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Gothic, Thrilling and Witchy Books from The Archive

Whether you’re a fan of gothic vibes, thrilling plotlines, or witchcraft in literature, this episode is for you.

Last Updated on October 18, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle

Gothic, Thrilling and Witchy Books from The Archive

Gothic, Thrilling, and Witchy Books from The Archive

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In this episode, I’ve dug into our archives and brought back cool chats with three authors.  Our first author, Elisabeth Thomas, tells us about the secluded and prestigious university nestled in the woods of rural Pennsylvania in her debut novel.  Then Alice Feeney tells us about her twisty, dark thriller about two intertwined lives with deadly consequences.  Lastly, join us as Alix E. Harrow tells us about her novel set in the late 1800s, where three sisters use witchcraft to reshape history amidst the suffragette movement.  So listen in and immerse yourself in the enthralling worlds these authors have conjured.

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Diving Deep into Gothic Vibes, Thrilling Plotlines, and Witchy Tales

 

In the literary world, the allure of gothic vibes, thrilling plotlines, and the hint of witchcraft always makes for compelling reads.  In this podcast episode, Victoria pulls from the archives author chats with Elisabeth Thomas, Alice Feeney, and Alix E. Harrow.  It was fascinating to hear the authors share their new books and delve into their inspirations, hopes, and what readers can expect.

Gothic, Thrilling, and Witchy Books

About Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

The episode began with Elisabeth Thomas’ debut novel, “Catherine House.”  Set within a prestigious university in rural Pennsylvania, the book explores the eerie charm of institutional power and its evocation of uncanny nostalgia.  This conversation revealed Thomas’ intent to create a world that feels both strangely familiar and disturbingly unsettling.

Get a copy of Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas (Amazon or Bookshop)

About His or Hers by Alice Feeney

Next, the podcast took a thrilling turn with Alice Feeney, the author of the chilling thriller “His and Hers.”  This novel entangles readers in the twisted lives of its characters and the deadly consequences of their actions.  Feeney’s discussion about the dark inspiration behind the story gave listeners a fascinating glimpse into her creative process.

Get a copy of His or Hers by Alice Feeney (Amazon or Bookshop)

About Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow

The episode concluded with an exploration of Alix E. Harrow’s novel, “Once and Future Witches.”  This narrative cleverly intertwines witchcraft with the suffragette movement, creating a story that is as enchanting as it is empowering.  Harrow’s conversation about her dynamic characters and the impact she hopes to leave on her readers was insightful and compelling.

Get a copy of Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (Amazon or Bookshop)

Final Thoughts

This podcast episode was a fun literary journey.  The conversations with Elisabeth Thomas, Alice Feeney, and Alix E. Harrow provided fascinating insights into their creative processes.   Each author’s passion for their work was evident and infectious, making for an engaging and informative listen.  So whether you’re a fan of gothic vibes, thrilling plotlines, or witchcraft in literature, this episode is sure to captivate you.

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