Reviewing three short stories

You are now entering the….. Just kidding. But I do have three very different short stories for you. Take a gander! The Dead of Penderghast Manor by Julianne Snow My Review Zombies that don’t want to eat me? This I had to read. Chester works at the family mortuary, preparing the recently deceased for their viewings. It should be easy. But these dead don’t hold still for embalming. They don’t lie still. They walk and talk. He can’t have any disappearing so he has to handle them with care. This proves difficult when the local senior playboy wants to keep … Continue Reading →


Cover Artists: Marcin Drzewiecki

My three favourite pieces that can be found on line: Portrait of John Wayne (above) Art for Duke Nukem Critical MassGame Cover for Roman Dalton, P.I.   Three words I would use to describe my aesthetic: oldschool, climactic, dark   Artists who have influenced me: Mike Mignola, Dave McKean, Frank Miller, Jamie Hewlett, Dave Gibbons   “The worst thing I can remember seeing in a book cover” mostly photographic covers >>>Find Marcin on FACEBOOK

Extricate Throw the Bones Dual Cover

Cover Artists: Sarah Anne Langton

Sarah Anne Langton ∆ Your three favourite pieces you’ve done that can be found on line: Speculative Fiction 2012 – Jurassic London An excellent idea for an anthology from Justin Landon and Jared Shurin. And really bloody difficult to design a cover for! A collection that celebrates the best non-fiction online. I liked the idea of traditional writing now moving onto the big world of the web, so chose a classic typewriter and ‘tweaked’ the keys. After throwing a lot of things in the bin. Now nominated for a Hugo Award – which is pretty neat. Fox Pocket Anthologies – … Continue Reading →

Will this day be different from all the others? Reviewing Just One Day

Just One Day by Jacob Prytherch My Review This story reminds me of the movie Ground Hog Day. A man relives the same day over and over. Except this goes on for years! Trapped on a space station overrun with flesh eaters, the engineer begins each day the same as the one before. He navigates obstacles and zombies, trying to keep more people alive each time. While he knows he’s repeating the same day all over again, the other survivors don’t and it doesn’t seem to help when he explains it to them. Each morning he begins again. “His calm … Continue Reading →

Writers Should Keep Themselves Busy

Perhaps at the moment, I have become too busy. But the ideas are coming and the feelings are real Right now, I’m working on a crazy career where becoming a hero in one of my stories is actually a possibility. I’m training to become a fire fighter and in a about two months I will be one of San Antonio’s finest. But the ideas that come to me while rappelling down a wall or stuck in a room full of smoke have brought an array of ideas which got me wondering why other writer’s don’t do stuff like this. As … Continue Reading →

Review: Charlaine Harris’ MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD

MIDNIGHT CROSSROAD Gollancz/Orion House ISBN: 9780575092846 Publication date: 08 May 2014 Page count: 320 Trailer Blurb From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world – populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it? Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town. There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a … Continue Reading →

Charlaine Harris: Midnight Crossroad

Score! I have one of just 50 copies of the brand new book Midnight Crossroad that kicks off the new series from Charlaine “TrueBlood” Harris. Midnight is the kind of town people go to when they want to escape the world. It’s a place populated by strangers, not friends. And that’s exactly how the locals prefer it. You can get a sneak peak of Chapter One here. Meanwhile, I’m off to read — you can bet I’ll have a review for you soon.


At Knife Point: Anne Billson

I’m not sure when I first discovered Anne Billson; it might have been her novel Suckers, but for sure I remember reading her BFI volume on John Carpenter’s The Thing which I started reading on the Central Line one day. It was a good thing I was heading to Ealing Broadway because I didn’t look up until we got to the end of the line. In short, a great read. I’m glad to say I’ve read a lot more with equal delight. She does it all: fiction, reviews and great photography. Follow her on Twitter and you will be endlessly … Continue Reading →


Check out Federales by Christopher Irvin!!!

Mexican Federal Agent Marcos Camarena dedicated his life to the job. But in a country where white knights die meaningless deaths, martyred in a hole with fifty other headless bodies in the desert, corruption is not an attribute but a scale; no longer a stigma but the status quo. When Marcos’s life is threatened, he leaves law enforcement and his life in Mexico City behind for a coastal resort town—until an old friend asks him to look after an outspoken politician, a woman who knows cartel violence all too well. Despite his best efforts, Marcos can’t find it in his … Continue Reading →


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