I’m so very happy to announce that I’m now a rep for The Nocturnal Reader’s Box for the months of December, January and February! This book box is really the best out there for horror lovers! Every month it’s filled with the best (and all useful) goodies, and of course at least two books! Now, let’s get on with the unboxing of December’s box, that was themed “Predator & Prey”.
About The Nocturnal Reader’s Box
Jessica and Vincent are the founders of the Nocturnal Book Box. We are a Veteran owned company that simply loves everything dark! We decided to create this opportunity for our customers for the same reason that many other small businesses are started every year, we wished that something like this existed. Because the book boxes that are out there currently are ones that involve only Young Adult, we decided that everyone should be able to get a book box that has a bit of mature content and items that are not coated in glitter. That’s when we began sourcing ideas and publishers. We pitched the idea to many of our friends and family and the response was overwhelmingly positive. We could not believe that no one had thought of doing this yet. We have been working tirelessly to curate the perfect items for our boxes, and made sure that every item that is put into the box is usable. Thank you for your support and we hope to build a great community around The Nocturnal Reader’s Box.
This month’s box included:
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- A NOS4A2 inspired tee (or tote bag) designed by the NRB and Nameless City Apparel!
- A The Shining Overlook Hotel carpet pattern roll of washi tape.
- A Jaws inspired mug designed and made by Jeff at Exhumed Visions that says “You’re gonna need a bigger mug”
- A pin inspired by a ouija planchette featuring the demon Pazuzu or “Captain Howdy”
- A can cooler featuring Bentley Little’s The Store
- An art print created by Ian Permana (@iannocent) featuring the NRB’s take on a scene from Bird Box by Josh Malerman
- And of course some bookmarks!
The first goodie I saw was the Overlook Hotel washi tape and I already knew that this box was going to be awesome! Aren’t they just perfect?! I just love the tee and mug, but I’m sure I’m going to use the other things just as much! For instance, I already know what my bullet journal of 2018 is going to look like (carpeted like the Overlook hotel!)
I didn’t know every book or haven’t seen/read every film/book that the goodies are inspired by, but that really didn’t take anything away of my excitement! What I love about those goodies is that they recommend new books to me!
Now onto the books!
Just like other months, this box included a new and a previous release. Tales from the Talking Board by Ross E. Lockhart as the new, and Vermilion by Molly Tanzer as the previous release! Doesn’t the Tales just look awesome? Although we have been warned by Vincent and Jessica that we better be careful with the placement of the pin near Tales for possible summonings of possessions, hauntings and poltergeists.
Tales from the Talking Board by Ross E. Lockhart
Can we speak with the spirits of the dead? Is it possible to know the future? Are our dreams harbingers of things to come? Do auspicious omens and cautionary portents effect our lives?
Edited by Ross E. Lockhart, Tales from a Talking Board examines these questions–and more–with tales of auguries, divination, and fortune telling, through devices like Ouija boards, tarot cards, and stranger things.
So dim the lights, place your hands upon the planchette, and ask the spirits to guide you as we present fourteen stories of the strange and supernatural by Matthew M. Bartlett, Nadia Bulkin, Nathan Carson, Kristi DeMeester, Orrin Grey, Scott R. Jones, David James Keaton, Anya Martin, J. M. McDermott, S. P. Miskowski, Amber-Rose Reed, Tiffany Scandal, David Templeton, and Wendy N. Wagner.
Edited by Ross E. Lockhart
Cover Design by Yves Tourigny
Vermilion by Molly Tanzer
Gunslinging, chain smoking, Stetson-wearing Taoist psychopomp, Elouise “Lou” Merriwether might not be a normal 19-year-old, but she’s too busy keeping San Francisco safe from ghosts, shades, and geung si to care much about that. It’s an important job, though most folks consider it downright spooky. Some have even accused Lou of being more comfortable with the dead than the living, and, well… they’re not wrong.
When Lou hears that a bunch of Chinatown boys have gone missing somewhere deep in the Colorado Rockies she decides to saddle up and head into the wilderness to investigate. Lou fears her particular talents make her better suited to help placate their spirits than ensure they get home alive, but it’s the right thing to do, and she’s the only one willing to do it.
On the road to a mysterious sanatorium known as Fountain of Youth, Lou will encounter bears, desperate men, a very undead villain, and even stranger challenges. Lou will need every one of her talents and a whole lot of luck to make it home alive…
From British Fantasy Award nominee Molly Tanzer comes debut novel Vermilion, a spirited weird Western adventure that puts the punk back into steampunk.
Lets celebrate together.
New year, New fears!
Edgar Allan Poe
Be sure that you don’t miss out on January’s box, which will be celebrating Poe’s birth month by two Poe inspired goodies! There are still some boxes left and while you’re at it, make sure to use my code NOCTURNALROMI for 15% off your month to month or 3-month subscription!