10 Horror Novels You Should Not Try to Reinvent Unless You Are Awesome, Brave, and a Little Stupid

Column by Jay Wilburn
These 10 novels represent popular, important, or classic works of horror that might prove difficult for an author to reinvent, for a wide variety of reasons.

Revisiting The Twilight Phenomenon

Column by Peter Derk October 2, 2019
What was it? Why was it? How was it?

Vampire Love is the Best Kind

Column by Stephanie Bonjack February 10, 2017
Let's be honest: nothing compares to vampire love.

Why People Shouldn't Fear Academic Essay Collections

Column by Bart Bishop January 24, 2017
A look at how to get your academic essay published, and why they're not as inaccessible to read as the layman might think.
'Twilight' Undergoes Gender Swap

'Twilight' Undergoes Gender Swap

News by Raine Winters October 7, 2015
Twi-hards will either think this is the Holy Grail or sacrilege.

The Best and Worst Love Stories of All Time

Column by Rob Blair Young February 14, 2014
What well-crafted love stories manage to pull us in — without idolizing toxic relationship models? Here are some of the best and worst love stories of all time.

Bella Swan and the Art of the Audience Surrogate

Column by Leah Dearborn January 24, 2014
Despite being loathed by literate people around the globe, characters like Bella Swan still manage to move copies off the shelves. Is it just bad writing or something more?
Outlier Digital From Twilight Producers

Outlier Digital to Compete with Kindle Worlds... with Twilight?

News by Dean Fetzer
Producers of the ‘Twilight’ movies plans to “set fan fiction free” with their new digital imprint.
Stephenie Meyer vs EL James

Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer Dismisses 50 Shades as 'Smutty'

News by Christopher Shultz March 12, 2013
Though previously supportive, Meyer now says the erotic series isn't her cup of tea, and feels it's fundamentally different from her own work.

Scandalous: 8 Reasons Intelligent Writers Must Read Twilight

Column by Rob Blair Young December 27, 2012
Ready your pitchforks! This unironic defense of 'Twilight' examines the strengths and weaknesses of the series while encouraging writers to learn from the story's success.
Abigail Gibbs 'The Dark Heroine'

18-Year-Old Signs Six-Figure Deal With HarperCollins For Vampire Series

News by Kimberly Turner September 13, 2012
After hitting 17 million readers on Wattpad, 18-year-old Abigail Gibbs scores big with her bloodier, edgier, more British version of 'Twilight.'
Fifty Shades of Grey Money

How Easy Is It To Climb Aboard The Fifty Shades Gravy Train?

News by Kimberly Turner August 2, 2012
Another day, another seven-figure ‘Twilight’ fanfic deal. Even a deliberately awful parody created by trollish comics became a bestseller overnight. Is the ‘Fifty Shades’ formula the way to fast cash?

The 10 Most Bizarre Pieces Of Literary Merch

Column by Kimberly Turner July 6, 2012
It's not a stretch to assume that if you like the book or author, you'll buy the T-shirt, coffee mug, or bookmark. But what about the panties, shower curtain, and Ouija board?
Woman Jailed For Not Returning Twilight To Library

Do Not Pass Go: Woman Jailed For Not Returning Twilight To Library

News by Dave Reuss July 2, 2012
Think you can get away with stealing library books? Not in New Mexico.

LURID: Spanky Panky, Fifty Shades of O

Column by Karina Wilson April 5, 2012
After the runaway success of the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy, LURID compares it to some other well-thumbed examples of erotic fiction, including its BDSM bedmate, 'The Story of O'.
'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Taking The World By Storm, May Become A Movie

News by Rob Hart March 16, 2012
'Fifty Shades of Grey', the mommy porn Twilight fan-fiction novel that's tearing up the charts, is attracting attention from Hollywood, and starting discussions about the "art" of fan fiction.
Fifty Shades of Grey

Hottest Book In The World Is Erotic 'Mommy Porn' Novel That Started As Twilight Fan-Fic

News by Rob Hart March 12, 2012
'Mommy Porn' indie FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is the latest out-of-nowhere runaway bestseller.
How 'Twilight' had been different with talent involved

Twilight... Remixed By The 20th Century's Greatest Writers

News by Rob Hart January 4, 2012
Would 'Twilight' have been different if written by authors who were actually good? Probably. Let's discuss.
William Gay interview 2011

An Interview with William Gay

Interview by Keith Rawson December 20, 2011
LitReactor sits down with legendary Tennessee novelist, William Gay, to discuss his career, his influences, and his long awaited new novel.
Blade wants to kill the Twilight kids

Goodreads Discovers The Country's 'Twilight Belt'

News by Rob Hart November 22, 2011
Social literary site Goodreads put together a graph outlining how its readers reviewed Twilight, breaking down the positive and negative impressions by state.
Sparkly vampires earn the ire of real vampires

Anne Rice Weighs In On The Debate Of Our Times: Should Vampires Sparkle?

News by Rob Hart October 31, 2011
Vampire Queen Anne Rice has sparked quite a bit of discussion on her Facebook page about the sparkly nature of vampires.