Posted in Uncategorized

Reviewer News

Some of my latest reviews can be found online:

 

The Prisoners of Stewartville by Shannon Felton

Dear Laura by Gemma Amor

Whispers in the Dark by Laurel Hightower

Pretty Marys All in a Row by Gwendolyn Kiste

Beyond the Gate by Mary SanGiovanni

Maxine Unleashes Doomsday by Nick Kolakowski

Beneath the Ashes by Dea Poirier

One Small Sacrifice by Hilary Davidson

Posted in Editor, Short Fiction

Rigor Morbid: Lest Ye Become

41twwilnmnl._sy346_

Rigor Morbid: Lest Ye Become is on sale now!

 

This collection was fantastic! I will be looking forward to more collections from this publishing house in the future and will gladly give them all my money.

“The stories themselves are well-crafted and form a cohesive collection, thematically, without being an obvious themed call for submissions. I enjoyed the author diversity, as well as the diversity of the characters. The stories themselves are each and all dark and imaginative and fresh. A great, entertaining, and grisly read that is well worth the money. I foresee these anthologies rising to Nightmare and Cemetary Dance levels soon.” – Amazon Reviewer

 

Rigor Morbid: Lest Ye Become is a collection of 12 horror/dark fantasy stories exploring the most terrifying parts of human and non-human nature. Journey into these worlds and face the foes our characters may — or may not — overcome.

You are …
A woman, haunted through every reincarnation by a man who will not let you go.
A monster, fighting evil impulses that have guided your kind for centuries.
A teen rendered voiceless, forced to be somewhere you don’t belong..
A person conditioned with white supremacist masculinity, facing a situation where you must kill to survive.

You change …
Unknown curses are fused with your being and threaten to consume you.
Beings infect you with their horror and poison your soul.
The end of the world frees you from your obligations and gives you a second chance.
A villain steals you, piece by piece, until there is nothing left of you at all.

You can’t let go …
You sacrificed your heart and life to salvage your pride.
You must have the answers you seek.
You’re loyal to your host to the end.
You love the person who asks you to do the unthinkable.

You are silenced …
By oppression. By bigotry. By hatred. By an evil that renders you voiceless and threatens to consume your soul.

You are invited …
Step into the worlds of Rigor Morbid: Lest Ye Become and face the foes our protagonists may or may not overcome …

If you dare.

“These stories knock it out of the park … The writing is tight, terse and so fully formed. The ideas just blew me away.” Shamus, Macavity, Barry and Grand Prix de Literature Policiere award-winning author Ken Bruen

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: The Random Convergence of Horror by Sandra Ruttan
The Law of Conservation of Death by Hailey Piper
Nukekubi by Patrick Winters
MRSA Me by Alicia Hilton
Trigger Finger by Joanne Rixon
Ivan’s Emporium of Curses by N. Sowers
Treats by Robert Stahl
I Will Make You Holy by V. Medina
We All Scream by Hailey Piper
We Are Hungry Whether or Not by Jessica P. Wick
Sweet Caroline by Angela Sylvaine
The Latin Queens of Mictlan by V. Castro
Lest Ye Become by Timothy Mudie

Posted in Editor, Short Fiction

The Desperate and the Damned

51u6omu1wyl._sx322_bo1204203200_

The Desperate and the Damned anthology is on sale now.

 

A naughty old woman. A girl locked away. Men desperate for money. The people caught in the crossfire of other people’s lives as they implode. The Desperate and the Damned contains 14 stories that look at both sides of crime. There are the criminals, desperate for money or revenge or driven by their own desires. There are the victims, who suffer at the hands of others. Some get revenge, some get justice and some elude suspicion from anyone willing to take action. Others are damned from the first word, the ones who never could catch a break no matter how hard they tried. Justice is both served and denied throughout these pages, much as it is in real life.

Whether it’s a naughty grandma heading out to find a guy to bring home to satisfy her desires, a mother struggling with mental illness, a guy about to lose his job who doesn’t know how he’ll pay the bills, each character is living on the edge of their existence, forced to extreme measures to right wrongs or survive.

The only question is will they?

Contributors: Patricia Abbott, Chris Barili, Rusty Barnes, Tracy Falenwolfe, Paul J. Garth, Allan Guthrie, Shannon Lawrence, Christa M. Miller, James Oswald, Thomas Pluck, Keith Rawson, Travis Richardson, Merrilee Robson, Benjamin Sobieck, and Mindy Tarquini,

Posted in Review, The Spying Moon

Reviewing The Evidence

51qbxpoxpcl

Reviewing The Evidence has weighed in on The Spying Moon:

“One of the qualities of author Sandra Ruttan’s writing style is that she does not feel compelled to tie up every loose end in sight. In fact, she doesn’t resolve a ton. But this makes the whole story a lot more realistic than most mysteries – I review mysteries: most are carefully packaged by the end. Even without the subtitle, THE SPYING MOON (Integrated Border Enforcement Team) (Volume 1), the reader knows that this is the opening foray into a series of novels about Kendall Moreau.

…  on the whole, turning this into a series is a good thing.”