When The Stars Fall by T.W. Grim is a masterful novel about the darker side of human nature when confronted with inevitable doom. Mark, our protagonist (but truly an anti-hero) is thrust into an unthinkable situation while at work at his plant. A truck crashes through the front gate, and its driver is carrying an alien parasite capable of overtaking its host and shape-shifting into nightmarish creatures. This sets off a chain of events involving government conspiracies and results in the confinement of various strong personalities within the plant under threat of immediate execution if they attempt to escape. This … Continue reading When The Stars Fall by T.W. Grim Book Review
Bryan Smith follows up 68 Kill with Chip about a month after his escape from Tennessee hiding away in a seedy hotel in Florida. Having stayed out of trouble for a little while, Chip is living peacefully until he is once again dragged into a world of chaos, violence, and depravity. Of course, as a staple of Smith’s writing, the chaos comes in the form of a woman who is incredibly beautiful but also happens to be insane. Chip goes from tranquil existence to evading the police, encountering redneck psychos in the wild, and having to get his hands … Continue reading Bryan Smith’s 68 Kill Part 2 Book Review
Available now on the Amazon Store, Alphabet Soup: Horror Stories for the Tormented Soul is an interconnected anthology of 27 stories featuring a letter from the alphabet. “H is for Hegemonic” is my contribution to this excellent book and several other stories branch off into exploring more of my mythos. If you downloaded a Advanced Reader Copy, please leave a review on Amazon listing for the story so we can shoot this baby to the top. If you haven’t read this yet for only .99 cents, you can join in on the fun! Buy Your Copy Now! Continue reading Alphabet Soup: Horror Stories for the Tormented Soul is now available on Kindle!
Overall, 21st Century Dead like many other anthologies I’ve read turns out to be another mixed bag. Some stories are great, many of them are okay, and then there are some real stinkers in the pile. What this anthology does RIGHT is branch out from the classical zombie tales of George A. Romero or the current dominant property of The Walking Dead. It tinkers with the zombie genre to show how much more can be done with these creatures who are often used as cannon fodder. 21st Century Dead is a good book for this. If you are looking for more … Continue reading Book Review: 21st Century Dead (Zombie Anthology)