Welcome to Bibliophilia Templum,
Reviews and Resources for Daring Readers.  



At this time, Bibliophilia Templum is dedicated to books outside of the mainstream.  We will be looking at various levels and subgenres of horror and sci-fi / fantasy to begin, and adding some dark non-fiction and resources as we go.  So if you are looking for someone’s opinion on the latest Stephen King or James Patterson, you are in the wrong place.  If you are looking for something outside of your comfort zone, let’s talk…

Fun fact: the above photo was taken in the Templum Library and includes signed and special editions as well as books edited or blurbed by Bibliophilia Templum.


Author Spotlight on

Lucas Mangum



Let’s talk about Lucas Mangum, the man, his books …

… and how I met him






dreamwhispers By M Ennenbach A Brilliant and Impactful Collection *** Synopsis Take a journey into the swirling abyss of fever dreams, starry nights, and amethyst lights. Driven by lyrical prose, captivating storytelling, and pure emotion, dreamwhispers sets sail through one writer’s imagination with an unflinching stare into the condition of human beings where the shadows … Continue reading

The Crows of Smith’s Booth

THE CROWS OF SMITH’S BOOTH ByAsh Hartwell A Creepy, Brutal, and Captivating Story *** Synopsis On the Winter’s Solstice of 1569, the villagers of Smith’s Booth hang three of sisters, accused of witchcraft. Their mother curses the village before stepping into their funeral pyre, while the sheriff spares Calena, the fourth and youngest of the … Continue reading

They Mostly Come at Night

THEY MOSTLY COME AT NIGHT By Wesley Southard A feast for the horror connoisseur *** Synopsis A high class restaurant where the food brings out the worst in its patrons… A man whose mind won’t stay inside his own body… A mother and daughter’s trip to a zoo full of dead animals… An Italian immigrant’s … Continue reading