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Tag Archives: literature

An End for the ‘Poe Toaster’

January 20, 2012

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In the year 1949, exactly a century after the tragic, unsolved, death of author Edgar Allan Poe, a tradition began at his Baltimore gravesite that would eventually draw the attention of not only the press, but thousands of fans who would join a man affectionately known as the “Poe Toaster” on his yearly pilgrimage.  On […]

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Vamplit Publishing Discusses “Torture Films”

January 17, 2012

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Each Wednesday, genre fiction publisher Vamplit Publishing hosts an interactive, Twitter-based chat on a topic relevant to the horror/suspense/thriller genre.  Prior topics have included “Vicious Vampires”, “Witches”, “Horror Movie Makeup”, and the Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock. This week (beginning at midnight GMT), Vamplit authors, fans and friends will discuss what’s become an undeniable […]

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So Long, And Thanks For All The Brains: A Review

January 17, 2012

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by Alex McDermott: I’ve always had a soft spot for zombies. I’ll admit it! But even as a long-time fan I can see when a walker has passed its less than fresh date! In the wave of zombies over the last number of years, the story seems to be getting stale. So Long, And Thanks […]

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‘Tis the Season for Giveaways on DMC!

December 28, 2011

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This month, DarkMediaCity is hosting not one, but four incredible giveaways — in cooperation with a few of our very favorite people. First, award winning author V.M.K. Fewings has generously donated ten signed copies of her latest novel in The Stone Masters Vampire Series, Book III: A VAMPIRE’S DOMINION. Summary from the publisher, Zova Books: Vampires Jadeon and […]

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A Review of Kelland by Paul G. Bens: FIVE STARS!

December 22, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: Horror, real horror, creeps up on you. It crawls down the back of your neck and unsettles you. You turn on the lights, hoping that feeling will go away. It doesn’t. It lingers just around the corner like a thought you just can’t quite remember. Paul G. Bens’ novel Kelland is horror. […]

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Ghosts, Ghouls, and things that go bump in the night…

October 23, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: Gothic horror was a staple of the 1800’s and early 1900’s with everything from short stories and poetry to full-length novels. Master storytellers like Lovecraft, Poe, Maupassant, and Stoker haunted the literary world. Writers like Yeats even dabbled in the genre! Where did this tradition go in the modern world? Right into […]

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THE BOOK DIES SCREAMING!

October 7, 2011

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by Richard Jay Parker: I’ve noticed that a large percentage of online pieces about books and technology frequently use the phrase ‘Death Of The Book.’  It was probably quite attention-grabbing a couple of years ago but now it seems to have lost its impact and doesn’t guarantee as many hits.  It doesn’t stop people using it though, particularly […]

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