Mar
21

Winds of Change by Jason Brannon – Horror Novella Review

Format: Nook Book Publisher: Permuted Press Publication Year: 2011 Yes, I’m having a love affair with my Nook. Some would say it’s a relationship that borders on the unnatural, but that’s a tale for another day. But what’s not to love? Online book shopping with instant gratification, prices ranging from reasonable to crazy cheap, and … Continue reading »

Feb
25

“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 »

Feb
22

“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 »

Feb
17

“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 »

Feb
15

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 »

Feb
15

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 »

Feb
08

Zombies: The Recent Dead, Edited by Paula Guran – Book Review, Part 1

Format: NOOKbook Publisher: Prime Books Publication Year: 2010 In his introduction to this anthology of zombie stories David J. Schow, like so many before him, goes on about the symbolism and inner meaning of George Romero’s zombie films. Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead are two of the greatest horror films … Continue reading »

Feb
04

The Manitou – The Original Ending

Not long after I posted my review of Graham Masterton’s The Manitou I surfed on over to the author’s official site and made an interesting discovery. The published ending to the novel was not how Masterton had originally envisioned wrapping up his story, and you can read the original version here or you can download … Continue reading »

Feb
03

The Manitou by Graham Masterton – Book Review

Format: NOOKBook Publisher: ereads.com Publication Year: 1975 First of all, despite what you may believe, “Manitou” is not the plural of “manatee” (Thank you! I’ll be here all week!). I decided to give this one a spin after reading Will Errickson’s review on his excellent Too Much Horror Fiction blog. I remembered a magazine article … Continue reading »

Feb
03

It’s Official: I’m Hooked on The Nook.

Everybody loves a good story. Me? I like the scary kind. Epics featuring giant man-eating crustaceans? I’m your guy. Apocalyptic tales of global vampirism? You betcha, bub. I’ve always been a horror guy and in the last few years that passion has been focused on movies (as evidenced by my old blog Omega Channel and … Continue reading »

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