The last of our eligible works is a beautiful and startling scream into the void - and the void answers! Tiffany Morris's horror novella Green Fuse Burning invites the reader to sink into the swamp and a challenging process of transformation. This book is available on the SFWA forums!
1) VIY, Nikolai Gogol (1835)
"something in these features…appalled him; a terrible depression seized his heart, as when in the midst of dance and song someone begins to chant a dirge. He felt as though those ruby lips were coloured with his own heart's blood." #GothicAdvent
“A spirit! A ghost! You don’t mean it! Say you are only playing Christmas on me, Aunt Martha” - 'The Vicar's Ghost', Lucy Farmer (1890)
Christmas is a time to indulge in food, drink and tales of beyond the grave. Join me celebrating the holidays the old-fashioned way 📚🕯️#GothicAdvent
#WyrdWednesday In 'Ken's Mystery' (Julian Hawthorne, 1888), an American visiting Ireland meets a vampire who seems to bend the laws of time. The only evidence of his encounter is his new banjo, which suddenly looks ancient after their strange affair
Just finished Elizabeth Hand's "Haunting on the Hill," and really liked it. I get the "why do we need a Hill House sequel" complaints, but most haunted house stories since Hill House have been, in some way, derivative. If you ignore the name and pretend it's a stand-alone book, it works on its own. It has original, interesting characters, and Elizabeth Hand has a knack for small, creepy scenes that really stick with you.
Bought the whole Paperbacks from Hell line of paperback horror novel reprints by Valancourt Books today. It’s good stuff and worthy of support.
Been in a bit of a strange place recently mental health-wise, but the other morning I saw a review of Palus Somni that genuinely made me tear up.
"...the best horror story to be told so far in human history" is a bit OTT but damn, if I didn't need to hear that! Thank you! 😭
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror Volume 4 is an exceptional anthology that makes me want to search out and read the previous volumes because apparently, I have been missing out on something special. My review is posted at https://wellwortharead.blogspot.com/2023/11/the-years-best-dark-fantasy-horror.html #horrorbooks #horrorfam #bookreview @horrorbooks @bookstodon
I haven't posted in a bit, so I thought I'd pop in and say I'm still alive. What's everyone doing for Thanksgiving? There's just 3 of us so I'm not making a huge dinner.
This is some recent book mail 📫 on the darker side of the season.
The Fright Before Christmas: Surviving Krampus and Other Yuletide Monsters, Witches, and Ghosts by Jeff Belanger and illustrated by Terry Reed I love Christmas horror. #horrorbooks @horrorbooks #horrorfam
Angry spirits, swarms of bugs, strange lights that lead people astray, Bigfoot, and more are featured in these 22 new tales of Dread. Most take place in wild and dangerous outdoor settings because like they say, write what you know, and the author certainly has lots of experience with such places. My review of Dread by Kevin Bachar is posted at https://wellwortharead.blogspot.com/2023/11/dread-22-tales-of-terror-by-kevin-bachar.html #horrorbooks #dread #horrorfam #bookstodon @horrorbooks
Creo que por aquí no he dicho que he publicado un libro de historias de terror ... ¿Lo he dicho? Bueno, si lo he dicho, lo vuelvo a decir jeje ¡¡HE PUBLICADO UN LIBRO DE TERROR!! #TerrorPsicologicoVol1 #TerrorPsicologico #terror #horror #horrorbooks #autopublicados #autopublicacion #autopublicado #amazon #AmazonKindle #amazonkdp comprar en este link ➡️ https://www.amazon.es/dp/B0CHL3RCFJ
I am having the best ever book mail week. I love short horror stories so much! On Monday I received The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror from the publisher for review consideration and Last night I received a gifted copy of Nightmare Abbey Volume 4. I feel like Christmas came early for me. #bookstodon #bookmail
#horrorfam #horrorbooks @horrorbooks
“A terrifying glimpse of madness” - Brennan LaFaro
“A spine-tingling story” - Divinations Magazine
“Haunting and hypnotic” - Katherine Silva
“Unsettling and creepy” - Ross Jeffery
“A beautifully understated and deeply uncanny novelette” - Lucie McKnight Hardy
Find out what happens when a new father awakens old horrors…
Kindle and Goodreads links here:
Want to listen to Richard Van Camp and Tiffany Morris talk about Indigenous horror today? Check out Native America Calling's Halloween episode: https://indianz.com/News/2023/10/31/native-america-calling-indigenous-creepy-reads/
On Nov. 3, at the Strong Women Strange Worlds Friday QuickReads ONE lucky winner will receive THREE paperback books.
