About The Scary Reviews

Welcome to The Scary Reviews! I started this site because I’ve always been a huge horror fan and I wanted to have a place to post my favorite horror book reviews. I’ve been a horror fan since Friday the 13th and Halloween hit the screen’s. I saw them both and was far too young for these movies, but I loved them and I’ve loved horror movies ever since. The first horror book I read was a book with a monkey on the front holding cymbals, this turned out to be Skeleton Crew by Stephen King. Since that day I’ve read every King book and now read a wide variety of horror, dark fiction, thrillrts and, my favorite, post apocalyptic books. I’ve really grown to love apocalyptic fiction. I find it fascinating to see the various ways a writer will “end” the world.

I really enjoy sci-fi books especially when it has horror and thriller elements mixed in. The other worlds and technology are a real draw for me and I’m kinda a technology nut so I love to see what may be reality someday. I usually like to give a book 20-50 pages (depending on the books length) before deciding if it’s worth finishing. If it hasn’t grabbed me by then it probably won’t, but I’ve been wrong before and probably will be again.

As with all the fellow bloggers I know, I don’t receive compensation for reviews. I do however have the pleasure of receiving many of the books from authors/publishers to review at not cost. All of the opinions in my reviews are my own, this is true whether I purchased the book or if it was free. If you are considering purchasing any of the books you read about here, please click the link provided in the review. This will provide a small fee from Amazon to help keep this site going. Thank you for following and/or visiting!


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18 thoughts on “About The Scary Reviews

  1. Hello!

    I wonder if I might convince you to run a feature for horror author Will Macmillan Jones? He has a blog tour scheduled: The event is set to commence on May 8th with the last posting day of May 12th. Perhaps you may even be interested in joining the tour yourself and reviewing one of his books, he has four to choose from?
    Tour sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/Wx2AsIwLuteLsNmY2

    Rukia Publishing is an online book promotions and small press publishing company and at this moment we are working with the author to help market his series, The Mister Jones Mysteries. Please take a look at Will’s book showcase and author page on Rukia to learn more here, including the frst chapter of every book in the Mister Jones Mysteries:
    Book Showcase: http://www.rukiapublishing.com/book-showcase-will-macmillan-jones.html
    Author Page: http://www.rukiapublishing.com/meet-the-author-will-macmillan-jones.html

    I appreciate your time and am looking forward to hearing back from you.


    Margaret A. Daly

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  2. Hi David

    I’ve recently self-published via Pronoun. My book is Apocalyptic with elements of horror throughout.
    I’m looking for reviews to help create some buzz around the title.

    Here’s the Amazon link (which has a synopsis).

    Thanks in advance!



  3. Hi. My name is Henry. I work for Crime Wave Press, though represent other authors, as well. I found your site while searching for reputable blogs to feature our authors on.

    Please consider Chris Roy, author of two crime thriller trilogies and numerous short stories. His dark fiction published by Near to the Knuckle would be a good fit for Scary Reviews. “Marsh Madness” is his debut for NTTK, 1,500 words of dark fiction.


    If you are interested in featuring/reviewing Chris’ work, please also considered an interview or guest post. I can arrange.


    PR Manager @crimewavepress


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  4. Hello David:

    Hope all is well with you. I’ve been surfing through your website and would love for you to review my new book, Twisted Tales of Deceit. This is the first book in a new horror/dark fiction series I’m writing called Beyond the Chamber Door. Please let me know how to contact you with further details. My email address is pdallevaauthor@gmail.com

    Ty for your time and consideration


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  5. Hi David,

    I am contacting you to ask whether you might be interested in reviewing my forthcoming book, Tomorrow’s World.

    The future may not be bright but it’s hilarious

    In tales that criss cross the Atlantic, Tomorrow’s World transports the reader into the future where even dreams can be controlled – but it seems that the future’s not all it’s cracked up to be. In England, Terrence finds himself disillusioned in a world of drudgery, compensation claim drones and a relentlessly rising retirement age. Across the pond, Walter has harnessed the power of age-defying medication in a bid to prosper indefinitely – at any expense. What could possibly go wrong?

    (40,521 words, 2 1/2 hours reading time)
    Release Date: November 22nd

    With its relentless dark humour and gripping narrative, Tomorrow’s World paints a vivid picture of a future that’s a little too close for comfort.

    “Because in Tomorrow’s World, Guy has seen the writing on the wall. And it’s in emojis.” Adam Riley, Comedian

    If you would like to take a look, you can download a copy of Tomorrow’s World here (Mobi/EPUB/PDF) – https://dl.bookfunnel.com/k2wpuymrqg

    My previous novels include the well-received black comedy, Necropolis – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21898627-necropolis

    Kind regards

    Guy Portman

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  6. Hello to The Scary Reviews:

    I’m writing to check for the possibility of a review for my science fiction/thriller/horror, S.Y.P.H.E.N., which tells the story of Sergeant Major Lincoln Boddies and his Delta Force Operators attempts to stop terrorists from using a Weapon of Mass Destruction while they combat a new enemy that could destroy them all. I’m offering a free PDF, .MOBI, or .EPUB for review. Thanks for the consideration!


