The Nocturnal Reader’s Box (May) || Unboxing

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It’s time for the Nocturnal Reader’s Box unboxing of the May box with the theme “Who Made This Bloody F***in’ Mess?”. Once again Jessica and Vincent amazed the sock off of me with the goodies they featured in this box!

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:

  • A shirt based on They Thirst by Robert McCammon
  • A stadium cup inspired by The Drive-In by Joe Lansdale
  • A compact mirror based on The Traveling Vampire Show by Richard Laymon
  • A gorgeous pin based on Christine by Stephen King
  • The art of the month: three postcards with quotes from Lestat De Lioncourt (they’re gorgeous!)
  • A bookmark with this month’s theme

I haven’t yet read any of the books that the goodies are based on (I know, shame on me!), but my favourite items of this month were the post cards, the pin and the compact mirror!

Last but not least: the books!

This month included two books and another “Apex Magazine” (I still need to read the one from April). I’m very curious about both books – one has even won a Bram Stoker award! And as you can see: Eternal Frankenstein was signed!

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Eternal Frankenstein, edited by Ross E. Lockhart

Two hundred years ago, a young woman staying in a chalet in Switzerland, after an evening of ghost stories shared with friends and lovers, had a frightening dream. That dream became the seed that inspired Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, a tale of galvanism, philosophy, and the re-animated dead. Today, Frankenstein has become a modern myth without rival, influencing countless works of fiction, music, and film. We all know Frankenstein. But how much do we really know about Frankenstein?

Word Horde is proud to publish Eternal Frankenstein, an anthology edited by Ross E. Lockhart, paying tribute to Mary Shelley, her Monster, and their entwined legacy.

Haven by Tom Deady

In 1961, the small town of Haven thought they’d gotten rid of their monster. After a series of child killings, Paul Greymore was caught carrying a wounded girl. His face, disfigured from a childhood accident, seemed to confirm he was the monster the community hoped to banish. With Paul in prison, the killings stopped. For seventeen years, Haven was peaceful again. But Paul served his time and has now returned to Haven–the town where he grew up, and the scene of his alleged crimes. Paul insists he didn’t commit those crimes, and several townspeople believe him including the local priest, a young boy named Denny, and his best friend Billy. Trouble is, now that Paul is back home, the bizarre killings have started again–and the patterns match the deaths from Haven’s past. If Paul isn’t the killer, who is? Or WHAT is? An unlikely band of adventurers attempts to uncover the truth, delving into long-hidden tunnels that might actually be inhabited by a strange, predatory creature. Haven is a compelling horror epic in the spirit of It or Summer of Night, and a stunning debut novel from a gifted author who knows that the darkest horrors lurk inside human beings, even when there is a monster on the loose. Praise for HAVEN “PW * With compelling characters (both good and evil), a shifting narration that keeps the story moving, a building sense of dread, and breathless action sequences, this is a well-crafted example of what is best about horror today. While the novel is obviously for fans of Stranger Things and the classic small-town horror by those like King or Straub, don’t let its setting keep you looking in the past. There is a modern perspective behind this tale, similar to Maberry’s Pine Deep trilogy or Janz’ Children of the Dark (2016).

Next month’s NRB



Featuring items inspired by:

Brian Keen

Joe Hill

Nick Cutter

Mary Shelley

David Wellington

& More!

June boxes are now for sale – so head over to and GET YOURS! Don’t forget to use my rep code NOCTURNALROMI for 15% off a month-to-month or three-month subscription. Really, you just don’t want to miss out on this one!

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