book review, fantasy, Middle Grade

The Eternal City of the Obsidian Toad by Elizabeth Eckstein

Novice alchemists, thirteen year olds Mathew and Simon, accompany Master Ragnardt to Prague to find a cure for Grand Master Thorbrand, who has fallen suddenly and mysteriously ill. The Apocrypolis, a labyrinthine city beneath Prague, is full of wonders and dangers. While Ragnardt continues to look for answers in Czechia, Matthew and Simon join Veronica… Continue reading The Eternal City of the Obsidian Toad by Elizabeth Eckstein

buddy read, horror, Middle Grade

Buddy Read & Rant #8: Dark Waters

Jonny: I'm Jonny, overworked grad student, author, and lover of all things macabre. You can check out some of my spooky stories here. Iseult: Hi, I’m Iseult, indie author, book blogger, and cryptozoological oddity from Ireland's ancient east. Click here to buy my books. This buddy read and rant is for Dark Waters (Small Spaces… Continue reading Buddy Read & Rant #8: Dark Waters

book review, horror, Middle Grade

Dark Waters by Katherine Arden

It’s been over six months since the events of Halloween when Ollie, Coco and Brian first met The Smiling Man, and over three since their second run in with him after Christmas. Terrified of meeting him again, the three friends have hit the books in the hope of finding a way to get him out… Continue reading Dark Waters by Katherine Arden

book review, horror, Middle Grade, Uncategorized

Ghost Girl by Ally Malinenko

11 year old Zee lives with her older sister, Abby, in the quiet town of Knobbs Ferry. The hardships of loss and poverty have done nothing to dampen the flame of creativity that fills Zee, and she loved sharing her stories with her only friend, Elijah. After a storm hits the town, a newcomer seems… Continue reading Ghost Girl by Ally Malinenko

book launch, book review, children’s fiction, horror, Middle Grade, short story

Book Launch: The Spooks by Dan Soule

Released today is horror author Dan Soule’s first foray into middle grade horror. This collection of 17 super short stories is sure to delight children with its mixture of fun, silly, gross and thoughtful horror. Aimed for the reluctant reader, each story is flash length and written simply, to encourage interest in the written word.… Continue reading Book Launch: The Spooks by Dan Soule