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

23rd September

A missing child. A misty moor. A race against time. A Bodmin Beast. A copper and a clairvoyant. Come join us for this queer mystery novella.

30th September

Henry has received a message: he needs to sacrifice five people to the demon that’s been talking to him in his nightmares. He already has four, and number five, Claire, is currently bound in the back of his van.

Too bad Claire isn’t exactly human.

7th October

This one comes recommended by multiple friends of Romancing the Gothic.

Somewhere away from the cities and towns, a group of men and boys gather around the fire each night to listen to their stories in the Valley of the Rocks. For when the women are all gone the rest of your life is all there is for everyone. The men are waiting to pass into the night.

The story shall be told to preserve the past. History has gone back to its aural roots and the power of words is strong. Meet Nate, the storyteller, and the new secrets he brings back from the woods. William rules the group with youth and strength, but how long can that last? And what about Uncle Ted, who spends so much time out in the woods?

Hear the tales, watch a myth be formed. For what can man hope to achieve in a world without women? When the past is only grief how long should you hold on to it? What secrets can the forest offer to change it all?

Discover the Beauty.

14th October

This graphic novel was written by Sarah Gailey and illustrated by Pius Bak and Roman Titov.

What happens when you meet your boyfriend’s family for the first time and they turn out to be a bunch of super-rich cannibals who are all about eating their servants…?

21st October

Welcome to Anoka, Minnesota, a small city just outside of the Twin Cities dubbed “The Halloween Capital of the World” since 1937. Here before you lie several tales involving bone collectors, pagan witches, werewolves, skeletal bison, and cloned children. It is up to you to decipher between fact and fiction as the author has woven historical facts into his narratives. With his debut horror collection, Cheyenne & Arapaho author Shane Hawk explores themes of family, grief, loneliness, and identity through the lens of indigenous life.

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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