January 2, 2024

Three Sixes and a Forked Tongue or Cold Medicine and a Liar

Set in 1970s West Virginia, James Tyler Toothman’s eclectic novel follows a downtrodden teenage girl’s descent into the world of Satanic witchcraft.

Born and raised in the coal-mining community of Clockmaker, 15-year-old Priscilla Carpenter’s day-to-day life follows a predictable rhythm: school, church, adventures with her best friend Joseph, and physical and emotional abuse from her […]


January 2, 2024

Queenie’s Song

Queenie’s Song, set in 1960s’ Tennessee, tells the story of a girl who hears voices and sees people who may not be there.

Aimee’s tenth birthday should have been a momentous occasion because now “it takes two separate strokes to write [her] age.” It is, in fact, special for a more dire reason: after Aimee […]


November 22, 2023

Old Scores

A.J. Harrison’s Old Scores is an action-packed thriller utilizing elements of vampire fiction, paranormal fantasy, and horror in a story about a Chicago-based bloodsucker who becomes caught between a brutal conflict between two ancient vampires.

Simon Melas is a vampire living in Chicago who is strangely attracted to Anita Rothard, a university student whom he […]


October 24, 2023

The Nosferatu Conspiracy, Vol. One: Lady of the Loch

Brian James Gage’s eye-catching graphic novel, The Nosferatu Conspiracy: Lady of the Loch, melds vampire lore with some of eastern European history’s most violent upheavals, linking the monsters of popular imagination with 15th century Romanian ruler Vlad the Impaler, Russian mystic Rasputin and ill-fated Tsar Nicholas II and his bride, Tsaritsa Alexandra.

In this slim […]


October 3, 2023

Black Wing Sky

The latest installment in Kaylin McFarren’s Gehenna series offers readers plenty of epic narrative threads and no shortage of action.

Dragons, demons, archangels, Lucifer, and all-out war between the forces of heaven and hell figure into McFarren’s ambitious tale. Within the first dozen pages the author sets a dizzying narrative pace, no doubt stemming in […]


September 12, 2023

The Molossus of Old Man Moyer: An Original Horror Novel

In Joe Lyon’s horror novel, what begins as a mundane missing persons’ story quickly becomes a tale combining ancient mythology, murder, mayhem and a 2,000-year-old dog.

Two young boys ignore the No Trespassing sign and fish in a pond on the property of Ohio’s richest man: Colman Moyer, or, as the boys have nicknamed him, […]


July 25, 2023

Tom and Lovey II: Pursuit of the Thunderbird

This mashup of buddy road trip and indigenous horror genres features a supernatural odd couple—a blonde preacher with seemingly endless lives and a seductive brunette who morphs into a panther—solving a 150-year-old mystery.

An eternally-young white man, Tom was a teenager in the 1870s, taken in by the Navajo and mentored by Red Deer after […]


June 20, 2023

The Haunting of Andrew Sharpai: Revised Edition

In Jerome Peterson’s The Haunting of Andrew Sharpai, protagonist Andrew Sharpai is a haunted man on a spiritual journey.

Sharpai begins the novel as a chef in Las Vegas who quickly becomes engaged to LaRae, the most well-known dancer in town. But after LaRae is killed in a car accident, he moves to Idaho, where […]


June 13, 2023

City of the Dreadful Night: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Jack the Ripper

Victorian-era London’s seedy settings have provided rich backdrops for crime stories, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Euan MacPherson’s British novel, City of the Dreadful Night, is an historical novel that makes full use of the setting, conflating the Jekyll/Hyde […]


March 28, 2023


The first installment of Christina Maraziotiss’ Loveletting saga is a shelf-bending, genre-blending storytelling tour de force that utilizes elements of Victorian-era westerns and romance.

Charlotte is a young woman with no future and no past. With a prostitute mother who was found dismembered in the woods and a father who was her mother’s nameless client […]


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