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Epeolatry Book Review: Three Days in the Pink Tower by EV Knight

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Title: Three Days in the Pink Tower
Author:  EV Knight
Publisher: Creature Publishing, LLC
Genre: Occult
Release Date: July 12th, 2022

Synopsis: Josey Claypool begins the summer before her senior year at a carnival, where a fortune teller with milky-white eyes gives her a foreboding tarot reading. She’s spooked, but nothing could prepare her for the following day when two strange men show up at her front door. Josey is kidnapped at gunpoint and brought to a pink cabin in the woods where she is held prisoner. In her darkest moment, the fortune teller appears and gives her a deck of tarot cards, which she must cast and interpret in a fight for her life.

In this work of speculative autofiction, award-winning author EV Knight reclaims the narrative of her own past in an exploration of trauma, agency, and survival.

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Epeolatry Book Review: The Goblets Immortal by Beth Overmyer

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Title: The Goblets Immortal
Author:  Beth Overmyer
Publisher: Flame Tree Press
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: February 20th, 2022

Synopsis: In a land where magic’s feared, a rare magical kind exists: the Blest, products of the Goblets Immortal. Aidan’s a Blest on the run, forced to return home. He made his family vanish decades ago, but believes there’s a way to bring them back.

Whispers of a new fear take shape in Meraude, a mage who hates all magic-kind. When she appears in Aidan’s dreams offering a bargain for the return of his family, Aidan’s desires battle with his self-preservation.

Is it wise for Aidan to seek the Goblets Immortal for Meraude’s unknown purposes? Friend and foe blur the magical lines, and Aidan must discern who will shake his hand or slit his throat.

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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: We Can Never Leave This Place by Eric LaRocca

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Title: We Can Never Leave This Place
Editor: Eric LaRocca
Publisher: Trepidatio Publishing
Genre: Horror
Release Date: 24th June, 2022

Synopsis: “When you’re given a gift, something else gets taken away.”

A precocious young girl with an unusual imagination is sent on an odyssey into the depths of depravity. After her father dies violently, young Mara is surprised to find her mother welcoming a new guest into their home, claiming that he will protect them from the world of devastation and destruction outside their door.

A grotesque and thrilling dark fantasy, We Can Never Leave This Place is a harrowing portrait of inherited grief and familial trauma.

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Epeolatry Book Review: Below by Laurel Hightower

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Title: Below
Editor: Laurel Hightower
Publisher: Ghoulish Books
Genre: Horror
Release Date: 29th March, 2022

Synopsis: While driving through the mountains of West Virginia during a late-night snowstorm, a recently divorced woman experiences bizarre electrical problems, leaving her with little choice but to place her trust with a charismatic truck driver. But when an unexplainable creature with haunting red eyes gets between them, she is forced to make one of the toughest decisions of her life. Will she abandon the stranger who kept her safe—or will she climb down below, where reality has shapeshifted into a living nightmare?

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Epeolatry Book Review: Growth by Elin Olausson

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Title: Growth
Editor: Elin Olausson
Publisher: Dark Ink
Genre: Horror
Release Date: 20th June, 2022

Synopsis: Twenty dark tales of psychosocial horror fill the pages of Elin Olausson’s stunningly creepy short story collection debut. Three sisters live isolated in the wilderness, unbothered, until their world shatters with the arrival of a stranger. A young man revisits the childhood home where his sister danced and his mother died. A woman is promised the house of her dreams and goes mad when she doesn’t get it. Two evil teens stand united against the world, until one of them falls in love. In an abandoned asylum in the desert, a girl chants her own name.

Filled with madness, darkness and the truth of the human condition, Olausson’s stories will leave readers thinking about their own sanity and questioning the motives of those who are closest to them.

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Epeolatry Book Review: The Call of Poohthulhu Edited By: Neil Baker

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Title: The Call of Poohthulhu
Editor: Neil Baker
Publisher: April Moon Books
Genre: Horror/Humor
Release Date: May 31st, 2022

Synopsis: An imaginative amalgamation of two beloved literary genres, the early stories of Winnie-The-Pooh and the Mythos tales of H.P. Lovecraft! Ten amazing authors have created stories that take place in, or are inspired by, the 100 Acre Wood, and added a Lovecraftian twist to ruffle the feathers of an Owl, or shock the tail off a donkey!
Old Ones, New Ones and Dark Voids cause a bit of bother with our favourite stuffed friends, and the whole anthology is stuffed full to bursting with Very Dark Ideas and Perilously Sticky Expotitions.
Reader Beware!

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Epeolatry Book Review: Metallurgy by Stephanie Ellis

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Title: Metallurgy: Of Love and Death and Metal
Author: Stephanie Ellis
Genre: Poetry
Release Date: June 16th, 2022

Synopsis:Metallurgy is an homage to the world of heavy metal and its related genres.

In these pages are 100 dark found poems created from the lyrics of bands as varied as Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Korn, Behemoth and many more.

Although all poems are completely original works, the sources have been fully acknowledged and it is hoped that after reading the poems, the reader will then go on to listen to the artists who inspired them. 

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