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Spooky books to read on Halloween

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It's the spookiest time of the year. Happy Halloween everyone! :) There is something about these months, that makes the fall especially. The fall is just starting, with the leave are just changing color. The mornings are foggy (and spookalishes) and the afternoons are sunny and warm, so I can still spend some time in the day reading outside. And then at the end of the month is my all-time favorite holiday, the day when all the magical creatures come to life - Halloween.   If you are in a mood for some spooktastic books, here are some of my favorite books that put me in a Halloweeny mood. I recently started to read more horror books. While I stayed away from this genre for a long time, because I'm scared of everything, but I strangely love it. It's a totally different experience reading scary books than watching a scary movie, that for sure. The book that made me fall in love with the genre was Buried . I randomly signed myself up for the book tour, not reading the

A Quiet Apocalypse by Dave Jeffery

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The story reminded me a bit of the movie Quiet Place, but better - it has a strong-it could really happen, and f it did happen, it would have happened just like this-vibe. :) A deadly form of a meningitis virus has wiped out most of the population and left almost all of the survivors deaf. People left with the hearing are few in between. Society fell apart and hearing people mostly enslaved. We follow a man who lost it all, but his hearing. He stumbled on a farm, only to have his leg broken and made a slave for a farmer. He finds a radio one day, and a little bit of hope is born, that there a way to live better. He finds a friend and embarks on a mission to find a settlement for people who can still hear. It's such a good story, that keeps you on your toes all through the end. And the ending... it's something. :) YOu just gotta read it! rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from publisher genre  dystopia number of pages 163 published September 23rd,

Bond of a Dragon: Zahara's Gift by A. J. walker

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I'm a sucker for any kind of magical creatures, especially dragons (I blame Eragon :)), so I was very excited to pick up the book. While I had a bit of trouble getting into the story at first, I ended up loving it in the end. it's filled with magic and adventure and lots of action.  Bond of a Dragon is a classical fantasy story in every sense, there is an adventure on every corner, a new mystery waiting to be solved. And in the midst of all that is Anders, who lived a fairly normal life, until he was thrown into the adventure of a lifetime.  My favorite part of the story was the world created, the magical creatures, the setting, I like reading about it. What I wasn't the biggest fan of, was the writing style, especially in the beginning, however, I have to say it got a bot better as the story progresses. rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Silver Dagger Book Tours follow the tour  HERE series Bond of a Dragon #1 genre fantasy published Oct

Music Boxes by TOnja Drecker

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I was intrigued by the synopsis, but I didn't expect to be so sucked in by the story. I read it in one sitting, once I started reading, I was totally pulled into the story and couldn't put it down. The writing is absolutely amazing, I felt like I was in the story, right along Lindsey and her creepy teacher. :) So Lindsey and her family moved from Nebraska to NY, because her little sister was accepted to Julliard. She was only 8 and brilliant. It made Lindsey a bit bitter, she was a ballerina, but her dream was put on hold a bit. She got to go to the community center for the lessons, but they weren't the best. On a way to the pizza place, she runs into Madame DestinΓ©e, who offers her dance classes for free if she agreed to perform every night. Lindsey is happy to be a part of something like that at first and sneaks out every night. But she started to get suspicious, her fellow dances disappearing, for private lessons and strange music boxes appearing with figurines ju

The Brutal Time by Christina Bauer

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Angelbound is one of my all-time favorite books. I've re-read it a gazillion times. With each book in the series, I find it hard to start reading it. Don't get me wrong, I'm beyond excited to see what Myla & Lincoln are up to, but I'm always afraid, that book won't be ass good as the first one.  Well, it's amazing. From the first chapter, we are thrown right in the middle of the action. Myla is scheming and up to no good. In order to help fading angels, she has to travel back in time,  gather her own knights of the round table. Only problem, she doesn't play well with others. I love Myla, she is one of my all-time favorite characters, kick-ass, always battle-ready and snarky AF. :) I love the way she and Lincoln just fit. The writing is top-notch, I love the way the story starts right in the middle of the action and there is no stopping, the pace is fast and I read it in one sitting. :)  The Brutal Time is the first on in Angelbound series, whe

