[REVIEW] Alessa’s Melody – by Jayson Robert Ducharme

ALESSA’S MELODY By Jayson Robert Ducharme Published Independently Alessa’s Melody originally appeared in Come Forth in the Thaw, but has since received new edits and rewrites. To prepare for its reissue, I decided I wanted to read something else of Ducharme’s, seeing as he was a new writer for me. Last week, I picked up…

[REVIEW] Coffin Shadows – by Glen Krisch and Mark Steensland

While new to Krisch, I got a taste of Steensland through the 2019 favorite, In the Scrape (which was a fantastic coming-of-age drama). In some ways, Coffin Shadows reminds me of that story. It’s not scary, but instead relies on the dramatic over scenes of terror. Janet has a past she has tried to forget…

[REVIEW] Perish (Jack Harper, Book 2) – by L. C. Barlow

PERISH (JACK HARPER, BOOK TWO) By L. C. Barlow Published by California Coldblood (An Imprint of Rare Bird Books) Read my review of book one, Pivot, here. Perish marks the second entry in Barlow’s Jack Harper series, a predetermined trilogy that has quickly proven to be as contemplative and intelligent as it is darkly fantastical and…

[REVIEW] Misfits – by Hunter Shea

5/5 This year, I finally got around to reading some Hunter Shea. I started with Creature, which I had a personal connection with, thanks to the lead character suffering from Ehlers Danlos Disease like myself. I loved that book and was spurred to read more of Shea. Though I wasn’t as enthralled with the title…

[REVIEW] Hunger Pangs – by Scott J. Moses

HUNGER PANGS By Scott J. Moses Published Independently When I first spoke to Scott on Instagram two months back, we found that we understood one another’s hunger to rewrite and improve our work over time. As we discussed the process of giving stories new polishes years later, Scott said, “It’s like the work is never…

[UPDATE] Flexible Release Dates for the Remainder of 2020

The most recent schedule showed the reissues of Pray and Squirming Disease releasing September (they did – buy them here), Dead as Soon as Born following in October, Kill for Them in November, and Horrific Holidays in December. Originally, I wanted there to be a brief space between each; however, it has become pretty clear…

[REVIEW] A House at the Bottom of a Lake – by Josh Malerman

I actually read this novella two years ago, but was under the impression it had been extended for this Random House release. Why? Well, for starters, several NetGalley reviews mentioned its page count being over 200, and I could have sworn it was more like 100. I then went onto the publisher’s website to look…