Archive | July, 2012

Battle of the Books, Summer 2012, First Round :: Faith by John Love vs. My Vacation in Hell by Gene Twaronite

“The first matchup of the Summer Bracket of the 2012 Battle of the Books pits Faith by John Love against My Vacation in Hell by Gene Twaronite. Per our contest rules, I have read the first 25 pages of both, and the winner will be the book I most want to continue reading. Faith: Night […]

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Elitist Book Reviews: Interview with Jeff Salyards

“Every once in a while a debut author jumps out from behind a corner and surprises us. Really, really surprises us. Jeff Salyards is one such author, having completely blown us away with his Sword & Sorcery novel SCOURGE OF THE BETRAYER. The fact that this man can directly compete with the likes of Joe […]

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Bastard Reaction: The Emperor's Knife by Mazarkis Williams

“”Ambitious” is often the word I’ve seen used to describe Mazarkis Williams’ debut novel, The Emperor’s Knife. I find myself agreeing with that assessment. It’s the first of The Tower and Knife Trilogy, which I recognize to be a fitting describer alluding to multiple aspects of what’s found within the pages, and perhaps hints at […]

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Guest Post | Bradley P. Beaulieu Says "Lose Yourself"

“I tried to read Winds of Khalakovo three times before it finally hooked me. I figure that was for two reasons. One, I tried reading the trade paperback first, and that damn thing was more akin to Clue murder weapon than novel. Being a big “in bed” reader, it wasn’t easy to hold up. Once […]

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Staffer's Book Review: Excerpt from The Straits of Galahesh by Bradley P. Beaulieu (giveaway)

“The akhoz galloped more than ran, their long limbs loping over the ground faster than it appeared they could. Their lips were drawn back, their dark tongues hidden behind blackened teeth, making them appear vengeful and ravenous. Nasim’s sandals scraped over the ancient stone. His nerves willed him to flee. But he would not. This […]

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Civilian Reader: An Interview with E.J. SWIFT

“E.J. Swift is another of Night Shade Books’ highly anticipated 2012 debut authors. Her first novel, Osiris, is a sci-fi novel set in a post-environmental-disaster world. As one of my most-anticipated reads of the year, I decided to get in touch with Ms Swift, and ask her to tell us a little more about her […]

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Excerpt from Knifesworn by Mazarkis Williams (and giveaway)

“Thrashing churned the water, white foam, tinged brown with river mud. Grada knelt on a broad stone bedded in the shoreline, her arms elbow deep, wringing as she had wrung out the robes of the wealthy many times before. Muscles bunched across her shoulders. Jenna had always said she was strong. Ox-strong, head-strong. Further out […]

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"Ellen Datlow's The Best Horror of the Year – A Sample from Every Story"

“Following up on her role as the compiler of the horror selections for the iconic The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror series, editor Ellen Datlow has gone solo for The Best Horror of the Year, now entering its fourth year. The first three volumes have been widely praised for their quality, and volume four features […]

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"Barron has proven himself a novelist worth following and treasuring."

“Laird Barron has built a respectable reputation in horror fiction exclusively from his finely crafted short stories. Not surprisingly, he is often featured on the cover of many recent year’s-best horror collections. THE CRONING is his first novel-length work. It’s wonderfully nightmare-provoking and impressively mature for a debut novel, but not without its sometimes baffling, […]

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Fear the Weird!

Interested in being a member of the street team promoting The Book of Cthulhu II? Want some free stickers? Feel like your neighborhood needs more tentacles? Find out how here.

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