Genre: Horror

The Handyman Method by Nick Cutter and Andrew F Sullivan

I really enjoyed The Handyman Method by Nick Cutter and Andrew F Sullivan. Yes, the social commentary is heavy but so is the gore and horror imagery. I think everything meshes so well that eventually the knowledge that this is commentary fades to the background and all you can focus

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Depraved by AJ Merlin

Depraved by AJ Merlin is a phenomenal dark/serial killer romance with intense spice and a fun story. This is absolutely recommended for folks that enjoy darker, kinkier romance with CNC, but also folks that understand this is fiction.

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Brutal by AJ Merlin

When I say I like dark romance, Brutal by AJ Merlin is what I mean. There’s great spice, an intense relationship, and folks with some messed up ideas of what is wrong/right/sexy. I honestly 100% recommend this read to anyone that is okay with the kinks featured. It was really

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American Midnight: Tales of the Dark

American Midnight is a collection of American gothic horror short stories curated by Laird Hunt. Most of the short stories ranged from interesting to good with only a few falling short.

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The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

I had seen the cover of The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones around for a while as friends and mutuals added the book to their TBRs. Each time I’d come across it, I’d think wow, I really should pick that up. It’s an absolute shame I didn’t pick

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The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

This is one of the first audiobooks I ever picked up and decided to try listening to. Three years later, once I finally got into audiobooks and was able to take time to listen and comprehend what was going on, I picked The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and

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Los peligros de fumar en la cama by Mariana Enríquez

One of my goals in 2023 was to start reading books in Spanish instead of just English. I’m bilingual, and I’ve tried reading long form Spanish fiction before, but never really stuck with it. I tried reading Fellowship of the Ring in Spanish thinking it would be easier because I

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What Moves the Dead by T. Kingfisher

Long and Short of it: Great writing, but ultimately just a basic retelling with a well-known impetus. I previously read The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher which absolutely creeped me out. It was a great horror book. When I saw the cover for What Moves the Dead and that it

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Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield

Long and Short of it: A lot of build just to be let down and confused. I wanted to read something that would scare me. Something that would sweep me up and make me read it nonstop because I would want to know what is happening and what will happen.

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The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson

I went into The Loop by Jeremy Robert Johnson not really knowing what to expect. I’ve never watched or read World War Z, and when it comes to Stranger Things, I’ve only watched the first three episodes of the first season. Still, the synopsis sounded interesting and as it is

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Heartsnare by Steven B Williams

With such a cool spooky looking cover, and an intriguing synopsis, I really expected Heartsnare by Steven B Williams to be a fantastic new gritty fantasy world for me to indulge in. And it might be! Just, not for me. I unfortunately had to call it quits on the book

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Devil’s Call by J. Danielle Dorn

HOLY CANNOLI! Devil’s Call by J Danielle Dorn was amazing from the very first second I picked it up! I knew, from the very first few pages I would love this book, and my hunch was right. It was so much more than I thought it would be. Though it

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The Haunted Forest Tour

While searching for a good scary book to read for the Pages and Pause Screen Halloween episode, I stumbled across The Haunted Forest Tour by James A Moore and Jeff Strand. The synopsis did grab a chuckle out of me and I thought okay, clever. Maybe if the book could

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Something by Shelby Lamb

I was hopeful, expecting an interesting dark, gothic, horror novel. Unfortunately, Something by Shelby Lamb really misses the mark for me. The writing was gratuitous seemingly there only for shock value. The horror wasn’t developed enough to be frightening. Then, there are the characters that all feel like caricatures out

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Little Heaven by Nick Cutter

Little Heaven by Nick Cutter is an AMAZING horror book and I will tell you right now, if you want to be creeped out and chilled to the bone, go buy the book immediately. It is amazingly written with tremendous characters and descriptions of horror that burn in your brain

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