Final Cuts

Final Cuts is an anthology of eighteen “all new dark and strange fiction inspired by cinema and television.” As with all anthologies, the stories vary in skill-level. However, these tales also swing wildly in genre. All have horror settings or themes. But some are also thrillers, fantasy, and romances. MyContinue Reading

Algernon Blackwood's The Willows

Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows is a good example of the atmospheric horror of the 1800s despite being published in 1907. Think of the books (not the movies) Dracula and Frankenstein. I thought the pen and ink drawings were effective in depicting the plot. However, a bit of color would haveContinue Reading

The Return

What happens when four women become friends? They pair off. So what is Elise to do when her best friend, Julie, goes missing while hiking? She believes Julie is returning—even over two years later. And then, joyously, Julie returns. But The Return is not what Elise, or anyone, expected. Mae,Continue Reading

Not So Dead Book Blitz and Giveaway

The Not-So Dead Isaiyan Morrison (The Dead Series, #1) Publication date: January 21st 2020 Genres: Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult All Faye wants is another chance at being normal: hanging out with friends, playing video games, reading the latest Manga… As a wraith, her craving for a normal existence seemsContinue Reading

The Last Starling Book Blitz and Giveaway

The Last Starling C.L. Denault Publication date: December 24th 2019 Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Young Adult “They’re coming.” Words of warning haunt Jayce Wakefield’s dreams. He doesn’t believe them any more than he believes in the blue-eyed raven delivering the message. It’s totally absurd. They’re just dreams. He has nothingContinue Reading

Dead Girls Club

“The last time I saw the pendant, it was on Becca’s neck. She was my best friend. And I killed her.”—Heather, Now, from the Dead Girls Club. There were four members of the Dead Girls Club. Dead Becca didn’t send the pendant. Heather didn’t send it to herself. That leftContinue Reading

Impossible Causes

“Lark was a religious community: participation was expected, baptism a stipulation.” “…but soon the fog would descend, making Lark unreachable. Unleavable. There would be no more ships until April.”—from Impossible Causes. Atmospheric combination of The Village and Carrie sets the scene in this coming-of-age gothic horror thriller. I expected toContinue Reading

Whisper Man

Frank Carter, the Whisper Man, has been in prison twenty years for kidnapping and murdering five young boys in rural Featherbank. His m.o. was whispering through each child’s window before luring them to their death. And now the whispering has begun again… Did Frank have an accomplice all those yearsContinue Reading

Theme Music

Twenty-five years ago Dixie’s entire family was murdered by her father with an axe. Her father then proceeded to cut his own throat leaving eighteen-month-old Dixie alive in her high chair. The Theme Music playing was Baby Blue by Badfinger, which is a break-up song about the singer’s girlfriend alsoContinue Reading