Books, Coffee, Holiday/Seasonal, Reviews, Steampunk, Victorian Gothic

[Book Review] The Three Sisters (The Krampus Chronicles #1) By Sonia Halbach & San Marco Coffee Sugar Plum Berry

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The Three Sisters is a wonderfully whimsical and wholly imaginative Christmas tale that starts with the real-life controversy over the authorship of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas (Clement Clarke Moore versus Henry Livingston) and then spirals into a Christmas Eve adventure that leads the grandchildren of the two authors in question on a not-so-merry, and sometimes scary, chase.

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[Blog Tour & Giveaway] The Last Necromancer By C.J. Archer & Raven’s Brew Deadman’s Reach

Charlotte Holloway has the power to call spirits and raise the dead. Five years ago, her father threw her out on the streets when he learned of her ability. Forced to make her own way in the slums of Victorian London, Charlotte camouflaged herself as a boy, calling herself Charlie and living with various street gangs.

Now eighteen, Charlie is caught stealing and thrown into jail, where she is forced to once again use the power she so hates in order to protect herself and get away. News of her raising a man from the dead travels fast and soon Charlie is being tracked down by two men: one a mad scientist who wants to put her necromancy abilities to good use and the other is the very cold, yet very handsome, Lincoln Fitzroy, leader of a secret organization who wants to stop the madman and prevent others from using Charlie’s powers for their own nefarious means.

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[Book Review] The Resurrectionist By E.B. Hudspeth & Raven’s Brew Coffee Resurrection Blend

The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black is a book told in two parts; the first half is a fictional biography of Dr. Spencer Black, the second is a series of illustrations attributed to the doctor. When I picked up the book, the first thing I did was leaf through the illustrations in the back. I was immediately struck by how well-done and detailed they were and became fascinated with the combination of mythological creature anatomy and medical science – little did I know at the time, but after finishing the fictional biography part of the book, I would never look at those images the same again.… Read More [Book Review] The Resurrectionist By E.B. Hudspeth & Raven’s Brew Coffee Resurrection Blend