Throne of Darkness by Douglas Nicholas: King John and Sorcery’s Horror

Cross Cultural
Throne of Darkness

Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Boy have I got a series for you! When I finished reading Something Red, Book #1 in the 13th century mythological historical series by Douglas Nicholas, it gave me the chills and had me checking all of my closets for foul magical beasts. Somehow I missed Book #2, […]

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The Witch of Painted Sorrows by M.J. Rose: A Possessed Gothic Thriller

Cross Cultural
The Witch of Painted Sorrows

I’ve loved bestselling author M.J. Rose’s historical series as well as her stand-alone novels, so it’s no surprise that I jumped on The Witch of Painted Sorrows when I learned it was being published. This is a stand-alone novel with only a brief reference to the Paris L’Etoile family of perfumers who feature in her […]

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When by Victoria Laurie: What If You Knew When Everyone Would Die?


I hadn’t read a YA novel in a while when I saw When by bestselling author Victoria Laurie, so I chose it much more blindly than I normally choose a novel. I naively thought it might be a fun departure from the dark novels I’d been reading last Fall. Well the joke was on me […]

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I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper: A Holiday Novella

Fantasy & Supernatural
I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

Molly Harper is known for her romance novels, including a couple of paranormal romance series. This fun little novella is the prequel to a novel to be released in 2015, The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire. When I saw the book cover for I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas, I couldn’t resist finding out […]

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An English Ghost Story by Kim Newman: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
An English Ghost Story

You probably know multi-award-winning author Kim Newman for his bestselling Anno Dracula series. An English Ghost Story is his new stand-alone novel and I was intrigued by it from the moment I saw it in an industry newsletter. Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, it seemed that listening to and reading ghost stories was an […]

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Lailah by Nikki Kelly: YA Romantic Paranormal Book Review & Giveaway


Lailah is Book #1 of the Styclar Saga series. Lailah may be Nikki Kelly’s debut novel but its path to publication was an interesting one. It was first posted in serial form on an interactive web site where writers and readers share stories, and in just a few months over a million readers around the […]

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