DNF: Damned: A Magnus Blackwell Novel by Alexandrea Weis, Lucas Astor

Synopsis: “Over a hundred years after the death of Magnus Blackwell, Altmover Manor sits abandoned. Lexie Arden and her fiancé, Will Bennet, are determined to rescue the neglected Mount Desert Island landmark. They want to make Altmover Manor their home. But Magnus has other plans. A spirit bound to his …

Book Review: Nail’s Crossing by Kris Lackey

Synopsis: “This debut mystery from a fresh voice in Southwestern fiction stakes out the common ground between Tony Hillerman, Elmore Leonard, and Cormac McCarthy. In a remote corner of the Chickasaw Nation, tribal Lighthorse policeman Bill Maytubby and county deputy Hannah Bond discover the buzzard-ravaged body of Majesty Tate, a …

Book Review: How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst

Synopsis: “A woman without a memory struggles to discover the truth about her past and her identity in this cerebral and dark thriller reminiscent of works by bestselling authors S.J. Watson and Ruth Ware. I have no memory of what happened but I was told I killed my son. And …

Short Story Review: Consumption by Michael Patrick Hicks

Synopsis: “You Are Reclusive chef Heinrich Schauer has invited six guests to a blind twelve-course tasting menu. What You Eat While snow blankets the isolated Swiss valley surrounding his estate, the guests feast eagerly, challenging one another to guess at the secret tastes plated before them. Meat Is Murder As …

Book Review: Mass Hysteria by Michael Patrick Hicks

Caution: This book is not for recommended for sensitive readers. It is Splatterpunk – a sub-genre of horror that strives to make your stomach twist and turn in the most revolting of ways with extreme graphic material. Synopsis: “It came from space… Something virulent. Something evil. Something new. And it is …

Book Review: As Shadows Scream (As Shadows Trilogy, #1) by Kylen Coetzee

Synopsis: “*Through the sins of man and the perversions of the wicked, darkness is born.* James Crowley can sense sins. It’s a terrible burden and a horrible curse as he he sees the darkness in everyone he meets. Through terrible circumstance a being of darkness known as a shadow beast …

How to Write a Quality Book Review

One of my lesser known guilty pleasures includes browsing Quora while I’m laying in bed or otherwise needlessly bored. Last night, I came across a question asking about tips for creating a well-written book review. Naturally, there were lots of answers and most of those I read were spot-on. I …

Book Review: In a Cottage in a Wood by Cass Green

Synopsis: “A strange encounter Neve comes across a troubled woman called Isabelle on Waterloo Bridge late one night. Isabelle forces a parcel into Neve’s hands and jumps to her death in the icy Thames below. An unexpected gift Two weeks later, as Neve’s wreck of a life in London collapses, …

Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager

Synopsis: “Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie–scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to—a group of similar survivors known in the press …

Movie Review: Death Note (2017)

Synopsis: “Light Turner, a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known …