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    {Review} THE GARDEN OF BEWITCHMENT, by Catherine Cavendish

    Published by Flame Tree Press Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Supernatural Format: ARC Don’t play the game. In 1893, Evelyn and Claire leave their home in a Yorkshire town for life in a rural retreat on their beloved moors. But when a strange toy garden mysteriously appears, a chain of increasingly terrifying events is unleashed. Neighbour Matthew Dixon befriends Evelyn, but seems to have more than one secret to hide. Then the horror really begins. The Garden of Bewitchment is all too real and something is threatening the lives and sanity of the women. Evelyn no longer knows who – or…

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    BEST READS OF 2019

    **Each year I compile a list of my personal favorite reads. The factors I use in determining these are ratings (naturally), originality, and that all-important “staying factor”–a book that keeps coming to my mind, making me think about it and its characters long after I’ve finished reading it, is a book well worth mentioning! These are my top 20 reads, followed by my top anthologies/collections.** 1. THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE, by J. H. Moncrieff. Released by Flame Tree Publishing. This book literally has everything I look for in a 5-star read. A blending of horror, historical fiction, and folklore, this novel shows two storylines that intersect–although you can’t really say…

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    {Review} GHOSTLAND, by Duncan Ralston

    Published by Shadow Work Publishing Format: eBook Be first in line for the most haunted theme park in the park in the world – GHOSTLAND! Discover and explore hundreds of haunted buildings and cursed objects! Witness spectral beings of all kinds with our patented Augmented Reality glasses! Experience all the terror and thrills the afterlife has to offer, safely protected by our Recurrence Field technology! Visit Ghostland today – it’s the hauntedest place on earth! ________ After a near-death experience caused by the park’s star haunted attraction, Ben has come to Ghostland seeking to reconnect with his former best friend Lilian, whose post-traumatic stress won’t let her live life to…

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    {Review} CLOWNFLESH, by Tim Curran

    Published by Bloodshot Books Format: Hardcover Craw Falls, South Dakota has become a cage. The mother of all blizzards has locked it down. The roads are impassable. Nobody gets in. Nobody gets out. With the freezing winds and blowing snow has come an apex race of predators. They hide in the shadows. They crawl from the drifts. They use the storm as camouflage to hunt their human prey. By morning, the town will be a morgue. Unless one small group of survivors can destroy the monsters in their midst. Horrors beyond imagining. 4 Stars. Buy on Amazon: eBook | Paperback CLOWNFLESH, by Tim Curran is one of those horror novels…

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    {Review} BEYOND THE GATE (A Kathy Ryan novel), by Mary SanGiovanni

    Published by Lyrical Press Genres: Alien Contact, Cosmic Horror, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Women Sleuths Format: eARC Kathy Ryan’s work as an occult investigator often leads her to the outskirts of society, law, and even reality…Knowing that other dimensions exist is one thing. Venturing into them is quite another. In the course of its experiments, Paragon Corp—a government-sourced theoretical physics research institute—has discovered a supposedly empty alternate world. There is strange, alien flora but seemingly no sentient beings…just a huge, abandoned city that a team of scientists is sent to explore. Then the scientists disappear. Kathy Ryan is hired…