Truth is Darker than Fiction: An Introduction to GARDEN OF FIENDS

This is a guest post by Mark Matthews, editor and publisher of Garden of Fiends, a collection of addiction-themed horror stories. The intoxication from a pint of vodka, the electric buzz from snorting cocaine, the warm embrace from shooting heroin—drinking and drugging provide the height of human experience. It’s the promise of heaven on earth,… Continue reading Truth is Darker than Fiction: An Introduction to GARDEN OF FIENDS

Coming in Eight Days…

Check. This. Out. Garden of Fiends is an anthology of addiction-themed horror stories from some of the genre's best and most promising writers (only slightly marred by including a story of mine). It's out in ten days but there's a discount offer available for pre-orders (or so the publisher tells me). Authors in the anthology… Continue reading Coming in Eight Days…

Nightmares by Subscription – A Review of Nightmare Magazine Issue 44

Nightmare Magazine is one of the better things you can infect your Kindle with every month. This month was no exception. In the current issue of Nightmare Magazine, there are four stories; two reprints and two originals. The originals are The Old Horror Writer by Adam-Troy Castro and Sawing by Lisa Goldstein. The reprints are… Continue reading Nightmares by Subscription – A Review of Nightmare Magazine Issue 44

Monsters, Monsters Everywhere.

When was the last time you read something truly disturbing? Well, I have a story in an anthology out in a few days from Bloodshot Books, Not Your Average Monster 2, that I think is the creepiest thing I've ever written. The anthology is a collection of monster short stories, but without vampires, werewolves and ghosts.… Continue reading Monsters, Monsters Everywhere.

Are Genre Short Stories Better Than Novels?

I just interviewed Ellen Datlow for Bookriot, and that interview will be posted sometime next week (probably). In the meantime, here is Ellen on the power of the supernatural short story versus the novel, a sentiment I agree with. "I think that fiction of the supernatural works better in the shorter forms for the simple… Continue reading Are Genre Short Stories Better Than Novels?

A Peek Inside My Kindle

Here's what's at the the top of my Kindle right now; the stuff I most recently added or read. It's interesting to see that of the fifteen items on there, only two are novels. These are Colin F. Barnes' gritty Artificial Evil and Barry Napier's Broken Skies, his latest book for Severed Press (that's the… Continue reading A Peek Inside My Kindle

2013 Book Megapost | 19 Great Books

I've read a few books this year. I've lost count, but it's not really that many, perhaps about three books in a month.  Well, I took together a list of the more memorable books I've read so far this year, and made a giant of a blog post out of it. These are the books… Continue reading 2013 Book Megapost | 19 Great Books