“Redder Than Blood” by Tanith Lee

Redder Than Blood is an anthology of short stories by Tanith Lee. The stories in the collection are interpretations and variations of familiar fairy tales. They have a grimdark tone that’s reminiscent of the originals, but they take some of the subtext and make it the actual text. These stories have the dark and sensual atmosphereRead more

Blog Tour: “The Darkest Promise” by Gena Showalter

The Darkest Promise is the latest book in Gena Showalter’s paranormal romance series Lords of the Underworld. Each book in Lords of the Underworld is a standalone romance, but together they form a larger story. The general premise of Lords of the Underworld is this: Pandora’s box was opened, and the demons that it contained wereRead more

The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Volumes 3 & 4

If you haven’t heard of The Ancient Magus’ Bride yet, you’ll want to check out my earlier reviews for the series. Volume 3 of The Ancient Magus’ Bride begins with the confrontation that we left off on in the last book. Elias has to transform into his true form, which is monstrous and less humanoid than theRead more

“Restoree” by Anne McCaffrey

“The only warning of danger I had was a disgusting wave of dead sea-creature stench.” One day a young librarian named Sara is walking around Central Park, only to be abducted by aliens. A multitude of horrors occur, and Sara loses consciousness. When she starts coming to, she finds herself playing the role of aRead more