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Short Take: “Ashford’s Ghost,” Skyla Dawn Cameron

Rating: 5 out of 5 Skyla Dawn Cameron’s novella Ashford’s Ghost (Livi Talbot) is sort of volume 2.5 in the Livi Talbot series–it’s set after Odin’s Spear and before Emperor’s Tomb. It’s a good idea to read this one in

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Review: “Blood Shot,” Tanya Huff

Rating: 5 out of 5 Tanya Huff’s Blood Shot: Stories from the Blood ‘Verse (Blood Series) is an anthology of short stories from her “Blood ‘Verse.” It involves characters from both the main vampire novels and a spin-off series centered

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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: “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: “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: “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: “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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Review: “Island of Bones,” Gaby Triana

Rating: 5 out of 5 Gaby Triana’s Island of Bones (Haunted Florida) pulled me in so thoroughly that when I finished it I looked up, blinked a few times, and realized it was more than an hour past when I

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Review: “The War Priest,” Ann Aguirre

Rating: 5 out of 5 Ann Aguirre’s Ars Numina series is almost over. One more book to come after The War Priest (Ars Numina Book 5). Book five picks up right when Callum–head of the bear clan–sets off for home

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Review: “The Shadow Warrior,” Ann Aguirre

Rating: 5 out of 5 In each volume of Ann Aguirre’s Ars Numina series, we experience a new and different romance between a new couple, and we follow along with the next part of the ongoing plot. In The Shadow

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