I recently stepped out of the romance genre to read Dark World, a non-fiction book from Zak Bagans, a man who set about documenting the afterlife – ghosts, spirits and other paranormal entities. I was completely gripped by the book. For those of you who are familiar with me through blogging or through the publishing industry know that when I say – this is the BEST book I have read in a long time – is a very bold statement for me to make (Yes, I have literally read thousands of books and this easily makes my top books of all time). I loved this book so much that I purposely wrote this blog in such a way that I could mention it in more than just a passing way. How could I not share the love?
When I enjoy a book (especially THAT much) I want to share it with everyone! The question then becomes who would be interested in it? Everyone because it’s that good – just wasn’t going to cut it. It’s a great book but that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone. In fact, I’ll admit there were a few parts that scared me enough to say…okay, I’m NOT going to be able to read THAT part tonight!
So how to go about recommending a book from a genre someone doesn’t read? I thought back to my early days as a bookseller when I was recommending romances on a daily basis and the amount of genres within it – Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Series/Category Romances, etc. – came easily to me.
Instead of me telling you to run and get this amazing book… (And yes, you really should!) Hello Book Matchmaker! This is what I do! So if this post has gotten you in the mood for a really good ghost story, and a real ghost story just isn’t your style, with Halloween just around the corner, here are some highly recommended ghostly romantic reads:
Jayne Castle’s Ghost Hunter series; After Dark, After Glow, Ghost Hunter, Silver Master, Dark Light, Obsidian Prey, Midnight Crystal, Canyons of Night
The Ghost by Danielle Steel
Ghost Moon by Karen Robards
Heather Graham Pozzessere’s Bone Island Trilogy; Ghost Night, Ghost Moon, Ghost Shadow
Ghost Moon by Rebecca York
Linnea Sinclair’s Gabriel’s Ghost
If you’re also willing take a walk on the wild side…Zak Bagans’ book Dark World is waiting for you! Oh, but you may want to keep the light on when you get to the scary parts…Or better yet, take the day off and read it during the light of day… I promise you won’t be disappointed!!
So how do you recommend books from a genre someone doesn’t read? What are your go-to books (or authors) to recommend? What books have you slipped into a conversation for the sheer love of it?
— Book Matchmaker
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