Book Groups and Author Visits

Each week we have a book group on Fridays. There are two slots: 10 am and 7 pm (GMT) and you’re very welcome to either, wherever you are in the world and however much you’d like to participate. To sign up get in touch with @RomGothSam on twitter or send an email to sam@romancingthegothic.com

18th November

An early Gothic novel that follows the downward spiral of the noble Victoria. It starts with adultery and ends with murder, demonic deals and some truly astounding levels of villainy.

When the devil himself is telling you ‘few have ventured as far as thou hast ventured in the alarming paths of sin’, you know you’re going hard.

25th November

We deserve something a little light!

We’ll be watching series 1 of the BBC series Ghosts. It’s a really delightful series so I hope you all enjoy!

2nd December

While we’re on a classics kick and on the week we’re looking forward to a talk on Bluebeard, it seems fitting to be reading Angela Carter’s Bloody Chamber.

Gothic, fairy-tale, blood dripping jewels of tales… Come along and discuss them with us!


9th December

People move to New York looking for magic and nothing will convince them it isn’t there.

Charles Thomas Tester hustles to put food on the table, keep the roof over his father’s head, from Harlem to Flushing Meadows to Red Hook. He knows what magic a suit can cast, the invisibility a guitar case can provide, and the curse written on his skin that attracts the eye of wealthy white folks and their cops. But when he delivers an occult tome to a reclusive sorceress in the heart of Queens, Tom opens a door to a deeper realm of magic, and earns the attention of things best left sleeping.

A storm that might swallow the world is building in Brooklyn. Will Black Tom live to see it break?

16th December

We return to one of Romancing the Gothic’s favourite authors – K J Charles for this magic, dangerous and daring filled supernatural queer romance. Be warned, it’s the first in a short series and it’ll be hard not to just keep reading…

29th December

To round out the year in style, we’re reading EVERY SINGLE BOOK in the Widdershins (Whybourne and Griffin series). That’s 11 novels, 3 short stories and a novella. Giving you plenty of notice to get reading!

Come join us and ring out the old year with a feast of queer Lovecraftian mystery and adventure!

If you’d like us to read your book or a collection you’ve published, get in touch!


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