#BookishThoughts: The Haunting by Melissa M. Combs will have you healing from all those skeletons in your closet

We love, we lose, but does what we love ever let us go?

This is the beckoning question that readers must ask themselves as they experience the chapbook “The Haunting.”

Combs writes of a dead lover who’s ghost-like presence reminds you that love is force far beyond death and the grave.

Heartbreak comes in phases: it hurts, it heals, and it haunts.

The Haunting by Melissa M. Combs seeks to spook the loss of love right out of you and remind you that first comes the unfinished business of heartbreak and then comes the healing. This chapbook will quite literally eat you alive and help you survive the pain, the sting, the lost feeling of being left for dead by an ex-lover. Combs’s words will leave you in chills and help you heal.

Her full length poetry collection is due out November 17. You can check out a sneak peek of Love in Other Realms on her Instagram and buy poetry based merch inspired by the poetry featured in her collection at her website.

I look forward to being haunted by the words of this poet long after I finish reading any of her books.

Wolves, Love, and Adventure: The Makings of a Great Novel #BookReview

Lately, I’ve noticed I really enjoy historical fiction. Even though, it’s no surprise that this novel grabbed me by the shirt collar from the first page. It reminded me of the amazing books I couldn’t get enough of as a child,¬†Little House On The Prairie¬†books.

Buy it now on Kindle for only 0.99.

 

Title: Maggie Elizabeth Harrington Vol. 1

Author: DJ Swykert

Rating: 4 cookies

This book had all I love in a novel. A strong female lead, a girl trying to make sense of her surroundings, and a love story. Maggie Elizabeth may be 13 but because she questions everything, she’s incredibly intuitive. Did I mention that she lives in 1893? Despite that huge gap in centuries, the issues discussed throughout this novel are still relevant in 2017.

Some issues discussed thematically are animal cruelty, religious sects, the Bible, life, death, and the in-between.