Broken Glass On Concrete

My Top Five Crime Reads of 2018 By John C. Foster Blood stained dollar bills. The burn of alcohol and smell of cordite. Crime fiction is visceral and alive, even as it dances with death. It’s about the struggle taking place on the last rung of the ladder. Who will fall. Who will climb. Crime... Continue Reading →

24 Bottles of Blood on the Wall

Shane Douglas Keene's Favorite Reads of 2018 Okay, I confess this list is somewhat disjointed, akin to my ADHD addled brain and all over the fuckin’ place, but it is what it is. I read so incredibly many great books last year that this list has been as impossible to nail down as putting on... Continue Reading →

Does it Doggy-Style

A Guest Feature by Max Booth III Okay, so, for the longest time I thought it’d be hilarious for the cover to contain a werewolf taking a piss. This presented problems. Would the werewolf be facing the reader, or would his back be turned to us? Somehow, it seemed dishonest if we had him peeing... Continue Reading →

Street Smart

I want to tell you a little bit about this guy who's words you're about to read, but I promise you I'll keep it brief and get out of the way as soon as possible. When it comes to dark, gritty, and violent crime fiction, Angel Luis Colón is, to put it bluntly, the real... Continue Reading →

Dark Origins

Dark Origins: Myths and Their Beginnings By Somer Canon Origin stories are a big deal to us. We love the beginnings of heroes, villains, sidekicks, and desperately unfortunate people. Of course, it has to go beyond your average air-sucker walking the streets fantasizing about a cheeseburger in order for the story to be good. We... Continue Reading →

Lowell George and the Art of Dying Young

A Conversation With John Hornor Jacobs By Rich Duncan Today on Ink Heist we're happy to welcome John Hornor Jacobs with a stellar, exceptionally in-depth conversation about books, writing, music, and his new novella, The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky. John's breakout debut Southern Gods is one of the best books I've read in decades and... Continue Reading →

The Nitty Gritty

The Nitty Gritty by Bob Ford, author/contributor to Lost Highways It’s safe to say most of us are acquainted with teachers, accountants, engineers and a normal assortment of people in our lives. It makes day-to-day acceptable and comfortable. Nothing wrong with that. Lots of characters hold those posts in fiction and the old adage write... Continue Reading →

Forever October by Michelle Garza

FOREVER OCTOBER October is my favorite month, not only for the horror love getting amped up but because the season bares some strange and mystic fruit of times long gone, it implores us remember our dead and in the wind change can be felt climbing up your back to whisper in your ear the tragedies... Continue Reading →

Horror at the Holiday Inn Express

Finding the Fear A Guest Post by Tim McWhorter When asked, “where do you get inspiration for your stories?” my customary answer is “anywhere and everywhere.” I know, it’s a lame and incredibly unexciting answer. But not only is it the absolute truth, I’m sure many other writers would concur. Like a stand-up comedian who... Continue Reading →

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