• What We've Been Reading
    Book Reviews,  Reading Recommendations

    What We’ve Been Reading #94

    We have three recent reads to share with you today! We hope you find your new favorite book and don’t forget to click either tag above to find more recommendations that you need in your collection. Lakewood by Megan Giddings A startling debut about class and race, Lakewood evokes a terrifying world of medical experimentation—part The Handmaid’s Tale, part The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. When Lena Johnson’s beloved grandmother dies, and the full extent of the family debt is revealed, the black millennial drops out of college to support her family and takes a job in the mysterious and remote town of Lakewood, Michigan. On paper, her new job is too good to…

  • Book Reviews

    Witches by Donna Lynch Review

    Steven Archer and Donna Lynch collaborate once again for a collection of illustrated poems and short stories about witches—some familiar and some secret; some based in history and lore, and some manifested directly from the minds of their creators. This 7″ by 10″, full-color art book includes more than 30 poems and paintings and is the sequel to Daughters of Lilith, their collaborative work released in 2010. Goodreads | Amazon | Better World Books Emily, Toni and Tracy have read Witches, this is what they have to say! Emily’s Teaser Review It’s entertaining as a whole, and I loved that it was mainly focused on women. Click here to see…

  • A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng
    Book Reviews

    A Collection of Nightmares by Christina Sng

    Hold your screams and enter a world of seasonal creatures, dreams of bones, and confessions modeled from open eyes and endless insomnia. Christina Sng’s A Collection of Nightmares is a poetic feast of sleeplessness and shadows, an exquisite exhibition of fear and things better left unsaid. Here are ramblings at the end of the world and a path that leads to a thousand paper cuts at the hands of a skin carver. There are crawlspace whispers, and fresh sheets gently washed with sacrifice and poison, and if you’re careful in this ghost month, these poems will call upon the succubus to tend to your flesh wounds and scars. These nightmares are sweeping…

  • HWA Poetry Showcase Volume V
    Book Reviews

    HWA Poetry Showcase Volume V edited by Stephanie M. Wytovich Review

    HWA Poetry Showcase Volume V Edited by Stephanie M. Wytovich The fifth volume of HWA’s acclaimed annual poetry anthology features dark verse by Donna Lynch, R. J. Joseph, Sara Tantlinger, and many more. Jen’s Review Teaser If you are looking for a great anthology of poetry and a way to discover some current dark poets, I recommend checking out Volume V of the HWA Poetry Showcase. Click here to see the full review on Book Den Emily’s Review Teaser I really enjoyed read the new HWA Poetry Showcase. If you’re looking for somewhere to start with horror poetry, this anthology is an amazing introduction to a lot of writers. or…