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BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS 
GHOULS, GHOSTS, VAMPIRES AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT 
Halloween 
Special
Book Genres 
Spend your Halloween week with some of the most terrifying and best loved books across the various paranormal...
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 
BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS 
ParaNormal 
romance
19 year-old Jackson is a normal guy in college with a girlfriend & can travel back through time. Unlike the movies – nothi...
Halfway to the Grave 
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of thes...
11,000 years ago, a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human. Acheron’s human death unleashed an unspeakable horror ....
Twilight Series 
Bella Swan moves to Forks, a small, boring rainy town in Washington. But once she meets the mysterious an...
When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone– Mac journeys to Ire...
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 
BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS 
Occult Genre
A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past & the key to their future. Di...
Shadow Falls 
Kylie finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people & it changes her life forever. Her mother ship...
Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of a secret society founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. As such, he...
Rae of Hope 
15 year-old Rae never knew her family's history. Her parents died when she was young & it’s only when she acc...
In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by Alex Verus. He won...
Vampires, Werewolves 
& Supernaturals 
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 
BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS
Ben Mears, a writer, returns to the Lot to write a novel based on his early years, & to exorcise the terrors that have hau...
I Am Legend 
Robert Neville has witnessed the end of the world. The entire population has been obliterated by a vampire vi...
Told in a series of first-person missives & reports, & set in 1890s Transylvania & England, Count Dracula — as Jonathan Ha...
Twilight Series 
Bella Swan moves to Forks, a small, boring rainy town in Washington. But once she meets the mysterious an...
Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty an...
Ghost 
Stories 
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 
BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS
The Great War took Freddie’s brother & his peace of mind. In the winter of 1928, Freddie is travelling through the Pyrenee...
Casting the Runes 
This selection of twenty-one short stories by M.R. James--a first-class writer of supernatural fiction-...
In a dusty post-war summer, a doctor is called to Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Geor...
The Woman In Black 
Arthur Kipps, a solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral Mrs Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel M...
14-year-old Sylvie overhears her parents on the phone. This is not the first late-night call they have received, since the...
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 
BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS 
Classics
The legend of Victor Frankenstein and his unholy creation, and their obsessive, murderous pursuit of each other from Switz...
Phantom of the Opera 
A terrifying figure emerges from the depths of the glorious Paris Opera House to take us into the da...
Set near the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town in the secluded & mysterious glen of Sleepy Hollow, Icabod Crane competes with...
Haunting of Hill House 
It’s the story of 4 seekers who arrive at the notoriously Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scho...
This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of ...
Horror 
Stories 
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 
BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS
It is the children who see - and feel - what makes the town so horribly different. In the storm drains and sewers "It" lur...
The Exorcist 
Noises in the attic. In the child's room, an odd smell, the displacement of furniture, an icy chill. Then fr...
Norman Bates loves his Mother. She has been dead for the past twenty years, or so people think. Norman knows better though...
The Red Tree 
Sarah Crowe left Atlanta to live alone in an old house in rural Rhode Island. Within its walls she discovers...
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72 Books for Halloween - The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Thrills

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The ultimate guide to fiction books for Halloween covering:
- Paranormal Romance
- Occult and Witchcraft
- Vampires, Werewolves and Supernaturals
- Ghost Stories
- The Classics that spawned the Genre
- Horror
Each section guides you through the 12 best books in that genre.

