Here's hoping you do all of the fun things you like for Halloween...I will be enjoying the bite-sized candies and keeping them all to myself, lol.
I am not terribly fond of horror stories and lots of gore and I have never been terribly enamored of zombie stories but I have to admit that I enjoyed Rachel Caine's Terminated. My review will be at the end of this post but first I wanted to mention some other titles for those of you who like your stories a bit creepy and bloody...
Elf Ahearn (no relation, lol) has a creepy gothic tale, Lord Monroe's Dark Tower. My Goodreads review is at this link.
Bobbi Romans' Table for Three, Hold the Blood is an ADULT title (at least, judging by the cover). She also has a couple of fun paranormal titles in her 'Swamp Magic' series, Swamp Magic and Under the Full Moon
I had the privilege of editing a couple of titles that gave me the chills (but I warn you that I am a wimp anyway)...please be advised that these are also ADULT titles.
W. Lynn Chantale's A Perfect Getaway
Randy D. Rubin's The Witch of Dreadmere Forest
I had the opportunity to read and review Rachel Caine's Terminated for Night Owl Reviews recently. I am behind on her other series (I love the Morganville Vampires as well as the Weather Warden series although that one I am REALLY behind on)
4.5 out of 5 stars
Terminated by Rachel Caine is the exciting
conclusion to the ‘Revivalist’ series by Rachel Caine. Bryn Davis was
the recipient of something called Returne which has given her life but
recent horrific experiences have resulted in her getting an upgrade
which her allies would not be particularly pleased to hear about,
especially if she shares the disturbing side effects. Patrick
McCallister, her lover, had his own relationship-shattering secrets that
significantly altered the dynamics of the struggle being waged against
those who are trying to create a race of super-beings. The odds seem
insurmountable but nobody is ready to give up the fight left. The
question becomes, who will survive long enough to be victorious?
This dark urban fantasy has chilling
implications about the terrible results possible when the idealism of
scientific progress becomes warped by the pragmatism of those whose only
goal is to be a victor. I am not a big fan of zombie stories but I
have to confess that this particular tale reminds me of why I am a fan
of this author. I normally read a couple of her other series with
enthusiasm and already know how deftly she creates personable characters
caught in untenable situations that they always somehow cope with,
albeit in unusual ways, but I confess that this series had not come to
my notice. Despite the fact that I have not read the prior novels,
enough backstory was provided to not only familiarize me with the chain
of events that lead to this exciting conclusion but also to whet my
appetite enough that I want to read the other novels in the series to
get a more complete picture. I can’t say that I am looking forward to
the blood and violence but I am intrigued by the almost super-hero
flavor inherent in having characters who are extremely hard to destroy,
despite very creative attempts. Be warned, this is not a story for the
faint of heart but it definitely provides a roller-coaster adventure of a
Oh, and I wanted to mention a couple of things I have found in my wanderings:
I found another contest with a Kindle Fire giveaway
to promote Laurence O'Bryan's book, The Manhattan Puzzle
and Sabrina York has a giveaway on Goodreads for her ADULT title, Tristan's Temptation at this link.