a TeMPLe of WoRDS

I love to read.  Any free moment I have, that's what you'll find me doing.  My taste in books is rather eclectic - so much so that friends have actually commented on it.  I'm honest about what I like and what I don't like.  You can also find e on Goodreads - and on my bookish blog The Gal in the Blue Mask. :)

She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Christmas Takeover 6: Chris Kosarich

Chris has written a story, which will be posted later this month, but he also included Hellf, a story he wrote and shared with some people last year, so that everyone could enjoy it.

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-takeover-6-chris-kosarich.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Christmas Takeover 5: Austin Crawley

Austin Crawley gives a story called "The Wish List."

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-takeover-5-austin-crawley.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Christmas Takeover 4: Lily Luchesi

Lily Luchesi gives us a short story entitled "Christmas Harvest."

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-takeover-4-lily-luchesi.html

The Gal's 62 Day of Horror Christmas Takeover 3: The Sisters of Slaughter

Melissa Lason and Michelle Garza give us "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-takeover-3-sisters-of.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Christmas Takeover 2: Amber Fallon

"Dying Hard" by Amber Fallon 

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-takeover-2-amber-fallon.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Christmas Takeover 1: Scott M. Baker

Scott M. Baker has begun our Christmas Takeover with a short story entitled Deck the Malls.  Enjoy :)

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-gals-62-days-of-horror-christmas_1.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 31: Kyle M. Scott

I may have another interview or two coming up... people who have submitted their interest late in the game.  And, beginning December 1st, comes the Christmas Takeover stories.  I don't know about anyone else, but I sure am looking forward to that.


Next year, I'm just going to go right on through :)

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/11/among-stacks-kyle-m-scott.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Days 27-30

I'm sorry again about the delay in getting these done... but it's my blog and I can do what I want haha.  It's been a crazy week, with me working overtime.  The last one will be tomorrow (waiting on my final author to go over his answers one last time).


#27 Among the Stacks with Kody Boye




#28 Among the Stacks with Amanda M. Lyons




#29 Among the Stacks with Ross Baxter




#30 Among the Stacks with David Owain Hughes




Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 23-26

I planned to have this all caught up by today, but with work, Halloween, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, and enjoying Michael James McFarland's book, Fallow Ground, I have had a bit of trouble sitting down at my laptop to complete them.


#23 is Scott M. Baker

#24 is Dev Jarrett

#25 is Michael James McFarland

#26 is David A. Riley


Follow the link to my blog and you'll be able to catch up. :)

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 22: Alistair Rennie

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/among-stacks-alistair-rennie.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 21: Phil Sloman

Still catching up.  Hoping to get that done over the next couple of days.  More to come :)

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/among-stacks-phil-sloman.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 20: Matt Hickman

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/among-stacks-matt-hickman.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 19: Chris Kosarich

Now that my internet is fixed...


And, typical for my life, it is all the fault of my crappy new neighbors.  It seems, when they had their internet turned on, someone decided it was okay to unplug mine. o_O


I am playing a bit of catch-up, and hopefully will be finished catching up by Wednesday evening *fingers crossed*

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/among-stacks-chris-kosarich.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 18: Stevie Kopas

Author Stevie Kopas discusses her The Breadwinner Trilogy and what could have been.

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-gals-62-days-of-horror-day-18_18.html

REVIEW: Hunter of the Dead

Hunter of the Dead - Stephen Kozeniewski

I am a huge fan of vampires - books, movies - and feel great disappointment when they fall flat. When this came across my desk, I was both excited and a little weary. I am a big fan of Stephen Kozeniewski's writing... and definitely had high hopes with this one.


This was, hands down, an amazing vampire book. It was different, but gave me that warm feeling I get when I read about authentic vampires. You know what I'm talking about. The ones that are pompous and vicious, who have no soul and don't care... the depraved and evil ones. All wrapped up with that sarcasm I love from Stephen's characters.


Cicatrice is my favorite in the book. He reminds me a lot of Viktor from Underworld, but with enough differences to make me truly intrigued. Carter, the Vampire Hunter, is perfect. Both are extremely well written.


And the one targeting the vampires?! Just wow.


There is action and adventure. There is heart-pounding, suspense-filled moments... that all end in ways that you don't expect them to. And the end of the book left me wanting so much more from this story. So good. And a definite NEED TO READ for this holiday season.


Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 17: Stephen Kozeniewski

Stephen allowed me to sit down with his main character from Hunter of the Dead, Cicatrice. 

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-gals-62-days-of-horror-stephen.html