Re-Share Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

I can whole heartedly say that Simone St James is one of my favorite authors and she is an auto buy for me whenever she has something new coming out. I absolutely love all her spooky vibes and her books are always top notch.

I have liked some better than others but this one was one of my absolute favs and now that it’s out in paperback I wanted to re-share my original review with you guys. The Sun Down Motel really took the cake for me. I loved the murder mystery as well as the supernatural elements and it’s a story that has stayed with me for quite some time.

I cannot wait to see what St James has up for us next but for right now, if you haven’t read this book, now if the perfect time with the paperback out now! If you haven’t read it yet, you really need to!

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Review: Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

When HBO picked up this book to turn into a series, I was thrilled! I didn’t know anything about the book or the author but I know that HBO always turns out well done series so when I saw the previews for this one, I couldn’t wait.

I also have been getting more and more into the horror genre and when I was approached to do a feature and interview with the author before the HBO series released, I was intrigued and immediately said yes.

After doing the interview and reading more about Lovecraft Country, I decided to wait and watch the HBO series in favor of reading the book first so that I could then watch the series and enjoy it without it ruining anything.

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Special Feature and Author Interview: Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

If Lovecraft Country hasn’t been on your radar by now, it should be. Not only is it about the be a big HBO series, produced by some big names like J.J. Abrams, but it’s also incredibly relevant to current events and racial climate in our country.

Tomorrow night is the premier and you better believe I am watching it tomorrow night after the kiddo goes to sleep! What really catches my eye about this one is that it’s a horror story set in Jim Crow America. Having officially made horror part of my regular reading rotation, this book came at just the right time for me.

With themes of racism and the legacy of slavery as the dominant themes in this book, I think it will leave readers with a lot to talk about as well as process while at the same time being scary with a healthy dose of sci-fi and horror. How exciting does that sound?

Today I am thrilled to bring you all the details of the upcoming show and of course this lovely book that was published in 2016, but I also have an interview with author Matt Ruff. He has a new book out now, 88 Names, that has been getting rave reviews. Not to mention it also sounds equally captivating so be sure to check it out. I have 88 Names linked for you guys here! 

Don’t forget to watch the official trailer for the upcoming show and set your alarms to watch it tomorrow night!

Now, let’s get to the fun part and find out a little more about the author, Matt Ruff and this exciting book, Lovecraft County. Continue reading “Special Feature and Author Interview: Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff”

Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Please excuse me while I fan girl and gush over this book. Mexican Gothic was on my radar months ago and I have been eager to read it ever since I downloaded my ARC back in February.

That cover is outstanding and the whole summary spoke to my dark heart. One of my favorite authors is Victoria Holt and I absolutely adore all of her books. The author of this book, Silvia Moreno-Garcia wrote a fantastic piece in the book club kit for this book all about the popularity of novels similar to Victoria Holt. It’s worth reading so you should absolutely check it out.

This book was also a Book of the Month pick for July and has been getting a TON of hype especially with the movement for inclusiveness and BIPOC authors in the publishing industry. I think this book came at just the right time and it’s a gem! Continue reading “Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia”

Review: The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni

The anticipation I had for this book was undeniable. I haven’t read anything by this author before, but I was in a Facebook group chat with her and won a copy of this book and couldn’t believe how good it sounded.

I have only recently really gotten into the horror genre, I love Gothic fiction (to me there is a big difference) but recently I have opened up to reading more and more traditional horror books and this one sounded like a perfect blend of Gothic and horror.

I was literally watching my mailbox like a hawk waiting for this one to arrive and when it finally did, I tore into it right away! Continue reading “Review: The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni”