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Places I’ve Taken My Body by Molly McCully Brown

Written with piercing clarity and unmatched beauty, Places I’ve Taken My Body is a collection that offers a compelling look at the human body. Molly McCully Brown has injected her essays with the dancing lyricism of her highly praised poetry. She has a talent for making unique and brilliant connections between art and life, the

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The Things We Cannot Say by Mitch Sebourn

Mitch Sebourn is a must read for me, his work is so unique and a breath of fresh air to the horror / dark fiction genre. The Things We Cannot Say takes all the brilliance of his previous work (that I’ve read) and adds a tonne more brilliance. This story in particular focuses on possession,

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Velvet Was The Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Silvia Moreno-Garcia has been carving out her own niche in the world of genre fiction for a long time, publishing science fiction, fantasy and horror stories and novels in small presses, and winning several awards. She’s co-edited a magazine, and is the publisher of a small press. She received little mainstream recognition until her breakthrough

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Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding

Bright Burning Things is a quietly beautiful novel that delicately handles the pressures of addiction illness. Sonya, a complex and kind character, pursues a path of recovery when her role as a mother to Tommy is questioned. What follows is an intense and considered portrayal of family life, highlighting strained relationships and darkened pasts. We

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No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

Poetic, gripping, and unarguably unique, No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood is a novel on social media that we didn’t know we needed. Lockwood has taken a now well-worn, over-analysed aspect of modern society, and injected it with an impressive poignancy. What follows is a novel that crosses genres, stomping unapologetically through

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The Same Deep Water As You by Chad Lutzke

I had the pleasure of reading ‘Slow Burn On Riverside’ recently which is the prequel for ‘The Same Deep Water As You’ and I’m glad I read them this way around – as when I turned that first page the distinct voice of Jex poured from the pages and it was like returning to a

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Fanged Dandelion by Eric LaRocca

The foreword by Sara Tantlinger echoes my thoughts on what a sublime talent LaRocca is, his prose is mesmeric, his poetic turns of phrase showcase his brilliance as a storyteller and in my opinion further cement Eric LaRocca as one of the most exciting voices in indie publishing. Introduction – Eric LaRocca takes time to

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Blacktop Wasteland by S.A.Cosby

Blacktop Wasteland was a book that got so much hype around its release that I do what I normally do, I buy a copy and keep it on my shelf and that that saintly dust settle before I dive into it – because as I’ve grown to appreciate over the years, sometimes the hype surrounding

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Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman – Folio Society Special Edition

An iconic and vital piece of literature, reimagined with stunning artwork to add a layer of visual storytelling, the Folio Society edition of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses is a feast for the eyes for readers of all ages. Ask many readers what the most successful and notable young adults book series is, and most

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Intimacies by Lucy Caldwell

Intimacies by Lucy Caldwell is one of those collections that you’ll remember for a lifetime, a collection that you remember exactly where you where when you read it – it’s memorable and masterful and proves yet again what a force Caldwell is when it comes to the short story form and why she is one

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