Tag: horror

Book Blogger Hop: Horror Vs. Urban Fantasy

Book Blogger Hop: Horror Vs. Urban Fantasy

Today I’m taking part in the Book Blogger Hop, a weekly hop hosted by Billy B at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (originally created by Jennifer at  Crazy-For-Books). You can see the hop schedule here. “Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.”   ~Billy B This week’s question: It’s getting close to Halloween. If […]


Which Literary Monster Are You?

Which Literary Monster Are You?

Happy Halloween! Today I’ve been thinking about literary monsters, from mythological creatures such as Medusa to classics like Dracula and more modern horrors like Pennywise from Stephen King’s It. As someone with coulrophobia, the latter absolutely terrifies me. My favourite monster has to be Frankenstein’s monster-a poor, misunderstood creature who is the perfect example of the ‘noble savage’ archetype. His creator, Victor Frankenstein, is arguably the real monster of the story. Earlier I took this fun quiz made by Grammarly, a free online grammar checker. I got Dracula. “Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” is one of the most iconic monsters in popular culture. […]


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Posted 31st October 2015 in: BOOKS, Events. Tagged: , ,

Freaky Reads for Halloween

Freaky Reads for Halloween

Happy Halloween! How are you celebrating? If you’ve not got a party planned, why not cosy up with a spooky book tonight? Here are some of my favourite spine-tingling classics and modern paranormal reads.  If you like vampires… If you like werewolves… If you like zombies… If you like demons… If you like ghosts… If you like monsters… If you like witches… What’s your favourite horror or paranormal book?


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Posted 31st October 2015 in: BOOKS, Events. Tagged: , , ,

Phobic Book Blitz + $15 Amazon Gift Card and Ebook Giveaway!

Phobic Book Blitz + $15 Amazon Gift Card and Ebook Giveaway!

 Welcome to the Book Blitz for Phobic (The Forbidden Doors #1) by Cortney Pearson! Phobic is a new Young Adult horror novel which was published on September 8th. Keep reading to discover the synopsis, find out about the author, read a guest post and enter giveaways for a $15 Amazon gift card and an ebook of Phobic! About the Book Fifteen-year-old Piper Crenshaw knows her house is strange. It’s never needed repairs since it was built in the 1800s, and the lights flicker in response to things she says. As if those things aren’t creepy enough, it’s also the place where […]


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Posted 9th September 2014 in: Book Tours & Promotions. Tagged: ,

Z is for Zombies #atozchallenge

Z is for Zombies #atozchallenge

[Image by Jeremy Keith, CC-BY-2.0] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Zombies. Zombies are undead beings, often portrayed as rotting corpses risen from the grave. In legend and folklore they are said to feed off the brains of the living. Lacking their own, they wander mindlessly and clumsily with vacant expressions on their faces, often making a groaning sound. […]


W is for Werewolves #atozchallenge

W is for Werewolves #atozchallenge

[A Mexican grey wolf by HOTN Stock] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Werewolves. Werewolves are legendary humans that are cursed to transform into wolf-like creatures, usually on the three nights of the full moon. Transformation A person becomes a werewolf when they are bitten by another werewolf, but only if they live to tell the tale. […]


V is for Vampires #atozchallenge

V is for Vampires #atozchallenge

Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Vampires. Vampires are legendary ‘undead’ creatures who drain the life or energy of humans, usually by drinking their blood. The term vampire was popularised in the early 18th century when Eastern Europeaners brought their superstition and folklore into Western Europe. John Polidori’s 1891 novella The Vampyre, first depicted vampires as charismatic […]


Happy Halloween! Spooky Book Quotes

Happy Halloween! Spooky Book Quotes

 As part of my series of Halloween themed blog posts I’ve compiled a selection of my favourite spooky passages from classic novels on my bookshelf. Enjoy! ‘I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes. I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung loose, had shrunk to skin and bone. Once, I had been taken to see some ghastly wax-work at the […]


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Posted 31st October 2011 in: BOOKS, Events. Tagged: , ,