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#AmReading: Body Gothic by Xavier Aldana Reyes

CW// strong language, sexual imagery, violence New year, new post, same glorious Gothic shit... I got a copy of Body Gothic for Christmas which is another one of the University of Wales Press's Gothic Literary Studies series. You will see from the eye-watering price that this is a Serious Academic Study on Literary Criticism, which is… Continue reading #AmReading: Body Gothic by Xavier Aldana Reyes

Book Review

#AmReading: Goodreads Review of Robert Aickman, “Cold Hand In Mine”

Cold Hand in Mine: Strange Stories by Robert Aickman My rating: 3 of 5 stars Firstly, this is a collection about death. Hence the title. In most of the stories the death is never explicit - it could be the protagonist's, or it could be someone they know. It could be metaphorical, as in "The… Continue reading #AmReading: Goodreads Review of Robert Aickman, “Cold Hand In Mine”

amwriting, genre, world building

Pagham-on-Sea: How To Spot A Sex Demon

In the binary days of yore, they were known as succubi/incubi by human demonologists, denoting female/male respectively, but in fact sex demons can be whatever you want them to be, and don't personally identify as either. Most of the succubus and incubus attacks in one area are perpetrated by the same demon, and they don't… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: How To Spot A Sex Demon

amwriting, writing tips

June Twitter Chat! Sex & Villainy #villainsleepover

#VillainSleepover Anyone want to join in a new weekly/biweekly twitter chat #villainsleepover? If you do, follow the hashtag (if not, mute it!) as we will kick off in June with discussions around sex/sexuality and 'villainy'. A few of us who enjoy these kinds of chats and especially love talking about the darker side of human… Continue reading June Twitter Chat! Sex & Villainy #villainsleepover