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Sara Gates aka Gatesy - Web Team in Manchester

My cat Blanket won't stop yelling at all these haunted dolls.
I travel the US as much as I can, usually to enthusiastically watch a band play that you haven't thought about in at least a decade but whose music is always at emo nights.
I make monsters with special effects makeup and anything else I can get my hands on, and consume as much horror content as possible.

“I trust people who are violent about art, as long as they aren't closed-minded. But, unfortunately, most art blowhards are also art bigots.” ― Vincent Price, I Like What I Know: A Visual Autobiography

This Thing Between Us: A Novel by Gus Moreno - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374539238
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - October 12th, 2021

Comparable to Tremblay or King, with a little Palahniuk flavor, Moreno plays on the very modern paranoia of smart tech; more importantly, the unique type of isolation and transient sense of self that comes with grief. The narrator is punchy and clever and trying his best to deal with his loss, isolation, and lack of familial connection or heritage on top of a too-real paranormal element that goes so far beyond the choppy recorded voice of a not-Alexa device and brings some honest-to-god terror to the table.
Content Warning: death, resurrection, pet death, gore, body horror, suicidal thoughts ~ Reviewed by Sara Gates

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250812629
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 3-7 Business Days
Published: Tor Nightfire - September 28th, 2021

If you've listened to a single true crime podcast or watched an episode of Forensic Files, you think you have an idea how this one is going to end up - you're probably wrong.
It's a weird one (you can tell from the first chapter from the bible-reading cat's perspective) but that's not a bad thing and it's absolutely worth it. Dark and nerve-y and full of personality, bared teeth, and a little hope. Kind of.
Content Warning: body horror, psychological turmoil, child endangerment ~ Reviewed by Sara Gates

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