• Belinda Lyons-Lee’s Tussaud is a delightfully devious gothic mystery

    Belinda Lyons-Lee’s Tussaud is a delightfully devious gothic mystery

    It should have been Marie Tussaud’s greatest success. An automaton, rendered lifelike through her waxworking skills. It would stand, walk, elegantly wave a fan. Even sweeter that it should be Marie Antoinette; the French Revolution had cost both queen and artist plenty. But when her business partner, a magician named Philidor, ignores her instructions, the show falls apart. Marie Antoinette is ruined, and Phantasmagoria is cancelled even before the curtain falls on opening night.

  • Join Art on the quest to save her mother in Amy Raphael’s middle grade folk tale The Forest of Moon and Sword

    Join Art on the quest to save her mother in Amy Raphael’s middle grade folk tale The Forest of Moon and Sword

    In the dead of night, the Witchfinder General’s men came to Kelso and snatched away Art’s mother. Narrowly avoiding being taken herself, Art was left with nothing but a sword, her mother’s trusty book of remedies and salves, and her faithful horse Lady. It’s not much, but with the forest to guide her, she sets out from their small Scottish village and races across the English border to rescue her mother before it’s too late.

  • Revel in Stark Holborn’s genre bending space western Ten Low

    Revel in Stark Holborn’s genre bending space western Ten Low

    Seeking penance for past crimes, ex-medic Ten Low trudges the unforgiving deserts of Factus, healing those in need and trying desperately to keep a low profile. But, when she comes across a crashed Accord spaceship and its only survivor, staying under the radar becomes that much harder. Because Gabriella Ortiz is no ordinary soldier; she’s one of the Accord’s genetically-engineered teenage generals, and, as Low discovers, the spaceship crash was far from an accident…

  • Dark family history collides with gothic fantasy in A.G. Slatter’s All The Murmuring Bones

    Dark family history collides with gothic fantasy in A.G. Slatter’s All The Murmuring Bones

    Long ago, the O’Malleys prospered, striking a deal with the mer to secure their ships as they made their fortune. But the O’Malleys have failed to live up to their end of the bargain, and Mirin’s grandmother, Aoife, must find a new way to save the family. Sacrificing a child of each generation to the mer in exchange for their continued survival, Aoife, it seems, is willing to start up the O’Malley tradition once more. But it isn’t the creatures of the deep she’ll be appeasing, and the threat to Mirin’s safety is distinctly more human in form.

  • Vengeful spirits roam 19th century Paris in Antonia Rachel Ward’s Marionette

    Vengeful spirits roam 19th century Paris in Antonia Rachel Ward’s Marionette

    In fin de siècle Paris, Cece Dulac is the talk of the town. Hoping to start a new life in the vibrant city, she takes to the stage as an exotic dancer, drawing in the crowds and raking in big money for the Comte de Sevigny. But when the mesmerist Rossignol invites her to take part in one of his famous seances, Cece leaps at the opportunity for more. Buoyed by best friend Rosie, their first performance is powerful and erotically charged. But when the lights go up and the audience disperses, something… no, someone remains. And Cece may not be able to control her.

  • A Fresh Start!

    A Fresh Start!

    So a few weeks back, I decided I needed to streamline my focus when it came to my blog, YouTube, and Bookstagram. I read and play a pretty diverse range of genres, but I kinda wanted to find more of a niche – hence the refresh!