Author Archives: Raven Bower

Horror Movie Survival Kit

Posted by on October 23, 2014 in Gothic Living | Comments Off on Horror Movie Survival Kit

Mancrates contacted me about doing a post on what I’d want in a Horror Movie Survival kit. Though these kits are marketed primarily as gifts for men they’re equally fun for women. Especially for those of us that like our gifts presented in something like a crate, which can be repurposed into cooler things than bows and wrapping. Like sharpened […]

My Little Sea Monster!

And now for the answer to what aquatic critter necessitated the breeding of black worms, red wigglers and, eventually, night crawlers. Dun dun dun… *drum roll* My little sea monster!     Isn’t he adorable? His noble name is – Agrathax the Axolotl Hailing from the chilly, spring fed waters of Mexico, these cute wee nuggets are cold water critters […]

Holy Squirming Hordes, Batman!

Posted by on August 06, 2014 in Gothic Living | Comments Off on Holy Squirming Hordes, Batman!

  In a previous post I mentioned having to re-do some aquascaping to accommodate a new aquatic critter. These are not that critter, but these are necessary to feed the critter. They are…black worms! Technically, they’re not black – they’re more of a reddish brown as you can see in the pic. They’re a good treat or food source for […]

Revamped Display Tank!

Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Gothic Living | Comments Off on Revamped Display Tank!

  This is what happens when Lain and I have a bit of vaca time – fiddling with tanks LOL Since there’s a new aquatic on his way to our home (you’ll see when I get him, he’s super rad!) I had to switch my 20g display tank into a home for him. Since this particular beastie doesn’t like bright […]

Movie Review ~ Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (Horror)

Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Movie Review ~ Lake Placid: The Final Chapter (Horror)

  Title: Lake Placid: The Final Chapter Director: Don Michael Paul Genre: Horror, creature feature Rating: 4 bats Okay, I admit it – I’m a fan of the Lake Placid franchise so my review is probably bias. This movie is like the others in the series – simple, fun crocodile doom! It takes place after the last one and the […]

Book Review ~ Against the Druries ~ Steampunk / Sci-fi / Fantasy

Posted by on July 08, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Book Review ~ Against the Druries ~ Steampunk / Sci-fi / Fantasy

  Title: Against the Druries (League of Elder) Author: Ren Garcia Genre: Sci-fi, fantasy, steampunk Another fabulous adventure from Ren Garcia! Ren’s characters are visceral, vivid, three dimensional beings who spring to life on the page. They’re all flawed, interesting and exciting. He gives the reader enough to know the characters and yet, not know them so completely that they […]

D’Ann Lindun’s – Lilly’s Summer Cowboy!

    Afraid to love, Lily Halderman is determined to never feel despair like when she lost her husband to cancer. Left alone to continue their custom farming business, she struggles to stay afloat, both financially and emotionally. Until Will comes along to help with the farm, impressing her with his hard work ethics, and presenting a danger to her […]

Movie Review ~ Frankenfish (Horror)

Posted by on June 13, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Movie Review ~ Frankenfish (Horror)

    Title: Frankenfish Director: Mark A.Z. Dippé Genre: Horror, creature feature Rating: 4 bats This quirky killer fish movie deserved a better title – something more exciting to fit with the tone the movie set. The blurb is also a bit off, as they portray someone (not going to say which, you’d have to watch it) as a main […]

New World Recipe ~ Shayla’s Crispy Baked Walleye

Posted by on May 01, 2014 in Gothic Living | Comments Off on New World Recipe ~ Shayla’s Crispy Baked Walleye

Growing up in the city of Ires had advantages – like seafood! A huge foodie, Shayla is fond of feasting on the bounty of the sea and the local freshwater lakes and rivers. One of her favorites is the walleye. Shayla’s Crispy Baked Walleye Ingr: 1 Med. or large walleye fillet 1 cup bread crumbs or panko flakes 1/2 cup […]

Review ~ Blackout by Katherine Wynter ~ Horror

Posted by on April 25, 2014 in Reviews | Comments Off on Review ~ Blackout by Katherine Wynter ~ Horror

  Title: Blackout Author: Kathrine Wynter Genre: Horror, zombies Rating: 5 bats So, have to say, though I love zombie movies I find most zombie novels and novellas leave a lot to be desired. Hence, I’m fairly picky about zombie reads. Blackout is a fantastic story that annihilates the genre barriers of zombie fiction and takes the reader on a […]