Book Review: Nowhere to Hyde by Terry M. West

Title: Nowhere to Hyde Author: Terry M. West Publisher: Pleasant Storm Entertainment Publication Date: January 31, 2020 Genres: Horror If you've ever wondered what the world would be like if all the monsters of legend were not only real, but a visible part of the community, then you've clearly not entered The Magic Now. Nowhere to Hyde is the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Red Tree by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Title: The Red Tree Author: Caitlín R. Kiernan Publisher: Ace Publication Date: September 7, 2010 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-author, female-fronted While there are few answers and even fewer conclusions to be drawn from The Red Tree, it is still a damned fine read, one distinguished as much by the voices as the embedded narratives. What Caitlín R. Kiernan... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Arachnophilia by Jason Howl

Title: Arachnophilia Author: Jason Howl Publisher: Jason Howl Publication Date: December 20, 2019 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-led Aside from the fact that Joy is a giant spider wearing a human skin, and that there are some grotesque scenes of sucking the life from human victims, Arachnophilia is a story that cannot simply be dismissed as something monstrous and horrific. What... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sabbath by Nick Mamatas

Title: Sabbath Author: Nick Mamatas Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date: November 19, 2019 Genres: Horror It was the promise of Highlander meets Seven that convinced me to give Sabbath a chance, but the truth is it's less Highlander and more Terminator, Conan, and Masters of the Universe. This is a bold, brash, brutal, boisterous, blasphemous story (I'm running out... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Transfer by Terry M. West

Title: Transfer Author: Terry M. West Publisher: Pleasant Storm Entertainment Publication Date: December 13, 2019 Genres: Horror What happens when found footage and cursed videos meet creepypasta Internet memes? When Slender Man becomes The Screamer? Ask Terry West, because he knows . . . and he’s not afraid to share all the grisly details. Of course, in an age... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Breeding Season by Jason Howl

Title: Breeding Season Author: Jason Howl Publisher: Jason Howl Publication Date: August 31, 2019 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-fronted As we continue to become more digital, more plugged into the world around us, the simple horror of an isolated hotel or cabin, with an inevitable catastrophe cutting the inhabitants off from civilization, becomes that much more terrifying. Jason Howl adds to... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Gnarled Hollow by Charlotte Greene

Title: Gnarled Hollow Author: Charlotte Greene Publisher: Bold Stroke Books Publication Date:  Sept 11, 2018 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-author, female-fronted Gnarled Hollow was an interesting read, in that I really liked the story, and thought the haunted setting was fantastic, but I didn't care for most of the characters. That's not to say there were badly written, just that... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Twerk by Isobel Blackthorn

Title: Twerk Author: Isobel Blackthorn Publisher: HellBound Books Publication Date: Dec 2, 2018 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-author, female-fronted While you can't necessarily judge a book but its cover, you can tell a lot about a story by its opening chapter. With Twerk we get a really interesting take on a strip-club dance, one that is visually stimulating, but which... Continue Reading →

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