Author Archives: Mike McCarty

Best Little Witch-House in Arkham by Mark McLaughlin; Wildside Press; 2013; 219 pgs; $14.99 US

As you can tell by this title, this is a collection of H.P. Lovecraft tales. Personally, I never cared much for Lovecraft’s work – they are too wordy, too New England and the monsters and demons all fourteen letter names. … Continue reading

The Adventures of Kyle McGerrt: Hunt for the Ghoulish Bartender by Charles Day; Blood Bound Books; 2013; 120 pgs; $8.99 US

The supernatural Western genre started with the low budget mediocre vampire movie in 1959 called “Curse of the Undead.” That was followed by the b-movie drive-in fare such as “Billy the Kid Vs. Dracula, and “Frankenstein’s Daughter Meets Jesse James.” … Continue reading

Paranormal Properties by Tracy Lane; Pants on Fire Press; 2013; 186 pgs; $9.99 US

The paranormal genre is hot right now and so are young adult novels, so it isn’t too surprising that a story would combine both. What is really is unexpected with this debut book by Tracy Lane is how damn good … Continue reading

Zombies Don’t Cry by Rusty Fischer; Medallion Press; 2013; 350 pgs; $9.95 US

Rusty Fischer’s sequel to Zombies Don’t Forgive is a delightful read, just as entertaining as watching fireworks and zombies at the same time. Lots of “oohs” and “aahs” and screams between the boom booms. If you haven’t read the first … Continue reading

The Red Empire by Joe McKinney; Bad Moon Books; 2011; 153 pgs; $15.00 US

Born in the Atomic Age, science fiction and horror films featuring big bugs crawled onto the cinema screens in the 1950s and haven’t stopped crawling ever since. Why? Simply put, fear of the bomb and the fear of the bug … Continue reading

Zombies Don’t Cry by Rusty Fischer; Medallion Press; 2011; 296 pgs; $9.95 US

Zombies Don’t Cry a Young Adult book starts out with a delightful premise – Maddy Swift daughter of the town’s coroner and her BBF Hazel are discussing the Home Ec Curse. It seems that a number of students the Barracuda … Continue reading