Book Tour: Moonlit Dreams, Moonlit Nightmares by Laura Seeber

I’m very happy to post my review for ‘Moonlit Dreams, Moonlit Nightmares’, a horror anthology by Laura Seeber! Thank you very much to Blackthorn Book Tours for allowing me to take part! Click on the banner above for more details.

Book Information

Moonlit Dreams, Moonlit Nightmares: an Anthology
Compiled and Edited by Laura Seeber
Genre: Horror
Publisher: Antimony and ELder Lace Press
Release Date: April 19, 2020



The moon has always been with us — tempting us, enticing us, and enthralling us through the
ages. Here you’ll find thirteen stories involving this heavenly body — sometimes tragic, magical,
and other times mysterious, or horrific, but always, memorable.

Contributors include both veteran and first time authors alike, and hail from around the world,
including the United States, India, United Kingdom, and Greece. The collection was compiled
and edited by Laura Seeber.

My Thoughts

*I received a complimentary copy of ‘Moonlit Dreams, Moonlit Nightmares’ from Blackthorn Book Tours, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*

I’m always drawn to the moon’s power. It carries wisdom dating back centuries. I love how Laura Seeber’s Moonlit Dreams, Moonlit Nightmares carries that respect toward’s the moon’s magical abilities. In this book of 13 tales, we explore the worlds of those influenced by the moon. I really appreciated the stories that centered on bad omens (A Visitation) and dream symbolism (When the Moon is Full). The moon is a catalyst for significant change, and these stories highlighted the prominence of these journeys. Dreams also serve as the bridge to learn about restless souls, such as Receiving Room. This anthology does great work in exploring the delicate parts of the human condition. Sometimes we don’t love approaching the dark topics of humanity, yet it’s quite an interesting domain to explore!

I recommend Moonlit Dreams, Moonlit Nightmares to those who enjoy spooky thrillers and unsettling arrangements. This is an exceptional collection of stories!

Editor: Laura Seeber

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Laura Seeber actually performed double duty on this anthology, acting both as a contributor and
editor (so any typo complaints- send her way!). When she’s not writing horror, mystery, or dark
science fiction, she spends her time divided between her young son and husband, her freelance
writing business, and Antimony and Elder Lace Press

The Contributors

Todd Taylor (“The Experiment”)
Todd Taylor teaches high school ELA, Creative Writing, and Theater in an inner-city Memphis-area
School. His short story, “The Experiment,” was published by Laura Seeber in the summer of 2019 in
an anthology called, Moonlit Dreams / Moonlit Nightmares. He has also written a play for his theater
class that is being performed at 3 different high schools, and has 2 completed novels he is looking to
publish. When Todd is not writing, he spends his time coaching track and field, playing guitar in a
local band, woodworking, performing weddings / funerals, or relaxing with Sudoku.

Shaun Avery (“The First Victims Club”)
Shaun Avery writes fiction in a number of different mediums, normally with a dark or satirical slant,
and often both at once. “The First Victims Club” comes from questions raised by watching horror
movies. A LOT of horror movies. He also loves comics, and has co-created a self-published one, more
details of which can be found here:
Unsurprisingly, this is also a horror.

A.P. Sessler (“The Sound of Stars”)
A resident of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, A.P. frequents an alternate universe not too different
from your own, searching for that unique element that twists the everyday commonplace into the
weird. When he’s not writing fiction, he composes music, makes art, and spends too much time
trying to connect with his inner genius.
His first novel House of the Goat came out in January. It’s an homage to the Satanic Panic genre of
the ’70s-’80s.

Lori Tiron-Pandit (“Receiving Room”)
Lori Tiron-Pandit is a writer, editor, and Web communication professional. Her work celebrates
women’s lives and work, of both mystical and mundane significance, as well as their ancestral and
contemporary imprint on the world. Growing up with the “great” “classics” of literature, all men,
only very late did she realize that the male perspective was not all there was, that it was skewed and
small, and it ignored women’s views. Her work is rooted in the worlds of women she’s been lucky to
cross paths with.

Thomas Vaughn (“A Consultation by Moonlight”)
Thomas Vaughn is an author of literary horror and dark magical realism. He came from the debris
field of rural Arkansas where he persists in uncertainty. When he is not writing fiction, he poses as a
college professor whose research focuses on apocalyptic rhetoric. For him fiction serves as a tool to
mediate the terrible reality that encompasses all humanity. These works represent his clumsy efforts
to seek awareness in the face of a stillborn universe. And so he pulses, waiting for a reply in the void.

