Tag: Independent author

Table Manners by Susmita Bhattacharya

Table Manners is an insatiably wrought collection of unflinching short stories from a writer who is telling the world how it is, and is unapologetic in her approach. It’s fierce writing, whilst also being poignant, but the overall feeling that I get from Bhattacharya is that she is fearless in her writing, and this is

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The South Westerlies by Jane Fraser

Fraser’s debut, ‘The South Westerlies’, a collection of 18 short stories set mostly in and around Gower, South Wales, is rife and woven with careful detail and design. I could ramble and try to find a multitude of words to describe it, but ultimately, the collection is a joy to read for all those who

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Unthology 11 – Edited by Ashley Stokes & Tom Vowler

We are delighted to bring you the latest instalment from Unthank Books – Unthology 11. It is a sublime treat for all short story lovers, a collection which hits above its weight in every possible way. The Unthology idea is a fabulous one – with many new voices coming from within their pages, showcasing the

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GUEST POST: Write What You Know by David H. Reiss

Once upon a time–when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was still in high school–I had a wonderful English teacher who treated his students as peers and insisted that we all call him by his first name; his enthusiasm for literature and drama was outright contagious. He convinced me to read outside my preferred genres

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Acre’s Orphan by Wayne Turmel

In this second instalment of the ‘Lucca le Pou’ stories, we return to Lucca and his band of misfits almost exactly where we left them – struggling with the aftermath of war, deep in the heart of their beloved city, which is on the brink of collapse. Turmel once again takes us on a journey

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Water Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy

If you’ve not heard the name Lucie McKnight Hardy, then you better stand up and take notice – because with her latest offering Water Shall Refuse Them, I firmly believe that it announces her to the literary world and with it introduces a writer that will change the literary landscape for years to come! Dead

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BOOK REVIEW: Acre’s Bastard by Wayne Turmel

The Crusades, religious corruption, and complex communities: Wayne Turmel confronts it all in his newest series, The Lucca le Pou Stories, of which the delicately written Acre’s Bastard is the first instalment of the series. In it, we are introduced to the famed city of Acre, to the half-Syrian, half-Frankish orphan Lucca, and his colourful

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BOOK REVIEW: Bones by Andrew Cull

The tagline for Andrew Cull’s fabulously dark and terrifying collection of short fiction is ‘A Collection of Monsters‘ and how damn accurate it is! I searched out this book after seeing it feature over at our good friends Kendall Reviews (you can check out the fine work by this Horror Magazine here) – and with

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