Showing posts from October, 2021

Review: Someone to Share My Nightmares: Stories by Sonora Taylor

Would you look at this cover?! Someone to Share My Nightmares by Sonora Taylor Released October 19, 2021 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon    A band of bloodthirsty sea creatures terrorize a scientist and a journalist trapped in a Carolina cove. The seduction of a plumber making a house call becomes a nightmarish haunting for both parties. A woman transformed for her lover has second thoughts about just how good “together forever” can be. And the one man a woman wants for Christmas is the holiday demon sent to punish the wicked. "Someone to Share My Nightmares" is a tapestry of horrors interwoven with sensuality. Can our deepest fears be vanquished when they’re shared with someone else? Or is the danger doubled when two people come together?  My 2 Cents For Free! I’ve always been a fan of horrorotica? Horrorromance? Monterporn?  I don’t know what it’s called on this particular day but I know I like to read it even though I probably shouldn

Review: Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn

Go get yourself this book! It's out today. Flowers for the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn Published October 19, 2021 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   |  Bookshop Flowers for the Sea is a dark, dazzling debut novella that reads like Rosemary's Baby by way of Octavia E. Butler. We are a people who do not forget. Survivors from a flooded kingdom struggle alone on an ark. Resources are scant, and ravenous beasts circle. Their fangs are sharp. Among the refugees is Iraxi: ostracized, despised, and a commoner who refused a prince, she’s pregnant with a child that might be more than human. Her fate may be darker and more powerful than she can imagine. Zin E. Rocklyn’s extraordinary debut is a lush, gothic fantasy about the prices we pay and the vengeance we seek. My 2 Cents For Free! If you follow the bookish people on social media, I bet you’ve seen people praising this book here, there, and everywhere. There’s a reason for all of the praise. This book

Review: Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw

I have three brand new release reviews this week (who am I, even?!) and they all release on Tuesday so I'll be spreading them out a little bit and then you probably won't see a post from me until next month because I'll revert back to my slovenly ways, haha. This one comes out tomorrow!  Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw Released October 19, 2021 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   |  Bookshop Cassandra Khaw's Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists. A Heian-era mansion stands abandoned, its foundations resting on the bones of a bride and its walls packed with the remains of the girls sacrificed to keep her company. It’s the perfect wedding venue for a group of thrill-seeking friends. But a night of food, drinks, and games quickly spirals into a nightmare. For lurking in the shadows is the ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart. And she get

Review: Children of Demeter by E.V. Knight

A creepy former commune doesn't sound like the best place to set up a new life but it sure makes for a fun story! Children of Demeter by EV Knight Released August 2021 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   | Bookshop In 1973, a commune of almost twenty-five people—mostly women and children—disappeared overnight from the small town of West Burma, WI. What happened to the hippie Children of Demeter has remained a mystery until this day, which is what draws Sarah Bisset, a sociologist on sabbatical, to the place. With her personal life in ruins Sarah is more than happy to lose herself in the secrets of the isolated farmhouse, but soon those revelations have her questioning her own identity, and even her sanity. Is she prepared to navigate the labyrinth of lies and cover ups to expose the truth concealed inside Demeter House despite the consequences?  My 2 Cents For Free! Children of Demeter is the third work I’ve read by author E.V. Knight. Dead Eyes

Review: Beneath A Bethel by April-Jane Rowan

This is one of my favorite reads so far this year. Beneath A Bethel by April-Jane Rowan Released August 2020 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon   |  Bookshop Every youth of Elbridge remembers their Floris, the holy ceremony where their teeth are pulled out with pliers. It marks their ascension into adulthood and their right to have new porcelain teeth, ones that are embedded with magic, that grant the ability to make wishes. Angora's Floris will be upon the banks of the Eldwen river, the communal ceremony befitting his station. However he longs to remember his ceremony for the splendour of the Bethel, wreathed in candle light, drooping flowers and holy hymns. Seeking to fulfil his dream leaves him the victim of violence and an outcast from society, living on its fringes until a chance meeting brings him to the heart of the Masters Guild, the place teeth are made. Learning secrets he never thought he’d be privy too, he eventually discovers the dark cost of their tra