Review: Hardened Hearts by Various Authors

Synopsis: 17 stories of difficult love, broken hearts, lost hope, and discarded truths. Love brings pain, vulnerability, and demands of revenge. Hardened Hearts spills the sum of darkness and light concerning the measures of love; including works from Meg Elison, author of The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (Winner of …

Review: Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

Synopsis: At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, lies the Finch House. For years it has perched empty, abandoned, and overgrown–but soon the door will be opened for the first time in many decades. But something waits, lurking in the shadows, anxious to …

Review: Craven Manor by Darcy Coates

Synopsis: Daniel is desperate for a job. When someone slides a note under his door offering him the groundskeeper’s position at an old estate, it seems too good to be true. Alarm bells start ringing when he arrives at Craven Manor. The mansion’s front door hangs open, and leaves and …

Review: Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

Caution: There may be spoilers ahead Synopsis: In the year 2056 – the not so distant future – an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are …

Novella Review: Knock and You Will See Me by Andrew Cull

Synopsis: “We buried Dad in the winter. It wasn’t until the spring that we heard from him again.” Knock and You Will See Me is a new ghost story by award winning writer-director Andrew Cull. When grieving Ellie Ray finds a crumpled, handwritten note from her recently deceased father, hidden …

Review: Raven’s Fall by Lincoln Cole (World on Fire, #2)

Synopsis: Abigail was arrested by the Council, and now she’s awaiting trial for the decisions she made leading up to and culminating in the events of Raven’s Peak. She is restless while she waits for answers and knows that there is a real threat outside their walls plotting to bring …

Short Story Review: The Crystal Crypt by Philip K. Dick

Synopsis: Stark terror ruled the Inner-Flight ship on that last Mars-Terra run. For the black-clad Leiters were on the prowl … and the grim red planet was not far behind. First published in 1954. Via Goodreads Review: Set in the future, “The Crystal Crypt” by Philip K. Dick is a fun …

Book Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Synopsis: In this harrowing tale of good and evil, the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll develops a potion that unleashes his secret, inner persona—the loathsome, twisted Mr. Hyde. Via Goodreads Review: Toward the end of December, I finally picked up and completed reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert …

Book Review: The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor

Synopsis: In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one …