thank you Caffeine Book Tours and Nyx Publishing for providing an advanced copy of this book for this tour! and to you, my dear reader, welcome to the #UnspeakableTour! today is my stop for this blog tour, where i will give the top five things to expect when you delve into the worlds this book offers. linked here is the launch post, where you will find the schedule and check out the contents of other hosts regarding this anthology. let’s go!
#1 DIVERSE CHARACTERS AT THEIR FINEST! AND WORST.
representation in fiction has always been a most-talked about topic. for years, people from marginalized backgrounds ask for reps, which boost empowerment and recognition. this anthology is doing it! venturing into each title, you will find different characters, who represent unique individuals. aside from their identities, their situations can also relate to one reader or more. i found some that i could relate to, and i hope you will find yours when you read this book!
#2 THE GOTHIC FEELS. SOMETIMES CHILL.
horror does not need jumpscares to drive the daylights away. sometimes, the ambiance is enough for one to conclude that they are reading horror. a number of the titles here did a great job at that. the authors wrote splendidly that they could evoke fear without need of headless ghosts materializing out of nowhere.
#3 THE VERY UNLIKELY ROMANCES!
this is the best part! a heartless, literally, woman and a werewolf. two ghosts. a pirate and a mythical creature of the sea. every title has a romantic pairing to offer, and i loved most of them. each chemistry was something to behold. each kisses made the butterflies go crazy, crazy as some of the characters. thus, i was disappointed when the titles i favored are short for my liking. most of all, i feel like some of them should be a novella or a novel.
ABOUT THE BOOK
unspeakable contains eighteen gothic tales with uncanny twists and characters that creep under your skin. its stories feature sapphic ghosts, terrifying creatures of the sea, and haunted houses concealing their own secrets. whether you’re looking for your non-binary knight in shining armour or a poly family to murder with, unspeakable showcases the best contemporary gothic queer short fiction. even dark tales deserve their time in the sun.
LIST OF STORIES AND AUTHORS: let down by claire hamilton russell || moonlight by ally kölzow || an account of service at meryll point, as recollected and set down by c.l. || the white door by lindsay king-miller || doctor barlowe’s mirror by avery kit malone || laguna and the engkanto by katalina watt || the moon in the glass by jude reid || brideprice by s.t. gibson || lure of the abyss by jenna macdonald || hearteater by eliza temple || mquicksilver prometheus by katie young || homesick by sam hirst || rodeo by ryann fletcher || lady of letters; or, the twenty-first century homunculus by heather valentine || taylor hall by jen glifort || the ruin by e. saxey || the dream eater by anna moon || leadbitter house by mason hawthorne
CONTENT WARNINGS (ORDER ACCORDING TO THE LIST ABOVE): imprisonment, non-consensual sex || death of loved one || societal transphobia (narrator is accepting, however) || violence, murder || none || death of parent || murder, hallucinations || mention of sexual assault, murder, blood-drinking || some people get eaten by a sea monster || none || hallucinations, mention of death of children || none || homophobia, domestic violence, murder || cheating || panphobia (challenged) || threat of the apocalypse || illness of loved one || body horror
HERE’S A GIVEAWAY YOU CAN JOIN: there will be one (1) winner of one (1) paperback copy of Unspeakable! this is open internationally and ends on 12/14/2020 (PH Time)!
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