It’s time for another unboxing of The Nocturnal Reader’s Box – this time of the month of March. I know I say it every month, but Vincent and Jessica know how to blow me away every time I open the 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 wooden pin by The Wooden Pin (you should definitely check out their pins – they’re GORGEOUS), based on The King in Yellow by Robert Chamber
- A tee featuring “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” with Gary Oldman as Dracula, designed by Vitor Willemann (@willemannart)
- An art print featuring the Ice Cream Man, Brady Hartsfield from Stephen King’s Bill Hodges trilogy, by Ana Godis (@ana_godis)
- Two stickers based on the Dark Tower series by Stephen King – whose side are you on?
- A bookmark based on The Elementals by Michael McDowell
- A mug in memory of the late Jack Ketchum, who passed away in January 2018. Designed by Jeff from Exhumed Visions (@exhumedvisions)
And of course … the books!
This month included two books, one recently released hardcover and a re-release. I love that NRB often includes both a new horror/thriller novel and an older classic in one box!
The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
Inception meets True Detective in this science-fiction thriller of spellbinding tension and staggering scope. The Gone World follows a special agent into a savage murder case with grave implications for the fate of mankind.
Shannon Moss is part of a clandestine division within the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. In Western Pennsylvania, 1997, she is assigned to solve the murder of a Navy SEAL’s family–and to locate his teenage daughter, who has disappeared. Though she can’t share the information with conventional law enforcement, Moss discovers that the missing SEAL was an astronaut aboard the spaceship U.S.S. Libra–a ship assumed lost to the darkest currents of Deep Time. Moss knows first-hand the mental trauma of time-travel and believes the SEAL’s experience with the future has triggered this violence.
Determined to find the missing girl and driven by a troubling connection from her own past, Moss travels ahead in time to explore possible versions of the future, seeking evidence or insight that will crack the present-day case. To her horror, the future reveals that it’s not only the fate of a family that hinges on her work, for what she witnesses rising over time’s horizon and hurtling toward the present is the Terminus: the terrifying and cataclysmic end of humanity itself.
Luminous and unsettling, The Gone World bristles with world-shattering ideas yet remains at its heart an intensely human story.
The Fury by John Farris
Gillian Bellaver’s family is one of the wealthiest in the world. Robin Sandza’s father Peter is a government assassin. The two teenagers seem to have nothing in common. Yet they are spiritual twins, possessing a horrifying psychic energy that threatens humanity. While dangerous and fanatical men vie for the secrets of their awesome power, Peter Sandza, using all the ruthless skills of his trade, makes a final desperate effort to save them. Exploring with extraordinary skill the myths and legends deeply rooted in the subconscious mind, this novel builds, scene by shocking scene, to a night of chilling horror that surpasses anything you’ve ever experienced . . . First published in 1976 and made into a successful movie written by the author and directed by Brian De Palma in 1978, The Fury is one of the all-time classics of the horror genre.
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John W. Campbell
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