Stories for the Nightimes and Some for the Day

 I am one of those readers who really waffles on short stories. They are handy, especially for carrying with you, something quick to read and have a complete story to enjoy. Of course, on the other hand, they are short, and I love something I can get my teeth into, get really lost in and only come up for air to eat every few hours. […]


THE GOSPEL OF ANARCHY By Justin Taylor [Review]

The Gospel of Anarchy

The disillusioned grunge generation, fighting their way through the lackluster gray world, tied to desks like the minions of death in a bad Soviet-era film—sometimes, I get the feeling that’s how the world is, or appears to be for many writers these days. Don’t get me wrong, there have always been the grim views, the writer who takes apart the world as it is and […]


BITE ME: A LOVE STORY by Christopher Moore [Review]

| Mar 8 | 2 Comments

When you pick up a Christopher Moore book, you are pretty much guaranteed to laugh your butt off, and Bite Me: A Love Story is no exception. Following Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck, it picks up the tale of vampire Jody, her minion turned vampire Tommy, and his minion Abby. But don’t worry if you haven’t read the previous two books—Abby, aka Emergency Backup Mistress […]


SHADOWFEVER By Karen Marie Moning [Review]


SHADOWFEVER winds up Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series, following the adventures of MacKayla Lane and her search for answers in her life. Who is she? Who can she trust? Who haunts her dreams? Where is she going? The book supposedly sets out to answer the questions posed by the others, to finally give readers the long awaited resolution that they have waited for with baited […]



The Winter Ghots

I was EXTREMELY lucky to read an advance copy of THE WINTER GHOSTS by Kate Mosse. From the second I picked up and started reading The Winter Ghosts I was hooked. Kate Mosse has a way of bringing you into her story and making the world that she’s creating through her words seem so tangible, there were numerous times where something would startle me and […]


OF LOVE AND EVIL By Anne Rice [Review]

Of Love and Evil

I have to admit a little frustration, a tiny seed growing within my heart that many of my favorite authors and shows are going angelic. I don’t know if angels are the vampires of the up-and-coming teens of the 21st Century or everyone is merely bracing for an apocalyspe that I didn’t get the memo about, but whatever it is, angels are everywhere. And Anne […]


UNEXPECTEDLY, MILO by Matthew Dicks [Review]

| Nov 10 | 0 Comments

Have you ever had a nagging impulse that just won’t go away? Like making sure the front door is locked? Perhaps you can’t touch a piece of bubble wrap without popping it? Maybe you’ve had the sudden desire to sing the German version of “99 Luftballons” at a karaoke bar? Ok, probably not that last one, but most of us get the occasional urge that’s […]


SOMETHING MISSING by Matthew Dicks [Review]

| Sep 29 | 0 Comments

  If you’ve ever watched the TV show Monk (with Tony Shaloub), I want you to imagine Mr. Monk using his powers of observation for evil. Hilarious, right? That’s the basic premise for Something Missing, a book about a criminal suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Well, “evil” and “criminal” might be a little harsh. Martin really isn’t a bad person, he just makes his living robbing […]


JANE AND THE DAMNED by Janet Mullany [Review]

| Sep 23 | 0 Comments

 Janet Mullany puts her spin on the literary monster mashup trend with Jane and the Damned, which imagines Jane Austen as a vampire (tagline: “It’s more than her wit that’s biting.”). In this version of 18th century England, sophisticated vampires known as “the Damned” live fairly openly amongst humans. Though decent folk are scandalized by the Damned, most are fascinated by the vampires’ beauty. As […]


FINNY by Justin Kramon [Review]

| Sep 6 | 2 Comments

Finny by Justin Kramon

  Here’s a first for me—I think Finny by Justin Kramon is the first book I’ve picked up solely on the basis of the book trailer. The trailer, which you can check out below, is very well done and totally captures what the book is all about, but I’ll describe it anyway. It’s a coming of age story about Delphine “Finny” Short, a spirited fourteen […]