October Scary Reads and Other Things that Go Bump in the Night
I’m the first to admit that while I like my vampires and werewolves and ghosts and ghoulies I don’t want my stories to go dark DARK ! Taunt me with details…that make my mind goes horrible places, don’t really give me the specifics. Go ahead, call me chicken. I own it. I do like my angst, suspense, knuckle biters, eye popping “oh no, you didn’t” scenes and many of the books, series and authors I’m going to mention gave me that and so much more. There’s no order to my list, its more along what popped up in my head…as usual. Some are old releases, some new, something a little Monstery?
Here they are:
Author Missouri Dalton:
Her Night Wars Series will gut you (dead children and more). I read them out of order. Don’t.
Author Andrea Speed:
Josh of the Damned Series – humor and the Supernatural -killer combo along with outstanding covers
Josh of the Damned Triple Feature #1 (Josh of the Damned #3) by Andrea Speed
Pretty Monsters (Josh of the Damned, #1)
Peek-a-Boo (Josh of the Damned, #2)
Night of the Dust Bunnies (Josh of the Damned, #3.5)
Josh of the Damned Triple Feature #2: The Final Checkout (Josh of the Damned #4)
Merry Christmas, Josh! (Josh of the Damned #4.5)
Josh of the Damned: The Complete Collection
Also don’t miss out on Andrea Speed’s Infected: Prey series…but that’s for another time and reviewer – see Paul’s Paranormal Post this month.
Pulp Friction 2015 – Authors Lee Brazil, Havan Fellows ,Parker Williams and Laura Harner
There there is the Hauntingly Marvelous Pulp Friction 2015 Series this years with authors Parker Williams, Havan Fellows , Lee Brazil and Laura Harner. There are ghosts, ghost hunters, sexy succubi, werewolves in love with vampires, psychics, demons and so much more all wrapped in interconnected stories and mysteries that pull at your heart strings while making you jump that the evil goings on. Right now Round Five is just beginning. The first in each series is listed below. 5 books in each series, 6th book is written by all the authors. Splendidly frightening, sexy too!
- Drawing Dead (Jack of Spades #1) (Pulp Friction 2015 #1) by Lee Brazil
- Blind Stud (King of Hearts, #1) (Pulp Friction 2015 #2) by Havan Fellows
- The Devil’s Bedpost (Four of Clubs, #1) (Pulp Friction 2015, #3) by Parker Williams
- Diamonds & Dust (Ace of Diamonds #1) (Pulp Friction 2015 #4) by Laura Harner
I also love a little elegance with my horror. That brings up the following stories and authors:
And finally, two short tales of such lyrical elegance and narrative poetry I read them over and over in admiration. These should be on everyone’s must read list!
What are you reading this All Hallows Eve?
Now from some of our other Reviewers:
Now BJ loves her dark stories, just check out her review for Kraken by M. Caspian just last week. Missed it, did you? I’ve linked it to her creepy recommendations listed below. She also loves one of my all time favorite author’s, Josh Lanyon, a not to be missed author.
Creepy Halloween M/M Romance Recommendations from BJ
In a Dark Wood by Josh Lanyon: If you want something scary-creepy to make you cower under the blankets and double-check the doors and windows. Look no further. Who knew Lanyon could rival King, in this I see the making of the Master of M/M horror. And this horror buff wants more of this style of writing from Lanyon please.
Winter: Haunted Heart by Josh Lanyon: For those who want more of haunted-creepy, Lanyon has you covered there as well. Check out this lovely ghostly mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed. The audio version’s narrator is excellent if you’re into audiobooks.
Kraken by M. Caspian: Ready for the creature feature now guys? Then check this one out. It takes creepy to a whole new level. You know the slimy, make-your-skin crawl kind. *shiver*
Down by Ally Blue: Features violence and death trapped seven fathoms below the deep. Creatures with glowing purple eyes and sharp teeth and a horror that could annihilate the human race-EEK! Tantalizing beginning and an ending that circled nicely back to it. The author’s writing style didn’t work well for me personally, but many others loved it and the story is most certainly eerie and quite unique.