A ‘Breathing Ghosts’ Halloween for chills and thrills!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, my fangtastic followers! I’m still writing furiously away on a BRAND NEW supernatural YA novel, and also the THIRD NOVEL in ‘The Breathing Ghosts Series’ (ooh, exciting!) and will keep you all updated, have no fear! In the meantime, why not try out some of these spooky, scintillating and spine-tingling events and ideas to make your Halloween frightfully good?😛

1. If you’re feeling brave enough, visit Ordsall Hall, a historic family home said to be haunted by a mysterious ‘White Lady’…and there’s a whole load of other ‘haunted’ houses in and around Britain, listed here

2. Check out the Metropolitan Museum’s Pinterest board (‘Wicked Works‘) for eerie images of witches, skulls and a whole host of demons…

3. Make Halloween-themed skull cupcakes for little (and not so little) monsters to enjoy….Or, if that’s not enough for your spooky sweet tooth, why not go the whole hog and create an entire skull cake?

4. Fancy a few dried llama fetuses to ward off bad luck? Or maybe you want to stock up on owl feathers or frogs? Head to Bolivia’s very own Witches’ Market for all your ghoulish goodies!

5. Curl up with popcorn and watch feminist horror movies, courtesy of Bitch Magazine.

6. Or, you are more of a bookworm than a movie-watcher, why not try one (or maybe all!) of these chilling reads instead? Here are a few of my picks:

The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice

The Bloody Chamber (short stories) by one of my favourite-authors-of-all-time, Angela Carter (I particularly recommend the short stories ‘Wolf-Alice’, ‘The Snow Child’ and ‘The Lady of The House of Love’)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind (also see my ‘The Scent of a Vampire’ article for more information on Suskind’s work!)

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Drawing Blood by another one of my favourite horror authors, Poppy Z. Brite

Reflections of a Vampire by Eileen Cadman (an ebook)

-Poems and stories by the master of terror, Mr. Edgar Allan Poe

-and…of course…my own novel, The Breathing Ghosts, and my short story collection, The Ghosts’ Feast, for extra vampire delights!

For more bookish suggestions, why not check out my new top 7 books for Halloween?

Enjoy!  MWA HA HAAAAA!!! ;D


All images (apart from my special Breathing Ghosts pumpkin!) are via Tumblr


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