A list of the best books I read in 2017. There is a link to see everything I read at the bottom of the post.
Top ten books that I read, that were published in 2017
1. Hell Divers – Nicholas Sansbury Smith
2. Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis – Anne Rice
3. Spider Bunny – Carlton Mellick III
4. Kind Nepenth – Matthew Brockmeyer
5. Extinction – Iain Rob Wright
6. 68 Kill Part 2 – Bryan Smith
7. Hematophages – Stephen Kozenieski
8. The Rest Will Come – Christina Bergling
9. Murder Squad – Bryan Smith
10. Header 3 – Edward Lee & Ryan Harding
Six excellent books that I read in 2017, that were published at an earlier date. In no particular order.
That Terrible Thing That Happens – Carlton Mellick III
The Tick People – Carlton Mellick III
Discoredia – J.C. Michael
The Farm – Christopher Motz
A Life of Death – Weston Kincade
Punch – J.R. Park
Andrew Lennon – Lunchtime
Chris Kelso – Streethearts
Dave McCluskey – The Guest
Dave McCluskey – Air
Matthew Brockmeyer – Lightbulb
Matthew Brockmeyer – Hide and Seek
Veronica Smith – Post Halloween
Veronica Smith – The Dublin Pub
John Dover – Late Night Drive
Mark Lumby – Bessy
Glenn Rolfe – They Came For Me
Pippa Bailey – Heart Shaped Box
Pippa Bailey – Silence
Brandy Yassa – Alone
James Matthew Byers – Don’t Look Back
James Matthew Byers – Edmond
P.J. Blakey-Novis – I was Loved
P.J. Blakey-Novis – The Other Me
Matt Hickman – Hobby
Michael Bray – I Am The End
Suzanne Fox – Delusional
C.S. Anderson – Knock Knock
C.M. Saunders – Coming Around
Elizabeth Cash – Weeping Keys
Chad Lutzke – Sugar & Spice
A.J. Brown – Strength In the Blood
Lee McGeorge – Experimental Animal 7
Lisa Morton – The Dead Thing
Gord Rollo – Someone’s In My House
Derek Shupert – Till Death Do Us Part
Mark Fleming – Initiation
Mark Fleming – Firing Squad
Valerie Lioudis – Clean
Valerie Lioudis – The Box
Billy Chizmar – It
Richard Chizmar – The Man in The Black Sweater
Mark Lumby – Greed Has No Heart
Rhys Hughes – Cupid and Death
Rhys Hughes – Mr Fancy Pants
James H. Longmore – Bad Cop, Bad Cop
Rick Gualtieri – Selfie
Georgia Lennon – Cold Toes
Lisa Vasquez – Night Terrors
P. Mattern – Harsh Sentence
Mike Duke – The Festival of Gluttony
Suzanne Fox – A Caring Community
Suzanne Fox – Coming Home
Briana Robertson – Delivery
Mark Lumby – It Came
James Matthew Buyers -Bummed Light
Mike Duke – No More
Mike Duke – Never Leave Me, Nor Forsake Me
Christina Bergling – Jack Frost
Christina Bergling – Grand Slam
Christina Bergling Bergling – You Don’t See Me
Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar – The Boy
Norbert Gora – It is Just Local Gossip
Craig Saunders – The Dead Train
Weston Kincade – Jolly Ol’ Infiltrator
Howard Carlyle – Meal For One
David Owain Hughes – Virtual Reality
Theresa Jacobs – Nights in Whitechapel
Jeff Strand – Shock Collar
David Owain Hughes – Dancing
David Owain Hughes – Cut Down to Size
Robert W. Easton – What is Schizophrenia, Anyway?
Billy San Juan – A Demonic Pact
Nicholas Diak – Will-o’-the-wisp
Eric J. Guignard – Forever Men
Donelle Pardee Whiting – Trees
Antonio Simon, Jr – Shadows
Ellen A. Easton – It’s Just A Dream, Right?
Becky Narron – Stone
Duncan P. Bradshaw – Winter’s Embrace
Adriaan Brae – Consumed by Desire
Mark Lukens – The Dolls
Lisa Vasquez – Vermillion
Jason M. Light – I Was a Teenage Eulogist
Alex Laybourne – Beasts From Below
Alex Laybourne – From the Mouths of Drunks and Babes
John Dover – Spellbound
Pippa Bailey – Beast in the Bedroom
Howard Carlyle – The Artist
Mark Cassell – A Song for Them
Mark Cassell – Over the Edge
Kevin J. Kennedy – Children of the Carnival
Rebecca Brae – The Feast
Megan Ince – Escape
Michael Paul Gonzalez – Destiny’s Embrace
Stefan Lear – Best of Friends
Sara Tantlinger – Stone Dry
Sara Tantlinger – Breadth of Bone
Sara Tantlinger – Beauty Mask
Jessica Gomez – A Flash Beginning
William F. Nolan – Another Tonight?
