[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…

[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…

[REVIEW] Batman: Damned – by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

I’m not a comic fanatic, so my observations will be simple by comparison. That being said, I’m a fan of Batman and the idea of making darker comics and movies using that character and his world. The DC Black Label is here for such things. Batman: Damned is a mature rated horror arc told over the course…

[REVIEW] Dark Winds Over Wellington – by Tabatha Wood

DARK WINDS OVER WELLINGTON By Tabatha Wood *This review first appeared on Dead Head Reviews* The subtitle to this collection is Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange; I find this quite appropriate, because – despite its elements of horror – these stories mostly tell of odd things, not necessarily terrors. There’s not a…

[REVIEW] After Sundown – Edited by Mark Morris

AFTER SUNDOWN Edited by Mark Morris Published by Flame Tree Press I want to preface this review by saying I love Flame Tree and the way they do things. I have a large stack of their books on my shelf, and I don’t see my love for those red spines fading any time soon. This…