36 | Horror | “Campfire” by Shawn Sarles
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies036campfire.mp3Happy Halloween! This episode — featuring “Campfire” by Shawn Sarles — is ideal listening whilst carving pumpkins, eating too much candy, or wandering through a corn maze at night.
35 | Horror | “Haunted” by Chuck Palahniuk
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies035haunted.mp3Chuck Palahniuk’s Haunted is a disgusting, depraved and horrifying collection of short stories wrapped together by an even more disturbing meta-plot. So of course, Sandra and returning guest Jen decide to take it on!
34 | Horror | “The Hunger” by Alma Katsu & More!
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies034thehunger.mp3It’s here! October! Horror month! The most magical season of all! We had the chance to preview two short stories by Troy Diffenderfer from his upcoming rock song inspired collection, White Noise. We then discuss the historical horror Donner-Party re-imagining, The…
33 | Horror/Fantasy | “The Good Demon” by Jimmy Cajoleas
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies033thegooddemon.mp3Sandra & Scott announce their October horror TBR! As a nice little appetizer for the month of horror to come, the Genre Junkies read & discuss The Good Demon by Jimmy Cajoleas.
32 | Fantasy | “Two Dark Reigns” by Kendare Blake
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies032twodarkreigns.mp3SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE! We are breaking all the rules and decided we couldn’t wait to talk about this book any longer. Join us (Sandra & Scott), plus returning guest Amanda as we discuss “Two Dark Reigns”, the third book of Kendare…
31 | Horror | “The Cabin at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies031cabinattheendoftheworld.mp3Is there a better way to end the summer than with a family trip to an utterly isolated cabin?
30 | Interview with Kendare Blake
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies030kendareblake.mp3Happy one-year anniversary, Genre Junkies! Our “journalistic integrity” is right out the window when Sandra and Scott get to fawn over Kendare Blake, author of the Three Dark Crown series and the newest installment: Two Dark Reigns.
29 | Fantasy | “Sea Witch” by Sarah Henning – With Interview!
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies029seawitch.mp3Book worms, we have a HUGE episode for you! Sandra and Scott got to sit down with Sarah Henning, author of this week’s book: “Sea Witch”.
28 | Horror | “Bad Man” by Dathan Auerbach
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies028badman.mp3Calling all horror fans! This week Scott and Sandra work the night shift and discuss David Auerbach and his upcoming horror novel, Bad Man.
27 | Fantasy | “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies027bloodandbone.mp3Sandra and Scott are on a fantasy excursion to Tomi Adeyemi’s land of Orisha in her smash hit novel, “Children of Blood and Bone”. Heroines, magic, and giant felines await…
26 | Sci-Fi | Better Late Than Never Sci-Fi Double Header
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies026scifidouble.mp3Sinus infections and patriotic holidays have put us behind schedule! Sandra and Scott make up for lost time and “face off” with SPOILER FREE previews of two upcoming science fiction novels…
25 | Horror | “Hex” by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies025hex.mp3Sandra and Scott set off on a spooky adventure to find the witch in Thomas Olde Heuvelt’s “Hex”. For safety in numbers, (and the chance of a higher body count) they brought Jen along for the ride. Spoiler Section: 24:30 To…
24 | Fantasy | “Furyborn” by Claire Legrand
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies024furyborn.mp3Claire Legrand’s “Furyborn” – the first book in her upcoming Empirium Trilogy – is certainly a feminist triumph, but do Sandra and Scott think that the story is worth the hype? We answer that, and look back at a previous review….
23 | Interview with B.A. Williamson, Author of “The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray”
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies023bawilliamson.mp3Sandra, Scott (and Stitches) had the privilege of chatting with author B.A Williamson about Genre Junkies pick, “The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray.” Pour yourself a cup of tea, coffee, whisky or whatever you drink to relax – and enjoy! To…
22 | Fantasy | “The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray” by B.A. Williamson
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies022gwendolyngray.mp3To say that we were charmed “The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray” would be an understatement. Author B.A. Williamson’s new middle-reader novel draws comparisons to Harry Potter, A Wrinkle in Time, The Princess Bride and more! We’re not crying, you’re crying….
21 | Sci-Fi | “Annihilation” & The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies021southernreach.mp3Special guest Amanda takes us on a field trip to Area X. Some of us hated it. Some of us loved it. And Scott loses his g*damned mind. Here’s the whole Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer. Spoiler free until the…
20 | Horror | “Birdbox” by Josh Malerman
Amy, founder of TheBloodlust.net, joins Sandra and Scott to discuss the terrifying novel “Bird Box” by Josh Malerman – soon to be a Netflix produced motion picture! How would you survive in a world where to see is to die?
19 | Sci-Fi | “Head On” by John Scalzi
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies019headon.mp3We said the we wanted to get a better feel for John Scalzi, so what better opportunity than with his upcoming novel, “Head On”? Listen in to see if Sandra and Scott’s opinion of the acclaimed science fiction author has changed!…
18 | Horror | “House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielewski
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies018houseofleaves.mp3We have special guest, actress and author Kelly Hitman, join Sandra and Scott to discuss a novel so original and strange that nobody really knows how to classify it. But it’s a worthy read and let us tell you why you should…
17 | Fantasy | “The Hazel Wood” by Melissa Albert
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies017thehazelwood.mp3Escape your sad, boring reality with the Genre Junkies! We journeyed into Melissa Albert’s “The Hazel Wood” and lived to tell the (fairy) tale. As always, spoiler free until after the break! To learn more about our unique scoring system, go…
16 | Sci-Fi | “The Collapsing Empire” by John Scalzi
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies016collapsingempire.mp3Who doesn’t love a good space opera? Scott convinced Sandra to read Hugo Award winning John Scalzi’s 2017 introduction to his new “Interdependancy” series. Listen in to hear our take on “The Collapsing Empire”! To learn more about our unique scoring…
15 | Horror | “The Troop” by Nick Cutter
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies015thetroop.mp3Sandra and Scott set out with Troop 52 on a horrific and disturbing camping trip. Come listen in as we discuss bestselling author Nick Cutter’s “The Troop”. To learn more about our unique scoring system, go to genrejunkies.com/scores. Subscribe to our…
14 | Fantasy | Series: “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas | Part 2
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies014courtpart2.mp3SPOILER WARNING An 1800 page series deserves an equally long spoiler discussion. Join Sandra and Amanda for part 2 as they discuss Sarah J. Maas’s entire Court of Thorns and Roses Series, including “A Court of Mist and Fury” and “A…
13 | Fantasy | Series: “A Court of Thorns and Roses” by Sarah J. Maas | Part 1
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies013courtpart1.mp3This is the spoiler-free portion of Sandra and Amanda’s discussion of Sarah J. Maas’s book series, A Court of Thorns and Roses. Next week we will post the conclusion of their discussion, with spoiler warning in full effect! To learn more…
12 | Fantasy/Sci-Fi | “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle
https://media.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/p/content.blubrry.com/genrejunkies/genrejunkies012wrinkle.mp3Preparing for the upcoming Disney film adaptation, Scott revisits a book he hasn’t read in (at least) 20 years and Sandra has never read at all! And they do NOT agree. Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time”. To learn more about…