A Dark & Demented Anthology: Dark Fantasy Blinks (Vol. 1)

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Nina Hobson

Hello, Dear Reader. I'm Nina Hobson, mother of four and grandmother of five and a past: computer instructor, online book proofreader/editor, pre-k teacher's assistant and nursing school project assistant who currently lives in Ohio.

My interests vary and are numerous such as reading cozy mysteries, cooking & baking and watching horror movies (Jason Vorhees is my all time favorite psycho killer). Not to mention, I have a bucket list a mile long, however, I can now scratch being a self-published author of paranormal horror, paranormal romance/dark fantasy/post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction off of it.

I write what I refer to as horror's softer side. It's not too graphic, scary or intense for I have a deep love of monsters that show compassion...even though they'll still rip your guts out and feed on them if the occasion calls for it. Classic horror is a satisfying indulgence but it doesn't have to always be horrific to be enjoyable. For instance, zombies no longer simply lumber about, they can now flat-out run (Dawn of the Dead (2004)), hold down jobs (iZombie), lead a group of their own (Land of the Dead) and even cooperate with humans to an extent (Z Nation).
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I imagine monsters of all sorts hang onto a bit of their humanity - even if they don't wear it on their sleeves. Monsters that retain some of their human characteristics and fiction that borders on the fringe of societal norms (such as my Dark & Demented Anthology Collections - that may touch on "delicate" matters) may not be everyone's cup of tea. In fact, I dare say we that do enjoy it are on the fringe of the horror society. And that's okay because I know there are others out there besides myself out that share these views so to those...welcome my sisters and brothers to fiction our way.

At present I have three different series: Tainted Blood, Lord Love a Zombie: Dead Inside: Welcome (LLAZDIW) and The Ghoul Who Loved Me (TGWLM). TGWLM is especially close to my heart because it features all of my grandchildren as minor characters and while writing this novella, I had to keep starting over as new grandkids were born at different times during. I based their characters on how I figured they would be as teenagers. I believe I am spot on but only time will tell.

In addition, I'm also the author of two separate sets of Dark & Demented anthologies. You can check out all my books here and please leave a comment (or a review) on Amazon or any of the other book-selling platforms if you're feeling particularly generous.

Need more information or just wanna talk to me personally about your views on paranormal romance, paranormal horror, post-apocalyptic/dystopian and/or dark fantasy fiction? Then, shoot me an email at ninahobsonbooks@gmail.com.