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Epeolatry Book Review: I Have Asked to be Where No Storms Come by Gwendolyn N. Nix

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Title: I Have Asked to be Where No Storms Come
Editor: Gwendolyn N. Nix
Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing
Genre: Horror, Dark Fantasy, Cli-fi
Release Date: 29th July, 2022

Synopsis: The facts of Domino Bluepoint’s afterlife are simple: he’s a half-breed witch from a people without a name, and no one wants to be stuck in Hell with witch blood.

When a demon bounty-hunter comes calling, Domino pairs up with his mother, who died too young and carries the witch lineage in her veins, to survive. Soon the two of them are Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid running from whatever torture awaits them and whoever wants to harvest their magic. Yet, Domino doesn’t know that his brother, Wicasah, is behind this and is desperate to resurrect Domino out of long-lasting guilt and a sensation of belonging to no place and no one.

As Wicasah dives deeper into darker magic that ends in an ill-made deal, Domino must overcome addiction, depression, and hone his own brand of witch-magic to help save his brother—and the world—from an ancient god of lighting and thunder.

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Epeolatry Book Review: The Night Road by Kevin Lucia

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Title: The Night Road

Author: Kevin Lucia

Genre: Horror

Publisher: Cemetery Dance

Release Date: April, 2022

Synopsis:

For most of her life, Grace Donaldson’s passion has been running. As a star in Cross Country and Track and Field, Grace ran to win, because losing wasn’t an option. For her, running was freedom, and she was only ever her true self when racing toward the finish line.

 

Her senior year, that all changed. Afterward, instead of running toward something, Grace started running away. From her pain, her anger, and her guilt. Now, as her younger sister lies on her deathbed from attempted suicide and Grace’s darkness threatens to consume her, she discovers The Night Road, and the chance to run toward something again, instead of away…if she’s willing to pay a terrible price.

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Epeolatry Book Review: Liminal Spaces by Deborah Sheldon

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Title: Liminal Spaces

Author: Deborah Sheldon

Genre: Horror

Publisher: IFWG Publishing Australia

Release Date: 1st March, 2022

Synopsis: Transitions occur in a liminal space. The familiar is gone. The unknown lies ahead and with it, terrible possibilities. Award-winning author Deborah Sheldon explores liminal spaces in this collection of dark, unsettling fiction. Her characters teeter on frightening thresholds with no way back. Liminal Spaces includes Sheldon’s award-nominated tales “For Weirdless Days and Weary Nights”, “All the Stars in Her Eyes” and Barralang, “Pop. 63”, plus original and unpublished fiction.

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Epeolatry Book Review: Parachute by Holly Rae Garcia

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Title: Parachute, 106 pages

Author: Holly Rae Garcia

Genre: Horror

Publisher: Easton Falls Publishing

Release Date: May 20th, 2022

Synopsis: Angela Rodriguez and her friends aren’t sure what they want out of life now that they’ve graduated high school, but they think there is plenty of time to figure it all out. When a trip to an abandoned elementary school leads to a break-in, they discover an old gym parachute.

Raising the fabric above their heads, the group expects it to balloon out around them like it did when they were younger. But instead, the parachute reveals alternate universes and terrifying worlds.

There’s only one rule…

DON’T LET GO

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Epeolatry Book Review: Humans are the Problem, ed. Michael Cluff & Willow Becker

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Title: Humans are the Problem
Author: Various, ed. Michael Cluff & Willow Becker
Publisher: Weird Little Worlds Press
Genre: Horror
Release Date: 15th October, 2021

Synopsis: You are not alone.

Written by the scariest minds in horror today, these 22 brand-new tales show how monsters are taking back their power in a world that desperately needs an inhuman intervention.

From violent tooth fairies and Twitter-addicted trolls to vengeful vampires and bittersweet Eldritch family holidays, these stories of real-life monsters—both familiar and never-before-seen—will soothe the monstrous soul of every reader.
Because part of you knows that humans are the problem… and monsters are the solution you’ve been looking for.

Humans Are The Problem: A Monster’s Anthology is the premiere short-story anthology from Weird Little Worlds Press and made possible by the generous support from the horror community and Kickstarter backers.

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Epeolatry Book Review: The Neighbors by Alex Witcher

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Title: The Neighbors
Author: Alex Witcher
Publisher: Independent
Genre: Crime Thriller
Release Date: 10th March, 2022

Synopsis: Until the car accident, Ellie and Henry Walker were living the suburban dream. Now the hospital bills are piling up, and domestic bliss is slipping through their fingers.

When the new neighbors move in across the street, they seem friendly—if a little strange. They hear of the Walkers’ financial trouble and offer some odd jobs to Henry. The work is easy, and the pay is shockingly generous.

Soon Ellie joins in, and the odd jobs get even odder.

Are their neighbors as selfless as they seem, or does something sinister lie behind their intentions? As Ellie and Henry get sucked deeper into their strange new work, they become trapped in a web of lies, murder, and dark secrets.

But whose secrets are they?

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Epeolatry Book Review: The Ghost Tracks by Celso Hurtado

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Title: The Ghost Tracks

Author: Celso Hurtado

Genre: YA, Horror

Publisher: Inkshares, 350 pages

Release Date: 11/2/2021

Synopsis: Erasmo Cruz is from the wrong side of the tracks. His dad was a junkie who overdosed. His mom chose to run off rather than raise him. His only passion is the supernatural, and his only family is his grandmother, whose aches and pains, he soon learns, aren’t just from old age but from cancer.

Desperate to help his grandmother pay for treatment, Erasmo sets up shop as a paranormal investigator. After witnessing a series of inexplicable events, he must uncover the truth behind his clients’ seemingly impossible claims. From hauntings to exorcisms, Erasmo soon finds that San Antonio is a much scarier place than even he knew.

 

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Epeolatry Book Review: Verum Malum by Michael R. Collins

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Title: Verum Malum
Author: Michael R. Collins
Genre: Horror
Publisher: Gloom House Publishing, 125 pages
Release Date: January 9th, 2021

Synopsis: A simple story of life, love, and the inevitable trip to Hell to save your husband’s soul from eternal torture.

 

Life is getting better for Ben and Noah until people from Ben’s past come calling, making him realize one does not dabble in infernal rituals and human sacrifice without paying a price. These people worship something far worse than the Devil, and a place far worse than Hell: the Verum Malum. Now Ben and Noah must survive the murderous attempts to bring him back into the fold, leading them into the malevolent heart of the Malum itself.

 

How far would you go for the one you love?

 

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