Genre: Horror

PERFECT LITTLE STITCHES AND OTHER STORIES by Deborah Sheldon – Review

PERFECT LITTLE STITCHES AND OTHER STORIES by Deborah Sheldon – Review
Posted January 22, 2018 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 10 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An uneven collection of short horror fiction that nonetheless delivers some truly terrifying tales. It’s very rare these days that I accept a book for review directly from an author, especially one unfamiliar to me. But I decided to take a chance on Deborah Sheldon and her debut short story collection, Perfect Little […]

KILL CREEK by Scott Thomas – Review

KILL CREEK by Scott Thomas – Review
Posted December 18, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Clever, scary, entertaining and well written, Kill Creek is a slick and polished debut. With each new Inkshares book I read, I become more and more impressed with the quality of not only the writing, but the complete package. I was lucky enough to get a finished paperback copy of Kill Creek from […]

BONEYARD by Seanan McGuire – Review

BONEYARD by Seanan McGuire – Review
Posted October 20, 2017 by Tammy in 4 stars, Reviews / 15 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An action-packed and thrilling story that’s got something for everyone: terrifying monsters, stolen children, evil scientists, and of course, a circus sideshow full of dangerous creatures. Welcome to the show! “Run?” asked Annie. “Run where? The trees close in on all sides. If it’s the woods I need to fear, my fate is […]

STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw – Review

STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw – Review
Posted August 3, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A modern-day supernatural mystery cloaked in Victorian garb, with monsters. When I first saw the cover of Strange Practice, I knew it was going to be different from other books I’ve read. This is exactly the kind of cover that grabs my attention: quirky, brightly colored, and there is obviously an interesting story […]

THE TRUANTS by Lee Markham – Review

THE TRUANTS by Lee Markham – Review
Posted July 7, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A visceral and bloody tale of a power struggle between two vampires. On the train, in the tunnels, it is quiet. Nearly last train. Everyone is detritus. As is she. She closes her eyes and floats. Her hands are getting colder. Her heart feels weak. Her wrist aches. Throbs. Insistently. She goes to […]

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Theodora Goss – Review

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ALCHEMIST’S DAUGHTER by Theodora Goss – Review
Posted July 3, 2017 by Tammy in 4 1/2 stars, Reviews / 21 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A delicious mashup of classic horror literature featuring a wonderfully lively cast of female characters. It was a strange experience, dressing as a man. Everything felt different, everything buttoned a different way. But when she had put on the shirt and trousers, she realized what freedom they would give her. How easily she […]

CHALK by Paul Cornell – Review

CHALK by Paul Cornell – Review
Posted April 6, 2017 by Tammy in Reviews / 23 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Disturbing, violent, weird and hallucinatory. This story is tough to handle. How can I even begin to describe Waggoner? He looked and sounded exactly like me. He was also a fourteen-year-old schoolboy. When Mum had laid out my uniform on the bed that he and I had started sharing a week before, he […]