[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] City of Blood – by Daniel Barnett

CITY OF BLOOD (NIGHTMARELAND VOL.5) – by Daniel Barnett Publisher: Daniel Barnett Available: May 2021 Verdict: 4.5 out of 5.0 Overview: (Synopsis copied over from Goodreads listing) There’s a house on Utah Lake. A safe haven resting in the shadow of the unspeakable, the locale promises refuge for the Flashlighters after tragedy drives them back…

[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] Farallon Island – by Russell James

FARALLON ISLAND – BY RUSSELL JAMES Published by Silver Shamrock Publishing / Available March 2021 Verdict: 3.25 out of 5 ~ Overview: In an effort to escape his criminal ways as a Prohibition era bootlegger, Nate takes his pregnant wife to Farallon Island to work its lighthouse in seclusion. There’s a small group of employees…

[REVIEW] Milk Teeth – by Wren Pasdot

MILK TEETH By Wren Pasdot Self-Published Available January 2021 Milk Teeth is something else. Let me first say don’t be turned off by the synopsis on Amazon, which may lead you to believe a child wrote this story. Pasdot just begins that section of the listing with the kind of backwoods language you’ll find the…