American War

The United States of fifty years from now is a vastly different place – physically, not just politically.  Climate change has ravaged the country with coastal cities becoming lost to the sea.  They even packed up and moved the capital inland from Washington, D.C. to Columbus, Ohio. A train derailment and subsequent oil spill have…

Give Me Your Hand

“The raw, ugly, mottled things you fear about yourself in your most private moments – what happens when someone says them aloud to you?  The feeling like your skin slipped from your body, showing everything, red and veined.” As teens, Kit and Diane were bonded by ambition; working hard to attain a scholarship offered by…

Babylon’s Ashes

Marcos Inaros and The Free Navy are wreaking havoc in an aggressive power play for control of the solar system.  Having dealt Earth a devastating blow at the conclusion of Nemesis Games, they now turn their attention to the Gates and the many colony ships venturing to new and undiscovered worlds.  As time is running…

The Invasion

On a winter’s night in New Brunswick, mysterious green snow begins to fall. As it coats and corrodes all living things it becomes clear that nothing is safe. It isn’t long until images flood in from around the world as it’s revealed this isn’t a localized problem for those in the Maritimes. To be honest,…

Ways to Die in Glasgow

Ways to Die in Glasgow follows a handful of characters as they maneuver around the disappearance of gangster-turned-acclaimed-true-crime-author Rab Anderson. I caught the author, Jay Stringer, at this year’s Bouchercon during the Best Paperback Original panel and not only was he hilarious, he was one of the few authors that impressed me so much that…

Wrestle Maniacs

Wrestle Maniacs is a collection of dark, often humorous fiction based in the world of professional wrestling. I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Many of the stories are inspired by behind-the-scenes events, veteran performers or storylines that happened in the past.  That’s not to say all the…

Lightning Men

LIGHTNING MEN picks up two years after the events of DARKTOWN as those left standing continue with their lives in 1950s Atlanta. Officer Denny “Rake” Rakestraw’s neighborhood – an implied “whites only” neighborhood – is beginning to see the arrival of several black families.  A group of residents, including Denny’s wife Cassie, pool their money…