Spotlight and Giveaway: Monsterland by Michael Okon

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Hullo! Today I have for you a pretty interesting horror book! Check out Monsterland by author Michael Okon. This book really seemed like something I can get into but I still haven’t gotten over my reading slump so I just decided to put this on my wishlist for now. It involves vampires, zombies, werewolves in a theme park! Scary fun, right?

Read more about it below, enjoy a short excerpt and enter the blog tour giveaway for a chance to win a gift card and other cool stuff!

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Are You Looking for Halloween Reads? Get into the Paranormal Bar & Grille Tour! (Giveaway)

It’s the perfect time for some spooky or scary reading, right? If you’re looking for something to read this season, check out these five paranormal books we’re featuring today!

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Review of Skinshaper (Rend the Dark #2) by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

I think I’ve been pretty clear that I’m a big fan of the Ascended series by Gelineau and King. I love the different storylines but my favorites so far are that of Ferran in Rend the Dark and Elinor of Reaper. Today I’m stoked to feature Skinshaper, the second novella in the Rend the Dark series.

Read on to know more about the book and check out my review!

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Review: Rend The Dark by Mark Gelineau and Joe King

Rend the Dark by authors Mark Gelineau and Joe King is out today! I read this author duo’s first story A Reaper of Stone just last month and I found it so promising that I was so excited for the chance to read another one of their stories. In their blog, the authors describe Rend the Dark as a good old-fashioned action horror adventure. I happen to love horror and adventure so I was stoked to read it.

Read more about the book below and check out my review.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Prescription for Delirium (Van Helsing Organization #1) by Noree Cosper

Please enjoy this guest post (titled Voodoo vs Hoodoo) by author Noreen Cosper and read an excerpt from her new release A Prescription for Delirium (Van Helsing Organization #1).

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway on this blog! :)

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Blog Tour: The Burning Time by JG Faherty

Yay blog tour! This is for The Burning Time, a horror novel by author JG Faherty. I was really tempted to review this book for the tour but I know I have to stick to my review pile for now. Check out the excerpt! It’s muy scary.

About the book

Wherever The Stranger goes, evil follows. Wild dogs roam the fields. Townspeople turn on each other in murderous fury. Innocent women throw themselves off bridges. Swimmers disappear, victims of a deadly beast that haunts their waters. And the worst is still yet to come. The Stranger plans to open a gateway to the nether realms and release the Elder Gods to bring forth Chaos on Earth.

Only one man knows the truth, a country mage whose family has fought The Stranger before. But can he defeat his ageless enemy before Hastings Mills is nothing but a smoking ruin and the townspeople become unwilling blood sacrifices to the Old Ones? With only the help of a young woman and her teenage son, he will have to use all of his arcane knowledge to thwart his adversary and prevent the final apocalypse. In Hastings Mills, The Burning Time has arrived.

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Spotlight: A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Today we’re featuring a new book with another interesting take on the ever popular vampire legend. Read more about the book and even get a sneak preview of the first 6 chapters!

A Shade of Vampire

On the evening of Sofia Claremont’s seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake.
A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to an island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine.
An island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is the one selected out of hundreds of girls to join the harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal Prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? …or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

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Care for a viral apocalypse? A review of The Passage by Justin Cronin.

What are virals, you say? Some call them smokes, jumps, or dracs. They’re lightning fast, strong, and utterly vicious. And they have a taste for blood. Imagine the world getting run over by these terrifying creatures. This is my review of Justin Cronin’s The Passage, one of the best books I’ve read in a while.

About the book 

“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, turned to hell. All that remains is the long fight ahead for the stunned survivors faced with a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.As civilization crumbles, two people flee in search of sanctuary. FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he’s done in the line of duty. Six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project, and Brad is determined to protect her. But, for young Amy, escaping is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey—spanning miles and decades—toward the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun in the first place.

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Review of Kavachi’s Rise (The Devouring #1) by Mike Kearby

Today I have a review of Kavachi’s Rise by Mike Kearby. I was trying to cut down on blog tours since I  already have so many books on my review list, but when I saw the tour invite and read the blurb, I just couldn’t pass it up. This very interesting book is the first in The Devouring series. Check out the blurb, excerpt, and my short review after the jump!

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Review, Guest Post & Giveaway – The Division of The Damned by Richard Rhys Jones

I joined this blog tour because I was really intrigued by the premise of this book. It’s about vampires! But the kind that I like–evil, diabolical, deceiving, and without any remorse. What would have happened in World War 2 if the Third Reich had vampires on their side? Interesting, yes? Read on to know more! Plus check out a guest post by the author, read a really cool excerpt from the first chapter (vampires!!), and join the giveaway for a chance to win 5 paperback copies and 10 ebook copies of The Division of The Damned (open worldwide).

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Review & Giveaway: Drasmyr by Matthew D. Ryan

This is my review tour stop for Drasmyr by Matthew D. Ryan. This book is about vampires, but nothing like the sparkly or romantic ones that are so popular these days. Check out my review and read more about the book. Matthew D. Ryan is also doing a cool giveaway for US/CAN residents! I mean, really cool giveaway.

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Let the Right One In (John Ajvide Lindqvist)

Swedish movie cover

MWAHAHA I finally found a copy of the book after searching high and low. I looked for it in National Bookstore Greenbelt 1, Powerbooks Greenbelt 4, Powerbooks Glorietta, Fullybooked Glorietta 5, before finally finding a copy in the giant Fullybooked High Street. It was the last available copy too and had a teeny weeny chip off the top corner of the cover. Fullybooked lady refused to give me a discount because the book’s “new and in demand.” That foo!

Swedish book cover

Anyway, I don’t like the cover much. It doesn’t really call me. It’s a scene from the Swedish film version. I wish they had an English version of the book with the Swedish edition cover. If I didn’t know anything about the book, the Swedish book cover is just the sort of cover that would make me want to read the book if I see it in a bookstore. Know what I mean? I’m only on the first few pages and already there’s death – bloody murder to be exact. Ooh, chilling.

World War Z

I’ve yet to buy the Last Watch (last book of the Night Watch series!) so I borrowed this one, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, from my sister in the meantime. The book is a collection of interviews from survivors of the zombie war. It talks about the nature of people as individuals and as part of a collective. It touches on political and social issues, too. Very interesting and somewhat scary stuff.

What would you do if the world was overrun by the living dead? Would you have survived the war? If you want to know your odds, you can head on over to the book’s official site and find out. Apparently my chances of survival had I lived during the zombie war is 28%. Waah.