Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura Mauro – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura Mauro.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

British Fantasy Award-winning author, and Shirley Jackson Award finalist Laura Mauro, a leading voice in contemporary dark fiction, delivers a remarkable debut collection of startling short fiction. Human and humane tales of beauty, strangeness, and transformation told in prose as precise and sparing as a surgeon’s knife. A major new talent!

Featuring “Looking for Laika,” winner of the British Fantasy Award, and “Sun Dogs,” a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award.

Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura Mauro - spotlight
Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura Mauro – Spotlight

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Kingdom of Essence by Holly Karlsson – Review | Blog Tour

Today I’m excited to participate in the Creative Blog Tour for Kingdom of Essence by Holly Karlsson hosted by MTMC Tours. Kingdom of Essence is the first book in a New Adult Fantasy Adventure series and it was released in Audiobook on May 20th, 2022.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Elitsa Serlov only cares about two things — earning enough money to start a new life and finding the rogue mage who murdered her mother. But years without leads have left her jaded, and she won’t let anyone — friend or foe — get in her way.

In Casekraia, anyone can use magic if they’re desperate enough to rent relics from the Tower, a corrupt guild of mages more concerned with their own wealth than the welfare of the people. Elitsa has spent the last three years as a reclamation agent for the Guild, hunting down her own people for precious coin and the hope of uncovering what happened to her mother.

Just one week before her contract with the Tower is set to expire, Elitsa is coerced into a dangerous conspiracy by a gang of rebellious thieves. With her loyalty to the Tower in question, Elitsa must decide between her quest for revenge and charting a new course for her life.

Kingdom of Essence by Holly Karlsson - Review | Blog Tour
Kingdom of Essence by Holly Karlsson – Review | Blog Tour

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Mayan Shadows: The Crystals of Ahrum by Craig A. Hart and S. J. Varengo – Review

Maxwell Barnes #1

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

A motley crew of characters, consisting of an archaeologist, Max, his best friend, Axel, a young Mayan sporting a skateboard, Bembe, and Isabel, a Spanish beauty, is out to find the lost Crystal of Ahrum. It is rumored to possess the capability of restoring the long-lost Mayan Empire. However, an evil, delusional man, Estrada, desperately seeks the crystal too for his nefarious ends. Will Max and Company succeed in their endeavor? Read Mayan Shadows: The Crystals of Ahrum by Craig A. Hart and S. J. Varengo to find out.

Mayan Shadows: The Crystals of Ahrum by Craig A. Hart and S. J. Varengo - Review
Mayan Shadows: The Crystals of Ahrum by Craig A. Hart and S. J. Varengo – Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Worse Angels by Laird Barron – Spotlight

Isaiah Coleridge #3

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Ex-Mob enforcer and now private investigator Isaiah Coleridge pits himself against a rich and powerful foe when he digs into a possible murder and a sketchy real estate deal worth billions.

P.I. Isaiah Coleridge is hired to investigate a suspicious death tied to a stalled supercollider project in the northern reaches of New York State. An industrial tycoon recently turned senator may be involved–at least his alienated ex-major-domo and bodyguard sure thinks so. Meanwhile, Coleridge and Lionel attempt to solve the mystery of 1.5 million bucks they recovered during their last case, and decide what to do with it…

Worse Angels by Laird Barron - Spotlight
Worse Angels by Laird Barron – Spotlight

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The Creek by Rayne King – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is The Creek by Rayne King.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Two teenagers find kindred spirits in each other when fate brings them together. Wiley’s simple life is uprooted when the enigmatic Ruby moves in to the old campground nearby. The two of them are drawn to each other instantly. However, Wiley soon discovers a darkness that Ruby harbors, a sadness that he becomes determined to extinguish. But is it already too late?

Also included is the short story ‘Husk’: two friends get their hands on a treasure map and decide to locate the cache of possible riches. But they’ll soon learn that some things are better left buried.

The Creek by Rayne King- Spotlight
The Creek by Rayne King- Spotlight

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The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

The world is on its knees.
A deadly pandemic throttles the globe. Democracy has crumbled. Armed gangs of militant protestors stalk the streets. Amidst this waking nightmare, a new horror develops.
The virus is mutating.

Dan Lewis’s wife is sick. When he receives a call from the hospital, he’s prepared for the worst.
Or so he thought.
Because that call plunges Dan into an unending spiral of insanity and depravity. Now, he must fight his way through the battle-scarred streets of New York City to find his wife, unprepared for what awaits him out there…in the shadows.

Grim and terrifying, but laced with gallows humor and surprising heart, THE BLOOD BEAST MUTATIONS is an all-too-relatable story of courage and gruesome horror.

The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee - Spotlight
The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee – Spotlight
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