Splatterpunk Awards accepting nominations through January 29th

The Night Stockers by Kristopher Triana and Ryan Harding won Best Novel at the 2022 Splatterpunk Awards. Nominations for the 2023 Splatterpunk Awards are being extended through January 29th, according to a post by co-founders Brian Keene and Wrath James White at briankeene.com. Only works published in 2022 are eligible for the sixth annual awards …

Continue reading Splatterpunk Awards accepting nominations through January 29th

One-Sentence Reviews: My 4th Quarter 2022 Reads

(Editor’s note: Once again horror author Priscilla Bettis delivers another awesome quarterly reading list … this time of works by authors whose blogs she follows. I counted 72 reviews. Thank you, Priscilla, for supporting so many Indy Authors, and thank you for including “Scarecrow Road” on your reading list.)

Priscilla Bettis

For the last quarter of 2022, I endeavored to read a book or story from every author whose blog I follow. At first I thought I’d bitten off more than I can chew, but the holidays gave me extra reading time. I enjoyed the variety of genres and writing styles and found some real gems. I’m just nervous that I overlooked someone. (Hope not!) In reverse alphabetical order by authors’ last names, here are my one-sentence reviews for 4th quarter 2022:

The Life and Times of Le Bronco von der Lowenhohle by Thomas Wikman who is donating proceeds to the Leonberger Health Foundation International. I totally recommend this feel-good memoir about a family and their Loenberger dog because it made me laugh, stew with anger, cry happy-sad tears, and taught me about the noble Leonberger breed. Kindle.

Musings, Volume 1, by Kent Wayne. I think anyone who likes…

View original post 2,695 more words

SHORT SHOTS | ‘Wreckers’ 

(Editor’s note: SHORT SHOTS is a column where I review short stories from horror anthologies, collections, and zines.) In her short story “Wreckers,” Florida author Kenzie Jennings delivers one of the most chilling horror moments of 2022.  The standout opener in her 12-story collection titled Always Listen To Her Hurt, "Wreckers" is the dispiriting tale of …

Continue reading SHORT SHOTS | ‘Wreckers’ 

New ezine Horror Curated launches debut issue

Publisher HorrorAddicts.net released its debut edition of the new digital magazine Horror Curated with the theme "Haunted Holidays" on November 13th. Another labor of love from creator and horror lifestyle podcaster Emerian Rich, Horror Curated features 48 full-color pages packed with interviews, reviews, and interesting articles on horror history, spooky locations, crafts, and other yuletide-related …

Continue reading New ezine Horror Curated launches debut issue

The Keenedom arises amidst social media chaos

Bram Stoker Award-winning author and 2014 World Horror Grandmaster Brian Keene has turned to the archaic but nostalgic message board format amidst the chaos of social media, creating The Keenedom for horror creators and fans to interact. Keene released news of the message board on the eve of his dear friend J.F. Gonzalez's passing. Gonzalez, …

Continue reading The Keenedom arises amidst social media chaos

One-Sentence Reviews: My 3rd Quarter 2022 Reads

(Editor’s note: Author Priscilla Bettis’ quarterly one-sentence review posts are always fun and eclectic reads. Plus, she has her own book titled Dog Meat coming out November 8th. Click HERE to order.)

Priscilla Bettis

Can she do it? Can Priscilla write 33 reviews using only one sentence each? Let’s find out!

Plotting for Murder by Tamra Baumann is your typical, cute cozy mystery, this time with a love story included, awww. KU.

The Box by Scott J Couturier combines contemplative passages with science fiction and horror to produce a collection of unique, dark short stories. ARC from publisher.

No One Can Help You by Ruth Anna Evans. This is a collection of emotional horror short stories featuring childhood and parental nightmares penned in Evans’ hypnotic prose. KU.

Relative Chaos by Kay Finch is a cozy mystery with multiple mysteries, crazy family dynamics, greed, danger, quirky characters, engaging plot… this one has it all! KU.

Don’t old clocks kinda give you goosebumps anyway?

“The Long Case Clock” by Ken Fry is an expertly penned short story of occult horror with an old clock as a…

View original post 1,069 more words