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Book Review: The Missing by Jerico Lenk

***This book was reviewed via Chapter by Chapter Book Tours Will Winchester has a gift, or curse depending on how you look at it. He can see the dead, whom he calls the Missing. A chance encounter with a group of ghost hunters opens his eyes to a whole new way of working. The Black… Read More Book Review: The Missing by Jerico Lenk

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Book Review- Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey by Daniel A Smith

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite Smith’s short memoir Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey is an exploration of one man’s drive to create, and the inspirations he found to do so. Smith admits a favouring of mathematics and hard science over writing, finding the latter confusing in its more chaotic nature. Writing… Read More Book Review- Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey by Daniel A Smith

Getting to Know Me, Lorekeeping, Misc

Lorekeeping: Percy Fawcett’s Fringe Archaeology

I’m an archaeologist by my earliest training, and will always have a soft spot for it. I wanted to share one of my most favourite discoveries. Sometimes we don’t actually know what we think we do. We gotta look outside the box. There are times when what seems to be part of the fringe element… Read More Lorekeeping: Percy Fawcett’s Fringe Archaeology

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Book Review: The List by Patricia Forde

***This book was reviewed for Sourcebooks- Jabberwocky via Netgalley *Words are… tears of the sun, given shape.    Words are… Awen manifest; fruit of the soul.        Words are… arbitrary symbols of communication. Patricia Forde’s The List is a clarion call for the future, echoing the lessons of Fahrenheit 451 and Equilibrium. Set in a post-apocalyptic future… Read More Book Review: The List by Patricia Forde

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Book Review: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

***This book was reviewed for Random House/Doubleday via Edelweiss Cantero’s Meddling Kids was such a fun book! It’s a cheeky parody drawing on reminiscences of childhood classics like Scooby-Doo and The Three Investigators, with helpings of Lovecraft, King, and others added to taste. I could see echoes of 80s action shows peeking through as well.… Read More Book Review: Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

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Book Review: Lucia Zarate by Cecile Velastegui

***This book was reviewed for the San Francisco Book Review With Lucia Zarate, award-winning author Cecilia Velastegui has woven a beautiful tale of the late 1800s, where superstition still abounded, and life was both freer, and far more dangerous. It was a time when that which was strange and unusual was exploited for profit. It… Read More Book Review: Lucia Zarate by Cecile Velastegui

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Book Review: Ghostly Tales by Various, Illus. by Bill Bragg

***This book was reviewed for Chronicle Books via Netgalley This delightful collection of Victorian ghost tales features offerings by such notables as Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Robert Louis Stevenson, among others. I was a bit disappointed to find no tale from Edgar Allan Poe though. Ghost stories of this era are a… Read More Book Review: Ghostly Tales by Various, Illus. by Bill Bragg

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Book Review: Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

***This book was reviewed by independent request.   Meredith’s Reflections of Queen Snow White is an alchemical expansion of the beloved children’s fairytale ‘Snow White’. Decades have passed since Prince Charming woke Snow White, and her wicked stepmother was overthrown. The wedding of Snow White’s daughter Raven is approaching, but all Snow White can think… Read More Book Review: Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

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Book Review: Adrenal7n by Russ Watts

***This book was reviewed for Reader’s Favourite   Russ Watts’ Adrenal7n follows Bashar, a Syria immigrant to England as he desperately searches for a job. No matter how qualified Bashar is, as soon as potential employers learn he is Syrian, they shut down. After another failed interview, Bashar stops into a café for a cup… Read More Book Review: Adrenal7n by Russ Watts

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Book Review: Bathing Strictly Prohibited by Michael Rhodes

***This book was reviewed for Troubadour Publishing Limited via Netgalley   Bathing Strictly Prohibited is a beautiful, haunting collection of poetry, whose language evokes times long past, breathing shape to the ephemeral. The poems are divided into two categories- places, and moments. Some of my favourites were Dawn in the Alps, On the site of… Read More Book Review: Bathing Strictly Prohibited by Michael Rhodes