I Can Taste the Blood is the Perfect Halloween (Or Any Other Strange Time)

I Can Taste the Blood is the Perfect Halloween (Or Any Other Strange Time)

You love Halloween. You know why? Because you don’t know why. It’s all about surprises. Nasty ones, that, you hope, leave you breathless with fear and giddy with the strange laughter of relief. You go from door-to-door, house-to-house, stranger-to-stranger. What motivates each one to give you sweet gifts? Generosity? We both doubt that. The perfect Read more about I Can Taste the Blood is the Perfect Halloween (Or Any Other Strange Time)[…]

“I Can Taste the Blood” Vision I by Josh Malerman

“I Can Taste the Blood” Vision I by Josh Malerman

A stranger arrives in the middle of the night with a terrifying story to tell. A once nomadic family is enjoying their desert home, the fruit of many years of hard labor. As they sit down to their evening meal under a sky full of stars, they have no idea that their peaceful existence will Read more about “I Can Taste the Blood” Vision I by Josh Malerman[…]

Knock Knock! Any Vampires Home?

Knock Knock! Any Vampires Home?

Is there a title more apropos (or even expected) than I Can Taste The Blood for a book that might feature some sort of blood sucker? That’s for me to know and you to find out (aka: buy the book!). Sometimes I wonder if the concept of “tasting blood” is taken too literally. What if “tasting Read more about Knock Knock! Any Vampires Home?[…]

“I Can Taste the Blood” Vision II by J. Daniel Stone

“I Can Taste the Blood” Vision II by J. Daniel Stone

Certain doors should never be opened. What you find on the other side may be your undoing. Movies often provide an escape from the realities of a troubled life. But they can also be a gateway to some the most terrifying passions ever conceived. In J. Daniel Stone’s nightmarish vision of life and lust, two Read more about “I Can Taste the Blood” Vision II by J. Daniel Stone[…]

Your Book is Here, Readers of the Future

Your Book is Here, Readers of the Future

If you are reading these words, it means I didn’t make it out alive… So listen carefully, Readers of the Future. Please, this is important: I Can Taste the Blood has just been released into a timid world that doesn’t want to taste anything with more than Zero Calories. Indulge me, Readers of the Future. Read more about Your Book is Here, Readers of the Future[…]

“I Can Taste the Blood” Vision III by Joe Schwartz

“I Can Taste the Blood” Vision III by Joe Schwartz

For some, a life of crime is an easy choice. For others, it’s the only one… Sam is a “fixer.” A black market handyman of sorts. And he and his partner Joe find their jobs often take them to the most curious places. Directed by their elusive employer known only as Caretaker, the duo’s latest Read more about “I Can Taste the Blood” Vision III by Joe Schwartz[…]

Clones, Drones, a Bag o’ Bones

Clones, Drones, a Bag o’ Bones

I’ve read I CAN TASTE THE BLOOD twice. If I had to sum it up in my own words, I would simply say that to my knowledge there has never been a single collection of five authors who are so very different. And that’s what makes it special. Unique. Disturbing. Nightmarish Each one of us come Read more about Clones, Drones, a Bag o’ Bones[…]

The Five Unique Voices Behind I CAN TASTE THE BLOOD

The Five Unique Voices Behind I CAN TASTE THE BLOOD

Hello, Bloodhounds, it’s John again. Since it’s fallen to me to explain all the machinations behind this book, let me introduce my esteemed colleagues whose work is included in I CAN TASTE THE BLOOD, coming August 23rd from Grey Matter Press. JOE SCHWARTZ Joe is as energetic and bombastic a piece of human flesh as Read more about The Five Unique Voices Behind I CAN TASTE THE BLOOD[…]

The Ballad of The Whore-Bug Witch, and Other Strange Matters

The Ballad of The Whore-Bug Witch, and Other Strange Matters

July 24, 2016 Mr. Mahlon Jaculus Wunderhorn (MJW) MAJUSCULE MARINA Rumored to be in MAJUSCULE FOREST Suspected to be located in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Dear Mr. MJW, I confess I was surprised to find your letter under my pillow for at least three good reasons: 1) Clearly you had received an Advance-Reader’s Copy (ARC) of Read more about The Ballad of The Whore-Bug Witch, and Other Strange Matters[…]