Category Archives: Horror

Review & Contest: Best Horror of the Year Vol 4, edited by Ellen Datlow

Title: The Best Horror of the Year Volume 4 Edited by: Ellen Datlow Publisher: Night Shade Books ISBN: 978-1597803991 You will be swept away by the sheer relentlessness of The Best Horror or the Year, Volume Four, edited by Ellen … Continue reading

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The HWA Announces the Bram Stoker Awards 2011 Ballot

The Horror Writers Association has released the final ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards™ for works published in 2011. Of the many literary ballots being released recently, this is my favorite list yet! This would make a great reading list, if … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Woman In Black

The Woman in Black (2012) Director: James Watkins Writers: Susan Hill (novel), Jane Goldman (screenplay) Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer and Ciarán Hinds “Do you believe in ghosts?” Arthur Kipps (played by Daniel Radcliffe) is a young widowed lawyer from … Continue reading

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Sleeping with Vipers–A Political Post

It is rare that posts of a political nature will creep into my blog. However, there are times when the actions of a person or people deserve extra attention for the sole purpose of helping us to think about how … Continue reading

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PreReview: Rage Against the Night

Title: Rage Against the Night Editor: Shane Jiraiya Cummings Publisher: Brimstone Press (December 21, 2011) ASIN: B006P18LM2 Here’s a book that I am truly excited to read for three reasons: 1) all proceeds will go to a good cause, 2) many … Continue reading

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Short Story: Mask, Glass and Bones by Hannah Strom-Martin

Continuing our celebration of the winter holiday season, we have one more present for you: another short story. While it is the holiday season, we thought we’d stir things up a bit and forgo the normal holiday cheer. Instead, Hannah … Continue reading

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All Hallow’s Read – The Halloween Gift that Keeps on Scarin’

It’s October and that means we are only weeks away from HALLOWEEN! This is one of those fun filled holidays where miniature witches, ghouls, princesses, firemen, clowns, pumpkins, and all other sorts of creatures and characters walk the streets in … Continue reading

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Free Fiction Sampler: October 2011

Underwords has an all new batch of sample chapters and excerpts from some amazing authors, editors, and publishers in October’s Free Fiction Sampler. The purpose of the Samplers is to reunite readers with authors they love as well as to introduce them … Continue reading

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Damned & Crusade: An Epic Urban Fantasy Series in the Making

It felt wrong to write a review of Damned since I know both authors so well and I am closely connected to the series. So, instead I decided to write a rumination on the Crusade series since there are a … Continue reading

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Growing Up YA Lit-Style: A Personal Essay

Ilsa J. Bick, MD, a child psychologist and YA author, recently published an article on the Hunger Mountain site in which she responds to a pair of essays by Meghan Cox Gurdon, Children’s Reviewer for the Wall Street Journal, who … Continue reading

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