Gothic Bite Magazine has many types of reviews and one of them is book reviews, either read or audio. Our Christmas Specialist is on the case for spooky holiday treats! Here is one of them!
The Book Specs
Book: A Christmas Haunting: Clark Mansion
Author: Carrie Bates
Type: Audiobook Review
Narrated by: Steve McCutcheon
A Happy Mansion For A Happy Family
This was a suspenseful quick story about a family home that was anything but perfect. Bob and Emma buy the Clark Mansion hoping to make it a happy home for their family. What they don’t know is that the house has a gory past.
And it’s a past that hasn’t left the house. As the readers/listener, we get the history of the house. We also get the story of Bob and Emma’s family being plagued by the past.
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At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Ashley Greathouse
Patient Name: Ashley Greathouse
I’m an extremely boring person, most of the time. On the rare occasions that I am doing something extraordinary, I can be found travelling around haunted Indiana, exploring the many paranormal hotspots the Hoosier state has to offer.
I run and co-host a small team of two with fellow author Melissa Slate-Bindschadler, our investigations can be found on YouTube at Encounters With Darkness, or you can listen to our podcast on your favourite platform.
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What is dark romance? That was a question I was asked recently. Dark romance should tantalize the senses. It can be tragic or uplifting, but it has to explore the darker side of human nature.
*** JANE JORDAN IS THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE DESPITE LISTED AS ARIELLE BELLE LYON ***
A Little History
For me, as a novelist, it means a captivating romantic story that is dangerous and seductive, a tale that will lure readers with gothic tension and richly textured prose.
Historically, dark romance has been categorized as a literary subgenre of romanticism, an academic and artistic movement in Europe in the late eighteenth century. The defining characteristic of romanticism was an emphasis on emotion.
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At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Theresa Halvorsen!
Patient Name: K.D. McQuain
K.D. McQuain grew up in the Alphabet City neighborhood of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In the spring of 1985, he became involved in the early Hardcore Punk scene and always kept a dog-eared paperback in the cargo pocket of his fatigues.
K.D. graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and received his BFA in sculpture.
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Theresa enjoys board games, geeky conventions, and reading. Her life goal is to give “Oh-My-Gosh-This-Book-Is-So-Good!” happiness to her readers. Continue reading GBM Interviews Author Theresa Halvorsen
At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Ava Lynn Wood!
Patient Name: Ava Lynn Wood
Ava is an insomniac who writes to calm the voices. When the voices get too loud, stories are formed.
Ava was born and raised in Texas. Spending most of her years far from the city, she learned at an early age to create new worlds and characters as a form of entertainment. It was her cure to loneliness as an only child and led to her career as a writer today.
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At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Indie Author Mandi Konesni!
Patient Name: Mandi Konesni
I’m Mandi Konesni, a paranormal romance author. I’ve always been a “jack of all trades” crafty person. Soaps and toiletries? Okay! Jewelry? Hey, why not? Drawing? Eh, I’ll give it a shot, even if I could mangle a stick person. My first love, however, has always been writing.
I started reading young and haven’t stopped to this day. Eventually, you start imagining your own little worlds, which got me into roleplaying and gave me the courage to try my hand at writing for myself. It’s been a long journey filled with a lot of life lessons.
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Gothic Bite Magazine loves to interview everyone, including those walking straight out of an Epic Gothic novel such as, The Gravedigger. Come meet with Vlad Tepes.
The Impaler Himself
An interview with Vlad the Impaler, here it goes! Vlad Tepes III is a vampire leader and the historical warlord of anciently known Wallachia, now Romania. He was a king back in the 15th century, off and on with three reigns and a life filled with turbulence and turmoil.
Vlad is here to talk about his role in the monster world and his experience as a vampire leader. This is how it goes at Gothic Bite Magazine when we interview a fictional vampire and historical hero.
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It is Halloween, and what is it without a good horror story? Even better when it turns out to be real. In some ways.
Living With Night Terrors
This is it, the worst night terror ever told.
It all started when I was four years old—or so I can remember. I would have quite detailed nightmares and real to the touch it had me not wanting to sleep. Later, my grandparents raised me.
My mother even revealed to me that I would not want to sleep in daycare. I was afraid I would not wake up.
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We often hear growing up that we are going through a phase. We hear that nothing is the end of the world. But some found their paths young.