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72 Books for Halloween - The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Thrills

  1. 1. BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS GHOULS, GHOSTS, VAMPIRES AND THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT Halloween Special
  2. 2. Book Genres Spend your Halloween week with some of the most terrifying and best loved books across the various paranormal and horror genres. I’ve really enjoyed compiling the lists and hope you enjoy reading them. Paranormal Romance 03 Occult Genre 09 Vampires & Werewolves 15 Ghost Stories 21 33 Horror Stories Classics 27 http://novelexperience.info Page Page Page Page Page Page
  3. 3. HALLOWEEN SPECIAL BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS ParaNormal romance
  4. 4. 19 year-old Jackson is a normal guy in college with a girlfriend & can travel back through time. Unlike the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps– it’s just harmless fun. Until the day strangers burst in on him & his girlfriend, Holly, & during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007 & gets stuck…. SEE MORE Tempest Julie Cross 6 vampire warriors exist as defenders of their race - Zsadist, is the most terrifying. He still bears scars from his past suffering & humiliation. Anger & terror are his only passions - until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat. Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. Their desire for one another begins to overtake them both. SEE MORE Lover Awakened J.R. Ward http://novelexperience.info
  5. 5. Halfway to the Grave Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father - the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership. SEE MORE Jeaniene Frost Beautiful Creatures Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen. She's struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the murky swamps and crumbling graveyards of the South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Will Ethan Waite be her answer? SEE MORE Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl Switched When Wendy was 6, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. 11 years later, Wendy discovers she’s not the person she’s believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes. Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her. SEE MORE Amanda Hocking http://novelexperience.info
  6. 6. 11,000 years ago, a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human. Acheron’s human death unleashed an unspeakable horror . Then, brought back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind. Acheron fights for our survival & hides a past he’ll do anything to keep concealed. Until a lone woman who refuses to be intimidated by him threatens his very existence. SEE MORE Acheron Sherrilyn Kenyon Every night for thousands of years, he’s been murdered & sent to the fires of hell. Cursed by the gods, bound to a rage-filled spirit he can barely control, Maddox has all but forgotten his humanity – until Ashlyn comes to his prison in Budapest seeking help. Maddox finds his anger is soothed by her presence. But he can’t help question why a beautiful innocent has come looking for the Lords of the Underworld. SEE MORE Darkest Night Gena Showalter http://novelexperience.info
  7. 7. Twilight Series Bella Swan moves to Forks, a small, boring rainy town in Washington. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear. SEE MORE Stephanie Meyer Fallen Some Angels Are Destined To Fall. The moment Luce looks at Daniel she knows she has never felt like this before. Except she can't shake the feeling that she has . . . and with him - a boy she doesn't remember ever setting eyes on. Will her attempt to find out why enlighten her - or destroy her? SEE MORE Lauren Kate Glass Houses Welcome to Morganville. Just don’t stay out after dark. For Claire Danvers, high school was hell, but college may be murder. Now she’s got three new roommates, who all have secrets of their own. And the biggest secret of all isn’t really a secret, except from Claire: Morganville is run by vampires, and they are hungry for fresh blood… SEE MORE Rachel Caine http://novelexperience.info
  8. 8. When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone– Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. Which draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future SEE MORE Dark Fever Karen Marie Moning Carpathians are an immortal race of beings with animal instincts. Every Carpathian male must mate a female able to provide the light to his darkness or be consumed by the vampire within. Raven is a psychic who helped the police track down a serial killer. Now she is determined to escape the glare of recent publicity. Prince Mikhail is the leader of his people. From the moment their minds touch, Raven and Mikhail form a connection. SEE MORE Dark Prince Christine Feehan http://novelexperience.info
  9. 9. HALLOWEEN SPECIAL BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS Occult Genre
