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Hardened Hearts by 17 Different Authors.


“Love hurts. Love bites. Love’s a bitch. Love is a battlefield. I hate myself for loving you.
Love isn’t always pretty, is it? In fact, it can be downright scary, which is why for every catchy-but-disgustingly-sappy song with a title like Love Will Keep Us Together there’s one that strongly begs to differ: Love Will Tear Us Apart.”

“The stories in Hardened Hearts are about love that hurts. They are tales of forbidden love, and love that’s on borrowed time. They are stories about sexual love and love between star-crossed romantics, but also included here are stories of a guilt-ridden father’s love for his little girl, obsessions with inanimate objects, and even one woman’s unnatural, and shared, love for a spider (!). Love is strange, like the Everly Brothers sang way back in 1965, but once you’ve got it you never wanna quit. And, as each entry in this fine anthology proves, there’s nothing on Earth that’s more terrifying.”

I enjoyed some of these stories more than others, but overall I really enjoyed the book! I found it fascinating, funny, horrifying, creepy, dark and even a little sad (I didn’t cry though). I want to list a few of my favorites, but I’ll put on top the one I enjoyed the most!

HEIRLOOM by Theresa Braun – I really felt this one deserved it’s own book!! A++
THE HEART OF THE ORCHARD by Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi – This one deserved it’s own book also! A+
DOG TIRED by Eddie Generous A-

Those were just my favorites. I enjoyed the others too. I recommend this as a very different, creepy, dark, fascinating, quick little read. There were a few authors on here that I already knew were very good, but now I’ve learned of some others. That’s what I love about these anthologies.





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Review for Deadman’s Tome Final Contact!

IMG_0975.jpgDeadman’s Tome Final Contact by Eric S Brown, James Grim Desborough, David M Hoenig, Brian Melechy Quinn, Candace Robinson , Nadeleine Swann, Dj Tyrer, Kristofer Velasquez

Goodreads description: Deadman’s Tome presents First Contact. This volume of galactic terror features stories that warn of the consequences of bold space exploration, exploitative mining, venturing too far, and contact with foreign entities. You see, dear reader, we are not alone, and our first contact might just be our last!

So this is an anthology of short Sci-Fi stories that are pretty dang creepy. As the book summary says the stories warn of the consequences of bold exploration, exploitative mining, venturing too far, and contact with foreign entities. And first contact is NOTHING like E.T. in these stories. I really had fun reading them, of course some I enjoyed more than others, but overall this book was a lot of creepy, sci-fi fun!

I’ll mention a few of my favorites, I guess. Here’s my very favorites:

~A Slow Death by James ‘Grim’ Desborough

~Dancers in the Darkness by Eric S Brown

~A Layer Hidden by Candace Robinson – This one is my very, very favorite!!!

~The Octopus In The Corner of the Room by Madeleine Swann

These are my very favorites, but I enjoyed reading them all. They were some freaky fun!!!

Add it to your to-read list here — Goodreads

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Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson

“You die here, you stay here.”    IMG_0749

IMG_252This book was such a wonderful surprise! It went straight into my favorites folder when I was done. I was in a reading slump and had this cued up in my currently reading list for a while, just waiting for me to get myself back to reading. One day I said, that’s it I’m just going to open the book and give it a try. Well, it was a good move!!! This book was AMAZING!!!!! I’m officially out of my slump!

Candace Robinson has a very imaginative and creative mind!! It’s astonishing to think that this is her debut book! I’m eager to see what she will come up with next! This was very unique! It is a bit creepy, dark fantasy, suspenseful, adventurous and there’s a tad bit of romance in there. There are portals in this story, but not time travel. They are stuck in Quincey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, which is a Glass museum of fairytales. Not your average fairytales, but twisted fairytales. Anyway, they become stuck in the displays and these portals suck them from one display to the next.

The characters are very well written and you really grow to care about them. As they travel through the museum, from one display to the next (Sleepy Hollow, Jack the Ripper, etc), they hope the next portal will lead them home. Each display is well written and easy to picture and you can imagine you are there, which makes it all very intense and exciting!!

I highly…..and I mean HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who enjoys the genres above.
I am SO looking forward to the second/final book “The Bride of Glass” coming in October 2017.