KINDLE VELLA REVIEW | Island of the Dead

(Editor's Note: Kindle Vella publishes serial stories to read one short episode at a time.) The fantasy action/adventure novel Island of the Dead by Brian Keene is an old-fashioned story hearkening back to the days of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian. In fact, the main character is a barbarian named Einar. The first three …

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2022 Splatterpunk Awards nominees, Hall of Legends announced

The inaugural inductees into the Splatterpunk Hall of Legends were announced along with nominees for the 2022 Splatterpunk Awards by co-founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene on January 18. The Magpie Coffin by Wile E. Young won Best Novel at last year's Splatterpunk Awards. The 2022 Splatterpunk Awards honor superior achievement in the literary …

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Deadline set for Splatterpunk Awards recommendations

The recommendation deadline for the fifth annual Splatterpunk Awards is midnight on January 16, according to a release at briankeene.com posted on January 2. Co-founded by authors Wrath James White and Brian Keene, the Splatterpunk Awards honor superior achievement in the subgenres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror fiction. The inaugural awards were presented in 2018. …

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Kolesnik wins two Splatterpunk Awards at fourth annual event; Hall of Fame announced

Samantha Kolesnik garnered two wins and Wile E. Young's western won Best Novel at the fourth annual Splatterpunk Awards, according to a press release by founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene. Presented at KillerCon 2021 on August 21st, the Splatterpunk Awards honored superior achievement in the horror subgenres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror published …

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Death’s Head Press earns most Splatterpunk Awards nominations again

For the second consecutive year, Death's Head Press led the nominations for the Splatterpunk Awards. After debuting with six in 2020, the two-year-old publisher followed up with eight nominations for the 2021 Splatterpunk Awards, which were announced today. In their fourth year, the Splatterpunk Awards honor superior achievement for works published in the subgenres of …

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Death’s Head Press, Triana lead nominations for 2021 Splatterpunk Awards

Death's Head Press and Kristopher Triana led nominations for the 2021 Splatterpunk Awards, according to a release by Splatterpunk Award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene. Recommended by readers, fans and peers, the 2021 Splatterpunk Awards honor superior achievement for works published in 2020 in the subgenres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror. Death's Head …

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The Horror Show with Brian Keene ends its weekly podcast

The Horror Show with Brian Keene ended its weekly podcast run after almost six years, the author announced in an August 27th statement on briankeene.com. The Horror Show ran from its first episode on January 29th, 2015, to its 279th episode on September 3rd, 2020, according to the show's archives. The finale's description simply read: …

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Deadite Press authors Morgan, Southard among winners at 2020 Splatterpunk Awards

Christine Morgan and Wesley Southard won top honors for their books published by Deadite Press at the 2020 Splatterpunk Awards, according to a press release by award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene. The 2020 Splatterpunk Awards honored superior achievement in the literary sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror for works published in 2019. …

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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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2020 Splatterpunk Awards dominated by four publishers

Four publishers of extreme horror dominated the 2020 Splatterpunk Awards nominations with the new kid on the block, Death’s Head Press, leading the charge with six nominations. Necro Publications earned four nominations. Deadite Press and Grindhouse Press each received three. All told, the top four publishers accounted for 16 of the 31 Splatterpunk Awards nominations. …

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