Category: Horror

‘Beyond’ by Graham McNamee

Beyond Seventeen-year-old best friends Jane and Lexi aren’t typical teenagers. Known by their classmates as the Creep Sisters, they have a special ‘freakishness’ in common, but it’s Jane who has the upper hand on the truly weird – her shadow sometimes moves on its own, dragging her towards dangerous situations. Setting out to discover what…

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‘Predators’ by Michaelbrent Collings

Predators Struggling to deal with an abusive relationship, Evie Childs hopes an African safari will make her life more bearable, but when the tour group she’s travelling with are kidnapped by freedom fighters, the experience she’d longed for turns into a terrifying ordeal. Threatened by guns and with no way of communication their distress back…

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Paul Heatley – Author Interview

North-east author Paul Heatley is most at home writing fiction that’s dark, bleak and a bit scary. So where did his love of crime stories come from? Your books have a strong undercurrent of violence and gangster-type activities. Did you start out to write crime thrillers, or did it happen by accident? By accident. When…

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‘The Monster Collection’ by Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson

The Monster Collection (Audiobook) Audio presentation of three classic Gothic tales, including Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I read these books as a teenager, though the only one I actually remember reading is Dracula. Given the plethora of film and TV…

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‘Cujo’ by Stephen King

Cujo A huge Saint Bernard dog named Cujo is young Brett Camber’s best friend. But after an encounter with rabid bats, Cujo begins to feel different, and pretty soon he sees The Boy, The Man and The Woman as individuals who pose a threat to him and who need to be dealt with in the…

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Indie Author Interview – Ken Stark

Canadian-born author Ken Stark grew up on a diet on comic books and disaster movies so it’s no surprise that he ended up writing horror novels. Dig in for a scary ride… You are known mainly for writing horror, so what scares you? Not much, actually. I can imagine myself getting scared in certain situations,…

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‘Short Stories – Volume Two’ by Neal James

Short Stories – Volume Two In his second serving of short stories, Neal James dishes up tales of crime, horror and science fiction as well as a fair bit of humour. Of the twenty-six tales, I can truly say there is something for everyone. As always in any collection of stories, the author takes the…

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‘Dark Visions’ Edited by Dan Alatorre

Dark Visions Compiled and edited by Dan Alatorre, this is another gathering of spooky stories that will appeal to horror fans, with tales from 27 different authors, including Alatorre himself. What I like about collections of horror stories is that there’s usually something for everyone – whether you enjoy being scared witless or prefer to…

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‘ ‘Salem’s Lot’ by Stephen King

’Salem’s Lot When writer Ben Mears returns to the town of ‘Salem’s Lot, he hopes to rid himself of a bad experience from his childhood by writing a book about the old Marsten house. But these days things aren’t quite what they seem in the Lot, and Mears learns that the old house has been…

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