My Review: 3.5 of 5 Stars After killing her husband, Angelica brings the muzzle of her .38 special to her temple to end her years of heartache, but once she pulls the trigger, she finds herself trapped in a new cycle of misery. From that fateful day the ghosts of Brian and Angelica become stuck... Continue Reading →
My Review - 5 of 5 Stars This was a fantastic read! Epic battle scenes, rich mythology, and great characters that had me cheering for their victory – this book has it all. Raya and Drain are two of the best agents in the Paranatural Defense Force, tirelessly defending Earth against all manner of vile... Continue Reading →
My friend, Bryan Fagan, invited me to write a guest blog post, and I took the opportunity to talk about how I broke out of my shell to start an in-person critique group. Enjoy!
And while you’re there, you should start following his fantastic blog!
My good friend J.A. Sullivan is my guest host today. I’m always curious what she has to say and when she accepted my invitation it made my day.
I was part of her beta reading team a few months back and I must say, she caught me off guard.
J.A. Sullivan’s style of writing convinces you all is well. The setting is safe, the comfort is real and her characters remind you of happy memories. There were times when I swore her characters were in the same room with me.
Sometimes I still do.
But as you settle in to this wonderful slice of paradise a tiny chill hits the air. As you search for a jacket you realize it is not a chill that is curling your toes but something dark, forgotten and haunting.
I do not scare too often but I did when I read her work. Yes…
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The weekend before Halloween, I took a trip with my sister to Niagara Falls, Ontario for "Frightmare in the Falls", a wickedly fun horror expo. We wandered around unique vendor tables, listened to expert panels, caught a screening of a short film, took some great pictures, and attended a Q&A session with the one and... Continue Reading →
It's the perfect time of year to curl up with frightful tales, and The Bold Mom is celebrating horror with their October Terror Short Story Readers' Choice contest. There's something for every macabre taste, including my own Poe-esque story "The Crows". You can read all of the entries here. Voting opens on October 23 and runs... Continue Reading →
This year I had my first experience at finding beta readers for my novel, and I'm so glad I did! Once my edits are finally done, I'll be posting more about my experiences in tackling my first book. But for now, I highly recommend checking out this post by one of my beta readers, explaining... Continue Reading →
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars – Terrifying Slender Man Tale Since before Campbelltown was even established, something tall, dark and gruesome has stalked the surrounding woods. None of the townsfolk are safe, but the Wallis family has been hunted for generations. Their last hope is to revisit the legends of their ancestors and listen... Continue Reading →
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars – A Hell of a Ride In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Pandemonium is the Capital of Hell, and that image perfectly captures the story that unfolds in J. C. Michael’s novel Pandemonium. Chaos and confusion reign supreme on New Year’s Eve in Warren Charlton’s new rave club Discoredia, after... Continue Reading →
The Graveyard on the Hill by Shane McIntire My Rating: 3 of 5 Stars – Great Psychological Suspense Murder is on James’ mind as he leaves work, and he soon finds out he’s not the only one feeling that way. Arriving home, James finds his abusive brother-in-law dead, killed by his sister-in-law, Molly. Together with... Continue Reading →