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13 Highly Anticipated Romances of 2020

by Dahlia Adler These titles go from January to June 2020. Headliners by Lucy Parker (January 28) The ever-popular London Celebrities series gets its fifth installment with this tale of rival TV presenters forced to host a live morning show together. As in every great enemies-to-lovers story, the two can’t stand each other to start...

Responsibility and Triggers
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Responsibility and Triggers

By Mary SanGiovanni Writers are often posed the question of responsibility in their writing, particularly if they are writers of horror.  Where are the lines in fiction which should not be crossed? When does fiction devolve into degeneracy? Do creatives have a responsibility for monitoring what they write and how they write it, and if...

15 Must-Read Black Fantasy Authors
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15 Must-Read Black Fantasy Authors

by Margaret Kingsbury While admittedly Black History Month might not be the best time to discuss works of fantasy, many, if not all, of the novels by these fifteen black fantasy authors are steeped in black history, whether they be alternate histories of the Civil War or infused with the Carribean and/or African folklore and...

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The Psychology of Cult Classics

By E.E.C. Christman Since its release 40 years ago, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has gone from flop, to cult classic, and finally, to cultural staple. As the undisputed queen of the midnight movie, theaters across the globe play it to houses packed with costumed superfans. The weeks leading up to Halloween are Rocky primetime....

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Fiction: Tower’s End by Maggie Slater

by Maggie Slater The tower’s not without its perks. You built it yourself—brick by brick, floor by floor—without even knowing you were doing it at the time. Each room is a monument to bring you joy. You have a chef’s kitchen, with a glittering stone backsplash and an island big enough to seat six; your...

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Pretty Marys All In a Row by Gwendolyn Kiste
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Friday’s Forgotten Books: Pretty Marys All In a Row by Gwendolyn Kiste

Rhee’s afterlife is limited to two places. When she haunts, it’s a stretch of highway ending at the cemetery where she was buried. When she isn’t haunting she’s at home, with her sisters. They feast together on their successful scares before they go to rest, never knowing if it will be a day, month or...

Women in Horror Month
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Women in Horror Month

By Mary SanGiovanni As you may or may not be aware, February in the publishing business – or, at least, in the horror genre – is considered Women in Horror Month.  Traditionally, during this month, writers, editors, readers, reviewers, fans, etc. of both sexes and all genders try to raise awareness of the work of...