Tag: Horror

Weirdbook Annual #2: The 3rd Cthulhu Mythos Megapack

Hello, my shadowed siblings!

Up for your viewing pleasure at Tangent Online is the latest issue of Weirdbook Annual.  I’ve reviewed another anthology edited by Douglas Draa which I really enjoyed. Not so much this time, though.  I’m not going to lie; most of the stories in this anthology were a miss for me.  That being said, there were a few that were well worth reading, such as Darrell Schweitzer’s “The Hutchinson Boy” and Franklyn Searight’s “Cellar Dweller.”

For specifics, please see my full review over at Tangent Online.  You can click the link below and it’ll open the review in a new tab directly on TO’s website.

Weirdbook Annual #2: The Cthulhu Mythos Megapack Review, published on TangentOnline.com on March 16, 2019.


“Duel Visions” Book Review

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First, I’m going to start by saying that I’m very thrilled that Cirsova Publishing asked me to review their new release.  I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing other works they’ve produced before and I’ve always enjoyed it.  This was no less pleasurable.

The book on the menu for this review is Duel Visions, an anthology of short horror stories written by Misha Burnett and Louise Sorensen.


Beneath a Red Hunter’s Moon (Epic Dark Fantasy) Coming Late Fall 2019

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It’s time to finally announce my new upcoming novel Beneath a Red Hunter’s Moon!  This novel falls squarely in the epic dark fantasy genre with some strong horror elements.  Tentatively, it’s scheduled for release later this year, most likely around the end of November 2019.

I’m sure you’re wondering what it might be about so I’ve included the synopsis below. 


What October Brings: A Lovecraftian Celebration of Halloween

Hello, my shadowed siblings!

Do you love Lovecraft? Then this book has what you need. Edited by Douglas Draa, What October Brings: A Lovecraftian Celebration of Halloween is a great way to kick off the scariest month of the year.  With 17 tales in all, you’ll find something you love in this anthology no matter what you like.

A suggestion: one of my personal favorites was “Nyarlahotep Came Down to Georgia” by Nancy Holder!

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review on in a new tab.

What October Brings Review, published on TangentOnline.com on October 4, 2018.


Aurealis #114, September 2018

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Aurealis #114 features three original stories, including the future of dating in “Fail” by Sarah Napier, a smoking hot form of revenge in “A Figure in the Haze,” and a sparking fantasy a tale in “The Glassblower’s Peace” by James Rowland.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review on in a new tab.

Aurealis #114 Review, published on TangentOnline.com on September 15, 2018.


Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores, August 2018

This month, Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores brings us a story by Joan Stewart called “Rapunzel—A Re-Winding.”  I really quite liked this story.  Stewart takes the familiar tale and turns it a bit on its head, exploring notions like love, magic, and misconceptions.  If you love fairy tales, then you’ll enjoy this.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It will open a new tab directly to the review on TO’s website.

Cosmic Roots & Eldritch Shores Review, published on TangentOnline.com on September 1, 2018.

Leave a note in the comments if you had the chance to read Stewart’s story!


Nightmare #70, July 2018

Allison Littlewood and Caspian Gray are the two authors featured in July’s Nightmare Magazine #70.  Littlewood’s “Ways to Wake” is has hints of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat,” while Gray’s “Kylie Land” tells of a lonely boy who makes a new friend with an unusual talent—the ability to step into people’s minds.

Click on the link below to read my review, written for Tangent Online.  It’ll open the review in a new tab directly on TO’s website.

Nightmare #70, published on TangentOnline.com on July 21, 2018.


Nightmare #69, June 2018

I reviewed this short fiction magazine for Tangent Online in June 2018.

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Nightmare #69, published on TangentOnline.com on June 22, 2018.


Black Static #63, May/June 2018

I reviewed this short fiction magazine for Tangent Online in June 2018.

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Black Static #63, published on TangentOnline.com on June 21, 2018.


A Fairy Tale: Black Aghy by Tara Grímravn

As originally published on Medium and The Magikal Rite (October 2017)

Take heed, children, and be mindful of your ma and fa lest you be lost like so many before you. Scoff if you will, you little skelpie-limmer, but there’s strange and terrifying creatures afoot in this wide world of our’n. In fact, it wasn’t so long ago that such a terrible thing happened at the edge of our own Umgol Forest, deep and dense. ’Twas three young brothers — Joreth the eldest, Jochen the youngest, and Jofrey in the middle between the two — that lived along the tree line in a small cottage with their mother and father. Father was a woodsman and a hunter, tall and strong like an oak tree. Mother, a clever and pretty lass, sold eggs from their hens and butter from their cows at the market in the small town of Umgol’fen. They were poor, to be sure, but happy, and together they earned just enough to provide them with what they needed. There were always plenty of candles to sew by and wood enough to keep them warm on cold nights, and that was enough for them.