I admit that my reading has even slacked off quite a bit this year – yes, very terrifying and worrisome!!! Lol. But I am hoping to change that. Right now I am reading 3 different books:
The Last Customer by Daniel P. Coughlin
On a hot August morning in 1980, Father Leslie Gardner is called upon to expel the viscous demon Sammael from a young, drug-addicted woman, Donna Shaney. Father Gardner deploys his skilled trade of demonic warfare and the exorcism is successful. The demon Sammael is sent back to hell, but not before vowing to seek revenge.
Now, thirty years later, a strange and violent event occurs. Sammael is finally allowed to return from the dark pit of hell. Throughout the night, the demons vow to destroy, kill, and desecrate everything standing in their path to Father Gardner.
With Sammael finally having the chance to seek revenge, the age old battle of good versus evil begins. But two questions remain; can Father Gardener find the strength to renew his faith, even after losing everything and remain victorious? And will there be death, for many…or a vile end for him…
My thoughts so far: I am really enjoying this one! I started out just grabbing a sample from Amazon and once I had read it, I HAD to buy it to read the rest. The story has an excellent “spook” factor that I am loving!
A Cold Season by Alison Littlewood
A dark and disturbing tale from a bold new voice in horror writing: After the battlefront death of her husband, a soldier, in the sands of the Middle East, a distraught Cass decides to move to the bucolic, picture-perfect village of Darnshaw with her teenaged son. Since Cass’s website design business can be run from anywhere with an internet connection and Ben could benefit from a change of scenery, a move to the highlands village seems like just the thing.
But the locals aren’t as friendly as she had hoped and the internet connection isn’t as reliable as her business requires. And when Ben begins to display a hostility that is completely unlike his usual gentle nature, Cass begins to despair. Finally, the blizzards thunder through and Darnshaw is marooned in a sea of snow.
When things look their blackest, she finds one sympathetic ear in the person of her son’s substitute teacher. But his attentions can’t put to rest her growing anxiety about her son and her business. And soon, she finds herself pitted against dark forces she can barely comprehend. The cold season has begun.
My thoughts so far: I received this as a surprise in the mail from the publisher and was instantly intrigued by the synopsis. I have to say that I am loving it so far!! An excellent spooky story that I hope continues as such!
Frigid by J. Lynn
For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.
My thoughts so far: LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! This story is so much fun and the characters are awesome!