Showing posts from January, 2019

January 2019 Wrap-Up

I posted some stuff this month . . .

January 2019
Reviews Posted (clicking on cover will bring you to my review)

Ladies of Horror Fiction

The Ladies of Horror Fiction have started a new feature called LOHF Shelf Edition where we feature a blogger and show off their ladies of horror fiction shelves. You can see the first installment showing off Alex's shelves here. We'd love to show yours off too! Just leave us a comment on Alex's post and someone from LOHF will be in touch.

New Purchases/Review Copies I used an Amazon holiday gift card to buy myself a little something. I've seen people raving about this book all over Twitter and the blogs so my hopes are high!

This book was sent in for review for my blog and LOHF courtesy of author Sonora Taylor. I'm about 80 pages in as I write this and so far it's a well written tale of a lonely little girl's evolution into a murderess.

Flame Tree Press sent me these two brand new horror novels and I'm so excited to start th…

Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt Retro Review

My ongoing archive project continues with a fun romance.

About the Book

Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt
Historical Romance Audiobook, 11+ Hours
Released November 2011
Goodreads | Better World Books  | Amazon

Can a pirate learn that the only true treasure lies in a woman's heart?

Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind--and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake. She went to a river pirate for help in saving her husband and in the process made a bargain that cost her her marriage. That night wounded her so terribly that she hides in the foundling home she helps run with her brother. Except now that same river pirate is back...and he's asking for her help.

"Charming" Mickey O'Connor is the most ruthless river pirate in London. Devastatingly handsome and fearsomely intelligent, he clawed his way up through London's criminal underworld. Mickey has no use for tender emotions like compassion and love, and he sees people as pawns to be mani…

Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King & Bev Vincent Review

Hmmm, there are some good and some not so good in here.

Flight or Fright edited by Stephen King & Bev Vincent AudiobookDark Fiction, 10+ Hours
Released September 2018
Goodreads | Buy A Copy Here

#1 New York Times bestselling author and master of horror Stephen King teams up with Bev Vincent to present a terrifying collection of short stories that tap into one of King’s greatest fears—air travel— featuring brand-new stories by King as well as Joe Hill, in addition to fourteen classic tales and one poem from the likes of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, and Dan Simmons.


Stephen King hates to fly.

Now he and coeditor Bev Vincent would like to share this fear of flying with you.

Welcome to Flight or Fright, an anthology about all the things that can go horribly wrong when you're suspended six miles in the air, hurtling through space at more than 500 mph and sealed up in a metal tube (like—gulp!—a coffin) with hundreds of…

Bird Box by Josh Malerman Review

I know, I know, I am the LAST one to review Bird Box but here ya go.

Bird  Box by Josh Malerman, narrated by Cassandra Campbell AudiobookDark Fiction, 9+ Hours
Released May 2014
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Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from.

Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it's time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat--blindfolded--with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children’s trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?

Interweaving past and present, Bird Box is a snapshot of a world u…

Hanging Around the Blogs: News and Reviews You May Have Missed (9)

I love Chuckles Book Cave's feature "Around the Blogs with Chuckles" so much that I'm going to do one too. There are never enough hours in the day to be a creeper on all the blogs and social media outlets so here's a recap of some great posts, articles and news tidbits you may have missed while you were out living your life.

As you can see, I didn't get around too much this past week, boo!

Ladies of Horror Fiction ReadathonThe Ladies of Horror Fiction are going to be super busy in February! Along with the Instagram/Twitter Challenge and the Community Wide Readalong of The Between (find out details in the sidebar) they are also a hosting readathon with BookTube's HeyLittleThrifter in February. Find out all the details here:  Ladies Of Horror Fiction. I hope you'll join us for some of these fun events!
Carole's Random Life In BooksCarole reviews the apocalyptic Omega Days by John L. Campbell.  Read her review here:  https://carolesrandomlife.blogspot.c…

The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish Review

This one does atmosphere perfectly.

The Haunting of Henderson Close by Catherine Cavendish Horror Fiction, 288 pages
Released January 2019
Goodreads  |  Amazon  |  Flame Tree Press

Ghosts have always walked there. Now they’re not alone…

In the depths of Edinburgh, an evil presence is released.

Hannah and her colleagues are tour guides who lead their visitors along the spooky, derelict Henderson Close, thrilling them with tales of spectres and murder. For Hannah it is her dream job, but not for long. Who is the mysterious figure that disappears around a corner? What is happening in the old print shop? And who is the little girl with no face?

The legends of Henderson Close are becoming all too real. The Auld De’il is out – and even the spirits are afraid.
These Are My Thoughts, Please Share Yours! I received this book in for review fromFlame Tree Press. This year I’m going to do my best to read as many new ladies of horror fiction as I can and I snapped this up as soon as I noticed it was avail…

Princess Miri by Cerys du Lys Retro Review

This is monsterporn. Proceed with the greatest caution, lol.

About the Book

Princess Miri by Cerys du Lys
Monsterporn, 258 pages
Released March 2013
Goodreads | Better World Books  | Amazon

Princess Miri is a bitch and the heir to the throne and she might have accidentally fallen in love with a monster. 

It's common knowledge that everyone hates Miri, which is why it surprises her when her rival gives her a pet troll servant for her eighteenth birthday. Thump, as Miri names the husky monster, will do everything she asks. Or that's what she thinks. 

When her demands lead to experimentation and sexual teasing, Miri realizes this isn't quite the case. One disobeyed order ends with a bang, literally, and her and Thump in an unclothed, carnal mess atop her now-broken bed. 

A troll coupling with a human? Disgusting! 

She should be furious! Irate! And maybe she is, but she's curious, too... 

She never thought she could open up to anyone before, always believed she needed to act harsh a…

Exorcist Falls by Jonathan Janz Audiobook Review

Two stories for the price of one!

Exorcist Falls by Jonathan Janz,  narrated by Matt Godfrey AudiobookDark Fiction, 11+ Hours
Released October 2018
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Chicago is gripped by terror. The Sweet Sixteen Killer is brutally murdering young women, and the authorities are baffled.

When the police are called to an affluent home in the middle of the night, they learn that a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy has attacked his family. The boy exhibits signs of demonic possession, and even more troublingly, he knows too much about the Sweet Sixteen killings. Father Jason Crowder, a young priest assigned to the case, must marshal his courage in order to save the boy and the entire city from the forces of evil.

But this is a darkness mankind has never encountered before. It craves more than blood. And it won’t rest until it possesses Father Crowder’s soul.

This volume brings together the original novella that started it all—Exorcist Road—and an all-new full-length novel (Exorcis…