Second Lives, by P.D. Cacek

I recently stepped into the world of book reviewing for the first time, and have enjoyed many good books.  It played out that Flame Tree Press was the publisher whose books I read the most of.  The Dark Game, Black Wings, and The Haunting of Henderson Close were all great stories, and I’m thankful Flame…

Martial Arts Mayhem in Old Chinatown

The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson Review by S.D. Vassallo I really enjoyed this novel!  It’s a fun mix of martial arts action, Chinese folklore and mythology, fantasy, and a little bit of horror thrown in for good measure.  M.H. Boroson grabs the reader’s attention and keeps it throughout the book.  The action…

Black Wings

I just finished reading Black Wings by Megan Hart, and I have to say it was a damned good read.  The premise is one I’ve seen before; genius kid turns evil and cooks up a wicked scheme of some sort or other.  However, while the overall theme might not be original, I thought Hart did…

My Favorite Reads of 2018

Well, it’s the end of the year, and book-wise, 2018 was awesome.  I found many new authors and books and have managed to compile a to-be-read list of novels and collections that will keep me busy for the next couple of years at least.  Looking back, here are some of my favorite stories from the…

Mayan Blue: A Bloody Good Tale

         2018, book-wise, has been an interesting year for me.  I’ve ‘discovered’ lots of new authors and novels I hadn’t heard of before.  As far as horror fiction went, in the past my reading largely consisted of the old stuff, by Lovecraft, Poe, Bierce, Bloch, Blackwood, and other like authors.  My knowledge of contemporary authors…