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Eat the Rich by Renee Miller

I first became familiar with Renee Miller after reading Church , which was really fantastic, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through and Eat the Rich is no exception. "When Ed Anderson discards his life to become a homeless person, he has no idea of the shit storm about to happen. Almost overnight, the city's homeless population spikes. So does the murder rate. Ed learns that aliens posing as homeless people are eating the city's wealthiest residents. He tries to warn the police, but they think he's crazy. The situation is worse than Ed describes, though. He's right about the aliens. They're here to free humans from wealth and poverty. The flesh of the rich is just a tasty reward for their hard work. And if humans refuse to embrace the utopia imagined for them, there is a plan B: ~ KILL EVERYONE." Eat the Rich from Hindered Souls Press, is based on an alien invasion like no other. It's told from both sides, the aliens and

The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste

The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste is an amazing book and you're all in for a treat. I was very excited to have been given an ARC as this is an author who's work I've been avidly following. Initialy she was mostly a short story writer, gracing the pages of Black Static, Lamplight, Interzone, Shimmer, Nightmare and a whole load more. Since then she turned her hand to writing a critically acclaimed novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row which was released last year. The Rust Maidens is set in Ohio during the 80's the title is a reference to what became known as the Rust Belt when industry rapidly declined leaving many families out of work. Rust Maidens follows the tale of the inhabitants of Denton street battling to survive the economic downturn. Things get a whole load worse for them, but it's not just the men who suffer but the women too, particularly the Rust Maidens made to suffer the actions of man. Told mostly in flashback through Phoebe Shaw who returns r

The Mouth of the Dark by Tim Waggoner

This has definitely got to be the most WTF book I have ever read? At the end of every page I was like "WTF?!" And it only got weirder further in. This is a really fun book and Tim Waggoner certainly has an amazing imagination which has earned him a Bram Stoker Award. Jayce, a middle aged man stuck in a rut has lost his daughter. She's vanished into thin air and it's taken all these years following his bitter divorce to realise he barely knows anything about his beloved Emory. But one thing he is sure of is that he'll go to any lengths to find her. But finding his daughter is no easy journey when he discovers a dangerous underworld, Shadow which  exists along ours. Jayce suspects this is where his daughter is, and that she might be in danger. "He'll do anything it takes to find his daughter, even if it means becoming a monster himself..." I wouldn't really classify this as horror though it is certainly dark. I loved how it was so unp

The Bad Neighbour by David Tallerman

I was really fortunate to have this book sent to me in exchange for a review from Flame Tree Press, but my other half liked the look of it so much he nabbed it for himself. Here's his review! The back cover blurb gave me a good idea of what to expect but I was still shocked by how gripped by the story I became. When part-time teacher Ollie Clay panic-buys a rundown house in the outskirts of Leeds, he soon recognizes his mistake. His new neighbor, Chas Walker, is an antisocial thug, and Ollie's suspicions raise links to a local hate group. With Ollie's life unravelling rapidly, he feels his choices dwindling: his situation is intolerable and only standing up to Chas can change it. But Ollie has his own history of violence, and increasingly, his own secrets to hide; and Chas may be more than the mindless yob he appears to be. As their conflict spills over into the wider world, Ollie will come to learn that there are worse problems in life than one bad neighbor.


I'm thrilled to announce that my latest tale, From Beyond has been selected to appeared in Deadman's Tome ReUnion anthology this is a celebration of ten years of Deadman's Tome! This is on sale now! Amazon UK  Amazon US