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Review: “Lakehouse Infernal,” Christine Morgan

Rating: 5 out of 5 I’ll have to try to unpack why Christine Morgan’s Lakehouse Infernal is one of my favorite books of the year-so-far when I’ve read so many awesome books already. Apparently the world is based on some

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Review: “Mongrels,” by Stephen Graham Jones

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Stephen Graham Jones’s Mongrels: A Novel, werewolves are real. Our young teenaged protagonist listens to his grandfather’s crazy stories about being a werewolf, and later realizes there were secrets and lessons hidden in each

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Review: “Brain Storm,” Cat Gilbert

Rating: 3 out of 5 In Cat Gilbert’s Brain Storm (The Taylor Morrison Psychic Thrillers Book 1), Taylor is just starting to realize she’s a telekinetic. Most of the signs she could see as her imagination running wild, but when

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Review: “Girl on Fire,” Gemma Amor

Rating: 5 out of 5 Gemma Amor’s Girl on Fire is a wonderful, wild ride of a book. Ruby Miller crashes her car and is inside of it when it goes up in flames. Yet somehow she survives unscathed. Shortly

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Review: “Dark Whispers,” Krista D. Ball

Rating: 5 out of 5 Dark Whispers (Spirit Caller Series Book 2), by Krista D. Ball, starts up shortly after Spirits Rising ends. (It is also found in: Beginnings: first novels in multiple series by Krista D. Ball.) There have

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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 Secret Name,” Eve Harms

Rating: 3 out of 5 Eve Harms brings us the short tale The Secret Name (Kendra Temples: The Demonic Diaries) in the form of a series of blog posts. It’s an intriguing and original attempt, but it often makes the

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Review: “The Between,” Tananarive Due

Rating: 5 out of 5 Tananarive Due’s The Between is a really intriguing story. Hilton James discovered his Nana dead on the kitchen floor. He ran down the road to find someone, but when they return she’s alive and making

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Review: “Spirits Rising,” Krista D. Ball

Rating: 4 out of 5 Krista D. Ball’s paranormal novella Spirits Rising (Spirit Caller Series Book 1) is an enjoyable start to a series. (It is also found in: Beginnings: first novels in multiple series by Krista D. Ball.) It

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Review: “Body Rides,” Richard Laymon

Rating: 2 out of 5 Richard Laymon’s Body Rides has an intriguing premise. Neal Darden goes out at night to return a couple of video tapes to the store (it’s 1995), and ends up foiling a torture/murder. He responds to

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