Have you ever read a book so terrifying that you keep going just so you can leave the lights on?
Here at ShopQueer, we're not all rainbows and sunshine. There's nothing we like more than to snuggle up with a gruesomely scary book and turn our dreams into nightmares. So, this Halloween, tuck into one of our bestselling spooky reads, for 30% off until the 31st.
Whether you’re looking for true crime, thrillers, or outright horror, discover the perfect book for you below (and scroll on down to see some of our favorites).
by P.J. Vernon
Oliver has the perfect life and the perfect relationship with Nathan, a handsome older surgeon. So why does he find himself at a bathhouse — and the victim of a terrible crime? Secrets beget secrets in this page-turning thriller from P.J. Vernon as Oliver learns that what happens in dark rooms rarely stays there. After all, when everyone is lying, who’s left to trust?
by C. E. McGill
Mary is the great-niece of Victor Frankenstein. She knows her great uncle disappeared under mysterious circumstances in the Arctic, but she doesn't know why or how.
When Mary discovers some old family papers that allude to the shocking truth behind her great-uncle's past, she thinks she may have found the key to securing her professional and financial future. The subsequent quest takes her on a deadly chase with a rival who is out to steal her secret...
by Elon Green
It’s 1992, and the piano player at the Townhouse Bar is belting songs along with the crowd; he barely notices the forgettable-looking man in the corner. He does not know that man will kill tonight, and it will be neither the first nor last time. The only nonfiction book on our list, Last Call tells the true story of the Last Call Killer and the vibrant gay community upon which he preyed. Although the sky-high death rates of the ‘80s and ‘90s and the blind eye of the police obscured these crimes for decades, Elon Green skillfully uncovers the chase to find a serial killer and the resilience of those he targeted.
by Kayla Cottingham
Two years ago, a small percentage of population underwent the Hollowing. They could only survive by eating human flesh. Without it, they quickly became feral, turning on their friends and family. Luckily, scientists were able to create a synthetic version of human meat that would satisfy the hunger.
Cut to Zoey, Celeste, Valeria, and Jasmine, four hollow girls at a festival in the desert. They have a cooler filled with seltzer, vodka, and Synflesh. But as festival guests start disappearing, the girls discover someone is targeting people like them. And if they can't figure out how to stop it, no one at the festival is getting out alive.
by Warren Wagner
Set against a backdrop of a nightmarish world overrun by zombies, an HIV-positive gay must leave the relative safety of his cabin in the woods as he seeks the medication that could very well mean the difference between life and death. This isn't just a tale of zombies and post-apocalyptic chaos; it's a harrowing testament to the resilience of the human spirit.
by Betsy Cornwell
Adele grew up in the shadows--first watching from backstage at her mother's dances, then wandering the haunted rooms of her father's manor. When she's finally sent away to boarding school, she's happy to enter the world of society girls and wealthy suitors.
Yet there are shadows there, too. Many of the men that try to charm Adele's new friends do so with dark intentions. After a violent assault, she turns to a roguish young con woman for help. Together, they become vigilantes meting out justice. But can Adele save herself from the same fate as those she protects?
by Kiersten White
Thirty years after a tragic accident shut down production of the classic children's program Mister Magic, the five surviving cast members have done their best to move on. When a twist of fate brings the castmates back together at the remote desert filming compound, it feels like the set has been waiting for them all this time. But as the Circle of Friends reclaim parts of their past, they begin to wonder: Are they here by choice, or have they been lured into a trap?
We hope you love these twisted reads, whether you’re rooting for the villains or against them....
Enjoy 30% off the books above until October 31st, at midnight! And remember, at ShopQueer.co, we split all our profits with the author, doubling their income for each sale.