Feb. 2014 Newsletter

Gothic Journal brings you the latest news and links to help keep you in romantic suspense. This issue is jam packed to ensure you will be cuddling up with several great gothic romance novels this winter.

Gothic Romance Lending Library
Donation Update

In May 2013, Gothic Journal donated its 3,400+ volume Gothic Romance Lending Library (GRLL) and a set of Gothic Journal back issues to McDaniel College's Hoover Library in Westminster, Maryland. Hoover Library has recently started processing them into its circulating collection, so they soon will be available to anyone in the McDaniel College community or to the general public via interlibrary loan. For details, see the May 2013 Gothic Journal press release available at this link. See also: McDaniel Receives $100,000 Grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation in Oct. 2013 for the third year in a row.

Jane Toombs' Gothic Romances

Jane Toombs has written about 100 published novels, novellas, and short stories, so it has been difficult to determine which ones she considers to be gothic romance novels. Here is a list provided by the author.
  • Tule Witch (Samhain republished Oct. 2013)
  • Point Of Lost Souls (Samhain republished January 2014)
  • The Fog Maiden (Samhain: April, 2014)
  • The Starfire Prophecy (Samhain: no date yet)
  • A Topaz For My Lady Fair (Samhain: no date yet) 
  • Shadowed Hearts: Restless Obsession
  • Dark Enchantment
  • Return To Bloodstone House
  • The Volan Curse
  • The Woman In White
  • The Abandoned Bride
  • Lover's Moon
  • The Emerald Shadows Of Seacliff House
  • Shadowed Hearts: Curse of BlackTor  (Republished as an ebook by Books We Love, Ltd. 2013)
  • Null And Void (Currently available)

Gothics written by Jane's deceased husband, John, with input from Jane. Jane lists these because Samhain is republishing them (by Fortune Kent) and she did help him write them.

  • Of The Seventh Sentry (Samhain republished Feb. 2014)
  • The House At Canterbury (Samhain: May 2014)
  • House of Masques (Samhain: August 2014)
  • The Opal Legacy(Samhain Nov. 2014)
  • Mists Of Passion

Interview with Jane Toombs including cover of Tule Witch.

Links of Interest


http://romanceradio.net/tag/suspense/ Romance Radio Network http://romanceradio.net Interviews with romantic suspense and other romance authors.


Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Use the browse menu on the left to find an author by surname, or use the search boxes on the right to search for an author or book.
Information on over 350,000 books. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details.


http://www.flickr.com/groups/1414932@N25/pool/ About Terror! Suspense! Romance!--Gothic book covers 50s - 70s

womenrunningfromhouses.blogspot.com Women running From Houses - great name! Lots of cool gothic book covers.

Matchbook: One Giant Leap Towards a Virtual Book Collection Kindle owners can now order cheap e-book editions of any book they've previously ordered from amazon.com.

http://www.paperbackswap.com if you want an alternative to taking books to the used book store.

http://classicandcozybooks.blogspot.com/2014/02/georgette-heyer-and-cozy-mystery.html An article about Georgette Heyer's cozy mysteries that also contain a romance.

Downloadable profiles of vintage Gothic Romance Authors including complete published book lists, biographical info, and summaries of representative works.

Gothic Journal's Amazon Bookstore -- Recommended reads by Gothic Journal Publisher Kristi Lyn Glass plus amazon.com's gothic romance recommendations.

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Publisher Links of Interest

E-reading Rainbow: Hachette to Bring Entire E-book Catalog to Public Libraries

Harlequin to release new gothic romance Shivers series 

First e-Shivers book released Dec. 2013

Samhain launching Retro Romance line to republish vintage historical, contemporary and paranormal romances in e-book format
   Check out Samhain's Retro Romance blog.

Entangled Publishing revamps its romantic suspense imprint as Entangled Ignite.
   More details about the Ignite imprint and available titles.

Red Rose Publishing has started releasing paperback versions of its 6-volume Shadowed Hearts gothic romance series beginning with Null and Void by Jane Toombs. They will be available for purchase on amazon.com.

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