[REVIEW] Jagged Edges & Moving Parts – by Pete Mesling

JAGGED EDGES & MOVING PARTS By Pete Mesling Published by Other Kingdoms Publishing In its description, Jagged Edges & Moving Parts is said to consist of “tales of terror” that “deliver suspense” with a “consistent literary voice.” While I agree there is a literary voice found throughout Mesling’s writing – that may, in fact, be…

[REVIEW] Nest of Salt (Stories) by Matthew V. Brockmeyer

NEST OF SALT By Matthew V. Brockmeyer Published by Black Thunder Press Last year, Brockmeyer blew me away with two of my favorite books in years: Under Rotting Sky and Kind Nepenthe. Granted, Kind Nepenthe was a hardcover reissue by the time I was reading it, but damn did I love both of those books….

[REVIEW] These Wounds We Make – by Gemma Amor

These Wounds We Make is a reissue of Till the Score is Paid – which I reviewed here – whose publisher went out of business. This meant Till the Score is Paid only existed for purchase very briefly at the end of last year. With a new title and face lift, the collection has also…

[REVIEW] Growing Things – by Paul Tremblay

This review originally appeared on Kendall Reviews. *3 out of 5* What I learned from reading The Cabin at the End of the World and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock is that Tremblay has an amazingly effective narrative style. Hell, after reading The Cabin…, I went out and ordered everything else he had (with the exception…

[REVIEW] Various States of Decay – by Matt Hayward

This review originally appeared on Kendall Reviews in 2019. *4 out of 5* Although I own The Faithful, Various States of Decay was my first reading of Matt Hayward. Collections have proven to be very useful to me when tackling new authors, so I was excited to dive into this one when its promotions began. Let me start…