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

book review, fantasy, young adult

Hecctrossipy by Bia Bella Baker

A Cinderella story with a difference. Prepare for heroines in the half shell and living liquid swimming pools. On a distant planet/fantasy world live two sisters, Artheena and Mell May. At fifteen, they’ve just become adults, but neither humanoid, shell backed young woman can decide what she wants to do with her life. Artheena is… Continue reading Hecctrossipy by Bia Bella Baker

book review, fantasy, horror, humor, short story

Short Fiction by Joel Spriggs

I love Joel Spriggs’s blend of humor and horror, and these three short stories were winners with me. A young man contemplates suicide after being stood up for a date, but can a mischievous spirit change his mind? Despite its dark theme, I found this short story uplifting. Spriggs handles the subject matter well, making… Continue reading Short Fiction by Joel Spriggs

ARC review, book review, fantasy

ARC review: Dark Hilarity by Joseph Sale

Wolfkin, lizardmen and gorilli- oh my! Sale’s latest novel is a feast for fantasy lovers. Bonded by their love of the music of Valentine Killshot, preteens Tara and Erica’s friendship is stretched to breaking point by a horrific shared event. Seven years later, the women confront their past, and each other, in the dreaming world… Continue reading ARC review: Dark Hilarity by Joseph Sale