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Frightening October Reads and Recommendations

With October comes the pumpkins, more candy than anyone should consume, and all the scary things we can dream up. For some, the need to read something frightful or intense also creeps in with the new month.  Here are our intense reads we’ve choosen to dive into. Hope you find one that intrigues you or maybe even gets your curiosity piqued enough to try a new read yourself!  Look for our reviews of these later this month! 🙂

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Amanda’s Selection

Title: Stillwell: A Hauting on Long Island

Author: Michael Phillip Cash

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Horror

Published: July 17, 2013

Synopsis:

Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife’s spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife’s soul free.

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Elizabeth’s Selection

Title: Deadline

Author: Sandra Brown

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Published: September 24, 2013

Synopsis: 

Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan. Haunted by everything he experienced, he’s privately suffering from battle fatigue which is a threat to every aspect of his life. But then he gets a call from a source within the FBI. A new development has come to light in a story that began 40 years ago. It could be the BIG story of Dawson’s career–one in which he has a vested interest.

Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself developing feelings for Wesson’s ex-wife, Amelia, and her two young sons. But when Amelia’s nanny turns up dead, the case takes a stunning new turn, with Dawson himself becoming a suspect. Haunted by his own demons, Dawson takes up the chase for the notorious outlaws. . .and the secret, startling truth about himself.

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Tiffany’s Selection

Title: Vampire Academy

Author: Richelle Mead

Genre: Teen & Young Adult/ Horror

Published: August 16, 2007

Synopsis:

St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger…

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

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