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Sara Taylor - The Shore

Dark, violent, disturbing, beautifully written, and with an obsidian glitter

The Shore is a highly assured debut novel by a young author, originally from rural Virginia, whose tertiary education was in the UK, which is where she now lives. 831 more words

Book Review

The older we get (EXIT)

James calls me and says he’s been doing better. Says he got a job up in Birmingham at a coffee shop that’s not quite as pretentious as the one he worked at in college but that still makes great coffee and even has its own roastery on the other side of town. 3,523 more words


"Mississippi," Part II, a Short Story

Part II

He and Hubert had been deer-hunting down by the river, working upstream through the tall, leafless hardwoods. It had rained the day before so they made no noise in the freshly fallen wet leaves that covered the soft forest floor. 748 more words

Sex, Pregnant Women, and Death: The Liminal Breeding Ground of Horror

Little Sister Death is the name of William Gay’s Southern Gothic/Horror novel that spins new life into the curse of the Bell Witch story. This title also serves as the name of a copperhead snake in the book who hides in the floorboards of the backyard toolshed – the shed where Owen Shaw murdered his wife in 1933- like a lethal draught of poison. 798 more words


Book Review: Charlotte's Story by Laura Benedict---and a Giveaway!

Charlotte’s Story
A Bliss House Novel #2
Laura Benedict
Pegasus Crime, October 2015
ISBN 978-1605988788

From the publisher—

The fall of 1957 was a seemingly idyllic, even prosperous, time down in southern Virginia. 637 more words

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Living Dead in Dallas Review

Living Dead in Dallas is the second book in Charlaine Harris’s series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. This second novel follows the adventures of telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse of Bon Temps, Louisiana as she is employed by Dallas vampires to use her telepathy to help find their lost companion. 941 more words

Now Fear This: Frailty

What is the role of the Almighty in fiction? It’s an ongoing debate, and there’s no correct answer. Humans tend to have widely diverging belief systems, even amongst those who are supposedly practicing the same faith. 1,066 more words

Projected Pixels And Emulsion