(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)
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)
Once again, I'm sending this story back out into the short story ether- some smaller presses, this time. Read an excerpt below: She bit her trembling lip, her legs shifting as she reached towards him. She was sure that when she lifted her hand in front of her, he would disappear. A figment of … Continue reading Submitting My Story, “Elisa’s Games” to Three Publishers Today…
“There’s a little black spot on the sun today It’s the same old thing as yesterday…” John F.D. Taff is just one of those writers. You know the ones- you pick up their books or collections, and you know that no matter the POV, no matter the “voice” of the impending gloom or doom- he … Continue reading Little Black Spots: John FD Taff (REVIEW EXCERPT)
I love October. This is just the delicious, bloody icing on a pumpkin colored cake.
Suspended In Dusk II: Edited by Simon Dewar Reviewed by Brian Bogart Simon Dewar’s second instalment of the series really delivers. There. That’s my review. Deal with it. Ah, who the hell am I kidding? There is plenty to talk about between the covers. So much so, I fear I may be suspended in my … Continue reading Suspended In Dusk II (review excerpt)
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)
Up next for me is the eerily enticing "THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY" by John Everson. ( https://www.flametreepublishing.com/The-House-by-the-Cemetery-ISBN-9781787580008.html ) Flame Tree Press ( https://www.flametreepress.com/ ) is cranking out the horror and sci-fi/fantasy stuff this September and October... You'd be a fool to miss out on established and newer authors alike. This is a hell of a launch … Continue reading MY NEXT READ…
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….