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Darcy Coates

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Australia
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Stephen King, Mark Z. Danielewski, Shirley Jackson, Beth Massie

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July 2014


Darcy is the USA Today Bestselling author of Hunted, The Haunting of Ashburn House, Craven Manor, and more than a dozen horror and suspense titles.

She lives on the Central Coast of Australia with her family, cats, and a garden full of herbs and vegetables.

Darcy loves forests, especially old-growth forests where the trees dwarf anyone who steps between them. Wherever she lives, she tries to have a mountain range close by.

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Czech Edition: The Haunting of Ashburn House

Knihy Dobrovský has released a translation of The Haunting of Ashburn House in Czech! If you read the language (or know someone who does), you can get a copy at: https://www.knihydobrovsky.cz/duch-domu-ashburnu-127939399





I am in love with the teaser trailer they created for it. Make sure you give it a watch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymU_cegFOcI











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The Top 11 Supernatural Fiction Novels of All Time

Supernatural fiction is a subset of fiction in which paranormal ideas are central to the plot. This can include ghosts, extraordinary human abilities, or fantasy creatures. A broad term, supernatural fiction can include horror fiction, fantasy, and even science fiction. Most often, however, the term supernatural refers to elements that cannot be explained by rational or scientific means. The field of supernatural fiction has been popular in literature since the 1800s, crossing over into film and other media in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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