Book Review: The Darkening Dream by Andy Gavin

Let’s face it. Vampires are sissies, and have been for the last decade. Ever since the paranormal romance genre introduced us to the vampires in love with our heroes or heroines, vampires have been known as goody-two-shoes, true romantics at heart. We’ve forgotten the roots of these creatures. They’re not meant to fall in love or seduce our main characters. They’re meant to be terrifyingly scary, dark and dangerous, bloodthirsty murderers who maim and kill with a passion. No longer do good and evil overlapse in these creatures of the night. Instead, they’re delightfully evil, returned firmly to their roots in the deepest circles of hell. No sparkling vampires if you read The Darkening Dream, and to be honest, aren’t we all glad for that?

Book Review: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Title: The Woman in Black Author: Susan Hill Genre: Horror, Supernatural Thriller, Ghosts Publisher: Vintage Publication Date: First publication in 1983 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor in London, is summoned to Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, and to sort through her papers before returning to […]

Book Review: The Secret of Lucianne Dove by Roberta L. Smith

Title: The Secret of Lucianne Dove Author: Roberta L. Smith Genre: Paranormal Mystery, Ghosts, Historical Fiction Publisher: Lulu Publication Date: January 26th 2008 Rating: 4 stars Goodreads | Book Depository | Amazon | Author Website Review copy provided by the author. Lucianne Dove came to Virginia City during its heyday, a bride with a past […]

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Author: Ransom Riggs Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Historical Fiction Publisher: Quirck Books Publication Date: June 7th 2011 Rating: 3 stars Goodreads | Book Depository | Amazon A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss […]

Book Review: The Lady of The Rivers by Philippa Gregory

Title: The Lady of The Rivers Author: Philippa Gregory Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: September 15th 2011 Rating: 2,5 stars Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Review copy provided through GalleyGrab. Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the […]

Book Review: Red Winter by Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays

Title: Red Winter Author: Clark Hays, co-author Kathleen McFall Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Western, Novella Publisher: Pumpjack Press Publication Date: August 13th 2011 Rating: 4 stars Goodreads | Amazon | Smashwords | Author’s Website The year is 1890. Sheriff Early Hardiman has seen a lot of bad things in his life, but nothing could have prepared […]

Book Review: Those Across The River by Christopher Buehlman

Title: Those Across The River Author: Christopher Buehlman Genre: Horror, Thriller, Supernatural, Historical Fiction Publisher: Ace Hardcover Publication Date: September 6th 2011 Review copy received from the publisher through Netgalley. Rating: 4 stars Goodreads | Amazon (Hardcover) | Amazon (Kindle) | B&N | Book Depository | Author Website Failed academic Frank Nichols and his wife, […]

Book Review: Ghost on Black Mountain by Ann Hite

Title: Ghost on Black Mountain Author: Ann Hite Genre: Ghost, Supernatural, Horror, Thriller, Romance, Drama Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: September 13th 2011 Rating: 4,5 stars Review copy provided by S&S Galley Grab. Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Nellie Clay married Hobbs Pritchard without even noticing he was a spell conjured into a […]

Book Review: The Keening by A. LaFaye

Title: The Keening Author: A. LaFaye Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult, Drama, Historical Fiction Publisher: Milkweed Editions Publication Date: April 1st 2010 Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository Rating: 4 stars Review copy provided by publisher through Netgalley. Born into a family with artistry in their fingers, Lyza laments that her only talent is carving letters […]

Book Review: Camelot Lost by Jessica Bonito

Title: Camelot Lost Author: Jessica Bonito Genre: Medieval Fiction, Fantasy, Arthurian Legend Publisher: PublishAmerica Publication Date: July 28th 2008 Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Author Website Rating: 5 stars Review copy provided by the author. Arthur Pendragon’s ascension to High King of Britain lays a doting world at his feet, but when the […]