Category: 3 1/2 stars

PERFECT LITTLE STITCHES AND OTHER STORIES by Deborah Sheldon – Review

PERFECT LITTLE STITCHES AND OTHER STORIES by Deborah Sheldon – Review
Posted January 22, 2018 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 21 Comments

The nitty-gritty: An uneven collection of short horror fiction that nonetheless delivers some truly terrifying tales. It’s very rare these days that I accept a book for review directly from an author, especially one unfamiliar to me. But I decided to take a chance on Deborah Sheldon and her debut short story collection, Perfect Little […]

THE FISHER OF BONES by Sarah Gailey – Review

THE FISHER OF BONES by Sarah Gailey – Review
Posted November 20, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 9 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A short but thought-provoking and dark retelling of the story of Moses. Many of you are familiar with Serial Box, the company that has put serial storytelling back on the map, with recent stories like Bookburners, Tremontaine and The Witch Who Came in from the Cold. They offer short weekly “episodes” written by […]

BEST DAY EVER by Kaira Rouda – Review

BEST DAY EVER by Kaira Rouda – Review
Posted September 18, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 10 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A compulsively readable tale about the hidden lives of one married couple. Best Day Ever was just what I needed. I’ve been surviving on a steady diet of science fiction and fantasy for the last six years, so it was a nice change of pace to read a contemporary thriller for a change. […]

STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw – Review

STRANGE PRACTICE by Vivian Shaw – Review
Posted August 3, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A modern-day supernatural mystery cloaked in Victorian garb, with monsters. When I first saw the cover of Strange Practice, I knew it was going to be different from other books I’ve read. This is exactly the kind of cover that grabs my attention: quirky, brightly colored, and there is obviously an interesting story […]

THE TRUANTS by Lee Markham – Review

THE TRUANTS by Lee Markham – Review
Posted July 7, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 20 Comments

The nitty-gritty: A visceral and bloody tale of a power struggle between two vampires. On the train, in the tunnels, it is quiet. Nearly last train. Everyone is detritus. As is she. She closes her eyes and floats. Her hands are getting colder. Her heart feels weak. Her wrist aches. Throbs. Insistently. She goes to […]

IDLE INGREDIENTS by Matt Wallace – Review

IDLE INGREDIENTS by Matt Wallace – Review
Posted February 10, 2017 by Tammy in 3 1/2 stars, Reviews / 18 Comments

The nitty-gritty: Not my favorite of the books so far, but still a very funny and imaginative installment in the Sin du Jour series. At some point I thought maybe Matt Wallace’s series would start to feel “been there, done that,” but thankfully, he seems to have an unlimited supply of humorous fodder up his sleeves, […]