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Sunday, October 31, 2021

SPFBO 7 (Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off) finalists and our approach

As avid fantasy readers, we love discovering new voices and hidden gemsSPFBO contest gives us such a possibility and we’re thrilled to participate in it for the seventh time. The first stage of the contest has just ended.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Living Waters by Dan Fitzgerald

Official Author Website

Buy The Living Waters HERE

Monday, October 25, 2021

Book review: Severed by Scott Snyder, Scott Tuft, and Attila Futaki.

Whew. That was grim. Not in a gory or disgusting way (though it does contain violence and gore ), but in all the ways that make a horror story scary. 
Monday, October 18, 2021

Graphic Novel Review: Locke & Key by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez and Jay Fotos

Order Locke & Key over HERE.

About Joe Hill: Joe Hill is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box, The Fireman, and Full Throttle. He won the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long-running comic book series, Locke & Key, co-created with artist Gabriel Rodriguez. Much of his work has been adapted for movies and television. His second novel, Horns, was translated to film in 2014 and starred Daniel Radcliffe. His third novel, NOS4A2, is now a hit series on AMC, starring Zachary Quinto. The first season of Locke & Key was released on Netflix in early 2020 and became an overnight smash. His story, "In The Tall Grass," co-written with Stephen King, was made into a feature for Netflix, and became a mind-bending cult horror sensation. Most recently, Hill has returned to graphic novels -- his latest comics include Basketful of Heads and Plunge for D.C., and Dying is Easy for IDW.

Publication date: July 20, 2021 Publisher: IDW Page count: 996 p Cover art by Gabriel Rodriguez

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Audiobook Giveaway: Blackdog by K. V. Johansen


K. V. Johansen is a prolific Canadian author who has written several books for children as well as adults.  She has honored us by allowing us to host this giveaway wherein one lucky winner will get an audiobook copy of Blackdog (book 1 of Gods Of The Caravan Road)!!!

To enter, please send an email to with your Name, country of location and the subject: Black Dog. Giveaway will end 12:01 pm 29th October 2021 and is open to participants in the USA and Canada!

Thank you for entering and Good Luck!

1) Open To Anyone in the USA and Canada
2) Only One Entry Per Household (Multiple Entries Will Be Disqualified)
3) Must Enter Valid Email Address, Country + Name
4) No Purchase Necessary
5) Giveaway will end 12:01 pm 29th October 2021 
6) Winners Will Be Randomly Selected and Notified By Email
7) Personal Information Will Only Be Used In Emailing Out the Audiobook To The Winner

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Interview with Dan Coxon, the editor of Out of The Darkness Anthology

ABOUT DAN: Dan Coxon has been shortlisted for a Shirley Jackson Award and a British Fantasy Award, and has won a Saboteur Award (Best Anthology 2016). He edited the anthologies This Dreaming Isle (Unsung Stories, 2018) and Being Dad: Short Stories About Fatherhood (Tangent Books, 2016), as well as the irregular journal of weird fiction The Shadow Booth. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Salon, Popshot, Gutter, Unthology, Neon, The Portland Review and many other places, as well as being read at events in London, Hong Kong, Seattle and Portland. In 2019 he was shortlisted for the Bath Short Story Award for his story 'Goya in the Deaf Man's House'.

He runs a proofreading and editing service at, working with both publishers and private clients.

Find Dan online: Website, Twitter

Order Out of the Darkness: Amazon, Publisher

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi - Review

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Buy The Bronzed Beasts HERE 
Read Caitlin's review of The Gilded Wolves
Read Caitlin's review of The Silvered Serpents

OFFICIAL AUTHOR BIO: Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that draws on world mythology and folklore. Her work has been nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards, and has frequently appeared on Best of The Year lists from Barnes and Noble, Forbes, Buzzfeed and more. Her New York Times bestselling series includes The Star-Touched Queen duology, The Gilded Wolves, and Aru Shah and The End of Time, which was recently optioned for film by Paramount Pictures. 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Book review: Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell by Nathan Ballingrud


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AUTHOR INFO: Nathan lives in Asheville, NC, with his daughter. He writes literary dark fantasy and horror. He is a big fan of writers like Richard Ford, Annie Proulx, Lucius Shepard, and Clive Barker. He thinks the world is a pretty dark and unforgiving place, but a beautiful place, too. That's what he likes to write about.

Release Date: April 9, 2019 Publisher: Saga Press Pages: 288 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Blood of the Chosen by Django Wexler - Review

You can read a review of Ashes of the Sun HERE.  

Interview with Mike Moglia (interviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)


Today at FBC, we are having a special kind of interview. Lately I’ve been enjoying a lot of booktube and podcasts, one of my favourites is Mike Moglia who hosts the Swords & Sports Podcast & youtube channel. Combining his zany humour, introspective questions & ideas for novellas, Mike’s interviews often have me chuckling and wondering how quickly he slips some insightful commentary all while highlight different aspects about the authors and the titles they have written.

So read ahead and get to know more about Mike Moglia, the man, why he chose the specific title and how he really gets his research done. 


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