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Friday Five: The Top Five Vampire Novels That You Don’t Have To Defend As “Reading For Your Students”

So, as a High School English Teacher, I am still asked about the Twilight series.  This often comes from my students, and my standard response is that I thought the ratio of “teen romance” and “vampire action” would be a little more “vampire action” than it turned out to be.   612 more words

Stephen King - 'Salem's Lot (NEL, Feb 1977)

Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot   (NEL, Feb 1977)


‘If’ novels were awarded certificates like films, this one would get a triple- ‘H” for horror. Philip Steele,THE SUN… 129 more words

Vault Of Evil


Liquorice, the jerk cat my kids call their friend, has been banned from several rooms in the house because she irritates the f*ck outta me. Not in an annoying way, although that is her trademark, but because of issues I have with my skin. 152 more words


#CarrieAt40: The Beginning by JOHN CONNOLLY

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Carrie wasn’t the first Stephen King book that I read.  That honour goes to ‘Salem’s Lot… 734 more words

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Top Ten of the Most Unique Books I've Read

It’s Top Ten Tuesday Again. This week the folks at The Broke and the Bookish ask that we list the Top Ten of the Most Unique Books I’ve Read. 419 more words

Book Lists

Cemetery Dance announces SIX new Stephen King special editions

Subtitle this As My Wallet Gently Weeps.

This past weekend – Saturday, April 5, to be exact – marked the 40th anniversary of the publication of Stephen King’s debut novel Carrie. 357 more words


What makes a horror novel?

Cincinnati-based Samhain Publishing oversees the division for which I write: Samhain Horror.

So, does this make me a horror writer? I honestly don’t consider myself to be one. 578 more words