Savage Species – Jonathan Janz

Savage Species is one of Janz’s first books and when I say his inner-Layman shows, I mean it. Blood drips from the pages as we’re introduced to the opening of the state park, Peaceful Valley. Peaceful Valley was developed on top of an unknown and elaborate cave network. What dwells in those caves is wholeContinue reading “Savage Species – Jonathan Janz”

Best New Werewolf Tales, Vol. 1 -Edited by Carolina Smart

A compilation of short stories all pertaining to…you guessed it. Aahhrrrooooo! There were some absolute gems and a few clunkers. My absolute favorites were Maberry, Meikle, Newman, and Smith. Here’s the breakdown of each story: Like Part of the Family – Jonathan Maberry Mr. Hunter is a private detective that moved to Philadelphia. He canContinue reading “Best New Werewolf Tales, Vol. 1 -Edited by Carolina Smart”

The Rain Dancers – Greg Gifune

Will returns with Betty to attend his father-in-law’s funeral and settle his estate. While staying at the house on a rainy night, a stranger arrives claiming to be an old friend of Betty and her dad. Although Betty has no recollection of Ed, they let the elderly gentleman in and she soon becomes enchanted byContinue reading “The Rain Dancers – Greg Gifune”

Thumbprint – Joe Hill

A veteran from the Iraqi war comes back to the states to live in the house of her recently deceased father and begins bartending at a local bar. One night she finds a patron passed out in the parking lot and promptly steals the money out of his wallet and the wedding ring off ofContinue reading “Thumbprint – Joe Hill”

Tommy Rotten – Adam Light

Ten years ago, a boy named Tommy disappeared in a pumpkin patch next to the old haunted house at the edge of town. Every year after that, Tommy waits for someone to come into the pumpkin patch at Halloween to be his companion. Is this the year that someone dares to enter the old patchContinue reading “Tommy Rotten – Adam Light”

The Stand – Stephen King

For many, The Stand needs no introduction. If you’re a King fan, chances are you’ve already tackled this behemoth. Others seem to be intimidated by the sheer size of this monster and move on to his other stories that don’t weigh as much a Buick. For those of you who may be trying to decideContinue reading “The Stand – Stephen King”

Thrall – Mary SanGiovanni

Thrall is a very hard one for me to review. I’d never read any of Mary SanGiovanni’s stuff before, but the premise seemed interesting, she’s the girlfriend of Brian Keene, who’s writing I love, and a few of my friends seemed to like this one. So, I downloaded it with modest hopes for an entertainingContinue reading “Thrall – Mary SanGiovanni”

Ravenous – Ray Garton

A woman is brutally raped and her attacker is taken to the morgue. When the sheriff goes to the morgue to see if he can identify the dead assailant, the body isn’t there. Soon a naked man is spotted running out of the hospital’s ER doors. The sheriff sends his deputy after the man andContinue reading “Ravenous – Ray Garton”

Some kind of unknown and useen animal is killing the area ranchers cattle. The sheriff is stumped. Experts from the university have never encountered anything that like it. The ranchers are tired of finding their livelihood dead in the pastures the next morning and are losing patience waiting for someone to provide them answers. KeithContinue reading

Blood And Rain – Glenn Rolfe

I feel that you need to be prepared properly to enjoy Blood And Rain, the latest offering from the up-and-coming Glenn Rolfe. Glenn is yet another author from Maine to throw his hat into the horror genre ring. Now before you Stephen King purists out there yawn and let out a “Ho Hum”, you needContinue reading “Blood And Rain – Glenn Rolfe”