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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!