Wednesday, 9 January 2019

By Year's End: A Year 47 Anthology




Oooh my first book review of 2019! Here goes. By Year's End: A Year 47 Anthology is  a companion to Bo Chappell's Year 47 novel set in a post apocalyptic New West. I have to admit, I've yet to delve into that tale, but you can go straight ahead and read By Year's End without having any prior knowledge of that.

This anthology features nine tales that will take you through the horror of how the New West was created and what's left for the few remaining survivors.

I really enjoyed reading these and not having a clue about the events of Year 47 which added extra intrigue to my read. What really struck me was the quality of these stories and how they blend so well together.  I really wanted them to last longer as you get so caught up in the tales. There's a real eclectic mix of authors here, each with their own unique voice but they all flow so effortlessly to create an anthology that feels more like a novel. Usually with anthologies I mention my favourite tales but with this I actually can't pick favourites as they're all so good.

The stories all contain characters that you really care about which adds to the tension and each one packs a powerful emotional punch. And of course there's a palpable feeling of cold dread building up in each tale. Something really bad has happened here and no one knows what it is or why it's happened.

This is an anthology I would definitely recommend!

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

The Itch by S.J.Budd

My most goriest creepiest tale to date is now available for just 99cents via Infinite Realms Bookstore. It's about a guy who messes with the wrong witch! It even comes with a warning and is called The Itch!



Also on this site you can purchase the incredible Sounds of the Night anthology,  published by Alban Lake. It features my first novelette, What the Eyes Cannot See.