  10. 10. A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past & the key to their future. Diana & Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it. When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life - a world she's kept at bay for years; one of powerful witches, daemons & long-lived vampires. SEE MORE A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness Harry Dresden is the best and technically the ‘only’ at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal capabilities, they come to him for answers. For the ‘everyday’ world is actually full of strange and magical things - and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a - well, whatever. SEE MORE Storm Front Jim Butcher http://novelexperience.info
  11. 11. Shadow Falls Kylie finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people & it changes her life forever. Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, but the kids there are far from ordinary. They’re supernatural—learning to harness their powers, control their magic & live in the normal world. Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks. Or does she? SEE MORE C. C. Hunter Evernight Bianca wants to escape. At the eerily Gothic Evernight Academy, the other students are sleek, smart, & predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in. When she meets the brooding Lucas, he warns her to be careful— even when it comes to caring about him. But the connection between them can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them apart. SEE MORE Claudia Gray The Sea Priestess Vivien has the ability to transform herself into magical images, & here she becomes Morgan Le Fay, sea priestess of Atlantis & foster daughter to Merlin! Desperately in love with Vivien, Wilfred works by her side at an isolated retreat, investigating occult mysteries. They find themselves drawn to a cult through which they learn the significance of the magnetic ebb and flow of the moontides. SEE MORE Deon Fortune http://novelexperience.info
  12. 12. Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of a secret society founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. As such, he is gifted with the magical ability to reach into books and draw forth objects. But when Gutenberg vanishes without a trace, Isaac finds himself pitted against everything from vampires to a sinister, nameless foe who is bent on revealing magic to the world at large... and at any cost. SEE MORE Libriomancer Jim C. Hines I used to work for the Telepath’s Guild. Now I work for the cops, helping Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino put killers behind bars. My ability to get inside the twisted minds of suspects puts me in demand. But the cops don’t trust the telepaths, the Guild doesn’t trust me, a serial killer is stalking the city— & I need to solve this case. Fast. I’ve just had a vision of the future: I’m the next to die. SEE MORE Clean Alex Hughes http://novelexperience.info
  13. 13. Rae of Hope 15 year-old Rae never knew her family's history. Her parents died when she was young & it’s only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder School that a dark family secret is revealed. Will she carry the sins of her father? She faces the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. SEE MORE W. J. May Poison Study In Ixia the government’s Code of Behaviour forbids the practice of magic. Imprisoned for murder Yelena Zaltana’s punishment is death, until she is reprieved – for a price. As a food taster she risks death daily, a position she would be a fool to refuse… Where magic equals death & survival is all Yelena’s battle for her life has just begun. SEE MORE Maria V. Snyder A Modern Witch Lauren is Chicago’s youngest realtor. She’s also a witch. She must be - the fetching spell for Witches’ Chat doesn’t make mistakes. So says the woman who coded the spell, at least. The tall, dark, & handsome guy sent to assess her is a witch. What he finds in Lauren will change lives, mess with a perfectly good career, and require lots of ice cream therapy. SEE MORE Debora Geary http://novelexperience.info
  14. 14. In the heart of Camden, where rail meets road meets leyline, you might find the Arcana Emporium, run by Alex Verus. He won't sell you a wand or mix you a potion, but if you know what you're looking for, he might be able to help. That's if he's not too busy avoiding his apprentice, foiling the Dark, outwitting the Light, & investigating a highly toxic Relic that has just turned up SEE MORE Fated Benedict Jacka My name is Peter Grant & until January I was just a probationary constable in the Metropolitan Police. Then, in pursuance of a murder inquiry, I tried to take a witness statement from someone who was dead but disturbingly voluable, & that brought me to the attention of Inspector Nightingale, the last wizard in England. Now I'm a Detective Constable & a trainee wizard, the first apprentice in fifty years. SEE MORE Rivers of London Ben Aaronovitch http://novelexperience.info
  15. 15. Vampires, Werewolves & Supernaturals HALLOWEEN SPECIAL BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS
  16. 16. Ben Mears, a writer, returns to the Lot to write a novel based on his early years, & to exorcise the terrors that have haunted him since childhood. The event he witnessed in the house now rented by a new resident. A newcomer with a strange allure who causes Ben some unease as things start to happen: a child disappears, a dog is brutally killed. Soon surprise will turn to bewilderment, then to confusion & finally to terror… SEE MORE Salem’s Lot Stephen King Michael Gallatin is a British spy with the ability to transform himself into a wolf. Although his work in Africa helped the Allies win the continent in the early days of World War II, he quit when a German spy shot his lover. Now, 3 years later, the army asks him to end his retirement & parachute into Paris. A German plan called the Iron Fist threatens the D-Day invasion, & the Nazi in charge is the spy who betrayed Michael’s lover. SEE MORE The Wolf’s Hour Robert R. McCammon http://novelexperience.info
  17. 17. I Am Legend Robert Neville has witnessed the end of the world. The entire population has been obliterated by a vampire virus. Somehow, Neville survived. He must now struggle to make sense of everything that has happened and learn to protect himself against the vampires who hunt him constantly. He must, because perhaps there is nothing else human left. SEE MORE Richard Matheson Pride Mates Collared & controlled, Shifters are outcast from humanity, forced to live in Shiftertowns. Like most Shifters, Liam Morrissey has learned that trusting humans leads to no good. But when beautiful attorney Kim Fraser enters Shiftertown alone in order to prove her client's innocence, Liam's alpha nature leaves him no choice but to offer his protection. SEE MORE Jennifer Ashley Shiver Grace is fascinated by the wolves in the woods; one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. Every winter, she watches him, but every summer, he disappears. Sam leads two lives. In winter, he stays in the woods, with the protection of the pack. In summer, he has a few precious months to be human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again. When Grace & Sam finally meet, they realize they can't bear to be apart. But winter nears.... SEE MORE Maggie Stiefvater http://novelexperience.info
  18. 18. Told in a series of first-person missives & reports, & set in 1890s Transylvania & England, Count Dracula — as Jonathan Harker, Lucy Westenra, Mina Murray, & Dr. Von Helsing learn — is a dangerous & powerful creature who’s lived for hundreds of years & possesses powers no mortal can claim. Bent on creating legions of Un-Dead followers in London, Dracula must be stopped—but how? SEE MORE Dracula Bram Stoker Marlowe’s had a hard life - he's been in & out of prison, moving from town to town, going wherever the wind takes him. He can’t stay in one place too long- - every full moon he kills someone. Marlowe is a werewolf. For years he struggled with his affliction, now he only kills really bad people. Settling at last in Evelyn, Higgins works at a local restaurant & even has a friend, Daniel, a police detective. One night everything changes. SEE MORE The Wolfman Nicholas Pekearo http://novelexperience.info
  19. 19. Twilight Series Bella Swan moves to Forks, a small, boring rainy town in Washington. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Bella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Bella, the person Edward holds most dear. SEE MORE Stephanie Meyer Dark Lover A deadly turf war between vampires & their slayers. A secret band of brothers- six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the blind leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When one of his most trusted fighters is killed - leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate - Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead SEE MORE J. R. Ward Ancient Sorceries By turns bizarre, unsettling, spooky, and sublime, nine incomparable stories. Evoking the uncanny spiritual forces of Nature, his writings tread the nebulous borderland between fantasy, awe, wonder, & horror. Here’s his best & most disturbing work- including "The Willows“; "The Wendigo"; "The Insanity of Jones"; and "Sand." SEE MORE Algernon Blackwood http://novelexperience.info
  20. 20. Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force–a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. SEE MORE Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice In this gripping work of historical fiction, Endore’s werewolf, an outcast named Bertrand Caillet, travels across pre-Revolutionary France seeking to calm the beast within. Stunning in its sexual frankness and eerie, fog- enshrouded visions, this novel was decidedly influential for the generations of horror and science fiction authors who came afterward. SEE MORE The Wolf’s Hour Robert R. McCammon http://novelexperience.info
  21. 21. Ghost Stories HALLOWEEN SPECIAL BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS
