Genre: horror

Harper Spring Tour!

Harper Spring Tour!

I’m so excited to be a part of Harper Summer Tour today! I have a fantastic book to share with you today as well as some amazing giveaways. You definitely don’t want to miss them. Read carefully because there is a secret password somewhere in my blog post. You will need it if you want to enter all three giveaways! I’ve read the first two books in this series, so i’m happy to share the prequel now. These books are creepy mysteries that are complicated enough to appeal to everyone but tame enough that they won’t terrorize Middle Grader readers. Just because I love to be scared, I know that it’s not something everyone enjoys. In this book the atmosphere is spooky but you should be able to still sleep at night. I don’t know about you, but I also love prequels. I love hearing about how the story that I’ve become familiar with got it’s start. I love seeing where the characters that I’ve gotten to know have come from. I can’t wait to read about how everything started. I’m sure that you will enjoy what’s sure to be a fun and easy read as well! Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | The Book Depository Madeleine Roux is the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum, which has sold into nine countries around the world, and its sequel, Sanctum, […]

Posted February 12, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Giveaway / 10 Comments
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Review: S.A. Hunt’s Short Stories

Review: S.A. Hunt’s Short Stories

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I like books. The longer the book, the better. I especially like series. I’ve said that time and again. Logically, you would think that short stories are the opposite of what I want to be reading and normally, that’s true. I don’t seek out short stories to read. However, there is one important exception to this rule. Horror. I love scary stories. There is something magical about the way that a horror novelist can create chills up and down your spine in just a few sentences. Don’t believe me? Check out these 2 sentence scary stories from Reddit. These are sure to change your mind. I would also recommend you read any of the following short stories. each and every one will renew your faith in a horror author’s ability to scare the snot out of you in a minimum of pages. I’ve been a huge fan of S.A. Hunt since I read the first book of his Outlaw King series. Each of these stories shows what a twisted imagination lives in his genius brain.   This one starts out completely innocently. I loved the way the story built to the end. This is a perfect example of why horror stories can be perfect even if they are short. I definitely felt sorry for the robot, which might not have been the […]

Posted December 28, 2015 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments
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Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Review: Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on July 15th 2014 Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, horror Format: hardcover Source: library Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time. Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our NeighborÂ’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A LadyÂ’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brotherÂ’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page. Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily CarrollÂ’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut. This is the book I’ve been looking for! I love horror and I’ve been looking for something legitimately creepy for a while. […]

Posted December 23, 2015 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments
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CCB Review: The Dead Circle

CCB Review: The Dead Circle

In The Dead Circle, Chris and Sarah are renovating an old library in downtown Detroit. They are safe, warm and dry when everything seems to go to hell. A woman takes a drink of water. Then suddenly she strips all of her clothes off and starts walking in a circle around a park. She’s gone. The water is totally contaminated. Any amount of water, even a drop, causes the same reaction. Do you know how difficult it is to avoid water?!? I love horror novels and I have read many. Zombie novels are a particular favorite of mine. They are the kind of horror that sticks with me and has me ruminating on the story for weeks afterward. The Walking Dead comics, World War Z, and especially Cell by Stephen King all really got me thinking. The Dead Circle definitely falls into this category. I found myself thinking about every step I took while reading it. It didn’t help that it was raining outside. This book is a combination between zombie horror and apocalyptic survival. There are naked people walking around and around outside. The water is poisonous. Chris and Sarah can’t leave their house without taking multiple, horrible risks. Every decision has to be weighed and measured. Even the smallest mistake means instant death. This book is a cross genre thriller. The survival aspect will appeal to fans of […]

Posted November 24, 2015 by Emily in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 2 Comments
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Z Resurrected Tour: Eric A Shelman Interview

