Fiction

Review: The Loved, The Lost, The Dreaming

The Loved, The Lost, The Dreaming MediumI’m participating in a blog review tour for Michelle Browne’s book The Loved, The Lost, The Dreaming. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, you can check it out here.

Here is a synopsis of the book and several links:

• Title: The Loved, The Lost, The Dreaming
Author: Michelle Browne
• Release Date: January 28, 2013
Genre: Horror; Sci-Fi; Fantasy; Paranormal; Romance
Synopsis:
Nightmares bleed into  the waking world. Featuring a full-length novel, “The Underlighters”,  and eleven stand-alone short stories, this collection blends fairy  tales, horror, and science fiction. A city of shadows lurks underground. Restless ghosts, eerie dolls, and spiteful stepmothers wait among other dreams. These are haunting stories of love, madness and small  disasters.”The Underlighters” is a dystopian horror  coming-of-age adventure that follows the life of Janelle Cohen from  insignificance to bitter-sweet triumph. “Footsteps in the Snow” is a Lovecraftian nightmare set in a Canadian winter. “A Shot of Vodka”, a darkly realistic exploration of life after trauma,  rounds out the collection. More and stranger stories fill in the gaps. This genre-breaking anthology is a new and ferocious look at the frailty of  the human condition. Gender and sexual mores are rewritten; dreams and  reality merge. Primal fears take physical form. This beautifully written thrill ride will captivate you long after the last page.

GR Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17303541-the-loved-the-lost-the-dreaming
Buy Link Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B7MA9II?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links
Author Bio:
I’m a published science  fiction author with a love for talking about the end of the world,  silver jewellery, nightmares, and chocolate. I came from a smallish  town in Southern Alberta and now live in Calgary with my partner. When  we’re not saving the world from hipsters or riding our bear cavalry to  work, we can be found on the internet or with our friends.
3301336Author Contact Links:

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Michelle Browne On Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3301336.Michelle_Browne

 My Review:

I came across this book in part because Michelle released on the same day I did mine. Something about the cover and the title immediately intrigued me, and I actually bought it long before I ever heard this would be on a blog tour through CBL Tours.  I couldn’t wait to read it because the synopsis seemed so different from other books I have seen around the internet lately. I wanted to read something different. I got it.

The Loved, The Lost, The Dreaming is a captivating, well written anthology that contains one long work, The Underlighters, and several other short stories. All of them are creepy, sad, and play on the uncomfortable nature of the topics they employ.

Michelle has a gift with the written word. She writes engaging, ground breaking prose that is not afraid to test the reader’s boundaries. She did a great job in the anthology of showcasing her talent in a variety of tales, each one of which stands out from the others. In short, I would recommend this book to anyone. It’s memorable, and unique.

My rating: 5 stars (download it now!)

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