“I enjoyed this book it evoked a quality of writing like Clive Barker and felt dreamy like the Phantasm film got together in New York City during the Summer of Sam. It was a great ride and a strange delight to be inside the head of the narrator.”

“What can I say? The Black Veldt is perfectly horrid. The descriptions, the scenes, and the first person train of thought are so filthy and drug-addled that I feel like I need a shower and a month in the methadone clinic just to remember who I am.
Warning: this story is not safe for minors. Move along kiddies, grow up a bit and come back in a few years.
The rest of you, dive right in. It’s not going to be pretty, but it’s tangible, and an experience that is gritty and raw. One you may never get to live again. Time to wade into the loamy filth that stagnates in the back of your mind where realities fade and wither into each other.”

“a great book, one of the best horror short stories that I have read.”

“This novella, “The Black Veldt” was a dark, disturbing tale that will linger with you long after you finish… If you’re a fan of the haunting and the macabre, this novella by Michael Reyes is for you, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.”

“those who like to read beautiful, unsympathetic prose with exceptional character development will eat this book up. A short read, it hits you like a sledgehammer. I couldn’t put this one down.”

“This is a well-written book with a main character of amazing depth. The levels of depravity that the author goes to is surprisingly refreshing; it’s rare for a book to make me uncomfortable but this author succeeded wonderfully. The pacing and world building are phenomenal and the writing is easy to follow. This is definitely a highly recommended read from me.”

Jose Carvel is a scumbag. But he wants to be a better person.

The degenerate writer and former ward of state is trying to recreate himself in the slums of the Lower East Side, yet his past won’t stop haunting him.

Those violent memories of his dark nights on the road. The tormented faces of those he left behind. The relentless nightmares of that ancient, demon- stalked veldt with its covenant of blood and its master of shadow, dirt, and stars.

He must confront his own dark truth while exploring the depths of sexual depravity and obsession in Fear City during its Summer of Sam.

Carvel must fight to save the woman he loves… While rescuing his own soul from the Black Veldt’s vile kingdom.

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THE BLACK VELDT Is Equally Sleazy, Strange, and Inscrutable | LaptrinhX / News

Reviews – The Black Veldt | The StoryGraph

Julie Sara Porter, Bookworm Reviews: New Book Alert: The Black Veldt by Michael Reyes; Short, but Graphic and Terrifying Horror About The Haunting Darkness (

And that’s not all from author Michael Reyes. Don’t miss the ‘Clock’s Watch’ series starting with…

Clock the Chaos Mage. A stranger out of time, hidden in the folds of shadow. He is the guardian of Coney Island’s supernatural borderlands, and the only thing standing between our reality and the demons that thirst to destroy it.

Tales of dark pulp fantasy and horror.

“I don’t read a lot of this type of fantasy, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it to be fresh. The writing was extremely well-done, with an excellent balance of narrative, description and dialog. I thought the exposition of each story was developed in a timely manner and it held my interest, with Clock being the common thread that ran between the stories. I think anyone who would like a quick read with a central character that you can get into for successive stories would like this book.”

“If you’re looking for something different, a bon mot, a diversion, the book equivalent of a newly discovered and inviting path into a dark forest, you need to read this book.”

“Congratulations to Michael Reyes for writing such a magnificent piece of work that this occult story sounds like a breathless art! My curious imagination on the matter of occult stories has now been fulfilled! Such a wake-up call!”

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About Author Michael Reyes

Michael Reyes is an author from Brooklyn living in the Bronx. He writes a dark urban fantasy series named Clock’s Watch.

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