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Review: “A Penny for Your Thoughts,” Robert Ford, Matt Hayward

Pros: Like a horrific, paranormal house of cards! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In A Penny For Your Thoughts: (The Lowback Series – Book 1), by Robert Ford and Matt Hayward, Joe has spent eight years in prison.

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Review: “Allison,” Jeff Strand

Pros: Had me on the edge of my seat! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Jeff Strand’s Allison takes the girl-with-supernatural-powers-gets-pushed-too-far trope and makes it delicious again. Allison found out the hard way that she can move people with

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Review: “Thunderbird,” Chuck Wendig

Pros: Deeper and deeper into the worldbuilding… Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Chuck Wendig’s Thunderbird (Miriam Black 4) picks up about a year after The Cormorant left off. Miriam is trying to find Mary Stitch, also known as

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Review: “The Cormorant,” Chuck Wendig

Pros: A fascinating bloody mess! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Chuck Wendig’s The Cormorant (3) (Miriam Black) is book three after Blackbirds and Mockingbird. In book one, we discovered that Miriam Black has an unusual power: the first

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Review: “Mockingbird,” Chuck Wendig

Pros: The world has gotten so much stranger! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Chuck Wendig’s Mockingbird (Miriam Black Book 2) is the follow-on to the wonderful Blackbirds. Miriam Black is a psychic with one, very obnoxious ability: the

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Review: “Blackbirds,” Chuck Wendig

Pros: Raucous, whirlwind adventure Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Chuck Wendig brings us Blackbirds (1) (Miriam Black), book one of a six-book series. Miriam Black has a unique ability: when she touches someone skin-to-skin, she sees how that

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Review: “Dark Stranger: The Dream,” I.T. Lucas

Pros: Good chemistry between the leads Cons: Too many other problems Rating: 1 out of 5 I.T. Lucas brings us Dark Stranger The Dream (The Children Of The Gods Paranormal Romance Series Book 1), in which student Syssi has premonitions

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Review: “Head Full of Ghosts,” Paul Tremblay

Pros: It seems predictable… until it really, really isn’t Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Paul Tremblay’s A Head Full of Ghosts: A Novel is a book I’ve repeatedly seen recommended on Book Twitter, and finally I decided I

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Review: “Unfinished Business,” Catherine Lundoff

Pros: Old-fashioned ghost stories plus a few fun flash fictions Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 There are some suitably old-fashioned paranormal stories in Catherine Lundoff’s anthology Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic, as well as some highly

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Review: “A Terrible Beauty,” Nancy Baker

Pros: Intimate, engaging relationship drama Cons: A little predictable, but it’s the journey that matters Rating: 4 out of 5 Nancy Baker’s A Terrible Beauty is a gender-swapped “Beauty and the Beast” in which the Beast is a two-thousand-year-old vampire

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