Saturday, October 27, 2012

Looking for a spooky Halloween Read? Try the Dark series by Gail Roughton

I'm a big fan of horror books and movies so when this series came out I was excited to delve into it. Before I could get book one, I found out it was being released as a set so of course I snagged the special edition and am I ever glad I did.

Already a Gail Roughton fan (The War N' Wit series is awesome romantic suspense) I figured I'd enjoy this series as much. But this one is a whole different ballgame. 

Spanning generations, the story begins with our black magic antagonist Cain's modern-day resurrection, then goes back to fill in the details as to how he got the way his is today. Powerful stuff, told with page-turning energy. As with her other books, I found it hard to turn off my Kindle when reading this Roughton horror/thriller. 

When I finished the first part I was SO glad I had book two at my fingertips because I just kept right on reading. A truly magical story, perfect to curl up with on a cold autumn evening, this series had just the right blend of spookiness and great storytelling to keep me hanging on every word. And while the author never claimed this was a romance, I found the various love stories within to be equally sweet and heart-wrenching. I rooted for the good guys (simply loved Paul!) and wanted to kick the bad guys in the kneecaps (for starters.) The ending was truly satisfying. It couldn't have wrapped up any other way and been so successful... and frightening! 

"The past, like evil, never dies. It just—waits."

*sigh* Loved it!

Highly recommend this Gail Roughton thriller. 5+ Stars and two thumbs up. Nab it now at Smashwords, B&N, ARe or Amazon. You can get both stories in this special edition for only $4.99. You won't regret it!


  1. What a great review. I'm a big fan of Gail Roughton, but haven't read this one as horror isn't my type of book, but after reading the War N Wit series, and knowing how talented a writer Ms Roughton is, I'm sure it's a keeper.

  2. Jamie, I'm overwhelmed. Just speechless. That doesn't happen to me very often. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart.

  3. Another Gail fan raising her hand! Like Roseanne, I'm too wimpy for horror books, but I just may have to give this one a try. :) Good reviews do raise interest, and mine is piqued.

  4. What a wonderful review. Gail you must be thrilled. I don't usually read horror either, but this sounds interesting.

    1. Rosalie, I'm speechless. These books are extraordinarily special to me, and this review--I'm just overwhelmed.

  5. That has to be the best logline I've ever read. Sounds like a fabulous series, perfect for Halloween.

  6. Hi Gail,
    Congratulations. Fabulous review, well done and well deserved. I am a wimp and don't read horror, but I will have to make an exception in this case.



    1. Lol, let me know if you do! I have to say it's horror because it is, but it's a real cross-genre. That's why I privately think it's more "Southern Gothic" than anything.

  7. I love that line from the book, too! How creepy that was.

    Thanks for the recommendation.

  8. This series is at the top of my to read list. Already bought it. Can't wait.


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