September 18, 2014 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
If you still haven't read Tales from Lovecraft Middle School: The Slither Sisters after today's eBook deal, we really have nothing to say to you.
Thanks to today's Kindle Daily Deal, you can snag a copy for only $3.99! So why don't you slither over to Amazon and get yourself a copy?
See what I did there? Eh? Slither?
September 18, 2014 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Greeting horror fans! The blog tour for Grady Hendrix's Horrorstor has begun! Launching yesterday with The Book Smugglers and running through the end of the month, you can find Grady on a number of websites celebrating the release of his awesome novel.9/17: The Book Smugglers - Five Horror Novels That Will Make Your Head Spin9/18: Quirk Books Blog - Five Forgotten Horror Novelists You Need to Discover9/19: My Bookish Ways - Are Ghosts Really Real?9/22: LitReactor - The Joy of Horror Novelizations9/23: Publishing Crawl - What Watching Hong Kong Horror Movies Taught Me About Writing9/24: Forces of Geek - You Don’t Know These Ten Horror Movies, But They Will Melt Your Face9/26: Cuddlebuggery - Favorite Fictional Places9/29: Bound by Words - A Playlist for Writing9/30: That's Normal: Supernatural Smackdown - Difference Between Real & Fictional Hauntings
The tour continues today with this post from Grady, about horror novelists you need to discover.
August 29, 2014 • Fiction: Horror & ParanormalAugust 30th, 2014 marks Mary Shelley’s 217th birthday and what has become known as Frankenstein Day.Frankenstein was always one of my favorite books to teach, and it was fun to go crazy with it around Halloween. One year my students were treated to watching a “Grow Your Own Monster” that I picked up for a dollar get pretty scary as it took over a grimy jar of water.Here at Quirk, we’ve got a few ideas that will make your celebration come ALIVE.
September 9, 2013 • Fiction: Horror & Paranormal
Many of us are familiar with H. P. Lovecraft's infamous literary abhorrence of nature: the cosmic entity known to many as Cthulhu. A behemoth cursed with a writhing mass of facial tentacles and wings upon its colossal back, this Eldritch abomination first emerged to haunt the modern man in Lovecraft's short story, "The Call of Cthulhu."
Though slumbering deep beneath the Pacific Ocean within the cursed city of R'lyeh, this creature has slithered his way into popular culture through countless retellings, imagery, and iconography.