Six-Gun Tarot (Gogoltha #1) by R.S. Belcher Book Review
21, Jun


SIX-GUN TAROT is a book that I wished I'd written, which is one of those praises that only writers get to throw out or would-be writers (or anybody) but it still has a lot of meaning. Basically, it has everything I love in a novel from the Wild West to monsters to antiheroes to the Cthulhu Mythos (but set up against supernaturals of Heaven and Hell). They even manage to put some nice social commentary in the book about race relations and homophobia.

Dead Acre (Black Badge #1) by Rhett Bruno and Jamie Castle, narrated by Roger Clark Book Review
16, Jun


DEAD ACRE is an audiobook is written by Rhett Bruno (The Roach) and Jaime Castle (Sidekick) while narrated by Roger Clark (Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption 2). It's an exceptional pedigree as I love the work of all three individuals. It's a short work of about only three hours long but it's also free with my Audible subscription so I'm hardly going to complain about its length vs. price.

Bulletproof Witch: Beginnings (Bullet Proof Witch #1-4) by Francis James Blair Book Review
15, Jun


BULLETPROOF WITCH: BEGINNINGS (Book 1-4) by Francis James Blair is a collection of the first four novels of the Bulletproof Witch series. I know, what a surprise. I really enjoyed this book collection, which is on the lighter side of reading with each book being just under two hundred pages and very easy to finish in a single day. As such, I encourage readers to just buy the collection and read it as a single volume rather than picking up each individual one.

Dracula Cha Cha Cha (Anno Dracula #3) by Kim Newman Book Review
12, Jun


DRACULA CHA CHA CHA is the third volume of the Anno Dracula series and moves our story up to the late 1950s. It is an homage to the European romance movies of the period like Roman Holiday as well as Italian giallo (proto slasher films). It is certainly a far cry from the original steampunk Anno Dracula novel but it is still an impressive mixture of historical as well as fictional characters from the time period. It also has Commander Hamish Bond, barely disguised from his Sean Connery incarnation.

Dead of Winter (Coin Reveal #1) by Lee Collins Book Review
05, Jun


DEAD OF WINTER by Lee Collins is one of the latest books I've read on my Weird West kick. I've always been a fan of the genre and even wrote my Cthulhu Armageddon books with the theme but am not as sufficiently versed in the subject as I want to be. This came highly recommended and I immediately tore into it when I got my copy. It is an extremely readable novel and that's something I always like to bring up. Like Blood Riders by Michael P. Spradlin, I really loved entering the world and spending time with its characters.

The Goblin Emperor (The Goblin Emperor #1) by Katherine Addison Book Review
31, May


THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison is a book that I've had on my TBR list for some time but never quite got around to actually reading. I am regretful of this because this is a book that reads easily, was consistently entertaining, and is wholly unlike the vast majority of fantasy that I have read. It is a little steampunk, a little Netflix's THE CROWN, and a bit of GAME OF THRONES on top but remarkably nonviolent or falling on traditional fantasy tropes. The two races may be elves and goblins but they are wholly unlike their traditional depictions in fantasy.

3:33 AM by Luke Hindmarsh Book Review
27, May


3:33 AM is a book by Luke Hindmarsh, an author that I was greatly impressed by when he made his debut with MERCURY'S SON. That was a cyberpunk dystopian science fiction novel so I was curious what he would end up doing with a more straight Stephen King-esque horror novel. 3:33 AM was a novel I picked up as soon as it came out and I've been reading it over the course of a week, savoring it. I have very strong opinions on this book and want people to know it's a really good work all round.

Deadlands: Horror at Headstone Hill (Savage Worlds) by Pinnacle Entertainment
27, May


HORROR AT HEADSTONE HILL is a 131 page sandbox campaign for DEADLANDS: THE WEIRD WEST. It is an interesting variant on the previous plot point campaigns because while the ones for Reloaded were primarily about big epic battles with the Reckoners' Servitors, this is designed to be a much more down to Earth campaign where the focus is on protecting a small community from an insidious lurking threat.

Blood Riders by Michael P. Spradlin
24, May


BLOOD RIDERS by Michael P. Spradlin is one of the rare books that I am very upset is a one and done. Published in 2012, I'm pretty sure that there's not going to be a sequel but this is a work I probably would have continued to read over a dozen novels. It has very strong Dresden Files energy and while utterly ridiculous in places is hardly a turn off for someone who absolutely adores that. I have some minor complaints about it but wish this had many a sequel after all the build-up of the first book.

Deadlands: Blood Drive (Savage Worlds) by Pinnacle Entertainment Book Review
20, May


DEADLANDS: BLOOD DRIVE is a hardback edition assembling three adventures written for DEALANDS: RELOADED (Bad Times on the Goodnight, High Plains Drovers, and Guess Whose Coming to Donner). The adventure follows the player characters as they attempt to move 1,000 cattle across the territories of the Weird West in order to arrive at a plot of land that he's purchased to build a ranch.