The Twisted Ones

A Lovecraftian twist on the monster in the woods trope, The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher took appreciated deviations from the typical formula, enough so to keep my interest in what is normally an overdone genre. Intro In certain overused subsets of the horror and Supernatural genres, I rarely invest in a full-length novel these days. While I’m known to listen to hundreds, if not thousands, of Creepy Pastas, this tends to be the extent of my investment. In a moment of, ‘I’ll try this out...

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The Gathering: the Ivy Blackwood Chronicles

  The Ivy Blackwood Chronicles was a memorable adventure that sold me on the possibilities of erotic romance being a legitimate storytelling medium... when done right. And this tale of supernatural horror certainly fit the bill. With fantastic character design and a well-crafted plot, I tore through the pages on one hell of an exhilerating ride. This tale and its riveting cast will hold a place in my memory for months to come which is saying a lot for someone who never reads romance. I...

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The Banshee Series (Books 1-6)

Summary The Banshee Series is a unique concept that succeeds well in most of its aspirations but fails to finish strong. As the title suggests, the story's leading character, Benton, is a Banshee. While the oddity the hero being a banshee is what initially caught my attention, it was the author's use of the Native American setting that really made it stand apart from other supernatural horrors. Plot Author Sara Clancy weaves a complex tale of the supernatural that ranges from ghosts to...

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A Warning to the Curious

Summary Fresh off the brilliant Audible rendition of the classic M.R. James tales that is The Conception of Terror, I decided to delve into some of his original ghost stories. I must confess, prior to this literary outing I'd only read a few of his works and none were intriguing enough for me to remember. That being said, I actually went into this tale with high hopes (no doubt the lingering influence of the Conception of Terror Series) but was unfortunately, left a bit disappointed. Plot A...

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