book review, fantasy, Middle Grade

Raggedy Chan by Camille Picott

Aunt Gracie teaches Emma about her Chinese heritage while telling her the story of her new doll - Raggedy Chan - who is really a Chinese princess on an adventure. This is a beautiful story that made me feel as if Aunt Gracie was taking care of me! I love the idea of a Chinese… Continue reading Raggedy Chan by Camille Picott

book review, horror, women in horror

Little Dead Red by Mercedes M Yardley

When 12 year old Aleta goes to the hospital to visit granny and is never seen again, her mother will go to any lengths to get her back. This story is fictional, but it’s so close to reality that it stretches the boundaries. Wrapped up in prose as beautiful as a Fabergé egg, it’s a… Continue reading Little Dead Red by Mercedes M Yardley

book review, horror

Just Add Water by Hunter Shea

When boys, David and Patrick, bought sea serpents from an ad in a Wonder Woman comic, they had no idea the havoc they would unleash upon their town. I didn’t grow up with comics selling sea monkeys, and the resulting disappointment when they arrived, but I’ve been well educated by television. Set in Tuckerville New… Continue reading Just Add Water by Hunter Shea

book review, horror, short story

Short Story Review: 3 Story Edition

Three horror short stories from three different masters of the genre. After rewatching the Nicolas Cage movie of the same name, I noticed that it had been adapted from a Tim Lebbon story and decided to check out the source material. I’m so glad that I did. Concerning the dissolution of a marriage after the… Continue reading Short Story Review: 3 Story Edition

book review, book tour, giveaway, horror, short story, women in horror

Short Story Review: Should Have Gone to Vegas by Janine Pipe

The blog takeover continues! Today, to celebrate Janine Pipe week, I’m reviewing her story ‘Should Have Gone to Vegas’, which appeared in the anthology, The One That Got Away. Don’t forget to read to the end of the post for details on how to win a signed paperback of Janine Pipe’s new short story collection,… Continue reading Short Story Review: Should Have Gone to Vegas by Janine Pipe