Contagious Reads Horror Con: Celebrating Women in Horror

Today I have an exciting event to tell you about! One of my favorite horror book blogs, Contagious Reads, is going to be hosting a conference celebrating women horror writers. Big shout out to our very own Faith, for giving me the heads up on this one. I'm thrilled to tell you I'll be participating in two panels (Romance in Horror and Zombies: The Struggle To Not Be Pidgeonholed Into One Subgenre) AND (EEEEEK!)... my zombies from FATAL have been nominated for Best Zombies! But the best new is, ALL OF YOU CAN GO. Because it's free and it's on Facebook. Isn't that[...]


Creature Feature: Aliens, Do you believe?

Do you believe in aliens? If you are any part human, you have at least wondered about the existence of extraterrestrial life. Maybe your idea of alien lifeforms are cute and cuddly, ala E.T. Or perhaps something more along the lines of the monster from the movie Alien. Maybe you gravitate toward the idea that other planetary life might simply consist of plants and micro-organisms. Whatever the case, the possibility that a being who is not human could occupy the universe is both intriguing and chilling. This is what makes alien books, movies, and TV shows so inter[...]


Locke & Key

Today I'm going to tell you about my most favorite graphic novel series ever, Locke & Key. This dark fantasy-horror series is a thriller with gore and ghosts and an old mansion and such a detailed and beautiful mythology, it makes my jaw drop open in awe. If I could just strap you down and hold your eyes open to make you read it, I would. Description: Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. Home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until[...]


Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Brenna Yavanoff’s Paper Valentine is an intriguing mixed-category book: part ghost story and part murder mystery. Someone is killing young girls in Hannah’s suburban town of Ludlow, and Hannah feels compelled to solve the case because the ghost of her dead friend Lillian keeps pestering her to find out who it is before they kill again. When I first started reading, I thought that Hannah’s ghost friend would be one of the murdered girls. So I was troubled to learn that, like the ghost of Cassie in Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wintergirls, Lilian was the victim,[...]


You Haven’t Caught Jenny Pox Yet?

Jenny Pox by JL Bryan is one of those books I downloaded because it had a pretty cover, and it was free, and I thought, hey, why not? I'm a big fan of starting books and if I'm not entranced ten percent in, I let it go. Jenny Pox had me from the first creepy chapter. Can I repeat creepy? I need to repeat creepy. Here's the Jenny Pox synopsis: Eighteen-year-old Jenny Morton has a horrific secret: her touch spreads a deadly supernatural plague, the "Jenny pox." She lives by a single rule: Never touch anyone. A lifetime of avoiding any physical contact with other[...]


YA Horror Novels: Part One

If there's one thing most people can agree on about YA & NA literature, is that horror is not a largely represented category. So I wanted to make the first of many lists showing young adult and new adult horror. There are actually several awesome lists of YA horror on Goodreads, and you can find them here: Popular YA Horror, Scariest YA Book, and Young Adult Horror. Today I will focus on young adult horror literature and then next time, we'll look at some new adult horror. Behold the list in all it's horrific glory! Young Adult Horror Anna Dressed in Blood[...]