Z Resurrected Tour: Eric A Shelman Interview

  Please tell me about the world your stories are set in. How did the zombie apocalypse happen? Our story begins in June of 2011 in Georgia and Florida. The zompoc begins when a fissure opens in the planet, and an ancient gas ­ from the planet’s creation ­ begins to seep from every surface of the planet, affecting 90% of all living beings. There is a particular toxic compound on earth found in some particular plants, and if you are that, you are also immune to the zombie virus. Tell me about your zombies. Are they Fast or Slow? Smart or instinct driven? There are two types of zombies in Dead Hunger; Mothers and Hungerers. The mothers were pregnant at the time of their “change”. The Hungerers are everyone else. While the Hungerers are slow, the Mothers can strategize to a degree, and can ultimately control the movements of the Hungerers. Hungerers are slow and plodding, using mostly sight to detect food; they do not have good hearing (rotted eardrums) and do not smell as they do not breathe. The Mothers have bursts of tremendous speed, and can even leap into the air when they want to get a bit closer to you … What sets your zombies or your world apart and makes it different? See the above. Part of their offensive tools include a chloroform ­like eye vapor that emits when prey is […]

Posted October 27, 2015 by Emily in Blog Tour, interview / 0 Comments
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ARC Review: Dark Screams Vol. 5

ARC Review: Dark Screams Vol. 5

Dark Screams: Volume Five by Brian James Freeman, J. Kenner, Bentley Little, Mick Garris, Richard Chizmar Series: Dark Screams #5 Published by Hydra on October 6, 2015 Genres: horror Pages: 160 Buy on Amazon Mick Garris, J. Kenner, Kealan Patrick Burke, Del James, and Bentley Little pry open a sarcophagus of horror and dread in Dark Screams: Volume Five, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the esteemed Cemetery Dance Publications. EVERYTHING YOUÂ’VE ALWAYS WANTED by Mick Garris It was supposed to be the night of his life: a celebration of his one hit slasher flick. But the price of admission is higher than this has-been filmmaker ever could have imagined. THE ONE AND ONLY by J. Kenner When he was seven, Will UnderwoodÂ’s nanny told him she had the Sight. Years later, a broken heart sends him to New Orleans . . . but itÂ’s fate that leads him to Madame DarklingÂ’s Voodoo Emporium. THE LAND OF SUNSHINE by Kealan Patrick Burke Although she was mute long before the affair that nearly wrecked their marriage, her silence has tortured her husband ever since. Now he will seek out what he has lost—or be driven mad by remorse. MECHANICAL GRATITUDE by Del James Arnold loves his Â’68 Camaro almost as much as he loves his wife, and heÂ’s willing to do anything to protect them both—especially after hearing […]

Posted October 12, 2015 by Emily in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
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Arc Review: Lost Girl by R.L. Stine

Arc Review: Lost Girl by R.L. Stine

The Lost Girl by R.L. Stine Series: Fear Street Relaunch #3 Published by St. Martin’s Griffin on September 29th 2015 Genres: horror, mystery, Young Adult Format: ebook Source: Free for Review, Netgalley Buy on Amazon Generations of children and teens have grown up on R.L. Stine’s bestselling and hugely popular horror series, Fear Street and Goosebumps. Now, the Fear Street series is back with a chilling new installment, packed with pure nightmare fodder that will scare Stine’s avid fan base of teen readers and adults. New student Lizzy Palmer is the talk of Shadyside High. Michael and his girlfriend Pepper befriend her, but the closer they get to her, the stranger she seemsÂ… and the more attractive she is to Michael. He invites her to join him on a snowmobile race that ends in a tragic accident. Soon, Michael’s friends start being murdered, and Pepper becomes convinced that Lizzy is behind the killings. But to her total shock, she and Michael are drawn into a tragic story of an unthinkable betrayal committed over 60 years ago. Frightening and tense in the way that only this master of horror can deliver, The Lost Girl is another terrifying Fear Street novel by the king of juvenile horror. This book took me way way back to  my youth. This review will probably date me but that’s fine. Back in the the days […]

Posted September 29, 2015 by Emily in Review / 0 Comments
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