[REVIEW] Come Forth in Thaw – by Jayson Robert Ducharme

COME FORTH IN THAW By Jayson Robert Ducharme Self-Published Available February 2021 Being a parent (and one that suffers from depression and anxiety), this novella pulled the floor out from under me several times. For this story, Ducharme has created a fictional (American) version of the Suicide Forest from Japan. A mother has gone there…

[REVIEW] The Searching Dead – by Ramsey Campbell

THE SEARCHING DEAD By Ramsey Campbell Published by Flame Tree Press Available February 2021 In the past year, I’ve discovered Ramsey Campbell and his quietly executed brand of horror. Of the four or five titles of his I’ve read so far, each has left me intrigued and interested, but never horrified. In fact, I think…

[REVIEW] City of Angels – by Kenneth Bromberg

CITY OF ANGELS By Kenneth Bromberg Published by Flame Tree Press Available: November 2020 Verdict: 3/5 When I read the info sheet on City of Angels, I was excited. Just knowing it was a 1920s crime novel was enough to hook my attention and sign me up. The author, Kenneth Bromberg, was a new-to-me writer,…

[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…

[REVIEW] Pivot (Jack Harper Book 1) – by L. C. Barlow

PIVOT By L. C. Barlow Published by California Coldblood (An Imprint of Rare Bird Books) It’s an interesting and difficult task to write a story about a horrible human being being delivered to something resembling the birth of redemption. That is, essentially, what Barlow has done with Pivot, the first in a series of three…

[NEWS] All Releases to Be Removed, Then Brought Back

So, Lulu Publishing has changed a lot of things in the last year. After raising their prices, I almost left (after a decade of loyalty printing through them). After some consideration, I stuck around because I knew their system and hadn’t found any others I liked. However, they recently revamped their whole website, and it’s…