(from first draft and currently editing for pacing and more proper sentence structure, comma placement, abundance of adverbs, etc.) The world had stayed white for a long time. The sound of crunching metal and car horn soon melted away to heavy rain outside and the eventual whine of wailing sirens. They seemed as loud … Continue reading FIRST DRAFT (LILY)
" He stopped when he saw a tear come out of the corner of one of Eli's eyes; no, one in each eye. But it wasn't a tear, since it was dark. The skin in Eli's face started to flush, became pink, red, wine-red, and her hands tightened into fists as the pores … Continue reading An Excerpt from John Ajvide Lindqvist’s “Let the Right One In” (Låt den rätte komma in)
From the chapter "First Editions and Lasting Impressions" I thumbed through a few of the titles on the table in front of me. The usual kind of easy sellers found in any tourist location. 'History of Haunted New Orleans' caught my eye, with an artist's spooky rendition of Bourbon Street complete with fog and … Continue reading LILY (an excerpt)
(I created this image as a mock-up of one of the narrator's bestselling Horror anthologies. I may actually write a collection with a similar cover and theme one day.) After my first published short story Head Creeps garnered a small following, I had met Megan working as an intern for DarkHouse Publications. Mort introduced … Continue reading A Chapter From My First Novel, “LILY”
(My thanks to Flame Tree Press and Brian Trent for the ARC copy in return for an honest and fair review.) I'll be the first to admit- I don't read as much science fiction as I used to. Well, not novels at least. I do pick up collections from time to time and of course, … Continue reading TEN THOUSAND THUNDERS by Brian Trent (review)
Gonna be updating my WordPress blog in the upcoming weeks with new stuff. I will have mini-reviews/reviews of some @flametreepress titles, such as Brian Trent's Ten Thousand Thunders, @dw_gillespie The Toy Thief, @JohnEverson House by the Cemetery and @huntershea1 Creature... In other words- busy week or two ahead. As always- Dream Darkly- and STAY … Continue reading Gonna Be Updating This Week…
TIM WAGGONER: THE MOUTH OF THE DARK Reviewed by Brian Bogart Tim Waggoner has published over 40 novels and 3 short story collections. He writes horror, dark fantasy and tie-in novelizations for X-Files, Nightmare on Elm Street, Supernatural and more. I first ran across Waggoner years ago with his contributions to Dungeons and Dragons Eberron … Continue reading THE MOUTH OF THE DARK (review excerpt)
Ramsey Campbell: Thirteen Days By Sunset Beach Reviewed by Brian Bogart (Many thanks to FLAME TREE PRESS for the ARC... visit them at www.flametreepress.com/ ) Ramsey Campbell has been given countless awards over his long career. His many horror novels have covered a gamut of tropes and plots, but the one thing that usually is a guarantee … Continue reading LET’S ALL GO TO THE BEACH….
Paul Tremblay: The Cabin At The End Of The World Reviewed by Brian Bogart Paul Tremblay gained notoriety with his unique take on possession A Head Full of Ghosts, which I absolutely loved. His next novel, Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, was also effective. But, much like its closest movie distant cousin/comparison, Lake Mungo- it was … Continue reading IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT….
Alma Katsu: The Hunger Reviewed by Brian Bogart Recently, I got a chance to read a novel that has been getting a lot of attention. Did I devour it à la the Donner Party or did it leave myself rotting in a deserted settlement, dried out and baking in the midday sun? Read on to … Continue reading THE HUNGER (Review)