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Review: “Lineage,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s Lineage (Demons of Oblivion Book 3) takes place about five or six years after book one, and some undetermined time after book two. This time our protagonist is Persephone (Peri) Takata. She’s

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Review: “Beneath Us,” Serena T. Nobert

Rating: 3 out of 5 Serena T. Nobert’s Beneath Us is a collection of four paranormal/horror tales. In the first story, 14-year-old John makes the mistake of stealing a small ceramic skull as a result of peer pressure from his

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Review: “Hunter,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s urban fantasy Hunter (Demons of Oblivion) (Volume 2) comes at the world from a different angle than book one, Bloodlines [review]. In that book, the main character was narcissistic vampiric assassin Zara

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Review: “Under Her Black Wings,” various authors

Rating: 4 out of 5 Under Her Black Wings: 2020 Women of Horror Anthology is an anthology of all female-authored stories (19 of them). The overall quality is quite good, although I found one or two stories that didn’t entirely

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Review: “Ramskull,” William Meikle

Rating: 5 out of 5 William Meikle’s Ramskull is an intense cosmic horror tale. In 1494, Alexander Seton, on order from the King, visits the site where an abbey will be built so he can find out why the crew

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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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