When I finished watching The Last Kingdom, I was looking desperately for something to satisfy my Dark Ages addiction. Knightfall showed up, and quickly I found myself hooked on the last years of the infamous Templars.
The Official Summary
In 1306, the Knights Templar were winding down their run as one of the most powerful organisations in the Christian world. Acre, the Templar’s last stronghold, has fallen, and years later, a rumour is heard that the lost Grail is still in that area.
The Templars, led by the courageous, headstrong, but noble Templar Knight Landry, have shifted their attention to regaining a foothold in the Holy Land. They take their battle back to the Holy Land, and their battles become the Crusades.
Gothic Bite Magazine is officially relaunched this week! To kickstart our new beginning, we decided to do a week on how to survive an iconic slasher killer.
Remember The Beginning No One Forgot?
Imagine it. Home alone. Popcorn popping. You are getting ready to watch your favorite horror movie. Then the phone rings. It will most likely be your cell phone because, let’s face it, who really uses a landline anymore? It’s a number you don’t recognize.
Now, most of us would ignore it. We have become a society of texting and not answering nonrecognizable numbers. But what if they keep calling? You block the number.
I am a new Darcy Coates fan. This is the second book that she has read, and I loved it from start to finish. If Darcy Coates isn’t a name you are familiar with, let me tell you a bit about her writing.
SPOILER ALERT! CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED!
The Suspense And The Mystery
Author Darcy Coates writes in the genre of horror suspense. Her books contain mystery, suspense, and that eerie feeling that horror fans love so much. Her characters are relatable, and she transports the reader into the story. At least that’s what happens to me when I read her stories.
Webtoons are gaining popularity and here, at Gothic Bite Magazine, we have an amazing reviewer, Kayla Krantz to let us know her thoughts!
Summary Of Light Within Shadow
WRITTEN BY #1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR KAYLA KRANTZ
Lizzie lives in simple town where not much happens. But strange and dangerous things have begun to stir. Never seeing the world is one thing, but how can she and her friends handle a reality that even the gods of Varaluz have never seen?
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.
Gothic Bite Magazine loves to interview everyone, including those walking straight out of an Epic Gothic novel such as, The Gravedigger. Come meet with Clémentine Lyon.
The First Professional Vampirologist
Dr. Clémentine Lyon is a professional vampirologist. She is a parapsychologist with a doctorate in anthropology and history. She is here to talk about her experience with “living” vampires. Now, this is how interviewing a professional vampirologist happens at Gothic Bite Magazine!
Hello, everyone. I am Clémentine Lyon, a doctor in anthropology and history. My specialization is in ancient history, more precisely legends and folklore. I developed an interest in vampires when realizing that the term of “forceful bite” happened to be mentioned everywhere around ancient civilizations from around the globe.
January 10th, the day I was born, and when my mother didn’t know yet, I would be attracted to vampires and their legends. On January 9th, my husband and I decided to watch Netflix’s Dracula. It was entirely unexpected.
Official Dracula Summary
Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet a new client and finalise the sale of a stately house in London, but finds himself trapped in a terrifying maze-like castle of undead brides with a vampire Count whose ambition is to conquer the world. — BBC One | Netflix
The Haunting of Hill House is an eminently recommended Netflix series. It’s not like your average paranormal series. It has a psychological factor at play, and it’s one of those series you must start from the beginning and watch in order until the very end to understand the magnitude of the house’s heritage.
The Official Summary of The Haunting of Hill House
Explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country.
Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past, some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House.
Piano Lessons Can Be Murder! Readers Beware, we are back for another scare. After a short break here we are with the next in line for my Goosebumps series.
Original 1993 Summary
Practice til you drop…dead
When Jerry finds a dusty old piano in the attic of his new house, his parents offer to pay for lessons. At first, taking piano seems like a cool idea. But there’s something creepy about Jerry’s piano teacher, Dr. Shreek. Something really creepy.
Mrs. Blackwood is the introduction to The Lord Impaler Series. An opening to a world with vampires, werewolves, and many other monsters. After its release, it won the heart of readers who gave it a solid FIVE STAR!
The Unique Cover
Mrs. Blackwood has one cover for the digital version while the paperback itself has a special and unique cover. Arielle Lyon previously known as Alexa Wayne studied graphic design and being an illustrator has her possess an eye for design.
Wayne knows what she wants and so when in the process of making the covers for Mrs. Blackwood, she had a specific idea in mind. She always enjoyed the neat and clean look.
Vlad is mine. Everyone knows it. So, when I see his name I must satisfy my curiosity and Jeaniene Frost is one to take seriously. Her Vlad is a pure delight.
She’s a mortal cursed with dark power…
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: a terrifying ability to channel electricity and to see a person’s darkest secrets through a single touch.
Leila is doomed to a life of solitude…until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world’s most infamous vampire…
Greetings once again, Biters! For June, I thought I’d look at the Netflix hit series, The Umbrella Academy.
The Official Summary
On one day in 1989, 43 infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by billionaire industrialist Sir Reginald Hargreeves, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world.
In their teenage years, though, the family fractures and the team disbands. Fast forward to the present time, when the six surviving members of the clan reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing.
In a world where so many dark things go bump in the night, terror awaits around every corner as these authors take horror stories to the next level. — Google
A Book Review
If you want a good book to make the hair on
your arms stand up, pay attention. I love a good horror read. I need something
that is going to make me want to sleep with the lights on at night, with a
baseball bat, just in case. This book did not disappoint!
There are five stories, five short reads that are going to give you the chills! I can’t give you the entire plot, but I will do my best to give this book, and the stories, some justice.
This month in Gothic Bite Magazine, I give you one of the Goosebumps Books on the list with number eleven, The Haunted Mask.
The Original 1993 Summary
Face to Face with a Nightmare…
How ugly is Carly Beth’s Halloween mask? It’s so ugly that it almost scared her little brother to death. So terrifying that even her friends are totally freaked out by it. It’s the best Halloween mask ever. It’s everything Carly Beth hoped it would be. And more. Maybe too much more. Because Halloween is almost over. And Carly Beth is still wearing that special mask…