Author: Corinne Pollard

Epeolatry Book Review: When Other People Saw Us, They Saw The Dead Edited by Lauren T. Davila

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Title: When Other People Saw Us, They Saw The Dead
Editor: Lauren T. Davila
Publisher: Haunt Publishing
Genre: Gothic
Release Date: May, 2022

Synopsis: A faceless man stalks a woman’s nightmares in Hollywood. A Kanontsistóntie is summoned to seek revenge in a monastery. A move from the projects to Manhattan leads to ominous shadows closing in. Two sisters discover a secret room in their farm, unearthing a sinister power.

When Other People Saw Us, They Saw the Dead is an anthology of dark, unsettling writing from some of the most exciting contemporary BIPOC writers. Blending Gothic, horror, folklore, fantasy and fairy-tale, these eerie short stories will disturb, move and humour you. Death is ever-present in the pages of They Saw the Dead, blending with notions of home, memory, grief and belonging, as well as gentrification, white supremacy and colonisation.

Edited by Lauren T. Davila, They Saw the Dead explores what it is to be truly haunted.

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Epeolatry Book Review: Hardcore Kelli by Wrath James White

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Title: Hardcore Kelli
Author: Wrath James White
Publisher: Cemetery Dance
Genre: Horror/Superhero Science Fiction
Release Date: 29th March, 2022

Synopsis: Bullets whizzed past Katy as she dashed through the grass and weeds, and the maze of broken recreational vehicles, farm equipment, and other slowly oxidizing junk. She gripped the gleaming battle axe in both hands as she waded through gunfire, determined to reach her archnemesis and end his reign of terror forever. Murder Man stood in the doorway of the rundown mobile home, firing at will. She had found his lair. Now it was time to bring him to justice.
Katy hurdled the rusting skeleton of an old ’77 Ford Thunderbird like an Olympic gymnast. She had once been a cheerleader, a good one. Once upon a time she could do flips, handsprings, and somersaults with ease. That was so long ago it felt more like an ancient story from some dusty old history book than something that had actually occurred in her lifetime.
Like someone else’s life…

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Epeolatry Book Review: Dreadful Fancies by Christine Morgan

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Title: Dreadful Fancies
Author: Christine Moran
Publisher: Lycan Valley Press Publications
Genre: Steampunk
Release Date: 29th March, 2022

Synopsis: Welcome to the world of yesteryear’s world of tomorrow!

A world of inventions and intrigues, ingenious science and eldritch sorcery, mechanical marvels and magical mischief, daring exploration and dangerous adventure. A world powered by steam and teslic coils and etheric energies, where paranormalists ply their trade alongside constables and scholars and daffy dilettantes.

From the grim and gritty city to the bustling urban metrop … from the hardscrabble life in the factories to the high society of lavish country estates … from the airscrew-propelled platform of a flying industrial complex to the suboceanic travels of a nautilus expedition …

Welcome to a darkly delightful tour of Dreadful Fancies.

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Epeolatry Book Review: Piece by Piece by Daemon Manx

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Title: Piece by Piece
Author: Daemon Manx
Genre: Occult
Publisher: Independent
Release Date: 31st December, 2021

Synopsis: Sometimes, all it takes is perspective to appreciate the simple things, or a little extra concern for the frailty of the present moment to fully understand what makes life worth living. And sometimes, all it takes is a little shove in the right direction.
When Bobby Canfield was eleven years old, he received a message from a mysterious presence called Mac. The delivery of this message was through a Ouija board, and it would forever change Bobby’s life. After all, it’s not every day you find out when you are going to die.

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