Title: Sing Me Your Scars
Author: Damien Angelica Walters
Publisher: Apex Publications
Date Published: 2015
Category: weird fiction, small press, female authors, short stories, horror
I haven’t felt this way about a collection of short stories since I read Thomas Ligotti’s Songs of a Dead Dreamer. Walters’s collection of short stories is haunting, creepy, and beautiful. The author makes mundane terrors seems otherworldly, and the otherworldly seems strangely familiar. I seriously needed to pause in between tales due to the heaviness of each story.
In honor of Women in Horror month, let’s celebrate the pioneers of weird fiction and Gothic horror! Many of these early works are in the public domain and can be read for free. I have provided links when available. Continue reading
Elder Sign End Times Trilogy Book 1: Arkham by Jennifer Stanfield is a young adult fantasy/horror story. The book is 268 pages and was self-published with Smashwords in December, 2014. Three 19-year old survivors cope with life in a post-apocalyptic world. The fabled beast, dread Cthulhu, has risen and the world as we know has ended. A young adult novel set in a Lovecraftian universe is an unusual combination, but the author makes it work. The story was very readable, and I enjoyed it from start to finish.
Categories: Book reviews
Tags: arkham, cthulhu, dreamlands, dystopian future, elder signs end times trilogy, fanfiction, jennifer stanfield, lovecraft, lovecraftian, new lovecraft fiction, nyarlathotep, shadow over innsmouth, women in horror, young adult