[REVIEW] Born to the Dark – by Ramsey Campbell

1985. Dominic Sheldrake is now a lecturer on cinema. His and Lesley’s son small son Toby has begun to experience strange nocturnal seizures that no medical help seems to be able to treat. Meanwhile Dominic assumes the occultist Christian Noble is out of his life, but his influence on the world is more insidious than…

[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] Queen of the Cicadas – by V. Castro

QUEEN OF THE CICADAS (LA REINA DE LAS CHICHARRAS) – by V. Castro Publisher: Flame Tree Press Available: June 2021 Verdict: 4.0 out of 5.0 The Overview:  (Synopsis provided by Goodreads) 2018: Belinda Alvarez has returned to Texas for the wedding of her best friend Veronica. The farm is the site of the urban legend,…

REVIEW: Holes in the Veil – by Beth Overmyer

HOLES IN THE VEIL – by Beth Overmyer Published by Flame Tree Press / Available February 2021 Verdict: 3 out of 5 ~ Overview: Holes in the Veil continues the journey of Aidan Ingledark and his pursuit of the Goblets Immortal. Now in possession of a map leading to the whereabouts of the Questing Goblet,…

[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] In Darkness, Shadows Breathe – by Catherine Cavendish

IN DARKNESS, SHADOWS BREATHE BY CATHERINE CAVENDISH PUBLISHED BY FLAME TREE PRESS AVAILABLE JANUARY 2021 This year, I’ve started reading Cavendish for the first time. In the last nine months or so, I’ve completed several short stories, a novella (The Malan Witch), and this upcoming novel release (In Darkness, Shadows Breathe). In a lot of…