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    {Review} LUCIFER’S MANSION: A Hellsworld Hotel Prequel, by Matthew Vaughn

    Published by Amazon Digital Services Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Extreme Horror, Fiction, Haunted House, Horror, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Suspense, Teen Slasher Format: eARC It’s Halloween night and for one small town it means the opening of the first haunted house attraction in their community, Lucifer’s Mansion. A strange new family named The Harrington’s moved into an old school house and transformed the building over the summer. Now, on a warm October night, the place has opened to the public. Everyone’s excited to get in to Lucifer’s Mansion, but how many of them are actually coming out? Lucifer’s Mansion is a dark and extreme story set a few years before…

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    {Review} BOTTLED, by Stephanie Ellis

    Published by Silver Shamrock Publishing Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Gothic, Haunted House, Horror, Mystery, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense Format: eARC The house was his, an unwanted and unwelcome inheritance. As a child, Tyler Torrence spent many miserable hours beneath its roof, hating his grandfather and the man’s housekeeper, Mrs. Waites. His only escape during those visits had been via the impossible bottles created by his granddad; bottles holding miniature worlds in which he could lose himself for hours. Sometimes however, he sensed something else living in the house and in the bottles and when he returned home, he took the nightmares with him.Now an adult, Tyler decides one last visit…

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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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    {Review} IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE, by Mira Grant

    Published by Subterranean Press Genres: Cosmic Horror, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Haunted House, Horror, Lovecraftian, Mystery, Mystery & Detective, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Women Sleuths Format: Hardcover Nature abhors a straight line. The natural world is a place of curves and softened edges, of gentle mists and welcoming spirals. Nature remembers deviation; nature does not forgive. For Harlowe Upton-Jones, life has never been a straight line. Shipped off to live with her paternal grandparents after a mysterious cult killed her mother and father, she has grown up chasing the question behind the curve, becoming part of a tight-knit teen detective agency. But “teen” is a limited time…

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    {Review} MIDNIGHT IN THE GRAVEYARD, edited by Kenneth W. Cain

    Published by Silver Shamrock Publishing Genres: Crime/Serial Killer, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Haunted House, Horror, Mystery, Noir, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense Format: eBook Midnight. Some call it the witching hour. Others call it the devil’s hour. Here in the graveyard, midnight is a very special time. It is a time when ghostly spirits are at their strongest, when the veil between our world and theirs is at its thinnest. Legend has it, that while most of the world is asleep, the lack of prayers allow the spirits to communicate under the cover of darkness, among the headstones, their whispers rustling in the leaves of the old…