Happy Hump Day everyone! Please welcome my special guest, Ann Montclair!
Since Dawn’s site is dedicated to the paranormal, and I write romance, I decided to blog about the best horror novel I ever read. I know, I know, paranormal isn’t necessarily horror, but the book I loved was paranormal—and also damned frightening!
Have you ever read Clive Barker? His book The Damnation Game was the scariest book I ever read.
I was a full grown woman, living in a house full of people, but I still had to sleep with all the lights on after starting Barker’s book. The lights stayed on for weeks after putting the novel down, too!
The novel features a lead character so well-drawn, so vividly developed, a reader truly empathizes with his plight. Even though he is an ex-convict and not a very good guy, in comparison to his nemesis, the lead is an angel.
The antagonist is a centuries old bad guy who is so evil, and graphically so, he’ll haunt your dreams for days.
One thing Barker won’t shy away from is description. His riveting plot is made more engrossing by grossing out the reader. If you can’t stand seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling a story, don’t even bother trying The Damnation Game.
You won’t find a more psychologically complex or compelling read; but when you read it, be prepared to be scared, to be queasy, to look over your shoulder and suspect the dark. Boo!
What’s the scariest story you’ve ever read? I’d love to hear. I’ll check back to this blog throughout the day and respond to your comments or questions.
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FYI—I just published my first contemporary romance, The Billionaire’s Bauble, and it’s available at Soul Mate Publishing:
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Thanks for hosting me, Dawn! It was fun.
Thanks for stopping by, Ann... I'm going to have to check out The Billionaires Bauble. I think it fits right in with my Stiletto Millionaire's Club Series.