Flame Tree Press Launches Today!

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Launching today are the six inaugural titles from Flame Tree Press. Over the last month or so, I've been working my way through advance review copies of these launch titles from Jonathan Janz, Hunter Shea, Tim Waggoner, and Ramsey Campbell. 

David Tallerman, and J.D. Moyer are also making their Flame Tree Press debuts with The Bad Neighbor (a crime thriller) and The Sky Woman (sci-fi), respectively. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to dig into those two non-horror releases just yet, as I've had a bit of a time crunch between getting sick, my two boys and my wife getting sick, and the whole lot of us going round-robin again and again with various batches of illnesses cooked up by our daycare's biohazard division. By all means, though, click on through to check out those book's Amazon pages for more information on 'em.

Of the four horror titles I was able to read, though, I was largely impressed with Flame Tree's debut, and I am genuinely looking forward to see how this publisher shapes up in the coming months and years. If this first batch of books is anything to go by, Flame Tree most certainly deserves your support and attention, and I hope they're able to stick around for a good long while. Click on the cover images below to read to my review and visit the link within to purchase your copy of these books from Amazon.

In the coming weeks, I'll have reviews of more forthcoming Flame Tree Press books, including John Everson's The House by the Cemetery and D.W. Gillespie's The Toy Thief. I'll also be circling back around to Tallerman's and Moyer's book, as well. Stay tuned!


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You can also find each of these Flame Tree Press reviews collected in the first issue of The Horror Book Review Digest

This quarterly publication reviews the latest horror novels, novellas, and short stories published by the Big 5, small presses, independent authors and publishers, and emerging voices in horror, as well as less recent, classic, and soon-to-be classic horror titles.

In this debut release, horror author and HWA member Michael Patrick Hicks reviews new releases from Stephen King, CV Hunt, Rio Youers, John Connolly, Mary SanGiovanni, Jonathan Maberry, and Paul Tremblay. This volume also features reviews for each of the six launch titles from Flame Tree Press, a brand-new genre imprint launching in September with titles from Jonathan Janz, Hunter Shea, Ramsey Campbell, and others, as well as Fangoria’s book publishing debut with their title, Our Lady of the Inferno by Preston Fassel. Plus, we take a look back at the classic Jack Ketchum novels, Off Season and The Girl Next Door, as well as Brian Keene’s Darkness on the Edge of Town, and many, many more.

This special first volume of The Horror Book Review Digest features reviews of over 50 books that promise to give you chills and nightmares. Settle in, keep a light on, and find your next read.

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.


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