Tag Archives: Historical

Bad Decisions: A Review of The Diary of Mr. Poynter

The telling or reading of ghost stories during the Christmas season was once a tradition in Victorian England. This series of books seeks to revive this tradition. As I did last year, I will continue reviewing several of them each December until I’ve reached the end of this series.  Title: The Diary of Mr. Poynter – A Ghost… Read More

A Review of the Last Photograph of John Buckley

Title: The Last Photograph of John Buckley Author: T.J. Brown Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: August 10, 2016 Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Historical Length: 34 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: When a photographic retoucher is commissioned to fix the abnormalities on a Great War portrait, he finds his… Read More

Rolling the Dice: A Review of A Dark Horse

Title: A Dark Horse – A Gothic Tale Author: Dale Olausen Publisher: Dodecahedron Books Publication Date: October 16, 2016 Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Mystery, Historical Length: 40 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Just what might a gambler give up, to go on the winning streak of his… Read More

A Review of No Good Deed: A Sourdough Tale

Title: No Good Deed – A Sourdough Tale Author: Angela Slatter Publisher: Brain Jar Press Publication Date: February 17, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Length: 35 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Angela Slatter’s No Good Deed is a dark fantasy tale of magic, ghosts, and marriage set… Read More

Chasing Victory: A Review of The Sea Witch

Title: The Sea Witch Author: Bethany Hoeflich Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: February 21, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Historical Length: 30 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: For years, Ula has been content to hide behind her reputation as the sea queen’s quirky, loner sister. Isolation and mistrust are… Read More

Second Chances: A Review of The Ghost of Beth’s Mother

Title: The Ghost of Beth’s Mother Author: Twylla Johnson Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: February 20, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Length: 12 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Beth was a homely little misfit girl who lived at the Maudlin Mary Magdeline Orphanage. She claimed her mother,… Read More

A Muddy Quest: A Review of The Storm

Title: The Storm Author: Alex Cross Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: January 2, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Historical Length: 10 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: A storm rages in the night. A dark and perilous journey through the southern forest. Doran races against time. Will he make it… 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

A Review of Curse of the Nain Rouge: The Legend of Detroit’s Red Devil

Title: Curse of the Nain Rouge: The Legend of Detroit’s Red Devil Author: Michelle Nunley Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: October 20, 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade  Length: 5 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author.  Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: There are many urban legends of hauntings throughout Michigan. Some tell of an… Read More

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Review of The Fact of the Matter

Title: The Fact of the Matter Author: Madeleine L’Engle Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Publication Date: April 21, 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror, Historical Length: 21 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3.5 Stars Blurb: Enjoy this free short story from award-winning author Madeleine L’Engle’s newest book, The Moment of Tenderness,… Read More