Alexa, Turn on the ******* Light!

“I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul.” – Dracula, Bram Stoker

It’s April already, which means I’m another year older (ugh), the Game of Thrones grand finale season is imminent (eek) and The Cundy has been out for a whole month!

Aside from constantly bickering with Alexa, or so it would seem, about her never fulfilling my requests (like turning on the damn lights, playing whatever music I ask for and answering simple questions), what else have I been up to since March?

Let’s see.

I got a new haircut (nothing particularly scary about that, at least I don’t think). Held a launch event for The Cundy. And was excited to learn that not only will Twisty the Clown from American Horror Story be at Sheffield HorrorCon next month, but so will Corey Feldman. Corey Feldman! He was, like, my first ever celebrity crush – The Goonies, Stand By Me, The Lost Boys, The ‘Burbs – so I’m thinking, maybe I owe it to my childhood self to go and meet him. Ha!

I’ve also been working hard on the next book.

The Shadow of a Shadow (current working title) is going to be an atmospheric and gruesome ghost story based in Whitby (a fishing village in North Yorkshire where Bram Stoker’s Dracula washed ashore on the Russian ship Demeter).

Whitby is, undoubtedly, one of my most favourite places in the UK. I’ve spent many fabulous, often drunken (as pictured below, riding the Whitby whale) weekends there for the bi-annual Whitby Goth Weekend and I’m a huge fan of Dracula, so it stands to reason that I would base a piece of my own fiction there.

I’ll give you more in depth details next time around (I’m still working on the summary).

So far The Cundy has gathered some great reviews, for which I’m both relieved and grateful!

“A feat which most authors strive for is to have the people they create come “alive”, and connect with the reader on some level. Dixon manages to do that seemingly effortlessly. Overall, I felt this was an extremely well described, atmospheric novel that showcased a boy coming-of-age to perfection. R.H. Dixon has a true gift with her words, and personally, I plan on being in line for each new release she comes out with.” – Horror After Dark

“This is a book that will scare the living … right out of you. I love the way Dixon tells a story, and brings the reader right in, emotions running high, heart pounding excitement, and serious character development. I couldn’t stop reading this book, even though in some parts, you just want to look away, but you can’t. Magnificently heart-pounding story.” – Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews

“Once again, Dixon weaves her magic with grounded and vivid characters who evoke feelings of empathy, frustration and hope in equal measures.The Cundy is completely immersive and effortlessly well-written, with unflinching characters and colourful dialogue. Download it now!” – Goodreads Reader

If you’ve already read and enjoyed The Cundy (or any of my other books for that matter), please consider leaving a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. As an indie author without the backing of a large publishing house, I really do rely on reviews and word of mouth to get noticed. Even just a few words will do!

And if you haven’t read The Cundy yet, you can find it HERE

Till next time,

Rachael

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R. H. Dixon is a horror enthusiast who, when not escaping into the fantastical realms of fiction, lives in the northeast of England with her husband and two whippets. She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association.

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2 comments on “Alexa, Turn on the ******* Light!
  1. Fabulous reviews on The Cundy, congrats!

    Haha, I argue with Alexa sometimes, too.:-)

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