Monday Give Away: MIDNIGHT MANZANILLA
With Halloween on the horizon, what more appropriate for this Monday’s give away than my one and only Halloween book, The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla?
It’s 1807 and a vampire craze has swept the ton thanks to a novel called The Convent of Orsino— by a Lady. (But who are we kidding? We know it’s by Miss Gwen.)
When a woman is found dead with “fang marks” on her neck, suspicion turns to the reclusive Duke of Belliston. But Sally Fitzhugh knows better, and she’s determined to prove it. Whatever it takes.
So, for a copy of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla, here’s your question:
What’s your favorite spooky Halloween read?
Three winners will be chosen at random to receive a copy of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla. Winners will be announced on Wednesday.
Happy reading and happy Halloween!
I just finished a collection of short stories called “21st Century Ghosts” by Joe Hill. Definitely the best Halloween read I’ve had in a while (Midnight Manzanilla withstanding, obviously).
My favorite scary read is “Salem’s Lot” by Stephen King. The tension just builds & builds, with some genuine jump scares thrown in for good measure. These are vampires they way they are meant to be: vicious, nigh unstoppable, and creepy! It’s one you don’t want to read on a stormy October night…or maybe you do.
I am not a big fan of scary books. Steven King the Shining would be about the only one I have read….
I first read Frankenstein in the autumn of 5th grade as an 11 year old. If was one of my first big reads. It immediately became my favorite book and it stuck with me for many years. I re-read it in the fall about every 5 years.
I don’t really have a Halloween read. Definitely Halloween movies (shout out to Hocus Pocus) that I watch every year, but not books. My scariest read was definitely “The Shining.”
I always read Edgar Allan Poe during October… “Fall of the House of Usher” for sure and I try a few new short stories.
While not strictly Halloween, Christopher Moore’s vampire books (Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck, and Bite Me) are a pretty funny take on the undead.
I haven’t read alot of spooky books, but some of Frank Peretti’s stuff has given me the whillies!
I sometimes reread one of my favourite Barbara Michaels books. That’s the spookiest I go. 😀
Not a fan of scary books, but I quite liked Dracula…
Frankenstein and anything Poe. Some Ann Rice too.
Frankenstein has always been a favorite of mine, along with Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado or The Black Cat (the whole “bricked in behind a wall” premise gives me the shivers).
My favorite read for October is one I discoved last year. It’s a book by Deanna Raybourn called The Dead Travel Fast. It has a Dracula theme and takes place in 1800’s Transylvania. Very atmospheric.
I just borrowed a collection of Victorian ghost stories from my library. I’ll have to let you know later which one was the best! 😉
Come on random generator, this is the book I need! Also I’d go with anything Shirley Jackson… Hill House probably edging out We Have Always Lived in the Castle… but that doesn’t mean I won’t find a new Halloween read in the future…
Anything by Stephen King, Anne Rice or the Canadian author Andrew Pyper! (Although it is very difficult to scare me…I must admit!).
I usually read some Poe during October. I’ll also pick up a book on witches or vampires depending on what I come across first on my book shelves.
I’m not sure what my favorite is, but right now I’m reading Twilight (Stephenie Meyer)!
Edgar Allan Poe=Halloween in my book! Fall of the house of usher would be my pick!
I would definitely recommend The Dead Travel Fast, Nocturne, and The Haunting of Maddy Clare.
Already have a signed copy of the book – thanks, Lauren!
Anything written by Simone St James. Her creepy stories are a pleasure to read (just not at 2am on a dark and stormy night).
I love Amanda Stevens The Graveyard Queen series! Lots of ghost and mystery plus romance!
“Dracula” was required reading for a history class I took in college that focused on Fin-de-Siecle Europe. As a 19 year old, I found it terrifying.
Phantom of the Opera. I know it’s not really scary, but the atmosphere gets me every time.
Fall of the House of Usher.