If you are a fan of sword and sorcery style fantasy than you need to give this book a read. It will keep you reading throughout the night even if youIf you are a fan of sword and sorcery style fantasy than you need to give this book a read. It will keep you reading throughout the night even if you are not completely a fan of the genre itself. The characters are full and believable and the story line will suck you in before you know it. Awesome read!...more
Releasing on October 31, 2014 this short Halloween flirt was a fun read about a Halloween party at a haunted house and the long lost lovers that becomReleasing on October 31, 2014 this short Halloween flirt was a fun read about a Halloween party at a haunted house and the long lost lovers that become reunited.
Melanie wants to raise funds for the town school so she picks a haunted house-prove suspicion wrong and she can use the land. Sounds perfect until Leah Crowe, resident ghost sounds in on the interloper. Angry at the people invading her home, she can't help but be curious over the sexy girl in a cat suit. Looking deeper, Leah sees something inside of Mel that reminds her of her lover who died, spurring her own death at the hands of an angry mob.
Can Leah let go of the past so she can finally be at rest? Is Mel her reincarnated lover? You'll have to read this spooky little tidbit to find out! I wonder if they have an extra invitation...this sounds like a party I wouldn't want to miss!
This book spans the seasons and is rich with information on how to get the most from everyday. With correspondences and references to recipes and pracThis book spans the seasons and is rich with information on how to get the most from everyday. With correspondences and references to recipes and practical magic, this book is a boon for all those who practice a more traditional life. What seems mundane can often be a ritual. Every stitch in a sampler a spell...every ingredient in a weeknight dinner a way to say I love you...everything has meaning and Mandy Mitchell does a great job of showing you how to look at your world just a little bit differently. ...more
Lesley Carpenter pursues her thesis of the horrifying nursery rhyme The Scottish Bride and soon finds out her mother's stilted warning to stay away frLesley Carpenter pursues her thesis of the horrifying nursery rhyme The Scottish Bride and soon finds out her mother's stilted warning to stay away from Linden Manor may actually have some merit. Not a believer in the supernatural, Lesley finds herself beset by strange occurrences and even stranger characters in the old estate. What began as a scholarly endeavor will soon change to the terror of walking right into a well laid trap.
This tale was a page turner of the highest order. Gothic and dark, I felt like I was journeying with Lesley as she wound her way further into the inescapable bonds of her fate.
I have one word-more! I can't wait to read more of Catherine Cavendish's work. She weaves a haunting spell of intrigue and mystery blended with myth and magic that horror lovers-particularly women-will love.
A good horror story is one that transfixes the reader even as he or she is horrified beyond measure. Such is the case with Chelsea Avenue. MannReview:
A good horror story is one that transfixes the reader even as he or she is horrified beyond measure. Such is the case with Chelsea Avenue. Manny lost his entire family to something explainable and now that force has come back to claim the lives of those who belong to the lot at Chelsea Avenue. Horrific and mesmerizing, you watch them fall, one by one. The phrase Wait for what will come is more than apt here. This book takes place over years, like a slowly creeping evil swamped in seawater...very deliberate and very chilling.
This book does contain some trigger elements for those who have had experience with date rape, domestic violence and/or sexual trauma that can be disturbing to some.
Some books you read and fall into like floating in a vat of hot chocolate. This one was like that. Only it was hot chocolate with a dose of freaky litSome books you read and fall into like floating in a vat of hot chocolate. This one was like that. Only it was hot chocolate with a dose of freaky little demons and one hunky otherworldly sort of guy named Mouth. Oh-and a worldly guy named Seth. They were both high up on my awesome book boyfriend list.
This book made me laugh out loud and cry in turn but one thing stayed the same. I couldn't stop turning the pages.
Luna is a girl who sees demons. Like everywhere. They hang out and ooze from sidewalks and annoy her when she's eating her Cheerios. It's an everyday thing. Unfortunately. Her brother Seth denies it. Her niece is the delight of her world, but when her brother's ex (aka Sparkles) runs off with her, things go to Hell in a hand basket pretty quickly.Nothing is what it seems and its starting to piss Luna off.
If you love books with biting wit, snarky characters (Mouth!!!) and a heroine you can really root for, then you have to read this book. I love Mercedes Yardley's writing style. She makes the characters breathe and that is a beautiful and terrifying thing indeed....more
Never have a read a book with more lyrical and beautiful prose. Bryony Adams is a girl with a target painted on her head and all who look at her see tNever have a read a book with more lyrical and beautiful prose. Bryony Adams is a girl with a target painted on her head and all who look at her see the marks of death upon her. All the days of her life she is aware that death knows her name and as the bodies begin to fall around her like desiccated daisies she grabs onto life and holds it tight. Much like the jonquil flowers she loves the most, this girl is dainty with stars in her eyes and magic in her hair. There is a sweetness like a thermonuclear butterfly just waiting to flutter across your heart. I loved it. Every second.
The desert calls for her bones and Bryony knows she must run as far and wide as she can...but death hasn't forgotten dear star girl...no. It plots and thinks and gnashes its teeth mindful of opportunity. The bodies, as they always do, start to fall and time begins to draw to a close. Her beloved husband knows the truth. That death will not stop until it breaks Bryony's bones in its teeth--and that he will do everything in his power to stop it.
What an amazing book. Mercedes M. Yardley is on my must buy list and as soon as I got even close to finishing this one (thank you Ragnarok for providing a review copy in exchange for an honest review) I went out and ordered the e-book of one of her other titles.
There is not another author I have found who weaves a fairy tale out of cold blooded murder quite like Mercedes Yardley. It brought tears to my eyes and a bittersweet longing to my heart. I even drew a very sad and horrific picture for the release party but thankfully it was already over before I posted it so hopefully no one lost their lunch with my hideous drawing skills.
But I digress--if you love a novel that will take you away from the world and delight you with a tremendous state of bliss then you must meet Bryony and travel with her on her journey to outsmart death, the desert and one very particularly persistent serial killer.
I will find and read every bit of this author's work because I do not want the romance to end. Not now...not ever. It is...magic... ...more
This book hooked me from the introduction and I can't seem to put it down, even when I should be working on my own writing. A clever blend of wit andThis book hooked me from the introduction and I can't seem to put it down, even when I should be working on my own writing. A clever blend of wit and history, Ghosts of Salem captures the essence of a town and its people from both the present and the past.
The pictures draw you in and the author's attention to detail breathes life into every page. I could feel the chill of a specter's presence looking over my shoulder as I read about the different locals. I'm still in the throws of this magnificent book and I can't imagine a better way to start my Halloween season than reading some witchy facts about this fascinating city.