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Cover Reveal: Clockmaker

Get ready for ghosts, airships, and adventure, everyone. I’m happy to announce another novel in the gothic steampunk world of Ghost Machine. If you read that book and loved the side character of Captain Melek, then I’ve got good news for you: she’s the main character of this spinoff. 165 more words

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Short Story Sunday: Perfection

Maxwell drove down the coastal highway, roof open under the stars and the cool night air, thinking about his life as a top of the heap alpha male Vampire. 1,828 more words


In Theaters Now: The Shape of Water

I want you to know three things about The Shape of Water.

They are, in no particular order, that it is:

  1. Beautiful, lyrical, and absolutely deserving of the buzz surrounding it; the fact that there…
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The Devil's Backbone (El espinazo del diablo) 2001

The greatest of Guillermo del Toro’s earlier films, The Devil’s Backbone is heavy with the weight of dark emotion. Young Carlos is sent to live at a Orphanage for Boys in rural Spain during the Spanish Civil War. 472 more words


Review: Mist of Midnight

Mist of Midnight Sandra Boyd, 2015.

Fans of Gothic romance and period mystery will have their desires fulfilled in this alluring tale.

The sole member of her missionary family to survive the Indian Mutiny of 1857, emotionally battered Rebecca Ravenshaw returns home to England to claim her family estate and recover her peace and security. 245 more words

Book Review

My Cousin Rachel (2017)

“Women want love to be a novel, men a short story.” Daphne du Maurier.

Of all the genres that be, the gothic is my favorite. It’s probably the most difficult to describe or pin down–it has an innate abstractness that is crucial to the form, and is based in subtle emotional cues and carefully orchestrated mis en scene rather than traditional exposition. 1,749 more words