October Frights - Day two - Slut shaming and the serial killer
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Horror, Fantasy and Dystopia - Dark Reads and Intersectional Feminism.
TW: discussions of rape, misogyny and murder. There is a time-honoured tradition in horror that youngsters who have sex will be the first...
Love and Other Dead Things - a review
As is often the case with short story collections, I connected with some tales more than others, and I have no doubt you’ll have your own...
Reviews - Mexican Gothic & Mouth Full of Ashes
I read mixed reviews about this book, but I enjoyed it. It's a slow burn set in a misty mountain near a disused silver mine in Mexico. It...
Psychonaut release day
Book 2 of the Starblood series is released by Indomitable Ink on Friday 4th June. Psychonaut is a story of redemption. The characters...
Starblood - Release Day
Indomitable Ink are releasing the full Starblood series over the next four weeks. Friday, 28th May is release day for book one, so I...
Halloween Land, Kevin J. Kennedy - a review
Halloween Land is Kevin J. Kennedy's first published novella as the indie author/publisher moves into a longer form. There is plenty to...
Two audio versions of my books, narrated by Nicola Ormerod, are now available. Basement Beauty is the story of a vampire and his prey....
A Song for the End, Kit Power - a review
Sometimes a new read comes along that completely surprises you. That’s the case with Kit Power’s A Song for the End. The cover and blurb...
The Hauntings of Hill House and Bly Manor
How far can an adaptation veer from a source text and still be based on the original book?
The Turn of the Screw, Henry James - a review
Not a frightening novella by modern standards, but creepy and very confusing.
The Haunting of Hacket House - New Horror
The Haunting of Hacket House by Astrid Addams is due to be released on October 23rd..
Slay: Stories of Vampire Noire - a review
The anthology is a brilliant mix of diverse stories about vampires and vampiric entities. As with any collection, some of the stories...
Cyber Smut - anthology review
A rich and exciting mix of diverse voices that focus on the impact of technology on our lives.
D is for Demons – anthology review
An absolutely devilish delight of a new horror release from Red Cape Publishing...
The Witch House, by Ann Rawson – review
It starts with a murder. Anita is the prime suspect and spends the story hoping she didn’t kill Harry and subsequently forget...
We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lionel Shriver – book review
Built through this constant rejection is an erosion of self that mothers too often experience, but writ large, because Kevin is... 4/5
Countless worlds exist in deep space devoid of life, much less of intelligence. It should make us appreciate how delicate life is...
Reading as a writer - Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room
This was the third of Woolf's published novels and an experiment in finding her own, modernist, style. In it she considers the difficulty...
The Exorcist, by William Peter Blatty – a review
Sometimes it takes me a ridiculously long time to pick up a classic novel and actually read it. I tend to be easily distracted by the new...
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