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.

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.

5 Sea Creature Romance Novels to Tuck in Your Beach Bag

30 Haunted House Books That Will Give You The Creeps

When it comes to haunted house books we have plenty of scares to fill our shelves. Find the best books for adults, teens, and young readers.

4 Must-Read Dark Fiction Magazines

A tribute to dark fiction magazines that specialize in the macabre, whether it’s horror, dark fantasy, or positively grim science fiction.

Writing and Addiction in Stephen King’s MISERY

Take a deep dive into the Stephen King classic, MISERY, for an analysis of how addiction is explored through Paul's entrapment and Annie's fandom.

20 Horror Books by Authors of Color

Whether you're a veteran horror reader or new to the genre, diversify your horror collection with these creepy, haunting horror books by authors of color.

I Stuck a Book in My Freezer: Resources for New Horror Readers

New-to-you genres can be tricky to navigate; if you've been hesitant to venture into freezer book territory, we've got resources for new horror readers.

The Vampire as Sexual Predator in LOOK FOR ME BY MOONLIGHT

A close read of Mary Downing Hahn’s LOOK FOR ME BY MOONLIGHT and its depiction of the vampire as a sexual predator. Spoilers ahead!

20 Alien Books to Read for Alien Day

Why Writers Should Read Nonfiction

Even if your book is about a far-off fantasy land, you need to read the relevant nonfiction. And yes, there is relevant nonfiction for you.

18 Dark Romance Books to Twist and Turn You

At its heart, dark romance books are a catalog of our deepest fears, allowing us to experience things beyond our scope of knowing.

“I Do (I Really Don’t)”: 20 Of The Best Arranged Marriage Books

Someone fire up Pachelbel’s Canon in D and let’s get this (arranged and potentially awkward) wedding party started with these arranged marriage books!

15 Slavic-language SFF Novels in Translation

Add more fantasy novels in translation to your To-Be-Read courtesy of this list of fifteen excellent works of Slavic SFF in translation.

Reading Pathway: Leigh Bardugo

If you've been pondering how to approach books by Leigh Bardugo, including, and especially, the Grishaverse, we've got your reading pathway.