Walking With Ghosts, my first full-length short story collection recently published by the amazing folks at PS Publishing, has now been reviewed by Mario Guslandi over at Hellnotes. Here is a small preview of this very good review:
Brian James Freeman is a well respected author of short stories in the field of dark fiction. His specialty is what we used to call “quiet horror”(the master of which was Charles L. Grant), meaning a type of horror fiction where the reader is disturbed and unsettled in a gentle, but deep fashion, without making use of gore, unnecessary violence, and graphic details. The exact opposite of so-called “splatterpunk” but, in the end, much more effective in producing shivers and fright… [These stories] are very good. So good that it’s hard to pinpoint the more accomplished, being impossible to comment in detail upon each one… A highly recommended collection.
This is just a small taste, and Mario takes the time to comment on many of the stories. If you still haven’t picked up a copy, please check out the review!
I’m pleased to report that Wayne C. Rogers over at Hellnotes has reviewed Blue November Storms and it’s probably the most glowing review I’ve ever received.
Here is just one selected section that made me blush this morning, but I hope you’ll read the entire review and pass it along to any of your friends who might be interested:
I have to admit that what Blue November Storms reminded me of was one of the old episodes from the sixties’ version of The Twilight Zone television series. This is when some of the greatest writers in television (Rod Sterling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson) were creating masterpieces on a little known TV show that would later alter the lives of hundreds of future authors. Brian James Freeman, like the authors above, creates and structures his stories at a pace that starts off slowly and then gradually works its way to an exploding climax that has the reader making a mad dash to the finish line.
All 750 copies of the signed Limited Edition of my new mini-collection of short stories, More Than Midnight, sold out from the publisher just one week after it was announced back in December, but Amazon.com has a few more copies left in-stock and another great review has arrived from Hellnotes:
More Than Midnight by Brian James Freeman is the dark night of the soul with lightning snapping in the background, revealing that lone, dark figure standing in the roadway with his arms open for you. Go ahead and buy the book, then give that stranger a hug and pray he doesn’t strangle you before the last page is finished.
A trade paperback edition and an eBook edition of More Than Midnight will be out by the end of the year, but I think the signed Limited Edition hardcover turned out beautifully and I hope you’ll consider adding it to your collection.