Welcome to Freakin Fridays, where I share my reviews of books that scare you, thrill you, and get those endorphins pumping.
Oh yeah, have I got some good ones to share today!
B & B
by Amy Cross
Genre: Horror / Paranormal
Que to the opening of The Twilight Zone. This one gave me the willies.
Bobbie’s done something unforgivable. Now on the run, in the middle of cold winter’s night, she seeks refuge at an old B & B. But this isn’t your normal bed and breakfast. The woman who checks her in barely speaks a word and her face is covered in gauze and the other guests are odd and won’t let her sleep.
She’s stuck between a rock and a hard place. Stay at the Inn with it’s creepy guests and mysterious goings on, or face the killer stalking the snowy streets outside. He likes to kill when the pristine snow covers everything in shining white. The blood looks so red then.
From the beginning, you are pulled into this mystery, and when the weird stuff starts happening, you won’t want to stop until you get answers.
This was creepy on so many levels. A pleasant surprise for this horror fan.
A girl on the run, hiding from a terrible crime.
An old B&B in a snowy city.
A hidden figure lurking in the streets, waiting for his next victim.
When Bobbie takes a room at the rundown Castle Crown B&B, all she wants is to get some sleep and make a tough decision about her future. Unfortunately, the B&B’s other guests won’t give her any peace, and Bobbie soon realizes that she’s stumbled into a world with its own rules. Who is the mysterious bandaged woman? Why is there a dead man in the bathtub? And is something deadly lurking in the basement?
Before she can leave, however, Bobbie learns that the city of Canterbury is being terrorized by a mysterious figure. Every time snow comes, the Snowman claims another victim, leaving their blood sinking into the ice. If Bobbie leaves the B&B and ventures out into the empty streets, she risks becoming his next target. But if she stays, her soul might be claimed by something even more deadly.
B&B is a horror story about a girl with a secret, and a building with a past.
I grabbed this one free on Amazon. Click on the cover to get your free copy.
Bad Wolf Chronicles #1
by Tim McGregor
Genre: Horror / Paranormal
Two hardened detectives, a rampaging pack of wild dogs, and a killer who believes he’s a werewolf. I don’t know about you, but this sounds too good to pass up.
I enjoy police stories. There’s always that one guy no one wants to work with. John is just that guy. Tons of baggage and an eat shit attitude. Partnered with Detective Lara Mendez, neither ones happy about it.
As much as I loved the idea of the werewolf using his pack of wild dogs to kill, the dynamics between the two detectives was even better.
Lara wasn’t a pushover. She’d put up with lots of crap to make it to Detective. She wasn’t going to take any from John. How these two navigated around each other was a whole lot of fun. I wondered if they might actually end up being good together and kept my fingers crossed.
The killer and his dogs were super bad ass. Was he a werewolf? You’ll have to read it to find out.
And watch out for the ending. It’s a twister and I sure loved it. It wraps up this chapter and leaves things open for more. A little birdie told me there is.
Detective Lara Mendes’s hard work pays off when she finally gets to join the homicide detail. There’s only one catch; she has to partner up with a cop no one wants to work with.
John Gallagher is a veteran homicide detective who wants nothing more than to work alone. When the Lieutenant partners him with Lara Mendes, his first reaction is to ditch her but a call comes in about a body on the river bank and the rotation says they’re up.
What they find are human remains, mutilated and partially devoured. Their investigation reveals a killer stalking the city with a pack of vicious, feral dogs.
And the suspect believes he is a werewolf.
But this is Portland, where crazy bastards outnumber normal ones ten to one. Except there’s another catch. The crazy werewolf guy? He isn’t crazy…
Author’s note: Bad Wolf is my first novel and remains a favourite. This free full-length novel is the first in the Bad Wolf series about two homicide detectives trying to stop a monster. A murder mystery and police procedural, it’s premise is simple; cops versus werewolves. I had an absolute blast writing this series. Now that’s it’s done, I miss these characters. The books, in order, are:
1 Bad Wolf
2 Pale Wolf
3 Last Wolf
This free book is the gateway to a world of monsters, gritty detectives and the werewolves that haunt the moonlit night.
This is the cover on Goodreads. The one I used is from Amazon.
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