Shadows will breathe

Shadows will breathe
"Careful. Evil has a way of making friends with the good and dragging them into the darkness." ~ Dr. Al Robbins


The Night Lights Book Club 

Greetings, my Creepsters and fellow book nerds.
Welcome to the Night Lights Book Club!!! 
(I thought if I included a lot of emojis it would better explain the importance of this group. 🤓)
Every month, I pick an evil read and share my thoughts on it.
I encourage you to read it and share your opinion as well.
Let's read together...

 December 2018

Like witches?
Then, you'll love the Cahill sisters.
Jessica Spotswood has written an incredible series involving 
three sisters;
two rival societies;
and one looming prophecy.
Check out the adventures of Cate and Maura and Tess in this trilogy of wickedness.



November 2018

This month, Evil's Library is getting another wicked read added to their shelves. 
The Apartment by S.L. Grey is an incredible journey of darkness and terror.
 It is a chilling account of what happens when you come face to face with your demons.
(I cannot wait to check it out on the big screen as well.)
Read this novel and let me know your thoughts on it, Creepsters.
Let me know if it gave you a scare too.



October 2018

So, I have to admit that I felt some pressure with this month's book club pick,
simply because it is the best time of the year for scary stories and I wanted to make sure I picked one that was not only wicked, but one that might cause some nightmares for you out there.
I hope you will find HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt to be just that read.

For me, this was a great story to get lost in and once I got into it, I could not put it down.
I couldn't stop reading about Black Spring, a town cursed for all eternity;
About Katherine, their witch of days gone by who haunts, waiting for someone to remove stitches from her eyes and mouth; 
And I couldn't help but fall in love with the technological side of the operation whose job it is to detect and protect.
I highly recommend this read as we dive into the Halloween season.

I recommend it for those cool October nights when the sun sets early and the wind whispers its breezes among the trees.
Enjoy its darkness, Creepsters.
Enjoy its evil.



September 2018

With Halloween right around the corner, 
this is the perfect read for the season.

A short story collection, Slasher Girls and Monster Boys is a killer read.
And I do mean killer.
The cool thing about this collection, 
is that it takes from all of our favorites...
Pieces of Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King and Lewis Carroll are found among these stories;
Snippets of Nirvana and Mudvayne linger among its pages.
Read it and find out what I'm talking about and then post and share your favorite story with us.
This book comes highly recommended by me and by Evil's Library:
And please show April Genevieve Tucholke some love 
for putting this wicked collection together.



August 2018

As a writer, I believe that those who can tell a really compelling story using the least amount of words, wins.
I've read many novels that were as thick as bricks as didn't say a whole lot.
And then I find something like The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and I am blown away.
It is very short, but packs a punch 
and if you put into perspective the time at which she wrote this, 
you can imagine the shock that it created for its audience.
And I know that Ms. Jackson does not need me to verify her talent, 
but I highly recommend this read and give it the highest rating here at Night Lights:
Let me know your thoughts on this one, Creepsters...



July 2018

One, Two, and Three...

My Book Club Pick for July is the Miss Peregrine Series by Ransom Riggs.
These books are filled with monsters 
and adventure 
and some of the most peculiar characters you will ever meet.
If you've already read them, let me know what think in the comment section below.
Share with me your favorite characters and your most beloved parts of this incredible story.
If you are new to this series, read them and tell me about your journey through the mind of this talented author.  

Here, at Night Lights, I am giving this series the highest of ratings:
5 hearts for each book.



June 2018

The only thing I regret about this novel is that I waited so long to read it.
Is this the best book I've ever read?
Is it worth the time?
Filled with intriguing characters and some brutal truths, 
Joe Hill dishes out one hell of a clever idea with a solid story to back it up -
And that's why I'm giving it 4 out of 5: ❤❤❤❤❤ 

Read it already?
Let us know what you thought...
Looking for it?
Get it at Barnes and Noble
or check out the movie 
and share your opinions in the comment section below.



 May 2018 

The Night Lights Book Club has added this novella to Evil's Library...

Even though this book be tiny, it packs a punch.
It delivers intensity and fear and mystery.
It grabs and holds on to your attention from the first page to the last.

If you haven't read this one out yet, check it out and tell us what you think.
If you've already taken this journey, post your opinion or rating below.

This is mine:
Although I thoroughly enjoyed this story, I am rating it 4 out of 5:
simply because I wish it would've been longer.



April 2018

"It was a pleasure to burn."

From this opening line I am hooked.
I am enthralled by this newfound world of chaos and confusion and conformity.
I am all in and yet, 
I am only an onlooker; 
Just an observer of a time that I do not want to see;
Only a reader of books,
And for this alone, I will pay the price.

This is a story that needed to be told.
It needs to be read.
It needs to be passed on...
And although this story doesn't contain demons or creatures or paranormal activity of any kind, 
it is a haunting read.  
It is a classic and it has more than earned its mark in the literary world.  
Ray Bradbury is a genius with this one -
and that is why Fahrenheit 451 gets the highest mark here at our book club: 



March 2018

The Night Lights Book Club announces its pick for March 2018.

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon is one hell of a read.
And although it has had some mixed reviews, I highly recommend it.
This book tells an amazing tale from beginning to end.
When reading it, I actually had to cover up to get the chill off my bones.
That's why I am giving it our highest rating here at Night Lights:

What are your thoughts, Creepsters?



