Thursday, May 19, 2016

About Scary Books & Giveaway


Scary books

By Anniek

Ever since I was a young girl I had a fascination with scary things. I used to sneak into my brother's bedroom so I could secretly watch the scary movies that he rented. Only to switch them off every time things got too scary. I also remember times when friends stayed over. We watched scary movies at night oh we were so scared. Looking back I can laugh about it, but at that time we were primarily trying to stay brave. The music video of the song Thriller by Michael Jackson gave me nightmares for weeks and I still get the creeps whenever I hear that song or see it on television.

My fascination for scary movies expanded to scary stories. The first book I read in this genre was Christine from Stephen King. I actually really wanted Carrie but that book wasn’t available at the store and I refused to leave without a book from the master himself. I loved Christine so much that a new addiction was born.

Since then I've read many scary stories and some stay with me and some I forgot about. Nothing makes me happier than to sit back at the end of the day getting a good chill from something scary, whether it's a book, a movie or a television series. Zombies are my choice of ‘monsters’. I am addicted to The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead and most of the zombie movies out there. I've seen Night of the Living Dead hundreds of times (I'm not kidding) and I know every line of that movie.

To share some of the best writers with you I have selected a bundle of scary books for you. With the summer holidays coming up nothing is more relaxing than to curl up with a creepy read when the sun has gone down and to lose yourself in it. Every single one of these writers has really impressed me with the way they tell their story. If one of their books would ever make it to the big screen (and I really hope that's going to happen) I will be sitting front row.

The books in our bundle are: Taking on the Dead by Annie Walls, Called by Fire by Delwyn Jenkins, My Sister's Reaper by Dorothy Dreyer, In Darkness We Must Abide by Rhiannon Frater, The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman and In the End by Tracey Ward. (Book one in this series Until the End from Tracey Ward is free on Amazon).
 
 One winner will receive kindle copies of all the books. Good Luck!
  

37 comments:

  1. Any of Stephen King's books are nice and scary :) I loved The Stand and Cell

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  2. the most scary book I've ever read ... I can't even remember the name of it now ... goodness, how horrible
    I can tell you that I don't usually read scary books but I have ALWAYS wanted to

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  3. American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis 1991

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  4. The scariest novels I've read in recent years was "The Mall" by S L Grey.
    P.S.: I remember when I was a teen I once watched a horror movie on video in the afternoon (of a dark November day, I may add) and got so scared I called my Mom at work. She simply told me to turn the tape off, hahaha!

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  5. I don't read a lot of scary books, but would love to start. So I don't have a favorite yet.

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  6. The scariest book I have ever read is Swan Song by Robert R McCammon. It has everything - good vs evil, romance and a griping story line.

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  7. I'd have to say one of the scariest I've read is Stephen King's Salem's Lot. That still haunts me and I don't scare easy. This is a fabulous bundle of books and awesome authors. I've read something by all of them but one.

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  8. The Stand by Stephen King. Most of Stephen King's books are good n scary.

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  9. Tess Gerritsen - The Surgeon because it was the first adult thriller novel I read

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  10. there are too many scry books i have read i luv the slugs corny but gd

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  11. I don't like sick ones like The Human Centipede but listened on audio to Salems Lot by Stephen King and chillingly atmospheric, love Jeffrey Deaver, Lisa Jackson, Sherilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan

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  12. One of the scariest I've read is Needful Things by Stephen King.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  13. I've never actually read a book that scared me. I've read a lot of Stephen King but didn't find them scary, good yes, scary no.

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  14. I have read quite a few scary ones but the one I remember the most was Stephen King's IT when I was about 17, that one really got to me but after rereading it again when I was older I didn't find it that scary anymore

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  15. 'The Woman in Black' by Susan Hill which I found much scarier than the movie...although the play freaked me out a bit ;)

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  16. IT by Stephen King....but I'm not a big fan of clowns in general!

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  17. i have to confess that i loath scary book. but i have read several in rare occasion, like Frankenstein by Marry Shelley, Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender and The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova are few i remember. but i have read some Beverly Barton's thriller, and Michael Crichton. Does it count? :)

    thank you for this giveaway ^^

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  18. Cujo by Stephen King. Read it once, have never read it again. Gave me the creeps.

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  19. I like true ghost stories and I also like paranormal Y.A. such as Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series.

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  20. When I was a kid I read a book called The House on Cherry Street that really got me despite that I loved and read almost nothing but scary stories. As an adult, the closest I've got to something scary was Stephen King's 'The Shining'. I'm still looking for something that really gets to me as an adult, though.

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  21. Anything by Stephen King is terrifying. These books all look really good too. I am so excited for this! :)

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  22. The Woman in Black was pretty scary

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  23. It must have been something by Stephen King when I was younger, perhaps The Shining.

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  24. I read a really scary one as a teenager but i've forgotten the name of it. Other than that I found Stephen King books terrifying.

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  25. Perdido Street Station by China Mieville

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  26. the most scary book i've read has being "flowers in the attic"

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  27. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris was really scarey

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  28. I was thinking The Woman in Black too, so much better and scarier than the film. I do like Susan Hill.

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  29. I'd say the scariest book I have read up to now is Dead simple by Peter James.

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  30. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I was too scared to sleep after reading it.

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  31. Must admit One By One by Chris Carter is scary. It's not "horror" as such but there's aspects like being in a glass coffin, being eaten by insects, drowned in acid makes it a horror-type crime book. Absolutely fantastic. Oh and there's a bit in his Night Stalker book (end of Chapter 10 - I think) which is a bit scary (maybe have to read that bit for my comment to make sense).

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