan Moore’s From Hell is a trip into an interesting time in history that is stranger than the fiction inspired by it. Alongside Eddie Campbell’s artwork, MooreContinue reading “[Review] From Hell – By Alan Moore”

[Review] The Bone Collector – By Jeffrey Deaver

I stumbled across The Bone Collector a few years ago and was blown away by the dynamics in the book. Reading it again this year solidifies it as a timeless story. One thing I love about this book is the fact that although we are plunged into this fast-paced battle of wits between Lincoln RhymeContinue reading “[Review] The Bone Collector – By Jeffrey Deaver”

[Review] – The Deal Maker by Lou Yardley

When Ted’s beloved girlfriend Jessie disappears from the face of the earth, he is at a loss. But when he becomes determined to find her, no matter the cost, help is at hand, ready to lead him in the right direction – for the right price, anyway. As Ted sets off on his journey, weContinue reading “[Review] – The Deal Maker by Lou Yardley”