The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by @ladybookmad

The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now—indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn’t burn in this one. *** [this is not a fairy witch tale WARNING!] *** (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 6 March…

The Five Senses of Horror

Hearing, sight, touch, smell, and taste: Our impressions of the world are formed by our five senses, and so too are our fears, our imaginations, and our captivation in reading fiction stories that embrace these senses. Whether hearing the song of infernal caverns, tasting the erotic kiss of treachery, or smelling the lush fragrance of…

My Life As A Fake by Peter Carey

Peter Carey’s My Life as a Fake is a literate mystery of forgeries and doppelgangers with a fictional manuscript at its heart. The mystery–the origin of a brilliant but purportedly faked poem–fuels a whirlwind pursuit through Australia and across the wilds of Malaysia. Grappling with her own childhood demons, Carey’s bibliophile sleuth, Sarah Wode-Douglass, sometimes becomes lost…

The Forgotten Hours by @katrinschumann

At twenty-four, Katie Gregory feels like life is looking up: she’s snagged a great job in New York City and is falling for a captivating artist—and memories of her traumatic past are finally fading. Katie’s life fell apart almost a decade earlier, during an idyllic summer at her family’s cabin on Eagle Lake when her…

Vacant Possession by @Hilary_Mantel

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of ‘Wolf Hall’, a savagely funny tale that revisits the characters from the much-loved ‘Every Day is Mother’s Day’. Muriel Axon is about to re-enter the lives of Colin Sidney, hapless husband, father and schoolmaster, and Isabel Field, failed social worker and practising neurotic. It is ten years since…

Elevation by @StephenKing

Castle Rock is a small town, where word gets around quickly. That’s why Scott Carey wants to confide only in his friend Doctor Bob Ellis about his strange condition: he’s losing weight, without getting thinner, and the scales register the same when he is in his clothes or out of them, however heavy they are….

I Hope This Reaches Her In Time by @byRHSin

You have a message from R.H. Sin *** [good women are tired of giving / their love to people who do nothing] *** (Independently Published, 17 December 2017, 72 pages, ebook, bought from Amazon) *** GET A COPY *** I’ve read a few of Sin’s books and tend to really enjoy him. I have particular…

The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe

This is a tale of an old man, Roderick Usher, who is being driven mad after his sister died and was entombed in a vault in the basement. Over the course of the story the unravelling of a terrible atrocity comes to light and threatens to avenge everyone dwelling in the House of Usher. ***…

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell

Shaun Bythell owns The Bookshop, Wigtown – Scotland’s largest second-hand bookshop. It contains 100,000 books, spread over a mile of shelving, with twisting corridors and roaring fires, and all set in a beautiful, rural town by the edge of the sea. A book-lover’s paradise? Well, almost … In these wry and hilarious diaries, Shaun provides…

#UnfollowingYou by Komal Kapoor

An anthem for the modern woman, Unfollowing You serves as a true companion for those who seek a voice that explores the complexities and absurdity of contemporary romance. Komal Kapoor uses her personal experience and astute social awareness as mechanisms to empower self-acceptance and promote cultural transparency. After prolific growth on social media, Komal Kapoor is utilizing her perceptive…