"Paul Kane is a first rate storyteller, never failing to marry his insights into the world and its anguish with the pleasures of phrases eloquently turned."
, bestselling author of The Hellbound Heart
, Mister B. Gone
and The Scarlet Gospels
"RED not only tips its hat to "Little Red Riding Hood," but "Peter And The Wolf," and "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?" and every werewolf type motif in between... This time around Kane puts a twisted horror spin to it, with even a fair amount of social criticism thrown in for good measure... Kane does an incredible job of combining horror and humor into one tasty morsel."
"Kane expands on the "Little Red Riding Hood" mythos with a sharply-written novella that pits a descendent of the classic fairy tale character against the "real" creature of the same story. But make NO
mistake: this isn't for kids! You can tell Kane had a real ball twisting time updating "Riding Hood", especially in how he has crafted this new, psycho-sexual "wolf." For the sake of not ruining anything else, let's just say RED
is a real BLOODY good time."
—Horror Fiction Review
is a gleefully gruesome tale that moves at an excellent pace. Its length is a joy, reminiscent of a line from another fairy tale: "Not too big, not too small, just right." Paul Kane does a rip-roaring rendition of the Red Riding Hood story... He has the gift of summing up a situation in a sentence. RED is wonderfully written; it is easy to sink one's teeth into it and devour it with relish."
"This is a good scary story for those stormy nights or bright days. It is strong enough to terrify either way and will stay in your mind for days afterwards. Stories like this don't come along very often, as all readers know."
—Horror Bound Magazine
is bloody brilliant—clever, classy and bound to chill you to the bone!"
"Paul Kane has enriched the werewolf mythos with a seamless re-imagining of a hypnotically suggestive fairy tale, embellishing it with the harsh, alluring scent of an ages-old psychosexual predator who easily rivals that other undead villain from Eastern European folklore, the vampire. A relentless and grisly fairy tale for dark times, RED is filled with the blackest blood from the deepest parts of our bodies, and is thoroughly recommended."
—Mathew Riley, BookGeeks
's shocking first chapter through wicked twists and turns to the end, the story surprises, intrigues and beguiles you. Paul Kane's taut, muscular, yet descriptive prose conjures up disturbing images in your mind that you won't be able to dislodge for months. Kane's writing is frighteningly realistic... RED
is a beautifully visceral, dark tale and if any novella was ripe for a film adaptation, it's this one."
, Female Cenobite in Hellbound: Hellraiser II
and author of The Venus Complex
‘I adored fairy tales as a small child, and I enjoyed reading Blood RED
. Whilst being modern, it keeps returning in new and apt ways to the early version we know from the nursery, paying its dues while reinterpreting the tale in ways that will give you the shivers. And Kane is adept at putting flesh on the bones: all the more horrifying, my dear, when he strips it off again.’
, bestselling author of A Cold Season
, The Unquiet House
, The Hidden People
and The Crow Garden
‘Pleasingly accessible, fast-paced and gloriously gruesome, Blood RED
gives a fresh lick of paint (red, obviously!) to an old tale and adds a distinctly adult tone. Good fun.’
—Mark Yon, SFF World
‘I loved the twisted take on Little Red Riding Hood
. Who doesn’t love dark and twisted tales inspired by disturbing and unsettling fairy-tales? I loved every page. I had a great time reading RED
and Blood RED
—5 * Review, Book Lover’s Boudoir
‘One taste is all it will take to get you hooked, and after that, your thirst for the sweet Blood RED
stuff that Paul Kane has to offer will undoubtedly be as voracious as any beast’s.’
—A Girl’s Guide to Horror
‘You cheeky bastard! Not only have you revamped the Robin Hood legend, now you have taken Little Red Riding Hood
and turned what was already a dark fable into a descent into pure, action-packed horror . . . Thanks Paul!’
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