Tag Archives: Horror Fiction

Review: Mystery and Misadventure – An Old Acquaintance by M.D. Hall

Mystery and Misadventure – An Old Acquaintance by M.D. HallMystery and Misadventure – An Old Acquaintance by M.D. Hall – a sequel to Mystery and Misadventure, though largely independent – is a collection of fictional short stories where things are not quite as they seem. Each short tale focuses on characters who find themselves crossing from the world we know into their own unusual circumstances ranging from the strangely uneasy to the horrifically bizarre.…

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Review: The Bird Room by Chad Hofmann

The Bird Room by Chad Hofmann“It’s too late for him too, said the man in a high-pitched voice, drooling in anticipation, like a dog with a bone. Eli stood frozen, his brain issued a hundred different commands that his body would not obey. The man let out bone chilling cackle and, with lightning quickness, sunk the blade of the scalpel into Eli’s left thigh.

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Review: Stolen (The Collectors Book 1) by S. M. Yair-Levy

Stolen ReviewDylan Prescott’s life hasn’t been easy. Her parents died in a car accident. A boy in middle school played a nasty trick on her. During her childhood she’d been the victim of pranks and rumors.

Then Dylan starts college and hopes she can live a normal life.…

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Review: The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

The Casquette GirlsThe Casquette Girls by Alys Arden is eerie, magical and gritty, getting into the grimy seams of New Orleans in the tradition of Anne Rice or Poppy Z Brite. A taunting and mysterious chant haunts during the read,

Seven girls tied by time
Five powers that bind
One curse to lock the horror away
One attic to keep the monsters at bay

As Adele Le Moyne and her father make it back into the French Quarter following a Katrina-like storm; abandoned, musty streets stare back at them – with unfamiliar elements that send shivers through the Gothic South.…

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Beating them off with a Schtick

I’ve written a book with a schtick.

If I tell you that when I first drafted my collection of Christmas-themed horror shorts they were as a gift for my wife, who loves the holidays like no doe-eyed child ever did, and that I genuinely wanted to explore the notion of ‘giving’ creatively, while reveling in a mythology that is all too rarely untouched by serious genre writers, precisely because the associated tinsel-trimmed gimmickry makes them seem corny or hackneyed: you still won’t care.…

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Author Introduction/Interview: Ravis Harnell

ghostwriter_coverHello. I’m Ravis. I write a lot of stuff that could nominally be called horror–because I love horror and other genre fiction–and some stuff that falls under whatever the currently trendy term might be for contemporary lit that’s based in the real world, yet contains elements of the fantastical.…

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