A fantasy world of magic with the sparkling drama of Asian epic stories

I'm a bit of a K-drama addict and I do love some Chinese epic movies (I adore Red Cliff). So I dipped into this double header this week: The Hidden Princess and Hidden Promises by Georgian Makalani.

Flower fairies, a woman who refuses to be enslaved, and trite Zombie fiction

I wasn't sure what to expect from the title and the cover, but gosh, I LOVED this snarky fairytale! It really is a gem. This is a nice blend of contemporary ideas that will appeal to readers but with that solid fairytale foundation that makes it relateable.

Winter is here, dead knights, Gothic horror returns, and the ravages of drug addiction compose this week’s reads

I'm way behind on my reviews but I did get a lot of reading done. Let me hit some highlights here - and reviews should be posting in about 5 days.

Did you catch my new story on Instagram?

In the odd, quirky place called Rowan Springs the supernatural exists side-by-side with small town politics and unusual characters. Don't be misled by the pretty houses and gardens, for where the sun shines the brightest, the shadows are the darkest.⁠