“A Glutton For Punishment: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Michael J Elliott

I’d read an earlier Electric Eclectic Novelette by Michael J. Elliott (“Final Harvest”), so when I saw he had a new release I couldn’t wait to read it. This author is fast becoming one of my favorite go-to reads. His writing is crisp, his imagination terrifying, and his sense of humor delightfully irreverent. “A Glutton for Punishment” is a darkly dystopian tale where obese people … Continue reading “A Glutton For Punishment: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Michael J Elliott

“Final Harvest: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Michael J. Elliott

This is another chilling horror novelette from Electric Eclectic Books. “Final Harvest” by Michael J. Elliott is a riveting tale of wishes gone wrong. Much like the Monkey’s Paw, an old man longs for his deceased wife and son. Living by himself on a decrepit farm he waits for the day he can be reunited with his family. The story begins with a young man, … Continue reading “Final Harvest: An Electric Eclectic Book” By Michael J. Elliott

“Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112)” by Stephen King

                        Although I am a big Stephen King fan, I had never paid much attention to Joyland. Maybe it was the cover which seemed unnecessarily garish. I had never even read the book’s blurb or any of the reviews. Whatever the reason I resisted reading this novel, I succumbed to my love of King’s writing and added it to my Kindle. It’s a good thing … Continue reading “Joyland (Hard Case Crime Book 112)” by Stephen King

“Three Floors Up: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Paul White

  I love a solid horror story and Paul White has crafted one with his novelette, Three Floors Up: An Electric Eclectic Book. Beginning with an unnamed man observing the street outside his third-floor window, the story builds step by step, navigating the recesses of his mind like an alligator-infested swamp. He is a spectator who watches the world outside and the people who move … Continue reading “Three Floors Up: An Electric Eclectic Book” by Paul White

“The Devil’s Lieutenant” by Shervin Jamali

    From the first page of Shervin Jamali’s The Devil’s Lieutenant, I was hooked. The author wasted no time in setting the tone of shock that carries throughout the book. The description of a husband and father walking into his home to find his wife standing over the body of their dead son is horrifying enough. Compound that vision with the wife holding a … Continue reading “The Devil’s Lieutenant” by Shervin Jamali

“Gwendy’s Button Box” by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

  Stephen King and Richard Chizmar take the reader back to the town of Castle Rock, Maine where the unlikely is always likely to happen. In Gwendy’s Button Box, twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson breaks a child’s cardinal rule; she talks to a stranger. When a stranger calls her over for a “palaver” she hesitantly joins him on a bench. In a King thriller, a stranger is … Continue reading “Gwendy’s Button Box” by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

“The Fireman: A Novel” By Joe Hill

    In a post apocalyptic world where a plague unlike anything we’ve ever imagined spreads like wildfire, Joe Hill has a created a unique hero in The Fireman. As Hill develops a society that splits into diverse factions and collapses piecemeal, some figures step forward as leaders, good and bad. However, as is often true in real life, it is not the popular leader … Continue reading “The Fireman: A Novel” By Joe Hill

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Insanitary by Robyn Cain

  Simply reading the tag line for Robyn Cain’s short story, Insanitary, I had the feeling something was not quite right. “Consider carefully where you walk the dog.” I’m familiar with Cain’s work having read a few of her full length books so I know her stories can take a bizarre twist. This short is no exception. When Henrietta takes her dog Scruffy for a … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Insanitary by Robyn Cain

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories by Stephen King

I make no secret of that fact that Stephen King is my favorite modern writer. His short stories thrill me, on the whole. None of them are mediocre and of course I have my personal beloved. This new collection of stories, some fresh off the presses, some previously published, has not disappointed. Not all are in your face horror. In fact many are more like … Continue reading The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories by Stephen King

Review of “Awethology Light” & “Awethology Dark”

Honored to have my short story “April Showers”, part of the Awethors Dark Awethology, recognized in this excellent review. I was thrilled to have my story included with these other wonderful authors. “My favorites here would have to be “Pennies from Heaven” and “The Lost Sheperd – A Short Reacher Story” (which made me want to read more of this author’s world immediately) and “April … Continue reading Review of “Awethology Light” & “Awethology Dark”