7 CREEPTASTIC HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR HORROR FANS, by Meg Hafdahl
Halloween is over, but we know many lovers of the gothic and the macabre, our friends who live in a cobwebbed sphere of October all year long. They are the ones hesitant to put away their Jason hockey masks or dust up the candy corn crumbs. Delight them with an extra bit of Halloween this […]
Books with Creepy Settings, by Dani Eide
This is the perfect time of year to talk about creepy settings in books! There are all sorts of creepy creatures of the night that haunt All Hallow’s Eve… vampires, ghosts, zombies, the list can go on for quite a while… populate any location with these and you will have a pretty creepy place… BUT […]
5 LESSER KNOWN HORROR STORIES YOU SHOULD READ NOW, by Meg Hafdahl
It seems there is an undeniable connection between horror and the short story. Perhaps the quickened pace combined with pulse-pounding suspense creates the thrilling effect. Or, it is the twist, often ghastly or shocking, that punctuates the horror. Modern master of the horror short story, Stephen King, explained the appeal of the short form; “A […]
Best Halloween Book Boyfriends, by Clare Dugmore
This is the time of year when we turn out the lights and watch scary movies, when we greet trick or treaters, carve pumpkins, and eat massive amounts of junk foods of various kinds. A cheerful kind of gloominess prevails, perfect for curling up with a good book and a mug of something hot. Possibly […]
Ten Spooky Reads for Halloween, by Clare Dugmore
With Halloween this coming weekend, if you’re looking for a spooky read for your All Hallow’s Eve festivities, I have a great selection for you, including five of my personal favourites, and five CQ titles that are on sale for 99 cents as part of The Kindle Book Review’s Halloween Party. The Spook’s Stories: Witches, […]
Pitch Contests, Publishing Queries, Na-No Virtuoso contests, and Halloween! Oh MY!, by Alisa Gus
As the leaves turn red and gold (which might have something to do with the steadily worsening near-drought conditions here in Virginia), I am reminded of the spirit of the season. And reminded that we don’t have many new Halloween-y, horror-y offerings this year. We will have sales, and themed posts, and tubs of pumpkin […]
A Halloween Special: Five Nights at Freddy’s Review, by Private: Jason Purdy
Five Nights at Freddy’s is nightmare fuel of the highest order. The perfect game to look at just before Halloween, that time of year where we all become obsessed with either scaring the pants of ourselves or dressing up as inappropriately risqué variants of cartoon characters. We don’t need to see that much flesh on […]
Author Ghost Stories: The Shadow, by Clare Dugmore
The Shadow by Katie Hamstead This Halloween, Curiosity Quills authors are spreading the spookiness by sharing their own personal paranormal experiences. Get haunted with these bone-chilling blogs, or post your own! #myghoststory. So, I don’t really have any spooky stories, but my Granddad served in the British Navy right after WWII and he had some doozies. […]
Author Ghost Stories: Hello Poppa, by Nikki Tetreault
Hello Poppa by Michael Cristiano This Halloween, Curiosity Quills authors are spreading the spookiness by sharing their own personal paranormal experiences. Get haunted with these bone-chilling blogs, or post your own! #myghoststory. We called my maternal grandpa Poppa and he died in 2001 when I was ten years old. His death was sudden: into the hospital […]
Our Picks for Halloween Reads…by Creature!!, by Nikki Tetreault
  Charming, Krystal Wade Heart Chants, Randy Attwood Schwardzchild’s Radius, Gustavo Florentin     Return of the Loving Dead, Stan Swanson Dead New World, Ryan Hil Dead Detective, Rod Kierkegaard and JR Rain     Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle, Amy Fecteau Vampire’s Last Lover, Aiden James and Patrick Burdine The Other Lamb, Katie Young   […]