• 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…

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    “BEST BOOKS READ IN 2018”, by Kimberly

    Genres: Bizarro, Creature Feature, Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Ghost, Gothic, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Southern Gothic, Supernatural, Suspense, Thrillers, Thrillers & Suspense, Victorian, Weird Tales Format: eBook **Each year I average between 150-200 reviews, so I like to post a list of the year’s “Best Books Read” from my personal selection of reads.  These are not necessary books that were published in this calendar year (although many are), but books that I chose to read, and that left a strong impression on me–standing out from among the rest.  This particular year was a tough one, as my overall count was lower,…

  • Book Reviews

    {Review} REBECCA, by Daphne du Maurier

    REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier Published by Little, Brown and Company on December 17, 2013 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 449 Format: Paperback Buy on Amazon Rebecca is a work of immense intelligence and wit, elegantly written, thematically solid, suspenseful.." --Washington Post "Daphne du Maurier created a scale by which modern women can measure their feelings." --Stephen King Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's…

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    {Review} WYLDING HALL, by Elizabeth Hand

    WYLDING HALL by Elizabeth Hand Published by Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy on July 14, 2015 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Horror, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 146 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon A Shirley Jackson Award–winning short novel of unexpected terror from the highly acclaimed author of Waking the Moon. When the young members of a British acid-folk band are compelled by their manager to record their unique music, they hole up at Wylding Hall, an ancient country house with dark secrets. There they create the album that will make their reputation, but at a terrifying cost: Julian Blake, the group’s lead singer, disappears…

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    {Review} THE SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER, by Calvin Demmer

    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 SEA WAS A FAIR MASTER by Calvin Demmer Published by Unnerving on June 5, 2018 Genres: Apocalyptic, Creature Feature, Crime, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Horror, Mystery, Noir, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Science Fiction, Supernatural, Suspense Pages: 83 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon The world’s fate lies with a comatose young girl; an android wants to remember a human she once knew under Martian skies; men at sea learn that the ocean is a realm far different from land, where an unforgiving god rules;…