IS IT FRIDAYLIGHT THE CANDLE Synopsis: Adrienne, a down on her luck freelancer receives a miracle in the form of Ashburn House. The inheritance is a house she has never seen and comes from an aunt Adrienne thought never existed. But when Adrienne lays eyes on Ashburn, she remembers it from a terrifying night in … Continue reading Book Review: The Haunting of Ashburn House
Before I get to the review, I have some news: It's been long overdue, but I've started a newsletter. On the second Tuesday of the month, The Ghostly Tome will come to your inbox offering you a plethora of various exclusives including process insights, current projects, and excerpts, among other things. Alright, enough of that, … Continue reading Book Review: The Collector (and news!)
"Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more." While moving a couple months back, my thoughts lingered on the types of homes we encounter in fiction. Some are wonderful places we wish we lived in, others are … Continue reading Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House
"...I wish I had it in me to feel remorse for the dead thing. But this was the forest, and it was winter." ~Fyere I have no words for this book. The beauty, depth, darkness and light within it, all deeply moved me. Even so, I'll do my best to review A Court of Thorns … Continue reading Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses
"Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it." I adored the movie Silence of the Lambs when I first saw it years ago and have seen it many times since. I promised myself that one day, I would hunt down the book and read it. When I finally got around … Continue reading Book Review: The Silence of the Lambs
How do we measure the value of life when we can so easily warp it, twist it, and create excuses for the inexcusable, convincing ourselves we're sane? It's an odd question to be pondering at the end of a domestic thriller, but weeks after I closed the book, I'm still thinking about it.
"Gentle reader, heed my plea, pray witness now this shocking tale..." Apologies for the terribly belated book review. But have one last treat before the night ends. I've been a long time lover of Jacques, and it seems a disservice to his memory to not bring to light his little book of curious short stories. … Continue reading Book Review: The Ribbajack and Other Curious Yarns