Author J.R. Johansson’s Favorite Scary Books + Giveaway

Today, I have author of Insomnia J.R. Johansson guest posting on the blog. She is here to tell us a bit about her favorite scary books. I am so excited to have Jenn here. Check out her favorite scary books then tell me what are yours?

Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps, #1)The StandAnna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1)3:59

My Favorite Scary Books
I feel like I’ve been reading scary books all my life. From Goosebumps to The Stand—from Poe to Lovecraft…scary, intense stories have always been prominently featured on my “favorites” bookshelf. There is something about the complete silence where all you can hear is your heartbeat pounding in your ears as you tear through page after page.

It’s intense and I absolutely love it.

Some of my more recent favorites are Gretchen McNeil, Kendare Blake, Dan Wells, April Tucholke and for a creepily funny read, Carrie Harris. And there are more amazing ones coming out all the time. Thrillers and horrors are going through a hot spot right now and every time I read deal announcements it seems like there are more of them.

I say we soak it up. Revel in it until our fingers get all pruny and we tremble with fearful anticipation…at least that’s what I plan to do. 😉

Insomnia (The Nightwalkers #1) Summary:Insomnia
Her eyes saved his life. Her dreams released his darkness.

After four years of sleeplessness, high school junior Parker Chipp can’t take much more. Every night, instead of sleeping, he enters the dreams of the last person he’s made eye contact with. If he doesn’t sleep soon, Parker will die.

Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that’s utterly addictive. But what starts out as a chance meeting turns into an obsession; Parker’s furious desire for what he needs pushes him to extremes he never thought he’d go. And when someone begins terrorizing Mia with twisted death threats, Parker’s memory blackouts leave him doubting his own innocence.

Praise for Insomnia 
“The perfect blend of everything I love in a story. I hope a sequel comes soon!” –James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER

“Completely unputdownable. I’ve decided to nickname Johansson: Scary McScarypants, because she spooked me in all the best ways.” –Carrie Harris, author of BAD TASTE IN BOYS

“Cleverly written and dangerously dark, Insomnia will take you to the brink of insanity. A must-read for thriller and romance fans alike.”—Elana Johnson, author of POSSESSION

“A riveting story of terror and despair that will keep you up long past your bedtime.”—Jennifer Bosworth, author of STRUCK

About the author
J.R. JohanssonJ.R. JOHANSSON is a young adult thriller author published with Flux & FSG/Macmillan. Her debut, INSOMNIA is coming June 2013. She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She credits her abnormal psychology minor with inspiring many of her characters.

When she’s not writing, she loves reading, playing board games, and sitting in her hot tub. Her dream is that someday she can do all three at the same time. She has two young sons and a wonderful husband. In fact, other than her cat, Cleo, she’s nearly drowning in testosterone.

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  1. says

    I love the Anna books by Kendare Blake, and I’m really looking forward to reading 3:59. And Insomnia sounds like a fabulous read…dreams and their basis on reality have always kind of fascinated me. Great post!

  2. says

    Heeeh, I do love winning, lol 😀 But also really love the post. <3 Sigh. Anna Dressed in Blood! Amazing book 😀 Thank you both for sharing. <3 And for international giveaway 😀

  3. Denise Z says

    Of course I love the chance to win a treat of a read, but I really love learning about new (to me) reads and Insomnia looks like a doozy. This is the first I have heard about it and it looks awesome. Thank you so much for the chance to win a copy.

  4. Christine says

    I liked knowing about your favorite scary books, as well as J.R. Johansson’s. I’ve been planning on reading some of them, so it gives another reason to. Also, thanks for the giveaway!

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