Clash of the Cryptids, A guest post by Hunter Shea

If you read dark fiction, and judging by the fact that you are here you probably do, then you are familiar with the work of Hunter Shea. An entertaining author and champion for all things Cryptid has a fantastic new project in the works. A project that screams “tons of fun!” Here to tell you…

Zakk reviews I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid.

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid, 240 pages published by Gallery/Scout Press. Synopsis I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always. Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is…

Zakk reviews Come to Dust by Bracken MacLeod

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews Come to Dust by Bracken MacLeod, 276 pages published by Trepidatio Publishing, July 2017. Synopsis Ever since her mother abandoned her, five-year-old Sophie has had to depend on her uncle Mitch for everything. Though their life is difficult, he works hard…

Zakk reviews A Life Removed by Jason Parent

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews A Life Removed by Jason Parent, 290 pages published by Red Adept Publishing, 2017. Synopsis Detectives Bruce Marklin and Jocelyn Beaudette have put plenty of criminals behind bars. But a new terror is stalking their city. The killer’s violent crimes are…

What Scares You? A guest post by Jason Parent.

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” What Scares you? Fellow horror readers, film fanatics, ghost-tour regulars, and costume-crazed badasses, when was the last time a book or film genuinely scared you? So much so that you had to put the book down or turn away from the screen? I…

Zakk reviews An Angel Fallen by Andy Graham

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews An Angel Fallen by Andy Graham, 79 pages published June 13, 2017. Synopsis You’re eighteen. Bored. Dad’s away a lot. Says it’s business, but you’ve seen the lipstick stains. Mum’s home. Too much. Keeping the world gin market afloat on her…

Balance, a guest post from Andy Graham

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Hello friends. Today I am pleased to present Andy Graham, author of The Lords of Misrule series, with a guest post on the importance of balance in fiction. It’s a great piece so I am going to step aside rather quickly and give…

Zakk reviews The Sound of Broken Ribs by Edward Lorn

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews The Sound of Broken Ribs by Edward Lorn, 247 pages published in a limited edition format by Thunderstorm Books July, 2017. “The only thing needed for complicity in violence was a willing friend at your side.” Synopsis Lei Duncan has it…

Zakk reviews We Came Back by Patrick Lacey

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews We Came Back by Patrick Lacey, 366 pages published by Sinister Grin Press, 2017. Synopsis Growing up dead. Melvin Brown sees things that aren’t there. Monsters with tentacles and razor-sharp teeth. Ever the social outcast, he is bullied to the point…

Zakk reviews People of the Sun by Jason Parent

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews People of the Sun by Jason Parent, 327 pages published by Sinister Grin Press, March 15th, 2017. Synopsis All life comes from the sun. Sometimes, death comes with it. Filled with hope and driven by fear, four would-be heroes are driven…

Zakk reviews We Are Always Watching by Hunter Shea

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews We Are Always Watching by Hunter Shea, 252 pages published by Sinister Grin Press March 1, 2017. Synopsis They’ve watched over the house for generations… The move from New York to the decrepit Pennsylvania farmhouse is as bad as West Ridley…

Zakk reviews Hell Cat of the Holt by Mark Cassell

“Ex Libris The Eyes of Madness, simple reviews from a simple reader…” Zakk reviews Hell Cat of the Holt by Mark Cassell, 193 pages published by Herbs House, June 1, 2017. Synopsis Shy accountant Anne returns to the village of Mabley Holt to piece together her life after a family tragedy. When her cat vanishes,…