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REVIEW: Sweet Silver Blues by Glenn Cook

Glen Cook is an author that I intellectually know I should love but just doesn’t jive with my style. At least, that’s what I thought about him having tried and failed to read the...

REVIEW: Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu is the one of the first great works of vampire fiction, published in 1872, about a quarter century before Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Like the undead titular character, Carmilla...

REVIEW: Even Though I Knew the End by C.L. Polk

Demons, angels and dangerous bargains meet in C.L. Polk’s brilliant novella Even Though I Knew the End, set in a vividly drawn 1940s Chicago and featuring a sapphic romance and sinister blood magic. When...

REVIEW: Ashes of Onyx by Seth Skorkowsky

Ashes of Onyx by Seth Skorkowsky is the first of a new series by an author I’ve very much enjoyed the previous works of. I’m a huge fan of the Valducan series, which is...

REVIEW: Belladonna by Adalyn Grace

Strangely, it’s the macabre and eerie intimacy with death that feels normal so it’s no extreme statement that gentleness within this casually gothic world would ensnare me as Death has in Adalyn Grace’s Belladonna....

An Interview with Karen Heuler

Karen Heuler’s latest novel, The Splendid City, is something truly special. It tells the story of a young witch, Eleanor and her cat, Stan, who is in reality an annoying man… whom she dealt with...

REVIEW: The Splendid City by Karen Heuler

Just after finishing Karen Heuler’s The Splendid City, I emailed the publicist saying that this is a very special book and we need more like this. So you could say I enjoyed this. Set...

REVIEW: Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young

Spells for Forgetting by Adrienne Young is the perfect book for what I needed this week. A compelling mystery with a strong romantic element, witchy influences and a good dose of betrayal and moral...

REVIEW: Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis

Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis is not at all what you think. Marketed as a YA Horror novel, you would think that maybe this might be a campy horror story. Perhaps with a 1980s...

REVIEW: House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

“Have you heard about that book that’s supposed to drive you insane?” The first time I caught wind of Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves, I was sitting in a coffee shop with a...