The thing is, I was born in 1985, and so Monster High came into my life when I was twenty-five. I fell in love with Frankie Stein! I know the OCD Vampire doesn’t place Draculaura first. What gives? But Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is unique, and Frankie Stein is so adorable!
We know the word werewolf, but the technical term is lycanthrope, and the accurate clinical term is lycanthropy. But what does that mean?
What Is Lycanthropy, And Where Did It Come From
The delusion that someone must metamorphose into an animal or be one is a psychiatric syndrome. The scientific community calls it Clinical Lycanthropy.
The term itself leads to the affliction of physically morphing into a wolf. Of course, it is impossible and linked to the paranormal phenomenon that is a werewolf. However, it is, to this day, still a disorder despite its rarity.
The Vampire Disease. Many people heard of it but do people really know what it is? Or what it means to the people who live with it? I have the illness at a mild level. Here’s how it goes!
Beware, Vampires Are Out Of The Coffin! Really, Read The Warning!
This article contains graphic descriptions of the medical condition widely spread as ‘Vampire Disease’ and its symptoms. The following article is an in-depth dive into the illness and what it implies, and what it is like for people like me to live with this condition.
If you are sensitive to medical tools, treatment, and physical descriptions of diseases, I recommend skipping this article. Because the illness can relate to mental disorders, I also recommend ensuring all readers are comfortable with the nervous system and brain illnesses.
Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of watching the horror series Hemlock Grove based on the literary work of Brian McGreevy. It is a three-season series that has the viewer wonder where the story might end and which answer might surface.
Find Hemlock Grove
What to say about this unique series? Well, when werewolves find Hemlock Grove anything can happen!
Based on the book by Brian McGreevy and executively produced by acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (Hostel,) this Netflix original series revolves around the peculiar residents—and killer creatures—of Hemlock Grove.
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.
A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital force of the living. In European folklore, vampires were undead beings that often visited loved ones.
The First Print
Mrs. Blackwood was a novel I wrote to be part of an anthology that sadly never happened. As a result, I decided to repurpose it and publish the novel as my first book. Mainly, I enjoyed the story and thought it to be unique.
MRS. BLACKWOOD COMES OUT ON TUESDAY JULY 30TH, 2019 ON AMAZON!
Two years before the writing of Mrs. Blackwood, I met Tara M. Clapper, an editor among a few I contacted and her love for the paranormal attracted me. Henceforth, Tara became my editor and worked with me on a few writing projects.
If you’ve ever seen a modern-day vampire, you know that they come in many different shapes and sizes. Gone are the days of the slicked-back hair, capes and elongated fangs. Vampires don’t hide in the shadows these days. Continue reading Choosing Your Fangs
There are not only ghosts lurking in the darkness, but there are also strange presences we can’t explain wandering around in bright daylight. Terror in the Woods shares the stories of strangers and their encounters. Continue reading Terror in the Woods
Gothic Bite Magazine is proud to present our third anthology to our amazing followers and wonderful readers!
The Gothic Grimoire Anthology is all about the darkest the paranormal can offer from immortals to hauntings, and a grimoire ties all.
The Making of a Grimoire
When seeing many anthologies, four authors thought maybe we could come up with something different, and we all decided to lend on a grimoire mixed with as much darkness as we could and a little dash of what makes each of us so unique in our writing. Some of us have stories tied to our on-going series while others started their set, and this is the introduction to their universe.
Werewolves have been part of human legends and folklore for many centuries. They have encountered many obstacles throughout their existence in our stories.
Lady Romance vs Dark Romance
From undergoing the horror of the witch trials to being compared to hell creatures, they’ve endured and thrived. However, they finally did find a place where they are loved and desired… the paranormal romance world.
The romance genre by Harlequin Publishing, often seen as “eau de rose,” had many haters leaving women reading those books being mocked. Those books revolved around fictional history about a poor unfortunate damsel in distress waiting for her hero.
When witch trials happened werewolves became part of it. Many witches thought to be werewolves worked for the devil. One of them was Peter Stumpp.
Werewolves From Antiquity
*** Contains historical imagery and details of medieval torture. For Mature Audiences only. ***
The werewolves were born of legends and folklore back in the Ancient Times and survived through all the centuries, wars and time. Throughout history, professors and scientists have discovered records of witch trials, and through those, werewolves.
One of them seemed to have been the center of all attraction, Peter Stumpp, the execution of a werewolf from hell.
When the Dark Ages ended, slowly, the witch hunt started and it led to werewolf trials too.
The Dark Ages Ended
Back in the late Middle Ages and early Modern period, witches were being hunted down. It didn’t matter if it were true or not. If someone didn’t like their neighbor, they could be accused of witchcraft.
That started the witch trial time period. And like that wasn’t enough, werewolves emerged. And the werewolf trials begun and that is a horror story.
Travel the country sides of Europe and you are bound to see a castle. To date there are over ten thousand known castles in Europe and Asia.
Many of the oldest castles in the world are in Germany. With age comes history and not necessarily a pleasant history at that.
Europe’s Middle Ages were plagued with turmoil. The Crusades, witch-hunts (and werewolf hunts) vampire hysteria and war torn through the old world. Leaving in its wake tears in the fabric between this world and the next.