Gothic Horror Explained: How it’s Different from Standard Horror

What's the difference between Gothic horror, horror, and a ghost story? Find out the basics elements of Gothic horror, along with how it compares to ghost stories and the rest of the horror genre.

32 Days of Halloween: Author April A. Taylor and The Haunting of Cabin Green

Mangled Matters

We’ve all read haunted house stories before and we’ve all enjoyed a good ol’ fashioned “crazy person” book at one point or another. But what happens when both tropes are mixed together seamlessly and given a breath of fresh air?

The age-old question of whether the main character is dealing with a paranormal experience or insanity gets a refreshing face lift in April A. Taylor’s latest work, The Haunting of Cabin Green. It’s an uncomfortable read, in the most wonderful way possible, as it forces the reader to assess the depths of grief a human can go through while also instilling such a deep, feral fear of the unknown that Shirley Jackson would be proud.

Ben just lost his beloved fiancée Kyra in heartbreaking fashion. To try to heal and piece his life back together, Ben travels to Cabin Green in northern Michigan (which is a real place, by…

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Reader’s Choice Award Nominee: Please Vote!

The Haunting of Cabin Green is a Reader's Choice Award Nominee for Best Horror/Suspense Book of 2018. Please vote by clicking here! Comments count as votes, so please leave a comment that says "The Haunting of Cabin Green by April A. Taylor." The site is also giving away a free Kindle and Amazon gift card, if … Continue reading Reader’s Choice Award Nominee: Please Vote!

Latest Release – Frightened in France: A Paranormal Mystery

Frightened in France, the second book in the Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries Series, is available now! If  you haven't read the first one (Missing in Michigan) yet, be sure to start there. Both books are available for Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. If you prefer print, they can also be ordered in paperback! She's a Witty, … Continue reading Latest Release – Frightened in France: A Paranormal Mystery

Latest Review: The Haunting of Cabin Green

The Haunting of Cabin Green was a novel that instantly caught my attention and from the very first page I could tell I was in for a literary treat. Exceptionally written and beautifully descriptive you will find yourself inside the Cabin Green in no time. The author does a wonderful job of pulling you in … Continue reading Latest Review: The Haunting of Cabin Green

New Book Release – Missing in Michigan: A Paranormal Mystery

New Book Release! Missing in Michigan: A Paranormal Mystery   My latest book, Missing in Michigan: A Paranormal Mystery, is the first of the Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries open-ended series. This book will be released for Kindle and Paperback on June 19, but you can lock in your Kindle copy today for release day delivery! Early Reviewers Have Loved Missing in … Continue reading New Book Release – Missing in Michigan: A Paranormal Mystery

Reviews Needed: Your Opinion is Very Important to Me!

The Haunting of Cabin Green has been out for almost three weeks now (where did the time go?). The response in terms of sales and Kindle Unlimited page reads has been astronomical, and I'm so grateful to all of you! Now, it's time to show everyone else what you think about the book. If you … Continue reading Reviews Needed: Your Opinion is Very Important to Me!

The Haunting of Cabin Green A Modern Gothic Horror Novel Best Horror Books of 2018

The Haunting of Cabin Green is Available Now!

My debut horror novel, The Haunting of Cabin Green: A Modern Gothic Horror Novel, is available now for Kindle. The paperback will be released next month. The book is steadily climbing the charts and is currently in the Top 100 Best Sellers for Ghost Fiction and United States Horror, along with the Top 100 Hot New Releases … Continue reading The Haunting of Cabin Green is Available Now!

Art Based on ‘Vasilisa the Terrible’

The talented Dr. Machina creates humorous pop art by combining old, forgotten comic book panels with new dialogue. He created this funny take on Vasilisa the Terrible: A Baba Yaga Story, and I love it! Be sure to check out his website for more or head to Amazon to pick up a copy of his … Continue reading Art Based on ‘Vasilisa the Terrible’