Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts. Pray they are hungry. Kara finds the words in the mysterious bunker that she’s discovered behind a hole in the wall of … Continue reading Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Edited By by Ellen Datlow

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts. Edited By is a thoroughgoing attempt to reflect both the quality and infinite variety of the fiction Ellen Datlow has championed in … Continue reading Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Edited By by Ellen Datlow

Book Review: My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due

Summary: When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jessica begin to meet violent, mysterious deaths, David makes an unimaginable confession: More than 400 years ago, he and other … Continue reading Book Review: My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due

Friday Favorite Five: Dark Fantasy / Horror Novels

For previous posts and future FFF topics check out my Friday Favorite Five page here. Favorite Five Dark Fantasy / Horror Novels I don't actually read a ton of horror so I decided to combine it with dark fantasy - they share the same roots anyway, right? Besides, I love mixing genres. 🙂 1. The … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five: Dark Fantasy / Horror Novels

Book Review: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker

Summary: The prequel to Dracula, inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author of the classic novel, Dracul is a riveting novel of gothic suspense that reveals not only Dracula's true origins but Bram Stoker's -- and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. It is 1868, and a twenty-one-year-old Bram … Continue reading Book Review: Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker

This Week In Reading: Who Needs Sleep?

Well, I didn't get much read at all last week. I ended up being really busy at work at the beginning of the week so not much time for audiobook-ing. And once I was in convention-mode....well, no reading happened. WHOOPS. This week will be tight on time again. I have more housework and prep to … Continue reading This Week In Reading: Who Needs Sleep?

Book Review: Clock’s Watch by Michael Reyes

Summary:     Clock the Chaos Mage. A stranger out of time, hidden in the folds of shadow. He is the guardian of Coney Island’s supernatural borderlands, and the only thing standing between our reality and the demons that thirst to destroy it. Clock’s Watch. An anthology of heroic dark fantasy and terror. Illustrations by … Continue reading Book Review: Clock’s Watch by Michael Reyes

Movie Review: Annihilation

My husband and I went to see this on a whim (well, for him it was a whim--I'd been wanting to see it) and I'm really glad we got the chance to see it in theaters because it was quite a ride. Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland and staring Natalie Portman, is based on a … Continue reading Movie Review: Annihilation

The Walking Dead: Why Do So Many Characters Irritate Me?

As I found myself re-watching The Walking Dead recently, I discovered that I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this show. And what started out as part of a facebook post has now ballooned into what you see below—not an analysis of the show but more of an attempt to organize those thoughts … Continue reading The Walking Dead: Why Do So Many Characters Irritate Me?

Byzantium–Just Another Vampire Movie?

For those of you out there that know me well, you know how much I love vampire stories. Yes, I'm one of those people that will probably read/watch something just because it has vampires in it. Do I think vampires are overdone, both in books and film/television? Hell yes. For every good vampire story out … Continue reading Byzantium–Just Another Vampire Movie?