Kate’s father didn’t even wait for his wife’s death before starting an affair. He’s been seeing Gillian on the side while his wife fades away from cancer. This is too much for Kate to take. Our story begins in the aftermath of Kate’s attack on her father’s mistress. This is just the beginning of the powerful fall out and back story woven in Follow Me into the Dark. Kate’s grief and rage over her mother’s sad fate is completely overwhelming to her. It consumes her every waking moment and she struggles to keep it together in day to day life. It is Kate’s character that we empathize with most. The author introduces us to her pain and gives authentic insight into her feelings. The release of her rage is brutal and merciless. Her temporary coping mechanism is to use the order of baking and following a recipe. Kate’s relationship with […]
In Burning Down Paradise, Eric Kapitan brings us something pretty unique. The text is delivered entirely as a poem, and this was not a style I’d come across before. Before reading further, put away any preconceptions you have about poetry, because this is not what you might expect. This story about evil, begins with the beginning of evil – with Lucifer cast out of heaven. There is a truce between Heaven and Hell, but the world of humans is fair game. We then follow the life, death, and beyond, of a wretched man named Timothy. He was born out of the worst possible circumstances and full of vengeance. His only pleasure comes from inflicting pain and killing, haunted by visions of his ideal victim. He is a serial killer, so as you would expect, there is plenty of brutal gore and sadism inflicted on his part. It will certainly make […]
This short story is one third of an anthology called The Chicken (or 3 Weird Tales). In A Slinking Agent, the author brings us to New Orleans at a very unique time in history. It’s 1919 and the decadent city is on the verge of Prohibition. The rise of the religious right is changing the good time destination. It comes with a price though. This is the time of the Axman. The Axman has been most recently popularized and brought to attention by the third series of American Horror Story, which featured him in the plot. The premise of the Axman is that anyone who is not playing jazz on a specific night is at risk of the Axman calling. The Axman doesn’t discriminate in who he kills, be it man, woman, or child, if the music is not playing. The author brings us a rich and lively New Orleans, […]
Here is an extended book preview for Loren Molloy’s The Very Devil Herself! There is a taster below, and open the PDF for the full 52 page preview! The Very Devil Herself PDF If you like what you read, you can pick up a copy here: Amazon Amazon UK Synopsis: Beginning in the late 1600s we follow Alexandra on a journey through history which is filled with blood, fear, and terror. Alexandra is a supernatural creature who must feast on human flesh and blood to survive. For over 200 years this immortal woman has to prowl the dirty streets of London in search of her next victim until the King of England decides to employ her special skills to hunt real life serial killers for his needs instead.
This is not your everyday, run of the mill horror novel. It’s more than that, with an artistry and style to it that’s unusual in the genre. It’s really well encapsulated by the cover design. The cover looks how the book feels, if that makes sense. The book features an unsettling dreamlike tone throughout, and makes you question if you can trust what you’re seeing. Our protagonist, Nell, is dying from an inoperable brain cancer. She begins seeing the Sewercide Man, the former local serial killer, whose body she found. He claimed twelve victims before taking his own life. Strange things begin happening to her friends. People begin to change and die as an evil propagates through the town. We follow a small group of teenagers who have recently finished high school and are at a crossroads in their lives in more ways than one. The focus is very much on the characters […]
I’m excited to bring you the first chapter of Sonny by MJ Mulholland. It definitely looks like my cup of tea. It will be released on May 2nd. If you like what you’re reading you can pick up a copy here: Amazon UK Amazon US Here is the synopsis: It’s your game Sonny, I merely show you how to play. Meet Sonny – quiet, simple, murderous – and all he wants to do is join the club. He is taken under the wing of a professional in the field of torture and murder, and is tested and shown the bloody horror of the house he will now inhabit. Sonny meets the rest of the team, and soon realises that he needs to be careful if he is going to survive at all inside a house of murderers and helpless victims, where being dead becomes a luxury. But there is one […]
I’m a big fan of the Wolf Creek movies and the character of Australian serial killer Mick Taylor. The first movie was dark and sadistic, riding the Torture Porn trend. The second was more over the top, fun, with Mick a caricature. That’s not to say that you have to be familiar with the movies to read the book. So, I was very excited to read this, the first in a series of Wolf Creek books. The movies are focused mainly on the victims, so right at the start, it was hard to get used to seeing the world from Mick’s point of view. It’s the mystery and not knowing what’s going on in his head that made him unpredictable and gave him his power as a villain. Origin, as the title might suggest, shows you Mick’s roots from his childhood to his beginnings as a burgeoning killer. His upbringing and father […]