Book Review: Tracks & Flashbacks by Trixie Silvertale

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A touching gift. A shocking truth. Can this psychic sleuth solve a decade-old murder?
Mitzy Moon is happy to leave her painful past buried. But a thoughtful present turns her world upside down and forces her to abandon Ghost-ma and her fiendish feline to search for answers in the Southwest. Turns out her mom’s death was no accident, and proving it could be the last thing she does…

Local sheriff Erick Harper wants Mitzy to have a loving remembrance of her mother. But after calling in a favor to get the dead woman’s personal effects, he uncovers an unexpected skeleton hiding in the evidence. And now that the cat’s out of the bag, he can’t stop her from risking everything to dig up more clues.

Mitzy won’t rest until she slams her mama’s killer behind bars. And Erick is desperate to bring her back to Pin Cherry Harbor in one piece.

Can Mitzy deliver some Wild West justice, or will she bite the dust in the Arizona desert?

Tracks and Flashbacks is the ninth book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Mitzy Moon Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s twisty whodunit.

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My Review

It’s hard to believe that it hasn’t even been a year since Mitzy Moon inherited her grandmother’s bookstore. She’s gotten close to her father and especially Grams (in her ghostly form). All of the main characters are unique, flawed, and loveable. Mitzy is smart, hilarious, and determined. Grams is a force of nature but she and Pyewacket have taken a backseat in this book. Erick, the sheriff, is an amazing man and in love with Mitzy.

Mitzy and Erick decide to try to solve the cold case of Mitzy’s mother. Mitzy had been told that she’d died in an accident but Erick found out that wasn’t true. When they go to Arizona together, they do find more evidence but will it lead them to the killer?

Being together in one room and working together brings Mitzy and Erick closer, but they are both determined to take things slowly. I love that! Friends first and lovers later is the best way for a relationship to stand the test of time. One problem, though, is that Erick is beginning to realize that Mitzy’s “hunches” are more than hunches. I wish she’d come clean. He obviously loves her, and her psychic abilities shouldn’t change the way he feels. He already suspects, he doesn’t seem bothered at all from what he’s seen, and he’s Erick.

Tracks & Flashbacks is the ninth book in the Mitzy Moon Mysteries series and my absolute favorite so far! I was not ready for it to end. I need more.

About the Author

Trixie Silvertale grew up reading an endless supply of Lillian Jackson Braun, Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew novels. She loves the amateur sleuths in cozy mysteries and is obsessed with all things paranormal. Those two passions unite in her Mitzy Moon Mysteries, and she’s thrilled to write them and share them with you.

When she’s not consumed by writing, she bakes to fuel her creative engine and tends to her herb garden.

Website: http://www.trixiesilvertale.com

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The Divided

Cursed one hundred and fifty years apart, Amy and Eliza do not know they are linked but their souls have been at war for a long time.

After her attempt to escape from Westsalter Asylum fails, Eliza, a Victorian orphan must endure life amidst a terrifying existence of incarceration, while demon worshipers, Viola and Baxter, are intent on dragging her into their experiments.

Modern-day Amy needs to change her life. A reunion with her estranged sister, Rachel, at Green Haven Hotel does not go as planned. A malevolent force resides inside the building and has its sights on Amy. When Rachel’s husband’s arrival widens the divide between the sisters, they realise that if they want to survive the haunting; they need to help each other.

They have only one question.

Excerpt from the book:

“Amy rested her forehead on the door and rubbed her temples. No going back. Only forward. 

And what about Rachel? 

Her fingers tingled, and she wiggled them as if playing an invisible piano.

They’d fallen out long ago, and when Amy thought about her now, she pictured the teenager. Although being a mere ten months older, Rachel had always seemed more sophisticated. Tight clothes, high heels, curling-ironed locks and make-up. It was like she was always on the lookout for Prince Charming—until she found him. She was the party animal while Amy had been the bookworm. Funny how things changed.

She clenched a fist and held it over the door. Her eyes bored into the number above her hand. 401. She was overcome with the sense of familiar that had been missing from her life. When they were kids, she could almost feel Rachel’s breathing from another room before she realised she was even there. It was comforting.

Today it wasn’t.

She pulled her hand back to knock. What would she look like? Stupid. People always said they were so alike it was easy to mistake them for twins. Amy relaxed her fingers and placed her palm against the rough grain. It had been twelve years. A lot could happen. A bunch had transpired. What effect that may have, she couldn’t say.

The door opened.

I’m not ready. Don’t be her. Be someone else.”

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How Can I Not Believe?

I would like to pass on my knowing that life continues without interruption once it is time to leave the Earth world. The word death is not a word I like to use when talking about the end of life. Persevere with your wonderings, your doubts as this is the right way forward to encourage your thinking of right and wrong, yes or no, is it or isn’t it. This is the only way forward to breach the doubts in your minds to let your thoughts through into the light. There is no need to be frightened, frightened of what, meeting your loved ones, our animal friends all those souls who know the truth about life beyond the stars, life all around us, a life of love and contentment after a well done, or not, after living a life here on this difficult planet of Earth.

I do hope these words bring you comfort as you travel through life towards your beautiful spiritual journey to the home of your dreams.

About the Author:

Carole’s first spiritual experience was a Being in a white suit surrounded by a glowing white light.  Her soul knew Him instantly.  She said, “Hello, how lovely to see you?  What are you doing here?”  No one can take away the knowing she has speaking and receiving answers from her Guardian Angel, Archangel Michael.  His words are shared in Carole’s first book which is entitled “Snatches of Brilliance” (published in 2012).

In this second book entitled “How Can I Not Believe?”, Carole makes further revelations from inspirational messages given to her by her Guardian Angel and others in the Spirit World.  The words inside this book are intended to enlighten those on Earth about the angelic realm and the relationship between that world and the Earthly world in which we live.  She conveys the words verbatim as revealed to her by various angels in the Spirit World. 

If the words in this book help just one person realise that there is a more wonderful life awaiting them, the aims of this book will be fulfilled.

Excerpt from this book:

“Carole, you are healing because of your request to us here in your world of spirit. It is by request that our healers, through me, visit the respected sick. We deliver the healing vibrations to those physically sick should they require our service.

With much prayer to our Father and Creator, who draws near to embellish your loving wishes so meant to help another human body on the vast earth plane. You are accompanied by several healers, each giving their dutiful services then affected in, and by, prayer means.

You are strong in your healing vibrations, but it is the love given in healing, love that determines where and when this healing occurs. Yes, the request you have asked for in healing another is a remarkable effort. With a belief in yourself and what you hope for is in all aspects of healing and love received by recipients wholly and complete.

Continue with your wishes in complete offerings of love. We are listening, offering our healing hands to you in love and growth from your home here in the World of spirit.

I am your loving Guardian Angel, Archangel Michael.”

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Audiobook Review: Ashes Beneath Her by J.R. Erickson

Author: J.R. Erickson
Narrator: Margy Stein
Length: 9 hours and 18 minutes
Series: Northern Michigan Asylum Series, Book 3
Publisher: J.R. Erickson
Released: Oct. 15, 2019
Genre: Paranormal

Orla has a gift, an ability to sense things she touches: memories, traumas…murders.

On a sunny day in 1975, she sets off on a bike ride into the picturesque countryside and vanishes. She is not the first young woman to go missing and she will not be the last.

Ashes Beneath Her is the third novel in the stand-alone Northern Michigan Asylum Series.

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I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by J.R. Erickson. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

This is the third in the Northern Michigan Asylum Series, but it’s a stand alone novel. There’s no relation between this and the first two books in the series except the part that the Northern Michigan Asylum and its horrible doctors play.

When Orla disappears, Hazel (her roommate) and her parents find out that other girls have gone missing over the past few years. The police are in different districts and aren’t investigating them together. Abe, a reporter, is on the case and working to find Orla and the others, or at least get enough evidence for the police to work together on the cases.

As Abe, Hazel, and the mother of one of the missing children try to find clues, Orla is being tortured at the Northern Michigan Asylum. Will they find her in time?

The narrator has a deep voice that seemed to fit this story. She didn’t change her voice much for the characters, but it was just enough.

This is my favorite of the three books in the series. I definitely recommend all three of them, especially this one.

J.R. Erickson (aka Jacki) is an indie author who writes murder mysteries woven with elements of the paranormal. Since childhood, J.R. has been fascinated by otherworldly things. She started penning creepy stories in her adolescence, but didn’t pursue a career in writing until her mid-twenties. Like most paths, J.R.’s has been winding and filled with detours.
Today, she lives in the forests of northern Michigan with her excavator husband and her critter-loving son. In addition to writing, J.R. teaches yoga, hosts the true crime podcast Bitter Endings, and spends every spare minute hanging with her family and her kitties.
Her latest series, the Northern Michigan Asylum Series, is inspired by a real former asylum in Traverse City. J.R. regularly visits the former asylum that has been partially renovated into shops, restaurants and condominiums.

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Book Review: The Haunted Stepsister by Medeia Sharif

Sixth grade isn’t easy for Jesenya Moradi, especially since her father’s recent remarriage and tension with her new stepsister, Kammy. After an incident at school that nearly destroyed Kammy’s life, Jess has been desperate to get on Kammy’s good side. But a fateful trip to an allegedly haunted bathroom changes both girls’ lives forever.

The rumors about the bathroom are true, and now Jess is convinced a demon’s possessing Kammy. Eerie things happen whenever she’s around – flying objects, flickering lights, not to mention the fact that something, or someone, is making people into its puppets.

Worse, the demon seems fixated on making Jess confess her part in ruining Kammy’s reputation. Sticking to her Muslim faith, Jess enlists the help of an imam to exorcise the demon from Kammy. But can they get rid of the demon before it destroys her new family? 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Jess and Kammy have been stepsisters for a short time, but they’ve known each other from school for quite a while. There are, of course, emotions that are important for the girls to deal with. That’s what this story is about in part. I think if the author had stuck with that, this could have been an excellent book.

There’s a paranormal side to the story involving a demon in a haunted bathroom possessing one of the stepsisters. That part of the book wasn’t believable and seemed poorly researched. Knowing middle grade readers, many of them would roll their eyes and go on to the next book.

Unfortunately, I’m not sure that the targeted audience would like The Haunted Stepsister, which is too bad because it does teach that lying hurts everyone, especially the liar.

About the Author

I was born in New York City and I presently call Miami my home. I received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. After becoming a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer dabbling in many genres in college, I found my niche writing for young people. Today I’m a writer for all age levels published through various presses. In addition to being a writer, I’m a public school teacher. My memberships include Mensa and SCBWI.

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Book Review: Haunted Visions by J.E. Grace

Naomi & Jason Sanders, move to Pacific Cove Ranch shortly after their wedding. Prior to her graduation from college, Naomi’s younger sister is killed in a hit and run accident. Naomi is having a hard time accepting her loss, and the isolation of her new surroundings bring a new type of terror; haunted visions that keep her on edge terrifying her.

Is Naomi being tormented by her own inner demons or some new type of ghostly visions that haunt the Pacific Cove Ranch? Can she survive or will they drive her mad?

Can she convince her family that she isn’t just grieving for her sister, but that these ghosts are trying to tell her about a secret she is supposed to discover? Will she figure it out and prove to her family she isn’t imagining things?

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I liked the main characters in Haunted Visions. Naomi and Jason move to Pacific Cove Ranch so that he can work there with the animals. She’s an artist, so she can paint pretty much anywhere. Their neighbors are also good people and great friends.

At the beginning of the book, Naomi’s little sister is killed in an accident, and I expected it to affect her more than it does. When she starts seeing visions of ghosts, her husband and doctor believe it’s because of her sister’s death. But she believes they are real!

Haunted Visions has a good story concept and with some editing, it could be a good book. The tense changes from past to present are continuous throughout the book and even occur sometimes within a sentence. This made it a difficult read for me. Also, there were things left unanswered, particularly about injured animals. It could even be extended into a full novel, which I believe would give the author more time to develop the characters further and answer the lingering questions.

Note: this is one of the author’s first books, and she has graciously offered me one of her newer books to review. I’ll be posting that review soon.

About the Author

J.E. Grace was born in California and has a background in Retail Management.

She now resides in the Midwest and retired from a career in real estate in 2012 to pursue her writing. Her interests include poetry, painting in traditional oils/pastels, digital art and photography. Her work can be viewed on Society 6, and Zazzle. She also runs Bizwings Blog online.

More of her writing can be found in the Author’s Den.

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Her new Pacific Cove Series; Time of Haunted Beginnings-Book 1 and Time of Second Chances-Book 2, were published in March 2016.” A Walk with Heavenly Spirits” was released 12/5/17.

She released a Christian suspense series -Houses of Mystery- Book 1 “Redemption at Shadow Lake” April 2018, and Book 2 “Buried Secrets. She is working on Book 3 of the Pacific Cove series, Book 3 of the Houses of Mystery series and in the planning stages of a three book Christian fantasy series “The Timekeeper Series.”

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Audiobook Review: Calling Back the Dead by J.R. Erickson

Author: J.R. Erickson
Narrator: Kelsey Navarro
Length: 7 hours and 57 minutes
Series: Northern Michigan Asylum Series, Book 2
Publisher: J.R. Erickson
Released: Aug. 15, 2019
Genre: Paranormal

The sprawling Kerry Manor has stood abandoned for nearly a century.

But that hasn’t kept the darkness at bay. Stories about the cursed house trickle out. Violent deaths, strange sightings, and always the chilling sound of a little girl’s song permeates the murky halls.

Today, Kerry Manor is restored to its original grandeur. Corrie and Sammy Flynn, and their daughter Isis, move into the house for a winter retreat. As they settle into the dim, gothic rooms, they cannot imagine the terror that awaits them.

Kerry Manor houses a malevolence that spans a century. A twisted tale that began when a little girl went into the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane and emerged as something dark – something evil.

Kerry Manor is the second novel in a series of stand-alone stories in the Northern Michigan Asylum Series. Start your chilling journey today.

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I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by J.R. Erickson. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

This is the second in the Northern Michigan Asylum Series, but it’s a stand alone novel. There’s no relation between this and the first book in the series except the part that the Northern Michigan Asylum and the evil Brotherhood plays.

When Corrie and Sammy Flynn move into the scary Kerry Manor, Sammy is in heaven. He is obsessed with all things horror. In fact, Halloween is like their Christmas. They have the best Halloween party ever, decorating the entire manor, but Sammy ends up murdered.

Sammy’s twin Sara is sure that Corrie didn’t murder Sammy. While Corrie is spiraling, and the police are trying to find evidence against her, Sara decides to investigate the murder. The investigation takes her to places she never imagined she’d find herself in, and she meets some people who aren’t anywhere near “normal.”

The narrator did a great job with the voices, pace, and timing.

Calling Back the Dead is more horror than just paranormal, but it is still good. The ending was an absolute surprise!

J.R. Erickson (aka Jacki) is an indie author who writes murder mysteries woven with elements of the paranormal. Since childhood, J.R. has been fascinated by otherworldly things. She started penning creepy stories in her adolescence, but didn’t pursue a career in writing until her mid-twenties. Like most paths, J.R.’s has been winding and filled with detours.
Today, she lives in the forests of northern Michigan with her excavator husband and her critter-loving son. In addition to writing, J.R. teaches yoga, hosts the true crime podcast Bitter Endings, and spends every spare minute hanging with her family and her kitties.
Her latest series, the Northern Michigan Asylum Series, is inspired by a real former asylum in Traverse City. J.R. regularly visits the former asylum that has been partially renovated into shops, restaurants and condominiums.

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Kelsey Navarro grew up in Las Vegas with a background in film, singing, and acting. She narrates anything from self-help to erotica. In her spare time, she reads voraciously and enjoys listening to a good podcast or audiobook. She worked in management for over nine years and nerds out over personal development, superheroes, and really great food.

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Audiobook Review: Some Can See by J.R. Erickson

Author: J.R. Erickson
Narrator: Allyson Voller
Length: 7 hours and 26 minutes
Series: Northern Michigan Asylum Series, Book 1
Publisher: J.R. Erickson
Released: May 20, 2020
Genre: Paranormal

The dead have stories to tell. Are you listening?

On a sunny August morning, in 1935, 13-year-old Sophia Gray finds her friend Rosemary wandering in the woods. Rosemary’s yellow dress is tattered and stained, she walks with a strange lurch, and her eyes are vacant and glassy. She beckons to Sophia, desperate to show her something, and Sophia follows.

In an abandoned cabin, beneath a tattered blanket, Sophia discovers Rosemary’s body. It was not Rosemary who led her there, but Rosemary’s ghost.

Step into the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane

Twenty years after Sophia discovers Rosemary’s body, she finds herself trapped in the sprawling, and eerily beautiful, Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, in the hands of a malevolent doctor who preys on patients who exhibit paranormal abilities.

Sometimes the dead don’t rest

In 1965, Hattie, much like her mother, 30 years before, is led by a ghost. A newspaper hidden in an attic reveals a secret that has shaped the lives of Hattie and her siblings. Hattie with her sister, Jude, embark on a crusade to remedy the wrongs of the past and discover the tale of deception that stole their mother a decade before.

Hattie and Jude are in a race against time to discover a murderer and save their mother from a horrific fate.

Get lost in a uniquely chilling story that spans the life of a family and the ghosts who haunt them.

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I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by J.R. Erickson. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

It took me a little while to get into this book because it kept jumping around to different times. Once I got the characters and dates straight, I enjoyed it.

Sophia has a gift of seeing dead people that she passes on to her daughter, Hattie. They can see dead people. Unfortunately, Sophia dies in a car accident when Hattie is just eight years old, so Hattie doesn’t know that she inherited it from her mother.

When Hattie and her sister Jude are older, they discover that they’d been lied to all of their lives. When they find out the truth, it’s worse than they could have imagined.

The narrator did a good job with pacing and timing. She helped to make the story come alive.

There are several twists in Some Can See. Many of them I didn’t see coming, but a couple things I figured out. Overall, though, the story flowed well once I got into it, and I’m looking forward to listening to the next story in the Northern Michigan Asylum Series.

J.R. Erickson (aka Jacki) is an indie author who writes murder mysteries woven with elements of the paranormal. Since childhood, J.R. has been fascinated by otherworldly things. She started penning creepy stories in her adolescence, but didn’t pursue a career in writing until her mid-twenties. Like most paths, J.R.’s has been winding and filled with detours.
Today, she lives in the forests of northern Michigan with her excavator husband and her critter-loving son. In addition to writing, J.R. teaches yoga, hosts the true crime podcast Bitter Endings, and spends every spare minute hanging with her family and her kitties.
Her latest series, the Northern Michigan Asylum Series, is inspired by a real former asylum in Traverse City. J.R. regularly visits the former asylum that has been partially renovated into shops, restaurants and condominiums.

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Allyson is an accomplished actor with a fun, versatile style. She’s been working professionally for more than two decades in Chicago’s theatre and improv community. Her body of work appears in hundreds of projects in all mediums: film, television and commercials, both in front of the camera and behind the microphone. Allyson’s love of performing led her into narrating audiobooks and she has never looked back. She has a degree in theatre, as well as having studied improvisation at both The Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago. In addition to narrating audiobooks she lends her multifaceted voice to the country’s oldest running radio drama as a company member.

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Book Review: Wakes & High Stakes by Trixie Silvertale

A flamboyant funeral. A dashing gigolo. Can this psychic sleuth beat the odds on murder?
Mitzy Moon is never one to celebrate death. But a compelling invitation to a 1920s themed memorial service, aboard a riverboat casino, entices her to take a gamble. And the only thing hotter than the tables is the newly wealthy widower—until he disappears.

Despite the extravagant decor, Mitzy smells a rat in designer clothing. And warnings from the sexy sheriff, her meddling Ghost-ma, and a spoiled feline all fall on deaf ears, as the list of greedy suspects grows with every spin of the wheel. She’ll have to play her cards just right or end up on a fatal losing streak!

Can Mitzy win against the house, or will she double down on death?

Wakes and High Stakes is the eighth book in the hilarious paranormal cozy mystery series, Mitzy Moon Mysteries. If you like snarky heroines, supernatural intrigue, and a dash of romance, then you’ll love Trixie Silvertale’s dicey whodunit.

Buy Wakes and High Stakes to cash-in on a caper today!

My Review

This series keeps getting better and better!

Mitzy Moon finally has a family since she inherited her grandmother’s bookstore. She’s gotten to know her father and Grams (in her ghostly form). All of the main characters are unique, flawed, and loveable. Mitzy is clumsy, smart, and hilarious. Grams is a force of nature. Erick, the sheriff may be the closest to perfect any person can get, but that may be because he’s seen through Mitzy’s eyes.

Mitzy is invited to a funeral for a socialite because of her grandmother’s association with high society. During the wake, there’s a murder! Mitzy is able to worm her way into the mansion of the deceased (the first one), and meets her ghost. She promises the ghost that she will try to find out who murdered her.

The relationship between Mitzy and Erick is slowly evolving. It’s obvious that they care for each other, but Erick knows that Mitzy is hiding something from him about how she always has so much information. Is he ready to hear that she’s psychic and talks to ghosts? She doesn’t think so!

I always like the Mitzy Moon stories, but I’m really looking forward to the next book because Mitzy is going to learn more about her mother who died when she was just 11. I can’t wait!

About the Author

Trixie Silvertale grew up reading an endless supply of Lillian Jackson Braun, Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew novels. She loves the amateur sleuths in cozy mysteries and is obsessed with all things paranormal. Those two passions unite in her Mitzy Moon Mysteries, and she’s thrilled to write them and share them with you.

When she’s not consumed by writing, she bakes to fuel her creative engine and tends to her herb garden.

Website: http://www.trixiesilvertale.com

Book Review & Giveaway: Hawkesmoor: Novel of Vampire & Faerie by Anne Merino

Hawkesmoor: Novel of Vampire & Faerie by Anne Merino

Publisher: Rivercliff Books & Media (an imprint of Wetware Media) – May 18, 2020
Category: Vampire Romance, Romantic Fantasy, and Paranormal
ISBN: 978-0-9971416-8-9
Available in Print and ebook, 486 pages

Hawkesmoor

Vampires, Romance and dark Celtic Mysticism fuse and blaze in this epic tale set in Manhattan, Yorkshire, England — and time itself.

Robin Dashwood, a handsome and charming British vampire with long gone aristocratic connections, is about to be thrown into an epic adventure that will shine light upon the rise of the vampire. This is the last thing he could imagine himself doing. Robin prefers to hide in plain sight, having devised a quiet life for himself in New York as a history professor in hopes of avoiding other more powerful vampires and their dangerous, decadent political machinations.

A chance encounter in a Manhattan art gallery introduces him to the beautiful Lady Caroline DeBarry and reveals a vicious murder from Robin’s human past. In search of answers to this historical mystery, he returns home to England and to Caroline who has captured his heart. As Robin uncovers the truth, he finds traces of a far more ancient and shrouded realm than even that of the vampire. This will shake the foundations of vampire lore and its brutal hierarchy, placing Lady Caroline in terrible danger and setting in motion events that will lead to a final bloody confrontation between a revenant army and humankind.

Hawkesmoor is the first book in a trilogy that will continue the eerie adventures of Robin Dashwood — a very British vampire.

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Guest Review by Sage Nor

Hawkesmoor. Even the name calls to mind a windswept castle with long, dark hallways and shady corners with terrible secrets. Which is exactly what it is, of course. In her debut novel, ‘Hawkesmoor: A Novel of Vampire and Faerie,’ Anne Merino created a tale of intrigue, romance, vampires and a chilling mystery that has been kept secret for centuries.

Robin Dashwood has spent hundreds of years trying to put his past behind him. As a vampire he has all the time in the world, but an incident occurs that makes him wish more than anything that he could go back in time and set the past right. See, Robin used to be an Earl of the British aristocracy. Set to inherit his ancestral home of Hawkesmoor, Robin fled the country under mysterious circumstances on the night of his betrothal to Lady Elizabeth, his one true love. As far as Robin’s family and friends were concerned, he vanished without a trace, never to be seen or heard from again. But in actuality, Robin became a vampire and fled to America, where at the start of the novel, in the 21st century, he was living as a college professor in New York City.

Robin’s past catches up with him, however, when he is invited to an auction and quickly discovers that it is an auction of the assets of Hawkesmoor. After also finding out that Elizabeth had been forced to marry his cousin after his disappearance, Robin decides to look further into the mystery surrounding his former love’s sudden death, which he can only do by returning to England and returning to Hawkesmoor.

This was an absolutely electric read and one that I recommend highly! I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t put it down for hours. I will definitely be adding the next books in the series to my ‘don’t miss’ list! I give it 5 stars.

Advance Praise for Hawkesmoor

“The paranormal features are refreshingly unconventional and well handled. Fans of romantic fantasy will be interested to see where the series goes.”- Publisher’s Weekly

“Delightfully well-crafted, intricate and enchantingly imaginative, I was drawn deep into this enjoyable read with its complex world and fascinating characters. It actually makes me feel excited for vampires again!  Romance and adventure, with an odd charm all its own, and fully realized world-building. Highly recommended!”- Award-winning author of A Lady in DisguiseNine Ladies Dancingand Miss Fortescue’s Protector in Paris

“Hawkesmoor is a delightful ride through vampires and time. Its mysteries draw in the reader irresistibly.  And it’s more fun than Anne Rice!”-Bryan Alexander, Georgetown University, Futurist, and author “Blogging Dracula since 2005”

“If you’re in the market for a new, fresh vampire saga or just a bloody good time, look no further!”-Steve Hockensmith, New York Times best-selling author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

About the Author

Anne Merino grew up in Arizona and Wales before deciding to become a professional ballerina. After a long career dancing for notable companies in the US and abroad, she retired from the stage to write novels and plays. She lives in Northern California with her filmmaker husband, two sons and a retired working dog named Hector.

Website: https://rivercliffbooks.com/hawkesmoor-a-novel-of-vampire-faerie-anne-merino/
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Short Story Review: The Town that Feared Dusk by Calvin Demmer

Sylvia Bernstein doesn’t want to end up on a dead-end path like a former journalism colleague. She begins searching the tabloid’s archives for a story that can get her career back on track. A strange bridge, with an abnormally high rate of suicides, seems like the perfect place to start. She journeys to the little town, eager to investigate, but encounters a tale far more sinister than she ever expected…

My Review

I chose to read this story after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

After Sylvia’s mentor commits suicide, she looks through his files to see if there’s anything she can work on that he left undone. What she finds is an interesting story about Suicide Bridge. She doesn’t understand why no one has followed through on this story when so many people have committed suicide by jumping from the bridge in the past few years.

When Sylvia goes to the small town to investigate, she finds a story but she finds so much more. Will she even be able to escape the town to write her story?

I like Calvin Demmer’s writing style. The Town That Feared Dusk is short and can be read in one sitting, but it still powerful, definitely worth your time.

About the Author

Calvin Demmer is the author of The Sea Was a Fair Master and Dark Celebrations. When not writing, he is intrigued by that which goes bump in the night and the sciences of our universe.

Website: http://www.calvindemmer.com
Twitter: CalvinDemmer