Strays by Allen Brown ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ–ค

STRAYS by @allen.brown.author.

I have to give this novella โญโญโญโญ/5. To start off, I always thought of myself as that “crazy cat lady” and never thought anything of it, just funny. But since reading this story…. I will NEVER look at cute old cat ladies the same EVER again๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I really had to sit on the review because I just couldn’t stop thinking about it.
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It’s a novella about a young girl in the city of NY who’s part of a broken system and just wants to be loved. Then she meets this wonderful lady who’s like a grandma figure and gives her the attention she’s been longing for. Just, in a different way and that’s all I can say without giving too much away.
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But I want to thank @allen.brown.author for choosing me and giving me the honor of reviewing his book early!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿค— You’ll want to pick this story up if you love cats, disturbing twists, and dragging your jaw off the ground when your done saying WTH DID I JUST READ?!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’€
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Allen, good job, you hit another one out of the park! ๐Ÿˆ

Rose by Rami Ungar ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’€

First off- thank you to Blackthorn Books for letting me read an early copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This was such a unique horror story. Honestly, you would never guess with such a gorgeous cover! It’s very original and shocking! It tells the story of Rose and how she comes to life as not quite human, but has to battle a demon because everything comes with a price. I will say I honestly did NOT see the ending coming!!! This is an author to keep an eye out for, I love his style. And can’t really say too much about the book without giving much away, so I’m just going to say YOU NEED TO READ IT!!!!

Rami Ungar knew he wanted to be a writer from the age of five, when he first became exposed to the world of Harry Potter and wanted to create imaginative worlds like Harryโ€™s. As a tween, he fell in love with the works of Anne Rice and Stephen King and, as he was getting too old to sneak up on people and shout โ€œBoo!โ€™ (not that that ever stopped him), he decided to merge his two loves and become a horror writer.

Today, Rami lives and writes in Columbus, Ohio. Heโ€™s self-published three novels and one collection of short stories, and his stories have appeared in other publications here and there. Rose, his first novel with Castrum Press, will be released June 21st, 2019.

When heโ€™s not writing your nightmares or coming up with those, heโ€™s enjoying anything from the latest horror novel or movie to anime and manga to ballet, collecting anything that catches his fancy, and giving you the impression he may not be entirely human.

Twelve Nights at Rotter House ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ’€โšฐ

I received this book thanks to Turner publishing company in exchange for an honest review and all these opinions are of my own. This book is released at the perfect time, October 29, 2019!!!

The main character, Felix Allsey, is a freelance writer who’s a skeptic of paranormal happenings. He stays at an infamous haunted house “Rotter House” to write a book and maybe get that “first experience.” It has everything you want in a ghost story and more, but what made it unique was coming from the other point of view, the skeptic.

So, as we delve into this book, it has everything that you would expect from your average ghost haunted house story, BUT as you continue flying through the pages like I did (ripping through them) the middle to ending slams you through a twist you don’t see coming at all. That ending is what makes this book an absolute 5 star read for me. The author leaves little crumbs throughout the story to let you guess how it will end, I seen a few and guessed a few, but not everything and that made it totally worthy of one of the best ghost stories this year for me.

If you will, it was part haunted house part psychological thriller in a way. It has all the parts to mess with your mind and it left me with me scrapping my jaw off the floor if that answers if you should get this. YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE if you’re a fan of horror movie, ghost stories, haunted houses, psychological thrillers, and all the goodness of spookiness!

I loved it!

Trolls by Stefan Spjut ๐Ÿ’€โšฐ๐Ÿ‘€

Thank you in advance to cursive communications for an early copy to review.
I was really having high expectations for this one! But I think I may have set my bar too high. As first the book and characters are quite literally all over the place!! I didn’t have any idea what was going on and who was who. It made for a frustrating start, but I pushed through, which I tend to sometimes do, and then things began coming together. The kicker on this, is as soon as that happens the book is over. I’ll be honest maybe j should’ve read the book before this one to have a little background knowledge (maybe it’s my fault), but this book feels like it fell flat at the end. No answers, just more questions. It dragged and didn’t have to be a 400+ page book to be honest. If you liked the first one and understand what the hell is going on….then read this, otherwise don’t waste your time.

Mr. Stoker and I by Becky Wright๐Ÿง›๐Ÿ–คโค๐Ÿฆ‡๐Ÿ’€

Ok, first off thank you to the most wonderful human being Becky Wright for giving me an ARC to review! I finished this book a lot earlier but needed to sit and absorb it first. Just breathtaking, absolutely stunning and elegant! The words just bleed off the page and go straight to your heart and pierce your soul in a way I’ve never felt reading ANY book. I was swept off my feet in such an amazing world of this gothic retelling of Dracula that I DID not want it to end or stop reading!! I wouldn’t just recommend this piece of art, but it’s would be willing to personally buy everyone a copy and hand them out. BRAVO Mrs. Wright, BRAVO โค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ™Œ

Joyland by Stephen King๐ŸŽก๐ŸŽช๐Ÿ’€

Oh man, I’m probably in the minority here. But, this book was set up perfect for a great scary read. It had everything- scary haunted house carnival ride, murder, the setting was so good for a great scare!! It was an awesome book though- great characters, good plotline, twists I didn’t see coming, but it just fell flat at the end. Really 3 1/2 stars. If you’re looking for a ghostly haunted house book, keep looking. Otherwise this book would for me fall under a crime fiction/love story. Not expected from the king at all.

#INSOMNIAWITHKING Read-along๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ–คโ˜•๐Ÿ˜ด

Hey guys, OMG…so me and the incredible Jordan (@bookish_pineapple) on IG are going to be hosting a read-along for the month of September!!! It’s going to be so much fun!! We want to see all your beautiful pictures during this month to see your progress and enjoyment of this awesome time. So make sure to tag us both (@ghoulishspirit & @bookish_pineapple) and hashtag #INSOMNIAWITHKING ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ™Œโ˜•โ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

You can find all the info here and on my Instagram page with this post as well….hope you join us!!๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€

LET’S HAVE SOME INSOMNIA WITH THE KING OF HORROR!!๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ดโ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

The Hiding Place by C. J. Tudor

In my honest opinion, I’ll give it 3 1/2 stars. It was a good story, but not everything everyone made it out to be. Love a good twisted story and that’s why I gave it the extra half star because I didn’t see some twists coming. But, this book really wasn’t everything I was expecting and I may be in the minority with this, but I can’t help it. Still a good enough book I would tell people to read through.

The Hungry One’s Book 2 of the Messy Man series๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘น

One word, WOW!! I thought I was sucked into the first book in this series. Then dived right not this one head first and never looked back. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. Great story, great everything. Ghosts, monsters, demons, you name it- it had it all. I thoroughly enjoyed this one even better than the first. If you want to read some amazingly styled creative horror writing, then this book is a high recommendation from me. Can’t wait to see if there’s something next…..

The Nightmare Room ๐Ÿ’€

I really enjoyed reading this one. I went in not knowing what I was getting myself into and those are usually the best kind!! I have a soft spot for ghost stories, this isn’t your average ghost story. This had more of a backstory and solid foundation. I am jumping headfirst into the second book right away to see where it’s headed. I highly recommend this book to people that like horror with a bite!

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