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    {Review} THE INVITED, by Jennifer McMahon

    Published by Doubleday Format: eARC A chilling ghost story with a twist: the New York Times bestselling author of The Winter Peoplereturns to the woods of Vermont to tell the story of a husband and wife who don’t simply move into a haunted house–they build one . . . In a quest for a simpler life, Helen and Nate have abandoned the comforts of suburbia to take up residence on forty-four acres of rural land where they will begin the ultimate, aspirational do-it-yourself project: building the house of their dreams. When they discover that this beautiful property has a dark and violent past, Helen, a former history teacher, becomes consumed by the local…

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    {Review} THE DARK GAME, by Jonathan Janz

    Published by Flame Tree Press Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Format: eBook Ten writers are selected for a summer-long writing retreat with the most celebrated and reclusive author in the world. Their host is the legendary Roderick Wells. Handsome, enigmatic, and fiendishly talented, Wells promises to teach his pupils about writing, about magic, about the untapped potential that each of them possesses. Most of all, he plans to teach them about the darkness in their hearts.  The writers think they are signing up for a chance at riches and literary prestige. But they are really entering the twisted imagination of a deranged…

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    {Review} THE FAMILY PLOT by Cherie Priest

    Published by Tor Books Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Haunted House, Horror, Paranormal, Supernatural, Suspense Format: eBook SYNOPSIS: From Cherie Priest, author of the enormously successful Boneshaker, The Family Plot is a haunted house story for the ages—atmospheric, scary, and strange, with a modern gothic sensibility that’s every bit as fresh as it is frightening. Music City Salvage is owned and operated by Chuck Dutton: master stripper of doomed historic properties and expert seller of all things old and crusty. Business is lean and times are tight, so he’s thrilled when the aged and esteemed Augusta Withrow appears in his office. She has a massive family estate to unload—lock, stock, and barrel. For…

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    {Review} FOREST OF GHOSTS (GhostWriters Book 4), by J.H. Moncrieff

    Published by DeathZone Books Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Ghost, Horror, Mystery, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Psychological Horror, Supernatural, Suspense, Thriller Format: eBook Jackson Stone is sick of ghosts. With his love life in shambles, he heads to Romania for a horror writers’ retreat, hoping it will be a break from the supernatural and breathing space from his relationship with medium Kate Carlsson. But as his fellow writers begin disappearing or losing their minds, he realizes he needs Kate’s help.  When Jackson loses his own memory, Kate’s love is the only thing that can bring him back. But she’s falling for the man responsible for the evil in Romania. A man…

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    {Review} OUT BEHIND THE BARN, by John Boden & Chad Lutzke

    OUT BEHIND THE BARN by John Boden Published by Shadow Work Publishing on October 5, 2018 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Weird Tales Pages: 127 Format: eBook Buy on Amazon The boys crept to the window and watched as Miss Maggie carried the long bundle into the barn, the weight of it stooping her aging back. Rafter lights spilled from the barn doors and Davey saw an arm fall from the canvas-wrapped parcel. He smiled. “She got someone!” Both children grinned and settled in their beds, eyes fixed to the ceiling. This was family growth. "Boden and Lutzke weave heartache and a backwoods tale as easily as…