Showing posts from December, 2021

Review: The Cockroach King by Andrew Cull

Have you read the work of Andrew Cull yet?! The Cockroach King by Andrew Cull Released November 2020 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon    “We’d been in the house two weeks when Tommy pulled the first bones from the garden.” When Cassie Baker buys the house on Cedar Street, it’s partly because it reminds her of the house she grew up in in the ‘80s. It reminds her of happier times, when her Mom was still alive, before the cancer had taken her. It seems like the perfect place to raise her baby boy, Sam. That is, until a friend unearths the remains of a dog, buried in a shallow grave in the backyard. After the bones come the cockroaches… The Cockroach King is a new novella written by Andrew Cull, the award-winning author of Remains and Bones. My 2 Cents For Free! A young mother and her toddler move into a new to them home and it should be a happy, exciting time but before long the gardener digs up some bones (ahhhh!) and then cockroaches start showing up

Review: Lovelorn by April-Jane Rowan

This here is an author to watch! Lovelorn by April-Jane Rowan Released August 2021 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon    In Victorian England, within the sprawling countryside, a small village borders Lovelorn, a crystal kingdom inhabited by the Fair Folk that masquerades as a dense wood. Two unsuspecting mortals stray into the depths of this hidden world. Harry, a disgraced jockey, stumbles upon a Kelpie and seeks to bind him, intending to use him to regain his former glory at horse racing. He is dancing a dangerous waltz however as Kelpies are a sly and deadly folk, his actions bringing him steadily closer to a grave at the bottom of a lake. Mabel, a grieving wife abandoned by her husband, searches for her young son, Peter, who was stolen by the Fair Folk, simply wanting to bring her family together again. She makes a bargain with a knight from Lovelorn, entrusting her quest to him, all the while fearful that his word cannot be trusted. Unbeknownst to them, their path

DNF Review: Brand New Cherry Flavor by Todd Grimson

  Brand New Cherry Flavor by Todd Grimson Did you see this Netflix show? It's dark and gross and unique and all things strange. Lucky me had a copy of the book that I bought ages ago and apparently it was not reprinted alongside the series. Because it was in such hot demand I sold my ancient copy on Ebay for way too much money. I have zero regrets about it after attempting to listen to the copy I purchased with an Audible credit. Yikes was it ever a disappointment. Now I clearly understand why they did not reprint it! These are the thoughts I shared with Goodreads. People like yelling at me over there so that's the reason I write reviews the way I do now, lol. But little do they know, they've motivated me to write more DNF "reviews" because of their shittiness.  I quit this at 20%. That was already too much of my life. I'm not going to tiptoe around this shit anymore. I thought it was a big ol' mess and I'm struggling to find something p

Social Media & Its 3-star Hate

Dracarys Gameof Thrones GIF from Dracarys GIFs It's been ages since I've written a post like this but I think it's time before I burn the whole thing down.  Over the past 2 years or so I became a little too involved with Twitter which is a total time suck and can ruin your mood if you scroll the feeds too long. We all know this but some of us do it anyway (someone being me!). There is some good there though believe it or not! I've made some true friends and had a lot of laughs but the good is overshadowed by the negatives far too often. I have had days where the feed was full of stress-inducing tweets (wait, that's every day!), days when people take a shot at a reviewer or post a hot take for likes or post some toxic positivity "be nice, be constructive" bullshit and scream at readers for no reason whatsoever and others jump all over it making anyone with a different opinion feel like their opinion doesn't matter. I only hang out in the indie horror

Review: House of Lazarus by T.L. Bodine

Life happened and I have fallen behind again! Why is this my theme song?! I hope you've all been reading some great books! A slew of reviews may be incoming if life cooperates for a minute.  House of Lazarus by T.L. Bodine Released September 21, 2021 Dark Fiction   |   Goodreads   |   Amazon    Things were just starting to look up for Davin Montoya -- 23 years old and freshly deceased, he'd at least found something like a family among his fellow Undead. But life as a reanimated corpse has its downfalls. Unemployment, for one, and the threat of discovery by the government's anti-Undead Coalition, for another. As Davin tries his best to care for his teenage sister -- a YouTube journalist *this* close to cracking a major conspiracy, she's sure of it -- and navigate a new relationship with his zombie boyfriend, he stumbles upon a disturbing truth: There are many more Undead in Los Ojos than he realized, and they know some dark secrets. Now Davin's got a choice.