Update from us here at Black Angel -free e-arc for review, DVD competition, free drabble to read

Free e-arc for review purposes on offer.

Reviews are coming in on Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57038928-daughters-of-darkness?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=g82B0sUgAH&rank=1#other_reviews

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Writer Jennifer Soucy kindly says – “All in all, this collection was simply amazing.”

Veronica Cervilla writes :- “Nice compilation of stories in a wide range of horror subgenres. As in any anthology, some of them really stand out and for me, those were “Tummy bug” (body horror with an interesting twist), “Is That Your Dead Wife, Or Are You Happy To See Me” (comedy-horror. I had so much fun reading this and I’ll certainly read more of Ruschelle Dillon), and “The blasted tree” (folk/rural horror. Now this is a personal fav because I LOVE rural horror).

All in all, a good read.”

Steve Stred’s review appeared on Kendall Reviews –


If you are up for reviewing this women-authored anthology please email us through the blog for an e-arc and we’d be delighted to send you one in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thank you.

Meanwhile while the UK continues to be in lockdown me and Steph have been busy working on solo-authored projects – short stories, flash and dark poetry in my case (though I do have a novella on the go) and novels in Steph’s case.

Trio of horror books I’ve read recently-

The Companion by Katie Alender (YA Gothic Horror) 8/10

The Searching Dead by Ramsey Campbell (pub Flame Tree Press) (review hardback) 6/10

A.J.Elwood The Cottingley Cuckoo (review e-arc) 6/10

As everyone who knows me I am a keen film buff, old, new, Brit, indie, horror, film noir, Golden Hollywood, musicals and Marilyn Monroe. Here are a trio of horror/supernatural films I’ve watched lately-

Horror films I’ve watched :-

Indie Brit horror Sea Fever on Amazon prime starring Dougray Scott

7/10 Very tense, low budget but reminiscent of The Thing.

Sea Fever Poster

The Little Stranger from Sarah Waters’ bestseller on dvd


Though can anyone please explain the ending to me? Still puzzling over it

The Little Stranger Poster

Train to Busan : Peninsula


High octane, totally silly but great fun.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula [DVD] [2020]


So anyone fancy having a go at winning the DVD – watched once by me and in near pristine state?

Get in touch via twitter with your answers and I will get a family member to pick a name at random on after closing time on Monday 22 March at 8pm i.e. 20:00 hours UK time.

Please enter so that it’s more fun and I have someone’s name to pick!


Question: –

  1. Which novel does this opening line come from? Who wrote it?
  • “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.”


Here’s one of my fave drabbles – it ties in with the zombie theme of Busan, and was first published on the Horror Tree site

Holding Hands

by Alyson Faye

Holding Mary’s hand had brought him pleasure during their marriage. He loved her soft palms. He gazed in disgust at the greying flaccid object dangling in his grip.

The rest of his wife lay on their Ikea sofa, frothing at the mouth, gnashing her teeth, behind the barricade of bookcases he’d built to imprison her.

‘The Changing’ took two days. Charles had dutifully sat at her side, holding her hand – until it dropped off.

This, more than his wife becoming a zombie, really bothered Charles.

It was – untidy.

Charles sighed. He’d have to chop her other hand off now.


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