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Romantasy for Grimdark Fans

These books feature unconventional romance with grimdark staked through its heart.  If you are looking for something bleak, violent, and spicy we have you covered.

REVIEW: The Night Hunt by Alexandra Christo

Atia is a killer. She is also a lost girl, one who has had to deal with grief and loss. Alexandra Christo’s The Night Hunt is high on the scale of moral greyness we...

An Interview with Mariely Lares

Mariely Lares is a Mexican-American debut autor who has swept us away with her novel Sun of Blood and Ruin. A historical fantasy set in a post-conquest Mexico, full of strong characters, mythology and...

REVIEW: Sun of Blood and Ruin by Mariely Lares

Set in post-conquest Mexico, Mariely Lares’ Sun of Blood and Ruin is a fast-paced, smart historical fantasy. It is built around a multi-layered reimagining of the Zorro legend – the masked vigilante, the sorceress...

REVIEW: Starling House by Alix E. Harrow

Alix E. Harrow has this knack for writing characters like bruised steel. It’s specifically those dents, scratches, and ugliness that make her work stick out as more enchanting than the entirety of book releases...

REVIEW: Bring Me Your Midnight by Rachel Griffin

Tana considers herself one of the good girls. A life planned out from birth, engaged to secure an alliance for her coven, she has never doubted her role in her community – and in...

REVIEW: Vampires of El Norte by Isabel Cañas

Vampires of El Norte is the second horror novel by Isabel Cañas following her highly regarded debut, The Hacienda. As with her first novel, Vampires of El Norte combines elements of horror, romance, and...

REVIEW: The Warden by Daniel M. Ford

Daniel M. Ford’s The Warden instills a warm atmosphere into a world full of grit, mystery, and necromancy. The novel embodies very familiar classic fantasy elements, but Ford’s unique twists turn them into something...

REVIEW: Dragonfall by L.R. Lam

Dragonfall, the first book in L.R Lam’s The Dragon Scale Trilogy, is a slow burn, full of angst, moral dilemmas and emotionally damaged characters. When it all comes together, it culminates in an exciting...

REVIEW: A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

A Day of Fallen Night is Samantha Shannon’s standalone prequel to her acclaimed feminist fantasy, The Priory of the Orange Tree. Shannon introduces us to an entirely new cast of characters in A Day...

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