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Reluctant Immortals by [Gwendolyn Kiste]

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Gwendolyn Kiste is the Bram Stoker Award­–winning author of The Rust MaidensAnd Her Smile Will Untether the UniversePretty Marys All in a RowThe Invention of Ghosts, Boneset & Feathers, and Reluctant Immortals. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Tor’s NightfireVastarienBlack StaticDaily Science FictionUnnerving, Interzone, and LampLight, as well as Flame Tree Publishing’s Gothic Fantasy series, among others. Originally from Ohio, she now resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts. You can also find her online at Facebook and Twitter @GwendolynKiste. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09JPGS5MV
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Gallery / Saga Press (August 23, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 23, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1493 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 317 pages
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Gwendolyn Kiste is the three-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens, Reluctant Immortals, Boneset & Feathers, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, Pretty Marys All in a Row, and The Invention of Ghosts. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vastarien, Tor's Nightfire, Black Static, The Dark, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, and LampLight, among others. Originally from Ohio, she now resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts. Find her online at gwendolynkiste.com

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5.0 out of 5 stars RELUCTANT IMMORTALS IS A GEM AMONG ALL OF KISTE’S OTHER GEMS
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I’ve read all of Gwendolyn Kiste’s previous books, including her limited chapbook The Invention of Ghosts, and honestly thought I couldn’t possibly love her writing any more than I already do. Then I picked up Reluctant Immortals and was pleasantly surprised to find that I couldn’t have been more mistaken. I actually could love her writing more. A lot more, as it turns out!

Reluctant Immortals re-introduces us to Lucy and Bee (of Dracula and Jane Eyre fame, respectively) and their nearly century-old efforts to stave off the attentions of a couple of truly bad men, one of whom is among the baddest in the history of horror fiction. Set in the early 1970’s, Reluctant Immortals is fast paced and riveting. It’s also fun and whimsical, without ever losing its darkness. It’s true horror. It’s also quite emotional when it wants to be. Kiste has a wonderful ability to cast a spell upon her readers with her exquisite and impeccable writing style. I found it somewhat ironic how often during the story she mentioned someone being under another’s thrall, as I have often felt myself almost literally enthralled by the sheer beauty of her writing when reading her books.

I cannot recommend Reluctant Immortals enough. It’s easily one of my most enjoyable reads of the year. And if you haven’t yet checked out Gwendolyn’s other works, I highly suggest you do so. I promise you, you will thank me later.
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