“Darkened” by Bryan Smith – Horror Novel Review

Format: multiple ebook formats (I read the epub version) Publisher: Bitter Ale Press Publication Year: 2011 This is a first for me. Between the time I purchased this book last week and the time I finished it last night, Bryan Smith’s latest novel, self-published as an ebook only, has undergone a title change. Smith gives … Continue reading »


Don Glut’s “New Adventures of Frankenstein” Series to be Released in ebook Formats

The New Adventures of Frankenstein was a series of horror adventure novels written by Don Glut in the early 1970s. Pulp 2.0 is going to be reissuing them in ebook format starting with the series’ first installment Frankenstein Lives Again. The press release at the above link says the book will be available for Kindle, … Continue reading »


“Zombies: The Recent Dead”, Edited by Paula Guran, ANTHOLOGY REVIEW Part 7

In Nik Houser‘s “First Kisses From Beyond the Grave,” Zack Henry has been transferred to a new high school, thanks to an epic clerical error. His new alma mater, Purgatory High, is populated by dead teens whose souls are in all manner of unrest. Vampires, ghosts, and zombies make up the student body, including a … Continue reading »


Should We Judge This Book By Its Cover?

Author Brian Keene has just announced over at his official blog that Urban Gothic, one of his novels previously published under the late lamented Leisure Horror banner is now back in print through Deadite Press. I haven’t read the book (though I’ve enjoyed several of Keene’s other works) so I can’t say which, if either, … Continue reading »


“Zombies: The Recent Dead”, Edited by Paula Guran, ANTHOLOGY REVIEW Part 6

Max Brooks is, of course, the author of the bestselling books World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead. Combine this with the fact that his father Mel Brooks wrote and directed Young Frankenstein, and you see why this guy has some … Continue reading »


“Zombies: The Recent Dead”, Edited by Paula Guran, ANTHOLOGY REVIEW Part 5

“Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed” by Steve Duffy is a tale of zombies on the high seas. Three buddies, one with girlfriend in tow, take the fishing vessel Katie Mae out for an after dark cruise, seeking a secluded spot to down some beers and fire up a few joints. The party is interrupted when they … Continue reading »


Deadworld – Self-Published Horror ebook Available From Bryan Smith

While perusing the forums at Rue Morgue magazine’s website I came across an announcement from Bryan Smith, author of Depraved , The Killing Kind and Soultaker. While he states that he has no plans to abandon traditional publishing, he is taking a stab at self-publishing an ebook. This “epic novel of apocalyptic horror” is entitled … Continue reading »


Zombies: The Recent Dead, Edited by Paula Guran, ANTHOLOGY REVIEW Part 4

Format: NOOKbook Publisher: Prime Books Publication Year: 2010 “Dating Secrets of the Dead” by David Prill was a learning experience for me. It taught me that there’s a horror sub-sub-genre that I’m not particularly fond of: zombie romance. Maybe I’m just being old fashioned about this but vampires don’t sparkle and zombies don’t go a … Continue reading »


Beware by Richard Laymon – Horror Novel Review

Format: NOOKbook Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Publication Year: 2008 Original Publication Year: 1985 I’m always a bit behind when it comes to latching onto popular trends. I didn’t develop a taste for grunge music until long after the form had died out, and I didn’t start watching Battlestar Galactica until the show had been off the … Continue reading »


Zombies: The Recent Dead, Edited by Paula Guran, Part 3

Format: NOOKbook Publisher: Prime Books Publication Year: 2010 When you’re a kid a lot of things are scary, so by telling his story “Naming of Parts” from the perspective of a 12-year-old named Jack, Lebbon reminds the reader how disturbing things that go bump in the night can be for a pre-teen. Jack lives in … Continue reading »

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