(Editor’s note: SHORT SHOTS is a column where I review short stories from horror anthologies, collections, and zines.) "The Wolf Hunters" by New Mexico author Jennifer Lynn Krohn is a fierce piece of folk horror flash fiction about a woman who challenges the traditions of a male-dominated society. The story appears in Volume 13, Issue …
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 …
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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.)
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…
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FRESH BLOOD: Priscilla Bettis
(Editor’s note: FRESH BLOOD is a column where I interview promising new writers of horror fiction.) Every dog has its day. Dog Meat is no different, and its day is November 8th. That's when the new novella by Priscilla Bettis drops on Amazon Kindle. Bettis hit the horror writing scene in 2020 with her debut …
SHORT SHOTS: ‘The Painting My Husband Keeps’
(Editor’s note: SHORT SHOTS is a column where I review short stories from horror anthologies.) "The Painting My Husband Keeps" is the quietly menacing opener to the horror collection titled Under Your Bed by Blair Daniels. The well-paced short story is narrated by a recently married woman named Tara who's unnerved by a painting owned …
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SHORT SHOTS: ‘A Traveler Between Eternities’
(Editor’s note: SHORT SHOTS is a column where I review short stories from horror anthologies.) “A Traveler Between Eternities” by Atlanta-based author Amanda DeWees is a tragic but hopeful tale of a woman named Ruth Whitlock who’s in the midst of a pregnancy where the unborn child “had suddenly gone still.” Set in 1864, the story …
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Triana, Harding win Best Novel at 2022 Splatterpunk Awards
Kristopher Triana and Ryan Harding won Best Novel on a night the 2022 Splatterpunk Awards honored the horror subgenre's inaugural Hall of Legends at KillerCon in Austin, Texas, on August 13th. Hosted by Wrath James White and Shane McKenzie, the fifth annual Splatterpunk Awards celebrated the best of Extreme Horror fiction published in 2021 by …
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Chapter Fifteen | Which CD Will It Be?
(Editor’s note: I moved from an apartment into a house starting January 1st, 2020, and I had to toss all my CDs into a big garbage bag during the move. The idea for this feature is I write a review about each CD as I unpack that bag, one CD at a time, and rank …
One-Sentence Reviews: My 2nd Quarter 2022 Reads
(Editor’s note: Author Priscilla Bettis’ quarterly one-sentence review posts are just the bee’s knees.)
This quarter includes stories about Bigfoot, Vikings, amateur sleuths, and Gothic ghosts!
The Devil Took Her by Michael Botur is a gritty and compelling collection of horror short stories with subjects like gangs and rats rather than werewolves and specters. Kindle.
Autumn Gothic by Brian Bowyer. Despite the title, my favorite Bowyer book yet is more extreme horror than Gothic horror, and NONE of his characters are safe. KU.
Whodunit? I was clueless until the end!
Double Date Disaster by Hope Callaghan. A cute, Golden Girls type of cast made this a fun cozy mystery. Whodunit? I was clueless until the end! Kudos to Callaghan for stumping me. KU.
Murder in a Dream by Thea Cambert. Happy people in happy places with nice conversations don’t make a cozy mystery very exciting, but readers’ mileage may vary. KU.
The nice-guy prince of horror wrote a YA space adventure?!
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