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



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. πŸ€“)
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...

August 2020

Thy KINGdom come.
This month of August is all about Stephen King.
His books, stories, characters, movies, and motives.

Are you a fan?
Do you have a favorite?
Are you a collector of his evil?
Keep the darkness flowing this month and read
- or reread -
one of his masterpieces.



July 2020

Last month I suggested an amazing story entitled Serafina and the Black Cloak.
This month, I recommend the rest of the books in this enchanting series.

These stories, as told by Robert Beatty, really cover all the essentials in any scary read.

Creepy Creatures
Good versus Evil
Darkness versus Light

If you're familiar with Serafina, comment below.
(No spoilers please)
If you're not, bookmark this series for your future self.



June 2020

Here is the original trailer for this month's book club pick ~ 

This story is part fantasy, part historical fiction and part evil.
What I got most out of this book was an appreciation for the writer and the incredible world he has created here.  
While reading, I was transfixed into a place of beauty and mystery and darkness.  I felt compelled by the characters; apprehensive of the forest and what lives there; a need to follow the clues in this enchanted and dangerous place.  
Truly, I wish they had added some of the darker elements of the book into this video clip to really give you a feel for this creepy adventure, so, I guess you're gonna have to take my word on it and get the book, read it, and determine for yourself if you think Serafina has earned her seat on the bookshelves of Evil's Library.
I hope you'll agree she does.


May 2020

Are you familiar with this month's pick?
Any Poe fans out there?

Hit that like button if you’re a Poe fan!

Here is the Night Lights Book Club Pick for May 2020. 
It’s actually one of Poe’s most haunting works.  
It’s a short story and one that comes highly recommended 
- not just by me - 
but by other Creepsters in our community.

Have you read this story?
Do you have another Poe favorite?



April 2020

Check out this great series of Weird books and find out all the haunted places in your area.
Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman 
have gathered America's most wicked stories 
and the most unexplained phenomena 
and put them to ink.
They deliver the info on many supernatural hot spots 
and paranormal places that are sure to attract the darkest of hearts.

Plan your next trip with this book as your guide.

Or visit their website at:

Or follow their FB page:

Or find out if your state is part of the series:



March 2020

Look how excited I am about this month's book pick.

If there is anything you learn from this month's book club pick is that imagination is everything.
Here is Chuck Palahniuk with 
- what I believe was his second book - 
and an incredible story to keep us turning the pages.

Invisible Monsters is disturbing and memorable.

Have you read it?
Are you a fan of his work?
Are you a fan of The Night Lights Book Club?

Thank you to Creepster Jackie for this insane read.



February 2020

Be Advised:  
This book contains violence, 
unthinkable horrors, 
brutality and 
a darkness you may not come back from.

Elias Witherow delivers one hell of a nightmare 
that is perfect for the shelves of Evil's Library.
His incredible story-telling takes us to places never before imagined and 
leaves us terrified in the moment and haunted well after the book has finished with us.
Witherow introduces Nick and Jess, 
a couple seeking to end their pain in this world through suicide.
They yearn for the long slumber of darkness and disconnect 
they assume is waiting for them on the other side.
Instead of peace and quiet, however,  
they encounter a place of terror and suffering beyond belief.
Follow their gruesome story through The Black Farm.
And be thankful you're not with them.



January 2020

Evil's Library just added another book to its shelves.

What a story.
What a read.
What a way to start out 2020.
This is my January pick for the Night Lights Book Club.

Neil Gaiman brings the creep with Coraline
a dark tale about a young girl who discovers an "other world" filled with 
sinister secrets and creepy versions of her life.

If you learn anything from this story let it be this-
 Don't let them sew buttons in your eyes.

Are you familiar with this creepy tale?
Maybe read the graphic novel?
Have you watched the movie?
Let me know and comment below.



My top three picks from 2019 -

December 2019

I love my hangover face that YouTube gave me.
Anyways, check out the latest book club pick and have a wonderful holiday season.

Hello Creepsters.
This is our last book club pick for 2019.
And it is a read for everyone.
Well, everyone interested in death, that is.
And this book is especially for those interested in visiting the final resting places of those who have gone before us.
Tod Benoit delivers with this masterpiece of information.
He touches on so many good and troubled souls in his remarkable book -
Where Are They Buried? How Did They Die?

Whether you are into sports legends, authors, artists, celebrities, musicians, historical figures, famous personalities, war heroes or gangsters, then this is the book for you to have and to reference.



November 2019

This could be our best pick yet!

Can you guess this book series? 

Need I say more?



October 2019

The Night Lights Book Club picks another haunted read for Evil's Library.
And the cool thing about that is it's name implies as much.

The Haunted by Danielle Vega is a great spooky read for the season.
It is a chilling tale of past sins and present payment.
It deals in ghosts, shadows, and haunted houses.
I really enjoyed this tale and hope you do as well.
Comment below and let us know.



September 2019

Evil's Library snags another soul for its shelves.
Check out my book club pick for September.
Have you read it?
Will you check it out?


