[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…

[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…

[REVIEW] Greyfriars Reformatory – by Frazer Lee

GREYFRIARS REFORMATORY By Frazer Lee Published by Flame Tree Press Flame Tree has turned me onto many great authors over the last two years, so I’m always eager to read one of their new releases. While Greyfriars Reformatory isn’t a homerun, it does introduce me to an author I would like to read more from…

[REVIEW] Alessa’s Melody – by Jayson Robert Ducharme

ALESSA’S MELODY By Jayson Robert Ducharme Published Independently Alessa’s Melody originally appeared in Come Forth in the Thaw, but has since received new edits and rewrites. To prepare for its reissue, I decided I wanted to read something else of Ducharme’s, seeing as he was a new writer for me. Last week, I picked up…