Posts Tagged ‘horror’


Hello fellow literary minded friends. As I sat down to prepare drafting my research paper for Gothic Literature I had a great idea (or at least I think it is 🙂 Let’s celebrate the Gothic literary tradition this Christmas season with an entire month dedicated to poetry, short stories, essays, and chapter excerpts that contain elements of the gothic. What could be better than a Victorian Christmas?

What the heck is the gothic literary tradtion you may (or may not) be asking. Characteristics include but are not limited to the supernatural, repression, degeneration, mystery, the confllict between new and old world thinking, the “uncanny” (when the unfamiliar becomes familiar) passion verse reason, the monsterous woman, the tyrannical man, male and female gender issues, the criminal man, evolution, progression, technology, science and medicine. Classic examples include Dracula, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein, The Picture of Dorian Grey, and others.

How does the Gothic tradition surface in modern day writing? Much in the same way it did in the past. Typical genres that can fall within  Gothic Literature include: horror, paranormal, speculative, thriller, suspense, science fiction, fantasy, even mystery (think Sherlock Holmes) and adventure (think She).

With that being said, if you are a writer and you would like to contribute to a Victorian Christmas with poetry, a short story, flash fiction, a chapter excerpt, or essay please email me at madasinmayfair@hotmail.com. My hope is to add one new author and their writing sample to my blog everyday during the month of December. Please write Victorian Christmas in the subject line and indicate what day you would like to sign up. Please include 3 possible dates in case your first pick is already booked. Also in the body of your message let me know what type of submission you will be sending (poem, essay, excerpt etc) and what genre (paranormal, horror, science fiction etc.) I will get back with you as soon as possible!

I know it is early for some (for those of you who know me personally know that the Christmas season never comes too early) but please spread the Christmas cheer and tell all your friends about this! Authors hosting authors is a great way to share with others in the lit community. Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing back from you —Madasin


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In the chapter Deconstructed we wandered through the minds of seven main characters in Wanderlust Love & Hate. In the chapters Stellar and Wanderlust, we were met with the colliding thoughts and words of the dark hero of the novel- David Huntsmen. Starting this week and running through the New Year we will revisit each character with a interactive character interview. Thats seven interviews and seven characters! Discover a more in-depth understanding of your favorite (or least favorite characters). Interviews will be posted on my blog every week and will be featured under the Wanderlust Tab on the webiste of my publishing house- Westland Park Press http://goo.gl/TGoRs. This is an interactive interview so I look forward to hearing back from you all! Have a question for one of the characters? Please leave a comment and they will get bak with your shortly! I recieved a special request to start with the heroine of the novel first…coming soon…all the questions that you have been pondering for Autumn Marseille.

It’s not too late to join in the fun- Grab your copy here http://goo.gl/DLMZr

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Looking for a book discussion group or are you interested in finding awesome fiction to read? How about book reviews and a great group of literary minded people to connect with? Visit http://www.goodreads.com and search for Gothic Fiction Re-born. This discussion group is all about classic literature as well as modern gothic fiction. http://goo.gl/MD0Uf ENJOY!!

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FREE READ October 31st!

Grab a one way ticket to HELL this Halloween with a FREE kindle ebook version of Wanderlust Love & Hate

“It’s a thrilling adventure…destination evil”

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Spent the day with Mike Wright, my lovely publisher, and team members LiAnnette Morris and Michael Swanson at the horror expo in Niles today. Met a lot of up and coming authors, illustrators, and members of the film industry- great networking experience.


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Deadly sins, rule our world, surface in the light- through the dark. Festering, they multiply- blood sucking- parasites. Contagious. Transparent. Our inner demons, latch hold to play- master puppeteers. The love and the hate, and we are still wandering blindly. Visceral. Living and Dead.

Trick or Treat? Now Have Both 31 Days of the Paranormal Author Feature October 28 Visit http://www.nicolefaithhill.blogspot.com for a full day of all things Wanderlust New in paperback and kindle ebook http://goo.gl/DLMZr


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Changes for the worse; but even those changes are convoluted and subtle, as if they have been there the entire time- confined- like a schizoid stuck in their weaker personality. Every aspect of my life I try to escape.  I wake up the same way: gasping and clawing, fighting against the plastic bag that is over my face, the same plastic bag that is pulled tighter and tighter. I am awake. Or am I, just then, falling asleep?

Things only change for the worse, for every night the horror is more intense, more unmistakably tangible. I am held down, and the voices in my head wage control over my mind. Each night I see horrible things, unforgettable havoc, and each night the anarchy grows. The hour that I am asleep seems like an eternity; and in my dreams I visit more places, and see more of the world than I ever knew existed. I never knew such darkness- a never ceasing pit of tantalizing torture and turmoil. Awake or asleep? Fact or fiction? Ignorance or truth?  Sleeping while Awake. Fictionalized Facts. Ignorance is Truth. Ambiguity. Redundancy. My paradoxical life.

From *REDUNDANCY*  Wanderlust Love & Hate

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