paranormal

Darkness Brutal by Rachel A. Marks: Book #1 in The Dark Cycle Series

Children
Darkness Brutal

Award-winning writer Rachel A. Marks designs amazing illustrations in addition to being one hell of a writer. Talk about multi-talented! She calls Darkness Brutal, Book #1 in her new The Dark Cycle series, Supernatural meets Oliver Twist. I think she nailed it with that tagline. The only thing I would add is that this Oliver Twist-like […]

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The Secret Keeper by Angela Carling: YA Book Review & Giveaway

Events

Award-winning author Angela Carling has a wonderful way of writing entertaining stories that deal with important issues without banging you over the head with them. Her YA novels often have a paranormal element yet they’re grounded in real life. When she asked me to take a look at her new novel, The Secret Keeper, I […]

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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?

Children
When

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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