Cara Fox (“Anamnesis”)
Cara Fox is an English author trying to write her way out of the dark. She favors steampunk, horror
and Gothic romance, but you can find her anywhere that the stories sink their claws into you and the
wine flows freely. Her work has been published by Tales To Terrify, Empyreome, Broadswords &
Blasters and Horror Addicts, amongst others, and she is working on her debut novel, The Strange
Case of Doctor Magorian.

Parineeta Singh (“A Visitation”)
Parineeta Singh currently lives in Delhi, India, and has earned a Ph.D in Creative Writing from the
University of Surrey, as well as a Master’s Degree in the same field from the University of Newcastle-
upon-Tyne. Her work has appeared in many international magazines and anthologies, and we’re thrilled to have her talent showcased here as well.

Dawn J. Stevens (“When the Moon is Full”)
Dawn Juniper Stevens is the fiction pen name for Kara Kelso. She has been writing short stories and
poetry for nearly 30 years, with the past 20 years spent writing an assortment of business, hobby,
and nonfiction articles for a variety of businesses, websites, and projects. There aren’t too many
types of writing she hasn’t dabbled in at least once, but fiction remains her favorite. “Kira’s Tale:
Descend into Darkness” was released in 2013 and is currently available on Amazon.
In her spare time, she enjoys mostly non-fiction books for their source of education and learning
from another’s beautiful experience, as well as spending time with family and children. She also
enjoys sustainable gardening, music with soul, real life magic, and simply being surrounded by
nature. She lives in the Midwest.
For news and updates, find Dawn J. Stevens on both Facebook and Twitter.

Jesse Moak (“One Stormy Night”)
Jesse Moak is a lifetime writer and dreamer who has been perfecting his craft and pursuing the
dream of becoming a professional writer for some time. When he isn’t actively searching for an
agent or writing other stories, he spends his time exploring his other passion of retro gaming at his

Jamie Ryder (“Eleventh Hour”)
Jamie Ryder is a short story writer and pop culture content creator from Manchester, England. His
short stories and poetry have been published by Hyperion and Theia, Colp, EastLit Magazine, AEL
Press and more. You can find his other work on The Comic Vault, Yamato Magazine and The Rum

Sarah Walker (“Phosphene”)
Sarah Walker is an author and mixed media artist who currently lives in Lebanon Oregon. When she
isn’t busy writing, she spends her time creating art that explores the boundaries of reality.

Dimitris Psomadellis (“The Magic Circle”)
Dimitris is a life-long writer that has been perfecting his craft in Mytiline, Greece for a number of
years. “The Magic Circle” is his first published story with a professional publisher, and we have no
doubt it will be the first of many.

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Book Tour | Come Join the Murder by Holly Rae Garcia: A Review

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Today is my tour stop on the ‘Come Join the Murder’ Blog Tour! Thank you to Blackthorn Book Tours for allowing me to take part! Click on the banner above for more details.

Book Information

Come Join the Murder by Holly Rae Garcia
Publisher: Close to the Bone
Length: 239 pages
Genre: Suspense/Horror
Release Date: March 27, 2020

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“This is a novel I would read and reread and recommend to others. Fans of vigilante and desperado
revenge will delight in this horror story.” — Horror Tree.

Rebecca Crow’s four-year-old son is dead, and her husband is missing.

Divers find her husband’s car at the bottom of a canal with their son’s small, lifeless body, inside.
The police have no suspects and nothing to go on but a passing mention of a man driving a van.
Guilt and grief cloud Rebecca’s thoughts as she stumbles towards her only mission: Revenge.

James Porter knows exactly what happened to them, but he’ll do anything to keep it a secret.

James didn’t plan to kill Rebecca’s son, but he’s not too broken up about it, either. There are more
important things for him to worry about. He needs money, and his increasing appetite for murder is
catching the attention of a nosy detective.

About the Author

Holly Rae Garcia’s debut novel, Come Join the Murder, was released on March 27th, 2020
by Close to the Bone Publishing (UK). Her short fiction has been published by Siren’s Call, The Bookends Review, Rue Scribe, Pen to Print, The Australian Writers’ Centre, and Trembling With Fear along with a few anthologies. Holly lives on the Texas Coast with her family and five dogs.

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My Thoughts

**I received a complimentary copy of Come Join the Murder through Blackthorn Book Tours. All thoughts and opinions are my own.**

Reading Come Join the Murder was quite a wild experience! Holly Rae Garcia eloquently communicates Rebecca and James’ despair as they navigate their struggles through the story. She clearly describes Rebecca’s dark descent as she seeks out her son’s killer. No longer having a family, Rebecca is left to pick up the pieces of her life while piecing together what happened that fateful night on the bridge. In her quest to seek out answers, she loses touch with reality. Garcia also details James’ complicated predicament. The need to protect his loved ones, paired with his knowledge of that fateful evening, causes him to careen down an inhumane path of his own.

