Guest Post: Better Watch Yourself by Adam Godfrey
BETTER WATCH YOURSELF
By Adam Godfrey
It was a cool, fall night when it came to me. A simple idea, spawned while listening to the radio at a stop light. A random moment, no different than any other, when the lyrics to a song hit me through the speakers.
You wanna know what Zeus said to Narcissus?
You’d better watch yourself.
It was at that moment that a seed was planted, quickly developing into a unique concept that would...
Cover Reveal: UNTIL THE SUN by Chandler Morrison
UNTIL THE SUN by Chandler Morrison
The New Normal of Horror by Adam Pottle
* WARNING: This article contains spoilers for different books and films. *
In Danse Macabre, his influential work of nonfiction, Stephen King wrote that horror is
really as conservative as an Illinois Republican in a three-piece pinstriped suit… [because] its
main purpose is to reaffirm the virtues of the norm by showing us what awful things happen
to people who venture into taboo lands. Within the framework of most horror tales we find
Sadie Hartmann Book Review: LITTLE EVE by Catriona Ward
Release Date: October 11th, 2022 (originally published in 2018, winner of The Shirley Jackson Award and the British Fantasy Award for Best Horror)
General Genre: Horror, Gothic
Subgenre/Themes: Doomsday cult/snake cult, patriarchy, multiple POVs, strong female protagonists, motherhood, pregnancy, murder-mystery, historical fiction
Writing Style: rich, dense, atmospheric prose
What You Need to Know: The book opens with a tale told from the end, a group of people killed in a seemingly ritualistic...
Sadie Hartmann's Book Review: A History of Fear by Luke Dumas
A History of Fear by Luke Dumas (debut novel)
Release Date: December 6th, 2022
General Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense
Subgenre/Themes: Crime-Thriller, Cult-like church, spiritual abuse, the Devil, paranoia, phobias, mental illness, college life, Scotland, Ghostwriting, LBGTQIA+
Writing Style: First Person POV, Intricately plotted, epistolary & narrative
What You Need to Know: Grayson Hale, the most infamous murderer in Scotland, is better known by a different name: the Devil's Advocate. The twenty-five-year-old American grad student rose to instant notoriety when he confessed to the slaughter of his classmate Liam Stewart, claiming the Devil made him do it.