I’m back! I apologize for my absence from the Carnival last week. Due to flying a red-eye back from LA in the wee, small hours of the morning, I spent Friday bonding with my pillow. But I’m back this week, and just in time for Halloween! Soooo…
This week’s main event is:
Best Indie Chills ‘n Thrills
Now I don’t read very many books that would be considered pure horror. I am… and this is just between me and you… I am and always have been a gigantic wuss. I don’t do scary movies. Halloween haunted hay ride commercials send me diving into the couch cushions for the remote. I spent a sleepover with my face buried in a pillow when everyone decided to watch The Exorcist… when I was in college. Yeah.
I mean, it’s funny right? Given that I love the paranormal genre so much… but I just don’t do straight-up horror. So, this week I’m supposed to share some creepy Indie reads with ya’ll… horror… not so much, but creepy I can do.
My first book is by the fabulous M. Leighton. It was the first book I ever read of hers and is still my favorite: reapers, Derek, bartering of souls, Derek, deliciously dark dreamscapes, and did I mention Derek? The sequel is coming out in like… a week!!! So check it out!
The next book does verge more on horror. A ghostly train, its soul-stealing conductor and a possessed radio that gives dire predictions of the future is enough to warrant not wanting to turn off the light when going to bed. Not that I did that…
And this last book is not an Indie, but is one of the creepiest books I’ve ever read, so I thought it deserved inclusion. Something’s not right in the town of Gentry where the inhabitants have a peculiar attachment to all things iron. Changlelings and a vividly depicted, Tim Burton-esque underground world made this book a very creepy read.
What are your favorite Halloween reads?
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