P. I. I Love You by Joanne Jaytanie

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P. I. I Love You is a light, fast and very entertaining read. I read it in one go and enjoyed every page. It's one of those books, that you just gotta love. :) River is a very strong character, she plays by her own rules. Leaving the past behind, she is now a P.I. working for herself. Detective Hamlin works by the rules. But River makes him question everything.  I love reading about their dynamic, the way they clashed and worked together... it was very fun to read. :) rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Silver Dagger Book Tours follow the tour  HERE   series Miss Demeanor, P. I. Book 1 genre  romance, mystery, adventure Goodreads Amazon giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway synopsis Rivers don’t let rocks hold them back. River Nightingale has decided to blow past the rocky men in her life. She’s played by the rules for too long—especially when it came to her career as a cop. She was the top closer of cases for years, but p

Passion Punch by Tricia Leedom

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I was hoping for April's story since book one. :) April is a very hard working your woman. She works two jobs, goes to school & takes care of her little boy. After getting away from her father, she is happy on her own. But after her friends get into money trouble and are on a deadline from a loan shark, she has no choice if she wants to help, but to swallow her pride and ask her father for the money. It comes with strings attached. She has to move into his mansion for a few months. Right after the meeting with her father, she bumps into Jonas. They had spent a steamy night together five years ago, and she hasn't heard from him since. Now he is back working for her father.  Jonas is getting one last chance, to prove himself before losing the job. He is a Black Ops operative. Five years ago he was pulled from the job, now he has a second chance. But it's not easy to do his job when there is April in the same house. The story is very intense. High stakes spy work

The Last Huntsman by Page Morgan

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Every time I read a good fantasy book, I'm reminded why I love this genre. The ability of a single story to transform you into the entirely new world, with whole new rules, kingdomes & magic, it's truly amazing. The story in The Last Huntsman is told from two perspectives, Huntsman's & Ever. Each living in different neighboring kingdoms. Huntsman serves the Empire of Morvansk, he does the emperor's bidding, killing his enemies as ordered. But when the Emperor wants him to kill the princess to provoke a war with a neighboring kingdom, he can't go through with it. On the run, he crosses the border and barely survives.  Ever has very rare mirror magic. Because of it, she lost her mother and her father raises away from Emperor. To protect her, she is raised as a boy. One day she sees Huntsman in the mirror not far from her home, barely walking and decides to help him.  The start of the story is a bit slow. I had trouble getting into it. A few chapters in,

The Long Night: Blood Will Be served by M. G. Darwish

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I love paranormal books all year round, but there is something about October, the Halloween season, that makes reading paranormal books ... magical.  So Alfred is the strongest of the vampires. After helping to end a very long feud between two vampire houses, the sets on his own mission.  The story is fast-paced, I was glued to the pages all through the book. My favorite part - the world created. It's build to perfection, the way vampires fit into the world, their impact ties to the history, it's all so well done. The writing is very good... it the kind of story that stays in your mind. :) Loved it! rating πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Xpresso Book Tours series (Fortier, #2) published  September 9th, 2019 genre  Adult, Paranormal, Suspense Goodreads Amazon giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway synopsis The Vampire Alfred, is known as the Fortier. Vicious, renowned and feared. Alfred Zeidan is proclaimed Fortier, the Stronge

Buried by Sian Claven

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One of the best horror books I ever read! It's so... scary & graphic & the story stays in your head forever. SO GOOD! It's the perfect book to read right in time for Halloween. :) Group of reporters are going to explore an underground mansion, that supposed to be haunted. Local legends talk about the ghosts, and the curse of the owners and they are on the emission to film and research an essentially overthrow all the rumors. Well, it didn't go as planned. :) When they get in, they start to explore right away. The mansion is enormous, with countless rooms and secrets. In between the leased tells stories of the horrible thing that happens with each generation living here. But they get in real trouble when stories of the start to come alive. It's so well written, stories perfectly intertwining, leaving you on the edge of the seat. It filled with twists and turns and the ending ... it's so fitting. The book tells the story of a very disturbed

Sunken Treasure, Lost Worlds by Hep Aldridge

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Well, this was a joy to read. :) When reading, I felt like I was right there with the characters, in the middle of the action. :) Right from the intro to the story I was totally hooked, it's like Indian Jones (but with a group) in a book form. The retired  professor decides to hunt treasures now that he has not working anymore and starts Risky Bussiness. He and his friends embark on the first mission, to find the missing 12th sunken ship. It's just the start of the most amazing adventure. I was all, for the entire book. It's totally un-put-down-able. :) rating  πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š cover  πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› received from Silver Dagger Book Tours follow the tour  here series The Risky Business Chronicles Book 1 genre action, adventure published September 10th, 2019 by BUOY MEDIA number of pages 313 Goodreads Amazon giveaway a Rafflecopter giveaway synopsis His knowledge can make them all rich... or get them killed. From the depths o