The "King of Horror," Stephen King (pun intended). Without a question. The Master of Screams has written over 60 novels, including Cujo, It, Misery, and Pet Semetary, since releasing his debut book Carrie in 1974. He has established himself as one of the greatest writers in history. What more could a horror fan want than... Continue Reading →
Blogtober Day 1 – My October TBR
Well, kids. It is time. It is officially October. Also known as Spooktober, Booktober, Blogtober, Vlogtober, Inktober, Drawloween, and my birthday month. It's a lot. Last year, I did an insane challenge of reading 31 horror books in 31 days. I succeeded in finishing 24. I had a few DNFs but for the most part... Continue Reading →
RISE OF THE NEW HORROR ARTISTS
In an age where many people prefer to read books on their tablets and e-readers, the horror genre is flourishing. New authors are creating new stories with rich characters and terrifying plotlines. Immerse yourself in these works that stand up against Stephen King's novels like The Shining or Carrie
4 of the Scariest Horror Novels To Give You Nightmares
There are a lot of reasons to love horror novels. However, there is one reason that most people don't like them. That reason is all the nightmares they give you! Reading scary books can leave you with some very memorable dreams.
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I found out too late that Wednesday the 15th was National Cupcake Day. So, instead of Word Stack Wednesday I'm giving you Stack Saturday.
10 Creepy Reads for Dark and Stormy Nights
I've posted my October TBR. I've written about witchy cozy mysteries. But maybe you need more. More thrills. More chills. More blood spills. Look no farther than here. I'm bringing you ten creepily good books that will bring the nightmares.
October TBR – 31 in 31 Part 1
I'm a little over zealous more often than not. And I tend to find myself making ridiculous plans that I have no way to execute. This is a prime example. I started by making this very lovely book bingo card. It has spaces for twenty five books. But that wasn't good enough for me. Oh no. With Halloween prep and Blogtober (at least one blog a day, sometimes two) why wouldn't I attempt thirty one in thirty one. That's right. Thirty one books in the month of October. Meaning a book a day. Work days, weekends, even my birthday and Halloween.
So, research started. I wanted horror, dark fantasy, true crime (that is true horror), and even sci fi. I had to have diverse characters. I needed audiobooks (Gosh, I love Audible https://amzn.to/3zr2psf) so I can go through the books at work. Evenings and weekends could be Kindle e-books https://amzn.to/3EyUTiZ and actual physical books. Yes, those still exist. And, yes, I still sniff them, because, reasons. You would be surprised at how much you can read in the car when someone else is driving.
Once I had a list rolling, I noticed something. There was a decided lack of women and authors of color. Now, don't get it twisted. I love Stephen King as much as every other horror junkie. But Tananarive Due can scare the hell out of me just as well if not better. And let's talk about the queen, Shirley Jackson and her enduring tale The Lottery.
Now, I had a challenge. Add more diversity to the old white guy pool. And I think I did pretty well.