An Unusual Childhood
Living the Goth life at thirty-five years old is not easy. Growing up, I was in many different courses, all the arts you can think about and even model. Like most children of my age, I also watched the Walt Disney movies reborn from the 90s. The Lion King was my favorite…it dealt with death.
Because my grandparents raised me, my view of life was different than others. I grew up Catholic/Christian and went to church every Sunday. I was in the choir and the church group. I participated in extra curriculum activity the group had in association with my school.
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C.M. Dutton is an author we enjoy sharing work from and we hope you like the literary work as much as we do! Good scare everyone!
Who Is C.M. Dutton?
Christianmichael or CM Dutton, formerly known by the pen name Hui Lang. It is the name his son called him which means, Gray Wolf.
CM Dutton is a published author of eight short stories across several anthologies in genres of horror, pulp noir, and grimdark fantasy. First Date is his second submission to Gothic Bite Magazine.
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GBM keeps going with the Favorite Monster Week and it wouldn’t be complete without vampires, right?
It is hard to say where Vampire folklore began, there are myths of creatures similar to vampires all the way back to Mesopotamia, approximately 3100 B.C.
These are known as the precursors of the vampiric legends. The vampire that we know today originated almost exclusively from 18th century southeastern Europe.
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What is your favorite Monster? This is the question for this week’s theme of asking the writers of Gothic Bite Magazine questions that well… only they can answer.
Monsters can come in many shapes and variations, from the beastly to the all too human. They are involved in almost every genre in one form or another and can be a similar bonding of the fandoms.
What one person considers a monster, another may not. It is really at the core of the question whatever you perceive of it. With this in mind I give to you dear readers my favorite Monster, Remnants.
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Acrophobia is the irrational fear of heights. It creates a motion of discomfort that can lead to high levels of anxiety.
Too High For Me
Who’s afraid of heights? Well, your not alone. About 5% population has an irrational fear of heights. Such as climbing ladders, attending meetings on high floors, flying, bridges, or even standing on a steep hill.
It’s one of the natural environment phobias. It includes fear of thunder and lightning (astraphobia) or water (aquaphobia.) People with acrophobia often avoid situations where they will be exposed to heights. However, this is not always possible.
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It starts from the idea of being in a confined place such as a grave by mistake. It’s a fear of premature death.
Six Feet Deep
For as long as I can remember, I have had a deep fear of being buried alive. More specifically, I was worried that the people around me would find me in the form of suspended animation. Resulting in not being able to tell that I was really alive, and they would think I was dead and bury me.
And then I would come to in a dark coffin with little oxygen and not being able to move. I would terrorize myself with this thought while trying to go to sleep at night. Why would I do that? Well, I have always been fascinated by the macabre, even when it scares the hell out of me.
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“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” — Yoda, Star Wars
What Is Your Greatest Fear?
When Alexa first asked what I thought about doing a theme of phobias among the writers of GBM, I admit for a moment I paused. To explain what scares us each the most is not only different for each of us, but it is also intimate and personal.
However, each and every one of us has a fear. We may hold it close to our hearts but it is always there, lurking in the shadows or sometimes it is brazenly in the light. It can appear to us when our eyes are closed tight, or when we are wide eyed and quite aware.
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No one thought it would return because the only way to defeat it forever lay hidden in Sarah Fear’s grave.
“Turn The Key And Die…”
While I truly love the Goosebumps Series, I also have a love for the YA series that R.L. Stine did titled Fear Street. There are many terrifying tales of woe that stemmed from Fear Street, I wanted to review the series that drew me in and made me want more.
Ladies and Gents I introduce The Cataluna Chronicles. A tale that flows between time and leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. We will start with the first book in the series, The Evil Moon.
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One of the things that I love about this series is that you never have a book come from the same point of view in a row.
Rachel’s The Narrator
One of the things that I love about this series is that you never have a book come from the same point of view in a row.
K.A. Applegate takes all of her characters into play and while the first book was from Jake’s point of view, this one is from Rachel’s. She begins out with the same intro we will continue to see about how no last names, no personal information will be given. They are in enough danger from the Yeerks as it is.
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At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Indie Author M. Sinclair!
Patient Name: M. Sinclair
Born and raised in Chicago, I live in Missouri near Whiteman AFB but definitely miss my city traffic and busy coffee shops. I am a parent to 3 cats who support my writing career nearly as much as my cute British husband.
Recently, I became a full-time author to devote more time to expanding my multiple series, and I couldn’t be happier. I tend to focus the majority of my writing on gothic horror and romance, currently focused on the reverse harem subgenre in particular.
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