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Jessica Avery

Jessica is a recovering MA student, still trying to find a way to make her trained brain forget some of its rigid academic parameters. Unable to move her study of romance novels to the PhD level she turned instead to blogging about them. Constantly. Until she finds that dream book job she's surfing an administrative desk, and wracking her fingers at the keyboard writing about the books she loves.

From Film to Fiction: Creating the Alien Franchise’s Literary Canon

The Alien franchise has developed a significant literary canon to expand upon the film universe. Look at the past, present, and future of these books.

Why Are So Many Scary Books Set in Maine?

So, why are so many scary books set in Maine? One reader takes at a look at the history and lore of the "sinister state of pine and brine."

15 Books Like Skyrim for Bold Adventurers

These books like Skyrim are brimming with enough heroes, magics, creatures, and battles to keep you turning pages long after the dragonfire burns out.

“Blood and Thunder” and (Finally) Learning to Love Louisa May Alcott

It was a dark and gothic book that turned one reader from someone who didn't connect with Louisa May Alcott to someone who appreciates her work.

Reading Pathways: Dawn Kurtagich Books

Get to know Dawn Kertagich books, just in time for Women in Horror Month.

DRACULA Themed Gifts for Your Favorite Stoker Fan

Get ready for April's StokerCon and celebrate your fanged fandom with this massive list of Dracula themed gifts for you or the Stoker fan in your life.

We Have History: 15 Historical Romance Novels About Estranged Lovers

Dive deep into these drama-free (hah!) historical romances about estranged lovers.

10 Creepy, Captivating Horror Poetry Collections

Combo your love for horror with your love for poetry with these horror poetry collections, with works by new and established writers and from indie presses.

15 Authors Like Stephen King You Need to Add to Your TBR

These authors like Stephen King will appeal to his fans, but each is still doing their own thing and making their own mark on the horror genre.

14 Space Horror Books for Those Who Dare to Believe

Buckle up, engage thrusters, and let's warp our way to some of the darkest corners of the universe with these adult and YA space horror books.

Why I Gave Up ARCs to Be a Happier Reader

ARCs can be coveted perks for book bloggers, but what if Advance Review Copies also contribute to a readers' sense of guilt?

Ecce Homo: Sex and the Passion in Tiffany Reisz’s THE PRINCE

A deep dive into a scene from THE PRINCE, from Tiffany Reisz's erotic romance series Original Sinners, and its parallels with Christ's passion.

10 Standalone Romance Series You Can Read in Any Order

Want to get lost in a romance series without the commitment of having to read the books in order? Check out these standalone romance series.

15 Stephen King Quotes About Writing for Early NaNo Preppers

In the super early stages of planning for NaNoWriMo? These Stephen King quotes from ON WRITING will help inspire your preparation.

Why Edgar Allan Poe Makes a Cameo in Anya Seton’s DRAGONWYCK

We're taking a close look at the appearance and influence of Edgar Allan Poe in DRAGONWYCK, Anya Seton's classic Gothic romance.