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Creepy Reads

Posted by on October 7, 2015

Or I should say Sort of Creepy Reads for October

Greeting fellow adventurers!

Halloween is marching closer and closer and many of us look for some creepy reads. Well, some of us. Me? Not so much. I have a WAY too active imagination. I mean after reading Chosen by Ted Dekker, I SWEAR I saw little bats in my peripheral vision. Although, when I was a teen and read Pet Cemetery, I didn’t think it was THAT creepy. Of course, I refuse to watch the movie. Ha!

So if you’re looking for something a little creepy to read or just some paranormal fun, check out these!

Sanctuary by Pauline Creeden

I enjoyed this one. Probably the closest I’ve gotten to reading a really creepy story in a long time. For me anyways. Ha! So, probably not THAT creepy. Just a good kind of creepy. I’ve shared my thoughts on my blog when it first came out.

In a heart-racing thriller described as Falling Skies meets The Walking Dead, Jennie struggles to find a safe place for what’s left of her family. But it seems as though there is no place sacred, no place secure. First the aliens attacked the sun, making it dimmer, weaker, and half what it used to be. Then they attacked the water supply, killing one-third of Earth’s population with a bitter contaminate. And when they unleash a new terror on humankind, the victims will wish for death, but will not find it…When the world shatters to pieces around her, will Jennie find the strength she needs to keep going?

FREE on Amazon until October 9th!

Find it on Barnes and Noble.

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The Ghost Box by Mike Duran

I just read this! Review coming soon! But I will say I really enjoyed it.

Reagan Moon — paranormal reporter, terminal underachiever, and staunch cynic of the human race. The only ghosts he really believes in are the ones in his own head.

But his world is about to get an upgrade.

When Moon is hired by a reclusive tycoon to investigate the events surrounding his girlfriend’s tragic death, he learns of an impending apocalypse about to flatten Los Angeles. Seems that the Summu Nura, ancient gods from a parallel dimension, are looking for a new stomping ground. And Hollyweird is ground zero. What’s worse, Reagan Moon is the only one who can stop them.

With the help of an occult archivist and a carefree guardian angel, Moon is forced to confront an invisible world of toxic parasites and dimensional outriders. But no amount of magic can save him from the monster that awaits… inside him.

Find it on Amazon .

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Never to Live by Just B. Jordan

Never to liveThis just looks creepy! It’s been on my to-read list for awhile now. And now I finally got a copy! Not a light read, mind you!

Imprisoned, Elwyn endures torture so horrific she drives herself insane to elude true madness.

She finally escapes, but at the deadly cost of the only remaining friend she has.

Now, unless her broken mind is playing another cruel trick, she discovers she is turning into the monster she despises most of all.

Amidst fighters and fairies, demons and dragons, traitors wear the face of friend as she searches for the lost fragments of her mind.

Now Elwyn is the only one mad enough to face the Monster of the Kings, but she is more likely to destroy herself before even finding him.

Find it on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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And for your Paranormal-sweet tooth

The Hidden series by Clare Davidson

I’ve enjoyed all of Clare’s books. You can see my reviews for the books in the Hidden series: Reaper’s Rhythm, Broken Bargain, and Shrouded Soul.

When everyone thinks your sister committed suicide, it’s hard to prove she was murdered.

Kim is unable to accept Charley’s sudden death. Crippled by an unnatural amnesia, her questions are met with wall after wall. As she doubts her sanity, she realises her investigation is putting those around her in danger.

The only person who seems to know anything is Matthew, an elusive stranger who would rather vanish than talk. Despite his friendly smile, Kim isn’t sure she can trust him. But if she wants to protect her family from further danger, Kim must work with Matthew to discover how Charley died – before it’s too late.

Find it on Amazon.

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Malevolent by K. M. Carroll

I just love Carroll’s Spacetime Legacy series, so I’ve been curious about her were-romance series. Not typically my kind of thing, but I did enjoy her Turned and I plan to read Maleovent.

Libby is a high school senior who should be preparing for graduation. Instead, she’s been bedridden for six months with valley fever, stuck on her father’s farm in California’s central valley.

When the beekeepers arrive in February, bringing their bees to pollinate the almond crop, one of them looks like a vampire, acts like a vampire, says his name is Malevolent, and tries to murder Libby’s lousy boyfriend. Yet he offers her honey that dramatically improves her illness, and his bees sing words that she can understand.

Mal took up beekeeping in order to preserve the last remnants of his humanity. What started as a simple trip to California quickly turns into something far more complicated, as he meets a lovely girl who is deathly ill, infected by Mal’s own brother. Feeling guilty and responsible, Mal sets out to heal her with his precious, magic-infused honey, and with each passing day, comes closer to breaking his personal creed:

Befriend Many, Serve Some, Trust Few, Love None.

Once healed, Libby has the strength to break up with her boyfriend–touching off a war between Mal and his brother. This escalates into a realm of awful magic Libby has never dreamed of, where she is both pawn and prize in the battle against a Necromancer. In the end, Libby must face her growing feelings for Mal, and decide whether to destroy him–or rescue him from his soulless existence.

Find it on Amazon.

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So what say you? Do you enjoy a creepy story every once awhile? If so, what are some of your favorites?

4 Responses to Creepy Reads

  1. sparksofember

    Picked up Sanctuary the other day. I’ve never been much for end-times books but I’m not premillennial so the blurb mentioning the rapture not happening before the tribulation intrigues me.
    I’ve been meaning to read Clare Davidson’s books ever since you first mentioned them & I picked up a copy of Melevolent recently. I really need to read them!

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Hey! Glad you were able to get the books! I’m not one for end times stories either, but I did like Sanctuary. So many good books, so little time! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Kessie

    Thanks for the recommendations! And the shout-out! Sanctuary gave me such shivers. I keep waiting for the sequel. The other books on your list sound interesting, too!

    • J.L. Mbewe

      Thanks Kessie! And you’re welcome! I had thought the sequel was out, but when I went to check on Amazon, it was a companion novella. It will be interesting to see how Creeden takes the story in book two. I’m not one for zombies at all, but I really liked Sanctuary. Thanks for stopping by!

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