Hey Ghouls! I’m horror comedy author D.M. Guay. I write the 24/7 Demon Mart series, but I am also a huge reader and a huge horror comedy geek. Now, if you’ve been part of my newsletter, Monsters in your Inbox, you already know you get a new book recommendation–curated by me–every month. These are all books I have personally read and think YOU would like. (I don’t swap. No one can beg, buy, or swap to get a spot. So this is all me!)
Some of you have asked for a handy archive of past book recommendations, so I have compiled them here.
2020 MONSTERS IN YOUR INBOX BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
The Henchmen’s Book Club by Danny King
When they aren’t fighting ninjas or helping villains take over the world, henchmen have a lot of free time. So why not start a book club? I ran across this book quite by accident and couldn’t resist the concept. An evil villain’s henchmen having a book club? What? It didn’t disappoint. It’s fun and different and action packed. It’s reads like a James Bond novel written from the perspective of the lowliest of villains. Turns out, a good book club can save the world! Get it here: https://amzn.to/3y0tkgX
Snowbirds of Prey by Ward Parker
Aw, Florida. It’s a tropical paradise. Hard-bodied life guards. Florida Man, perpetually in the headlines. And geriatric, coupon-clipping vampires? Definitely, if you’re reading Ward Parker’s Snowbirds of Prey. When bodies start washing up on the beach outside of Squid Towers, a senior vampires-only resort, watch out! It can only mean the hard-partying complex of werewolves next door are on a tear or someone is trying to frame the vamps for murder. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3n1naam
It’s the Apocalypse, Dave. Try to have Fun by AR Wise
Dave is a loser. He can’t keep his job. His relationships are in shambles, but all that changes when the world ends, and he has to join forces with the survivors to fight a giant squid monster! Get it here: https://amzn.to/39AzomY
Zombie Turkeys: How an Unknown Blogger Fought Unkillable Turkeys By Andy Zach
This month’s book is a light, quick fun read about–you guessed it–zombie turkeys! It’s the first in a four book series. Small-town newspaper reporter and serial underachiever Sam Melvin has the scoop of his career when local turkeys become undead killing machines. This is a great book if you want a fun, easy read that will make you smile. Get it here: https://amzn.to/3mV7V2F
Brian Helsing by Gareth Pengelly
I just stumbled across this horror comedy series about a very tall, very unsuccessful used car salesmen who is accidentally tapped to be the next great vampire hunter, while taking a hot vampire chick out on a test drive. I’m digging it. It’s fun, it’s British. And holy crap, it’s a TEN BOOK series, so if you like it, there’s plenty more to read! I will definitely be reading more. If you check it out, let me know what you think! Get it here: https://amzn.to/3QsNx6l
Wisconsin Vamp (Monsters in the Midwest 1)
by Scott Burtness
I ran across this book quite by accident. But come on, like I could pass up a book with a ginger vampire from Wisconsin on the cover? Nope. Couldn’t do it. And I’m glad I read it. It’s the story of Herb Knudsen, a short-order cook in a Wisconsin truck stop. He becomes a vampire after accidentally swallowing a mosquito that bit a New Orleans vampire, then hitched a ride up north in a briefcase. It’s well written and fun. Get it here: https://amzn.to/39vj72Z
Death Rat by Michael J. Nelson
This is not your typical horror comedy. But the writing and the characters were so good, I just couldn’t stop reading. Pontius Feeb, a failed writer of very boring history books, has been downsized, setting in motion a series of very unfortunate events. To turn his life around, he decides to write a novel about a giant rat attacking the residents of Holey, Minnesota. When the book becomes a best-selling sensation–that’s mistakenly published as nonfiction– he embarks on the botched cover up of the century. But the jilted author who’s book of charming Minnesota stories is bumped off the charts won’t be unseated quietly. Check it out: https://amzn.to/3Xo9mGZ
Death, The Devil, and The Goldfish, by Andrew Buckley
This is an older one, released in 2012, but it’s giving me a good laugh. Well written, super charming British fantasy comedy about the devil accidentally possessing a house cat, convincing the angel of death to quit his job, and the psychic goldfish who unwittingly saves the world. It’s very Tom Robbins/ Terry Pratchett-esque in its delivery. Check it out: https://amzn.to/3GrEKgU
Cannibal Fat Camp by David C Hayes
Well, the name pretty much says it all–or so I thought. I thought I knew where the title novella was going, but nope. No, I didn’t. When overweight teen Miles Landish heads to Camp Tum Tum, a tony fat camp on a remote island, things go wrong. Very very wrong. Like holy cow wrong, and Miles is either gonna have to be a hero. Or be lunch. Literally.
Now, there’s a lot to like in this book. But I like it in part because it’s a three-in-one deal. This book includes two other novellas: “Die, You Zombie Crackers”, and “America’s Next Dead Model.” All three are fun, competent gore-filled entertainment. Get it here: http://amzn.to/3lsSBar
Moth Busters by Margaret Lashley
Y’all. Florida man–and woman–take on a whole new meaning in the six book “Freaky Florida” series. When Bobbie Drex, a reluctant mechanic turned mall cop, is shot in the head by a man in leopard-print pants, and the assailant may or may not be a ghost? Things go south. And just keep going south. And sideways. I can’t tell you how much I love this series. It’s funny. It’s very well written. It’s FUN. Margaret is definitely a writer after my own heart. It’s free in Kindle Unlimited and it’s an audiobook on Audible, too. Check it out: https://amzn.to/3k4umUN
Secret Santa by Andrew Schaffer
Y’all know I LOVE a Christmas horror! And if it’s set in the 1980s, HOLY COW, that is my horror sweet spot! So naturally, when I saw the creature peeking out of the box, this was an immediate must read. Secret Santa is the story of a new hire at a horror publishing company in the 1980s who receives a strange gift at the company Secret Santa exchange. When her coworkers start to die in unusual ways, she believes the gift is to blame. Check it out here: https://amzn.to/3GUKFwl
That’s all for 2020!
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