• Book Review: Howard Odentz’s Wicked Dead

    It’s been a few years since Howard Odentz’s novel Dead (a Lot) came out. It turned out to be a nice surprise in a genre that can sometimes be a bit predictable. There are only so many ways you can present the zombie apocalypse, after all, and it’s easy to …

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  • Review of Howard Odentz’s Little Killers A to Z

    Continuing in the creepy tradition of his earlier books, the novels Dead (a Lot) and Bloody Bloody Apple, Howard Odentz’s new effort, Little Killers A to Z, is a project that may seem more innocent than what’s come before, at least superficially. It’s no children’s book, though. Once you start …

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  • Book Review: Bloody Bloody Apple

    Jackson Gill is a young man with a problem. Actually, Jackson has a number of problems. For starters, he, his girlfriend Annie, and his friend Newie have just found the body of a murdered girl in the woods. But it gets weirder. Although discovering the dead girl was unexpected, it’s nothing …

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  • Stark Acts of Hurt, Kindness, and Elegant Beauty: Charles Dodd White’s A Shelter of Others

    Charles Dodd White’s latest novel, A Shelter of Others, is a story of regret, redemption, love, anger, and the frailty of memory. It’s about the struggle between what is expected of us, what we offer to those who need us, and what is left after. It’s also a potent tale about people who create makeshift families …

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  • Patrick Johnson: Rules of the Game

    I sit around a lot and brood on things that wouldn’t matter much for normal people. It’s been a long road of denial and self-recovery but I’ve accepted that sometimes I get worked up over things that the rest of the universe doesn’t care about. I would like it to …

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  • Nine Questions with…Jodi Vaughn

    I met Jodi Vaughn at a Romance of America Writers conference in Atlanta, Georgia last year. She was funny and down to earth, and I liked her immediately. When I found out about her book and our shared affinity for the paranormal, I knew we’d be fast friends. Here’s the …

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  • Michelle Ladner: The Social Netmare

    I have this recurring night terror. In it I finally write the book. The best book I can write. I query it. There’s real interest. I’m about to get a publishing contract. The operative word being about. Right when I’m preparing to sign my name on that dotted line, my almost …

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Review of Howard Odentz’s Little Killers A to Z

Continuing in the creepy tradition of his earlier books, the novels Dead (a Lot) and Bloody Bloody Apple, Howard Odentz’s new effort, Little Killers A to Z, is a project that may seem more innocent than what’s come before, at least superficially. It’s no children’s book, though. Once you start …

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Book Review: Bloody Bloody Apple

Jackson Gill is a young man with a problem. Actually, Jackson has a number of problems. For starters, he, his girlfriend Annie, and his friend Newie have just found the body of a murdered girl in the woods. But it gets weirder. Although discovering the dead girl was unexpected, it’s nothing …

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Stark Acts of Hurt, Kindness, and Elegant Beauty: Charles Dodd White’s A Shelter of Others

Charles Dodd White’s latest novel, A Shelter of Others, is a story of regret, redemption, love, anger, and the frailty of memory. It’s about the struggle between what is expected of us, what we offer to those who need us, and what is left after. It’s also a potent tale about people who create makeshift families …

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Michelle Ladner: The Social Netmare

I have this recurring night terror. In it I finally write the book. The best book I can write. I query it. There’s real interest. I’m about to get a publishing contract. The operative word being about. Right when I’m preparing to sign my name on that dotted line, my almost …

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Book Review: Robert Kroese’s Starship Grifters

If you’re looking for deep, philosophical science fiction that weighs the problems of humanity in an icy, uncaring universe, then perhaps Robert Kroese’s Starship Grifters isn’t the book for you. Or maybe it is. Here, I’ll explain. Rex Nihilo, the hero of Starship Grifters, is a gambling, drinking, arrogant space captain who has gotten …