#BookReview – GUTTED: Beautiful Horror Stories

From Bram Stoker Award-nominated publisher, Crystal Lake Publishing, and the editing duo who brought you the best-selling and critically acclaimed small-town Lovecraftian horror anthology Shadows Over Main Street, comes Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories—a disturbing journey into the beauty that rests inside the very heart of darkness. Awe meets ache. Terror becomes transcendence. Regret gives way to rebirth. Fifteen short stories and one poem span nearly every twisted corner of the horror and dark fiction genres: Read More …

THE SOUL STANDARD – Cross Over to the Dark Side with This New Release

Selected by Chicago Review of Books as one of the 10 Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels to Read! Across four different districts of a city that has torn itself to shreds, four different interweaving tales (each written by a different author) play out. In “Four Corners,” a morally dubious banker must keep his employer happy at any cost. The next story, “Punhos Sagrados,” concerns a boxer who finds himself torn between honor and the Read More …

From A Killer’s Eyes – 5 Must Read Books

Most of us don’t go around killing people. But do you ever wonder what it might feel like to do just that? Would you like to slip inside the mind of a killer, for just a little while? The following books are some of my favorites written from a killer’s perspective. Whether because that’s what they’re paid to do or because that’s what they want to do (or both), the main characters within these pages Read More …

#FridayReads – Author Richard Thomas Brings Us GAMUT Online Magazine

Richard Thomas’s writing skill blew me away early last year when I read his novel Disintegration. Then, at the tail end of last year, I got my hands on an advance copy of his (now published) book Breaker, and I was firmly hooked as a rabid fan. I’m excited to share the news that Richard Thomas has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for an online magazine called Gamut that promises to be exceptional. Read on Read More …

#BookReview – BREAKER: A Windy City Dark Mystery by Richard Thomas

Living alone in the dusty apartment where he grew up, Ray Nelson is a mystery to his neighbors and an unbeatable foe to the brutal men he fights in the ring for money. But a life defined by sinister secrets doesn’t stop Ray from trying to do the right thing for his dangerously high-flying sister. Or for Natalie, the young girl living next door. As a sadistic murderer’s ominous white van trolls for young victims Read More …

#MondayBlogs: My Favorite Fiction Reads of 2015

I read a total of 110 books throughout 2015 – 34 nonfiction and 66 fiction. Today I’m sharing my top 12 fiction reads. These are in no particular order. Sorting my top 12 was challenging enough. Listing them in order of preference is an impossible task, given the uniqueness of genre and the differing preferences of my fickle moods. Best Fiction Reads of 2015 This is dark, twisted, psychological suspense at its finest. Richard Thomas Read More …

Book Review – DISINTEGRATION: A Windy City Dark Mystery by Richard Thomas

In a brilliantly stylish breakthrough thriller for fans of Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho and Will Christopher Baer’s Kiss Me, Judas, here is the compelling tale of a man who has lost it all—and is now navigating a crooked, harrowing path to redemption. Once a suburban husband and father, now the man has lost all sense of time. He retains only a few keepsakes of his former life: a handmade dining room table, an armoire Read More …