November’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Dear Laura & Night of the Rider

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) November’s DOUBLE FEATURE: Dear Laura by Gemma Amor and Night of the Rider by Alyson Faye. Dear Laura Dear Laura is a masterpiece of horror suspense. A 2019 Bram Stoker Award nominee for Superior …

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October’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Curfew & The One That Knows No Fear

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) October’s DOUBLE FEATURE: Curfew by Kev Harrison and The One That Knows No Fear by Steve Stred. Curfew Curfew by UK author Kev Harrison is Book 55 in Demain Publishing's …

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September’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Dead End & Hades’ Gate

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) September’s DOUBLE FEATURE: Dead End by Mallory Kelly and Hades' Gate by D.J. Doyle. Dead End Released in May 2019, Dead End is the first novella in the four-book series Clown …

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One-Sentence Reviews: My 3rd Quarter 2020 Reads

(Editor’s note: One of my all-time favorite features of any blog on the Internet is “One-Sentence Reviews” by horror author Priscilla Bettis. In her 3rd Quarter 2020 reads, she packs more than 40 brief but substantive reviews into one easy-to-digest post. She even included reviews of my short stories, “Dead of Winter” and “Tap.”)

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During the past quarter I read a bunch of awesome horror (and other) books, but I had a DNF, too.:-(

“A Good Provider” by Willian F. Aicher. Frank, the main income-earning for his family, is scared of the dark . . . and he should be. I dare ya to read this story in the dark using only the light of your e-reader.:-)

Guns of Perdition by Jessica Bakkers. Western splatterpunk at its best with a no-nonsense, gun-slinging protagonist, Grace, and her adorable sidekick, Jessie, who had me all teary-eyed at the end.

Fort by Rob Boley. It’s not a perfect story, but I admire Boley’s creative concept of placing a kid in a blanket fort (you know, like those indoor clubhouses we all made when we were kids and then got in trouble for disassembling the living room couch) for four years while the apocalypse rages…

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August’s DOUBLE FEATURE | To Be Devoured & Wither and Other Tales

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) August’s DOUBLE FEATURE: To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger and Wither and Other Stories by Sonora Taylor. To Be Devoured Released in July 2019, To Be Devoured by Sara Tantlinger …

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June’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Reception & Quilt

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) June’s DOUBLE FEATURE: Reception by Kenzie Jennings and Quilt by Dan Padavona. Reception Reception is the impressive debut novel by Kenzie Jennings released in March 2019. I read Reception because …

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March’s DOUBLE FEATURE | True Crime & The F***ing Zombie Apocalypse

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) March’s DOUBLE FEATURE: True Crime by Samantha Kolesnik and The F***ing Zombie Apocalypse by Bryan Smith. Both are published by Grindhouse Press. True Crime When World Horror Grandmaster Brian Keene says a …

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February’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Bottled & Kill Hill Carnage

(Editor’s note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) February's DOUBLE FEATURE: Bottled by Stephanie Ellis and Kill Hill Carnage by Tim Meyer. Bottled If dread was a genre, Stephanie Ellis would own it. After last year's tragic Asylum …

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January’s DOUBLE FEATURE | Survivor & Creature

(Editor's note: DOUBLE FEATURE is a column where I read at least two horror books per month in 2020 and review them for my website.) January's DOUBLE FEATURE: Survivor by the late J.F. Gonzalez and Creature by Hunter Shea. Survivor The plot of Survivor is about a female lawyer who's kidnapped by a group of …

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