I just found out that the amazing Magical Buffet did a late-night, double-creature-feature review of both my books, Among the Mermaids and Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires and Other Creatures of the Night. It’s a super sweet review and you can read it here:
Come spend a Late Nate in the Midlands with me–or an early evening if you’re on the West Coast. Host Michael Vara and I will be discussing all things freakish, ghoulish, odd, and bizarre. That includes Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Creatures of the Night.
Tune in tonight via the link below, at 6:30 PST/9:30 EST. The second hour includes callers, so be sure and give a shout!
Should auld acquaintance be forgot…don’t forget my face! LIVE on Beyond Belief on Gaiam TV. Come nurse your hangover with a little cure for what ails you: my peeling laughter and wicked antics.
Here is how it works. Click this link. On January 1st, this link will take you directly to the show. Before then, the link takes you to the main page for Beyond Belief, but once the show airs it will remain the direct link to my episode.
If you want to watch it YOU MUST SUBSCRIBE. You can get a FREE 10-DAY TRIAL, and watch it any time or as many times as you want during that 10 days, plus any of the other episodes! After the 10 day period if you want to keep watching it, because you want to wake up to/fall asleep to the sound of my voice throughout the year, you have to sign up to GaiamTV.
Once you’ve signed up for the 10-day trial, you can stream the video of me and George yukking it up over vampires, banshees, a little bit of Crowley, and other delightful horrors, through your computer, tablet, phone, etc. Here’s a little info about the show!
Creatures of the Night, Beyond Belief with George Noory
Banshees, werewolves, and mermaids are all the stuff of fantastical legends stretching beyond the limits of recorded history. But what if there was some truth to the tales of these mysterious creatures? Author Varla Ventura’s passion is researching the bizarre and she reveals the truth behind the legends of several creatures of the night in this interview with George Noory originally webcast January 1, 2014.
Varla Ventura is a lover of all things strange, freaky, and terrifying. She is the author of Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires, and Other Creatures of the Night and curates the Weiser Magical Creatures and Paranormal Parlor series of e-books. When not burning the midnight oil writing about weird news for her Blog of the Bizarre, she can be seen traversing the hidden cemeteries and phantom ships in the greater Bay Area. She can be found online at www.varlventura.com.
Don’t I look like a happy little freak? See more of me than you ever thought you wanted to.
Greetings you little elves and gnomes and hobgoblins, ye’ merry creatures of the night. Tune in tonight at 6 pm PST/9 PM EST for a delightful hour of the paranormal persuasion. I’ll be a guest on Paranormal Minds Radio.
Click here to listen live.
Check out my publisher’s gift guide! Includes my Banshee book, and lots of other great titles. Death Poems is on my must-have list!
Publishers love books, but we also love to read them! And it’s not just the editors who do all the reading. We’ve scoured our library shelves to bring you staff picks from our back and front list, from the people who make them!
Pick 1: Death Poems
Classic, Contemporary, Witty, Serious, Tear-Jerking, Wise, Profound, Angry, Funny, Spiritual, Atheistic, Uncertain, Personal, Political, Mythic, Earthy, and Only Occasionally Morbid
Edited by Russ Kick
Disinformation Books. Paperback, $21.95.
Death Poems seems an odd choice for a holiday gift, eh? Not really. Though it offers a vast survey of death (320 poems by 200 poets) including the death of children, funeral rites for serial killers, war, elegies for famous people, and more death-ish-ness, it is actually life affirming! Readers will find Walt Whitman celebrating death as an important part of the richness of life. Lord Byron pens a beautiful epitaph for his…
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Tune in this Monday the 16th of December for a frightfully delightful show with host Tim O’Brien of Ripley Radio and his weekly Oddcast. Check out the show’s press release. Lots of great guests and topics, from Twinkie overload to banshee screams!
Twas the week before Christmas and things got weirder than usual onRipley Radio, the official radio broadcast of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! We hear how hot-dog eating champion Joey Chestnut added dessert to his repertoire and won a Twinkie eating contest by downing more than 10 pounds of those sweet little delights accounting for 18,000-plus calories! And, Jodi Pliszka reveals how drinking a whole lot of cola over a long period of time, can be quite detrimental to your health.
Additional Wacky and Unbelievable Stories on the Dec. 16 episode of Ripley Radio: Angela unveils where the most unusual, and most dangerous drinking locations are in the world; Florida TV personality Scott Fais explains how the state’s snowbirds this year may be upset to learn that a popular hot springs soaking spot located in a deep sinkhole, has been closed; in Texas, lightning does strike twice when it hits the same man twice within seconds while he competed in the off-road challenge – Paychecks for Rednecks; and Varla Ventura, author of Banshees, Werewolves, Vampires and Other Creatures of the Night, provides a primer on the Irish fairy creature, the Banshee.
Chris Kenner provides this week’s musical egress with the original version of 1961’s I Like it Like That!
Ripley Radio is a journey through the weird, wacky, whimsical, wild, and totally unbelievable world of the odd, strange and unusual. Each show provides listeners with amazing and absolutely true tales of today, as well as unbelievable facts culled from the extensive archives of the company that has been freaking out families for more than 90 years!
Join me tonight on Para-Scope, uncensored paranormal radio extrodinaire. The show starts at 10pm EST (that’s 7pm PST!) I’ll be on at 7:30, and we’ll chat about all manner of beasties and beautifully bizarre things.
Click here to listen to the show: PARASCOPE on HEYZRADIO
Fun fact: After the show I’ll be burning the midnight oil packing/primping/prepping for an amazing journey. I’ll be flying to Denver to tape Beyond Belief with the one and only George Noory of Coast to Coast fame! www.beyondbelief.com
It’s a bit terrifying, but I think you all know how I love terror!