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Another List of Creeptastic Books for You to Shiver Over

Last time, I offered up several books that were more of what we think of when we talk scary, Halloween reads, but this time I’m going to offer up some scary ones in a different sense.  These books/series all have one thread in common- the characters are scary strong, scary evil or Just. Plain. Scary.

Review Shadowed by Rebecca Zanetti

First off I give you, Rebecca Zanetti’s Dark Protectors series.  I recently reviewed the six book in the series, Shadowed  (10.8.13 post) and it highlights some scary strong alpha male types and some scary evil type characters.  She builds a dark world of vampires, shifters, witches and demons living and fighting for supremacy right alongside the unsuspecting humans.

Review The Sheik Retold by Victoria Vane

Next, a revamped retelling of the popular novel that your mothers and grandmothers would have gushed over for its dark, cruel sexy desert sheik hero and its feisty liberated heroine, Victoria Vane’s The Sheik Retold.  Review and a giveaway on October 14th.

Review Louder Than Love by Jessica Topper

How about a hero with a dark past as a rock star and a heroine that lives with a ghost from her past?  Jessica Topper’s Louder Than Love.  See my thoughts on this in a past review (10.11.13).

SHOCK ME by Ashley C. Harris

For the YA lovers, I give you a tingling and mysterious series opener in Shock Me by Ashley C. Harris.  You’ve heard of small town weird?  Yeah, this poor heroine grows up in a town that specializes in its own brand of crazy just below the surface of normal and she inadvertently gets caught up in it.  This book is a feature in an upcoming special post on Oct 23rd.

Review A Study in Darkness by Emma Jane Holloway Review Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh

Two more real quickly are Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series with a dangerous dark alpha to the core Archangel and Emma Jane Holloway’s Steampunk Paranormals’s beginning with A Study in Silk (9.24.13) featuring the niece of Sherlock Holmes showing that solving crimes and sleuthing through dark foggy London streets is in the blood.

Read any of these books?  What do you think?  Got any suggestions of your own about books with a darker theme or darker characters?  Please share!

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • Love Nalini and I havea Study in Silks to.read too. I love ur choices..dgonna have to look the others up.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Sophia Rose

      I’m late to Nalini’s books, but at least that gives me the advantage of busting right through them instead of waiting. Rebecca Zanetti is another of the grittier paranormal writers that you should try for certain if you like Nalini’s stuff. Feel free to recommend to me too. ;D