[REVIEW] Lily – Nightmareland Volume 6 – by Daniel Barnett

This is why people read. Books like Lily. Books that knock your socks off. Books that excite you, scare you, fuck you up and leave you emotionally and physically drained. The Nightmareland series has been reinforcing this expertise in my mind since its debut, Nightfall. What sets Lily apart from the volumes that came first?…

[REVIEW] The Waiting – by Hunter Shea

I was first lured into Hunter’s writing with Creature, which hooked me right out the gate with its use of the disease, Ehlers Danlos. Not only is it rare, but I have it. This allowed me to connect with the main character and her story in a special way. As it turns out, that novel…

[REVIEW] Red X – by David Demchuk

RED X by David Demchuk 4.5 out of 5.0 stars Publisher: Strange Light Genre Tags: Horror, Monsters, Queer Horror, Queer Lit Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 PLEASE NOTE: I originally reviewed Red X several weeks ago and gave it 3.75 out of 5.0 due to the difficulties I had with my digital ARC. The publisher…

[REVIEW] August’s Eyes – by Glenn Rolfe

3.75 out of 5 ** THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS ** This is my second novel by Rolfe. I had a similar experience with August’s Eyes as I did with Until Summer Comes Around. There’s a strong flow of events, mostly even pacing, and characters marred in drama. All of that is good. For the…

[REVIEW] Ride or Die – by James Newman

About half way, this story goes from revenge vandalism to devilish face-off at the drop of a hat. Things get dangerous and creepy with little warning, and when the action starts up, it doesn’t really let up until the end. My score mostly reflects my interest in this type of horror. Though I love stories…

[REVIEW] The City Around the World – by Elliot Harper

I was recently introduced to Elliot’s writing during the open call stage for my company’s debut anthology. When I saw him later post about the new cover for his novella, I decided to check out the book while I was at it. Elliot is a great writer, a sorcerer of words. His brand of science…