The Blood of Seven by Claire Fishback
Anatomy of a Darkened Heart by Christie Stratos
Banished by Lou Yardley
This event is FREE but pre-registration is encouraged. I hope to see you there!
I've only read two of these but The Girl From the Well is fantastic. It's told from the point of view of a murdered Japanese girl, a la Sadako from Ringu, & manages to be very creepy while also strangely heartwarming.
Five Gripping Ghost Stories From the Last Decade | Tor.com
Today’s Comic Book Releases: October 24, 2023
Pues ya teneís acceso de manera totalmente GRATUITA a nuestro último proyecto literario: Hamistagan, una antología de relatos donde os invitamos a descubrir que secretos aguardan en este enigmatico lugar.
#terror #bookstodon #literaverso #libros #gratuito #books #athnecdotario #horrorbooks #Free #antologia
Today’s Comic Book Releases: October 23, 2023
Look, I really get that Ramsey Campbell is trying to not very subtly hint towards a whole switchy-gender-supernatural-shapeshifting-entity thing... but really, could he not have come up with something better than changing the name of the pub from The Green Man to The Green FEMALE?
Autumn is here,
And time to
Embrace your fear.
THE DEAD GAME SERIES
by Susanne Leist
#thrillerbooksaddict #horrorfanatic #romanticsuspensebook #RomanticSuspense #horrortale #readabookday #youngadult #authorsofinstagram #readerscommunity #romancenovel #booksuggestions #bookshelf #bookstoread #booklovers #horrorstory #romancereaders #romancebooks #darkfiction #bookstagram #mysterybooks #darkromancebooks #bookseries #horrorbooks #cozymystery #bookaddicts
If you're looking for an eerie and sinister read this October, be sure to check out this lovely little horror anthology featuring a story by yours truly about a weary traveler paying for their sins in blood and stories, and a lesser known creature of the Finnish underworld.
I interviewed horror master Stephen Graham Jones for Grimdark Magazine! We chatted about his latest novel “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” recent slasher flicks, and more!
Lining up my #spooky season #books #reading. As always Roger Zelazny’s “A Night in the Lonesome October”. Also “Coraline” by Neil Gaiman for the book club I’m in (many folks there are excited to read or reread it). Also a real time reread of “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness. May add more! #fantasy #bookstodon #horror #ChildrensBooks #Halloween #RogerZelazny #NeilGaiman #DeborahHarkness #GothicHorror #FantasyBooks #HorrorBooks #romance #RomanceBooks
Huge thanks to Shane Hawk, co-editor of the Indigenous dark fiction anthology Never Whistle at Night for helping spread the word about Tiffany Morris's Green Fuse Burning. The novella is out Oct 31st & is available for pre-order from us and everywhere else:
Grimdark Magazine #36, including my interview with STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES, is available now! (Also on Kindle/Kindle Unlimited.)
I ask him about the writing process for his latest horror novel Don’t Fear the Reaper, his fan-favorite heroine Jade Daniels, favorite recent slasher flicks, and a bit about his new dark fantasy short fiction!
“Colonialism carved the landscapes of our homes with ghosts. It left gaping wounds that still weep.”
―Isabel Cañas, The Hacienda
Ok #horrorfam, Apex Magazine is doing a subscription drive, the number of subs they get will determine the future of the magazine.
