#OctoberFrights – Day 2: Horror Books

Today I’m spotlighting a few paranormal and horror books that may be of interest to readers.

Some of these are already in my Kindle and the others are on the TBR list

Beneath (Running From the Devil Book 1) by J.E. Taylor and Katie Salidas

An escaped demon and a snarky cat face off against the seven deadly sins.

Escaping from Hell was just the beginning of Phoebe’s problems. In Hell, she had a position of legend. A marquis of torture. But on the human plane, she is just another New York City destitute.

Before she has a chance to get her bearings on the unforgiving streets, Fate steps in and offers her a chance at redemption, but it doesn’t come cheap.

She must bring in the demons that escaped alongside her while making sure no humans are harmed in the process. In order to do that, she needs to learn to live in the human world with the help of another one of Fate’s parolees, a snarky cat named Smoke.

If it means never seeing the halls of Hell again, Phoebe will do anything, even battle the seven deadly sins single-handed.

Passenger by Mike Feria

It preys upon your guilt and your grief.

Instances of demonic possession have long been blamed for the atrocities mankind inflicts upon itself. When a demon latches onto Marshall Lison, a child, it torments, and it corrupts. Those who stand in the demon’s path are swept aside or used as pawns to commit violent crimes of escalating brutality.
As years pass into memory, the fractures in Marshall’s psychological health grow, as does the demonic influence. Is it possible to fight an intangible evil? By the time the demon’s ultimate plan is unveiled, it may be too late for what remains of Marshall’s sense of self.

Hollow by Jason LaVelle and Rebekah Jonesy

Inspired by actual events.

Keep quiet. Keep calm. And most of all, be a good girl.

Anna has always been different. That’s gotten her into trouble in the past. She hears things people aren’t supposed to hear. She knows things no one else knows. And she sees the dead as they wander about their lonely existences. Only her dog has ever believed her before.

Until she met two people who became her best friends. When they touch, they can see what she can see. It’s scary, but at least she knows she’s not going crazy now. Maybe, just maybe, she can live a normal life now?

The older Anna gets the harder it is to ignore what is going on around her. And paying attention to ghosts only makes them stronger. Even the good ones can cause a lot of trouble. And the Bad Thing in the basement, who knows her name and sends shivers down her spine, is not one of the good ones. And It is tired of being ignored by her.

A Flutter of Darkness: 15 Dark Tales by Jason LaVelle

A flutter is a gathering of butterflies. Elegant, ethereal, inspiring joy and wonder. But not all butterflies feed on flowers and light. Some are drawn to decomposing bodies and trickling pools of blood. Some, are drawn to darkness.

This collection of short stories and novellas is the perfect place to admire those creatures. Whimsical and beautiful, splattered with terror, these stories show the darkness that lays hidden within us all.

Golem by PD Alleva

“An extraordinary psychological horror book. Excellently written, with a twisted, spiraling, unexpected end that will leave you speechless.” ~ TBM Horror Experts

Detective. Angel. Victim. Devil.

A haunting tale of suspense, loss, isolation, contempt, and fear.

On November 1, 1951, war hero John Ashton was promoted to detective. His first assignment: find the district attorney’s missing daughter. But his only lead is Alena Francon, a high society sculptor and socialite committed to Bellevue’s psychiatric facility. 

Alena has a story for the new detective. A story so outlandish John Ashton refuses to heed the warning. Alena admits to incarnating Golem, a demonic force, into her statue. A devil so profound he’s infiltrated every part of New York’s infrastructure. Even worse, he uses children to serve as bodily hosts for his demonic army, unleashing a horde of devils into our world. 

When Alena’s confidant, Annette Flemming, confirms the existence of Golem, John is sent on a collision course where fate and destiny spiral into peril, and the future of the human race hangs in the balance. 

This Side of Shadows: A Compilation of Horror Shorts by JK Allen and Carol Allen

A horror compilation of short stories and novellas, This Side of Shadows has thrilling tales to delight and capture your imagination. From the dangers of dystopian futures to the things that go bump in the night, there is a story in between these pages for everyone. So open up a page, and prepare to delight yourself and make it harder to sleep at night. Seventeen stories await you to bring them to life.

Where All is Night, and Starless by John Linwood Grant

Where All is Night, and Starless collects seventeen unsettling stories of our fears and weaknesses, and of our often unreliable strengths: stories of monstrosity and the occasional hope, deliberately themed across three aspects of weird fiction. The section ‘On Mythos’ covers re-interpretations and subversions of themes from H P Lovecraft’s Mythos; ‘On Mysteries’ looks into strange transformations, and ‘On Myth’ delves into the realms of folklore and folk horror, each with a dark twist.

From the churning hell of World War One to the quiet English suburbs, from contemporary Alaska to colonial Africa, these are weird tales of the decisions we make when faced with something strange, with turns wry, ironic, and dark. Some horrors are found not outside, but in the mirror before us.

And don’t forget our other book goodies

October Frights Giveaway: https://storyoriginapp.com/to/Ac7PxRJ

Book Fair: https://afstewart.ca/october-frights-book-fair

And be sure to continue hopping with the other participating blogs



An Angell’s Life

Always Another Chapter

Angela Yuriko Smith


Frighten Me

Hawk’s Happenings

James P. McDonald

Blood Red Shadows

The Unicorn Herd

Creative Quill


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