Gothic

Review: The Road Beneath Me by Jessica Blair

Review: The Road Beneath Me by Jessica Blairby Sandra Scholes

Reviewed by Sandra Scholes Jessica Blair is a well-known author of almost seventy books written under several pseudonyms; The Restless Spirit, Reach For Tomorrow, The Restless Heart, Storm Bay, A Distant Harbour, and The Seaweed Gatherers. In her new novel, The Road Beneath Me, Kate Swan is thrown out of the house by her father […]

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Review: Curse of the Gypsy (Lady Anne Mystery, Book 3) by Donna Lea Simpson

Review: Curse of the Gypsy (Lady Anne Mystery, Book 3) by Donna Lea Simpsonby Keira

Heroine: When Lady Anne Addison visits the gypsy camp on her father’s lands, she swears she spies Tony in the woods. Unacceptable! She meant it when she said she needed space. Did the man never listen? Well he can’t misunderstand her if it is in writing! Hero: Anthony, the Marquess of Darkefell, has proposed to […]

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Review: Revenge of the Barbary Ghost by Donna Lea Simpson

Review: Revenge of the Barbary Ghost by Donna Lea Simpsonby Keira

This story continues immediately after the events of Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark. Lady Anne Addison: Our plucky heroine isn’t sure she wants to wed and escapes to the coast to avoid answering the Marquess of Darkefell’s proposal. She can’t stop thinking about the man but she is determined to be distracted. […]

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Review: A Light on the Veranda by Ciji Ware

Review: A Light on the Veranda by Ciji Wareby Cara Lynn

Reviewed by Cara Lynn This is a re-publishing of her novel. I read an uncorrected advance copy. This was a hard book for me to get into. It wasn’t until I was on about page 200 when I began to figure it out. Perhaps that was because it took me so long to read the […]

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Review: The Demon Lover (Fairwick Chronicles, Book 1) by Juliet Dark

Review: The Demon Lover (Fairwick Chronicles, Book 1) by Juliet Darkby Lynn Reynolds

Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds This story is written in the first person. Dr. Cailleach Fay seems to enjoy writing about all types of demon lovers. She doesn’t just teach the classics but also watches episodes of Dark Shadows and reads the works of Anne Rice. Callie is vying for a teaching position at Fairwick College. […]

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Review: Red Velvet and Absinthe by Mitzi Szereto

Review: Red Velvet and Absinthe by Mitzi Szeretoby Sandra Scholes

Reviewed by Sandra Scholes There is nothing like 15 stories of paranormal erotic romance to thrill a reader into each of them, all are different, yet all will leave them with the distinct taste of absinthe on the tongue from the sheer pleasure they bring. A Foreword and Introduction create enough of a background to […]

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Defining the Genre: Gothic Romance

Defining the Genre: Gothic Romanceby Keira

Gothic romance is a genre you can’t find all too easily today. It was a popular genre a few decades ago and lovers of this romance sub-genre will have to troll secondhand bookstores to find titles. Classics of this genre are novels such as Wuthering Heights and Scarlet Letter. Well known authors of Gothic romance/horror […]

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Review: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

Review: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grangeby Keira

Amanda Grange picks up where Pride and Prejudice ends. Jane and Elizabeth are getting ready for their double wedding, both eager and anxious about the life spreading out before them. On the way to the wedding, Elizabeth experiences a brief foreboding chill but shrugs it off as wedding nerves. The ceremony goes smoothly, Darcy’s vows […]

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