Horror Book Reviews

Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Chills and thrills enough to attract and please fans of supernatural horror. This one will keep you up all night."
A South African couple seeks respite from their troubled lives by taking a romantic vacation to Paris that quickly becomes the stuff of nightmares. Read full book review >
What Really Happened To Emma McCann by T.K. Lamb
Released: Sept. 21, 2016

"Commendable horror tales that confirm dread can be just as terrifying, if not more so, as whatever's out there."
Sinister beings, human or otherwise, populate this collection of grim, disturbing stories. Read full book review >

Storm Wolf by Stephen Morris
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A dark supernatural outing, featuring indelible characters as sharp as wolves' teeth."
A man cursed with "wolf magic" travels to 19th-century Europe in search of a possible cure in Morris' (When Brothers Dwell in Unity, 2015, etc.) horror fantasy.Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"Paranormal Activity meets The Exorcist in this chilling, well-crafted tale of a black teen girl's struggle to make sense of horrifying forces within her. (Horror. 14 & up)"
A terrifying illness tied to the occult threatens the life of a black girl who blogs about beauty. Read full book review >
The Last Sunset by Clark Hays
Released: June 9, 2016

"The stakes are higher than ever in the latest chapter of this outstandingly entertaining vampire series.
In this fourth book in The Cowboy and the Vampire Collection, Lizzie, Tucker, and the others will have to put aside their differences when an ancient enemy emerges from the shadows. Read full book review >

Broken Eagle by James T. Crouse
Released: June 6, 2016

"A superbly balanced, exactingly paced military thriller featuring a heroic attorney."
A lawyer and Army Reserve aviator seeks to stop the production of a faulty Marine vehicle in this novel. Read full book review >
Released: May 17, 2016

"A satisfying tale overall, just right for the beach. Be sure to wear sunscreen."
Pleasing mayhem from horror/thrillermeister Hill (NOS4A2, 2013, etc.), the chip-off-the-old-block son of Stephen King.Read full book review >
THE MARK OF CAIN by Lindsey Barraclough
Released: May 10, 2016

"Literary, scary, and made to read with all the lights on. (Historical fantasy/horror. 12 & up)"
Cora, Mimi, and Roger are back—back at Bryers Guerdon and in for another dose of mysterious, creeping horror in Barraclough's follow-up to Long Lankin (2012). Read full book review >
Hallow Mass by J.P. Mac
Released: April 29, 2016

"An imaginative back story and a rollicking plot make this an entertaining addition to the genre of occult fiction."
A university gets ensnared in a paranormal battle over a dangerous book in this debut horror novel. Read full book review >
The Communication Room by Adam Aresty
Released: April 27, 2016

"A sci-fi tale that will stay in readers' minds as they ponder the value of human connection in times of crisis."
In this futuristic, psychological horror novel, aliens control and victimize members of the human race. Read full book review >
Molters by Clint Gleason
Released: April 13, 2016

"A fast-paced, light read likely to appeal to fans of the walking dead and post-apocalyptic action thrillers."
Gleason (Ravagers, 2016, etc.) splices together adventure, horror, and a threat to the survival of humanity in this novel.Read full book review >
The Hunted Tribe by Roma Gray
Released: March 12, 2016

"Equally appealing back story and characters make a sequel to this novel about an animal spirit something to look forward to."
A teen descendant of a tribe cursed by an ancient creature may be the one who can save his bloodline in this horror tale. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
H.W. Brands
October 11, 2016

As noted historian H.W. Brands reveals in his new book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, at the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. “An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >