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REVIEW: Legacy of Ghosts by Alicia Wanstall-Burke

Lidan and Ranoth dramatically return in Legacy of Ghosts, the second installment of the Coraidic Sagas trilogy. Four years has passed since the events in Blood of Heirs with Lidan and Ran’s worst fears...

The artist making every indie cover glow: Felix Ortiz

A few years back, I was scrolling through the Grimdark Fiction Readers and Writers Facebook group when I spotted a post by an artist who was starting out and looking to get his first...

REVIEW: Assassin by Andy Peloquin

Assassin by Andy Peloquin is the revised version of Darkblade Assassin, which was a indie dark fantasy novel released in 2018. This new version of the book is half-again in size of the original...

5 Things to Look Forward to in Mike Shel’s Idols Fall

Mike Shel’s dark fantasy Iconoclasts series has been filling readers with dread since Aching God crept onto the scene in 2018 and earned a top-ten finalist spot in the prestigious Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off. Combining...

An Interview with Dyrk Ashton

Hail grimlings! This issue I finally caught up with that wily rapscallion Dyrk Ashton. If you don’t know Dyrk’s work, he is currently working on finishing his Paternus series—books 1 and 2 are already...

An Interview with Alicia Wanstall-Burke

G’day Grimmies! I’m here today with one of my favorite Aussies—Alicia Wanstall-Burke. Now, if you aren’t familiar with Alicia’s work—it’s ok.  She is still fairly new to the scene; however, she has been stirring...

3 freelance editors worth every red cent

When you aren’t assigned an editor by a publishing house, parsing through and selecting the right freelance editor for you can be incredibly difficult. Some editors are qualified, some are not; some have swish...

REVIEW: Beyond the Shadows Volume One – A Grimdark Anthology

It’s always an exciting thing to see a new anthology of grimdark stories when it’s released. Great artwork typically pulls me in along with a list of stories promising lots of grit, swords, and...

REVIEW: Blackest Knights edited by C.T. Phipps

What happens when good knights go bad? When shining armor cracks, morals are cast aside, and sacred oaths are broken? Blackest Knights, edited by C.T. Phipps, is a collection of nineteen short stories that...

REVIEW: Melokai by Rosalyn Kelly

Blood. Mutilation. Sex. Politicking. And all of it coalesces into one meaty tale of love, betrayal, and death in Melokai, the first novel in Rosalyn Kelly’s In the Heart of the Mountains series. Although...