    Cortez Law III Author of Serial Rites, S.Y.P.H.E.N., Cold Lick, and Kremlin Tide

    Serial Rites: https://youtu.be/Dzu6YgpQMIc
    S.Y.P.H.E.N.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsQ62cJbnSQ
    Cold Lick: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crx1xFyp3No
    Kremlin Tide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZmBAAXQgAE

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  7. I run a blog where I promote my upcoming debut novel and I write about my experience in the indie publishing world. I like to get different peoples perspectives on industry and along with interviewing many authors, I’m want to speak with people on the other side of the table.

    Would you be interested in an interview with me?

    If you would like to check out my style then take a look at my site. http://www.gjstevens.com/posts

    Many thanks for taking the time to read this email.

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  8. Hello,

    I am contacting you to see if you would be interested in reviewing my novella, MAYBE THE DREAM KNOWS WHAT IS REAL. Here is a blurb:

    “He was lost, directionless, unable to find his identity.

    He thought he found it in her, which was good because he was teetering on the edge of madness.

    She had no way of knowing her actions would push him over it.

    This is a story about the dangers of depending on others to give you a sense of self-worth, taken to the extreme. It is a graphic story not meant for the faint of heart. The graphic content is only 15% of the prose, but it is some of the most harrowing writing ever committed to page.”

    If interested, you can contact me via email:



    Steve Grogan

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  9. Hello,

    I would like to respectfully request that you review my novel Lightwarriors. The book is approximately 456 pages and was released on November 19, 2018. I have hardback, paperback and ebook formats available and can provide two of any format you might request although paperback and hard backs take a little longer as the book currently on print on demand with Barnes & Noble and Amazon. The book Blurb is as follows:

    Charlie MacLeod, a young and beautiful girl, was gifted at birth with the power to set the world alight; a power she neither wants nor can easily control. A victim of tragedy, Charlie is adopted by David and Catherine McAuliffe, a young couple with similar god-like powers who only wish to live a quiet, normal life. Events quickly spiral out of control as Charlie is marked for death by the NSA, and later pursued by another, far more dangerous entity that seeks to exploit her power for its own dark ends.

    You can check out more about my novel Lightwarriors at the following link:


    If you are interested please feel free to email me at bljackson@my.okcu.edu

    Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

    Very Truly Yours,

    Brian L. Jackson

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  10. Hi David,

    I too am commenting to pitch my book to you as a reviewer. Psychonaut is the second book in the Starblood series and coming out on March 12.

    I was hoping you might either review it (and if you wish to the first book in the series) or share a blog post advertising the release. I’m including a blurb so that you can decide whether it appeals. The genre is fantasy horror. The book is Psychonaut. The author is Carmilla Voiez. The length is just over 81k. And the release date is March 12.

    My email address if you would like to receive an ARC is carmillavoiez@gmail.com

    Blurb – 

    Satori is caught between two worlds. There is something he needs in one, but the other keeps drawing him back. However, he is in love and he isn’t going to let a little thing like death get in his way. To reach his goal, he must face unimaginable horrors, not least of which is his true self.
    Star’s tortured and broken body awaits Satori, but does she really need him to save her? His rival, a rage-filled young woman, grows more powerful and becomes as twisted as the ribbons in her hair while the demon, Lilith, draws each of them inexorably towards her. Who will survive the coming battle?

    Full of sex and magic, “Psychonaut” is an exploration into the human psyche and the second book in Voiez’s “Starblood” trilogy.

    “Carmilla Voiez is more of a singer than a writer. She tells her compelling story in a hypnotic, distinctive voice that brings her eerie world vividly to life.” Graham Masterton

    “Psychonaut is a book of mad impulses, inner vision, sadism, escape and belief. You feel uncomfortable reading it, like Alex strapped to the chair in Clockwork Orange being taught to feel sick at atrocity. Rather than leave us crippled by response, though, Psychonaut bears you through the hurt towards the only paradise we can be assured of…a love past fault.”  Jef Withonef, Houston Press.

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  11. Good afternoon. I’m emailing you to request a review of my new novella, Part-time Zombie, which releases on 5.21.19. If you are able to review, I am offering a mobi file. It will be available everywhere ebooks are sold, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iTunes. I would greatly appreciate your time and consideration.

    Title: Part-time Zombie
    Author: Gerald Dean Rice
    Blurb: Please see below
    Release Date: 5.21.19
    Page Count: 76

    When Alice develops a hunger for human flesh she unwittingly unleashes an ancient evil only she can stop. As Detective Lazarus races to get to the bottom of these horrid crimes he discovers a sinister connection between the killer and himself.

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