October Reads

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?


About A.M. Harte

A.M. Harte writes twisted speculative fiction, such as the post-apocalyptic Above Ground and the zombie love anthology Hungry For You. She is excellent at missing deadlines, has long forgotten what ‘free time’ means, and is utterly addicted to chocolate.
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2 Responses to October Reads

  1. Lori (TNBBC) says:

    I love this time of year JUST because of the itch to read spooky haunting tales. I think people should turn to books by Ray Bradbury, Steven King, and Joe Hill to get them into the halloween frame of mind.

    One novel that creeped me out and stuck with me over the years is COME CLOSER by Sara Gran. It’s a short powerful leave-the-lights-on-at-night story about a woman who knowingly becomes possessed by a demon. Tingles up the spine!!

    Last fall, I reviewed a creepy novel by Wendy Webb, called THE TALE OF HALYCON CRANE – about a woman who inherits a house on a strange little island, that comes with it’s own set of ghosts and goblins…

    Both books worth a peek at this time of year!

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