Book Reviews

Bound in Blood: A Mythos Novel

His brother abandoned him as a child with nothing more than a note. He returned fifteen years later with consequences for their family. Tristan never forgave him for that night on the beach. Or for the secrets Aran still keeps.
Jamaica born, Susannah Gray came to Washington for nursing school and to find more about her father’s side of the family. She never counted on finding herself in a war, or the shadowy world surrounding it. Mythology was meant to stay on the written page, not become reality to her. It wasn’t supposed to be real, but it’s hard to deny when the boyfriend’s older brother is barely human.
The curse placed on his brother was one meant for him but it rebounded, seeking the younger, weaker sibling. Aran never intended to stay long, just fill a promise made when he was seventeen.
Obligation to Tristan kept him from leaving as planned, even while the witch that cast the curse, may be more than he appears to be. They’re all bound by their pasts, and blood.

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Tales of Monstrosity: Monsters, Myths and Miscreants

Part of The Crossing Genres Anthology Collection
Dive into the world of the unknown and explore the monsters lurking in the shadows with Tales of Monstrosity: Monsters, Myths, and Miscreants. This anthology features a diverse group of award-winning veteran and emerging authors challenged to break away from the usual vampire and werewolf tales and bring to light lesser known myths and legends. From gnomes to gorgons, gargoyles to El Cucuy, these stories run the gamut of genres, from urban fantasy to horror and beyond. As a bonus, enjoy the behind-the-scenes peek at the creative process through personal author articles. Don’t miss this monstrously fun collection of unique and twisted tales.

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Children of Decay

In an empty, barren moor, beside a polluted river and a dead forest lives a solitary old man performing a long-forgotten craft.
He is rumoured to have murdered his own wife and children.
A powerful family’s ancient purity has been broken as the banyan tree representing the sanctity of their name has started to decay.
So, to fulfill a prophecy, they must open an underground cellar for the first time in centuries.
Only days before the fated night, an escaped convict recites a dream that earns him a place at the estate and the family’s prodigal youngest son disappears!
These are the absurdities of our protagonists – a young man from the capital and a fisherman boy with a mysterious past – must face, as they partake in a journey where they confront the perils of growing into the realities of adulthood.

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A Dream of Death and Magic: Chaos of Esta Anderson, Book 1

If only we could choose who we fall in love with. I might have known better then. But he smiles at me again, our eyes meet, and I think that I’m dumb enough to have chosen him anyway.
Esta Anderson’s life is missing something.
She feels there should be… more to, well, everything, and her ambitions of being a photographer aren’t exactly going as planned, either. But she’s determined to change at least the latter this summer. She just isn’t sure how—inspiration has been a bit of a bitch lately.
She’s also a lucid dreamer who knows her dreamscape better than her actual neighbourhood. So, when one day she finds a strange obsidian void lake in her dreams, she can’t just pretend it isn’t there. Something has to happen if she jumps in… right? It wouldn’t make her feel so seen and strangely whole if it were nothing.
Except, that’s exactly what happens: nothing. At least at first. But then…
Who knew the world was so full of fairies and vampires and werewolves and demons and— Magic? Well, obviously they did, but Esta feels like she’s finally seeing the world as it really is. And with that new insight comes all the photography inspiration she’s been waiting for.
Except the Veiled are hiding for a reason. They’ve seen war before, and if Esta isn’t careful, her enthusiasm and curiosity could start a new one. Some of the Veiled are ancient, they remember the last battle against humanity…
And they know just how to turn Esta’s lucid dreams into her worst nightmares.