Poison River: A Daidoji Shin Mystery (Legend of the Five Rings)

“Poison River is the second book I’ve reviewed from Aconyte Books set in the Legend of the Five Rings game universe, and if anything it’s even better than David Annandale’s fantastic Curse of Honor; while it isn’t set on the shadowy, ragged edges of humanity’s empire, in an area infested with demons, it still occurs in an environment that’s just as dangerous and deadly. Reynolds is the perfect writer for the world of Rokugan, creating an instantly compelling and multi-faceted protagonist to effortlessly draw us into a fast-paced and complex political thriller that entertains with every page…”

The Last Ritual (Arkham Horror) – S.A. Sidor – Review

“Superbly written, deftly plotted, and imbued with Sidor’s absolutely phenomenal imagination and inherent understanding of the decaying, sumptuous décor of Jazz Age Arkham that hides a terrifying underside, The Last Ritual is one of the most enjoyable and memorable occult horror thrillers that I have read in a long time, and a fantastic addition to Aconyte’s Arkham Horror range…”

Contact! A Military Horror Anthology – Chris McInally (ed.) – Review

“With the publication of Contact! A Military Horror Anthology, publisher Screaming Banshee Press have readily demonstrated that they are a fresh new voice in the Horror genre, and not simply a one-hit wonder like many publishers that come and go. Editor Chris McInally has expertly curated a concise collection of fresh, engaging and blood-soaked stories that act as a vital contribution to the slowly-expanding Military Horror subgenre, all of which contributed something unique and memorable in their own way.”

Cathedral (A Quiet Apocalypse: Book #2) – Dave Jeffery – Review

“Cathedral is proof that Dave Jeffery is the undisputed modern master of the post-apocalyptic horror genre, and is essential reading for anyone interested in the genre, both as readers and writers. Demain Publishing have made a hugely valuable contribution to the horror genre as a whole in publishing Jeffery’s classics, and I eagerly look forward to seeing what the third book in the trilogy looks like whenever it is published…”

The First Rule of Showmanship – DS Ullery – Review

“Masterfully written, carefully crafted to evoke a tense and unsettling atmosphere, and populated with an engaging and memorable protagonist that is simultaneously sympathetic and also deeply repulsive as a character, The First Rule of Showmanship is a brilliant piece of horror short fiction by DS Ullery that deserves to be read by any fan of horror fiction, especially for those interested in psychological and weird horror…”

Snipers (Zommunist Invasion Book 2) – Camille Picott – Review

“Tense, horrifying, action-packed and populated with a fresh and engaging cast of characters, as well as a unique take on the undead that continues to evolve and deeply impress me as a reader and reviewer, Snipers is one of the best zombie apocalypse novels that I have read in a long time – and I have read a lot of them.”

Red Virus (Zommunist Invasion Book I) – Camille Picott – Review

“…yet more proof that she is a fresh and exciting new voice in the zombie apocalypse genre. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next title in the series, due for release in December 2020, and I can guarantee that I will be reviewing it on this blog when it comes out. If you’re a fan of smart, intelligently-written and action-packed zombie tales – then look no further than anything written by Camille Picott…”

Horrorama – C.V. Hunt (Ed.) – Review

“Quite frankly, Horrorama is nothing less than the Gold-Standard for Grindhouse Horror Fiction, and I really look forward to seeing what Hunt and Grindhouse Press come up with next; whatever it is, I’ll certainly be there watching…”

M.I.C.H.A.E.L. (Short Sharp Shocks! Book 52) – Jess Doyle – Review

“Powerfully written, with a gripping and quietly terrifying atmosphere that becomes more and more unsettling as the story progresses and time unwinds, and based around an emotional core that is perfectly judged and immensely powerful, M.I.C.H.A.E.L is an incredibly impressive piece of short horror fiction…”

Screaming Creatures – Sean M. Thompson – Review

“Screaming Creatures is undeniable proof that, when one considers the state of the Weird Horror subgenre, one cannot speak about its leading lights without now listing Sean M. Thompson alongside writers like Gemma Files, Jonathan Raab and Matthew M. Bartlett. There’s a unique signature that runs throughout all of the stories within the collection, an eerie and deeply unsettling sense of wrongness that only Thompson is able to evoke with such clarity, and an often philosophical air that gives his stories that distinctive edge to them…”