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Reviewed by Heather Bryant

Every House Is Haunted, a short story anthology, leaves you begging for more after each turn of the page! Canadian author Ian Rogers uses a lot of humor as every part of the house has several (approximately six) short stories behind it.

Written over several years, the reader will see Ian’s writing skills grow and evolve over six years. Ian has been published in several publications, is the author of Super NOIRtural Tales and may be contacted at ianrogers.ca.

For a book of nearly 292 pages (about 10 or so have pictures) I was easily intrigued, my mind seeing the exact picture the author painted. One thing that really stuck out for me is how some words (to me) were misspelled. I had to remember that other English speaking countries spell things a bit different than I am accustomed to.

I had two favorite stories. The first is named “A Night in the Library with the Gods”. As one who loves to read and write, waking up in a strange library in a robe (gasp!) both scares and entices me. The story’s dark side and mysterious characters had me thinking which way the story could go if it were longer.

My other favorite was “The Nanny”. By the title alone one would believe the story to be about taking care of children. It’s partially true, however her charges are ghost children that need to go to the other side!

All in all, I enjoyed the book but would love for Ian to go back and expand on some of the stories and make them into books. I highly recommend this for those who love cliff hangers that leave you not just wanting more but also thinking of what could happen next.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

One of Heather’s favorite things to do is having down time and curling up with a good book! As a blogger, mom and so much more, she enjoys sharing her honest opinions and being creative. Click here to learn more about Heather.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by ChiZine Publications. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.