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    {Review} INSIDE THE ASYLUM (A Kathy Ryan novel), by Mary SanGiovanni

    Published by Lyrical Underground Genres: Cosmic Horror, Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense, Women Sleuths Format: eBook From “master of cosmic horror” (Library Journal) Mary SanGiovanni, comes the latest terrifying novel featuring occult specialist Kathy Ryan . . . A mind is a terrible thing to destroy . . . Kathy has been hired to assess the threat of patient Henry Banks, an inmate at the Connecticut-Newlyn Hospital for the Criminally Insane, the same hospital where her brother is housed. Her employers believe that Henry has the ability to open doors to other dimensions with his mind—making him…

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    {Review} CREATURES OF WANT & RUIN, by Molly Tanzer

    CREATURES OF WANT AND RUIN by Molly Tanzer on November 13, 2018 Genres: Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Suspense Pages: 352 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Amityville baywoman Ellie West fishes by day and bootlegs moonshine by night. It’s dangerous work under Prohibition—independent operators like her are despised by federal agents and mobsters alike—but Ellie’s brother was accepted to college and Ellie’s desperate to see him go. So desperate that when wealthy strangers ask her to procure libations for an extravagant party Ellie sells them everything she has, including some booze she acquired under unusual circumstances. What Ellie doesn’t know…

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    Elevation by Stephen King Review

    Elevation by Stephen King Published by Simon and Schuster on October 2018 Genres: Fiction Pages: 146 Format: Audiobook Buy on Amazon Goodreads Stephen King reads his latest novel—plus a bonus story, “Laurie,” unavailable in book form! Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis. In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most…

  • Reading Recommendations

    Kimberly’s “Top Five Collections/Anthologies of 2018”

    Genres: Alien Contact, Bizarro, Cosmic Horror, Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, General, Ghost, Gothic, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Sci-Fi, Southern Gothic, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Format: eBook **These are my personal “Top Five Collections/Anthologies of 2018”.  These are collections that I have READ in 2018, not necessarily published in that year (although many were).**   THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER, by Calvin Demmer:  This collection of flash fiction stories was brought to my attention by fellow reviewers.  I honestly never thought much about “flash fiction” before.  If anything, I was under the assumption…

  • Book Reviews,  New Releases

    {Review} THE BOOGEYMAN’S INTERN, by Matt Betts

    I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.THE BOOGEYMAN'S INTERN by Matt Betts Published by Raw Dog Screaming Press on June 1, 2018 Genres: comedy, Crime, Dark Fantasy, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 218 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon Not everyone lands their dream job. Take Abe: He’s bottomed out as an Imaginary Friend and has to find a new job before his bosses assign him a truly crappy one. Just as he’s about to resign himself to a life of making toys…