Wednesday, October 31, 2018

SPOOKY TALES ON A SPOOKY HOLIDAY!



Just how SPOOKY do you like IT?

Everyone has their favorite genre when it comes to picking out books. Many of us enjoy spooky books, but how spooky is too scary for you?



I admit to reading Stephen King when I was younger. I liked his books. But then I started reading a book titled, “IT.” And that was IT for me. I remember thinking that the description of his killer clown was so dark it bordered on demonic. I put that book down and have never read another King book – except for one he penned about writing.

Over the years, I’ve lost interest in novels with touches of horror except for authors like Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker, but even so, I choose my spooky stories very carefully now.

So what do you think? Do you like scary stories or is your reading list a little tamer? By the way, I think a good mystery/suspense novel can give readers enough heart-pounding action to give most horror stories a run for their money!



My readers might find this interesting. When I first started writing, I wanted to be the next Frank Peretti! Many years ago I wrote a supernatural mystery titled MALEVOLENCE. It was part of a three part series sold to a secular publisher. They published my first book and I wrote the second book in the series, but it was never released because the publisher started going in a direction I couldn’t follow. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll edit MALEVOLENCE and publish the second book. For now, though, I’m happy writing suspense and cozy mystery.
 
Leave me a comment, along with your contact information, and let me know whether or not you like spooky! Someone will win a copy of my only ghost story, MAIDEN IN THE MIST*. And don’t worry. It’s cozy mystery. You’ll be fine. (Or will you? Muah ha ha!!!)
*Hard copy. U.S. only.

43 comments:

  1. I like spooky as long as I am reading it in the day time! Lol

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  2. I like suspense but not necessarily spooky. lol And I can't bring myself to read any of Stephen King's work except his craft book...but I may try and read Misery...since I haven't seen the movie.

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  3. I love spooky, the spookier the better. Thanks for the chance to win. Lisamil46@gmail.com

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  4. I’m not really a fan of spooky. I like Jaime Jo Wright’s books because they are the right amount of spooky.

    - Kailey Bechtel
    Kaileybehrendt@gmail.com

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  5. I think you're my spirit person!! I had every Stephen King book. I loved him. Then I read 'It'. It was horrible, as he planned. I gave away all my other Stephen King books and I was done! My mother even keeps the movie hidden, to this day. I'm 43. 😂😂

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  6. I do like suspense but not too spooky. A little is ok. I read the first book in this series by Ruth Logan Herne and would like to read yours.Carol A. carola245(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I love mystery/suspense. I do not like spooky at all! I have enjoyed your other books. Thank you for an opportunity to read this one.
    lhanberry1 at gmail dot com

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  8. I used to read and watch spooky books and movies when much younger, but prefer not to now. Cozy mysteries I can definitely do.
    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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  9. I like suspense but not really spooky. Thank you for sharing.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. I like cozy mysteries, but do enjoy spooky too.

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    1. I like cozy mysteries, but I enjoy spooky too.
      lthouselucy@gmail.com

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  11. I’ve read IT by Stephen King so I must like spooky. Scary could be good for me at my age. Keeps my ole ticker pumping!

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  12. interetsing books
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  13. I absolutely love spooky! Thanks for a chance to win. Lela at paralegal7@hotmail.com

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  14. I prefer a good mystery any day. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I don’t really like scary books.
    jhdwayne@peoplepc.com

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  16. I like mysteries and suspense but not scary or gory. Wasn’t a fan in my teens , like everyone else either. Just dropped a copy of “ It” at the library. It was left over from the Church Garage Sale. I was going to say I like Jaime Jo Wright and Joanna Politano type spooky., like another commentor. Can’t bring up my google account. I’m Paula at paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  17. I love cozy mysteries. Not so much for scary or gory. =)
    cluedn@embarqmail.com

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  18. I like spooky reads but only around Halloween. This one of yours looks awesome! My contact info is Molly Jaber at jboyzmom0204@gmail .com

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  19. Christian suspense or cozy mystery is about my limit.
    smincer10(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I like spooky to read but not to scary. I love Stephen King and cozy mystery.
    Tammy Hudson
    Tighefan42@ gmail.com

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  21. Hi Nancy, interesting I read Stephen King when I was younger, but I stopped reading after I read The Raft! I like suspense and I am looking forward to reading Maiden of the Mist! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    mjscoffee@gmail.com

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  22. I like creepy movies and books but not anything gross or gory.

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  23. I've never read a Stephen King book. They didn't really appeal to me. I like a little spooky, like some of the Christian suspense I read.
    duellonlysis(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. By the way, I loved Maiden of the MIst!

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  25. I like suspense but not scary or horror. I have read a couple Steven King but decided that I just couldn't bring my Christian upbringing and his type of writing together. I would love to read Maiden in the Mist. That would be really interesting. Definately a title I didn't know you had.

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  26. I’m not a real fan of spooky but I love mystery and suspense. But I will be more than happy to read your ghost story. Stella dot Potts 77 at gmail dot com.

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  27. I don't like anything too scary. I did like the Harbingers series from Bill Myers/Frank Peretti/Angela Hunt/ Alton Gansky and those were a little creepy for me but I did feel safer knowing I was in the Christian genre. dmhizer at msn dot com

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  28. mystery/suspense...yes...spooky?? not sure...depends on how ghoulishly-spooky it is. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. I like suspense, we'll see about spooky.
    cathymoore1965@gmail.com

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  30. I'm not very spooky, but I enjoy the classics like Frankenstein & Dracula. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
    rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  31. I don’t like horro stories or books that are real scary. Just a little bit is ok.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  32. I like spooky but i don't like gruesome! I probably need to read Cozy Ghost Tales. LOL
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I do like spooky books. And I love cozy mysteries.
    Carolyn
    1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Not into spooky stories. I do like mystery and suspense. You're right. Much of the scary or spooky type of stories anymore have gone so overboard. Most of them seem demonic. I don't want any part of them.

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  35. I do like spooky stories once in awhile. And I definitely like cozies.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Mystery/Suspense is about as spooky as I get. However, sometimes those are a bit too scary.
    ozarkharness at gmail dot com

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  37. I like spooky to a degree. As I get older a good mystery/suspense cozy is my go to. I don't like the really scary books anymore.

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  38. I love spooky, especially when it’s a cozy spooky. That means curling up with a soft blanket and a cup of cocoa. Mmmmmmm. Muah ha ha!

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  39. I would love to read this book. I can be contacted at quilter72@live.com

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  40. Spooky is great! I loved IT, it scares me every time I see it. Thank you
    isisthe12th(at)gmail(dot)com

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