Book Review: Dirges in the Dark by Antoinette Corvo

Title: Dirges in the Dark Author: Antoinette Corvo Publisher: Red Cape Publishing Publication Date: February 4, 2020 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-fronted, Female-authored The best horror stories are those that make you believe they might be true . . . stories that suck you in so deeply, the lines between author, narrator, and character become blurred, opening that door to the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Claire by Terri Peterson

Title: Claire Author: Terri Peterson Publisher: Terri Peterson Publication Date: Feb 14, 2020 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-author, female-fronted Whether it is the feminine sexuality of her Le Cachot series or the dark transgender erotica of the Smeared Lipstick and Strange Little Girls sagas, Terri Peterson is an author I have had the great pleasure of watching develop through... Continue Reading →

Of Reads Abandoned & Those Postponed…

Sometimes there are books that just don't work for a reader, for one reason or another. Those books may get consigned to the dark shelves of Did-Not-Finish, or they may be quietly shifted to the To-Read shelves for a second chance later. In either case, these are the stories of those books abandoned and postponed... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Power by C.S. Alleyne

Title: Power Author: C.S. Alleyne Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing Publication Date: December 7, 2019 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-author, female-fronted Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Where there is a will there is a way. There are plenty of adages that you could apply to Power, but none of them... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Follow Him by Craig Stewart

Title: Follow Him Author: Craig Stewart Publisher: HellBound Books Publication Date: September 27, 2019 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-fronted While there are hints of the supernatural and promises of apocalyptic darkness in the opening chapters of Follow Him, they are almost deceptively placid . . . slow paced and subtle . . . character studies of men and women whose... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Garden of Bewitchment by Catherine Cavendish

Title: The Garden of Bewitchment Author: Catherine Cavendish Publisher: Flame Tree Press Publication Date: February 20, 2020 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-author, female-fronted When you sit down with a Catherine Cavendish story, you are guaranteed three things - a haunting atmosphere, a wild imagination, and fascinating characters. Each book is a fanciful, dreamlike, nightmarish read, and one that more... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Nowhere to Hyde by Terry M. West

Title: Nowhere to Hyde Author: Terry M. West Publisher: Pleasant Storm Entertainment Publication Date: January 31, 2020 Genres: Horror If you've ever wondered what the world would be like if all the monsters of legend were not only real, but a visible part of the community, then you've clearly not entered The Magic Now. Nowhere to Hyde is the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Red Tree by Caitlín R. Kiernan

Title: The Red Tree Author: Caitlín R. Kiernan Publisher: Ace Publication Date: September 7, 2010 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-author, female-fronted While there are few answers and even fewer conclusions to be drawn from The Red Tree, it is still a damned fine read, one distinguished as much by the voices as the embedded narratives. What Caitlín R. Kiernan... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Arachnophilia by Jason Howl

Title: Arachnophilia Author: Jason Howl Publisher: Jason Howl Publication Date: December 20, 2019 Genres: Horror Shelves: Female-led Aside from the fact that Joy is a giant spider wearing a human skin, and that there are some grotesque scenes of sucking the life from human victims, Arachnophilia is a story that cannot simply be dismissed as something monstrous and horrific. What... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sabbath by Nick Mamatas

Title: Sabbath Author: Nick Mamatas Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date: November 19, 2019 Genres: Horror It was the promise of Highlander meets Seven that convinced me to give Sabbath a chance, but the truth is it's less Highlander and more Terminator, Conan, and Masters of the Universe. This is a bold, brash, brutal, boisterous, blasphemous story (I'm running out... Continue Reading →

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