Author Archives: Peter Schwotzer

Book Review: Darkness Falls – Author Allan Leverone

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Darkness Falls by Allan Leverone (DarkFuse) In this tale of creeping horror, down-on-his-luck novelist Tyler Beckman returns to his old hometown of Darkness Falls, New Hampshire, hoping to resurrect his career. Tyler fled the town of his youth nearly two decades earlier following the brutal triple murder of his parents and sister, landing in New York and eventually writing six bestselling gothic horror novels, achieving fame and fortune before losing it all in a blizzard … Continue reading

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Book Review: In Poe’s Shadow- Editors A.W. Gifford | Jennifer L. Gifford

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In Poe’s Shadow (Dark Opus Press) Dark Opus Press Presents: “In Poe’s Shadow” a collection of short stories inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe. Edited by A. W. Gifford and Jennifer L. Gifford. The Resurrectionist – AP Diggs Merryl – James S. Dorr De’Atherton House – Sorrel Wood Visions – Neil Kloster The Final Sculpture – Ian Shoebridge Sufletul Mortii – Tom Sawyer Vanity – Kristi Petersen Schoonover The Mumbai Malaise – SS … Continue reading

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Book Review: When The Leaves Fall – Author Paul Melniczek

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When The Leaves Fall by Paul Melniczek (Bad Moon Books) Every town holds its share of secrets. Some more than others… Halloween is coming soon to Haverville, and two best friends have decided to test their courage against the local haunted house, Graver’s Farm. With the brashness and wildness of youth behind them, Chris and Kyle begin an October adventure which takes them beyond dark cornfields and dusky landscapes, forcing them both down an unexpected … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dominion – Author Scott M. Baker

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Dominion (Book Three of the Vampire Hunters Trilogy) by Scott M. Baker Print Edition Kindle Edition The exciting conclusion of The Vampire Hunters After being hidden away for centuries, the Vampyrnomicon, the Book of the Undead, is finally unearthed, and with it the terrible secret of the vampires’ origins. The discovery of the Vampyrnomicon gives Drake Matthews the means to defeat the Master and eradicate the vampire threat, but it also provides Chiang Shih with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kayla and the Devil – Author Bryan Smith

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Kayla and the Devil by Bryan Smith College student Kayla Monroe seems to have everything. Stunning looks, smarts, and loads of money thanks to her privileged upbringing. But something’s gone wrong. Ever since the start of her sophomore year, people have been avoiding her. Her friends shun her. Guys no longer flock to her. Even her former stalker, an awkward geek, now wants nothing to do with her. She is on the brink of utter … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Creeping Kelp – Author William Meikle

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The Creeping Kelp by William Meikle (Dark Regions Press) Some seaweed, a jellyfish and some material brought back from the Peabodie expedition to Antarctica. An innoccuous enough blend you might think. But when a storm in the North Atlantic frees a sample that has been dormant inside an old wreck, the new creature finds that it is hungry. Our plastics-oriented society has given it an abundant supply of food… more than enough for it to … Continue reading

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New Lee Thompson Story

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A new short story by one of the best up and coming writers in horror fiction today. Just click on the image.

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Book Review: Dead Of Winter – Author Brian Moreland

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Dead Of Winter by Brian Moreland (Samhain Publishing) A predator stalks the frozen woods. At a fort deep in the Ontario wilderness in 1870, a ghastly predator is attacking colonists and spreading a gruesome plague—his victims turn into ravenous cannibals with an unending hunger for human flesh. Inspector Tom Hatcher has faced a madman before, when he tracked down Montreal’s infamous Cannery Cannibal. But can even he stop the slaughter this time? In Montreal exorcist … Continue reading

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Robert McCammon E-Books!!!

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Open Road Media is pleased to announce the publication of nine terrifying tales by New York Times bestselling master of horror Robert R. McCammon, including Swan Song, his first novel to win the coveted Bram Stoker Award. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, McCammon, an Alabama native, contributed significantly to the reemergence of the horror genre by crafting intense, character-driven narratives that blended elements of magical realism, science fiction, fantasy, and Southern gothic … Continue reading

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The Essential Ronald Kelly Series from Thunderstorm Books

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The Essential Ronald Kelly Series from Thunderstorm Books Some real exciting news for you Ron Kelly fans and any lover of good horror fiction; – The Essentials will feature all 8 of Ron’s Zebra horror novels from the 1990s, but not necessarily in the order they were originally published. Most of them will also have their original, pre-Zebra titles. – Alex McVey will do the covers for all the Essentials. Also the spines of the … Continue reading

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When Everything Is Dark…Turn On The Night by John Everson

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When Everything Is Dark…Turn On The Night By John Everson Editor’s note: Go to the new site for The Pumpkin Man: http://www.thepumpkinman-horror.com and ask the online Ouija Board your darkest questions! And then enter the Contest to win free autographed John Everson books or e-books, as well as autographed CDs from the band New Years Day. Make sure you note that you are entering the contest from Horrornews.net whn you enter the contest — someone … Continue reading

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Book Review: Midnight Solitaire – Author Greg F. Gifune

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Midnight Solitaire by Greg F. Gifune (Kindle Edition) The Devil is in the details. But then, so is God. As a massive blizzard descends on New England, four troubled strangers find themselves stranded at an old roadside motel on a desolate highway in the middle of nowhere. But there’s a killer on the road. Something is stalking them, a maniac within the storm. Known as The Dealer, he is a deranged and inhumanly sadistic serial … Continue reading

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Book Review: Beautiful Hell – Author Jeffrey Thomas

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Beautiful Hell by Jeffrey Thomas (Dark Regions Press) Hades is in upheaval. The Damned are rebelling, and worse, the more human-like breeds of Demons are beginning to sympathize with their plight. The Creator Himself decides to venture into Hades to address this conflict, a conflict which may test His very sanity…and make him a target of assassination. Against this tense background, a Damned man named Frank Lyre and a beautiful winged Demon named Oni act … Continue reading

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Book Review: Into Hell – Author William Ollie

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Into Hell by William Ollie (Delirium Books) Miller’s lost, cloaked in a darkness that refuses to release him. He can’t run and he can’t hide, nor can he sidestep whatever’s tracking him. He’s cursed, duty bound to walk these cracked and broken streets, to do what he’s told, go where he’s sent and push himself forward, to follow this bloody path no matter where it leads him.

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Magazine Review: Morpheus Tales Magazine – Issue XIV

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Morpheus Tales #14 As is usual every three months, I opened my mailbox and saw a package containing the latest issue of one of my favorite magazines…Morpheus Tales. I eagerly opened the package and was greeted with the stunning new cover by Candra Hope.  Morpheus Tales has some of the best artwork to accompany their tales and Issue #14 is no exception. The artwork beautifully enhances the tales they were created for. As far as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Iron Butterflies Rust – Author Lee Thompson

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Iron Butterflies Rust by Lee Thompson (Delirium Books) Hardcover Digital Edition Three years after Frank Gunn’s wife pulled his service pistol at the local carnival and set events in motion that stained everyone involved with an eight-year-old boy’s blood, Frank’s life has fallen apart around him—he is on voluntary leave from the police department, the media has made him look like a fool, and his marriage has gone to hell. Worst of all, the boy, … Continue reading

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