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Review: “Bloodlines,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 After reading Skyla Dawn Cameron’s urban fantasy Blood Ties [review], I had to go back and start on one of her other series. I started in with Bloodlines (Demons of Oblivion Book 1). Zara Lain

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Review: “Coney Island Siren,” Theresa Varela

Rating: 5 out of 5 Theresa Varela’s Coney Island Siren is a little outside my regular reading–more literary fiction than genre fiction–but I picked it up in a Latinx “dark fiction” storybundle. First, a warning. Content note for emotional and

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Review: “Forgotten Magic,” Various Authors

Rating: 3 out of 5 This is volume three in an unusual trilogy. Each author provides one story in each volume as their own individual little trilogies: Forgotten Magic (Magic Underground Anthologies Book 3) is part three. Unfortunately, I wasn’t

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Review: “Hidden City,” Alan Baxter

Rating: 5 out of 5 Alan Baxter’s paranormal/urban fantasy novel Hidden City absolutely intrigued me with its worldbuilding. Steven is a citymage, a man with some small “talent” who’s able to commune with Cleveport City, his jealous mistress. His best

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Review: “Hungry Rain,” Brian Fatah Steele

Rating: 3 out of 5 Brian Fatah Steele’s horror novella Hungry Rain takes place at Woodlands Resort and Camping. A heavy rain falls, leaving behind a strange odor that primarily contaminates the lakes. Later that night, horrific creatures come stalking

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Review: “Seeing Things,” Sonora Taylor

Rating: 5 out of 5 Sonora Taylor’s Seeing Things is every bit as good as her Without Condition [review], and I loved that book. She has a knack for taking well-used story elements like serial killers or seeing ghosts and

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Review: “Wayward Magic,” Various Authors

Rating: 3 out of 5 This is an unusual trilogy of anthologies. The idea is, each author involved wrote a trilogy of interconnected or continuing stories, with the first found in Hidden Magic [review], the second found in Wayward Magic

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Review: “Blood Ties,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Blood Ties (Elis O’Connor Book 1) is an intriguing start to a new series. 22-year-old witch Elis O’Connor is a serial killer. She kills “garbage men”–men who molest, abuse, and terrorize their

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Short Take: “Fungoid,” William Meikle

Pros: A fungal apocalypse with a touch of cosmic horror! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s (novella? Short novel? Not sure which) Fungoid introduces us to a fungal apocalypse. Jim Noble is on hand when the first

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Review: “Whispers in the Dark,” Laurel Hightower

Rating: 5 out of 5 Laurel Hightower’s Whispers in the Dark is divinely horrifying! Sergeant Rose McFarland is a S.W.A.T. sniper and mother of two young children. She has a lover she’s been friends with for years, and an ex-husband

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