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Blog Tour || Witch Bottle – folk horror that reaches into the very depths of the soul

Thank you so much to Jo Fletcher Books for having me on this Blog Blast for the rather excellent Witch Bottle by Tom Fletcher. I really loved this book and can't wait to tell you all about it. But also make sure to check out the other amazing bloggers on the tour to see what… Continue reading Blog Tour || Witch Bottle – folk horror that reaches into the very depths of the soul

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Craving the dark side in the spookiest month? How about some dark academia?

There's something about universities and schools that lend themselves so well to books with a darker tone. The settings themselves, usually Ivy League or similar, along with the smart-arse full of themselves characters that authors tend to conjure to populate the hallowed halls, mingle so well. From secret societies to posh kids gone wild, to… Continue reading Craving the dark side in the spookiest month? How about some dark academia?

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Under the radar haunted house novels you need to know about

I don't know about you but my mind is firmly on Halloween (y'know, apart from the millions of other things we have to think and worry about) and specifically my TBR list for the run up to the spookiest day. The haunted house is my favourite horror sub-genre so I spend a lot of time… Continue reading Under the radar haunted house novels you need to know about

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My next five NetGalley reads | getting my reviewing mojo back

How is your NetGalley shelf looking? I currently have 13 books to read and a feedback ratio of 70% so I need to get my act together! Of those 13 books these are the next five that I plan on reading (I've chosen them by publication date). I've dropped my productivity massively over the past… Continue reading My next five NetGalley reads | getting my reviewing mojo back

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Fear in the remote Scottish Highlands – Hearthstone Cottage by Frazer Lee #review

Mike Carter and his girlfriend Helen, along with their friends Alex and Kay, travel to a remote loch side cottage for a post-graduation holiday. But their celebrations are short-lived when they hit and kill a stag on the road. Alex’s sister Meggie awaits them in the cottage, adding to the tension when her dog, Oscar,… Continue reading Fear in the remote Scottish Highlands – Hearthstone Cottage by Frazer Lee #review

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Technological horror that resonates hard – Ghoster by Jason Arnopp #review

In his acknowledgements, Jason Arnopp declares Ghoster his “difficult second novel” following the sublime The Last Days of Jack Sparks. But there’s nothing difficult about Ghoster, it’s an absolute belter of a modern horror story that turns the blackest of mirrors on smart phones, dating apps and addiction. Kate, our heroine, is me. No, seriously,… Continue reading Technological horror that resonates hard – Ghoster by Jason Arnopp #review

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A modern ghost story steeped in tradition – Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood #blogtour #review

"No matter how desirable the agent had made it sound, the reality was very different. The farmhouse had been a vacant possession - indeed, on that first viewing, it had looked abandoned, its room scattered with a miscellany of furniture as if the occupants had up and left at a moment's notice and might suddenly… Continue reading A modern ghost story steeped in tradition – Mistletoe by Alison Littlewood #blogtour #review

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A meta horror that will make you think – The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman #review

"Whenever somebody from town wants to do something in secret, they come out here. Where they think they're alone. Where nobody's watching. They hide in the shadows, performing their little rituals beneath these branches, as if they believe these trees will keep their secrets for them. Their lovers' liaisons, their midnight masses. They think nobody… Continue reading A meta horror that will make you think – The Remaking by Clay McLeod Chapman #review

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Books I’m excited for this month | October 2019

October is gearing up to be a month of incredible new releases and I'm so damn excited about it. There's a glut of new horror fiction out this month to keep it creepy during the spooky season but there is so much more to look forward to. Here is a selection of the books I'm… Continue reading Books I’m excited for this month | October 2019

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? | Reads from the week starting September 30

Hey everyone! How's your weekend been? I was working Saturday doing my freelance gig but it wasn't too bad then Sunday I was dog sitting which is always lovely. Even though my dog, Kai, and my dad's dog, Fen, spent their whole day pointedly ignoring each other. I'm back at work this week which is...I… Continue reading It’s Monday! What are you reading? | Reads from the week starting September 30