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”

Review: Hoarfrost (Whyborne & Griffin #6) by Jordan L. Hawk

Something different about this book is immediate from the first page — scenes from Griffin’s point of view! This made me nervous at first, but Hawk obviously has a great handle on his character. Switching between two first-person POVs is never difficult, because Griffin’s voice is so distinctive from Whyborne’s. The need for scenes toContinue reading “Review: Hoarfrost (Whyborne & Griffin #6) by Jordan L. Hawk”

Review: Into the Ashes (Taine McKenna Adventures #3) by Lee Murray

Disclaimer: I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. The third installment of the Taine McKenna adventures follows the format of the two previous books without becoming formulaic or predictable. It’s an action-packed adventure featuring human and supernatural dangers, full of both familiar faces and new characters I hope to see again inContinue reading “Review: Into the Ashes (Taine McKenna Adventures #3) by Lee Murray”

Review: Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) by James S.A. Corey

I purchased this ebook when the first season of the television adaptation aired, but didn’t get around to reading it until a recent vacation. I’ve seen three seasons of the show so far, so that will obviously color my interpretation of the book (such as visualizing actors as their characters and such). My husband and IContinue reading “Review: Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse #1) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: “Remnant” (Caldwell & Feximal/Whyborne & Griffin Mystery) by K.J. Charles& Jordan L. Hawk

This short story is available as a free download from K.J. Charles’ website. It is best read after Stormhaven (Whyborne & Griffin #3) by Jordan L. Hawk and the full collection of The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by K.J. Charles because it contains significant spoilers for both.

Review: Threshold (Whyborne & Griffin #2) by Jordan L. Hawk

This book was an excellent follow-up to the first in the series, proving that Hawk is now comfortable with their world and their characters. We leave behind the Lovecraftian city of Widdershins for a company town in the Appalachian mountains, haunted by creatures who are both horrifying and unique.

Review: Into the Mist (Taine McKenna Adventures #1) by Lee Murray

Disclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased an electronic copy of this novel for full price. For those of you who are averse to the horror genre, I’m happy to report that this novel is instead a thrilling action-adventure. There are some gory bits, but it’s not gratuitous, and the moments thatContinue reading “Review: Into the Mist (Taine McKenna Adventures #1) by Lee Murray”

Review: Teeth of the Wolf (Path of Ra #2) by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray

Disclaimer: I read this book as part of the editorial process; I look forward to purchasing a hardcopy to add to my collection. I was honored to be one of the first people to read this book, and it blew me away even more than the first in the series. I didn’t realize near-future noirContinue reading “Review: Teeth of the Wolf (Path of Ra #2) by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray”

Review: The Litany of Earth (Innsmouth Legacy #0) by Ruthanna Emrys

This novelette is available to read for free at Tor.com. This novelette serves as a fantastic introduction to the universe of this set of stories, giving intriguing background and introducing us to an interesting character while still leaving the reader wanting more. 

Author Interview with Jessica McHugh

By now, you all know that I’m a total wuss. I don’t like jump scares. I can do gore in movies/on television because I desensitized myself through a research binge on practical effects, but there’s no protective layer between the visceral on the page and my imagination. So while I desperately wanted to read JessicaContinue reading “Author Interview with Jessica McHugh”