Happy Halloween! To get in the festive mood what kind of creepy story are you reading?
As you can see in our dual review this year Marlene and I, we read the Entangled anthology which features 11 paranormal novellas from plenty of fantastic authors and all proceeds of the sales go to breast cancer research, so if you haven’t read it yet, take a look, we enjoyed it a lot!
And while most paranormal romances/urban fantasy novels suit the genre and mood of Halloween, here are a few of our own selected favourites:
The Shifter series by Rachel Vincent, and if I already mentioned one of her series I should also recommend the other one as well: her Soul Screamers series. The first is an action packed adult urban fantasy series with a strong romantic subplot, while the second is a spooky YA UF series: I mean one of the heroes is a junior grim reaper, and the kids often take a road trip to the Netherland (the place where all the monsters and demons live) *shudders* Terrific series!
Then if you are looking for something more tongue in cheek and steamy don’t pass on Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. The world-building is a hoot (Valkyries live like a big sorority, painting each other nails and having chick flick marathons) and the love scenes will scorch the pages!
Fellow Book Lovers Caro and Susi swear by Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series, I keep hearing it is a chuckle out loud kind of funny series so of course it’s on my TBR list.
And Marlene even suggested a classic reeeally creepy story: Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier. It’s a book you should read in your lifetime as it’s excellent in building the tension until you feel like the characters (and your nerves) are about to snap.
So do tell us,
What is your Halloween read?
Are you more in the mood for your usual paranormal romance/urban fantasy novels or do you up the spooky factor around this time of the year and read some dark and gritty horror/zombie stories?
(I have to confess I’m not much of a horror reader even though sometimes I watch the occasional horror movie, and I’m still wary of zombie novels, so I stick with “plain” paranormal stories ;-))