Tag Archives: Contemporary

The Mysterious Noise: A Review of The Echo in the Valley

Title: The Echo in the Valley Author: Zak Standridge Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: March 28, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Contemporary Length: 33 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: “What about you? Long after sunset and way past midnight, when you gaze into that dark forest… have… Read More

Whispers from the Past: A Review of Ghost of the Mountain

Title: Ghost of the Mountain Author: Elvira Dahl Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: November 5, 2019 Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary Length: 65 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 4 Stars Blurb: “Some parts of the earth are not meant to be disturbed.” Oscar Brandt’s career as operating technician at one… Read More

Overdue Consequences: A Review of The Swell

Title: The Swell Author: Adam Vine Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: March 1, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Contemporary Length: 11 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 2 Stars Blurb: Ana Barrington’s son is missing – and so is everyone else’s child. Every kid in Santa Cruz has vanished, leaving no… Read More

A Review of Lux Terra – An Origin Story

Title: Lux Terra – An Origin Story Author: Zachary Hagen Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: March 9, 2021 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Contemporary Length: 10 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: This is a prequel and origin story for the world of Lux Terra featured in the upcoming… Read More

One Look Back: A Review of During the Dance

  Title: During the Dance Author: Mark Lawrence Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: July 4, 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary, Historical Length: 9 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 2.5 Stars Blurb: A story of love, loss, and the dance in between. Absolutely not a romance. A short story about a… Read More

Placid Revelations: A Review of The Lake

Title: The Lake Author: Tananarive Due Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Publication Date: August 11, 2011 Genres: Science Fiction, Horror, Contemporary Length: 21 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 4 Stars Blurb: A free short story taken straight from the pages of THE MONSTER’S CORNER, an all original anthology from some… Read More

Bedroom Battle: A Review of The Teddy Bear’s War

Title: The Teddy Bear’s War Author: Alex Cross Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: January 17, 2021 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Contemporary Length: 9 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: Every little kid is afraid of the dark in some way. The unknown scares us all to some extent.… Read More

A Quiet Life: A Review of The Retirement

Title: The Retirement Author: Keith Minnion Publisher: White Noise Press Publication Date: January 4, 2021 Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Contemporary Length: 9 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Charles Midwich, a recent retiree, decides to move to a new state, a new town, an entirely new life and… Read More

Lost but Not Alone: A Review of Boo and the Boy 

Title: Boo and the Boy – A Ghost Story Author: Wayne Barrett Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: October 23, 2020 Genres: Middle Grade, Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Contemporary  Length: 24 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author.  Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: In the heart of the Mojave Desert, a little boy wanders, lost and… Read More

Murky Moments: A Review of Fragments

Title: Fragments – A Collection of Short Stories Author: Jachrys Abel  Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: November 21, 2020 Genres: Literary Fiction, Science Fiction, Paranormal, Contemporary, Historical, Futuristic  Length: 40 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author  Rating: 3.5 Stars Blurb: Fragments explores various facets of humanity through eight short stories—each of different… Read More