My Wishlist: Halloween Edition Part 1

Filed in My Wishlist , The Sexy Lover Posted on October 14, 2010 @ 6:00 am 3 comments

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Wishlist post — Halloween edition Part 1 of 2.
The second part of Halloween edition will be on October 28th.
This week post will consist of some upcoming horror novels I am hoping to keep my sleeping at night. Some of these may scare readers but then again, these books mention below might what someone love to read. Even if some of these novels won’t be released until after Halloween, they do sound like a great read!
I do not normally read horror novels but in the spirit of Halloween season, I am going to try give in to my dark side. Hope you all enjoy my picks.

Stephen King’s Full Dark, No Stars
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Pub. Date: November 2010
Format: Hardcover, 384pp

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“I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger . . .” writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up “1922,” the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

In “Big Driver,” a cozy-mystery writer named Tess encounters the stranger along a back road in Massachusetts when she takes a shortcut home after a book-club engagement. Violated and left for dead, Tess plots a revenge that will bring her face-to-face with another stranger: the one inside herself.

“Fair Extension,” the shortest of these tales, is perhaps the nastiest and certainly the funniest. Making a deal with the devil not only saves Dave Streeter from a fatal cancer but provides rich recompense for a lifetime of resentment.

When her husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his business trips, Darcy Anderson looks for in the garage. Her toe knocks up against a box under a worktable and she discovers the stranger inside her husband. It’s a horrifying discovery, rendered with bristling intensity, and it definitively ends a good marriage.

The reason I chose this one… well because I am virgin at reading Stephen King novels.. I’ve watched the movies based on his novels but have yet to read his books. I thought I start with something small like this novel with short stories. Here’s hoping I lose “it.” lol!

Dean Kootz’s What The Night Knows
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Pub. Date: December 2010
Format: Hardcover, 464pp

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In the late summer of a long ago year, a killer arrived in a small city. His name was Alton Turner Blackwood, and in the space of a few months he brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy.

Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, recreating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. John Calvino is certain that his own family—his wife and three children—will be targets in the fourth crime, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer.

As a , John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an extraordinary experience convinces him that sometimes death is not a one-way journey, that sometimes the dead return.

Here is ghost story like no other you have read. In the Calvinos, Dean Koontz brings to life a family that might be your own, in a war for their survival against an adversary more malevolent than any he has yet created, with their own home the battleground. Now here’s another author who’s novels I have not had the pleasure of reading. I am working on trying branch out and read more horror and h/suspense novels written by creative authors like Dean Kootz.

Richard Peck’s Three Quarters Dead
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Pub. Date: October 2010
Format: Hardcover, 208pp

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Kerry is chosen by the coolest clique in school and so she thinks life has finally begun. But then it seems all over when her three friends are killed in a shocking car accident. Or are they? Only weeks after the accident, Kerry receives a text from one of the girls: We’re all 3 here at my aunt’s in the city. Take the 3:50 train. B there.

Exhilarating, terrifying suspense is crossed with a thought-provoking examination of peer pressure in Richard Peck’s return to his contemporary teen- and ghost-story roots. This is a master author’s gift to the Gossip Girl/Twilight generation: his own , stylish, and fun take on the paranormal.

Now this one is the one I really looking forward in reading of all three mention. I am sucker for teen drama. And from the looks of it from reading the description alone has me anxious and very excited in getting the chance to read this awesome by Richard Peck. And yes, I haven’t heard of author, Richard Peck before. So newbie alert~ lol

Do you read horror novels?

If you do … what was the last one you read? 
Do you have a favorite horror book or author?

Thanks for stopping by..

Until next time… Stay safe!

About Susi

Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • Sharon S. October 14, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I started reading S. King when I was 12. Salem's Lot was the first. That one was creepy. Unfortunately with all the stuff out there I have become desensitized and books don't scare me anymore:( I have read things that disturb me. Jeff Strand wrote Dweller (released this year) and you might want to check that one out. Very disturbing….

  • draconismoi October 14, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I first read Stephen King's It in 5th grade (while my friends were burning through the goosebumps series)….and it is still one of my all time favorite horror novels.

    I have to agree with Sharon though…starting horror so young must have desensitized me since I don't scare when reading books.

    The last horror novel I read was something with a red cover by Rhiannon Lassiter. As you can probably guess, it did not leave much of an impression.

  • Jenny N. October 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    I don't read horror novels. I don't even watch horror movies and am a wimp when it comes to anything scary like that.

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