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I don't do scary.. hence why I said before I can't read Anne Rice.
I do read a lot of books that focus on the paranormal.. in the sense of Vampires, Werewolves and Witches... but they aren't scary. The Hallows series by Kim Harrison is a particular favorite. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (as well as her Bloodlines books), The House of Night by PC Cast, Thirst by Christopher Pike (I read the initial books in this series in 6th grade ), Night World by LJ Smith (again, an 6th grade beginning for that series).
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I've read the odd horror story that's been recommended to me. I loved Stephen King's The Green Mile and James Herbert's The Magic Cottage. But it's not a genre I pick over and over and I've tried to read more and just not got into them at all. I do like true life ghost stories and have a couple of compilations I've picked up at car boot sales.
I read a little horror. The books I've liked most tend to be Young Adult books: the Forbidden Game trilogy by L.J. Smith (Didn't really care for Nightworld, though. Found it unoriginal and dull.), and the Everworld series by K.A. Applegate are the best. The Green Mile and Delores Claiborne by Stephen King, Hannibal by Thomas Harris, The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule (I liked True Crime for a long time.) are also decent and I still occasionally read a horror book here and there.
I used to really love horror as a kid; read Goosebumps religiously and moved up to Point Horror and Fear Street and the like as I got older and then moved on to True Crime. Now, though it is a genre I read as often as any other, I'd guess; it isn't one I consider a strong favorite.
Well I guess you could say I read a lot of horror since practically the only books I have for my kindle apps are about zombies. I really like Stephen King's short stories but don't care as much for the full length novels. Dean Koontz also writes a lot of horror and he's one of my favorites.
I would suggest Life Among the Dead by Daniel Cotton for horror, and the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews for Paranormal. The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton is really good so far as well, which is paranormal romance. As far as ghost stories go, I remember reading the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series as a kid and really loving them. Haven't read them in a while though.
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Do you usually like horror, ghost stories/books, paranormal fiction? - Yes, if done right. Prefer the movies though.
Any favourite authors in this genre? Dean Koontz
Any recommended books or stories in this genre? Well if you're going for gore-horror and disturbing imagery - Richard Laymon. For off-kilter stuff that keeps you wondering what's coming next - Dean Koontz