Review: European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #2) by Theodora Goss

My biggest minor quibble from the previous book in this trilogy followed me to this one. I love the conceit of the book characters inserting their commentary into the writing, but it still reduces some of the tension since I know everyone survives to the end. That being said, this was still a tale filledContinue reading “Review: European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #2) by Theodora Goss”

Review: Balefire (Whyborne & Griffin #10) by Jordan L. Hawk

Ten is a solid, round number, so I thought this would be the final book in the series. I was disappointed that the grand finale didn’t look like it would take place in the city of Widdershins, but I figured out early in the story that this was not the end of the series. That’sContinue reading “Review: Balefire (Whyborne & Griffin #10) by Jordan L. Hawk”

Book Spotlight: Tales From the Storm by C.R. Langille

I’m pleased to celebrate author and friend C.R. Langille’s new short story collection, Tales From the Storm, today. Learn more about the book and the author below! ABOUT THE BOOK The storm rages on, leaving death and destruction in its path. With the chaos comes strange tidings and wicked ordeals. From C.R. Langille, author ofContinue reading “Book Spotlight: Tales From the Storm by C.R. Langille”

Review: Draakenwood (Whyborne & Griffin #9) by Jordan L. Hawk

We’re back in Widdershins for Whyborne & Griffin’s latest adventure, but this time it’s the old families who are the targets. When Whyborne is accused of murder, he and his allies must not only clear his name, but also prevent the rise of a great evil. Plenty of familiar faces appear in this story, includingContinue reading “Review: Draakenwood (Whyborne & Griffin #9) by Jordan L. Hawk”

Review: Winter Tide (Innsmouth Legacy #1) by Ruthanna Emrys

I enjoyed and was intrigued by the original novella that set up this world, but the world created within intrigued me much more than the characters. However, I enjoyed it enough to pick up this novel to get it signed by the author at a convention, and I don’t regret any of the time spentContinue reading “Review: Winter Tide (Innsmouth Legacy #1) by Ruthanna Emrys”

Review: Invisible Chains by Michelle Renee Lane

Disclaimer: I am friends with the author, who provided me with an advanced electronic version of this book for review. This is the first book I’ve read in years to give me nightmares. Lane’s debut novel is an intricate and descriptive historical horror that encompasses some of my favorite tropes in speculative fiction. Jacqueline isContinue reading “Review: Invisible Chains by Michelle Renee Lane”

Review: “Eidolon” (Whyborne & Griffin #1.5) by Jordan L. Hawk

This short story takes place near the beginning of Whyborne and Griffin’s relationship, and reading it after seven full novels is an interesting trip into the past. In this story, there’s still a bit of relationship angst that I now know to be completely unfounded, but it’s not so angsty as to make me rollContinue reading “Review: “Eidolon” (Whyborne & Griffin #1.5) by Jordan L. Hawk”

Review: Fallow (Whyborne & Griffin #8) by Jordan L. Hawk

Whyborne’s angst starts out deep in this story, but after the revelations of the previous book, he’s certainly got a lot on his mind. Luckily, this book continues the trend of splitting the narration between Whyborne and Griffin. Griffin’s life isn’t exactly cheery at the moment, as he struggles to connect with his dour husband,Continue reading “Review: Fallow (Whyborne & Griffin #8) by Jordan L. Hawk”

Review: “Into the Darkness” (Taine McKenna Adventures #1.5) by Lee Murray

This short story is not to be missed for any fan of the Taine McKenna adventures. It features everything I love about the series, condensed into an action-packed, bite-size piece. Well, not quite everything. This takes place in a small town in France rather than a New Zealand locale, but I promise everything else isContinue reading “Review: “Into the Darkness” (Taine McKenna Adventures #1.5) by Lee Murray”

Con Report: StokerCon 2019

If you’re here to find a copy of my alternate history presentation, you’re in the right place! Scroll, read, and enjoy. I might not be a horror fan, but you won’t find a nicer group of creative people. I was immediately welcomed into the fold at StokerCon 2019, held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and IContinue reading “Con Report: StokerCon 2019”