An Unsettling Web of Stories in Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales

Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales is a collection of interwoven short stories where each story relates and flows into other stories creating a continuous storyline but from different perspectives. These stories are gothic but not graphic, disturbing but not frightening, and they are also haunting and clever. Some of the characters include a cabaret singer whose heart is outside her body…

Vacations in a Nightmare World from the Latest Novel by Matthew Costello

The world changed after massive crop failures and starvation. Only patches of civilization exist that are fenced in and protected from the new greatest threat to humanity- other changed humans. No one knows how it happened, but it was like a switch was thrown and these humans or “Can Heads” started eating other humans. The Can Heads aren’t stupid but can be cunning and trick the unchanged humans into traps. Civilization is teetering on the brink as the Can Heads seem to be gaining ground…

Zombies Everywhere in 21st Century Dead: A Zombie Anthology

Zombies can be so many things like brain dead monsters that are hungry for humans, but they can also be symbols or allegories. 21st Century Dead: A Zombie Anthology edited by Christopher Golden is a collection of short stories that takes the idea of zombies in whole new directions though the flesh eating kind zombie is included as well. This excellent collection includes nineteen stories that have never been published before.

R.L. Stine: Not Just for Kids

Travel writer Lea Sutter’s next assignment was on the island of Cape Le Chat Noir- infamous from the legends of the island’s dark magic with the living dead. Though it doesn’t matter if the legends are true when a hurricane slams into the island just after Lea’s arrival. After the storm, Lea wanders the island horrified by the destruction, but in the midst of the disaster she finds…

Trapped with the Devil in Victor LaValle’s latest Literary Horror

It started out as a favor for a special lady, but Pepper went too far and the favor turned into a fight, then Pepper was arrested, but instead of jail he ended up in a mental ward. He was to be observed for seventy-two hours and then could be released, but those hours turned into days and weeks. Pepper was trapped in a place where he didn’t believe he belonged, and it seemed his nightmare couldn’t be any worse, but it was because of the Devil.