Tag: Horror

Penanggalans, Pontianaks, and Were-Crocs, Oh My! (Strange Horizons – April 1, 2019)

Hello, my darklings!

The first edition of Strange Horizons came out today!

I have to say that I really enjoyed this issue. The focus in Nin Harris’ story “What Cradles Us But Will Not Set Us Free” is all on Malaysian folklore, with a really unique look at traditional Malay monsters. If you’re not familiar with the concept, the penanggalan is a type of female vampire. By day, she’s a normal woman but, by night, her head detaches from her body and goes in search of food—usually children—dragging her entrails behind her. A woman can become a penanggalan by choice and, in this tale, Harris gives us an interesting look at how a transformation can occur.

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.

April 1, 2019 Strange Horizons Review, published on TangentOnline.com on April 1, 2019.


Weirdbook Annual #2: The 3rd Cthulhu Mythos Megapack

Hello, my darklings!

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

Hello, my darklings!

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 Book 1: Coming Spring 2020!

Hello, my darklings!

It’s time to finally announce the first installment of my new upcoming novel Beneath a Red Hunter’s Moon! It falls squarely in the epic dark fantasy genre with some strong horror elements.  Tentatively, it’s scheduled for release this Spring 2020. I’ll be publishing with Battle Swan Books!

The image I’ve got here is probably not going to be the actual cover. I’ve not decided yet on whether or not I like it. What do you all think?

Anyway, I’m sure you’re wondering what it might be about so I’ve included the synopsis of the series 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

Hello, my shadowed siblings!

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.