book review, Christmas, horror

12 Days of Christmas: Secret Santa by Andrew Shaffer

A humorous novel that’s more mystery than horror but is still a whole lot of fun. Literary publisher of stuffy hardbacks, Blackwood-Patterson, wasn’t on Lussi Meyer’s list of favorite employers, but beggars can’t be choosers. However, a series of bizarre events led Lussi to not only get the job but be promoted to senior editor,… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas: Secret Santa by Andrew Shaffer

book review, fantasy, horror, humor, short story

Short Fiction by Joel Spriggs

I love Joel Spriggs’s blend of humor and horror, and these three short stories were winners with me. A young man contemplates suicide after being stood up for a date, but can a mischievous spirit change his mind? Despite its dark theme, I found this short story uplifting. Spriggs handles the subject matter well, making… Continue reading Short Fiction by Joel Spriggs

book review, horror, short story

31 Days Of Horror: The Cucumber Man by Darren Gallagher

They recommend humans eat five servings of fruit and vegetables a day, but have you ever considered what the vegetables think about that? It seemed a simple task for Jude to make a tuna and cucumber sandwich for her hungry husband, but when the cucumber started to fight back, Jude’s day got much more complicated.… Continue reading 31 Days Of Horror: The Cucumber Man by Darren Gallagher

book review, horror, humor, short story

Waste Not by Rhonda Parrish

Zombie stories don’t get much better than this, with Rhonda Parrish’s three funny takes on the genre. Waste Not is the most familiar zombie story of the book, with a family trying to survive on their homestead. I loved the characters, and the ending was good, creepy fun. Feeders is a view of the zombie… Continue reading Waste Not by Rhonda Parrish

book review, fantasy, humor, indiecember

Over a God’s Dead Body by Joel Spriggs

Joel Spriggs’ debut novel contains a detailed magic system to rival his Hemlock & Burns books, as well as a mixed pantheon of gods and an obsession with genitalia. Starting as it means to go on, Over a God’s Dead Body opens with an intimate moment between a professor and a Sasquatch, before introducing us… Continue reading Over a God’s Dead Body by Joel Spriggs