Come Join the Murder was a difficult read at times, as the story continually draws back to the night her son Ollie was killed. It highlights Holly Rae Garcia’s stunning ability to describe the horror of a child being murdered, and the drastic lengths a parent might go through to seek justice. Her writing sets up the stage of the night in question, slowly drawing you in before the unspeakable horrors unravel. Rebecca’s quest for truth (and her gradual descent into madness), will keep you engaged until the shocking ending!

If you like stories about revenge with a thrilling twist, then you’ll really love ‘Come Join the Murder’!

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The Queen Blog Tour | Makeup Magic & Mood Board

Today is my tour stop for ‘The Queen’ by Jennifer Armentrout! ‘The Queen’ is the final book in Armentrout’s Summer King’s novella series (set in the same world as Wicked).
I created a Mood Board of looks I imagine Brighton in as she’s traveling with Caden. Find out if they take their closeness to the next level!

Book Information

The Queen: A Wicked Novella by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Romance
Publisher: 1001 Dark Knights Press
Length: 146 pages
Release Date: July 14, 2020


From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series.

The King must have his Queen….

Bestowed the forbidden Summer’s Kiss by the King of the Summer fae, Brighton Jussier is no longer just human. What she is, what she will become, no one knows for sure, but that isn’t her biggest concern at the moment. Now Caden, the King, refuses to let her go, even at the cost of his Court. When the doorway to the Otherworld is breached, both Brighton and Caden must do the unthinkable—not just to survive themselves, but also to save mankind from the evil that threatens the world.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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Includes all three novellas, including The Queen

Blog Tour: The Queen by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Summer King Bundle by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: 1001 Dark Nights Press
Length: 460 pages
Genre: Romance
Release Date: July 14, 2020


From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes The Summer King Bundle…


She’s everything he wants….

Cold. Heartless. Deadly. Whispers of his name alone bring fear to fae and mortals alike. The Prince. There is nothing in the mortal world more dangerous than him. Haunted by a past he couldn’t control, all Caden desires is revenge against those who’d wronged him, trapping him in never-ending nightmare. And there is one person he knows can help him.

She’s everything he can’t have…

Raised within the Order, Brighton Jussier knows just how dangerous the Prince is, reformed or not. She’d seen firsthand what atrocities he could be capable of. The last thing she wants to do is help him, but he leaves her little choice. Forced to work alongside him, she begins to see the man under the bitter ice. Yearning for him feels like the definition of insanity, but there’s no denying the heat in his touch and the wicked promise is his stare.

She’s everything he’ll take….

But there’s someone out there who wants to return the Prince to his former self. A walking, breathing nightmare that is hell bent on destroying the world and everyone close to him. The last thing either of them needs is a distraction, but with the attraction growing between them each now, the one thing he wants more than anything may be the one thing that will be his undoing.

She’s everything he’d die for….


As Caden and Brighton’s attraction grows despite the odds stacked against a happily ever after, they must work together to stop an Ancient fae from releasing the Queen, who wants nothing more than to see Caden become the evil Prince once feared by fae and mortals alike.


The King must have his Queen….

Bestowed the forbidden Summer’s Kiss by the King of the Summer fae, Brighton Jussier is no longer just human. What she is, what she will become, no one knows for sure, but that isn’t her biggest concern at the moment. Now Caden, the King, refuses to let her go, even at the cost of his Court. When the doorway to the Otherworld is breached, both Brighton and Caden must do the unthinkable—not just to survive themselves, but also to save mankind from the evil that threatens the world.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**


About Jennifer

#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Border Jack Apollo, six judgemental alpacas, two rude goats, and five fluffy sheep. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

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Book Tour: Guild of Tokens by Jon Auerbach

Today is my stop in the ‘Guild of Tokens’ Book Tour! Many thanks to Storytellers on Tour for hosting and having me participate! Click on the banner above for links of the other fabulous contributors taking part!

Book Info

Guild of Tokens by Jon Auerbach
Publisher: Self Published
Length: 410 pages
Genre: (Unconventional) Urban Fantasy
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: June 25, 2019

Book Blurb

She wants to level up her humdrum existence. But her next quest could spell life or death.

Jen Jacobs’s nights are spent traversing a strange city finding hidden objects, slaying dragons, and tangling with a host of fellow adventurers. And her days are spent counting down the seconds until she can return to the grind and continue racking up tokens and leveling up.

Except Jen isn’t playing a video game.

It’s all real and happening right in New York City.

