paranormal-favoritesBasically, I mean anything that gets my heart pumping with adrenaline, whether it’s a Twilight Zone type thing, a pure paranormal story, or a Michael Crichton-style story with science mingled into the equation. These are great books to send shivers up and down your spine!

 

Bait by Laura VanArendonk Baugh

When Tomás Torres agrees to consult on an unsuccessful breeding program for a rare species, he finds his new patients are fish with oddly humanoid face and torso — merfolk.

The legend that eating a mermaid will grant immortality seems to be based loosely in fact, and early trials suggest their meat is a powerful curative with incredible potential. The corporation with a successful fish farm will command nutrition and pharmaceutical markets. But many of the fish are not reproducing.

Before they can even begin to evaluate the breeding program, Tomás and fellow consultant Dr. Alyssa Cooper learn staff at the facility are dying, devoured after falling into tanks they had no reason to approach. Tomás and Alyssa set out to discover the secrets of the carnivorous mermaids — but Nature will not wait for research.

 

The Secret by S. R. Booth

A secretive company keeps itself off the radar and out of the news for over fifty years. What kind of power does it take to command that kind of privacy? What secrets is it trying to hide? Billy Roth doesn’t know and doesn’t really care. His blue collar job collecting garbage for the company pays very well. The last thing he wants to do is risk his position by asking questions, but his coworkers start disappearing and things get really strange, really fast.

“Invited” into the company by a couple of thuggish looking bodyguards, Billy is awed by the high level of security and rather impressed to learn the company’s motto: Make every person the best they can be. That sounds like a pretty noble objective, but Billy soon realizes that motto might not be one hundred percent correct. Eliminate every person who’s not the best they can be is starting to sound much more accurate.

The Amish Bloodsucker Trilogy by Barbara Ellen Brink

Jael is just an average teenage girl with over-protective parents, an unrequited crush on the hottest guy at school, and a best friend she shares everything with. Until her parents let her in on the secret they’ve kept for nearly sixteen years…

Jael is the Chosen One. Born to be a vampire slayer, her destiny was written in the Book of the Shunned. She’s been chosen by God to set the Minnesota Loon Lake Amish community free from the grip of the Bishop, an ancient and powerful bloodsucker who has been using the Amish people for his own personal Jamba Juice.

Will she leave her friends and all she knows and follow her destiny to Minnesota willingly, or will the Bishop bring her destiny to Sunburn, Nevada?

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The Castle Blues Quake by Linda Covella

12-year-old Pepper Connelly leaves her best friend, Chrissie, behind when her family moves from New York City to Santa Cruz, CA. Pepper discovers a boy, Corey, hiding in her backyard shed. Unknown to Pepper, Corey is a ghost trying to contact his grandfather, Boppie, before he crosses over. He tells Pepper he must locate Boppie before Social Services finds him. Pepper agrees to help.
While Pepper’s communication with Chrissie dwindles, her friendship with Corey grows. She tells Corey about her passion for writing songs, and throughout the story, she composes a song about Corey. Corey teaches Pepper to play the harmonica. Soon, she’s torn between finding Boppie and knowing when she does, Corey will certainly go back on the road with his traveling-musician grandfather.
Other characters help her on her quest: new classmate Ally Cressman, who dresses in an odd-ball, non-mall style; Sawtooth Sam, the mysterious saw-playing street musician; and Madame Mchumba, who performs her psychic readings at the Boardwalk amusement park. Time travel, earthquakes, haunted house rides, poltergeists, and crystal ball readings propel Pepper toward the end of her search as she learns about the give and take, the heartache and joy, of true friendship.

The Voice in the Light by Ayd Instone

A journey into time, space and consciousness…

•A boy seeks solace from his imaginary friend from another dimension…
•Imagine being able to create extra time to spend as you wish…
•An unexpected horror awaits a grave robber in an ancient Egyptian tomb…
•A research project creates a machine that allows you to see into the past…
•A student joke with a ouija board unlocks a dark past and a prediction is made as to who will die first…
•A boy enters a secret world to enlist magical creatures to help him do his homework…
•A robotic experiment goes disastrously wrong. But why is a psychic detective called in?
•A man’s dreams become more real than waking life as he alone learns the secret of the subterranean world beneath the wall…

Explore these and other strange worlds in this collection of eighteen tales of the unknown.