Cover Reveal, Velocities by Kathe Koja

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, diary of a 40 something horror nerd. Simple musings from a simple reader…” Today is a big day, it’s cover reveal day for the upcoming Kathe Koja collection, Velocities. You are going to be media-blasted today, by myself and a group of my like-minded and well-esteemed peers, and with…

Zakk reviews Night Shoot by David Sodergren

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, diary of a 40 something horror nerd. Simple musings from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews Night Shoot by David Sodergren, 222 pages published independently, May 9th, 2019. **Note: This review was previously published at Night Worms.** Media Format Purchased paperback Entertainment Value (Because the kids like numbers) 5/5 Synopsis A…

Zakk reviews Where Stars Won’t Shine by Patrick Lacey

“Ex Libris Zakk Madness, The Eyes of Madness, diary of a 40 something horror nerd. Simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews Where Stars Won’t Shine by Patrick Lacey, 194 pages published by Grindhouse Press, January 5th, 2019. Media Format Paperback provided by the Author for review consideration. Entertainment Value (Because the kids like numbers)…

4/05/19 Dear Diary…

“The Eyes of Madness, diary of a 40 something horror nerd. Simple reviews from a simple reader…” 4/05/19 Dear Diary… Life- Tomorrow (today, by the time this posts) is the California State Yo-yo championships, a regional contest that leads to bigger brackets. So I get to break out my gear and yo-yo for a few…

Series Spotlight: Occult Assassin by William Massa

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, diary of a 40 something horror nerd. Simple reviews from a simple reader…” Series spotlight: Occult Assassin by William Massa Entries: Book 1: Damnation Code, 219 pages Book 2: Apocalypse Soldier, 205 pages Book 3: Ice Shadows, 70 pages Book 4: Spirit Breaker, 180 pages Book 5: Soul Jacker,…

4/03/19 Dear Diary…

“The Eyes of Madness, diary of a 40 something horror nerd. Simple reviews from a simple reader…” 4/03/19 Dear Diary… Life- Yes, I’m still in a funk. I feel like a cracked wax on the turntable so I won’t go into the details again. My focus is still fuzzy and sporadic. I think I’d like…

Zakk reviews Circus + The Skin by Keith McCleary

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Hello friends, here is the first of a few public apologies that I’d like to make over the next couple of months concerning overlooked reviews. Today I’d like to give a holler to the fine folks at Kraken Press. I received a copy…

Zakk reviews Wintertide Omega by Paul Roberts

“Zakk Madness, The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews Wintertide Omega by Paul Roberts, 230 pages published by Gemini Books, Nov 29th, 2018. Media Format Paperback provided by the author for review consideration. Thank you Paul. Entertainment Value (Because the kids like numbers) 5/ 5 “What was it you said about…

March Madness!

“Ex libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Well, here we are, March 1st, 2019. Amazing, isn’t it. It’s also day one of The Eyes of Madness’ March Madness (yeah, I borrowed that from you, NCAA, no I will not give you royalties. I will pay in exposure… ouch!) With my…

The Infamous Edinburgh Vaults, a guest piece by Catherine Cavendish

“Zakk Madness, The Eyes of Madness. Simple reviews from a simple reader…” Hello friends, how are you? Today I am honored to have Catherine Cavendish return with another bit of frightful fact and inspiration. If I may say so, i simply adore when Catt drops in to show me a vignette of the past that…

OBSIDEO: The Conclusion?

Yes, I know the header says conclusion but I feel that it is anything but. We are not finished with this business, not finished by a long shot. Throughout the week I have tried and failed to be rid of the book. It first showed up on my Kindle (which I normally leave at my…

OBSIDEO: A Prequel to WILL HAUNT YOU (Part 3)

I, Zakk Madness, stand before you unnerved and a bit shaken. I’ll willingly admit that I leaped at the opportunity to be involved with this project, working with a group of my peers to support Brian Kirk in the unveiling of his upcoming novel Will Haunt You. Honestly, what I expected was a traditional guest…