Review: White Ops by Declan Finn

Whew! Apologies for the delayed review, readers. It’s been a busy time and I had to read this work in between breaks. Yes, it’s been that type of busy behind the scenes here at A Song of Joy and I am ashamed to say it has prevented me from reading and reviewing the early copy … Continue reading Review: White Ops by Declan Finn

The Great Halloween Book Boost!

N. R. LaPoint has a list of horror stories for Halloween, and yours truly made the list! Take a look, readers, and see if you can find some new books to give you more thrills and chills this October 31st!

Empyrean Blade

It’s the time of year for a book boost! Lovecraftian horror, knights in power armor, undead dragons, demons, Catholic schoolgirls with chainsaws, veterinarians, magical spears, vampires, bilocating cops, cyberpunk paladin samurais, and more!

For some reason many people associate the world of written horror with that one guy. The one who apparently writes twist endings about aliens that are also spiders or evil cars or something. That guy. But there are other authors! Better ones!

So if you are looking for something appropriate for the season, I’ve got a list right here.

Duel Visions by [Misha Burnett, Louise Sorensen]

Misha Burnett and Louise Sorensen – Duel Visions

Is Death a dog or a cat? Would it be worse to be turned into a pig or a fish? After we die do we become characters in a movie, or parts for an old truck?

Weird fictioneers Misha Burnett and Louise Sorensen explore the dark depths of the human…

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A Study in Black – Thoughts on Marvel’s Black Widow and the MCU in General

©Disney I did not intend to give any regard to the MCU following my viewing of Avengers: Endgame, readers. That film was a fine swan song, though I will be the first to admit that I think it could have been done differently and better. Following this film, there was no reason for yours truly … Continue reading A Study in Black – Thoughts on Marvel’s Black Widow and the MCU in General

Review: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin by L. Jagi Lamplighter

And here we are with another review, readers. You might recall that I mentioned I had read The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin* in my review of Fantastic Schools, Vol. 2*, which you can read here. For this reason, this author had enough familiarity with Ms. Lamplighter’s world that reading the short story was a … Continue reading Review: The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin by L. Jagi Lamplighter

Review: A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller by Declan Finn

Whew! What a ride! I cannot remember the last time I read a book where the end left me feeling as though I had experienced a crash-landing. Here is the blurb for the book: Murder at the Vatican!           Giovanni Figlia checks all the boxes of a typical police detective. He even sacrificed his soccer … Continue reading Review: A Pius Man: A Holy Thriller by Declan Finn

Superversive Dragons from DragonCon!

Convention-goers across the world have found themselves unable to attend these events due to circumstances outside theirs and the organizers’ control. Nevertheless, some conventions have convened virtually through the Internet to provide fans with the essential parts of the celebration. DragonCon, typically held in Atlanta, Georgia, was no exception. Among the panels that occurred virtually … Continue reading Superversive Dragons from DragonCon!