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Short Take: “The House on Abigail Lane,” Kealan Patrick Burke

Rating: 5 out of 5 Kealan Patrick Burke’s horror/paranormal novella The House on Abigail Lane is written like a set of research notes or journals regarding the strange events associated with number 56 Abigail Lane. First, of course, there are

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Short Take: “The Worm and His Kings,” Hailey Piper

Rating: 5 out of 5 Hailey Piper’s The Worm and His Kings begins on the streets: Monique Lane, 20 years old, is homeless. Most nights she beds down next to a spot she calls the empty place, where people instinctively

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Review: “Devouring Dark,” Alan Baxter

Rating: 5 out of 5 Alan Baxter’s Devouring Dark introduces us to Matt MacLeod, a man with a strange darkness inside of him. If he goes too long without letting it out, it hurts him. But when he lets it

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Short Take: “The Book Club,” Alan Baxter

Rating: 5 out of 5 Often when I’m stressed or tired I just want a fun horror book (preferably a novella I can read as a break) to take my mind off of everything. So far Alan Baxter’s books have

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Review: “Beneath the Rising,” Premee Mohamed

Rating: 5 out of 5 Premee Mohamed’s cosmic horror novel Beneath The Rising bowled me over. Right from the start we’re presented with a highly unusual friendship of sorts. Joanna “Johnny” Chambers was born to a wealthy family, and possesses

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Review: “Terminus,” Peter Clines

Rating: 5 out of 5 Peter Clines’ Terminus has a relationship of sorts with his earlier novel, 14 [review]. There’s a group called the Family, and they’re essentially a doomsday cult with a twist: they’re looking to destroy a Machine

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Review: “Her Body and Other Parties,” Carmen Maria Machado

Rating: 4 out of 5 Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties: Stories is a bizarre and arresting collection of short stories. “The Husband Stitch” is one of my favorite stories in this volume. It’s about a girl’s journey

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Review: “Celestial Seepage,” Brian Fatah Steele

Rating: 4 out of 5 This is the second book I’ve read by Brian Fatah Steele. The first, Hungry Rain [review], was okay. It lacked in certain areas, but the main of it was interesting enough, and targeted closely enough

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Review: “Devil’s Creek,” Todd Keisling

Rating: 5 out of 5 Todd Keisling’s novel Devil’s Creek manages to pack in a whole lot of horror! In 1983 Kentucky, Father Jacob Masters of the Lord’s Church of Holy Voices plans a sacrifice to his dark lord under

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Review: “Ramskull,” William Meikle

Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s Ramskull is an intense cosmic horror tale. In 1494, Alexander Seton, on order from the King, visits the site where an abbey will be built so he can find out why the crew

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