A Wish Too Dark and Kind

M.L. Blackbird ★★ Among the immortals that inhabit our world, Arnaud Demeure is known as the man who can fulfill your one true wish or who can also conjure your worst nightmares. Eight invitations are sent to eight immortals, and when Arnaud Demeure hosts a party, no one refuses his request. Why have they been…… Continue reading A Wish Too Dark and Kind

October Releases

My birthday’s in September. I say this not because I’m fishing for gifts, but because my birthday is my self-imposed Halloween limit and now we’ve passed it I can move into my traditional (for me) Halloween books. Therefore, at some point in the next few weeks, I’ll be re-reading some old favourites, maybe Ray Bradbury’s…… Continue reading October Releases

September Releases

Ah, August, where did you go – hard to believe that a bit of pottering in the garden and a couple of trips out have made the month fly by so quickly. With only a couple of days to go, here are my choices for September. My first pick is the fourth and final part…… Continue reading September Releases

The Final Girl Support Group

Grady Hendrix ★★★ “Men die because they make mistakes. Women? We die because we’re female.” To the casual observer, the group of women would appear to have little in common. They meet monthly in the church basement, arriving one by one and leaving alone. What the observer cannot know is that this is a meeting…… Continue reading The Final Girl Support Group

July Releases

Wow, what happened to June? How are we at the end of the month already? Most of my reads this month have been about catching up with ongoing and TBR series. I’ve finished the Percy Jackson series, but also discovered that there’s a secondary series which is now added to the list I was supposed…… Continue reading July Releases

Howls from Hell

Foreword by Grady Hendrix ★★★ The HOWL (Horror-Obsessed Writing and Literature) Society came to being as a subreddit gathering of horror fans and writers, and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. Howls from Hell is their first anthology, featuring sixteen emerging authors. Anthologies are always a mixed bag, but they are a great…… Continue reading Howls from Hell

The Lodge

Chris Coppel ★★★ “I wish the animals could shoot back.” Nestled in a remote area of the Scottish Highlands, The Lodge has opened for business and welcomed its first guests. In previous incarnations it had been a farm, then a vegan mindfulness retreat, but now it was open to the hunters and shooters of the…… Continue reading The Lodge

February Releases

My three choices this month are all the next instalment of series I’ve been following since they began: 1993 for Anita Blake (!!!), 2014 for Wayfarers, and 2016 for Oddjobs. For the last couple of years, I’ve had various eye conditions that have prevented me from reading ‘real’ books, and my stubborn refusal to mix…… Continue reading February Releases

My Five Favourite Five Star Reads of 2020

I’m not one for giving away a five star rating lightly, so making it onto this list is high praise indeed. These are my favourites novels which I’ve read this year; they’ve not necessarily been published in 2020, nor have I necessarily reviewed them. So, in no particular order, we have… The Thursday Murder Club…… Continue reading My Five Favourite Five Star Reads of 2020

Ararat

Christopher Golden ★★★★ Well-written, fast-moving, and unputdownable; in short, everything I’m come to expect from Christopher Golden. I’ve read pretty much all of his books, apart from the TV/film tie-ins, and this is up there with the best of them. As the title and cover suggest, this is set on Mount Ararat, the fabled landing area…… Continue reading Ararat