book review, horror, short story

The Bird by Willow Rose

Taking more than a leaf or two out of Daphne Du Maurier’s The Birds, this short story places the action in a wealthy gated community in Florida. Kindergartener, Winnie, finds a tiny white bird with green eyes in the house, but it’s sudden appearance brings out her mother’s bird phobia and past bad experiences. While… Continue reading The Bird by Willow Rose

book review, science fiction

The Day of the Martians by H E Wilburson

A new mission from Mars threatens Earth in this exciting sequel to H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. It’s been ten years since the first Martian invasion, when the blood hungry, tripod traveling aliens were defeated by bacteria. The narrator from the original novel is now living in martial bliss with Laura, when… Continue reading The Day of the Martians by H E Wilburson

book review, fantasy

The Gatekeeper’s Apprentice by Catherine McCarthy

A young girl discovers her family’s secret in this charming middle grade fantasy. 12 year old Maddie lives with her mother and her younger brother, Tom, who has Cystic Fibrosis. Maddie is mature beyond her years; she has to be, after the sudden disappearance of her father four years earlier. Could the mysterious box hidden… Continue reading The Gatekeeper’s Apprentice by Catherine McCarthy

book review, horror

Return to the Black Gate by Joseph Sale

A bittersweet end to the trilogy with this tour de force from mister mindflayer, Joseph Sale. On another world, known as Nekyia, its prince returns a changed man. Gone are his physical eyes, but with his third eye he can see the doors between all the worlds are now open and something older than the… Continue reading Return to the Black Gate by Joseph Sale

book review, horror, short story

Crazy Ass Stories for Crazy Ass People by Andi Rausch

I’m very happy to be part of another Blackthorn Book Tours blog book tour, this time for Andy Rausch’s second short story collection, Crazy Ass Stories for Crazy Ass People. About the book This quirky collection of short stories (and one novella) by Andy Rausch contains something for readers of every stripe. Rausch touches on… Continue reading Crazy Ass Stories for Crazy Ass People by Andi Rausch