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  • Michael Upstill gives Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked a five-star review: "...dark, witty, quirky...clearly aimed at inviting the reader to completely immerse in the offered slices of the lives of her relatable and sometimes all too familiar characters."
  • Of Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked, the Scary Reviews says: "From the initial story, Thirsty Creatures, Christa Carmen put a cool twist on a classic Greek mythology tale, and turned it upside-down. The story was a fun read."
  • The Kickstarter campaign for Chilling Tales for Dark Nights raised $17,880 via 325 backers, an amount that resulted in two stretch goals reached and the project being funded at 358%! The first installment of the illustrated horror anthology will be released in September, just in time for Halloween!
  • Christa Carmen's "Shark Minute" will be included in the Chilling Tales for Dark Nights illustrated horror anthology, an eBook, print, and audiobook compilation of original, folklore-inspired short scary stories, due out just in time for Halloween 2018. Contribute to the Kickstarter campaign, and help turn this book into a trilogy!
  • S.J. Budd delivers the first review of Christa Carmen's debut fiction collection, Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked: "Each of these stories...made for uncomfortable reading with their darkness but it's a collection I really love. I can't wait for more from Christa Carmen. This is a really exciting time for Women in Horror!"
  • Read an excerpt from "Lady of the Flies," one of thirteen tales comprising Christa Carmen’s Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked, at Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews
  • Fireside Magazine is a finalist for the 2018 Best Semiprozine Hugo Award! Fireside is edited by Brian White and Julia Rios; managing editor Elsa Sjunneson-Henry; special feature editor Mikki Kendall; publisher & art director Pablo Defendini. They’ve published a list of their 2017 contributors, including Christa Carmen, here.
  • Sci-Fi & Scary reviews Outpost 28 #2, edited by Dean Kuhta: “I was pulled in from the first story: ‘Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge,’ by Christa Carmen. It was also one of my favorites and I have to say that the title gave me a dark chuckle when paired with the band mentioned in the story.”
  • Unnerving 2018 Sale Announcement
    Preorder the 2018 Unnerving publishing schedule at a bulk price: 2018 Unnerving eBook Bundle: $40, includes Christa Carmen's "Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked." Add a four-issue subscription to Unnerving Magazine: $50, includes Christa Carmen's "Red Room," featured in Unnerving Issue #5.
  • The Grim Reader reviews Unnerving Magazine Issue #5: "Christa Carmen’s 'Red Room' is a different beast altogether. This story has some wicked imagery, a sinister and brooding atmosphere and a terrific ending. I’d go as far to say that this is one of the best short stories Unnerving has published in the magazine."
  • Peculiar Publications Perusal: Ben Walker reviews Unnerving Magazine Issue #5.
  • Tales to Terrify podcast is nominated for a This is Horror Award! Vote for Tales to Terrify, which showcased “Liquid Handcuffs” by Christa Carmen in Episode 291, for Fiction Podcast of the Year, here.
  • Charles Payseur reviews October's Fireside Fiction offerings at his website, Quick Sips Reviews, including “Banshee” by Cherrelle Shelton, “Geppetto” by Carlos Hernandez, “Discovery” and “Storm” (Fisher of Bones, chapters 6 & 7) by Sarah Gailey, “River Boy” by Innocent Chizaram Ilo, “H&D Plumbing” by Courtney Floyd, and "Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked" by Christa Carmen.
  • Victoria Silverwolf reviews Strange Beasties for Tangent: “‘Thirsty Creatures’ by Christa Carmen is a surrealistic account of an unexplained disaster that changes water into a deadly substance. A woman ventures out into the ruined world. This brief story creates an eerie mood.”
  • Unnerving Magazine's Eddie Generous reviews Episodes 253, 268, & 291 of Tales to Terrify, including "The Undertaker" by John C. Foster, "Black Door" by Gwendolyn Kiste, "Harvest Moon" by Ray Kolb, "The Kids Have to Eat" by Tim Stevens, and "Liquid Handcuffs" by Christa Carmen.
  • Elena Dosil reviews Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 2 at Lomeraniel Audiobook Reviews.
  • Snakebite Reviews covers Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 2.
  • Publisher's Weekly reviews Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 2.

Interviews

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  • The Horror Club
    Interview with Christa Carmen
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  • Space Squid
    World's Shortest Creator Interview: Christa Carmen
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  • Stephanie M. Wytovich, JOIN ME IN THE MADHOUSE
    Author Interview: Christa Carmen, Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked
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Upcoming Events

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Launch Party
August 28, 2018

"Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked" Launch Party
Savoy Bookshop & Café, Westerly, RI
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