Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, Podcast, thirteenth, weird fiction

Podcast S02E03 ~ Thirteenth Part 3

Welcome back to Eldritch Girl. In this episode, the first two sections of Chapter 2: Lord of the Flies, Ricky has some explaining to do... CWs: bird death and entrail reading, facing mortality LISTEN NOW Chapter 2 ~ Lord of the Flies (1) Merlin Silvestris could prophesy accurately without reading the dead, he had read… Continue reading Podcast S02E03 ~ Thirteenth Part 3

Book Review, reblogged post

Book review: Thirteenth by C.M. Rosens

Meredith Debonnaire

Book cover is primarily green, shaded to look as though light is coming from the right side. A central gold embellishment resembles an eye inside a circle. Above that, the book title "thirteenth"is written in uneven capitals. Below, the author name "C.M. Rosens" in a smaller fontGran’s house was the oasis of calm Katy Porter craved.

*note: Thirteenth is the sequel to The Crows, so you should read that first. Also this review may have spoilers for The Crows, so be aware.*

C.M. Rosens is in a league of her own, something I say with both love and enthusiasm. In The Crows, she grabbed every gothic horror trope she could find, put them through the blender, and somehow made me hate Carrie’s painfully mundane ex-boyfriend more than the literally-a-murderous-cannibal neighbour. In Thirteenth, she takes the idea of the Chosen One by the horns and then covers it in eldritch tentacles and teenage rage. It was an absolute joy to read.

Our protagonist is Katy Porter (she’s a cousin of Ricky Porter, a main character in The Crows who eats people and tells the future, yet I still want to just wrap him…

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Book Review, Guest Post

Body Horror: Guest Post by April-Jane Rowan

Some of the books listed deal with taboos like necrophilia, have sensitive subject matter such as sexual assault, and are more extreme in terms of body horror, including experimentation on children/unborn children in a sadistic, cultish family, so proceed with caution! Meet the Author and the Gurt Dog Press Team April-Jane Rowan April-Jane Rowan was… Continue reading Body Horror: Guest Post by April-Jane Rowan

Pagham-verse, Podcast, thirteenth, weird fiction

Podcast S02E02 ~ Thirteenth Part 2

Welcome back to ELDRITCH GIRL! This time, I'm having to split up the novel differently. THE CROWS had 21 chapters and an epilogue which worked out at around 23 episodes for the first season, but THIRTEENTH only has 13 chapters and is about the same length. So we're going with calling the episodes "Parts" and… Continue reading Podcast S02E02 ~ Thirteenth Part 2

Author Interview, Gothic Fiction, Longread, Podcast, undead, vampires

Author Interview Transcript: S. T. [Saint] Gibson

In this episode of the podcast, I got to chat to S. T. / Saint Gibson, author of A DOWRY OF BLOOD. The interview discusses the themes of DOWRY, the novel DRACULA and its various adaptations, including the infanticidal nature of the brides in those versions, and may contain spoilers for films like Van Helsing… Continue reading Author Interview Transcript: S. T. [Saint] Gibson