book review, horror, indie April

The Siren and the Spectre by Jonathan Janz

David Caine, renowned sceptic, agrees to spend a month in the most haunted house in Virginia and write a book about it. Unfortunately, his writing isn’t going well. Could it be the proximity to a location from his youth that is dredging up painful memories? Perhaps it’s the sexually aggressive neighbors who abuse their children… Continue reading The Siren and the Spectre by Jonathan Janz

book review, fantasy

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

book review, fantasy

(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

book review, fantasy, horror, science fiction, short story

Dominion Edited by Zelda Knight

Twelve speculative fiction short stories and one poem from Africa and the African diaspora. As with all anthologies, there were some stories that appealed to me more than others, but over all there were more hits than misses. I loved the mix of horror, fantasy and science fiction stories in the anthology. I particularly enjoyed… Continue reading Dominion Edited by Zelda Knight

book review, Christmas, Middle Grade

12 Days of Christmas: Krampus and the Thief of Christmas by Eldritch Black

An imaginative middle grade book perfect for the festive season. Gabrielle and Perceval have been left with their uncle and annoying cousin while their parents work on their marriage. Gabrielle wastes no time in setting up a scheme with the local children where they pay her for taking responsibility for their misdeeds. This puts her… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas: Krampus and the Thief of Christmas by Eldritch Black