February 2018

Hello, Creepsters!
For the month of February, 
Simone St. James is in the spotlight with her 2012 novel

This is a great story to curl up with on a long night or over the weekend.
I know you will want to read it all in one sitting, 
so make sure you have some time before you open it.
And when you do, get ready to indulge yourself into another world filled with ghosts and mystery and even a little bit of love for all you romantics out there.
This is one haunting read - 
it actually says so in the title, so you know it's for real 😉 -
and it earns our highest rating here at Night Lights: 



Happy New Year, Creepsters!!!

January 2018

Don't judge this video by the expression on my face.
It's a good one, I swear it.

The Night Lights Book Club has announced Meet Meredith as it’s evil read for January 2018.

Here's what to expect...

Meredith is crazy.  She hears voices, sees ghosts and talks to the shadows.  
Sidney is a self-reliant bartender who’s just trying to make payments on her new car.  
When Meredith stumbles into the bar and into Sidney’s life, the two form an unlikely alliance necessary to battle the ghosts that haunt Meredith’s world.
Join them for an intoxicating tale of spirits and retribution.

I wrote this story, Creepsters and I am very proud of it,
that's why it's receiving the highest rating here at Night Lights:

I hope you love it too.

Want to read this ebook?
Just go to Amazon to purchase it.
(It's .99 cents US currency)
And if you don't have a Kindle, 
no worries, 
Just download their free app to read it.

About the author...

Deevious is a horror writer and the creative mind behind the popular site, 
Night Lights Cast Shadows.  
She is a book nerd; a travel junkie; and a nightmare survivor.



December 2017

A Christmas Carol is a timeless piece of literature that does not disappoint.
The language is enchanting;
The story line is impeccable;
The characters are unforgettable.
(And the ghosts are cool as shit.)

Charles Dickens was definitely a writer for all times and all ages.
Enjoy this holiday season and spend some time revisiting some old friends in this haunting read.
(Or at least check out the movie.)

My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ 
(because its Charles fucking Dickens, that's why)



November 2017

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is the perfect pick for November.  
Coming off the Halloween high that so many of us enjoy, 
this book will keep that euphoria going strong.
This read is haunting and magical.
You will get lost in the spirit world that Gaiman so cleverly has composed, and 
- hopefully - 
you will treasure your walk with the characters that he has so intricately created.
It is a spooktacular read and is receiving the highest mark from us here at Night Lights:
I hope you love it, Creepsters.



October 2017
Scary shit I'm talking about here 😉

The Tell-Tale Heart is the perfect short story for October. 
It is a great pick, full of darkness and guilt.
And it gets the highest rating at the club: ❤❤❤❤❤
Are there any Poe fans out there?
Do you agree with my rating?
Have you read it?
What is your favorite work by Poe?
Check out the full story, why this one made the cut, and subscribe to get all of our Book Club picks... 



September 2017

This month, I have picked 

for The Night Lights Book Club.
This book is clever and crazy and I just couldn't get enough of it.
I love the point of view that Kepnes uses to tell her tale;
I love the detail of the story;
I love the raw, psychotic honesty of its characters.
This is a real page turner, Creepsters.
It's like nothing I have ever read before.
Read it.
If you're twisted, like me, you will absolutely love it.

My rating for this book gets 5 outta 5:  ❤❤❤❤❤



August 2017 
(Love that facial expression.)  

My pick for August is from the master of horror, Stephen King.
I am a huge fan of his work (not his biggest fan, for that role has already been taken)
and out of all of his books I decided to start with Mr. Mercedes.  
I am only half way through this novel 
but am already recommending it because it's got a hold on me.
I will - no doubt - update this post when I finish the book and rate it accordingly.

UPDATE:  This book gets 5 outta 5: ❤❤❤❤❤
Because it's Stephen-fucking-King, Creepsters 
and he always gets a 5 out of 5 here at Night Lights Cast Shadows.
(And it's also a really good detective novel.)
This is actually part of a trilogy, so if you like it, check out Finder's Keepers and End of Watch.
I'm guessing they're just as good.  They are also on my list of must-reads for the season.


July 2017

  The Girl With All The Gifts

The legendary M. R. Carey is my pick for July.  
This novel captured my attention in the book store 
(thanks for the nudge, Kim) 
and it captivated me from the first word until its last. 
They have recently made this into a movie so you can always check that out too.

My rating for this masterpiece?  It is nothing short of = ðŸ–¤ðŸ–¤ðŸ–¤ðŸ–¤ðŸ–¤ 



June 2017 

For June, I have chosen this gem by Iain Reid.
It is his debut novel and is extremely well done.
It will intrigue you and scare you and scar you.

Expect it to leave an impression.

My rating?  I'm Thinking of Ending Things =🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 



May 2017

Daughters Unto Devils

For the month of May, I have chosen this dark read by Amy Lukavics ~  "Daughters Unto Devils".
This book came up in conversation with a friend (Thank you, Jessica) and I told her I would check it out.  Well, I am ever so grateful for her suggestion because it is fantastic.  
It is dark and disturbing and a great debut novel for Author Amy.  If you can make out the tag line written by Cat Winters, it says "Imagine Stephen King writing "Little House on the Prairie") 😳 Wtf?!?!  Well, this intrigued me even more to read it.  
So, Creepsters, find the time and check it out.  I would LOVE to know what you think of it and if you were - maybe - a little frightened by it?  A bit disturbed?  Did you find it unnerving? Unsettling?  Would you recommend it to a friend? And just how many dark hearts would you give this read? 

My rating?  "Daughters Unto Devils" = 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 



Suggested Short Stories: 

Nightmare #34 - All good evil things must come to an end.

Nightmare #177 - Every town has its own secrets to bury.

Nightmare #44 - Once the sun goes down, they come out to feed.


Need some more darkness in your life?
Check out all of my Nightmares.

Thank you for stopping by, my Creepsters.