October Wrap Up

A little late but better late than never, in October I read 25.5 books. Yes, I finally finished Empire of the Vampire. 😰 📱 Lark Ascending* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📘 Our Shadows Have Claws* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📱 The Witch and the Tsar* ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📕 Sanctuary ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 📗 The Boys from Biloxi* ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 🎧 The Oleander Sword ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 📱Continue reading “October Wrap Up”

REVIEW: A Dowry of Blood

“We’ve waltzed through a hundred tiny apocalypses, you and I, walked unharmed through the ash of countless crumbling regimes. We feast on the ruin of empires, Constanta. Their destructionis our high feast day.” —————————— Oh how I love a good story about Dracula. In this tale we are reading his “wife” Constanta’s final letters toContinue reading “REVIEW: A Dowry of Blood”

Pub Day REVIEW: Throwing Shadows

This is my third Jerry Roth book, like with his other books the characters all well fleshed out and nuanced even in short form. My challenge with short stories is always wanting more or being left to assume what happened. In this collection we get creepy tales that give us everything you want in a horrorContinue reading “Pub Day REVIEW: Throwing Shadows”

REVIEW: Stoker’s Manuscript

When a rare book dealer is asked to source and authenticate the original Dracula manuscript by Bram Stoker, he ends up mired in a centuries old Transylvanian family feud. Once an orphan in Romania, he is forced to return to his homeland to meet his client – the son of Vlad the Impaler. He quicklyContinue reading “REVIEW: Stoker’s Manuscript”

REVIEW: One Dark Window

The kingdom of Blunder is under a magical curse. An ancient mist permeates the woods and threatens to overcome the entire town and a fever leaves the survivors with dangerous magic. The only way to save the town and cure the fever is to collect 12 cards of different suits, each with a double sided power. Each useContinue reading “REVIEW: One Dark Window”

REVIEW: Our Shadows Have Claws

Did you like reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark as a kid? Well now imagine that with a Latin flair… Our Shadows have Claws has a little bit of everything for the light horror fan. Nothing is overly gruesome but instead creepy fun. This collection of stories takes us through some mainstream monsterContinue reading “REVIEW: Our Shadows Have Claws”

REVIEW: The Moon Eater

“I am Gold, the marauder with a taste for the theatrical, and the talent to pull it off.” ——————— The Moon Eater is a dark crime thriller with supernatural elements, it drops you right into an epic battle between two supernatural serial killers. Gold is a half werewolf with a penchant for sugary baked goods, classicalContinue reading “REVIEW: The Moon Eater”

REVIEW: When the Reckoning Comes

Whew, this one will blow your mind in several ways. When Mira is invited to her childhood best friend’s wedding she goes begrudgingly. The wedding is being held on a former plantation, a place that holds intense memories for Mira, a Black woman and a child who grew up in the shadow of the oldContinue reading “REVIEW: When the Reckoning Comes”

Audiobook REVIEW: Just Like Home

Vera is returning home to care for her mother, Daphne, who is dying. The two have always had a strained relationship and Vera must navigate that and the memories of her home, a place where her father was arrested as a serial killer. She is fearful and uncertain at first delving back into the memoriesContinue reading “Audiobook REVIEW: Just Like Home”

REVIEW: What Moves the Dead

I am a fervent Poe fan, so while I was intrigued by a retelling of The Fall of the House of Usher, my hopes were metered. But boy was I impressed by this one. Kingfisher takes the baton from Mexican Gothic and Wanderers and reimagines just what was haunting the Usher family leading to their descentContinue reading “REVIEW: What Moves the Dead”