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Father Figure – a novel by Ralph Robert Moore

Every once in a while, and sometimes its a long while, a writer reads a book voraciously for a few days in sessions that leave him or her breathless. After reading it there’s a feeling of profound loss, that somehow you could have that time again. You sit in your chair thinking about the feelings that masterpiece has evoked in you. This was my experience after finishing John Fowles ‘The Magus’. I also felt it at the end of Ralph…

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The Doll Who Ate His Mother by Ramsey Campbell – A review

Ramsey Campbell is often quoted as an influence by many a modern horror writer, and the fact that I hadn’t read any of his output so far was shamefully hanging from my neck like a dead crow of neglect. So I finally purchased his first book, The Doll Who Ate His Mother second hand from Amazon. Doll is Campbell’s first novel and is quite a short read.  Here’s a brief synopsis: The main character, Clare, is driving her emotionally unstable…

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Interview with horror author Mark Lukens

This week’s interview is with Mark Lukens, US horror author. He’s already built up an impressive catalogue of finely crafted stories, the latest of which is entitled ‘Ancient Enemy.’ It was my pleasure to catch up with him via cyber-space and hear about his work, inspirations and views on the current horror market. As usual, the questions are posed for the most part in either x or y format – so read on, connoisseurs of chaos, and experience the muse…

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‘Why are you brandishing that nail-gun?’

Greetings to all Connoisseurs of Chaos, To say the last week has been a busy one would be an understatement. So I thought I’d bring you up to date on some really cool things that are happening in the run-up to Halloween.   Firstly, my next book, ‘Beasts, Brutes and Abominations’ is ready for publication. Here’s the timetable: 15th October onwards – E-book available for pre-order at full price of $2.99. If you’ve liked my facebook page then you’ll be…

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Unleash the beasts

Greetings Connoisseurs of Chaos – or should I say fellow beasts? Lots of exciting news to report from me this week. First off, my next book to be released will be ‘Beasts, brutes and abominations’. It’s scheduled for the beginning of October and will be a collection of novellas and short stories. Here’s the blurb: Welcome to the world of the beastly, the monstrous and the diabolical. Tom G.H. Adams has compiled six tales to disturb and unsettle you, each…

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What’s it like to experience a second death? Interview with top US author Brian Rella

This week the runes have been cast in favour of up and coming US horror writer, Brian Rella. Like me, he’s a self-published author and is currently causing a storm with his ominously titled Second Death series. I picked up the first book about a month ago and read it through in one sitting – not a typical thing for me to do, but I was so gripped by the main character’s faustian dealings with a demon from the abyss…

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Life isn’t always a lemon – Aftermath of the Psychonaut

Lemon? Wtf is he on about now? The reference is to one of Meatloaf’s songs off the Bat out of Hell II LP entitled Life is a lemon and I want my money back. Well this week saw me get a few breaks. I’m not going to say any more because it’s all in the form of a video-blog: If you want to check out the source of ‘The Hunter’ lyrics at the front of my book, The Psychonaut, then here’s the…

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Why was Ronnie James Dio so universally adored?

I was turfing out my archive of Classic Rock magazines the other day as I needed the space in my newly set up office (yes, I’m writing full time now). I loved these magazines, but no one wanted to buy them on ebay and I was having a hard time finding anyone to take them off my hands. Anyway, I finally found a willing connoisseur who would act as a curator of my fine collection and appreciate them for the…

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