Book Squirrel’s Advent Event featured book for December 14 is ‘’Three, Two, One’ by Victoria Perkins.
This looks like a gripping ghost story with some horror in it. The author does state that it includes descriptions of violence that may be disturbing to some readers, so it might not be everyone’s idea of holiday reading, but if you’re looking for a break from Hallmark movies and Christmas romances, this might be just the thing.
Cassidy Chapman knows she isn’t dead. Unfortunately, no one else does. After the mysterious death of her younger sister, Cassidy’s own identity is called into question. As she digs deeper into the accident that claimed the life of her sister, Cassidy discovers a far darker secret than she’d ever thought possible. Helped by the only person who believes her, new WU student Pacey Townson, Cassidy must find a way to solve Jessica’s murder and clear her own name–before it’s too late.
Book Squirrel’s Bookish Advent Event featured book for December 10 is ‘The 12 Terrors of Christmas’ by Claudette Melanson.
Like many of the books featured in this event, this is a new release – out today! It offers an alternative Christmas-themed read for those who like their books to be as dark as their winter nights.
Award-winning author Claudette Melanson offers eleven new and original stories to make your skin crawl at any time of the year. This horror anthology also includes an original short by Amazon International Best-Selling Author, Lynn Lamb, titled “Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine.” A special bonus story is also included by Melanson, “Mislead,” previously published only on the Halloweenpalooza blog. Grab a cup of cocoa and make sure the windows and doors are locked tight as you settle in by the fire to enjoy these tales of terror, but be warned…locks have never succeeded at keeping Santa from gaining entry. If you enjoy a slice of horror with your holiday cheer, this collection of Christmas horror shorts will satisfy all your dark cravings during the holidays…and beyond.
Vampires, ghosts, demons, elves, werewolves, serial killers and a rampaging Krampus are just a few of the monsters creeping amongst the pages of The 12 Terrors of Christmas. Are you brave enough to venture inside to experience the flip side of the typical Hallmark-themed Christmas?
Book Squirrel’s Advent Event featured book for December 1 is ‘The Celtic Curse: Newgrange’ by D.J. Doyle.
This brand new release looks fantastic.
Mystery, a quest, horror, Celtic legend… this ticks all the boxes for a great weekend read.
Haunted for years by dreams of death and mysterious rituals, Jess Young travels to Ireland in search of answers. Her search becomes a race against time when her friend is abducted by Celtic Druids bent on resurrecting the Morrigan; the Celtic goddess of war and death. Jess must seek help from an ancient Order of Christians and some unorthodox Catholic priests before time runs out for her friend . . . and the world. Whom can Jess trust while being hunted by the Celtic Druids of our time? If Jess follows her destiny, is the fate of mankind safe in her hands?
On offer are some chilling poems and a series of stories about Friday, a black cat with a penchant for curious events.
Friday’s stories will be available to read for free until November 3rd.
Van Leerdam is also the author of The Silver Feather, a haunting, macabre tale which was featured here as a new release earlier this month. It’s on sale until November 1st for 99c in your favourite digital store. and is also available as a paperback via Amazon.
LILY LUCHESI and fifteen other authors have just released Damsels of Distress, an anthology featuring strong female leads that should never be underestimated.
It’s on sale right now for just 99c, and is incredibly good value.
PETER BLAKEY-NOVIS has been sharing 31 Days of Horror on his blog at Embrace The Darkness. He has featured a number of excellent novels, novellas, and blogs in his listing.
So, plenty of spooky and horrific treats for Halloween. Who needs candy? Go nuts!
The third book in the series, this sequel to ‘Blessedly Bound‘ and ‘Burning Captivation‘ takes the central character Gwen and the reader on another emotional roller coaster of danger and discovery as she seeks answers and justice, which are equally difficult to find. There are plenty of heart-in-your-throat moments as the story unfolds, especially as the distinctions between good, bad and sheer, unrepressed evil become clearer.
As with the previous books in the series, the central mystery and some of Gwen’s questions are solved, but other challenges and quests remain for future books. There is nothing repetitive or boring about this story or this series of books. The story just keeps on developing and building with each new phase.
Yet again, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Lucretia Stanhope’s work. It’s another Golden Acorn from me.
The Silver Feather is a hauntingly macabre tale for October reading or for any time of year. It will please lovers of horror and ghost stories, and provide a delicious treat for folks who love to find a good spook in a book.
Reviews are already coming in on Amazon and Goodreads.
Here’s what they have to say so far:
Fun Fact: When the story was finished, it came up at 6664 words. The author added two more words so that this spooky little read had exactly 6666 words.
Just right for a month which offers both Friday 13th and Halloween, don’t you think?
A deliciously creepy story, ‘The Celtic Curse: Banshee” tells the story of the origins and then the conclusion of one family’s experience of a banshee’s curse.
Perfect for lovers of the Gothic and the macabre, this tale is permeated by plenty of classic horror, superstition and dark supernatural power, which are in part balanced by the normality of the central characters who unwittingly fall under the curse.
I found this novelette to be perfect reading for a stormy late September afternoon, given that both Friday 13th and Halloween are approaching.
The Celtic Curse: Banshee is available via Amazon for kindle or in paperback.