Cover Reveals [Blog Exclusive] – Sergeant Frosty Publications

“When I interviewed author and editor David Flin earlier in the month here on the blog, his final question looked at what was in his future – and that included the new publishing house he was setting up. Sergeant Frosty Publications will focus on publishing SF, Fantasy, and Historical Fiction titles for Children and Young Adults, and their first tranche of titles are due to launch in early October 2020.

In an exclusive for The Scifi and Fantasy Reviewer, I am now able to reveal the covers and back-cover blurbs for the four titles that make up that initial tranche…”

The Doom of Fallowhearth – Robbie MacNiven – Review

“Expertly-written and populated with some of the most memorable characters in a fantasy novel that I’ve read in quite some time, and imbued with a bold, thought-provoking and often surprising narrative, with an emotionally powerful ending that’s akin to a fist in the gut, The Doom of Fallowhearth is another first-rate title by author Robbie MacNiven, as well as further proof of the success of Aconyte Books under the keen eye and guidance of editor Charlotte Llewelyn-Wells…”

The Dog – Raven Daegmorgan – Review

“This is nothing less than a work of art by Raven Daegmorgan, one that perfectly encompasses the best ideals of the Weird Horror genre, and Mike Davis and Lovecraft eZine Press have done us a great service by publishing it for us to read. It is utterly incredible to discover that this is Daemorgan’s first long-form published work, given how slick and polished the novella is; and I have an absolute certainty that this is an author who will rapidly become synonymous with the Weird Horror genre – soon to be spoken of in the same breath as Raab, Bartlett, Padgett and other greats of the genre. I cannot recommend this novella strongly enough, and cannot wait to see what Daegmorgan comes up with next…”

Author Interview – David Flin

“Following on from my exclusive interviews with authors Paul Leone and Tom Anderson, I was lucky enough to get in contact with author David Flin, another Sea Lion Press alumni who has had several novels released by the publisher, as well as editing (and contributing to) several of their anthologies. He was gracious enough to agree to answer some questions from me about his background and life experiences, and how those have influenced his writing and his goals as an author; the inspiration behind his Alternate History novels; the mysterious Sergeant Frosty; and what the future holds for him at the moment.”

Where We Live – Tim Cooke – Review

“Where We Live is not only a incredibly impressive achievement by Cooke, but also a clear sign of how Demain Publishing is progressing and maturing; I cannot think of many other publishers in the genre that would take a chance on such an unusual yet remarkable collection, one that burrows into your mind and refuses to let go regardless of the time spent away from the book. It is a superb collection, and should be required reading for any reader who desires to know how the horror genre can evolve out of the tired and stale tropes and scenarios that threaten to dominate it…”

Watch the Flanks – Thomas Parrott – Review

“With Watch the Flanks Parrott has set his own, unique mark on the scifi genre and made a highly promising start to a setting independent of his previous I.P. work. I really hope there are more stories in this setting, and I’ll definitely be subscribing to Mr Parrott’s CuriousFictions account to see what he forges.”

Cold Open Stories – Summer Anthology 2020 – Review

“From the darkest depths of space to the darkest depths of Necromunda’s underhive, Colyn and the team at Cold Open Stories have once again curated a collection of absolutely amazing and deeply impressive Warhammer 40,000 stories; tale that are of such high quality and often breathtaking imagination that they are starting to blur the lines between fan-fiction and canon fiction within the setting…”

Author Interview – Tom Anderson

“Following on from my first author interview with Paul Leone, author of the upcoming The Mysteries of Zillah Harvey: Volume One, I was lucky enough to catch up with another author who’s had titles released by Sea Lion Press, who specialise in publishing Alternate History fiction. Tom Anderson is one of the most prolific – and successful – authors under the Sea Lion Press banner, and was recently nominated for the prestigious Sidewise Award for Alternate History alongside his co-author Bruno Lombardi for the short story ‘N’oublions Jamais’. He was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions about his writing background, his experiences in writing in both the Alternate History and Science-Fiction genres, and his latest title Well Met By Starlight, which was launched at the end of July…”

Captain Moxley and the Embers of Empire – Dan Hanks – Review

“Captain Moxley and the Embers of Empire really is one of the most accomplished, impressive and enjoyable debut novels I’ve ever read, and a thrilling, pulse-pounding action-adventure novel with some surprising depths to it. While there’s plenty of fast-paced guns-blazing, fists-flying action firmly in the mould of cinematic classics like Indiana Jones, Hanks’ own unique touches and imagination make it stand out as far more than a simple pastiche or pale imitation. A potent blend of occult elements, a sly sense of humour, three-dimensional characters, and an often thoughtful consideration of the nature of mid-20th Century archaeological practices leads to a novel that is far more engaging, memorable and even introspective than Indiana Jones and his ilk could ever hope to be.”

Mime – Chrissey Harrison – Review

“Mime is by far the best horror novel that I have read in 2020, and indeed I would go so far as to say that it is one of the finest horror novels that I have read in quite some time, an achievement that is even more remarkable for the fact that this is Harrison’s first published novel. Brilliantly written, skilfully plotted and imbued with a level of originality and imagination demonstrated by relatively few authors in the horror genre…”

The Mysteries of Zillah Harvey: Volume One – Paul Leone – Review

“The publication of The Mysteries of Zillah Harvey: Volume One is nothing less than a triumph for author Paul Leone, and provides ample proof that a fresh, innovative and skillful new voice has emerged within the Occult Detective genre. Leone has blended together memorable characters, engaging plots and a quietly chilling and oppressive atmosphere in order to create a deeply compelling and highly enjoyable collection of short stories, one which I have no hesitation in recommending to any fan of the Occult Detective genre, or gothic horror in general…”

Author Interview – Paul Leone

“Following on from that exclusive reveal of the cover art and back-cover blurb for his upcoming Occult Detective collection The Mysteries of Zillah Harvey: Volume One, author Paul Leone graciously agreed to sit down with The Scifi and Fantasy Reviewer and have a chat about his background, what inspired him to write across so many different genres, and what led him to write the Zillah Harvey stories.”