  22. 22. The Great War took Freddie’s brother & his peace of mind. In the winter of 1928, Freddie is travelling through the Pyrenees when, his car spins off the road. Shaken, he stumbles into a village. There he meets Fabrissa, a beautiful local woman, also mourning a lost generation. That night, they share their stories of loss. By dawn, he will have stumbled across a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries. SEE MORE The Winter Ghosts Kate Mosse Viola was a writer of ghost stories, whose work lies forgotten until her great-grandson, as a boy learns how to open his mother’s secret drawer. He finds a manuscript, & Gerard’s life is changed. What’s the threat his mother is so obsessive to protect him from? Gerard's quest to unveil the mystery that shrouds his family, & his life, will lead him to a long-abandoned house & the terror of a ghost story come alive. . SEE MORE The Ghost Writer John Harwood http://novelexperience.info
  23. 23. Casting the Runes This selection of twenty-one short stories by M.R. James--a first-class writer of supernatural fiction- represents his best work, including "Count Magnus," "The Rose Garden," "The Uncommon Prayer-book," "Rats," "The Malice of Inanimate Objects," and "A Vignette," as well as the title story. SEE MORE M. R. James Carnacki – The Ghost Finder Carnacki is a detective of super- natural mysteries. Armed with his electric pentacle & an ancient book, he pits his mind against the occult mysteries. In these stories he invites 4 of his friends over expressly forbidding them to ask him for any stories until after the meal is over. Then, Carnacki tells them of his latest adventures. SEE MORE William Hope Hodgson The House of Lost Souls The Fischer House was the scene of a vicious crime in the 1920s. At its heart was a beautiful woman, a photographer, whose only legacy are some photographs & the clues to a mystery. Paul escaped the house 10 years before, a damaged man. Now 3 students will die unless he dares to go back. SEE MORE F. G. Cottam http://novelexperience.info
  24. 24. In a dusty post-war summer, a doctor is called to Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand & handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at 9.40. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, & how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his. SEE MORE The Little Stranger Sarah Waters Clouds of war are gathering over a fogbound London. Jack is poor, lonely & desperate to change his life. So when he's offered the chance to join an Arctic expedition, he jumps at it. As the Artic summer wanes Jack feels a creeping unease. His companions are forced to leave. He faces a stark choice. Stay or go. And Gruhuken is not uninhabited. Jack is not alone. Something walks there in the dark... SEE MORE Dark Matter Michelle Paver http://novelexperience.info
  25. 25. The Woman In Black Arthur Kipps, a solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral Mrs Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House, unaware of the tragic secrets hidden within. When he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black - and her terrible purpose. SEE MORE Susan Hill Phantom Nights 1952. At 14 Alex is rebellious by nature, an outcast in his own family, & mute, He expresses himself by conceiving daredevil stunts resulting with him in the care of a young nurse, Mally. The friendship that results is ended by an unspeakable crime that costs Mally her life. Or not quite ended, for Mally finds herself trapped in a nether world by the force of Alex's will & his need to exact revenge for Mally's death. SEE MORE John Farris The Turn of the Screw A governess arrives at an English estate to look after Miles,10, & Flora, 8. At first, everything appears normal but then events begin to weave a spell of psychological terror. A ghost appears before the governess. It’s the lover of Miss Jessel, the former governess. Later, the ghost of Jessel herself appears before the governess & Flora. The governess suspects that the spirits have some sort of evil communication going on with the children. SEE MORE Henry James http://novelexperience.info
  26. 26. 14-year-old Sylvie overhears her parents on the phone. This is not the first late-night call they have received, since they have an uncommon occupation: helping 'haunted souls' find peace. Yet Sylvie senses that this call is different, especially when they are lured to an old church. Once there, her parents enter the church, leaving Sylvie in the car. She later wakes to the sound of gunfire. The story weaves between the years leading up to that night & the months following, as Sylvie searches for answers to secrets that have haunted her family . . . SEE MORE Help for the Haunted John Searles Buy my stepfather's ghost' read the e-mail. So Jude did. He bought it, delivered in a heart-shaped box, because his fans ate up that kind of story. It was perfect for his collection: the occult books & all the rest of the paraphanalia that goes along with his kind of hard/goth rock. But the rest of his collection doesn't make the house feel cold. And none of the artefacts bring a vengeful old ghost with black scribbles over his eyes out of the shadows to chase Jude out of his home, & make him run for his life . . . SEE MORE Heart Shaped Box Joe Hill http://novelexperience.info
  27. 27. HALLOWEEN SPECIAL BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS Classics
