Venom – John Tigges

John Tigges is one of those prolific horror writers from the 80s that I happened to skipped over for no particular reason. I’ve seen his name and books over the years and I actually have most of his books in my collection. The time had finally come to remedy this omission and Venom was theContinue reading “Venom – John Tigges”

Next, After Lucifer – Daniel Rhodes

Next After Lucifer is literary horror from the 80s. You remember literary horror? The plots may not have always made sense. You weren’t always happy with the endings. They had a bad habit of being anti-climactic. But, damn, the ride was always rewarding. This was an era when editors weren’t an option. If you gotContinue reading “Next, After Lucifer – Daniel Rhodes”

In The Scrape – James Newman and Mark Steensland

If it’s one thing James Newman knows how to do, it’s write an engaging coming-of-age tale. MIDNIGHT RAIN and ODD MAN OUT are as required a readings as is BOY’S LIFE when it comes to COA. With IN THE SCRAPE, I think him and Steensland have reached new heights. IN THE SCRAPE is as raw,Continue reading “In The Scrape – James Newman and Mark Steensland”

The Revenant – Brana Lobel

Life is moving fast for Portia. After getting out of a bad relationship, she spends all of her energy concentrating on her career. The last thing she expected was to meet someone who would take her breath away at a cocktail party. Chris did exactly that and three weeks later, she did exactly that byContinue reading “The Revenant – Brana Lobel”

Closing Costs – Wesley Southard

Do you ever wonder whatever happens to those people that win the lottery? Do you assume that they’re sitting on a beach somewhere soaking up the sun and counting their money? More often than not, they piss away their dough and end up being broke only a few years after winning the lump sum. ForContinue reading “Closing Costs – Wesley Southard”

Of Foster Homes and Flies – Chad Lutzke

Denny is a 12-year-old, only child to a widowed, alcoholic mother. Denny is making the awkward transition from being a boy into manhood. His mother isn’t much help, as she’s usually well on her way to polishing off her daily bottle of vodka by the time he gets home from school. With a nasty tongueContinue reading “Of Foster Homes and Flies – Chad Lutzke”

Bleed Away The Sky – Brian Fatah Steele

Bleed Away The Sky is the latest cosmic horror offering from Brian Fatah Steele. The weird girl, Audrey, learns that she has a half brother and they go on a cross-country adventure to get to know each other. What she doesn’t know is that she is the last of the Crimsonata, a hereditary power thatContinue reading “Bleed Away The Sky – Brian Fatah Steele”

Fear – Ronald Kelly

When you read as much as I do, you tend to sift through a lot of trash in search of the rare gems. They don’t come often. I also tend to think that I know quite a bit about the world of horror. Every once in a while, I get humbled. When they both happenContinue reading “Fear – Ronald Kelly”

Craven Manor – Darcy Coates

Before I ever read anything by Darcy Coates, there was one thing I could say for sure about her – she sure knew how to get her work featured on Amazon. Everywhere I looked for something specific in horror, she always seemed to have a book or two listed as one that I might likeContinue reading “Craven Manor – Darcy Coates”

Interview with Ronald Kelly

Lets get the vitals out of the way – Name: Ronald Kelly DOB: 11/20/1959 Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee City of Residence: Brush Creek, Tennessee Marital Status: Married (28 years) Children: Three (2 daughters, one son) Pets: An ultra-hyper Jack Russel terrier named Toby INTO THE MACBRE: When did you first start writing? RONALD KELLY: I beganContinue reading “Interview with Ronald Kelly”