Archive for the “Cryptofiction”
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 19th, 2015
Return to Pixie Hollow for a heartwarming adventure, Disney’s Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast. An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who’s not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow — and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast, who they fear will destroy their home. Fawn must convince her fairy friends to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast.
Read: A Disney Cryptid: The NeverBeast »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 18th, 2015
In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to the upcoming MEG 5: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series.
Read: Vostok: Sequel to The Loch »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on February 1st, 2015
Matt Bille, a cryptozoologist and writer known for his scientific approach in well-researched books such as 2006’s Shadows of Existence: Discoveries and Speculations in Zoology, has published his first novel, The Dolmen (Wolfsinger Publications, 2014).
The Dolmen is a cryptozoological horror novel with a dash of police procedural. “I wanted to explore what would really happen if a dangerous creature got loose in a modern city,” the author says. “What would police and the media really do?” He talked to police, scientists, and others to get the background of this fast-paced thriller right.
Read: The Dolmen »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 25th, 2014
The last two years have been good for cryptozoology-themed fiction. We’ve had high-octane thrillers like Hawthorne’s Kronos Rising, atmospheric novels like Willis’ The Daedalus and the Deep, chillers like Below, a crypto subplot in a Dan Simmons epic, and the scariest crypto-thriller ever, Joseph Wallace’s superbly researched Endangered Species, just to name a few. The genre has never been healthier, in quantity or quality.
Read: The Road to Loch Ness Reviewed »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 17th, 2014
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on September 16th, 2014
Anna McLain, a woman lost to her own world, finds herself in a serious situation. While exploring one more wilderness road before heading home, she soon finds herself stranded on a remote road in the wilds of the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California. After an anxious night alone, she comes face to face with a newly confirmed species that was once only a legend.
Read: Eve: A Short Film Adaptation »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 27th, 2014
…Kronos Rising delivers on the fun: it has plenty of plot twists, roller-coaster suspense, colorful characters, and action. On that score, I got my money’s worth.
Read: Kronos Rising Reviewed »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on August 16th, 2014
Coming August 19th from Columbus Press and author Samuel Snoek-Brown is a novel that takes place during the Civil War in Louisiana which draws on Creole culture and the myth of the Rougarou, the Louisiana werewolf.
Read: Civil War Cryptozoology »
Posted by: Lee Murphy on August 7th, 2014
Celebrate Sea Serpent Day with a today only free download of my new book, The Road to Loch Ness!
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Read: The Road to Loch Ness: Free Download Today! »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on July 22nd, 2014
This book is good for its niche: the YA horror novel. It’s an action-filled adventure with teenage protagonists trying to discover and save the lake monsters. There are a couple of really gory scenes for a YA! These lake monsters can be nasty…
~ Matt Bille
Read: Loch: A Novel »
Posted by: Lee Murphy on July 10th, 2014
The idea for this series of novels came from the Nightstalker television series, which many of us grew up watching (Chris Carter’s amazing television show The X-files also found its inspiration in the weekly horror exploits of Darren McGavin’s Karl Kolchak).
Read: The Road to Loch Ness »
Posted by: Nick Redfern on June 21st, 2014
“…strange and savage deaths at Loch Ness…”
Read: Nessie: TV Cryptofiction Reviewed »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on June 4th, 2014
Posted by: Lyle Blackburn on May 31st, 2014
I don’t often read fiction, but occasionally a book comes across my path that beckons me to put aside scholarly texts and enjoy a good story. Case in point, The Secret of Blackjack Woods, the debut novel by Ashlen Brown. I recently met the Texas-based author at a cryptozoology event where I picked up a copy. Having no prior knowledge of her book, I was initially drawn in by its mysterious title and cover – which seems to hint at a Bigfoot story – and after a brief conversation with Brown I learned that indeed the impetus for her novel had come from an incident in which her mother and sister sighted a mysterious creature near their family home in Texas. This led to speculation that it could have been a Bigfoot which later inspired Brown to write her heart-felt and downright exciting novel.
Read: The Secret of Blackjack Woods »
Posted by: Craig Woolheater on May 24th, 2014
After losing their home following a devastating loss, a father and son are forced to move to an old family cabin. Neither reacts well to being thrown into this new world. The son’s attempts to relate to his father are complicated when two old friends arrive for a weekend of hunting. This trip into the forest will unearth not only buried feelings of guilt and betrayal, but also a tribe of Sasquatch that are determined to protect their land.
Read: Valley Of The Sasquatch »