Ginger Nuts of Horror
A day doesn't go past where my inbox isn't filled with review requests, sadly, despite the best efforts of myself and the team of reviewers 90% of the books received will never get reviewed. At the moment of writing this even if all the review team reviewed one book a week, it would take us around three years to review every book that has been submitted. And when I receive on average six to eight requests a day this backlog is never going to go away.
I personally don't have the time to review a book a week, sadly the site is now so big the admin demands are almost a full time job. So when it comes to reviewing books I generally only cherry pick the ones that really capture my attention. With that being said here are the next five books on my review list......
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London, 1890. Captain John Hardwick, an embittered army veteran and opium addict, is released from captivity in Burma and returns home, only to be recruited by a mysterious gentlemen s club to combat a supernatural threat to the British Empire. This is the tale of a secret war between parallel universes, between reality and the supernatural; a war waged relentlessly by an elite group of agents; unsung heroes, whose efforts can never be acknowledged, but by whose sacrifice we are all kept safe.
And still the Night Clock ticks...
Phil Trevena's patients are dying and he needs answers. One of the disturbed men in his care tells him that he needs to find Daniel, that Daniel will be able to explain what is happening. But who is Daniel? Daniel was lost once, broken by the same force that has turned its hatred on Trevena. His destiny is greater than he could ever imagine.
Drawn together, Trevena and Daniel embark on an extraordinary journey of discovery, encountering The Firmament Surgeons in the Dark Time-the flux above our reality. Whoever controls Dark Time controls the minds of humanity. The Firmament Surgeons, aware of the approach of limitless hostility and darkness, are gathered to bring an end to the war with the Autoscopes, before they tear our reality apart.
Paul Meloy's extraordinarily rich debut novel introduces us to a world just beyond our own, shattering our preconceptions about creativity and mental illness, presenting us with a novel like no other.
In a world where children are exploited, monsters are saviors, and dark magic is constantly at play, a little girl will go to any lengths to be reunited with her lost ones. After the disappearance of her parents, a heartbroken child is sold to the Doll-Maker who promises to retrieve them. In return, she is to travel from cemetery to cemetery, unearthing graves and colleting skulls. While doing so, she must avoid the Violinist and his crows, who are determined to steal the skulls she has painstakingly gathered. As she travels across the province, with her life in constant peril from vengeful policeman to furious villagers to strange creatures, the little girl must use her wits to succeed in her macabre mission.
Two new horror novellas from Stephen Bacon and Mark West, both set around the theme of searching for and discovering just why some films should be lost forever.
Stephen Bacon’s “Lantern Rock” asks just why did cult director Theodore Zafon become a recluse, whereas Mark West’s “The Lost Film” ponders who was Roger Sinclair and what exactly is a Monochromatic?
“An impressive, imaginative flight of fancy that hooked from the first page to the final, mind-bending fade-out.” David McGillivray on “The Lost Film”.
Available as a limited edition of 100 signed paperbacks and ebook.
There is a scratching at the door, but surely no-one is there. The house is empty, so the footsteps on the stairs must be in my imagination. The way that shadow just moved, like breathing, must be a trick of the light.
In thirteen new ghost stories and strange tales Maynard & Sims prove they are masters of subtle unease, shifting from reality to distorted nightmares with a few deft words, creating an atmosphere of dread with superb characterisation, pacing and plotting.
“Maynard Sims’ work is superbly detailed, and very well written.” British Fantasy Society.
“I wish Maynard & Sims were more prolific short story writers, because every collection they publish is a veritable feast for dark fiction lovers.” Mario Guslandi.
“Proof of what these much underrated writers are capable of producing when at their best.”Peter Tennant.
“Maynard and Sims revitalize the traditional thrills of haunted houses, ghosts, and witches by emphasizing the psychological turmoil of character’s minds.” Cemetery Dance.