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21

Jul

Gothic Charm School

michaelmontoure:

gothiccharmschool:

New Nocturnal House post at Gothic Charm School! Still Life, by Michael Montoure! 

Hey, everybody! Fellow author, longtime friend, and goth icon Jillian Venters (gothiccharmschool) posted her review of my novel, Still Life, and she had some very nice things to say about it. It’s a detailed and thoughtful review, and you should go read the whole thing but here are some choice quotes:

Still Life is a razor-sharp look at what numbness and entropy can do to someone. Becoming a vampire doesn’t fix any of Nikki’s problems or make the heartache of Gabe’s suicide any easier to bear. It just buries those concerns under a suffocating blanket of other needs: the need for blood, the need to navigate Sylvan’s constantly shifting affection and humor so she can be given blood, and the weight of all her unanswered questions [….] While Still Life does look into the abyss of depression and the pendulum swings of an uncertain emotional attachment, it’s not a depressing read. For one thing, Michael Montoure’s ability to turn a phrase is amazing.

Also, Still Life feels familiar — it’s full of themes and characters that are woven into the shared subconscious of goths (or anyone else who has ever felt unsure or alone, seeking something or someone to provide that electric jolt of connection), but none of it is a cliche. It’s a novel of emotional truths, dark and bright, dressed up in fangs and post-modern ironic velvet. […] Ultimately, Still Life is a book about choices: the fear and indecision that are entwined with choices, how you can become stuck at crossroads of your own making, and how, at the core of it all, making a choice is always better than sinking into passive resignation.”

Thanks so much, Jillian! If the above makes you want to check out the book — and honestly, why wouldn’t it? — then you might like to know it’s on sale right now at Amazon for just $0.99. It’s a Kindle Countdown Sale, which means the price will increment upward until it’s back to it’s normal listing at $5.99:

  • $0.99 until July 20th at 4:00 PM 
  • $1.99 until July 22th at 12:00 AM 
  • $2.99 until July 23th at 8:00 AM 
  • $3.99 until July 24th at 4:00 PM 
  • $4.99 until July 25th at midnight

So the sooner you grab a copy, the better deal you’re getting, which is pretty cool. Tell your friends, won’t you? Check it out, let me know what you think, and if you end up not liking it — you can have an extra hour in the ball pit. Cheers.

Reblogging for the weekday peeps! 

Vampire Artbook Open Call

vampireartbook:

The Vampire Artbook is now accepting submissions!
This vampire book focuses on the concept and aesthetics of vampirism, and is looking for artists and vampires of all kinds. Both illustrations and comics are accepted. 

The submission deadline is September 8th.

Click here for full submission guidelines.
Can’t find in the information you’re looking for on the guidelines or FAQ page? Feel free to send us an ask!

This looks like it could be a very interesting project! 

20

Jul

commandmodulepilot:

45 years ago, three astronauts blasted off on a mission to put man on the moon.

Hi Elder Vampire Rock Star Crush Object. Hiiiiiii.

(Source: hierophilic)

Miss Erzabet No Biting, trying to cute my migraine away.

Miss Erzabet No Biting, trying to cute my migraine away.

genetic-freak:

Frank Sorbier | Autumn/Winter 2014 Haute Couture

brokenponycutiemark:

Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Face to Face”

AKA “Our Other Theme Song”

Guaranteed to drag us out of conversations and to the floor. I can even get her to dance when she DOES NOT WANT TO (or is dressed for it, like when she’s MCing the Vampire Masquerade Ball in very impractical dresses).

Everything the StuntHusband says in this is true.

theblacklacedandy:

elitepetiteart:

Designing some Haunted Mansion tarot cards ✨🔮✨

*GASPS*

!!!

Yes. Make a full tarot deck of this, then BRING IT TO ME.

jenniferlovely:

Jilli covered in children

jenniferlovely:

Jilli covered in children

19

Jul

brokenponycutiemark:

gothtriggers:

Other kids played “wedding” - you play “Miss Havisham.”

NOT LOOKING AT ANYONE I KNOW

::flips veil, flounces out of the room::

brokenponycutiemark:

gothtriggers:

Other kids played “wedding” - you play “Miss Havisham.”

NOT LOOKING AT ANYONE I KNOW

::flips veil, flounces out of the room::

(Source: prideoverprofitandgutsovergreed)

problemglyphs:


Glyph: [LIVE BETWIXT]

Problem:

Anonymous asked you:

November 4th 2013, 12:37:00 am

I feel as though I’m having difficulty manifesting my will as far as my creative life goes—everyday stressors get in the way of my work, and my downtime which should be dedicated to the work becomes recuperation. Can you help me?

(support problem glyphs on Patreon)

If I were ever to have a problemglyphs piece as a tattoo, this would be it. 

mirroir:

An Evening of Clairvoyance - Stephen Mackey

mirroir:

An Evening of Clairvoyance - Stephen Mackey

(Source: art-and-fury)

minim-calibre:

parliamentrook:

ossuariajewelry:

New piece posted today, and it’s quite the show stopper! It’s made entirely of buzzard bones and utilizes about 50% of the skeleton. Check it out over at www.ossuaria.com!

tumblr actually threw a recommended post onto my dash that I was happy to see! lovely work

meep

This is gorgeous, and I wants it.

minim-calibre:

parliamentrook:

ossuariajewelry:

New piece posted today, and it’s quite the show stopper! It’s made entirely of buzzard bones and utilizes about 50% of the skeleton. Check it out over at www.ossuaria.com!

tumblr actually threw a recommended post onto my dash that I was happy to see! lovely work

meep

This is gorgeous, and I wants it.

evilsupplyco:

Never seek permission to live a spooky life. It is your right, it is within your ability.

You are the cemetery gate keeper to the boneyard surrounding your heart.

Important. Truths. 

Gothic Charm School

New Nocturnal House post at Gothic Charm School! Still Life, by Michael Montoure!