Spooky Reads for October

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Hold on to your witches hat and your jack-o-lanterns, Halloween is coming! So here are my top 5 spooky picks for the month of October to get you in the spirit. Continue reading

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Day 26: Short Stories #30DaysOfReadathon

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For my short stories pick I chose Strange Brew a short story anthology edited P.N. Elrod. The stories in this anthology are all based around witches. I haven’t read this yet, but I think this will be a great read for October/ Halloween. I’m looking forward to reading the stories, by the authors familiar to me and by the authors I have not read before.

Favorite Urban Fantasy Series

 

 

For the past two months, I have been reading a ton of Urban fantasy/ paranormal romance series. So I decided I would share with you some of my favorites.

But first, there are several underlying things that make these stories urban fantasy or paranormal. One characteristic is that they include a contemporary setting. These series are set in our world rather than a world that is created by the author. They also include some kind of magic that is used in the story or is part of the world although, in many cases, it is kept secret from the majority of the world but not always. In each of the stories, the setting takes on a character of its own which is also a characteristic that binds these stories together.   Continue reading