Have you been thinking about signing up for Kindle Unlimited, but $9.99 a month seems kinda pricey? It’s true that you can only “check out” 10 books at a time. That’s probably plenty for the average reader, but you have to count on a few Did Not Finish’ers. You can return books and exchange them for others any time. I signed up for the 30 day free trial and went on a hunt for good speculative fiction. So far I’ve found some pretty great stuff, but the trick is to go after what you really want (I used my goodreads list), instead of relying on Amazon’s genre lists to spoonfeed you. They don’t seem to be doing a good job of curating these lists at all. Example – even though there’s a paranormal/urban fantasy list, there’s nothing for horror or supernatural. And the sci fi list seems to rely on Wool and Fluency.
So, here’s what I’ve found so far. If I stay signed on, I’ll update this monthly with whatever I find. Either way, the book prices are on the low side even if you don’t do Kindle Unlimited.
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One of the best vampire series out there kicks off with this book.
Phil Rickman (aka Will Kingdom) is a Welsh author who writes extremely good supernatural mysteries with wonderful characters.
Laird Barron is one of the spookiest dudes writing horror fiction today.
More people need to read Melissa Scott.
Tentacles on the cover! Feel the Lovecraft.