What is a Night Worms Book Party? Basically, the Night Worms Review Team is made up of some very creative individuals so every Book Party will probably look different but for Hunter Shea's book SLASH, here's what it looked like:
- The whole team got a physical ARC
- We all posted on social media when we got it (exposure)
- We organized a weekend to post it in our feed (exposure)
- Mother Horror interviewed Hunter Shea (read it here)
- A postcard of the cover/synopsis was included in our package
- Today is our "One Line Review" post!
“The Toll” by Cherie Priest is southern gothic horror at its finest. I have high expectations when it comes to gothic horror. Like Gothic architecture, gothic horror must give a sense of impending doom. Your imagination must work overtime, filling every shadowy crevice with unspeakable menaces. Gothic horror is less about full out face to face encounters with boogeymen -although Priest was successful in doing that too- and more about creating a foreboding atmosphere and sense of unease. Creating such an oppressive atmosphere requires more than just festooning a couple of live oaks with...
Literary Quickies May Lead to True Love
Think of short story anthologies as the dating apps of the literary world. It doesn’t matter if you prefer Tinder, ok cupid or Ashley Madison (you dirty dog), the point of using a dating app is to find a partner who is compatible with you and your lifestyle. Short story anthologies generally feature a variety of authors writing about the same genre or variations on a specific subject, making it easy for you to quickly decide if you like their style....
How to Trick Your Friends and Family Into Experiencing the Joys of Horror in 3 Easy Steps.
“Trick” may seem to be a strong word. I could go with “snooker” or “hoodwink”, but trick seems to be the most straightforward term. Horror has a reputation for being the bad boy of literary genres. Given the amount of horror covers with blood oozing down the front, it’s not hard to see why! People who think of themselves as intellectual readers write off horror as pulpy trash. Those who enjoy light, uplifting stories imagine never being able to...
The Magic Puddle
A short story by Beth Griffith
“Thirteen years old,” Grandma grumbled. “Just a girl pushing out his big head. Now look at me! Damn near 50, raisin’ my grandsons. How much money does he give me? Room and board and feedin’ these bottomless stomachs... how much money?” She looked at her grandsons sternly, one hand on her bony hip. They had heard this speech many times before. They knew not to answer. “Seventeen dollars and sixty three cents.” She hissed out the figure. “How am...