Review: For Emmy

For Emmy by Mary SanGiovanni My rating: 5 of 5 stars For Emmy is a beautifully written, haunting tale of loss. SanGiovanni’s descriptive prose takes us into the mind of the narrator, Dana, and it is through her eyes that we experience the disappearance of her little sister, Emmy. It is also through her eyes that we experience the events...

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Review: Our Blood In Its Blind Circuit

Our Blood In Its Blind Circuit by J David Osborne My rating: 4 of 5 stars Cover to cover, reading this book of stories was like a long, weird acid trip. But one I liked in the way we like things that we probably shouldn’t. You know, that moment of clarity before you find the devil on your shoulder is winning the argument and you take the...

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Review: The Winter People

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon My rating: 4 of 5 stars This novel by McMahon is a fantastic mystery/supernatural thriller. I thoroughly enjoyed it! For me, there was never a dull moment in the book. It was spooky enough to please lovers of speculative fiction like myself without being so jarring that it would be considered horror. That...

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Review: Hollow City

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs My rating: 3 of 5 stars Oh, Ransom Riggs, you old devil, you. I loved the first book of this series. HOLLOW CITY, the second book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series had to win me over. It started off well enough. We’re following the same cast of characters on their journey immediately after the...

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Review: Kiss Me, Judas

Kiss Me, Judas by Will Christopher Baer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was tempted do a one word review for this book. ThAT word would have been “bitchin’.” Let it be known that I am not an avid reader of neo-noir fiction, but I will say that Baer might have just changed all that for me with this book. It takes an urban myth–-the old woke...

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A Little Too Quiet Around Here

I know it’s been quiet around the old Blog That Wouldn’t Die but that’s because I have been busy, busy, busy. I promise. For starters, the latest great news is that Hazardous Press will be releasing a collection of my stories this fall/winter. A Feast of Buzzards will contain eleven stories total, one of those being more like a short novella....

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