Carolyn’s Top 10 Horror Books

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I love horror. I love reading it, watching it – basically scaring myself silly. You will notice many of the books I’ve listed are zombie novels. I just can’t get enough of the smelly, shuffling, decomposing flesh-eaters, they are my very favourite monster. My list will probably change as I read more horror books, but for now, here are my top ten horrors, in no particular order… Dracula – Bram Stoker The ‘daddy’ of all vampire fiction and for me it truly is the best. I adore this book and…

pretty when they collide

Pretty When They Collide by Rhiannon Frater (Pretty When She Dies #0.5) Self-Published (March 2013) Ebook, 145 pages Urban Fantasy A beautiful, brave Dhamphir with a weakness for stunning blondes sets out to rescue the damsel in distress who is also a rare full blooded witch, but the master vampire Frank loves his little witchy slave and will not let her go without a fight. Pretty When They Collide is a spin off from the main Pretty When She Dies series using two characters that were introduced in Pretty When…

pretty when she kills

Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater (Pretty When She Dies Series #2) Self-Published (Sept 2012) Kindle, 278 pages | Urban Fantasy Pretty When She Kills is the second book in the Pretty When She Dies series and it’s better than the first. Back in the dark bloody world with Amaliya and Cian, who after killing their maker The Summoner, should be able to expect a little peace. A vampire’s world is anything but peaceful, especially when Amaliya is also a necromancer and wanted by Santos, Cian’s closest rival who wants…


The best books you should be reading right now! Each fortnight we will be recommending five of our favourite releases that we think you will love. Just click the book cover to be taken to our full review or its Goodreads page. We hope you find some fabulous reads and maybe a few new authors too. Happy Reading! 1. AFTER HOURS by Cara McKenna A stand-alone erotic novel with a difference. Mckenna fits a lot into her less-than-300 pages, set around a mental institution, with a caveman hero and a feminist…

30 Shades of Zombie

In 2005, in a spurt of inspiration, I wrote a short story called “Tiny Fingers” while on break at work. The vivid image of a young mother staring in horror at the small hand of her zombified toddler shoved underneath the front door of her house desperately trying to reach her was so powerful I had to write the story. After posting it online and receiving some very positive feedback, I continued with the story of Jenni and Katie escaping into the Texas Hill Country. AS THE WORLD DIES was…

Rhiannon Frater - The Tale of the Vampire Bride

The Tale of the Vampire Bride by Rhiannon Frater (Vampire Bride #1) Library of Horror Press (Dec 2009) Kindle Edition, 680 pages Horror | Paranormal There have been many versions of Count Dracula and although I’m familiar with Dracula by Bram Stoker through film I have yet to pick up his book. The Tale of the Vampire Bride is a version of Count Dracula aka Vlad Tepes, similar to that created by Bram Stoker and I have to admit I was not keen to read this version, as although I love…


PRETTY WHEN SHE DIES (Pretty When She Dies #1) By Rhiannon Frater PUBLISHER: Createspace RELEASE DATE: 4th November 2008 FORMAT: Kindle, 227 pages GENRE: Paranormal, Horror Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry… in a new, horrific, unimaginable way. Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs…




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