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Review: “A Broken Darkness,” Premee Mohamed

Rating: 5 out of 5 NOTE ADDED: Now it’s looking like there WILL be a third book in this series, so I’m upping my rating to a 5/5. I’m fine with waiting to see what’s going on–I just didn’t want

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Review: “Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy,” Hailey Piper

Rating: 5 out of 5 Hailey Piper’s Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy is a brilliant collection of (mostly) LGBTQ+ horror stories filled with incredibly strong women (and a few others). It includes a variety of horror elements, from cosmic horror

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Review: “The Gulp,” Alan Baxter

Rating: 5 out of 5 I love Alan Baxter’s work–especially his horror–and The Gulp: Tales From The Gulp 1 is a collection of five stories about a remote Australian town with a whole lot of secrets. The town of Gulpepper

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Review: “The Cipher,” Kathe Koja

Rating: 5 out of 5 I’ve heard Kathe Koja’s horror novels are excellent, but until now I’d never read one. I absolutely loved The Cipher. Nakota and Nicholas are semi-sorta-sometimes a thing (or at least they sleep together, and Nicholas

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Short Take: “The House on Abigail Lane,” Kealan Patrick Burke

Rating: 5 out of 5 Kealan Patrick Burke’s horror/paranormal novella The House on Abigail Lane is written like a set of research notes or journals regarding the strange events associated with number 56 Abigail Lane. First, of course, there are

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Short Take: “The Worm and His Kings,” Hailey Piper

Rating: 5 out of 5 Hailey Piper’s The Worm and His Kings begins on the streets: Monique Lane, 20 years old, is homeless. Most nights she beds down next to a spot she calls the empty place, where people instinctively

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Review: “Devouring Dark,” Alan Baxter

Rating: 5 out of 5 Alan Baxter’s Devouring Dark introduces us to Matt MacLeod, a man with a strange darkness inside of him. If he goes too long without letting it out, it hurts him. But when he lets it

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Short Take: “The Book Club,” Alan Baxter

Rating: 5 out of 5 Often when I’m stressed or tired I just want a fun horror book (preferably a novella I can read as a break) to take my mind off of everything. So far Alan Baxter’s books have

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Review: “Beneath the Rising,” Premee Mohamed

Rating: 5 out of 5 Premee Mohamed’s cosmic horror novel Beneath The Rising bowled me over. Right from the start we’re presented with a highly unusual friendship of sorts. Joanna “Johnny” Chambers was born to a wealthy family, and possesses

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Review: “Terminus,” Peter Clines

Rating: 5 out of 5 Peter Clines’ Terminus has a relationship of sorts with his earlier novel, 14 [review]. There’s a group called the Family, and they’re essentially a doomsday cult with a twist: they’re looking to destroy a Machine

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