[REVIEW] Twisted: Tainted Tales – by Janine Pipe

TWISTED: TAINTED TALES – by Janine Pipe Publisher: Pipe Screams Press Available: May 2021 Verdict: 4.25 out of 5.0 Overview: Jill has been tasked with clearing out an abandoned house. Inside, she discovers an 80’s mixtape and a locked desk drawer of papers. With these discoveries comes a collection of stories, all horrific in their…

[REVIEW] Irish Gothic – by Ronald Kelly

IRISH GOTHIC: tales of celtic horror – BY RONALD KELLY Published by Ronald Kelly / Available February 2021 Verdict: 4 out of 5 ~ Overview: Ronald Kelly recently discovered how much Irish ancestry he had, and decided to write up a collection of folklore horror in the Irish tradition. Irish Gothic features seven entries, one of which is a novelette….

[REVIEW] Jagged Edges & Moving Parts – by Pete Mesling

JAGGED EDGES & MOVING PARTS By Pete Mesling Published by Other Kingdoms Publishing In its description, Jagged Edges & Moving Parts is said to consist of “tales of terror” that “deliver suspense” with a “consistent literary voice.” While I agree there is a literary voice found throughout Mesling’s writing – that may, in fact, be…

[REVIEW] Hunger Pangs – by Scott J. Moses

HUNGER PANGS By Scott J. Moses Published Independently When I first spoke to Scott on Instagram two months back, we found that we understood one another’s hunger to rewrite and improve our work over time. As we discussed the process of giving stories new polishes years later, Scott said, “It’s like the work is never…

[REVIEW] Dark Winds Over Wellington – by Tabatha Wood

DARK WINDS OVER WELLINGTON By Tabatha Wood *This review first appeared on Dead Head Reviews* The subtitle to this collection is Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange; I find this quite appropriate, because – despite its elements of horror – these stories mostly tell of odd things, not necessarily terrors. There’s not a…