For everyone subscribed to the Nocturnal Reader’s Box, if you have not yet received your box, please proceed with caution!
A few weeks ago I told you all that I was looking for a new subscription until I can read some of these books! I just wanted to let you know that I am now subscribed to the Creeper Crate and the Rue Morgue Coffin Box.
THIS is my last Nocturnal Reader’s Box for a little while. I know I said that last time, but the payment went through for another box before the cancellation. With that being said, now I have two more books to read before I continue my subscription!
Eternal Frankenstein is an anthology edited by Ross E. Lockheart that pays tribute to Mary Shelley and Frankenstein. This is the new release for May’s Nocturnal Reader’s Box. Authors include Orrin Grey, Anya Martin, Edward Morris, Amber-Rose Reed, Damien Angelica Walters, Betty Rocksteady, Tiffany Scandal, David Templeton, Siobhan Carroll, Nathan Carson, Autumn Christian, Scott R. Jones, Kristi DeMeester, G. D. Falksen, Rios de la Luz, and Michael Griffin.
“This impressive compendium contains a rich array of short stories inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” – Publishers Weekly
The second book in this month’s Nocturnal Reader’s Box is Haven. Tom Deady is the author of many short stories and a non-fiction book, but this is his first novel. Located in the town of Haven, a group seeks to uncover the monster that is killing off the children who live there. This reminds me of IT by Stephen King, just by reading the back.
“After a series of child killings, Paul Greymore was caught carrying a wounded girl. His face, disfigured from a childhood accident, seemed to confirm he was the monster the community hoped to banish. With Paul in prison, the killings stopped. For seventeen years, Haven was peaceful again. But Paul served his time and has now returned to Haven – the town where he grew up, and the scene of his alleged crimes. Paul insists he didn’t commit those crimes, and sever townspeople believe him including the local priest, a young boy named Denny, and his best friend Billy.”
“a big, generous, Stephen King-like small town boys vs. monster epic.” – Stewart O’nan
May’s Nocturnal Reader’s Box included a copy of Apex Magazine, just like April. Apex Magazine is a monthly magazine featuring original short-fiction in the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genre. You can actually read them on their site on the first Tuesday of every month. Copied straight from the site with links intact:
THIS MONTH FROM APEX
Words from the Editor-in-Chief by Jason Sizemore
Stars so Sharp They Break the Skin by Matthew Sanborn Smith
Cold Blue Sky by JE Bates
Mother Jones and the Nasty Eclipse by Cherie Priest
Luisah’s Church by Nisi Shawl
Fifteen Minutes Hate by Rich Larson (May 22nd)
Cherry Wood Coffin by Eugenia Triantafyllou (May 29th)
Interview with Author Matthew Sanborn Smith by Andrea Johnson
Interview with Cover Artist Anna Dittmann by Russell Dickerson
How I Learned to Follow My Own Advice and Let It Go by Tobias S. Buckell (May 23rd)
Signal Intrusion by Kirk Jones (May 24th)
Each box includes a pin. This month’s pin didn’t have any background info on the list of included item, though.
Robert McCammon’s “They Thirst” T-Shirt
I love the shirts that the Nocturnal Reader’s Box pick out or make. This month’s shirt is awesome, featuring a vampire covering its eyes. It is comfy and creepy!
Joe Lansdale Stadium Cup
I cannot express my love for the goodies enough! I have a collection of horror related cups and mugs and this one will fit right in. It is based on “The Drive-In” and will be used as soon as it comes out of the dishwasher.
“The Travelling Vampire Show” Mirror
I didn’t get a picture of this bad boy, but this compact mirror will be in my purse and ready to use.
The art featured in May’s Nocturnal Reader’s Box came in the form of three postcards. I can decide if I want to put these up or use them to send to someone.
“Don’t you see? It is a new age. It requires a new evil. And I am that new evil.” – Lestat De Lioncourt
“Evil is a point of view…God kills, and so shall we, indiscriminately.” – Lestat De Lioncourt
“In fiction, if nowhere else, I must have a little meaning, a little coherence, or I will go mad.” –Lestat De Lioncourt