  28. 28. The legend of Victor Frankenstein and his unholy creation, and their obsessive, murderous pursuit of each other from Switzerland to the North Pole, has been the stuff of nightmares for nearly two centuries. A masterpiece of Romantic literature, it is also one of the most enduring horror stories ever written. SEE MORE Frankenstein Mary Shelley As Dorian Gray sinks into a life of crime and gross sensuality, his body retains perfect youth and vigor while his recently painted portrait grows day by day into a hideous record of evil, which he must keep hidden from the world. For over a century, this mesmerizing tale of horror and suspense has enjoyed wide popularity. SEE MORE The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde http://novelexperience.info
  29. 29. Phantom of the Opera A terrifying figure emerges from the depths of the glorious Paris Opera House to take us into the darkest regions of the human heart. After the breathtaking performance of the lovely Christine Daae and her sudden disappearance, the old legend of the “opera ghost” becomes a horrifying reality as the ghost strikes out with increasing frequency & violence— always with the young singer at the center of his powerful obsession. SEE MORE Gaston Leroux Rosemary’s Baby Rosemary & her actor–husband, Guy, move into the Bramford, an old New York City building with an ominous reputation and only elderly residents. Neighbours, Roman & Minnie, soon come to welcome them; despite Rosemary’s reservations her husband starts spending time with them. Rosemary becomes pregnant, and the Castavets start taking a special, unwelcome, interest in her welfare SEE MORE Ira Levin The Shining Danny is only five years old, but he is a 'shiner', aglow with psychic voltage. When his father becomes caretaker of an old hotel, his visions grow out of control. Cut off by blizzards, the hotel seems to develop an evil force, and who are the mysterious guests in the supposedly empty hotel? SEE MORE Stephen King http://novelexperience.info
  30. 30. Set near the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town in the secluded & mysterious glen of Sleepy Hollow, Icabod Crane competes with Brom Bones for the attention of the beautiful Katrina. As Icabod heads home, he is hunted by the Headless Horseman. This creature may be the ghost of a Hessian soldier or something else altogether. Written in 1820, the haunting narrative describes the schoolmaster whose lonely journey home turns into a night of terror when he’s met by the Headless Horseman. SEE MORE The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Washington Irving A lawyer, Gabriel Utterson, investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, & the evil Edward Hyde. There are two personalities within Dr Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil; completely opposite levels of morality. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next. SEE MORE Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson http://novelexperience.info
  31. 31. Haunting of Hill House It’s the story of 4 seekers who arrive at the notoriously Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of a "haunting"; Theodora, his assistant; Eleanor, a young woman well acquainted with poltergeists; & Luke, the heir of Hill House. Their stay seems destined to be merely an encounter with inexplicable phenomena. But Hill House is gathering its powers….. SEE MORE Shirley Jackson Mountains of Madness The Barren, windswept interior of the Antarctic plateau was lifeless - or so the expedition from Miskatonic University thought. Then they found the strange fossils of unheard-of creatures...& the carved stones tens of millions of years old... &, finally, the mind-blasting terror of the City of the Old Ones. 3 additional strange tales, are also included in this collection. SEE MORE H. P. Lovecraft The Turn of the Screw Henry James A governess arrives at an English estate to look after Miles,10, & Flora, 8. At first, everything appears normal but then events begin to weave a spell of psychological terror. A ghost appears before the governess. It’s the lover of Miss Jessel, the former governess. Later, the ghost of Jessel herself appears before the governess & Flora. The governess suspects that the spirits have some sort of evil communication going on with the children. SEE MORE http://novelexperience.info
  32. 32. This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary history. SEE MORE Complete Stories & Poems Edgar Allan Poe Dracula Bram Stoker Told in a series of first-person missives & reports, & set in 1890s Transylvania & England, Count Dracula — as Jonathan Harker, Lucy Westenra, Mina Murray, & Dr. Von Helsing learn — is a dangerous & powerful creature who’s lived for hundreds of years & possesses powers no mortal can claim. Bent on creating legions of Un-Dead followers in London, Dracula must be stopped—but how? SEE MORE http://novelexperience.info
  33. 33. Horror Stories HALLOWEEN SPECIAL BOOKS FOR DARK NIGHTS
