The veil between our world and the world of shadows grows thin at this time of the year. The moon seems to be bigger and shines with an eerie light; the nights grow longer, and the chill in the air deepens… Halloween is upon us!
This is my favourite time of the year. Everyone reads and watches horror, even people who rarely do so. A lot of long anticipated books hit the shelves this month, and discounts on great, existing titles spread through the bookshops and the online stores. Even if there is no way one can consume every title in one month, it’s an excellent time to stock up on future reads.
So, I decided that I’m going to make The Uninvited Words—Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy Volume II join to the horde of discounted horror books this year. The eBook will be free to download from Amazon between the 27th (today) and the 31st of October.
If you have never heard of The Uninvited Words Collection, here is a brief description:
In this stunning, second volume of horror and dark fantasy tales, S Kovax will take you to a brand new ride of the macabre. Live through a young Hungarian man’s pain who is tormented by unexplainable events around his brand new farm house. Follow the struggles of a charming young couple as their long-weekend holiday gets interrupted by the evil occupants of a seaside town. Discover the most hideous monster in this world alongside a famous monsterologist and witness her fight for survival. And much more. Eight stories, a limitless supply of darkness.
Come and enter the realm of The Uninvited Words.
On the TV front, I would like to recommend The Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix, created by the brilliant Mike Flanagan. I haven’t finished it yet, but I’m absolutely loving it so far. Flanagan weaved a great amalgamation of modern and gothic horror, mixing the imagery of Edgar Allan Poe into a shocking family drama. Cannot recommend it enough.
On the book front, I’m reading the second volume of The First Law trilogy by Joe Abercrombie titled Before They Are Hanged, and I’m enjoying it even more than the first one. Just for the record, this book is grimdark fantasy and not horror, but as you guessed from its genre, it’s grim and bloody enough that any horror fan would enjoy it. To break it up sometimes, I’m also reading The Beast You Are by Paul Tremblay, an excellent short story collection with some truly disturbing tales.
I will be back in November with some news on my writing progress and some info about the next volume of The Uninvited Words. Until then, enjoy whatever you choose to watch or read, keep a lantern close, and don’t look behind… or maybe do?
Happy reading, and keep the chalice raised in the name of the dark arts.