Something is wrong in Snakebite, Oregon. Teenagers are disappearing, some turning up dead, the weather isn’t normal, and all fingers point to TV’s most popular ghost hunters who have just come to town.
Hi spooky friends! It's that time of year again...Preptober! Who all is participating in NaNoWriMo this year? I debated doing it as I'm pretty busy between working full time and taking some online classes, but I had so much fun with it last year that I'm going to give it a go! Last year was … Continue reading Preptober and NaNoWriMo: 50,000 Word Novels
Title: The Secret History Author: Donna Tartt Format: Paperback Available in physical books, audio book, or ebook Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 Publisher's Summary Truly deserving of the accolade a modern classic, Donna Tartt's novel is a remarkable achievement--both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful. Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric … Continue reading Dark Academia Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Are you new to the modern Gothic horror scene? Here I have listed 5 of my personal favorites that are great gateway novels to the genre. This isn't an exhaustive list of the absolute best books out there, but just my personal opinions on books I've read and loved. 1. Turn of the Key by … Continue reading 5 Modern Gothic Horror Books For Newbies
Title: The Deep Author: Alma Katsu Format: Paperback Available in physical books, audio book, or ebook Rating: 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 Publisher's Summary Someone, or something, is haunting the ship. Between mysterious disappearances and sudden deaths, the guests of the Titanic have found themselves suspended in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone from the moment they set sail. Several of them, … Continue reading No Spoiler Review: The Deep by Alma Katsu
Title: The Maidens Author: Alex Michaelides Format: Audiobook, read by Louise Brealey and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith Available in physical books, audio book, or ebook Rating: 🖤🖤 Publisher's Summary Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek Tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by … Continue reading No Spoiler Review: The Maidens by Alex Michaelides
Welcome to my first weekly wrap up! I thought it would be fun to post on the weekends a little review of my week, what I read, and put in some personal stuff. The rest of my posts are geared towards gothic horror, so this will be an opportunity to talk about other books I've … Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up
What are your first steps when starting a new creative project? One of my favorite things to do is to start a Pinterest mood board. It's such a fun visual way to start brainstorming and it can provide sparks of inspiration for visual cues in your writing. I have a WIP that I started during … Continue reading Gothic Mood Board
Title: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Author: Stuart Turton Format: Hardcover book Available in physical books, audio book, or ebook Rating: 🖤🖤 🖤 Summary "Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the … Continue reading No Spoiler Review: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
A dark wood. A foggy moor. A towering abandoned building. Howling wind. What is it exactly that marks Gothic literature? It has an interesting history, starting with the 1764 publication of The Castle of Otrando by Horace Walpole. This book blends realism and supernatural elements while introducing many of the trappings of Gothic horror - … Continue reading What is Gothic Horror?