The IT trailer arrives… and the Librarian reminisces

March 29, 2017 The Librarian 0

IT holds a dear spot in my heart, and when I say that I mean both Stephen King’s epic, sprawling 1986 novel and the 1990 TV miniseries. I discovered the book around age thirteen, at the height of my adolescent Stephen King obsession (I read his entire oeuvre up until that point in a period of slightly under two years). The telefilm hit the airwaves the year after. I don’t remember how I convinced my dad to let [READ MORE]

Five for Frightening: J. Daniel Stone on BLOOD KISS

March 23, 2017 The Librarian 0

As promised in the March/April 2017 edition of Rue Morgue magazine in which I spotlighted J. Daniel Stone’s Blood Kiss (available now from Villipede Publications), here’s the tie-in author interview to take you even deeper between the covers of this startling and edgy read. Magic lies in both creation and destruction in Blood Kiss, which sees an underground artist and a spoken word poet come together in more ways than one to exorcise the demons  of [READ MORE]

Read the first chapter of Alys Arden’s THE ROMEO CATCHERS on Wattpad

March 20, 2017 The Librarian 0

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Alys Arden’s debut novel The Casquette Girls, a witches vs. vampires showdown in Storm-ravaged streets of New Orleans. The follow-up, The Romeo Catchers, is due in bookstores this May from Skyscape, but for those who just can’t wait to dip their toes back into this fantastical world, last week Alys posted the first chapter of the new book to Wattpad. Click here to read. And if you [READ MORE]

Listen to the Great Lakes Horror Company’s WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH Special

February 28, 2017 The Librarian 0

While the Library needed to close its doors in recent weeks for some physical renovations (hence the lack of updates), it’s time to shine some light in on the gloom once more. On this final day of February, as the 8th annual Women in Horror Month draws to a close, the GREAT LAKES HORROR COMPANY podcast is sneaking in under the wire with a special episode. Tune in below – or on iTunes (as soon [READ MORE]

2016 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

January 20, 2017 The Librarian 2

The Horror Writers Association has announced the Preliminary Ballot for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards, which will be handed out at this year’s StokerCon (April 27-30 in Long Beach, California). Even if you are not a voting member of the HWA, this list is always interesting because it allows one to seek out horror stories from the previous calendar year that they might have missed. So without further delay, the list: Superior Achievement in a Novel Fenn, [READ MORE]

Get Your First Peek at M.R. Carey’s THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE

January 17, 2017 The Librarian 0

There are few things we’re more excited about here at the Library than the upcoming release of Mike Carey’s prequel to his 2014 novel The Girl With All the Gifts (which is also now a damned fine film – you can read more about that in Rue Morgue’s Jan/Feb 2017 cover story written by yours truly). But today we got our first look at the cover of The Boy on the Bridge (out May 2 [READ MORE]

Tune in to the GREAT LAKES HORROR COMPANY’s Holiday Special

December 30, 2016 The Librarian 0

Baby, it’s cold outside, so why not come a bit closer, throw a log on the old fire and tune in to the latest episode of the Great Lakes Horror Company for the podcast’s first ever Winter Fiction Special. Hosted by Andrew Robertson, the half-hour show features Lou Rera’s “Three Weisman, ” Bill Snider’s “Santa Is Dead But Not Buried,” and an excerpt from Crystal Bourque’s new novel No Escape (Book 2 of The Book [READ MORE]

Read an excerpt from Kaitlyn Davis’ IGNITE

December 22, 2016 The Librarian 0

If your wallet’s hurtin’ after all that Christmas shopping and you need some paranormal romance/fantasy therapy that isn’t going to break the bank, read on for an excerpt from Kaitlyn Davis’ Midnight Fire series (Ignite, Simmer, Blaze, Scorch, and Burn: An Anniversary Novella). Right now, all four books plus a bonus novella are available for only 99 cents. Synopsis: Kira Dawson has the power to burn vampires to a crisp. The problem is, she doesn’t [READ MORE]

GROUP HEX Vol. 1 available now!

December 14, 2016 The Librarian 0

We’re pleased to announce that Group Hex – the first anthology from the Library’s partner podcast, the Great Lakes Horror Company – is now available. The collection features new and reprinted works from Kelley Armstrong, Nancy Kilpatrick, John R. Little, Julianne Snow, Suzanne Church, Douglas Smith, the Library’s very own Librarian, and many more. Here’s Group Hex‘s official teaser: The Great Lakes Horror Company presents this collection of 19 new and previously published horror stories from some of the best [READ MORE]

Read an excerpt from Maria Alexander’s SNOWED

December 7, 2016 The Librarian 0

If you like to keep your reading list seasonal, Maria Alexander’s Christmas-themed YA dark fantasy novel Snowed should be on your radar. Released last month from Raw Dog Screaming Press, it tells the tale of robotics whiz Charity and the strange new foster kid her mother brings home, who will soon challenge everything she knows and believes – and put her and her friends in a world of danger. All in all, it’s a wonderful revisionist take [READ MORE]

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