Category Archives: Paranormal

The Haunted Vagina, by Carlton Mellick, III (2011)

Carlton Mellick III is at the foremost of the new “Bizarro” fiction genre, and “The Haunted Vagina” is certainly bizarre. It’s also hysterically funny in parts, oddly touching in others, and really, a damned good read…for some people. Steve works … Continue reading

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The Ghosts of Nagasaki, by Daniel Clausen (2012)

So, so, so many books have exactly the same plots, just with different characters. There are brave, heroic men to smite bad guys; there are brainy women, doctors who use their brains to solve crimes. There are usually multiple killings, … Continue reading

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Rival, by Lacy Yager (2013)

Imagine your boyfriend is trying to beat the crap out of you, and you end up hating him because he gave up on you before he could finish you off. That’s the dilemma Emily finds herself in at the beginning … Continue reading

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The Possession: Writer’s Block Trilogy #1, by A.K. Kuykendaal (2012)

“The Possession” is a hard book to review. I just want to say that up top. For the first half, “The Possession” feels like a mash-up of “Rosemary’s Baby,” “The Dark Half,” and “Child’s Play.” It’s clunky and hard to … Continue reading

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Burning Blue, by Michael Kannengiesler (2013)

(nb: I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss) Jack Chase is a good cop who made a bad decision. One night, he overhears how a drug bust is going to go down. He … Continue reading

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The Shining Girls, by Lauren Beukes (2013)

It’s 1931 Chicago, and like so many Americans during the Great Depression, Harper Curtis has it rough. Harper lives in one of the many “Hoovervilles,” small villages of tarpaper shacks and tents where those with nowhere else to go try … Continue reading

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Raising Innocence (Rylee Adamson #3), by Shannon Mayer (2013)

Shannon Mayer’s Rylee Adamson series is like any other really good paranormal series in the same way that a Formula One car is like a Prius: they’re both good for what they are, but one is a hell of a … Continue reading

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