book review, horror, Middle Grade

The Power Within by Jacquelyn Nelson

12 year old Daphne is autistic. She loves dancing and Doctor Who, her dog, Ella, and her older brother, Nathan. However, when zombies arrive, Daphne, her family and friends all take to the roads to escape the dangers of the undead, psychos and the military. Soon Daphne is exposed to things that no child should… Continue reading The Power Within by Jacquelyn Nelson

book review, horror, indie April, short story

Short Story Review: 4 by Thorne

Four deliciously dark horror short stories by Isaac Thorne. Jake, a young boy, is terrified of the ghost who wakes him up every night. When his parents do nothing to help him, he decides to take matters into his own hands. I loved the idea of this story. What drives young children to commit violent… Continue reading Short Story Review: 4 by Thorne

book review, fantasy, romance

The Hollow Gods by A J Vrana

The small Canadian town of Black Hollow has a horrible secret. For hundreds of years, young women have been lured into the woods by wolves and possessed by the spirit of the Dreamwalker. They return to their families forever changed. The cycle appears to be repeating, but what parts to play have college dropout Miya,… Continue reading The Hollow Gods by A J Vrana

book review, horror, humor, short story, women in horror

Psycho Gets Her Man by Camille Picott

The second outing for stoner chums, Santa Claus and Rudolph, sees them journey to Ancient Greece. After unleashing the zombie apocalypse, Nick and Rudy seek to escape being eaten by using a time machine to travel back to before the zombies arrived. Nick takes a fancy to the first young woman they meet, but it… Continue reading Psycho Gets Her Man by Camille Picott

book review, fiction

In This Way I Was Saved by Brian DeLeeuw

After watching the excellent film, Daniel Isn’t Real, I decided to delve deeper into the world by reading the novel that inspired the movie. Told from the perspective of Daniel, an ‘imaginary friend’, In This Way I Was Saved tells the story of Luke; his manipulative, controlling mother who wears the family eccentricities and mental… Continue reading In This Way I Was Saved by Brian DeLeeuw