Who is the scariest of them all?

Oooooh . . . Hallowe’en . . . A time for vampires and werewolves and ghosts and monsters . . . oooooh . . . Except, not really. I mean, not if you want to actually be scared. The classic monster – Victor Frankenstein’s creation – has pretty much lost all power to frighten; it’s more a focus of pity than anything else. Vampires have been morphing from figures of fear to objects of desire – arguably since Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire, maybe longer – and now that they sparkle in the daylight and go to high school,…

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Stephen King – The Master of Horror

It wouldn’t be a week of Halloween themed posts without a piece about the master of the horror genre, Stephen King. Just his name is enough to evoke a chill down the spine. For some of us, it’s enough to make us quicken our step when we’re walking home alone in the dark; enough to make us take that quick look behind us (always fatal in the movies) to check there’s no one stalking us. And if his name alone doesn’t do it, the books do . . .  for that matter, not only have his fifty novels inspired terror…

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The Red Knight: a nun, many bodies, and a mystery to solve…

Yesterday we met the Company, today we’re giving you a sneak peek into the world of trouble they find waiting for them. It’s a land torn by civil war and a constant fight against the (awesome) creatures of the Wild, and this is just the very beginning of what they can do. Not just magic, but murder, savagery and strategy too . . . Lissen Carak – The Red Knight ‘Sweet Jesu,’ Michael called from the other side of the wall. It was as high as a man’s shoulder, created by generations of peasants hauling stones out of fields. Built…

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Dead Ever After Cover Reveal

Happy Halloween! Gollancz is delighted to be able to share with you the cover for the final Southern Vampire Mystery, Dead Ever After. No tricks, just a fangtastic treat! Sookie Stackhouse has one last adventure in store. Life has taken her from a waitress in Merlotte’s Bar, Bon Temps, to part owner; from social outcast to the heart of her community; from a vampire’s girlfriend to the wife of one of the most powerful vampires in the state. She has survived explosions, revolutions and attempts on her life. Sookie has endured betrayal, heartbreak and grief . . . and she…

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Halloween Reads: DARKFEVER

If, like me, you are a fan of sexy Dark Fantasy novels then I can’t recommend Darkfever enough. Darkfever, the first book in the Fever series follows Mac as she travels to Dublin to track down her sister’s killer. What she uncovers in Dublin is more than she could have possibly imagined. Guys, this series features the sexiest dark hero in the world, Jericho Barrons! (And massive plus, he owns a bookstore—Barrons Books and Baubles, swoon!) But don’t take my word for it, read the extract below and enter the world of the Fever series. We’re also going to be…

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