What are “edgy Christian thriller” books? What do “religious horror novels” have that’s so different than regular books in the horror genre? Today, we’re going to look at these two interesting sub-genres. We’ll figure out what differentiates edgy Christian thrillers from traditional Christian thrillers. And we’ll dissect the religious horror category and see why and how it different from traditional horror books. Photo by Nikita Khandelwal from Pexels Edgy Thrillers: What Are
A cold drizzle started as I stood on the corner of Elm Street.
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“Then let’s begin this ghostly tour,” she replied. Camden, ME, like any other New England town, has its share of ghost stories and supposed hauntings. Exploring the area on a recent family vacation with Red Cloak Tours was a treat. Our kindly guide knew the area like a well-worn recipe, stopp
Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash Do you ever have “one of those days,” and can’t seem to climb out from under the mountain of work (or laundry) long enough for a Fiction Fix? That’s where suspense stories for busy days come in. I’ve written before about thriller, mystery, and suspense for your ears. But since then, I’ve found even more sources for free, creepy short stories and audio dramas you’re going to love. Before we get to that though, a quick update from the writing st
You may have heard the terms “gothic horror” tossed around in book-related circles. But have you ever wondered what the terms actually mean? Horror itself can be a confusing genre. When most people think of horror they’re thinking of blood and guts, dismemberment, and characters like Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers. The type of slasher bloodbath movies that were a frequent part of sleepovers growing up. But horror as a genre is much more broad. Types of Horror How many subge
Photo by Aalap Pathak on Unsplash The 19th Century has been described as some as a romantic time period, one where life–and luxury–was embraced. But this was a culture that was also fascinated by death and the macabre. The Victorian Book of the Dead, by Chris Woodyard, is a compilation of all things grim and gothic surrounding the death rituals in the Victorian time period. From funeral bicycles to macabre artwork, premature burials to post-mortem photography, this book explo
Do you ever pick up a thriller novel and just know you’re going to love it? That’s what happened to me recently. I was browsing at the library looking for a copy of Jane Harper’s, The Lost Man. I’m a big fan of Ms. Harper’s, as you might remember from this post and this Thriller Book Recommendation segment. Instead, I took home a copy of Elly Griffith’s novel, The Stranger Diaries. It was love at first read as I skimmed the dust jacket cover which used descriptive words like,