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Cover Reveal: DEPARTURES by Scott Cole

Cover Reveal: DEPARTURES by Scott Cole

 

DEPARTURES by Scott Cole

Publisher: Black T-Shirt Books

Cover Art: Scott Cole, 13 Visions

 

“Wildly imaginative, boundary-obliterating dark fiction”
Shawn Macomber, Decibel Magazine

A new homeowner finds a large, inexplicable egg behind a door...
A traveler seeks a bizarre creature from folklore...
An abused spouse takes matters into their own hands...
A stranger tempts passersby with a mystery in the trunk of his car...
A man discovers a cemetery walled off...


Book Review: MILK KISSES & OTHER STORIES by Ross Jeffery

Book Review: MILK KISSES & OTHER STORIES by Ross Jeffery

 

 

Sometimes at night, I open my Kindle and don't feel like reading anything in my library. When this happens, I click on "Kindle Unlimited" and browse titles to see if there's anything short I can start and finish in one sitting.

The other night I saw Ross Jeffery's brand new, MILK KISSES & OTHER STORIES and loaded it right up. I love absolutely everything from the Short Sharp Shocks series by Demain...


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...