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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

A novel which shows the reader the magic of science, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is captivating, gripping and thoroughly enjoyable. A blend of tones bring this unique story to life, bouncing around time-zones and character point of views to give us a well-rounded narrative. Pulley’s alternative portrayal of Victorian Britain is an added twist

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Little Feasts by Jules Archer

Jules Archer is the author of the chapbook All the Ghosts We’ve Always Had, published by Thirty West and regularly publishes flash fiction in a variety of magazines. This tiny collection of nineteen flash fictions features a ‘menu’ instead of a contents list and is focussed on tales of hunger, appetites and cravings. Many of

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If Looks Could Kill by Olivia Kiernan

Detective Sergeant Frankie Sheehan is back, and investigating the disappearance of a Woman in a quiet village outside Dublin. Surrounded by her strong and trustworthy team including Baz and a few, not so familiar local constabulary. A great start to this thriller; you are immersed immediately into the life of Frankie, getting on with life

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Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan

For lovers of action and all things magical, Warrior of the Altaii will not disappoint. However, while it delivers with uniqueness and is unarguably a developed concept, the story itself is somewhat confusing and hard to follow. A tense read, filled to the brim with various character arcs with some really well-written sections, this was

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The Inexplicable Grey Space We Call Love by Chuck Augello

Chuck Augello has an MFA from Queens University, is a contributing editor to Cease, Cows, and publishes The Daily Vonnegut website. He is the author of a novel, The Revolving Heart, but this is his first collection of short stories. The fourteen stories in The Inexplicable Grey Space share a macabre black humour and surreal

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Eden by Tim Lebbon

Part of the job here at STORGY is that I have to read a tonne of books, everything from short story collections, to anthologies, to independently published fiction, to the great novels from the larger publishers – poetry sometimes, experimental the next… I read everything and everything. Eden is one of those books that wraps

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House of Trelawney by Hannah Rothschild

Hannah Rothschild’s House of Trelawney is an unexpected and gripping read. Using the crumbling yet charming Trelawney House as a central character and backdrop, complete with eccentric characters and plenty of scandalous gossip, the result is a humorous and modern take on a classic period drama. Set against the tumultuous time of the 2008 crash

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For Your Consideration: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson & Keanu Reeves by Tres Dean

This is an unusual pair of short books, revering the talents of Hollywood actors, Dwayne Johnson and Keanu Reeves specifically; however there are more available in the series. They are fun to read and you easily can dip in and out of them. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson There is an interesting historical part of this

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The Unheimlich Manoeuvre (Deluxe Edition) by Tracy Fahey

I first discovered this book when I was put into contact with the Sinister Horror Company by Priya Sharma – we share book recommendations from time to time; and well Priya mentioned that I should take a look at this collection called The Unheimlich Manoeuvre by a writer I’d not heard about before Tracy Fahey.

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White Pines by Gemma Amor

From the Bram Stoker nominated author Gemma Amor, author of Dear Laura and Cruel Works of Nature comes her latest slice of horror White Pines. This is a book that is hard to categorize given its genre bending appeal, it seems to cross and blend genres at will. White Pines is like a rock falling

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