Dark(ish): A Collection of Dark Poetry by Hannah Herrera

Dark(ish) Review: Dark(ish) is a refreshing collection of poetry that speaks to themes people are afraid to delve into. It allows you to feel the writer’s emotions that have been coursing through her very veins. Beautiful, dark and edgy, what poetry is about and what you are introduced to within the collection. Hannah isn’t afraid to take your hand, then drop you unexpectedly and leave you to your own devices. While this collection, as a whole, burns brightly in my mind, there are favorites that have left their mark: Where sleeping demons lie, Apollo’s Raven, Poe(m), Dark(ish), After Word, Overflow, … Continue reading Dark(ish): A Collection of Dark Poetry by Hannah Herrera

Blacker Against the Deep Dark by Alexander Zelenyj

Blacker Against the Deep Dark Review: If you don’t know the name Alexander Zelenyj,  you are missing out on a spec fiction writer of our time.  Blacker Against the Deep Dark is an ingenious collection of strangeness and imagination.  Each story paints a picture beyond anything you’ve ever read and takes you to a place of creativity and oddity.  Alexander opens our minds to known subject matters and casts them in a light of raw and uncomfortable emotions.  A literary masterpiece that gives a refreshing perspective of the human mind.  Favorites include Blacker Against the Deep Dark, Highway of Lost … Continue reading Blacker Against the Deep Dark by Alexander Zelenyj

Dragon Zoo Apocalypse by Martyn Perry and Simon Carter

Dragon Zoo Apocalypse Review: Dragons that once could be admired in a zoo, have now escaped, wiping out most, if not all of humanity.  In London, there is a band of survivors huddled together walking down the street looking for shelter.  Their leader, Rake, is looking for something more, a building that may still have power (thanks to solar panels – if working).  Their journey is more of a run of bad luck when they are spotted by scuttlers (small dragons that contain venoumous bites) and an alpha prowler.  Once they spot the building, a friend gets left behind to … Continue reading Dragon Zoo Apocalypse by Martyn Perry and Simon Carter

The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry inspired by H.H. Holmes by Sara Tantlinger

The Devil’s Dreamland Review: Interestingly detailed and more than moderately disturbing are the poems written by Ms. Tantlinger, about Dr. H. H. Holmes.  Sara uses her voice to wield you into the life and mind of the doctor himself, along with his victims and people closest to him.  I gravatated to these poems because I had heard of the great Dr. H. H. Holmes, but never knew the real story behind the brilliant formation of his monster mind.  After reading the first one, I was caught in a web of gore, intrigue and I wasn’t getting out now.  I wanted … Continue reading The Devil’s Dreamland: Poetry inspired by H.H. Holmes by Sara Tantlinger

Walk of Faith Journal by Virginia Martin

Walk of Faith Journal Review: The Walk of Faith journal is second in the “Journals to Remember Series” and starts each page off with a positive bible verse.  It is meant to encourage you to write about your personal walk of faith.  There are also some positive quotes within the journal that may inspire you to write about them or write your own.  The end of the Journal contains reflective questions and extra journaling pages to write down your answers.  Some reflective questions include, “What are you thankful for?”, “What prayers has God answered?”, and “What bible questions do you … Continue reading Walk of Faith Journal by Virginia Martin