Showing posts from October, 2023

The Ghost and Mr. Moore by Wendy Dalrymple

This was, dare I say it without losing my horror membership card, a cozy feeling little horror-romance story. The Ghost and Mr. Moore by Wendy Dalrymple Released July 2021 Source: Received for Review Consideration Goodreads   | Amazon Joseph Moore is looking for a fresh start for himself and his son River after the recent death of his wife. With the ink already dry on the purchase of a rambling rural Victorian-era home in St. Augustine prior to her death, and family in close proximity, he decides that the property will be the perfect place for him and his son to heal. However, almost as soon as they arrive, Joseph realizes that they aren't proud new homeowners, but unwanted visitors. Carolina Braun knows that she's dead... she just doesn't want to accept it. Free-spirited in life, her family always held her back from living the way she wanted. Now, more than a hundred years after her death, Carolina is still holding on to the fact that she never got to really live and wants

No Gods for Drowning by Hailey Piper | Book Review

Gods and serial killers and some amusing moments, what's not to love? No Gods for Drowning by Hailey Piper Released September 2022 Source: Purchased with my own $ Goodreads   | Amazon IN THE BEGINNING, MAN WAS PREY. WITHOUT THE GODS, THEY'LL BE PREY AGAIN. The old gods have fled, and the monsters they had kept at bay for centuries now threaten to drown the city of Valentine, hunting mankind as in ancient times. In the midst of the chaos, a serial killer has begun ritually sacrificing victims, their bodies strewn throughout the city. Lilac Antonis wants to stop the impending destruction of her city by summoning her mother, a blood god—even if she has to slit a few throats to do it. But evading her lover Arcadia and her friends means sneaking, lying, and even spilling the blood of people she loves. Alex and Cecil of Ace Investigations have been tasked with hunting down the killer, but as they close in—not knowing they're hunting their close friend Lilac—the detectives realize

Tell Me I'm Worthless by Alison Rumfitt | Book Review

This book will upset you. Tell Me I'm Worthless by Alison Rumfitt Released January 2023 Source: Received for Review Consideration Goodreads   | Amazon Three years ago, Alice spent one night in an abandoned house with her friends, Ila and Hannah. Since then, Alice’s life has spiraled. She lives a haunted existence, selling videos of herself for money, going to parties she hates, drinking herself to sleep. Memories of that night torment Alice, but when Ila asks her to return to the House, to go past the KEEP OUT sign and over the sick earth where teenagers dare each other to venture, Alice knows she must go. Together, Alice and Ila must face the horrors that happened there, must pull themselves apart from the inside out, put their differences aside, and try to rescue Hannah, whom the House has chosen to make its own. My 2 Cents for Free! This book is extremely timely. It’s a scathing look at fascism, TERFism, and the complete lack of empathy that has become commonplace everywhere you

Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey | Audiobook Review

A mini-review of a very weird and excellent book. Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey  Released July 2022 Source: Library Borrow Goodreads  | Amazon “Come home.” Vera’s mother called and Vera obeyed. In spite of their long estrangement, in spite of the memories -- she's come back to the home of a serial killer. Back to face the love she had for her father and the bodies he buried there. Coming home is hard enough for Vera, and to make things worse, she and her mother aren’t alone. A parasitic artist has moved into the guest house out back, and is slowly stripping Vera’s childhood for spare parts. He insists that he isn’t the one leaving notes around the house in her father’s handwriting… but who else could it possibly be? There are secrets yet undiscovered in the foundations of the notorious Crowder House. Vera must face them, and find out for herself just how deep the rot goes. My 2 Cents for Free! I have to admit the dedication sucked me in immediately. “This book is dedicated to any

Little Eve by Catriona Ward | Book Review

Little Eve gave me a little struggle but I'm not sorry I read it. Little Eve by Catriona Ward Released October 2022 Source: Received for Review Consideration Goodreads   | Amazon A heart-pounding tale of faith and family, with a devastating twist “A great day is upon us. He is coming. The world will be washed away.” On the wind-battered isle of Altnaharra, off the wildest coast of Scotland, a clan prepares to bring about the end of the world and its imminent rebirth. The Adder is coming and one of their number will inherit its powers. They all want the honor, but young Eve is willing to do anything for the distinction. A reckoning beyond Eve’s imagination begins when Chief Inspector Black arrives to investigate a brutal murder and their sacred ceremony goes terribly wrong. And soon all the secrets of Altnaharra will be uncovered. My 2 Cents for Free! I loved The Last House on Needless Street and Sundial by Catriona Ward. Both leave you off kilter and force you to keep reading becau

Dehiscent by Ashley Deng | Book Review

How about a little eco horror today? Dehiscent by Ashley Deng Released August  2023 Source: Received for Review Consideration Goodreads   | Amazon As the world’s climate swings rapidly between oppressively hot and freezing cold, the remnants of civilization huddle in small communities to scrape together what they can to survive. All except the Zhu family. Yi has lived in her ancestral house her entire life, sheltered and safe from the scarcity that plagues her community. Her family enjoys a secret life of running water, electricity, and an abundance of food. But as Yi seeks a way to share their fortune, she learns the terrible secret of the Zhu house. DEHISCENT is an Eco-Horror tale of a future that has practically arrived, and the humanity that lurks in the most inhuman of places. Cover art and illustrations by Ivy Teas. My 2 Cents for Free! Dehiscent is a quiet, ominous tale of climate catastrophe. It’s likely not too far off in our own future too unless the people with power grow so