As the weather turns bitter and costumes appear in neglected corners of local Sainsbury’s, it’s time to curl up in bed with tales of death, witches, and other such magics.
For a quick fix, check out the short and sweet Loving Dead by one of my long-standing favourite #fridayflashers, John Wiswell. He has a unique voice and always manages to find the alternative side of a story — it’s well worth bookmarking his site.
Another short but spooky read is Darkening World by Steve Green, which describes an unusual alien world and conveys a sense of urgency and fear.
I recommend checking out the newly launched serial Vampire Zombies From Space by Meaghan Ward, which promises to be rather chilling.
Much less creepy, but replete with witches, vampires, and more, are two novels on my to-read list by HP Mallory, an urban fantasy and paranormal romance author. Reviews will be coming later this month — if you check out the website, you can read excerpts of both novels.
EDIT: I forgot to mention Blackwreath by M. Jones, a complete serial which is perfect for the spooky month of October! Plus it’s set in London which — as a Londoner — I always enjoy.
What are your October reads?