Monthly Archives: August 2016

Untouchable – Sibel Hodge

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It’s Maya and Jamie’s anniversary, and she waits with excitement for him to return home for a celebratory dinner. There’s a knock at the door. It’s the police. Jamie has been found hanging in a local wood.  His death is ruled a suicide, but Maya doesn’t believe Jamie would take his own life. Something isn’t right. Someone has broken into her house. Someone is watching her. And someone has gone to great lengths to cover up what Jamie was doing before he died.

Maya’s grief turns to suspicion, and as she begins to investigate the weeks leading up to Jamie’s death, her trail leads her to a place known as “The Big House” and the horrific secrets within. Secrets people will stop at nothing to keep hidden. People linked to the heart of the Establishment who think they’re untouchable.  Now Maya has a dangerous decision to make. How far is she…

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13 Questions with Ray Garton

Joan De La Haye

Hello my Freaky Darlings,

Today I have the incredible Ray Garton in the interrogation seat. He’s a very brave man.

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Ray Garton is the author of the classic vampire bestseller Live Girls, as well as Scissors, Sex and Violence in Hollywood, Ravenous, his new Moffet & Keoph investigation Vortex, and dozens of other novels, tie-ins, and story collections.  He has been writing in the horror and suspense genres for more than 30 years and was the recipient of the Grand Master of Horror Award in 2006.  He lives in northern California with his wife Dawn where he is at work on a new novel.

You can stalk Ray on his website:

  1. What drives you to write?

I’m afraid if I figured out exactly what that is, it would vanish like a phantom.

  1. What attracted you to writing horror?

Nothing attracted me to writing horror, I just found that…

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Book Review: Sleeping Giants – Sylvain Neuvel

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You Wish By Terry Tyler #Bookreview

Lost in a good book

You Wish

You Wish begins with an alarming prologue where a dramatic drugs raid takes place, but immediately afterwards in Chapter One we find ourselves in the warm relaxing surroundings of a Mind, Body and Spirit Fair in Norfolk. It is a book of contrasts between the hopes and yearnings of several young women and what might happen if their wishes come true.

As usual with novels by Terry Tyler, the characters are captivating. We share their feelings, their mistakes and in some cases their gradual self-understanding. All facets of relationships; friendship, passion, dependency and selfishness are shown in the interconnecting tales. In Sarah’s case, obsession causes addiction, while Petra’s experience of rejection leads her to stalking. There is a sweet, almost mystical account of happiness after years of longing, by young teacher, Kate.

But it is Ruth and her friendships with Fleur, and later Jessica, whose story is the most…

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Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: MURDER IN THE THEATER by Christa Nardi

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I recently  had the pleasure of reading a pre-release copy  of Murder in the Theater –  the fourth book in Christa Nardi’s Cold Creek mystery series.

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The drama program has never been so dramatic. 
It’d be the season to be jolly if only someone hadn’t set the stage for murder. When a student is arrested for the crime, Professor Sheridan Hendley is cast in the role of amateur sleuth. Tensions run high, friendships are strained, and the college administration is beginning to panic. As the plot thickens Sheridan is yet again drawn deeper into danger. Will she find the truth before the final curtain call? 

My Review

Having read and enjoyed the previous books in this series, I looked forward to finding out what new kind of challenge Sheridan would face.

In this short novel, Sheridan takes a level-headed approach to addressing college politics while helping identify the persons who might…

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The Sight Blog Tour, Interview + Giveaway!

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This week I’m participating in the Chloe Neill blog tour for her newest release, the sequel to The Veil.  And while I haven’t yet read this series, I’m super excited to pick it up very soon!  At the bottom of this post you’ll find the grand prize giveaway from Chloe Neill herself with lots of cool stuff.  Check it out!


Expected publication: August 16th 2016 by NAL Trade

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The paranormal war that engulfed New Orleans seven years ago is over.  But the battle for the city is just beginning . . .

Claire Connolly is a Sensitive, infected with magic when the Veil that divides humanity from the world beyond fell. Magic can easily consume and destroy a Sensitive, and if Claire’s secret is discovered she’ll be locked into the walled district of Devil’s Isle along with…

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Audiobook Review: Children to the Slaughter by A.I. Nasser

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Children To The Slaughter (Slaughter #1)Children To The Slaughter by A.I. Nasser

  • Listening Length: 6 hours and 3 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
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  • Release Date: July 21, 2016
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Horror
  • My Rating:

    Performance: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Story ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Overall ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    The Book Blurb:

    Melington has changed.

    There is an evil lurking in the darkness, under the beds and behind closet doors. It seeks vengeance and retribution and will not be denied.

    No one knows this more than Alan Carter. Returning to his hometown after a twenty-year absence, he is resolute in uncovering the truth behind his sister’s abduction and the strange disappearance of children. Joined by his childhood friend, Alan finds himself thrown into the middle of a conspiracy led by the town Council as it desperately tries to hide its secrets from the world.

    No child…

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    “Homegoing” Book Review

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    Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi is one of my favorite books of this year so far. The story centers on two half-sisters, Efia and Esi. The two share the same mother but are born from different villages in Ghana during the eighteenth century: the Assantes and the Fantes. While Efia is married to an Englishman, Esi is captured and held captive in the Cape Coast Castle’s dungeon. Efia, meanwhile, resides in the castle, unaware of the violence that is occurring within the dungeons. In each chapter, we follow the descendants of Efia and Esi, learning about the effects that slavery had on the U.S. and Ghana.

    I first heard of the book while reading an article from Entertainment Weekly. I’ve learned not to completely trust Entertainment Weekly when it comes to books after reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Despite its review, I did not enjoy the book. I…

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    Review: The Sin Eater’s Daughter

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    Interview With JC Lara

    Mystery Date With a Book

    Yes, I know, I know… I’ve already posted my totally brilliant interview with JC Lara here.


    I posted it as a separate page rather than a proper blog post (Silly me!) So here I am trying to make things right again. 

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