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Reviews: Flower Crowns and Fearsome Things, and Unlock Your Storybook Heart by Amanda Lovelace

Amanda Lovelace is my favorite poet. She combines mythology and fairy tale themes with issues people who grow up as girls (whether they remain identifying as girls or women as adults) often face in a way that cuts directly to the heart of things. Her work has a lovely balance of light and dark, grief… Continue reading Reviews: Flower Crowns and Fearsome Things, and Unlock Your Storybook Heart by Amanda Lovelace

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Review: The Resting Place by Camilla Sten

I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. Eleanor didn't remember the face of the person who killed the formidable grandmother who'd raised her, Vivianne. Even though the killer walked right past Eleanor after stabbing Vivianne with scissors. She couldn't remember in therapy, in dreams, not even in her PTSD… Continue reading Review: The Resting Place by Camilla Sten

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Review: Beneath the Keep by Erika Johansen

*I received an ARC from the publisher for this book in exchange for an honest review. I'm a sucker for good historical alternative fantasy, especially dark fantasy, and I adore a story that I can't predict. Erika Johansen's Beneath the Keep is brutally satisfying, and left me wanting to read the rest of the series… Continue reading Review: Beneath the Keep by Erika Johansen

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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