Book Review: Feast Days by Ian MacKenzie

Feast Days by Ian MacKenzie is a novel about a young upwardly mobile couple transferred to Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Plot He is an investment banker and she is trapped in a foreign country without much marketable skills or a visa that would allow her to work. The descriptions of Brazil are accurate. The division between…

Book Review: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace

Title: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One Author: Amanda Lovelace Genre: Poetry Version: ARC – eBook Page Count: 208 Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Synopsis: GoodReads Notable Notables: Free verse poetry, Feminism Recommended Readers: Women especially, but men should read this, too, honestly Rating: ★★★★★ Thank you, NetGalley, for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. My second foray into contemporary free verse…

The Master and Margarita review

Originally posted on Books, with occasional music:
I was told that all good stories start off with a glass (or a bottle) of alcohol. Surprise, surprise, this is one of the best books I’ve ever read and it starts with apricot juice! To start off, this is not my first Bulgakov book. When I first…

“Layers Part 8” by Kaine Andrews

Part VIII That should have ended it. I’d never found her in the dreams, after all. This was the resolution that I’d been pushed to since I was about the age she was. Or had been. Who knows what tense to use when you’re dealing with ghosts? If she was a ghost. She was solid,…

The Moreau Witches Mini-Contest: 3 Months of YouTube Red

Alexis Chateau For Halloween in 2016, I spent the month sharing a paranormal murder mystery set in the Victorian era. At the time, I had just wanted to share a fun story, but it grew to be so much more than that. Many of you fell in love with the characters, admiring their strengths as much…

BOOK REVIEW: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin

Originally posted on Stories & Movement:
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazon page ? This book’s lead character, George Orr, runs afoul of the law for borrowing the prescription cards of friends and acquaintances. But Orr isn’t a run-of-the-mill junky out to get prescription painkillers.…

I’m Willie, I’m a Scotsman, and I Like Horror Fiction.

Originally posted on WILLIAM MEIKLE:
I’m Willie, I’m a Scotsman, and I like horror fiction. A lot of my work, long and short form, has been set in Scotland, and a lot of it uses the history and folklore. There’s just something about the misty landscapes and old buildings that speaks straight to my soul.…