[Review] – It Calls From The Forest

Edited by Alanna Robertson-Webb & Michelle River It Calls From The Forest was released April 15th, 2020, from Eerie River Publishing. Prior to receiving this book, I was unfamiliar with Eerie River Publishing. However, from this point forward, I will be paying attention. This publishing house specializes in anthologies of indie writers, which is prettyContinue reading “[Review] – It Calls From The Forest”

[Review] – Shallow Waters: Volumes 1 – 4

Edited by John Mynhardt First, a little background: Shallow Waters is a monthly flash fiction challenge from Crystal Lake Publishing, in which a new challenge is posted online each month. The best submissions are then posted to the publisher’s Patreon page and voted on by readers. Those winners (and the most popular finalists) go onContinue reading “[Review] – Shallow Waters: Volumes 1 – 4”

[Review] – Two Lives: Tales of Life, Love and Crime

By A Yi (Translated by Alex Woodend) The promise of reading Chinese crime attracted me to Two Lives with ease. I prepared myself (a little too weakly) to dislike the translation to English, but it was even more difficult than I’d imagined. These seven stories have some changing formats (in dialogue presentation, mostly) – which was confusingContinue reading “[Review] – Two Lives: Tales of Life, Love and Crime”

[Review] – Screamscapes: Tales of Terror

By Evans Light This is a great collection of stories. Some authors just speak to you. There are a lot of great authors out there, but sometimes you (the reader) and the writer just click. I am starting to feel that with Evans Light’s writing. I can’t really explain it, but the pages of hisContinue reading “[Review] – Screamscapes: Tales of Terror”

[Reviews] – Dig Two Graves Vol. II

By Death’s Head Press I’ve recently reviewed Volume 1 of this anthology series, and I’ve already said what I wanted to say about anthologies in general. So, I will make this short. As with any anthology, there are highlights and lowlights. These were the highlights: “Catalog” by Wesley Southard – This is the first story in this anthology, andContinue reading “[Reviews] – Dig Two Graves Vol. II”

[Review] – Dig Two Graves Vol. 1

Edited by Death’s Head Press Firstly, I have to admit that I have a love/hate relationship with anthologies. As a kid (and a newbie to horror literature) I loved them. I was introduced to tons of great writers, all in one reading experience. It was also a great way to discover the different writing styles that theContinue reading “[Review] – Dig Two Graves Vol. 1”

[Review] – Grief Is A False God

By Gemma Amor * Minor spoilers ahead If you don’t know it by now, I have become a bit of a connoisseur of the writing of Gemma Amor. Since discovering her about nine months ago via Cruel Works of Nature (one of my favorite reads of 2019), I have devoured everything she has out thereContinue reading “[Review] – Grief Is A False God”

[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 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”