Showing posts from December, 2017

Horror Review: Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco

This is an oldie worth reading. Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco, Narrated by R.C. Bray Haunted House ,  Audiobook  7+ Hours Released March 2016, Blue Heron Audio Amazon  ♦  Goodreads Ben and Marian Rolfe are desperate to escape a stifling summer in their tiny Brooklyn apartment, so when they get the chance to rent a mansion in upstate New York for the entire summer for only $900, it's an offer that's too good to refuse. There's only one catch: behind a strange and intricately carved door in a distant wing of the house lives elderly Mrs. Allardyce, and the Rolfes will be responsible for preparing her meals. But Mrs. Allardyce never seems to emerge from her room, and it soon becomes clear that something weird and terrifying is happening in the house. As the suspense builds toward a revelation of what really lies behind that locked door, the Rolfes will discover that their cheap vacation rental comes at a terrible cost....   Marian is a 70’s housewife and

PNR Review: No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle

If a cute little bear cub showed up at my door I'd let him in too. No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle ,  Narrated by Kendall Taylor Shifter Romance ,  Audiobook  7+ Hours Released March 2017, Tantor Media Amazon  ♦  Goodreads The first day of Mia’s new life in Grayslake, Georgia is not going as planned. The house her grandfather left her looks ready to crumble, boxes cover every inch of the floor and—oh—there’s a bear cub in her pantry. It gets worse when the cub’s uncle comes by and busts out his fur and claws while on her front porch. Then it gets loads better because suddenly there’s a hot hunk of badge-wearing werebear on her lawn ready to rescue her. Yum. Of course, he has to ruin things by trying to take the cub out of her hands. Ha! The cub is hers… No ifs, ands, or bears about it.  Werebear Ty can’t seem to get the curvaceous, delectable Mia to understand that, even if she is one-quarter werebear, she isn’t keeping the cub. Ty is the Grayslake Itan,

Review: Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

You know it won't be the best day ever for someone, right? Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda Dark Fiction , Audiobook Released September 2017 Amazon ♦ Goodreads I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more… Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he's promised today will be the best day ever. But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?  Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we kno

Horror Review: Hell House by Richard Matheson

This classic didn't wow me but would you look at those lovely locks on the narrator?! Hell House by Richard Matheson ,  Narrated by Ray Porter Horror Fiction ,  Audiobook  9+ Hours Released June 2009 Amazon  ♦  Goodreads Belasco House is the Mt. Everest of haunted houses. All previous attempts to probe its mysteries have ended in murder, suicide, or insanity. But now, a new investigation has been launched, bringing four strangers in search of the ultimate secrets of life and death.   A rich guy offers to pay a group of people to stay a few nights in a haunted house to prove there is life after death. All previous attempts to do such a stupid thing at this particular house have ended very badly for the suckers brave or stupid or hard-up enough to have a sleep-over. It’s no different this time around. I read this book closely on the heels of finishing up Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House which was probably a big mistake on my part as the premise of the

I Spy A Tentacle!

Celestial Breeding Auction   by   Lori Dawn Yes, I have come out of hiding to post this! I don't know WTF is going on here but you can bet I will soon be finding out! It is  FREE  today, don't miss out, lol. The blurb promises: "With my eyes still closed, I reach out in front of me. My arms touch something solid and warm. A terrible odor that is almost like the distinct smell of a GI bleed fills my nostrils. I gag from the putrid assault. Something thick and muscular slithers around me. I feel the sensation of being lifted. I still can’t open my eyes. The stench prevents me from talking clearly. I’m coughing and hacking for air. All I can get out is: “Please…. I… supposed… be… vacation.” Those are my last words before I am unconscious. Limited time: this book also includes over ~50 hours of bonus stories for you to enjoy." You are welcome.