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Review: Glitterwolf – Halloween Special Edition

Published January 27, 2015 by biggayhorrorfan

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Multiple voices are not so good when your various personalities start fighting over what to have for dessert. But, in the case of Glitterwolf’s Halloween Special Edition, edited by Matt Cresswell, multiple voices are, indeed, all welcome as they give us a truly splendid variety of chills and thrills.

Packaged between the hauntingly unique photography of Jason Grim, this collection contains a number of intriguing poems, highlighted by Kat Soini’s simple yet immensely potent offerings, Overture and Corpus Delicti. The meat of the volume, though, is contained within its very individualized short stories.

While Carlton D. Fisher’s chewy Another Night at the Reiko gives us a fervently sexual take on zombies and bar culture, Lou Dellaguzzo’s intriguing Night of the Bogie Men explores the real life horrors of gay night life in the Stonewall era. Steve Berman’s fine Passion, Like A Voice – That Buds, also, details the more personally horrific with a look at viruses and the human body through a beguiling sexual lens.

Meanwhile, if Lovecraft is more your ideal, then Evan J. Peterson’s emotionally and physically graphic A Different Seed should fill you up with gooey strands of pleasure. Young Inside, by Patrick Pink, also, ups the psychological quotient with a well inked possession style tale with a distinctly unsettling vibe.

Nicely, even some of the weaker tales contain some finely layered characterization and sophisticated ideas. Amy Sheperd’s nicely calibrated Haunted may the best of the bunch, though. A tender story of ghosts and letting go of the past, Sheperd creates characters and situations that almost anyone can relate to.

More information on this volume of Glitterwolf (and others) can be found at http://www.facebook.com/glitterwolfmagazine and http://www.glitterwolf.com .

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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Wolf Revealed!

Published November 4, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Out horror writer Adrian Lilly has been a busy little camper! He is just about to release the third book in his The Runes Trilogy, The Wolf at War.

In anticipation of this furry event, Lilly has revealed the cover art (above) for this battle-licious volume. Designed by the brilliant Andrea Davies, this nocturnal, city enhanced wonder is sure to get every late night subway rider’s pulses pounding.

Be sure to keep up with Lilly and The Wolf at War at https://www.facebook.com/adrianwlilly.

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Book Review: Combustion by Daniel W Kelly

Published July 1, 2014 by biggayhorrorfan

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Warm hearted, silly and, most importantly, filled with tons of outrageous sex, Daniel W. Kelly’s novel Combustion combines supernatural activity, social commentary and fiery vampire lore with giddy aplomb.

Concerning the efforts of Deck Waxer, a burly PI, who finds himself in plenty of hot and horror-ific action in a burgeoning gay village known as Kremfort Cove, this queer terror entry is fast paced and adventurous. Most importantly, Kelly incorporates plenty of messages of positive self-image, here. Waxer, in particular, is painted as someone without the club boy body type. But he is, also, highly desired and intensely sexual – proving that wherever one falls on the physical spectrum, there is never any reason to doubt your desirability. A gentle giant named Milkman Stan, whose sexual activities are some of the more unusual covered here is, also, one of the book’s more enjoyable, body positive characters, as well.

Of course, with a multitude of interesting characters and several dangling plotlines at this tome’s end, it is no surprise that Kelly has revisited the world he has created here in his second novel, No Place for Little Ones.

You can gather more information about Kelly and his writing at http://www.danielwkelly.com. Kelly is, also, the majestic force behind Boys, Bears and Scares. Check that out at http://www.facebook.com/boysbearsandscares.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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