Tag Archives: Contemporary

Making Their Moves: A Review of Empty Smiles

Title: Empty Smiles (Small Spaces #4) Author: Katherine Arden Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers Publication Date: August 9, 2022 Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror, Contemporary Length: 256 pages Source: I borrowed it from the library. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: New York Times bestselling author Katherine thrills once again in the finale… Read More

A Review of Horror Anthology – Wicked Pond Collection

Title: Horror Anthology – Wicked Pond Collection Author: Jeffrey Legendre Publisher: Vivid Dreams Books (Self-Published) Publication Date: March 5, 2021 Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical, Contemporary Length: 37 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Review: It is well known that the crust of the earth protects us… Read More

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Review of A Terrifying Fact About Ants

Title: A Terrifying Fact About Ants – Science Fiction Short Story Author: Adam Leon Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: March 11, 2022 Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Horror, Contemporary Length: 24 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Review: “I discovered a strange relation between ants and another fascinating… Read More

Canadian Tidbits: A Review of Northern Gothic Stories

Title: Northern Gothic Stories Author: Helena Puumala and Dale Olausen Publisher: Dodecahedron Books Publication Date: December 19, 2012 Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Horror, Historical, Contemporary Length: 123 pages Source: I received a free copy from the authors. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Do you like stories featuring aliens, legendary monsters, psychic children, mysterious disappearances, gamblers, cheats,… Read More

A Review of Sail away, sail away, sail away: Nautical Ghost Stories

Title: Sail Away, sail away, sail away – Nautical Ghost Stories Author: William Macmillan Jones Publisher: Red Kite Publishing Ltd Publication Date: March 21, 2022 Genres: Paranormal, Contemporary Length: 32 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 4 Stars Blurb: The sea has always fascinated me, and I grew up with a… Read More

Changing Luck: A Review of Foreign Objects

Title: Foreign Objects Author: Joshua Scribner Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: February 24, 2015 Genres: Fantasy, Contemporary Length: 7 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: A young outcast, his struggles to survive, and the crucial objects that come into his life. Review: Content Warning: Bullying, physical abuse of… Read More

A Review of Not Eligible for Rehire – A Cruise Ship Story

Title: Not Eligible for Rehire – A Cruise Ship Story Author: Glenn McGoldrick Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: October 25, 2018 Genres: Speculative Fiction, Contemporary Length: 19 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 2 Stars Blurb: A day in the life of a Casino Manager, working on a cruise ship in… Read More

Sounding Like a Train: A Review of Voices in the Wind

Title: Voices in the Wind Author: Joshua Scribner Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: December 15, 2017 Genres: Paranormal, Horror, Contemporary Length: 6 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: A paranormal flash fiction story. Review: Content Warning: death and a tornado. I will discuss the tornado in my review.… Read More

Keeping an Open Mind: A Review of The Watch

Title: The Watch – An Upfallers Story Author: P.A. Western-Pittard Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: August 27, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Humour, Contemporary Length: 55 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: A Hilarious longish-short story adventure for fans of Terry Pratchett and lovers of quirky fantasy scifi. In the… Read More

Suburban Sorcery: A Review of My Evil Mother

Title: My Evil Mother Author: Margaret Atwood Publisher: Amazon Original Stories Publication Date: April 1, 2022 Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Contemporary Length: 32 pages Source: I bought it. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: A bittersweet short story about mothers, daughters, and the witches’ brew of love—and control—that binds them, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author… Read More