[REVIEW] Dark Choir by Paul Melhuish

I have gotten lucky lately – several books in a row have now struck me as unique and deeply interesting. Dark Choir is another story that has left me nodding my head and thinking, ‘Yeah. Yeah, I haven’t read something like this before.’ The premise surrounding the abuse of mentally and physically handicapped people is…

[REVIEW] The Neon Owl: When the Shit Hits the Van by Chad Lutzke

Chad Lutzke runs in the horror circle, but he’s proven multiple times that he also excels in crime and drama. His new series, The Neon Owl, starts with When the Shit Hits the Van, an easily accessible and enjoyable story that brings to mind Elmore Leonard. With plenty of tongue-in-cheek humor, mystery, and wonderful narrative,…

[REVIEW] Bottled by Stephanie Ellis

I’ve been blowing through a steadily growing collection of Silver Shamrock titles this year, and I’m glad I’ve been going backwards to read earlier releases along the way (instead of just skipping them). Now, you may see the date I read this novella and be confused by my previous statement, seeing as this story was…

[REVIEW] It Calls from the Forest by Various Authors and Edited by Alanna Robertson and Michelle River

[This review appears on DeadHeadReviews.com] Prior to receiving this review consideration, I was unfamiliar with Eerie River Publishing. However, from this point forward, I will be paying attention. This publishing house specializes in anthologies of indie writers, which is pretty great. Their latest collection, It Calls from the Forest (Volume I), features twenty-three authors, none…

[REVIEW] Burnt Fur by Various Authors and Edited by Ken MacGregor

Burnt Fur is a collection of stories revolving around humanoid animals, furries, and the deviant stuff they do together and to each other. The synopsis immediately made me wonder what I would be getting into, but I checked out the anthology nevertheless. The first half of stories weren’t too disturbing, so I let me guard…

[REVIEW] Cricket Hunters by Jeremy Hepler

That was a hell of a finale! The last quarter of this novel is especially good, with the suspense and mystery hyped up and over. I don’t think I’ve ever quite read a book like Cricket Hunters; it’s not only well-written, but unique. Blending genres with ease (drama, coming-of-age, crime/horror, magic), this story features relateable characters,…