Hellnotes Review on Haven by Shane Douglas Keene

I arrived home from the weekend at Necon to discover an incredible review of Haven. I can’t express how heartwarming it is to find someone who not only enjoyed the book, but became immersed in it, the way I had hoped people would when I wrote it. Yes, it’s...

Monster Librarian : Book Review: Haven by Tom Deady

Excerpt from article “Deady’s writing is strong here, sidestepping many of the first novel pitfalls, a big accomplishment for a story that tops five hundred pages. The characterization, especially of Paul, shines. Haven is definitely one of the best debuts of...

The Awakening by Brett McBean

The Awakening is a clever approach to the zombie trope, set against the backdrop of a sometimes heartbreaking coming-of-age story. Reminiscent of McCammon’s Boy’s Life or Simmons’ Summer of Night, McBean captures the magic of being a teenage boy...

Book Review: The One That Got Away

  Simon Wood’s “The One That Got Away” is a masterfully crafted thriller. The writing is tight and the plot moves at a nerve-shattering pace. Above all, the story is believable and the characters are real, not action heroes and cartoonish...