Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe

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Lord Alexander Harrington is use to getting his own way. He appreciates order in his home and his staff sees that he gets it. Everything changes though when a young girl shows up on his plantation  doorstep with no memory of who she is. Lord Harrington can’t turn her away and starts to develop feelings for her referring to her as a scared doe.

The mystery is where did she come from? Considering her mental state, she could have come from the mental asylum down the road and while researching this, Lord Harrington finds out about his own family’s history at the asylum which causes him to question everything. On top of that, a fire on his estate and another man showing up claiming to know who the lost doe is, may cause Lord Harrington to lose her forever.

Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe by Emmy Z. Madrigal is a historical romance with a perfect setting. While I do admit that I’m not big on romances, I liked how deep the characters were in this book and the time period that it was set in. Also it was the perfect length, there is a lot of story in this book and it moves along at a quick pace, never giving you a chance to get bored with it.

What stuck out most about this story for me was the historical setting. Set in the 19th century, I got the impression that Emmy Z. Madrigal did her homework. There were some words that I needed to look up the meaning to because they were from a bygone era and the language was different from what I’m use to reading. I also liked how the roles of men and women were different in this period along with what was considered appropriate. For instance there is one scene where Lord Harrington sleeps in a bed with Lily and he worries that he has  tainted her purity.

Another thing that stuck out to me was the references to the asylum. During this period going crazy meant something different from today, an asylum during this period was a horrific place and some people could get thrown in for the simple reason of showing too much grief over someone’s passing. I loved hearing Lord Harrington’s take on the asylum and how it changed him.

I think the main reason people by a romance is because people want a good love story but this book has that and so much more. The supporting characters were just as interesting as the main characters. I like how the maids and butlers show that they know more than the main characters. The fact that the supporting characters were given so much to do made it better and I enjoyed how one of the minor characters was able to solve the mystery in the story.

In Lord Harrington’s Lost Doe, Emmy Z. Madrigal has created a picture perfect romance set in a Bygone era. Reading this book is like staring at a beautiful Victorian painting. You feel like you’ve been transported back in time while witnessing a romance for the ages. In addition to a love story Emmy has given us a great mystery and deep characters you can relate to in a Regency setting that comes to life.

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HorrorAddicts.net, 132 Lisa Mannetti

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HA tagHorror Addicts Episode# 132
SEASON 11!
Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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An Interview With Lisa Mannetti

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Our Featured author for episode 132 of the HorrorAddicts.net podcast is Lisa Mannetti. Lisa writes what I like to call historical horror fiction. Recently she talked to us about her work:

What is your story for episode 132 about?

Stoker_NomineeI will be reading from The Box Jumper, my stand-alone novella about Houdini which was nominated for both the Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson Awards and won “Novella of the Year” from This is Horror. The protagonist or narrator is Leona Derwatt, a former “box jumper” i.e. assistant to the great magician himself. Thirty years after Houdini’s death, she says she’s going to reveal his secrets about the paranormal—but is she telling the truth? Leona was in love with Houdini and she helped him debunk fraudulent Spiritualists, but in the present (1956 in the novella) she’s trying to guard herself from telling a shady medium/magician named Emory the real source of…

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Strange Happenings in Wisconsin

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August_the_beast_of_bray_road_by_pyro_helfier-d7v0mcyA fan of the HorrorAddicts.net podcast, Jeff Eickelbergrecently sent us an email saying that one topic he would love to see us talk about was unexplained occurrences in Wisconsin. Specifically he asked about Great Lakes ghosts, cryptids, haunted farmhouses or anything else that could be considered ghoulish. Being that I live in Wisconsin I was more than happy to research strange happenings in Wisconsin. Probably the first thing people think about when they think of Wisconsin is The Beast Of Bray Road. The Beast is a werewolf that has been spotted several times in Southeastern Wisconsin. There have been at least two books written about the beast and a couple of paranormal TV shows covered the subject. There was also a movie that was released in 2005. If you want to hear more about The Beast Of Bray Road check out D.J. Pitsiladis article on the topic here.

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Ghastly Games: Last Night On Earth

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Imagine this, you are living in a small town and you and your friends are looking for something to do on a Saturday night. Suddenly you see a horde of zombies stumbling towards you from down the street. Now you have to go into buildings and search for items that you can use to defend yourself and try to save others from the zombies that are taking over the once peaceful town. Does this sound like a B grade horror movie? Well that’s the point behind Last Night On Earth from Flying Frog Productions.

This game comes with a game board with parts that you can move around in order to change the game.  Also you get 22 plastic miniatures, 8 unique heroes, and 14 zombies, 120 playing cards, split between 40 Zombie Cards, 40 Hero cards and then 20 Advanced cards for both the Hero and Zombie decks. You can either play…

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Music That Kicks Ass Part 4: The Pretty Reckless

The band I’ve been listening to a lot this past week is The Pretty Reckless. They are a hard rock band from New York that formed in 2009. What I really like about this group is how their music is a throwback to what rock music sounded like in the late 80s and early 90s. I would consider their music blues influenced hard rock music  but they also have some really good acoustic songs. I also like the fact that they have a female lead singer who cites Joan Jett as an influence.

Led by Taylor Momsen, The Pretty Reckless has hit number 1 on the billboard music charts 3 times. It’s great to hear a rock band getting played on the radio because you don’t hear much newer rock on the radio unless it’s an indie station. I’m hoping that the growing popularity of The Pretty Reckless leads to more rock bands getting mainstream attention. Check them out:

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Music That Kicks Ass Part 3: Tom Waits

8729624227_1d777343acOn Netflix last week I watched a documentary on what music influences Keith Richards called Under The Influence. This documentary got into all the blues musicians that influenced The Rolling Stones and showed lots of footage of Keith playing live and in the studio. If you are a Stones fan this is a must see documentary that gives you a new appreciation for the Stones music.

One of the musicians that Keith plays with in this movie is Tom Waits. I wasn’t to familiar with Tom’s music, mostly what I knew him for was his portrayal of Reinfield in Bram Stroker’s Dracula back in 1992. I decided I had to listen to some of his stuff and thought it was great.

Tom Waits may not have had much commercial success but he has had a pretty good career acting wise and musically. A lot of other musicians have called him an inspiration and both The Eagles and Bruce Springsteen have covered his music. Personally I like his raspy voice and how his music is a good mix of jazz, blues and rock.

When you listen to him sing he comes across as a master storyteller because a lot of times he is doing spoken word with a musical background. The feeling I get from his stuff is that it would be something you would hear in a speakeasy type night club in the 1930’s. He has also done a lot of soundtrack work for movies and TV shows including The Walking Dead. Do yourself a favor and listen to some of Tom Waits material.

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