Summer of Scares (Muahahahaha)

Posted on 28th June 2011 in Blog

Okay, the ‘muahahaha’ is optional, but I just wanted to mention that Summer Scares kicked off this month. That’s a part of the seasonal horror book appreciation tie-up organised by The Monster Librarian with Horrorworld, The Horror Fiction Review, Hellnotes and yours truly. Again, artist Darlene Wanglund has put together a great graphic for the promotion, the full version of which you can check here.

For information on what’s hot this summer in the world of horror fiction you can do much, much worse than check out the above sites for a great breakdown of various genre fiction titles. It’s exciting stuff, and hopefully you’ll find something to chill your bones in this sizzling and sweltering heat we’re experiencing. Well, we have done for a day or two in London anyway. But rain is sure to come soon and cool us down a little, it’s the Wimbledon tournament after all. Click here to read more.. »

Spring into Terror

Posted on 2nd April 2011 in Blog

Springtime is in full effect. Flower bulbs are breaking the surface, and the sun is extending its glorious rays of light upon our native soils. Blue skies, increased temperatures (hopefully!) and happy days abound; that’s not all however: it’s also a time of literary terror promotion.

Spooky Reads is proud to announce our tie-up with several horror book review sites, headed up by The Monster Librarian, for the Spring into Terror season. During this time we link up to share our reviews of horror books released in this period, and to give a little bit of extra love to that genre of fiction that holds a special place in our hearts.

So please, spare a moment to check out The Monster Librarian, Horror World, Hell Notes and Horror Fiction Review sites for their coverage of horror book reviews during the Spring into Terror. Also, check out the cool mascot for this endeavour pictured in this post. He’s by artist Darlene Wanglund and is known as Horatio P. Bunny.

Happy New Year

Posted on 1st January 2011 in Blog

I just wanted to wish all of our readers out there a Happy New Year!  May 2011 bring you much joy and happiness, and many, many great spooky books.

Looking at my reading pile (which is as epic as Dan Simmons’ recently reviewed Carrion Comfort) I have to say that without even taking into account some of the cool new upcoming books headed our way in 2011, I’ve still a fair few volumes sprinkled in from the past few years and decades to make my way through.  Not that I’m complaining you understand.

I am eagerly looking forward to the new horror, supernatural and weird books headed our way this year.  Three books especially stand out for me that will see publication in the first few months of the year. Click here to read more.. »