About the Book
Now that Atlantis has finally risen to take its place on the world stage, the Atlantean warriors are having to face some new and interesting dangers — like Halloween parties.
Arrogant warrior Liam doesn’t understand the beautiful, bubbly human whose entire function in life appears to be to plan parties, but he can’t seem to keep away from her, either. Jamie, who considers herself to be completely unflappable–the hallmark of a great event planner–doesn’t understand why the far-too-serious Atlantean manages to get under her skin with every single encounter. Even if he is the sexiest man she has ever seen.
When the two of them are thrown together to solve a mystery surrounding the queen’s missing jewels, sparks fly, secrets are revealed, and Halloween has never been hotter.
This novelette (longer than a short story, shorter than a novella) is perfect for reading on a coffee break – or in between handing out candy to trick-or treaters.
“Alyssa Day’s Top 5 Scary Books”
Hi! Happy Halloween! What else could I talk about this week except favorite scary novels? When you combine a great scary book with my already dark and twisty writer’s imagination, I can creep myself out in a HUGE way, even with all the lights in my house on!!
Here are my (current) top 5:
5. Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Okay, I know it’s an oldie, and the language is archaic and sometimes sentences go on for days, but it’s the original, and when I let myself sink into the story – lights on all night. Every time.
4. Rosemary’s Baby, by Ira Levin. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the best scary books are made into movies. This one was so viscerally terrifying—to think of what that poor woman went through—I could never even think of watching the movie made about it, until very recently. (The book was MUCH scarier, in my opinion.)
3. Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. Yes, I know this isn’t about ghosts, vampires, the devil, etc., but it was so horribly real—so completely and utterly possible—and that haunted me for a very long time.
2. The Haunting of Hill House, by Shirley Jackson. The best haunted house book, ever. Maybe even the first? All I know is I would not step foot in that house, and I don’t even believe in ghosts.
And the Number One All-Time Scariest book I’ve ever read:
1. It by Stephen King. I will never, ever, ever be able to let a clown get within 10 feet of me after reading this book. In fact, a clown once came up to our table at a restaurant when I was a grown woman with a toddler son, and I started hyperventilating. I blame you, Steve-o.
Thanks for having me!! What’s your favorite scary novel?
Alyssa, off to turn on all the lights, just from thinking about this!
Release Blog Tour Dates & Contests
Each blog on the release tour for HALLOWEEN IN ATLANTIS, has treats for it’s readers! Check out each stop for promotional info, guest posts, interviews, excerpts, and chances to win a $5 online giftcard and a copy of Alyssa’s ALEJANDRO’S SORCERESS. (Contests open INT)
Wednesday, October 29th
Thursday, October 30th
- Literary Escapism
- Book Lovin’ Mamas
- Coffee, Books, Life Blog
- Reading Between The Wines
- Romancing The Dark Side
Friday, October 31st
How did I not know about this? I know what I’ll be reading tonight!
So glad I could help you with your next read 🙂
I don’t do horror books, so I’ll tell you scariest movie…LOL The Exorcist!…I might not be scared now , but nothing will ever compare to the way I felt when I first watched it, Rosemary’s baby is a close second. I can’t even imagine reading them or even worst, LISTENING..LOL
OMG…yes! I read that book and was tramutized for a while! The movie still freaks me out 😛
MISERY by Stephen King was my scariest. Who’d be a writer?
LIGHTNING by Dean Koontz. There are three more equally as scary but this was the first:)
Dean Kootz is pretty good at scary! 🙂
Sounds like a very interesting read!
And the scariest book I have read are the Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts…
I didnt even know she wrote anything scary, I’ll have to check these out!
Happy Halloween 🙂
I don’t read a lot of scary stuff however the vampires in Christine Feehan’s Dark series are pretty creepy.
Happy Halloween! I couldn’t get into this series and I LOVE vampires, didnt read enough to see the creepiness 🙂
I don’t read scary book or watch scary movies! I am a big chicken.
Definitely Stephen King’s “It.” I can’t even look at clowns.
don’t really read them