Happy Fall, Y’all

Happy Fall, Y’all Here we are in October.  Both of my kids have been off to college, and the house feels like it’s only getting quieter.  The days are still hot and long here in California, so my drowning victim pale-assed self has been staying inside, with a lot of books. Not to mention the […]

Jangles Volume 3: Mary Tudor’s Pregnancy: Real or Imagined?

Mary Tudor’s Pregnancy: Real or Imagined? Since I have already been executed once, I’m in no danger spilling the tea on Mary the First. Now, we all know that she was the first Queen of England that didn’t get there by marriage.  She also had a quite colorful nickname: Bloody Mary. She got this moniker […]

Welcome Message

Welcome to my blog, Hauntlings. Welcome to my blog.  Let me introduce myself, My name is Alex Andersen and I am a writer. I write Paranormal Historical Romance.  Let me explain what that is because my books don’t exactly fit into anyone genre.  It’s not exactly Gothic because not all of my books take place […]

Book Review: Attachments: A Novel by Rainbow Rowell

I just finished reading this book and I have to say, I found it to be a delightful little read.  The character’s Lincoln, Beth, and Jennifer were very funny and believable as characters.  I loved reading their emails, getting to know them by what they said and how they said it. Reading their ups and downs […]

Genre Spotlight: Horror

Halloween is just around the corner, and keeping with that spirit let’s talk about Horror. When we think of Horror novels we think of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and even Stephanie Perkins of Anna and the French Kiss fame is getting into the genre.  But what is horror exactly? Is it ghost stories? Monsters? Demons?  Yes, […]

Book Review: The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford

I received “The Twilight Pariah” by Jeffrey Ford in my #PageHabit quarterly book subscription box and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I give it five stars not because it was the most amazing book I have ever read but because I read it in one sitting. I had to know how it ended. Here is the synopsis […]

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab Book Review

“This Savage Song” by Victoria Schwab has been on my TBR list for a long time and I finally got a chance to read it, and I loved it. The blurb on the back of the books says: “Kate Harker wants to be as ruthless as her father, to prove she’s worthy to stand beside […]

Banned Book Week

Let’s talk banned books.  Why are books banned? For a number of reasons. The content, the language, the themes and even because the author has done something horrible. Let’s talk about the ten books that are being challenged this week. There are three children’s books on this list. Shall we take a look? The first […]

Book Review: The Trust by Ronald H. Balson

I received this book as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) from St. Martin’s Press #stmartinspress in exchange for an honest review.  I have to give this book a three and a half star rating and here’s why. While I enjoyed reading the book while I was reading it, I often had to put it aside […]

Genre Spotlight

Hello Readers, We all know about book genres like horror, romance, and mystery but there are 35 different genres and their varieties to discover. Let’s look at one of the most interesting, and miss identified genres of literature. Magical Realism is a genre that is often mistakenly used to describe fantasy novels. Is it just […]