book review, book tour, horror, short story

Book Tour: Nightmare Asylum by Sonia Kilvington

I have the pleasure of being part of another Blackthorn Book tour. This time it is for dark fiction short story collection, Nightmare Asylum and Other Deadly Delights. The Book Nightmare Asylum – Despised by day, tortured by night. A midwifery student’s life disintegrates into a terrifying nightmare, after a disturbing encounter with the notorious… Continue reading Book Tour: Nightmare Asylum by Sonia Kilvington

book review, horror, short story

Moonlight, Gunshot, Mallet, Flame by Alicia Hilton

Two different, but complimentary short stories make up a very satisfying package in this 49th installment of Short Sharp Shocks! In Moonlight, Gunshot, Mallet, Flame, an assassin reaches her breaking point. Characterization is key in this dark, gripping psychological tale of how far is too far when you kill people for money. The details are… Continue reading Moonlight, Gunshot, Mallet, Flame by Alicia Hilton

book review, fantasy, short story

The Necessary Arthur by Garth Nix

Garth Nix is channeling his inner Douglas Adams in this delightful take on the Arthurian legend. Tamara is an archeologist working near Hadrian’s wall when an encounter with a mysterious woman embroils her in a multidimensional game. Now she has to play her part or be responsible for the end of the world. Indiana Jones… Continue reading The Necessary Arthur by Garth Nix

book review, horror, short story

The Other Side of the Door by Rhonda Parrish

I love the anthologies Rhonda Parrish edits, but it’s nice to read her own short stories for a change in The Other Side of the Door. This collection of four ghost stories and a spooky poem kicks off with the titular The Other Side of the Door, which is a moving depiction of a child… Continue reading The Other Side of the Door by Rhonda Parrish

book review, fantasy, short story

The Fae Of Darkwood by Ben McQueeney

My first introduction to the author’s fantasy world of Tellusm, but definitely not my last. Rehan is a barber, which means he also performs minor medical procedures and is more or less a doctor. Due to his interest in healing, he dissects bodies to learn more about them. When he hears about some fresh specimens,… Continue reading The Fae Of Darkwood by Ben McQueeney