After a particularly harrowing quest pairs her up with Beatrice Taylor, a no-nonsense and ambitious mentor, Jen hopes she’s on the path to becoming a big-time player. But as she dives deeper into the game’s hidden agenda, she realizes Beatrice has her sights set on the Guild, the centuries-old organization that runs the Questing game. And the quests Jen loves are about to put both of them in grave danger.

Will Jen survive the game before powerful forces cut her real life short?

Guild of Tokens is a thrilling new twist on conventional urban fantasy. If you like determined heroines, gritty cityscapes, and vampire-free adventures, then you’ll love Jon Auerbach’s rollercoaster tale.


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In honor of the one-year anniversary of Guild of Tokens, Jon is discounting the book to $0.99/99p!


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Author Bio

Jon Auerbach’s love of fantasy began at the tender age of six, when his parents bought him the classic 1977 animated version of The Hobbit (the less said about the recent trilogy, the better). His passion for sci-fi developed from nights watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and from his dad’s old paperback copies of Foundation and I, Robot.

Jon writes in both genres and hopes to pass on his stories to the next generation, including his kids, who have their own copy of The Hobbit that they lovingly call “the Bilbo book.”

My Thoughts

**I received Guild of Tokens from Storytellers on Tour and Jon Auerbach, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions of this book are my own**

When I learned that this book was set in New York City, I immediately looked forward to an adventure! Jen is stuck in an mundane life, and is eager for an escape. Through random strangers she meets during her Questing adventures, Jen discovers a magical world within the grim, city streets! What was most intriguing about Guild of Tokens is the parallel reality revealed within the magical world.

Jen has the odds stacked against her in many instances, yet she finds a way to get out of complications. Jen feels very insecure in many group situations, yet she manages to thrive in the most complex scenarios. She forms a very unique bond with her mentor Beatrice, and learns so much about her secret life that she cares to admit! Their bond together form an entertaining element within the story.

I really appreciated reading Guild of Tokens, as it’s packed with adventures laid out within the streets of New York City. If you love finding a magical world within everyday life, then you’ll love this story!

Rating: 4/5 Stars

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June 2020 TBR

The days are finally getting longer and warmer!

We’re still living in a semi-lockdown here in New Jersey, so this means that I can spend these long summer hours reading some good stories!

The following are in my TBR list for June:

The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon
Purchased a copy from Book of the Month

Never Turn Back by Christopher Swann
Received digital ARC from NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books

Guild of Tokens by Jon Auerbach
Received complimentary digital copy from Storytellers on Tour

The CEO, the Puppy and Me by Jennifer Faye
Received complimentary copy for Prism Book Tours

Heir of Ashes by Jina S. Bazzar
Received complimentary digital copy from author

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Purchased a copy from OwlCrate

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‘Sweet Melody’ by Heidi McCahan/Prism Book Tours

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Sweet Melody (Seabrook Romance #1) By Heidi McCahan
Christian Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook
242 Pages
Release Date: August 1st 2019

When a struggling bakery owner is rescued by a wannabe songwriter with hidden culinary talents, they discover they can make sweet harmony … if they can only learn to work together.

Rhett Foster longs to change the world with his music, yet he can’t even finish writing one song. Battered by a string of failures and disillusioned, he returns home to Portland, Oregon. While he desperately wants to create a chart-topping hit, his dad mandates a new mission: move to coastal vacation hotspot Seabrook, Washington and expand the family’s successful restaurant chain.

In danger of destroying her late parents’ legacy if she doesn’t diversify her menu, Lindsay Carmichael will try anything to save her bakery. But with a tiny budget and an injured employee who can’t work, she has no choice but to sink the last of her savings into buying a dilapidated food truck and hiring Rhett as a part-time barista. What she doesn’t know is that the handsome songwriter has a secret … one that could destroy her business and her heart.

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My Review:
I found Sweet Melody to be such a heartwarming read. The chemistry between Rhett and Lindsay was so charming and vibrant throughout the entire book. I also enjoyed the overall theme of resilience in the face of deep personal struggle.

Both Rhett and Lindsay endured crushing loss and immense obstacles, yet the overall theme of God having your back through joys and sorrows rang clear from beginning to end. The pace of the novel was also steady, it kept me turning the pages until the conclusion.

I also loved the scenery of the shore town of Seabrook. I would enjoy visiting such a quaint community in my summer travels!

Rating: 5/5 Stars

About the Author

Heidi secretly dreamed of writing a book for most of her childhood, but a particularly painful rejection letter in middle school convinced her to tuck that dream away. Instead, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After a brief career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, Heidi married her husband Steve, then she dusted off her big dream of becoming a published author and launched her first contemporary romance into the world in 2014. A huge fan of coffee, dark chocolate, and happily ever after, Heidi currently lives in North Carolina with Steve, three active boys and one amazing Goldendoodle.


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