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5 Dark Books For The Brightest Summer Holidays

5 Dark Books For The Brightest Summer Holidays

Even while on summer holiday, during the brightest summer day some of us require some dark literature to get through the day until dusk returns once more to herarld the darkness of the night. Here we offer a selection of reading for the darkest of souls during the brightest of days. Summer of NightBy Dan Simmons This masterfully crafted horror classic, featuring a brand-new introduction by Dan Simmons, will bring you to the edge of your seat, hair standing on…

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Nano Horror Stories and Creepy Tales

Nano Horror Stories and Creepy Tales

Horror stories don’t have to form a novel hundreds of pages long, they don’t even have to be short stories a dozen pages long. With nano horror stories you can encapsulate the tale within only a few lines. Sometimes even a single line will do the job. “Impossible!” I hear you cry. But no, it can be done – check some of these nano horror stories: Beth awoke in the darkness with her husband’s strong arms wrapped tightly about her…

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Welcome To The Beast House – Four Richard Laymon Books I Recommend

Welcome To The Beast House – Four Richard Laymon Books I Recommend

If you love an entertaining yarn combined with characters you can relate to I heartily recommend the books form the Beast House series from Richard Laymon. “If you’ve missed Laymon you’ve missed a treat”– Stephen King Okay so not everyone has heard of Richard Layman (Stephen King obviously has) but I hold this prolific horror author in great esteem. Richard’s career spanned over 60 short stories and more than 30 novels. Richard was born in Chicago, Illinois and went on…

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Ego Traps

Ego Traps

Your own ego can be the one things that holds you back from growing in spirituality and in life. Here’ some of the most common ego traps you should avoid. 1) If you think it’s more ‘spiritual’ to ride a bike to work or use public transportation you then find yourself judging anyone who drives a car, you’re in an ego trap. 2) If you think it’s more ‘spiritual’ to stop watching television because ot rots your brain but then find…

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The Fear Factor – 13 Weird Phobias

The Fear Factor – 13 Weird Phobias

Any horror writer knows that for their writing to work they must tap into the fears of their audience. The problem with this is what one reader finds terrifying may not even faze someone else. To illustrate this fact I have collected thirteen phobias (irrational fears) that may seem weird to some but those who have to suffer them they can be life-altering. 1 – Koumpounophobia: Fear of Buttons I’ve chosen to put this first in my list because this…

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5 Gifts For A Horror Book Lover That Aren’t Books

5 Gifts For A Horror Book Lover That Aren’t Books

Bloody Knife Bookmark What more could a horror reader need more than a bookmark in the shape of a bloody knife? Fun and practical too! metALUm premium metal – bookmark “horror / thriller” kind of funny, but suitable for any crime or thriller, a bloody knife in the form of a bookmark, this is sensational! Brilliant print quality with vivid colours. Size: approx 15 x 4 cm In a beautiful foil packaging Available from Amazon: £3.59 Skull Shaped Book Ends…

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5 Of The Most Memorable Female Actresses In Horror Flicks

5 Of The Most Memorable Female Actresses In Horror Flicks

Women have always featured strongly in the telling of good horror tales but the emphasis of the female role has shifted over the years. Until quite recently the female role was simply that of a a helpless victim to be saved and usually won as a prize by the leading man. The countless re-spawning of generic slasher-movies has proven this but now the ladies are finally being recognised and portrayed as the strong leading character and even, in some cases, as the…

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5 Great Reasons I Write Early In The Morning

5 Great Reasons I Write Early In The Morning

Finding time to write is one of the biggest challenges for any writer. Having the habit of writing daily is very important to keep your skills and mind sharp. While I can write any time of the day or night I often find writing at ‘stupid o’clock’ in the morning helps build up my daily word count. Here’s five reasons you might like to consider for writing in the morning rather than any other time of the day: 1 –…

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7 Cardinal Rules of Life

7 Cardinal Rules of Life

Life can become overwhelming sometimes so here’s seven cardinal rules to make your life that little bit simpler. 1) Make peace with your past so it wont disturb your present. 2) What other people think of you is none of your business. 3) Time heals almost everything – give it time. 4) No-one is in charge of your happiness except you. 5) Don’t compare your life to others and don’t judge them, you have no idea what their journey is…

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Your Plan For Action

Your Plan For Action

Many of us have dreams. Here’s a simple 100% sure-fire way to make dreams come true… A DREAM written down with a date becomes a GOAL A GOAL broken down into steps becomes a PLAN A PLAN backed by action makes your DREAM come true! Source: Facebook © Colin Lawson Books Top^ Suggested posts:50 Inspirational Book Related Quotes5 Great Reasons I Write Early In The MorningVideo: Stephen King, His Books, and Their Origins at Lisner AudiotoriumTop 10 Scary British Urban Legends…

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