The Bogeyman with Carol @AVoraciousReadr ~ Monster and Book Guest Post

Posted October 24, 2016 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 7 Comments

A Monster and Book

During the month of October, I asked a few of my friends from what is their favorite Monster is (some are not so scary) and what book they read that they loved that associated with the Monster they picked. The answers are great and the recommendation are even better! Enjoy!

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The Bogeyman

So, a monster and a book. First, if we’re talking about “true” monsters (not your typical Paranormal monsters, such as shifters, vampires, gargoyles, etc) then let me start by saying I’m not a proper Horror Aficionado. I watched A Nightmare on Elm Street at the drive-in theater when it came out in 1984 and it scared the shit outta me, so I steered well clear of the Horror genre for years, decades even, after. F*ck you, Freddy Krueger and the nightmare you rode in on. It’s only been in the last few years that I’ve slowly been dipping my toe into Horror. Books, not movies. And I’ve discovered, that far from hating it, I actually enjoy a decent spine-tingling, hair-raising, nipple-puckering, pee-your-pants kinda tale. While I have nothing against gore, it’s the scary stories I prefer. When Michelle started her October posts last year I wondered if I had a favorite monster. It turns out I don’t. I’m an equal opportunity monster lover, hence my fascination with monster porn. Though I do have a special place in my…heart for tentacles. *coughs* Anyway…

 
I finished a book not long ago that was a pretty decent read and it had a monster I don’t recall reading about. The Bogeyman. How scary is that mofo? Where is that bastard? In the closet? Under the bed? Hidden amongst the trees? Anywhere it’s dark? And you without a flashlight. Or broadsword. Because there is no specific characterization for the Bogeyman, I think it’s the most versatile of monsters. In fact, I’d say Freddy Kruger is a Bogeyman though I have no desire to watch the film again to see if that’s an accurate assessment. *makes salt circle* Since there are really no guidelines as to how the Bogeyman looks, where he (since it’s usually a he) resides or how to get rid of it, it can be used as incentive in a variety of ways. Usually to scare children into doing what they’re told or to discourage bad behavior.

 

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Harmony Black (Harmony Black #1)
by Craig Schaefer
332 pages
Published February 1st 2016 by 47North (first published January 5th 2016)
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Harmony Black is much more than your average FBI special agent. In addition to being a practicing witch, she’s also an operative for Vigilant Lock, an off-the-books program created to battle occult threats—by any means necessary. Despite her dedication to fighting the monsters threatening society, Harmony has become deeply conflicted about her job. Her last investigation resulted in a pile of dead bodies, and she suspects the wrong people are being punished for it.

While on a much-needed vacation, Harmony gets pulled back into action. This time, though, she’s gone from solo work to being part of a team. Their target: the Bogeyman, a vicious and elusive figure…and the creature that destroyed Harmony’s childhood.

Surrounded by quirky, fascinating characters as dedicated to one another as they are to their new partner, Harmony must learn to trust her team—and a new romantic interest—on a dangerous and deadly mission that conjures up memories she’d much rather forget.

In my book spotlight, the Bogeyman is taking children.  This particular Bogeyman has a cycle and a pattern. It’s up to Harmony Black and the new-to-her specialized FBI team to figure out how it’s operating and stop it before it takes another kid. However, they have a leg up this time around because Harmony has experience with this Bogeyman and she’s looking for payback. This story has fast action, great characters and a twisty plot. I’m looking forward to watching Harmony and her team fight more monsters.
 

About the Guest

My name is Carol and I love to read. Obvious, right? Originally from Ohio I now live in North Carolina with my wonderful husband. We have a combined family that includes six kids, two grandkids, three dogs and three cats. When the youngest leaves the nest we dream of moving west to a sparsely populated area and living as green as possible. Winning the lottery would help. In the meantime, I read and write reviews to keep me sane.
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About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Luv, Bloggiesta and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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7 responses to “The Bogeyman with Carol @AVoraciousReadr ~ Monster and Book Guest Post

  1. LOL Carol! I was traumatized by Freddy for a long time, too! But not anymore, since my little furry, fluffy friend is named Freddy 😀
    I hadn’t even thought of the bogeyman as a contender, but of course, he’s the most common monster of them all! He’s in all our homes 🙂 Great pick, and thanks for the book rec, too, Carol!

    • Your Freddy is so much better! Cute and fluffy and so not the Bogeyman. 🙂

      I was going to pass on the Monster and a Book again this year until I read that book. No one, even me, thought about that particular monster. I’m glad I could contribute. 🙂

  2. LOL What a fun post! I don’t think Freddy scared me quite so much – I’ve always been more afraid of movies like The Exorcist. *shudders* I will check out Harmony Black though…I like the spine-tingling sound of it. 😉