Pagham-verse, Podcast, thirteenth

Podcast S02E05 ~ Thirteenth Part 5

Welcome back to Eldritch Girl... In Part 5, Wes fails to handle some personal problems and ends up on yet another family outing he doesn't want to be involved with. CWs: unhealthy sexual/romantic relationship, addiction, coerced drug-taking, toxic family dynamic. listen now Chapter 3: Dangerous Liaisons His phone buzzed in his pocket, but he ignored… Continue reading Podcast S02E05 ~ Thirteenth Part 5

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

Podcast S02E04 ~ Thirteenth Part 4

We pick up from last week, still in Chapter 2: Lord of the Flies, and go to the end of the chapter with this next section, another Katy POV. Katy wakes up in unfamiliar surroundings, and underestimates her cousin. CWs: abduction, toxic family dynamics, teen with self-harm tendencies/ideation LISTEN NOW Chapter 2 ~ Lord of… Continue reading Podcast S02E04 ~ Thirteenth Part 4

Pagham-verse, Podcast, weird fiction

Bonus Episode: Overexposure

This month, the bonus episode is ... the audio version of my short story OVEREXPOSURE. This is available for £1.99 from all ebook stores and is a prequel featuring Wes, Charlie and (briefly) Hugo. It's the tragic start of their connection with each other, and you can grab a copy direct from my Ko-Fi Shop… Continue reading Bonus Episode: Overexposure

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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