Hello again, my creepy crawlies,

I had the privilege of reading the first novel by indie horror author Jeremy Megargee, Dirt Lullabies.  Honestly, the opportunity came about in a pretty cool way…we’ve been following each other on Instagram for some time, when suddenly, a message appeared! Jeremy asked me to read Dirt Lullabies and I agreed, hence where we are now! Little did I know that I would consider Jeremy to be one of my favorite horror writers…

Let me tell you, guys, I ripped through this book. In less than a day. Five hours, and I was finished with the whole thing. It takes a lot to get me to sit still for a few minutes, let alone a few hours. There was something about this novel that drew me in from the very first sentence, and I had no desire to put it down. His eloquent writing immersed me and I was mesmerized.

Let me give you a quick synopsis:  Roman Merrick lives in West Virginia with his parents, and the family is just barely scraping by. He discovers a crack in the ground in the root cellar beneath his home that could just be the answer to all of his family’s problems…when a melodic voice calling itself M drifts up from the crack promising a way out, Roman is faced with a life-altering decision.

I KNOW, even the synopsis is awesome. The story is very original, and I found myself slightly crushing on the antagonist (who has a concept I’ve never really hard of before), M, which is pretty disturbing. I mean, you’re going to have to read it to find out why. He may or may not be a crazy entity living under the floor.

It’s gory, it’s gripping, it doesn’t let you go, and I was turning pages like a madwoman. I probably looked rabid reading it. The characters are awesome and memorable, and I absolutely love their stories. It just feels so complete- you don’t finish reading with any questions like “wait why did that happen?” or “who was that?” or anything like that, it’s completely full-circle and cohesive, which is nice. Also, there may or may not be an awesome goth girl that reminds me a lot of myself…..she’s my favorite.

I honestly don’t have enough good things to say about this novel. I loved every second of reading it and I am so honored to have been asked to give it a read. If you’re looking for a novel to really grab your attention, Dirt Lullabies is absolutely a great place to start. Also, you’ll be supporting Indie writers, which is even more awesome, because their talent needs to be exposed! In a community filled with horror-lovers, we all look a little crazy, and that’s why we need to stick together. Mr. Megargee is one of the coolest people making his way around this community- he’s very kind and insanely talented.

Dirt Lullabies is available on Amazon as an eBook or to order in paperback! Pick it up here: http://www.amazon.com/Dirt-Lullabies-Jeremy-Megargee/dp/1505853192/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432771714&sr=8-1&keywords=dirt+lullabies horror fans, I know you’ll love it.

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Taylor has been a horror fan for as long as she can remember, begging her parents to let her see The Exorcist at the tender age of just five years old. Since then, she has developed a lifelong obsession with all things strange, paranormal, and creepy. If you find her doing something other than watching a horror film, she’s probably raging as a dwarf barbarian playing Dungeons and Dragons (obsessively…it’s a problem), quoting Lord of the Rings incessantly, or trying to become Dana Scully.
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