  34. 34. It is the children who see - and feel - what makes the town so horribly different. In the storm drains and sewers "It" lurks, taking the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. As the children grow up and move away, the horror of "It" is buried deep - until they are called back. SEE MORE IT Stephen King They have lived for centuries in a house of legend & mystery in upper Illinois -- and they are not like other midwesterners. Rarely encountered in daylight hours, their children are curious and wild; their old ones have survived since before the Sphinx first sank its paws deep in Egyptian sands. And some sleep in beds with lids. Timothy, the sad & different foundling son who must share it all, remember, & tell...& who, alone out of all of them, must one day age & wither & die. SEE MORE From the Dust Returned Ray Bradbury http://novelexperience.info
  35. 35. The Exorcist Noises in the attic. In the child's room, an odd smell, the displacement of furniture, an icy chill. Then frightening changes begin to appear in 11-year-old Regan. Medical tests fail to shed light on her symptoms, but it is as if a different personality has invaded her body. Father Damien Karras, a Jesuit priest, is called in. Is it possible that a demonic presence has possessed the child? Exorcism seems to be the only answer... SEE MORE William Peter Blatty The Silence of the Lambs As part of the search for a serial murderer, FBI trainee Clarice Starling is given an assignment. She must visit a man confined to a high-security facility for the criminally insane & interview him. That man, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, is a former psychiatrist with unusual tastes & an intense curiosity about the darker corners of the mind. SEE MORE Thomas Harris Lost Souls In Missing Mile, North Carolina, in search of supple young flesh and thirsting for blood, three beautiful vampires--Molochai, Twig, and Zillah-- follow vampires Nothing and Ann on a mad, illicit road trip south to New Orleans. SEE MORE Poppy Z Brite http://novelexperience.info
  36. 36. Norman Bates loves his Mother. She has been dead for the past twenty years, or so people think. Norman knows better though. He has lived with Mother ever since leaving the hospital in the old house up on the hill above the Bates motel. One night Norman spies on a beautiful woman that checks into the hotel as she undresses. Norman can't help but spy on her. Mother is there though. She is there to protect Norman from his filthy thoughts. She is there to protect him with her butcher knife. SEE MORE Psycho Robert Bloch Here are the stories written on the Book of Blood. They are a map of that dark highway that leads out of life towards unknown destinations. Few will have to take it. Most will go peacefully along lamplit streets, ushered out of living with prayers and caresses. But for a few, the horrors will come, skipping, to fetch them off to the highway of the damned Gathered together for the first time in one volume are fifteen mind-shattering stories from the imagination of Clive Barker. SEE MORE Books of Blood Vol.1-3 Clive Barker http://novelexperience.info
  37. 37. The Red Tree Sarah Crowe left Atlanta to live alone in an old house in rural Rhode Island. Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house's former tenant-an anthropologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on the property. And as the gnarled tree takes root in her imagination, Sarah risks everything to unearth a revelation planted centuries ago... SEE MORE Caitlin R. Kierman House of Leaves A family moves into a new home & discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than the outside. Neither Will or Karen are prepared to face this impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off & their voices eerily began to return another story -- of creature darkness, & an unholy growl which soon consumes their dreams. SEE MORE Mark Z. Danielewski Haunted Haunted is a novel made up of stories: 23 of the most horrifying &, stomach- churning tales you'll encounter. Told by the people who answered an ad headlined 'Artists Retreat: Abandon your life for 3 months'. It turns out to be a cavernous old theatre where they are utterly isolated from the outside world - & where heat & power &, food are in increasingly short supply. And the more desperate the circumstances become, the more desperate the stories they write SEE MORE Chuck Palahniuk http://novelexperience.info
  38. 38. It began after one of their members, Edward Wanderley, had died - or was killed. The Chowder Society, who had met in customary evening dress with the object of telling each other tales of every kind, now found themselves drawn towards the supernatural. It was some sort of solace for Edward's loss. They began to tell ghost stories, extraordinary ghost stories . . . ghost stories that did not always stop when the teller finished speaking . . . Then came the dreams & they learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past - & get away with murder. SEE MORE Ghost Story Peter Straub The title story of this collection — a devilishly ironic riff on H. P. Lovecraft’s “Pickman’s model” — was nominated for a World Fantasy Award, while “Probiscus” was nominated for an International Horror Guild award and reprinted in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 19. In addition to his previously published work, this collection contains an original story. SEE MORE The Imago Sequence Laird Barron http://novelexperience.info
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