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Night Worms Book Party: Walk The Darkness Down by John Boden

Night Worms Book Party: Walk The Darkness Down by John Boden

A note from Sadie Hartmann, Mother Horror:

I read WALK THE DARKNESS DOWN and it made a huge impact on me. I had a longing in my heart to talk to other people about it but there just wasn't a lot of traction for this book on social media. I asked the author, John Boden, if he would be willing to send his book to twenty people in exchange for reviews (either good or bad) he agreed. With the help of Kallie (@pageandparlor) we launched a review campaign for this book. I had...


Anthology Smackdown! ECHOES vs. HEX LIFE by Beth Griffith

Anthology Smackdown! ECHOES vs. HEX LIFE by Beth Griffith

Anthology Smackdown! “Echoes” vs. “Hex Life” 

I have recently finished two highly anticipated new-release anthologies, “Echoes” and “Hex Life”. I wanted to write an article comparing them based on my drastically different experiences with each book. Before the actual smackdown starts, let’s learn a little more about each competitor. 

“Echoes”, edited by Ellen Datlow, is an anthology of ghost stories. There are thirty stories compiled, totaling in at an impressive 781 pages. Ellen Datlow is known for her popular annual “Best Horror of the Year” anthologies, plus she has...


Tav's Review of FULL THROTTLE by Joe Hill

Tav's Review of FULL THROTTLE by Joe Hill

 

Full Throttle by Joe Hill

This is a thick collection of thirteen short stories from Joe Hill. A few of the stories are new and just for this collection where he references some of his favorite writers.  My average rating for these stories is 3.3 stars, which is a kind of disappointing considering how much I love Joe Hill. I just think his talent is better suited to longer stories and maybe his dad should stick to short stories. 

The collection begins and ends with a story co-authored...


Sadie Hartmann, Mother Horror Chats with Sarah Read

Sadie Hartmann, Mother Horror Chats with Sarah Read

Sadie Hartmann, Mother Horror, interviews author, Sarah Read about her new short story collection, Out of Water and more!

Friday Feels- October 11th, 2019

Friday Feels- October 11th, 2019

Happy Friday Night Worms! This weekend I’m on vacation at this adorable cabin in the middle of the woods. Before you ask, yes, I am keeping an eye out for hauntings in the woods and also for murderers while I’m at this secluded location. I did bring 16 books with me, because who doesn’t bring too many books on vacation? One of them is Dead Leaves, a seasonal collection of short stories by Kealan Patrick Burke. I actually just finished the last story on the drive here and let me tell...