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?
Find ‘The 12 Terrors of Christmas’ at Amazon.
Book Squirrel’s Advent Event featured book for December 7 is ‘The Rose Thief’ by Claire Buss.
This rollicking, humorous fantasy story looks like great holiday reading.
Ned Spinks, Chief Thief-Catcher has a problem. Someone is stealing the Emperor’s roses. But that’s not the worst of it. In his infinite wisdom and grace, the Emperor magically imbued his red rose with love so if it was ever removed from the Imperial Rose Gardens then love will be lost, to everyone, forever. It’s up to Ned and his band of motley catchers to apprehend the thief and save the day. But the thief isn’t exactly who they seem to be, neither is the Emperor. Ned and his team will have to go on a quest defeating vampire mermaids, illusionists, estranged family members and an evil sorcerer in order to win the day. What could possibly go wrong?
‘The Rose Thief’ is available at Amazon.
Book Squirrel’s Advent Event featured book for December 6 is ‘Tempus Fugit’ by Timothy Casey.
This humorous sci-fi romp is a brand new release. It’s Timothy Casey’s debut novel, so I hope everyone will show ‘Tempus Fugit’ some extra love today.
Wasting Time Travel has never been such fun!
Veerle and Myst Solassen – two debutante princesses who love to dance and party – are out to find a space pirate who has done them wrong.
There’s enough here for everyone of age to enjoy! Time Travel, Sex, Humor, Heroics, Thrills, Disco, Sex, Space Piracy, Gender Bending, Aliens really loving to have Sex and some light Opera, too.
It’s One Hell of a Ride! That’s what She said!
I found it at Amazon.
A short companion story to Landis’ The Fight For Light series, this is a powerul and deeply moving story. In one sense it might be interpreted as a love story, but it is far more than that – it is a tale of sacrifice, resistance and hope against hope that one day, the darkness might not always win.
In this, I found ‘Fractured’ to be a profound story to which I could relate in a very personal way.
Much of my own poetry is an expression of that same hope: that the demons and the darkness might be overcome. It’s an age-old story, but Nikki Landis has crafted it in an original and compelling way. Her characters are complex and flawed, and her exploration of how fascinating evil can be is incredibly perceptive.
Although it belongs to a series, this book works well as a standalone story. Prior to reading ‘Fractured’, I had not read any of the full novels in the series to which this story is a companion, but I now plan to do exactly that.
This is an excellent read that can be completed in one day if desired, or enjoyed over a longer period without losing track of the story.
I’m giving it a lovely Silver Acorn!
Fractured and all of Nikki Landis’ books are available on Amazon.
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.
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?
The Silver Feather is available in your favourite digital store via www.books2read.com/aufeather
Paperback available soon.
People experience all kinds of night: loneliness, grief, depression, anxiety, fear, pain, and countless other darknesses.
This newly released collection of profound lyrical poems explores the poet’s own experiences and observations of both dark and light, revealing her determination to not only survive, but to conquer whatever tries to overcome her.
At the end of it all, the poet demonstrates that the smallest sign of light is enough to help a wandering soul find hope in the passing of the night.
The Passing Of The Night is available on Amazon and all other major digital stores.