7 Bone Chilling Books For Winter

Light a candle, grab a blanket and shiver away with these seasonal, snow-filled scares.

There’s something great about matching your books up with the current season. Reading a gothic novel whilst rain thunders down outside your window, a *** under the summer sun. Many readers choose a heart warming book to cosy up by the fireplace with in winter- but I’m one of those that prefers goosebumps to run up my spine in the early dark, when its cold and windy out.

With that in mind I’ve chosen a few titles to give you an extra shiver this winter…
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Halloween Heroines; A Spotlight

I recently listed my top ten favourite modern horror authors. I based my choices entirely on my own reading history and content opinion.
The very first thing to strike me as I created this list was;
THEY WERE ALL MALE AUTHORS. Continue reading “Halloween Heroines; A Spotlight”

Mini Review: The Hollow Tree- James Brogden

“WHO DANCED WITH MARY BEFORE SHE DIED?

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Page Count 400/ POV Multiple 3rd

Publication date March 2018/ Publisher Titan Books

Price £3.79 Purchased From: Amazon Kindle (23/03/18)

“WHO DANCED WITH MARY BEFORE SHE DIED?
After her hand is amputated following a tragic accident, Rachel Cooper suffers vivid nightmares of a woman imprisoned in the trunk of a hollow tree, screaming for help. When she begins to experience phantom sensations of leaves and earth with her lost hand, Rachel is terrified she is going mad… but then another hand takes hers, and the trapped woman is pulled into our world. She has no idea who she is, but Rachel can’t help but think of the mystery of Oak Mary, a female corpse found in a hollow tree, and who was never identified. Three urban legends have grown up around the case; was Mary a Nazi spy, a prostitute or a gypsy witch? Rachel is desperate to learn the truth, but darker forces are at work. For a rule has been broken, and Mary is in a world where she doesn’t belong…”
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10 Must-See Horror Movies

It’s October, what could we possibly do aside from reading, playing or watching horror? Probably plenty of things. But I LOVE all things horror so expect nothing less from me this month.

I’m not huge on Halloween as a holiday, not here in the UK at least. I have had the fortune to twice spend Halloween in the US, after that the UK efforts will just never compare.
I’ve donned costumes for house parties, clubs, trick or treating and family events in the past but these days I much prefer the stay at home and scare yourself scenario.

He is a hard-core fan of horror video games but I draw the line under reading and watching them. I can’t take the suspense of playing as the character, I dropped my controller in fear whilst playing Alan Wake years ago and knew then, single player horror games are not for me.

So, whilst we’re not side by side engrossed in our own hobbies, him playing horror games and me reading horror novels, we watch horror films together. Here are a few suggestions to fill your October evenings…

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