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

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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

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After the Change by Michael J Moore

The psychological complexity of the characters elevates this apocalyptic young adult horror novel above the usual fare. Fifteen year old band mates, Diego, Cali and Wes have managed to last six months after most of humanity simultaneously transformed into deranged, murderous cannibals. Fed up with constantly running, Wes plans on settling somewhere and rebuilding society.… Continue reading After the Change by Michael J Moore

book review, horror, short story

Disturbing Works Volume II by Jon Richter

A brief detour from David Rae Week to join Blackthorn Book Tours review tour of Jon Richter’s short story collection, Disturbing Works Volume Two. About the book Another compendium of delightfully macabre stories by Jon Richter, author of Deadly Burial and Never Rest. Jon's first short fiction collection was described as 'Black Mirror meets Tales… Continue reading Disturbing Works Volume II by Jon Richter