[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…

[REVIEW] The Rotting Within – by Matt Kurtz

THE ROTTING WITHIN By Matt Kurtz Published by Grindhouse Press Available December 2020 Book covers are important. They draw you toward a story before you even know what it is. The same goes for music. I fell in love with many bands as a teenager simply because their CD cover caught my interest. This crutch…

[REVIEW] Girl on Fire – by Gemma Amor

GIRL ON FIRE By Gemma Amor Self-Published Available October 2020 People. Are. Trash. I remember reading the original short story (of the same title) in Cruel Works of Nature and thinking, I would love to see this girl’s descent into madness. Well, we certainly get that in some form here, though not so much as…