Christopher Motz – What’s for Dinner
Christopher Motz – Just a Game
Michael A. Arnzen – Checkmate Roommate
Michael A. Arnzen – Running From Him
Michael A. Arnzen – Baby Steps
Kevin J. Kennedy – The Beauty of the Sea
James McCulloch – Stage Fright
Peter Oliver Wonder – Shower Thoughts
Brandy Yassa – Priscilla’s Pugnacious Pampered Pups
Lee Mountford – Betrayal
Ike Hamill – Beautiful Francesca
Ike Hamill – Disregarded Advice
Amy Cross – The End of The Pier
Amy Cross – Jonathan
Amy Cross – The Grave
Coming Really Soon!!!
So, we have probably established now that I’m not going to be very good at keeping this up to date but I have updated the book section again to include my new works. Have a look. There is some great stuff in there. Collected Halloween Horror Shorts is now available, along with two charity anthos containing my stories.
Hydrophbia, I think will be the next book released that I was involved with. This one is raising money for the survivors of hurricane Harvey in Houston. I don’t have a story in this one but I was part of the team who read the submissions and I voted on each story to see which would make the final book. A lot of great authors submitted there stories to help out. I also decided the final order they would appear in the book. It should be on Amazon within the coming days.
I’m now working on several projects. The first is another co-written book, this one with Christina Bergling. It will be a posy-apocalyptic tale but that’s all I can tell you right now. I’m working on a solo novella about a guy who doesn’t like people very much but is a massive animal lover. This story will be about his deep unhappiness with fox hunters. The third is a novella that will be set in my Carnival Tales world, which another few authors are working on stories for as well. If you haven’t already you can check out the first story in Collected Halloween Horror Shorts. The rest will have links to this story but will also be stand alone stories.
A little update on some of my recent watches:
Brawl in Cell Block 99
Thought this was a pretty good movie but it’s quite slow in parts.
I really enjoyed this one. It was also slow in parts but Radcliffe’s acting was excellent and kept it going. It’s also based on a true story.
I had really enjoyed the book and often that means I will be let down by the movie but this one was excellent. Hopefully there will be more Bryan Smith books made into movies in the near future.
In my opinion this is the best Spiderman movie that has been made to date. Loved Keaton in it too.
A good cast but the pacing was too slow. Was bored through most of the movie and didn’t particularly like the ending.
I really thought this looked crap but too many people had said it was good so I gave in and watched it. It’s a really well put together movie. Lots of laughs, lots of gore, decent acting, what else do you need?
I think that’s about it for now. As always I’ll try and post more often but you can always keep up to date with me on Facebook too. You’ll find my page through the links section on here.
I’m trying to use the site more and more. It’s been slow going but I’m getting there. I’ve updated the books section and started using the blog again after a little while away. I’ve been pretty busy over the last few months so thought I’d post some updates.
The novella that J.C. Michael and I were working on for over a year is finally out. If you haven’t heard me going on about it in one place or another here’s a look at the cover.
The feedback so far has been great and it’s only been released for two days. I recently appeared in a charity antho as well. Pic below.
You can find links to all of these books in the book section, along with synopsis.
In the next week or so this one will be available.
And last but not least I can finally reveal the cover for an upcoming antho that I don’t have a release date for but do have a story in.
Now, there are probably a load of things I’ve forgot to cover but I will post again soon with any more updates that spring to mind. Happy reading 🙂
I have a story called the Games in this one that was a lot of fun to write. It has a little nod to Richard Laymon in it since he is the main reason I got into reading. Some other fantastic authors in this one as well.
I’ve been following City of Lost Souls from the start and it is a fantastic comic. There is a Kickstarter for issue 5 with some cool rewards. Have a look.
Coming soon! Collected Easter Horror Shorts.
C.S.Anderson – He Has Risen
Christopher Motz – Magic Awaits
Veronica Smith – It’s Not All About Bunnies and Chocolates
Peter Oliver Wonder – Easter Gunny
Mark Cassell – The Rebirth
Andrew Lennon – Trying To Write A Horror Story
Mark Lukens – Mia’s Easter Basket
Lex Jones – SonnesHill
JC Michael – Lord of The Dance
Steven Stacy – Echoes of The Bunny-Man
Weston Kincade & David Chrisley – An Easter Prayer
Christina Bergling – Hatch
James Matthew Byers – Killer Jelly Beans from Outer Space (poem)
Jeff Menapace – Paying It Forward
Jeff Strand – Rotten Eggs
Lisa Vasquez – Bunny and Clyde
Mark Fleming – Sulphur
Suzanne Fox – Last Supper
Briana Robertson – Baby Blues
Latashia Figueroa – Easter Eggs
Amy Cross – Lamb to Slaughter
Kevin J. Kennedy – A Town Called Easter
Cover by Lisa Vasquez
Foreword by Nev Murray
Edited by Brandy Yassa
Collected by Kevin J. Kennedy