House of Leaves is an adventure.
Reading this novel took me on a twisted, daunting, exciting, wicked ride.
It is a story within a story within a story.
If you've read it, you know what I mean.
If you haven't yet, get to it and let me know what you think.
I hope you find something in these pages to hold on to and to thrill you and to haunt you.
There is no doubt that Mark Z. Danielewski brings to his reader 
a world filled with imagination.
He also gives us the gifts of reason and knowledge and choice.  
The choice to believe in the unknown; 
in the darkness; 
in its possibility.
A choice to dismiss the crazy; to view the facts; to conclude with sanity.
Bottom line.
This book is epic, as is the author.
And I am extremely proud to have it as our September pick for the Night Lights Book Club.
Enjoy it, Creepsters.



 August 2019 

My snowman, Murray may be cute but his book club pick for August is not.
Be prepared for a truly wicked, soul-threatening read.
Do you know it?
Have you read it?
Did you like? Dislike? Sleep with the lights on? Swear off Christmas?


Can you guess this month's book pick?

Joe Hill gives us hell served up on a Christmas platter.
I love the twisted way he takes the innocence of such a beloved holiday and creates a world of chaos and fear and evil.
There were times when I put this book down because I could not wrap my head around its darkness,
 only to pick it up again because the characters were so compelling and strong.
NOS4A2 is a dark, demented read that has found its home here in Evil's Library.



July 2019 

Not all book clubs need walls.
Here is another terrifying tale being added to Evil's Library.


My Creepsters, I am a work in progress.
When I got home and reviewed this video, 
I gave a loud "UGGGHHH" simple because I'm using a new app
and I see it recorded this vertically instead of horizontally.
Thanks for being patient with me as I figure things out.
~ ❤Deevious 


This terrifying tale deserves its spot here at Evil's Library.
brings the horror in this creepy story rooted in superstition, survival, and sacrifice.
is one book that's sure to get under your skin.



June 2019 

My book club pick for June is 

Recently - and with a little help - I was fortunate enough to stumble upon this find at a book store.
It is the latest release from the Sylvia Plath archives and comes to us from her 20-year-old self.
It is a story about a girl who is young and hesitant and unsure.
It is filled with decision and allegory.
Released this year, it unveils a sinister train ride where uncertainty seems to be the only constant. 
I absolutely loved it.
Check this one out and let me know what you think, Creepsters.
It's classic Sylvia...



MAY 2019 

My book club pick is based on location.
I was traveling at the beginning of the month and I wanted a scary read for the beach.
This one talked about the Sun, so I was sold.
(It is filled with anything but sunlight.)😊
It is filled with fear and imagination and terror.
(Classic King.)
A perfect read for this book club and a perfect addition to our library here.

Have you read this story by Stephen King?
Are you familiar with its evil?



 April 2019

Hi Creepsters.
This month's video for the Night Lights Book Club is meant to make you laugh 
and to ponder certain areas of the Unknown.
I had a recommendation from a fellow Creepster to check out a book that proposes questions about our Universe and many other worldwide mysteries. 
And even though this author wrote the book as a sort of serious ledger, 
I wanted to give it some green appeal.
So, have a laugh at my quirky clip about aliens and books...

Please note that I am a work in progress and may have to work on my camera game.

Thanks for being here and spending your time with me.


Hi Creepsters.
How's your reading going?
Anything good?  Interesting?  Weird?
Our book club pick for this month checks all those boxes...
It contains good ideas, 
proposes interesting theories, 
and allows the mind to ponder some weird and wonderful questions. 
Erich Von Daniken's bestseller, 
is a journey through some of the world's biggest mysteries.
It has sold more than 63 million copies and has become a notable classic in many communities.
Although this read isn't creepy in the way we're used to around here, it does tackle the Unknown on so many levels, that I wanted to share it with you.
Maybe you've already read it?
Maybe you're reading it right now?
Either way, let me know your thoughts.
Let me know if you believe...

And a big thank you goes out to Creepster Randall for this recommendation.




March 2019

Even thought it looks like it, 
I swear I am not singing in this video.
Instead, I am recommending on hell of a read 
and giving you an update on some changes I have in mind for the book club.


Hi Creepsters!
Welcome to March.
Welcome to the Night Lights Book Club.
Can any of you guess this month's pick by the picture below?
Check back, as I will be revealing our evil read by the end of the week.



February 2019

Hi Creepsters!
Welcome back to our Night Lights Book Club.
For this month, we are looking at a classic.

Dante's Inferno has been added to Evil's Library.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 700 years, you've had to hear about this book.
It has stood the test of time and is referenced repeatedly 
throughout our entertainment venues, social media and society in general.
I am currently working on a piece of fiction that involves the afterlife 
and that of Heaven and Hell.
I wanted to revisit this classic as a kind of summoning for my writing;
A bit of research for my work.
The images and writing of Dante is haunting and memorable.
Check this one out and let me know your thoughts.



 January 2019

The Night Lights Book Club has changed things up for the new year,
instead of picking one book, we picked one author.

A shout out this month to one of my all-time favorites, Sylvia Plath.
If you are unfamiliar with her work, get to know her.  
You will love her words.
You will love her honesty.
If you've already read her poems or prose, 
then you are well aware of her genius.
Long may she inspire and haunt us.



Here are my top 3 picks from 2018...


 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 πŸ˜‰ -
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 πŸ˜‰

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 = πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€ 



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 =πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€ 



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" = πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€πŸ–€ 



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.