[REVIEW] Come Forth in Thaw – by Jayson Robert Ducharme

COME FORTH IN THAW By Jayson Robert Ducharme Self-Published Available February 2021 Being a parent (and one that suffers from depression and anxiety), this novella pulled the floor out from under me several times. For this story, Ducharme has created a fictional (American) version of the Suicide Forest from Japan. A mother has gone there…

[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] The Five Turns of the Wheel – by Stephanie Ellis

THE FIVE TURNS OF THE WHEEL BY STEPHANIE ELLIS PUBLISHED BY SILVER SHAMROCK PUBLISHING AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2020 I read Bottled earlier this year (or last) and really enjoyed it. I’ve also checked out several short stories by Stephanie Ellis in various anthologies, the most recent being Midnight in the Pentagram. When the cover was revealed…

[REVIEW] Sleepwalking (Nightmareland, Book 3) – by Daniel Barnett

SLEEPWALKING (Nightmareland, Book 3) By Daniel Barnett Self-Published Available: October 2020 Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Sleepwalking-Nightmareland-Three-Chronicles/dp/B08KTPBQC7/  The latest volume in the Nightmareland books is the most developed yet, further setting the expansive stage for what’s to come over the next couple years (?) from the series.  At the start of Sleepwalking, we add a new character to…

[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…