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Review: Immersed in Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz

I was prepared to dislike this story. Let me explain: I have real difficulty reading traditional "the only value a woman has is if she's virginal" tropes, particularly when they're virgins being exploited for their virginity alone. So, when I read the description of Immersed in Pleasure, I gritted my teeth and decided I'd read… Continue reading Review: Immersed in Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz

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Review: The Mistress Files by Tiffany Reisz

This is the first in a series of upcoming Tiffany Reisz reviews: she has recently released a couple of novellas and re-released some of the Original Sinners supplemental stories in new formats. The Mistress Files is one of these: a novella of short stories that gives us more background into Mistress Nora (aka Nora Sutherlin,… Continue reading Review: The Mistress Files by Tiffany Reisz

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Review: The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

I admit the cover for this one caught my attention immediately. Just lovely. I LOVED this book. If you like Norse mythology and/or witchy novels, go get this immediately. The only reason I wasn't done in a day was I started reading it on a family vacation, which meant putting it down to do silly… Continue reading Review: The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

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Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic satisfies all the requirements of a traditional haunted house tale, from the cold and unfriendly family to the imposing home set far above the locals' town and shrouded in clammy mist. High Place house certainly appears to be a transplant from the misty moors of Scotland, right along with the peculiar family Noemi's… Continue reading Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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Review: The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

I watch a lot of documentary/lost footage-style horror movies. Some are great, some are ridiculous, some are just really poorly done. The Lost Village is a book I'd LOVE to see turned into a movie, because it was deliciously creepy. In 1959, police arrive to the remote Swedish mining village of Silvertjärn to horrific scene.… Continue reading Review: The Lost Village by Camilla Sten

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Review: Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson

No one makes me laugh to wheezing and tears the way Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) does. No one. I've never hidden that I'm a massive fan of Jenny Lawson's work, and have been since I discovered her blog long enough ago I'd rather not say. Her humor hits me in all the funny bones… Continue reading Review: Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson