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Voices in the Theater – Student Paranormal Research Group Book 1 by A.S. Santos

December 2, 2015

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  Samantha Davidson has a secret: she can hear other people’s thoughts. Not everyone’s and not all the time, but it’s enough to convince her she can’t really trust anyone. Now, transplanted to a strange country, estranged from her family and peers, she begins to hear the voices of those no longer living or earthbound. […]

Matrix of Destiny Series by Dara Joy

February 12, 2015

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Matrix of Destiny is funny, corny, ridiculous, and sexy. I had crazy fun reading this SciFi romance series. Its heroines may not be the brightest bulbs in the planet and the heroes not often be aboveboard with their intentions but they made me laugh. They also provide me with that element I hardly see in stories these days, the pursuit, the efforts of men to convince their beloved they are worth loving. An old-fashioned concept, I know, which is probably why I rarely encounter it these days in the books with I read, which are mostly urban fantasy and paranormal romances, yet I believe it does add suspense and tension to a story, so I don't think this preference is only due to personal values but also to a preference for stories that keep me on suspense.

Angel by Garry D. Kilworth

February 9, 2015

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  An angel is setting San Francisco afire. To destroy the fallen angels hiding on Earth, it will stop at nothing, no matter how many innocents have to die. Now two police detectives have discovered the terrifying truth behind this epidemic of unexplained fires. But how do you stop an angel?   I can’t resist […]

Immortals After Dark Series by Kresley Cole

February 6, 2015

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Oh, my. This series is hot. I have read paranormal romances before but Kresley Cole got me addicted. I don't really understand how it happened, so maybe writing about it will give me insights. The world of the Immortals After Dark (IAD) is populated by a variety of powerful immortals, from vampires to Lykae, witches, demons, sorceresses, Valkyries to gods and goddesses.

The Society by Lilith Saintcrow

February 3, 2015

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The black-ops government agency called Sigma broke Justin Delgado, trained his psionic talent and turned him into a killer. Then he escaped and joined the Society, an underground resistance movement of psions determined to use their talents to bring Sigma down. Competent, cold, and cruelly efficient, he's the best operative the Society has, a legend among the psions who fight a shadow war against an enemy that owns the courts, the press, and the police. Feared even by his own teammates, hunted by the government, and too damaged to feel anything but clinical rage, he is utterly alone-until he meets Rowan.

Moongazer by Marianne Mancusi

January 31, 2015

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On one hand, I find the reality-bending mystery engrossing. I was vacillating between thinking Earth is real and thinking it's a dream. The revelation is mind-blowing. The post-apocalyptic world with its underground levels, mutant inhabitants and deadly irradiated surface captures my imagination.

Trese: Stories from the Diabolical, volume 1 by Budjette Tan and KaJO Baldisimo

January 28, 2015

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Stories from the Diabolical helps tide Trese fans over until the next graphic novel installment. It's a collection of short illustrated dark fantasy stories narrated by Hank the bartender of Alexandra Trese's club in Malate, Manila.

Strangewood by Christopher Golden

January 25, 2015

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A dark fantasy, Strangewood demolishes the delusions of childhood and mocks the icons of youth, and yet it reaffirms innocence and boundless joy and wonder. When Thomas was a boy, he imagined a fantastic forest peopled with magical creatures. He was The Boy whose imagination shaped the world, where he played with talking animals and had adventures to foil the plots of the Peanut Butter Man and the wicked Jackel Lantern. In that world, good always triumph and evil is thrilling, never surpassing what a child cannot understand.

Trese 5: Midnight Tribunal by Budjette and KaJo Baldisimo

January 22, 2015

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In this volume, the series pushes for the beginning of a very promising story arc. The volume is episodic with interconnected stories. Someone is trying to do Trese's job for her. This someone is faster and more prone to sensational antics. Trese must catch this someone before he or she gets into too much trouble. Unfortunately, another player, a masked giant, gets into the picture to stand judge and executioner to the supernatural bad guys in the city. Trese and the Kambal have their hands full.

Tales of Horror by H.P. Lovecraft

January 19, 2015

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Perhaps the reason Lovecraft's stories are enduring is because they are all about the unknown. For me, Lovecraft is scary because for him the universe is indifferent, and there is nothing scarier (right?) than being alone and insignificant in a big, bad universe.