Showing posts from October, 2014

Phobic by Cortney Pearson

Fifteen-year-old Piper Crenshaw knows her house is strange. It’s never needed repairs since it was built in the 1800s, and the lights flicker in response to things she says. As if those things aren’t creepy enough, it’s also the place where her mother committed murder.   To prove she’s not afraid of where she lives, Piper opens a forbidden door, which hides a staircase that leads to the ceiling. That’s when the flashbacks of the original residents from 1875 start, including a love affair between two young servants. Each vision pulls Piper deeper into not only their story, but also her house. Piper confides in her best friend, Todd, whom she's gradually falling for, but even he doesn't believe her. At least, not until her house gets axed during a prank, and the act injures  Piper  instead, cutting a gash the size of Texas into her stomach.                   Piper realizes her house isn’t haunted—it’s alive. To sever her link to it, she must unravel the clues in the

#Review: Night Crawler by Candy O'Donnell

The Past Never Stays Where it Belongs! In Westwood, California, was where John Francis, the town’s priest re-encountered the beast. To his astonishment, horrifying events began unraveling before him. These unprovoked occurrences soon turned to fright when Sister Teresa's body was found murdered. When Kathy Riego stepped into the Sister's shoes she showed him a renewed identification for the word love. John began this new relationship with a masked reality as the horrid beast began showing him a long forgotten past that was supposed to be buried long ago.   Night Crawler by Candy O'Donnell is a beautiful, magical, and slightly terrifying tale. A priest with six-pack abs, a blond bombshell with twinkling blue eyes, a "Dumb-ass redneck", a red-eyed strange animal, the mysterious death of a nun and a series of incomprehensible events that haunt a small town: what to not be liked?   This is rapid-paced suspenseful story spiced with romance and with a s

Legends and Lore Athnology: Charon's Obol #Review #Interview #Giveaway

  When I signed up for the Legends and Lore Anthology Blog Tour I asked Becca & Sarah from Loving the Book Launch Party , who are the Tour organisers, to review Charon’s Obol by. R. M. Ridley. I didn't know what the story was about, or I should say that what I only knew was what the short description says: "Jonathan Alvey didn’t believe in gods, until he helps a lost child find her all-powerful parents."   But a word was what intrigued me: Charon.   In Greek mythology, Charon (Greek: Χάρων) is the ferryman of Hades who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron that divided the world of the living from the world of the dead.   So, it was a pleasant surprise to find out that this story, part of the Legends and Lore Anthology , is inspired by Greek Mythology.   As much as I felt a proud Greek, I was even more delighted because what I read was a fast paced, well constructed and beautifully written story. R. M. Ridley&

#Review and #Giveaway: The Fall by Stephen Cost

  The Fall by Stephen Cost has a great advantage and a quite important disadvantage. Its main weapon is Mr Cost’s writing. Poetic, elegant and sophisticated makes the reader want to absorb every well described detail and makes this book a pleasant reading experience. It reminded me the great noir novels of the past. And in my opinion, that’s exactly its main problem. It’s not a noir novel, it’s a paranorm al one. I believe Mr Cost’s intention was to give a breath of fresh air in paranormal genre, and he would have succeeded if the pace of the first half of the book wasn’t that slow. There are some scenes like the airport one, that despite the fact they are exceptionally described, they seem to be dropped into the plot for no reason. The real action begins with "the fountain of the four soldiers" incident. Since I got there I didn’t want to put this book down. If only the entire book had the pace the last 30 pages have… I would like to read more from Stephen Cos