Articles tagged "Halloween"
Halloween is coming! Prepare your patrons for the spooky season with with our Halloween/Horror e-Book sale for libraries!
Running the whole month of October (1st-31st), more than 40 adult, YA, and children’s e-Books will be discounted 30% off (with our regular lending terms), including these terrifying titles:
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN by John Ajvide Lindqvist
PATIENT ZERO by Jonathan Maberry
THE WALKING DEAD: RISE OF THE GOVERNOR by Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga
THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins
PARTY GAMES by R.L. Stine
Click here to download the spreadsheet of all available titles with exact price changes.
October? More like Shocktober! Here are new horror novels to get you in the Halloween spirit:
FUTURISTIC VIOLENCE AND FANCY SUITS by David Wong
Two stars for Wong’s latest SF/horror/humor mash-up in which a barista inherits a fortune from her estranged billionaire father, as well as a high-dollar contract on her head and a prime spot in the middle of a futuristic Mob war. “Biting humor and blatant digs at modern society overlay a subtly brilliant and thoughtful plot focused on one young woman’s growth and survival against all odds.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
THE STEPHEN KING COMPANION: Four Decades of Fear from the Master of Horror by George Beahm (also available in trade paperback)
The “Master of Horror” gets a detailed companion to his work; Beahm uses illustrations, photographs, original articles, interviews, and biographical material to show how Stephen King became America’s favorite storyteller. “The completeness of Beahm’s analysis coupled with his accessible writing style make this book extremely absorbing.” — Library Journal, starred review
NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE by Adam Nevill
“British author Nevill out-Kings Stephen in this intense tale of séances, houses of ill repute and pervert convicts. …a reading experience fraught with real chills.”
— Publishers Weekly.
If creepy antique dolls and puppets are your thing, then check out THE HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS, which Booklist raved about in a full-page starred review.
Talia’s dressed up as a “tennis star” (channeled by Shmackies), and Anne’s a pregnant nun (if anyone asks, it was immaculate conception).
Go crazy on the fun size candy and if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, maybe these books as Halloween candy are more your treat! Happy Halloween!
Halloween is just three weeks away but we’re already in the spirit with these creepy Friday Reads:
Talia’s sketching tiny critters with THE BOY WHO DREW MONSTERS
This creepy horror novel about a young boy whose drawings of monsters take on a life of their own is the #6 October 2014 LibraryReads pick! “A sterling example of the new breed of horror: unnerving and internal with just the right number of bumps in the night.” — Kirkus Reviews
Anne is glad she didn’t grow THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL (or did she?!)
An off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, THE GIGANTIC BEARD THAT WAS EVIL by Stephen Collins is a darkly funny meditation on life, death, and what it means to be different—and a timeless ode to the art of beard maintenance. “Rich, creamy art and playful paneling make for a fun read.” — Kirkus Reviews
What are you reading today? Share your #FridayReads with us @MacmillanLib. Happy weekend and happy reading!
Just in time for Halloween, tune in to Booklist‘s “Fall Into a Good Mystery” webinar on Tuesday, October 28th at 1pm Central.
Talia “the terror” Sherer will be sharing the best and bloodiest new mysteries from Macmillan (OK, they’re not all bloody… no need to be so squeamish).
Click here to RSVP. See you there—it’s going to be killer!
More vintage from the vault: this time Early Word has Talia's recommendations in a feature called Terror With Sherer:
CURTAINS: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training by Tom Jokinen
SHUTTER ISLAND by Dennis Lehane
DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER by Jeff Lindsay
Today's the day of the Booklist "Red Hot Crime" webinar! Join your favorite mistress of mayhem, Talia "the terror" Sherer, at 1pm Central Time to find out what mysteries are keeping her up late at night. There's still time to sign up--click here to RSVP.
If you can't wait until then, make sure to check out Talia's Favorite Gory Bits feature on Booklist for some classic backlist choices:
EVIL AT HEART by Chelsea Cain
FLESH HOUSE by Stuart MacBride
SHAKE THE DEVIL OFF by Ethan Brown
THE GARGOYLE by Andrew Davidson
SNOW ANGELS by James Thompson
It's Halloween week!!! Our love of black cats, mystery/thriller/horror stories and candy has combined to our great delight. To celebrate, we'll be sharing our favorite spooky things with you all week long.
Today, we've got three titles on Booklist's Top 10 Horror Fiction of 2013 list:
APOCALYPSE COW by Michael Logan
Three losers must save Britain from a rampaging horde of zombie cows out for blood, not cud. Yes, you read that right. ZOMBIE COWS. Trust us, it's hilarious.
BABAYAGA by Toby Barlow
Barlow's novel of love, spies, and witches in 1950s Paris is a wild romp with eccentric characters, including a good-hearted cop who's a flea!
LITTLE STAR by John Ajvide Lindqvist
"Dubbed the Stephen King of Sweden, Lindqvist (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN) lives up to the billing with a chilling tale of two teenage girls who team up as a terrifying singing duo bent on revenge against anyone who has ever crossed them." – New York Post, "Required Reading"