Mini Reviews: Case Study of Vanitas Vol. 1 & Bride of the Water God Vol. 2

The Case Study of Vanitas is a steampunk vampire manga set in Paris. The plot revolves around a magical book that can change the essence of a vampire, cursing them to become a monster, or curing them and making them whole again. The protagonist is a vampire named Noe who encounters Vanitas, a self-proclaimed vampire doctorRead more

“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