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Fiction: The Screaming Stones by Iseult Murphy

Mandrake followed the path through the snow to the screaming stones. He found them arranged on an altar at the foot of the mountain where the trees ended. Some were big stones, carved with intricate representations of people in fine clothes. Others were small, the figures simply done. Each one contained a soul. “Wait, don’t… Continue reading Fiction: The Screaming Stones by Iseult Murphy

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The Case of the Criminal Christmas by Nikki Haverstock

Mage, Ella, gets hired to run security at an abandoned casino over Christmas, but when she discovers cloaked figures intent on spell casting, she knows there’s more to the job than meets the eye. I love Haverstock’s writing style. It’s fun, imaginative and engaging. This is part of her Casino Witch Mysteries series, and though… Continue reading The Case of the Criminal Christmas by Nikki Haverstock

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The Hollow Gods by A J Vrana

The small Canadian town of Black Hollow has a horrible secret. For hundreds of years, young women have been lured into the woods by wolves and possessed by the spirit of the Dreamwalker. They return to their families forever changed. The cycle appears to be repeating, but what parts to play have college dropout Miya,… Continue reading The Hollow Gods by A J Vrana

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Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson

A coming of age tale that mixes magic with the tragic and is 100% believable. Sixteen year old Jared is mourning the death of his beloved dog and trying to keep his family together as his divorced parents separately spiral into the abyss of drink and drugs. When weird things start happening he writes it… Continue reading Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson

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(Para)Normal Society: Island Complex by A D Wills

Wouldn’t it be great if there was someone who could go into your head and kick out all the pesky oddities that cause anxiety, depression and self hate? There is such a man, and Curtis is his name. When mysterious hacker, Dungeon Master, sends not quite alive Curtis and the goddess of fortune Yana to… Continue reading (Para)Normal Society: Island Complex by A D Wills