[REVIEW] Queen of the Cicadas – by V. Castro

QUEEN OF THE CICADAS (LA REINA DE LAS CHICHARRAS) – by V. Castro Publisher: Flame Tree Press Available: June 2021 Verdict: 4.0 out of 5.0 The Overview:  (Synopsis provided by Goodreads) 2018: Belinda Alvarez has returned to Texas for the wedding of her best friend Veronica. The farm is the site of the urban legend,…

[REVIEW] Malignant Summer – by Tim Meyer

MALIGNANT SUMMER – by Tim Meyer Publisher: Silver Shamrock Publsihing Available: June 2021 Verdict: 4.0 out of 5.0 Overview: Kids are getting sick in Hooperstown, New Jersey. People are blaming the chemical plant, which has been secretly dumping in the woods by the river for years. But there’s something even more menacing at play –…

[REVIEW] From Death Reborn – by Kenneth W. Cain

FROM DEATH REBORN – by Kenneth W. Cain Publisher: Silver Shamrock Publishing Available: April 2021 Verdict: 4.25 out of 5.0 Overview: (Courtesy of Goodreads listing) In the spaces between Heaven and Hell there is the un-life, a place where all beings are but pieces on a chessboard. Influenced by greed and power and love, each…

[REVIEW] Twisted: Tainted Tales – by Janine Pipe

TWISTED: TAINTED TALES – by Janine Pipe Publisher: Pipe Screams Press Available: May 2021 Verdict: 4.25 out of 5.0 Overview: Jill has been tasked with clearing out an abandoned house. Inside, she discovers an 80’s mixtape and a locked desk drawer of papers. With these discoveries comes a collection of stories, all horrific in their…

[REVIEW] A Dark and Secret Place – by Jen Williams

A DARK AND SECRET PLACE – BY JEN WILLIAMS Published by Crooked Lane Books / Available June 2021 Verdict: 4 out of 5 ~ Overview: Heather’s mother has committed suicide. More baffling are the letters Heather has discovered upon her return home; letters of continued contact between her mother and the serial killer called the…

[REVIEW] The Devil’s Mistress – by David Barclay

THE DEVIL’S MISTRESS – BY DAVID BARCLAY Published by Silver Shamrock Publishing / Available March 2021 Verdict: 4.25 out of 5 ~ Overview: It’s 1705. Isabella Ashford has been accused of murder. The town of Blackfriar says she’s been frequenting the woods and consorting with the devil. They say she’s become a witch. But the…