Book Reviews

horror, dark fantasy, and ya fiction

A voracious reader with an unending appetite for new books, Kira's personal library presently numbers at just under a thousand titles (and that's not including what she keeps on her kindle.) This is her love affair with the written word: fiction and non-fiction recommendations that she happily foists onto others.

The Family Plot by Cherie Priest

The closer we get to Halloween, the more I feel like I need to ratchet up the number of reviews I’m putting forth that deal specifically with horror: there’s a higher demand for it as we approach [...]

The Graces by Laure Eve

By the blessings of NetGalley, I landed several approvals in a row for a bunch of great young adult books. Among them was The Graces by Laure Eve. After losing my mind for a solid five minutes, I [...]

Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn

I devoured Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn. I knocked this thing back like it was three fingers of moonshine and then breathed fire for it. The short version: the book is brilliant. [...]

Seed by Ania Ahlborn

This book review is as much a story within a story as it is a review. I picked up Seed by Ania Ahlborn not because of the book, though the summary was appealing, but because of the author's AMA [...]

Book Reviews

Horror, Dark Fantasy, and YA Fiction

what i've been reading lately

A voracious reader with an unending appetite for new books, Kira's personal library presently numbers at just under a thousand titles (and that's not including what she keeps on her kindle.) This is her love affair with the written word: fiction and non-fiction recommendations that she happily foists onto others.

Book Reviews
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Cemeteries and Other Strange Places

documenting the wanderlust

Journeying to find inspiration in odd places, Kira often finds herself wandering to locations where art and history intersect. Her travels have taken her to a handful of countries as she slowly works her way through a very large bucket list of cemeteries, medical museums, and cabinets of curiosity. This is her photographic journey.

Bullet Journal

BuJo for World Domination

down the planning rabbit hole

"I get it, it's just like when I paint minis," said my boyfriend to me as I brandished a ruler and a micron pen at him. I'm like Alice following a white rabbit with the whole Bullet Journal thing. Join me as I adapt Ryder Carroll's system for planning, plotting, and writing novels, and then managing the harrowing submission process.

Bullet Journal

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Occasionally, Kira runs a giveaway, a contest, or supplies the horror community with interesting tidbits of useful information that she’s collected. She likes to curate the weird and wonderful, but is a real stickler about who gets that information first. Subscribing to her newsletter is the golden ticket.

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