The 3rd annual Spooktacular Hop - Oct 24th to 31st
We have an amazing hop to close out the month of spooky reads! Over 300 blogs are participating and we're all linked up to give you an awesome hop from one blog to another. Tons of prizes are available including some great reads so be sure to visit us from now until the 31st of the month!
I'm holding 2 great giveaways for you guys today so we'll have not 1 but 2 winners! Woo!
A Big Ol' Box of Books!
One of my fave vampire related and spooky reads along with some more Julie Kagawa goodness!
This is the book that got me hooked on author Tanith Lee. :-)
The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories is the definitive collection of short tales of those deadly bloodsuckers. Editor Alan Ryan really captured a wide range of talents here, from Bram Stoker to Robert Bloch to Tanith Lee -- more than 30 stories of bloody good fun. Usually it's considered bad form for an editor to include one of his own stories, but this book proves to be the exception to the rule -- Ryan's "Following the Way" is one of the best vampire short stories ever written. It's one of many masterpieces in this must-have volume.
"Fragment of a Novel" by George Gordon, Lord Byron
"The Vampyre" by John Polidori
"Varney the Vampyre, or, the Feast of Blood" [excerpt] by James Malcolm Rymer
"The Mysterious Stranger" by Anonymous
"Carmilla" by Sheridan Le Fanu
"Good Lady Ducayne" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
"Dracula's Guest" by Bram Stoker
"Luella Miller" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
"For the Blood is The Life" by F. Marion Crawford
"The Transfer" by Algernon Blackwood
"The Room in the Tower" by E.F. Benson
"An Episode of Cathedral History" by M.R. James
"A Rendevous in Averoigne" by Clark Ashton Smith
"Shambleau" by C.L. Moore
"Revelations in Black" by Carl Jacobi
"School for the Unspeakable" by Manly Wade Wellman
"Drifting Snow" by August Derleth
"Over the River" by P. Schuyler Miller
"The Girl with the Hungry Eyes" by Fritz Leiber
"The Mindworm" by C.M. Kornbluth
"Drink My Blood" by Richard Matheson
"Place of Meeting" by Charles Beaumont
"The Living Dead" by Robert Bloch
"Pages from a Young Girl's Journal" by Robert Aikman
"The Werewolf and the Vampire" by R. Chetwynd-Hayes
"Love-Starved" by Charles L. Grant
"Cabin 33" by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
"Unicorn Tapestry" by Suzy McKee Charnas
"Following the Way" by Alan Ryan
"The Sunshine Club" by Ramsey Campbell
"The Men & Women of Rivendale" by Steve Rasnic Tem
"Bite-Me-Not, or, Fleur de Feu" by Tanith Lee
Also includes short appendices of vampire novels and movies.
Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.
That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.
Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity.
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten.
Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die or become one of the monsters.
Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad.
Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the rabids, the mindless creatures who threaten humans and vampires alike.
But it isn't easy to pass for human. Especially not around Zeke, who might see past the monster inside her. And Allie soon must decide what—and who—is worth dying for.
I'm also tossing in my own Ashen Twilight series (first 2 books).
The world of the mortal realm and the fairy realm are about to collide.
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