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    Author Guest Post from J.H. Moncrieff

    I’m the girl who sprints toward the haunted house instead of running away.  That old adage “Write what you know” can be downright dangerous when you write dark fiction.  Venturing inside Hoia Baciu in Romania, often referred to as the world’s most haunted forest, resulted in a blinding migraine and powerful stomach cramps. (The forest tends to have that effect on people, even though extensive scientific testing has found no discernible cause.)  I risked life and limb exploring Poveglia, a deserted island off the coast of Venice that’s infamous for its haunted asylum and its gory history. When retelling the stories of the plague victims buried in mass graves and…

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    {Guest Post} “What Inspired Cribbins”, by R.H. Dixon

    by R.H. Dixon Buy on Amazon Cribbins, my third horror novel, is the story of a vengeful spirit who wreaks havoc in ways I hoped might put a different kind of spin on the ghost story trope. It’s about a single mother called Sophie Harrington who’s being haunted by her old neighbour Ronnie Cribbins. Sophie has recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and when she thinks back to when Cribbins began his terror campaign against her, she believes her first MS episode can be linked to that exact same time and wonders at the possibility that he’s the reason for her autoimmune disease. I was diagnosed with MS myself back…

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    {Guest Post} “Scared Silly: Horror That Makes You Laugh”, by Matt Betts

    by Matt Betts Genres: comedy, Horror Buy on Amazon Scared Silly: Horror That Makes You Laugh   I’m a pop culture junkie and not afraid to say it. While I love reading books, movies are my weakness. I like good movies, bad movies, whatever. If you’ve read any of my books you know I enjoy injecting humor into my work. I’m a huge fan of throwing a laugh into a scene to ease or ratchet up the tension in an especially dire scene. I think this practice came from some of my favorite horror/scary movies. I’ve never really loved the serious horror films-all the gross-outs and the dismemberments aren’t really…

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    {Cover Reveal} HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SCREAM edited by Christopher Golden

    HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SCREAM by Christopher Golden Published by Blumhouse Books/Anchor Books on 10.23.18 Genres: Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror Pages: 384 Buy on Amazon Goodreads ABOUT THIS BOOK... Eighteen stories of Christmas horror from bestselling, acclaimed authors including Scott Smith, Seanan McGuire, Josh Malerman, Michael Koryta, Sarah Pinborough, and many more. That there is darkness at the heart of the Yuletide season should not surprise. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is filled with scenes that are unsettling. Marley untying the bandage that holds his jaws together. The hideous children--Want and Ignorance--beneath the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The heavy ledgers Marley drags by his chains.…

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    {Guest Post} Michael Patrick Hicks: “Two Sides of a Coin”

    BROKEN SHELLS by Michael Patrick Hicks Published by High Fever Books on February 6, 2018 Genres: Creature Feature, Dark Fiction, Fiction, Horror, Lovecraftian, Sci-Fi, Thriller Pages: 124 Format: eARC Buy on Amazon Two Sides of a Coin   In fiction, a hero is only as good as the villain. Some of my favorite good guy-bad guy dynamics are ones in which they’re reflections of one another, two sides of the same coin. Batman is grim and serious, while the Joker is outlandish and loud. Sherlock Holmes uses his investigative prowess to solve crimes, while Moriarty is manipulating his own acts of evil genius. I wouldn’t presume to put Antoine DeWitt…