Apex is one of the best we have, and deserve our support.
and to prove that, they also have a great list of other mags that ALSO should be subscribed to.
Short fiction needs our support, so if you can, now is the time.
@email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com #horror #horrorlit #horrorbooks #bookstodon
Register for this free Zoom event from Illinois Libraries Present! Bestselling #horror scribe Stephen Graham Jones ("The Only Good Indians" & "Don’t Fear the Reaper") in conversation with our author Becky Spratford: Oct. 4 at 7:00 PM https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rh-AbiSpQD-FKnaCdfJ51Q#/registration
#StephenGrahamJones #libraries #library #horrorbooks #free #halloween
One more for this Spooky Reads September. This one is a reread, because it's worth a second time... I mean just the unsettling atmosphere & the constant self-guessing makes it a great Gothic horror story.
“You’re very silly or very brave, living in a haunted house.”
―Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Mexican Gothic
I only have one library loan left, an audiobook of T. Kingfisher’s “Nettle & Bone” I’ve been listening to while doing some chores.
To me that’s a sign of a long weekend well spent. There’s nothing like revisiting a great story on a rainy day.
So. Many. Subgenres! 👀
Got a little time? #BrowseThe Shelf
#SFF #BookToot #Books #HighFantasy #Dragon #UrbanFantasy #SciFiSeries #SpaceOpera #Villains #Superheroes #Tentacles #DarkElf #Wuxia #Aliens #Vampires #Paranormal #AlternateHistory #Steampunk #DnD #TTRPG #HorrorBooks #YAFantasy #EroticFantasy
Triggers: Insects, parasites, toxic family relationship, racism/colonialism, food-related yuckiness
Due to some Amazon weirdness, I have two (2) free Kindle editions of "The Cockroach of the Dada Movement" for the first two people to comment
NOTE: this coupon can only be redeemed in the US Kindle Store. I will DM you directly for the email for delivery. The coupon can be sent to any email address, so if you already own a copy you can gift it to any friend
I was good, I only ordered three.
The Cabin at the End of the World – to read before the movie comes out.
The Drift – Love C.J. Tudors previous work and this one is _brand new_.
A Sliver of Darkness – A collection of short stores from C. J. Tudor (again) for when I've got time to read, but not enough time to really invest in reading a 'big book'.
I'm still figuring this out but I wanted to give a quick #introduction to everyone!
My name's Curt & I'm a film school graduate who's shifting focus into prose fiction. I'm a husband, cat dad & hot mess of anxiety, so please bear with me!
Pretty much everything I write or film is profoundly messed up & probably crosses a line. I'm a big fan of New French Extremity, goofy camp, video games & pro wrestling.
I did an #introduction yesterday, but wanted to follow up with a part 2 this morning.
I have come to really love #Horror as an adult. This is mostly thanks to my son who is an aficionado of all things creepy and spooky. One of our favorite activities is making #Halloween #Costumes together. The last two years he has been an #Alien Xenomorph and a #StrangerThings Demogorgon.
Let me introduce myself via hashtag interests—
I got the idea from @AllysonShaw
Okay… I better stop! 🙃🤣
7 #horrorbooks to get to know me
Asylum by #MadeleineRoux
Necronomicon by #HPLovecraft
Chronicles of Alice by #ChristinaHenry
My Best Friend's Exorcism by #GradyHendrix
Mexican Gothic by #SilviaMorenoGarcia
The Butterfly Garden by #DotHutchison
Wakenhyrst by #MichellePaver
Others to mention Blink by K.L Slater, Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey and Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark :D
For my #horror readers, I have freebies of my 80s horror novel, His Scream Queen. A girl makes sacrifices to a demon in exchange for killing off her rivals for prom queen, and it's up to outcasts, Jamie Blair & Lucio Argento to stop her. #Books #freebooks #BMineSeries #BrooklynAnn #80s #horrorreaders #horrorbooks