[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] Malignant Summer – by Tim Meyer

MALIGNANT SUMMER – by Tim Meyer Publisher: Silver Shamrock Publsihing Available: June 2021 Verdict: 4.0 out of 5.0 Overview: Kids are getting sick in Hooperstown, New Jersey. People are blaming the chemical plant, which has been secretly dumping in the woods by the river for years. But there’s something even more menacing at play –…

[REVIEW] Shelter for the Damned – by Mike Thorn

SHELTER FOR THE DAMNED By Mike Thorn Published by JournalStone Available February 2021 There’s been a lot of love for this short novel at the time of writing this, so I feel a bit awkward having to report more opposition than my fellow readers. That being said, I am by no means about to tell…

[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…