Archive for October 29, 2017

Welcome to my 31 Days Of Thrills And Chills!

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I’ll be sharing all kinds of books, movies, and other spooky stuff for every day in October. Gots to

get those scares on for the 31st!

Let’s go to the carnival, shall we? Our Dark Ride awaits.

Dark Ride

by P.G. Kassel



Genre: Horror / Paranormal

 My Review

I’ve always suspected something otherworldly was going on behind the scenes at carnivals. Got creepy vibes every time I went to one. Probably because of a favorite movie of mine, Something Wicked This Way Comes.

I want to give kudos to the author for the spectacular creepy cover for Dark Ride. It’s loaded with visual atmosphere.

I didn’t know what to expect from Dark Ride. Coming in at around 130 pages, it’s not too short or too long. What I got was a main character, Marty, who had no redeemable qualities. I found that refreshing and fun. As the bad things began to happen, I wasn’t heart broken for Marty. In fact, I was curious how bad it would get and how he would meet his end. If the author killed him off or not, that is.

So, Marty has a long rap sheet and he’s been lucky so far. Never been convicted of a crime. A chance encounter with a strange man at the police station sets him on a course with fate. He can’t pass go. Can’t collect his two-hundred dollars. Marty’s going to the carnival where his dark ride awaits.

Ooh, this one has a lot of suspense. As Marty tries losing the cops on his tail by hiding in the carnival park, it’s one desperate maneuver after the other. And when Marty’s cornered he makes once last attempt to escape arrest.

I could kind of see the end coming. But that was okay. It was wicked fun to ride with Marty. If I’d been on the actual ride with him, I’d have ducked at the looming ghostly things reaching out at me, screamed when the spider dropped down in front of me, and definitely peed my pants at what loomed at the end of the ride, looking longingly at the light of day peeking through gaps in the  exit doors behind it. So close yet so far away.

4  Stars



Some criminals have all the luck, but Marty’s is about to run out…

Marty Wedlow needs one last score before he can skip town. It’s only a matter of time before two thugs he swindled point a finger… and their guns in his direction. But even when Marty is brought to the police station for his latest crime, he’s not worried. Marty is incredibly lucky.

After dodging the long arm of the law yet again, Marty looks for another illicit payday at a local amusement park. What he finds instead is a mysterious stranger who prophesies that his lucky days are running out. He ignores the warnings as he pursues a vicious conquest. But good fortune is a wheel, and Marty is about to find out what happens when it spins in the other direction.

Dark Ride is a supernatural thriller in the vein of The Twilight Zone. If you like eerie amusement parks, pulse-pounding page-turners, and a touch of the paranormal, then you’ll love P.G. Kassel’s electrifying story.



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This is my own version of a weekly book haul and all things new on fuonlyknew.

I’m also linking up with The Sunday Post hosted by Kimberly @Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Sunday Post

Some chit chat.

Well, I have sad news about my bananas. We had a cold front zip through and they didn’t make it. I suspected they wouldn’t after the hurricane battered the tree pretty badly. Maybe next year will be luckier.

Been reading tons of books. Especially horror as Halloween brings it out in me. Who am I kidding! LOL I always read horror.

And I’ve been watching lots of scary movies. Pulled out all of my DVDs and started rewatching them. I had no idea how many scary ones I owned. Also been binging on the telly. I’m halfway through Stranger Things 2. What is that weird critter? Eww!! Are you watching it? What do you think about this season? And I’m caught up through episode 8 in American Horror Story: Cult. I just don’t get it???

An update on the pecans. I took some more to the wholesaler and they weren’t any good. The rains caused dry rot. I guess it’s one more thing I’ll hope is better next year. All that money rotting in the shells. Dang!

Other than that, we’re having a cold snap. In the low 60s and breezy this weekend. Feels colder. And the nights are dipping down to 40. I got out the few winter clothes I own and washed them to get ready for cold weather. I think it’s time to go shopping! I spotted some cute leggins and sweaters the other day.

Do you have any plans for Halloween. What’s your favorite thing to do?

Stay at home and pass out candy?

Stay at home, turn out the lights, and act like you’re not home?

Watch scary movies?

Go see a scary movie?

Go to a Halloween costume party?

Host a Halloween costume party?

Take your kids trick-r-treating?

Or take yourself trick-r-treating?

Tell me your plans!


My new books this week. My mailman was busy. Lots of new goodies.

A Blessing From The Obeah Man: Short stories from the imagination of Celina Grace by [Grace, Celina]  35995948  33258450

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And here are some freebies for ya. Click on the covers to get your copies. Remember to make sure they’re still free before you hit that buy button.

Frankenstein : Original 1818 Uncensored Version by [Mary Shelley]  Through the Abyssal Gates by [Lee, Brian J. W.]  Felstead Manor by [Sechi, R. R.]

Lost Wolf (Curse of the Moon Book 1) by [Claflin, Stacy]  Crushed (The Witch-Game Novels Book 1) by [Blake, Kasi]  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Vol 1 (Escaping the Dead): Escaping the Dead by [Lundy, W. J.]

Clovenhoof by [Goody, Heide, Grant, Iain]  Fat Vampire by [Truant, Johnny B.]  A Hidden Element (The Element Trilogy Book 2) by [Galanti, Donna]

Tomorrow's Heritage (Children of the Stars Book 1) by [Coulson, Juanita]  The Knowing: Book One by [Hammon, Ninie]  Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish by [Leather, Stephen]


Books I reviewed this week. Click on the covers to read my reviews.

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Other posts on my blog this week.

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #22 ~ Spook House

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #23 ~ My Monday Minis #70 ~ The Bird

Just Released! The Night Realm by Annette Marie ~ Sale and Giveaway

Book Blast & Giveaway ~ Seashells, Spells & Caramels by Erin Johnson

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #24 ~ Teaser Tuesday #223 ~ Monsterland by Michael Okon

Blast And Giveaway ~ Professor Ladybug Teaches Alphabet Animals

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #24 ~ Binge Watchers #3 ~ American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare

Running Out of Space by S.J. Higbee ~ Book Sale and Review

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #26 ~ Demons On The Dalton ~ A Hell Holes Story

A Supernatural Thriller ~ Chosen by R.S. Broadhead ~ Review and Giveaway

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #27 ~ Freakin Fridays #59 ~ Creepy Dolls!

Shadowchild & The Shady Corner ~ Review and Giveaway

31 Days Of Thrills And Chills ~ Day #28 ~ Saturday Screams #41 ~ Swallowed By The Beast

The Element Trilogy by Donna Galanti ~ Free Book, Sale and Giveaway


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Thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew!

For a list of my reviews go HERE.

For a list of free eBooks updated daily go HERE

To see all of my giveaways go HERE.