[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] Gulf by Shelly Campbell

GULF – by Shelly Campbell Publisher: Silver Shamrock Publishing Available: April 2021 Verdict: 3.25 out of 5.0 Overview: David is the youngest in a large family that vacations in a cabin every summer. All his life, he’s been largely ignored and bullied by his siblings and mother. Only his father and brother, James, seem to…

[REVIEW] The Gulp – by Alan Baxter

THE GULP  (TALES FROM THE GULP, BOOK #1) By Alan Baxter Published by 13th Dragon Books Available January 2021 I’m not all that familiar with the mosaic novel format, although I have attempted it myself in the past. In fact, this may be the first time I’ve read one …  That being said, I love the…

[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….

[COMMUNITY NEWS] Flame Tree Live & Spooky Event

So, usually the only news I’ve posted on my site has been in regards to my own fiction, but that’s just happened to be because no one has ever sent me stuff to promote. Well, that’s now changed! My friends at Flame Tree Press (home to many of the books I’ve reviewed in the past…