Blood of the Broken by Jennifer Caress book trailer

Blood of the Broken is the new horror/thriller novel by author Jennifer Caress. Set for release August 1, 2011. OFFICIAL TRAILER

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Blood Fruit Anthology book trailer

“A Queer Collection of Dark Tales of the Macabre and the Horrific. Eleven tales from new and established authors of Queer Speculative Fiction.” Edited by: James EM Rasmussen Stories by: Laramie Dean; Jamie Freeman; Shanna Germain; Garry McLaughlin; TA Moore; Stephen Osborne; Trent Roman; Mark Silcox; Nathan Sims; Quinn Smythwood; Raymond Yeo The Lure of Dangerous Woman by Shanna Germain: The things that call to us—music, cigarettes, art, women—are as strong and murky as the bayou. In New Orleans, they are the bayou. A Different Kind of Monster by TA Moore: It wasn’t Peter’s beauty that attracted Sol, rather his cruelty… He was a cold flame to Sol’s moth. Just Past Winter by Nathan Sims: Prisoner of an enemy pack, Marcus has one chance at freedom. But what will the werewolf have to sacrifice to make it back home? Hemophobia by Trent Roman: Connor is an (un)living contradiction: a vampire who is afraid of blood. But he’ll have to push through the fear—or his only friend will be dead before the night is out. The Diarist by Mark Silcox: It was Mitchell who found the old man’s diary, but Leo who couldn’t stop reading it. Sometimes the memories of the dead can bleed into the world of the living… After All by Laramie Dean: Danny is making enormous changes in his life after his last disastrous relationship…but all it takes is a chalk-white face at the window to spin everything out of control. Happy Anniversary by Stephen Osborne: An evening playing with a spirit board

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“Carrion Comfort” by Gerard Manley Hopkins (poetry reading)

There are three versions of this sonnet but this one is the most commonly reprinted. Also there’s a modern horror novel of the same name, by Dan Simmons. Steven King said it was one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th century. But Steven King also called Nicholson Baker’s Vox “a meaningless little fingernail pairing” and that WAS one of the most important innovative novels of the 20th century. I wonder which is best, a good or a bad review by Steven King? Nicholson Baker then wrote an ingenious piece about nailclippers called “Clip Art” for the New Yorker – you can read it here: archives.newyorker.com There’s a brief review of the poem here, that covers the essentials www.victorianweb.org “Despair” was painted by Edvard Munch at about the same time the poem was written. NOT, I’ll not, carrion comfort, Despair, not feast on thee; Not untwist—slack they may be—these last strands of man In me ór, most weary, cry I can no more. I can; Can something, hope, wish day come, not choose not to be. But ah, but O thou terrible, why wouldst thou rude on me Thy wring-world right foot rock? lay a lionlimb against me? scan With darksome devouring eyes my bruisèd bones? and fan, O in turns of tempest, me heaped there; me frantic to avoid thee and flee? Why? That my chaff might fly; my grain lie, sheer and clear. Nay in all that toil, that coil, since (seems) I kissed the rod, Hand rather, my heart lo! lapped strength, stole joy, would laugh, chéer. Cheer whom though? the hero

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