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Stephanie and I were mulling over great demons in fiction and came up with a list of books worthy of reading twice (if you dare!). We both write about demons, and some influenced us more than others about our own demons we write. And yes, we snuck in a few of ours, but why not? After all, they are books about great demons. Read on!
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatt
The novel was inspired by a 1949 case of demonic possession and exorcism that the author heard about while a student at Georgetown University in 1950.
The book details the demonic possession of eleven-year-old Regan MacNeil, the daughter of a famous actress, and the two priests who attempt to rid her of the demon.
The demon changes Regan’s physical appearance and forces her to become aggressively violent and dangerous.
It’s a scary one if you haven’t read it or watched the movie based on it.
Demon Seed by Dean Koontz
This was my introduction to Dean Koontz.
It was scary.
A computer with human-like qualities of artificial intelligence develops criminal obsessions and takes over the completely automated home of a woman named Susan Harris.
It has an ultimate and horrifying goal.
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
No list about demons is complete without Stephen King.
Besides this one, there are numerous others like The Shining and IT.
Oh heck, most of his stories are demonic!
Anyway, Salem’s Lot was my intro to King and focuses on one of the scariest vampires ever.
For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison
Rachel Morgan manages to stay ahead of trouble even though she is dating one vampire and living with another.
But then a fiendish serial killer stalks the Hollows, and no one living in or around Cincinnati—human, inhuman, or undead—is safe, especially Rachel.
This kicks off one of the great series I've ever read.
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
This creeper follows a man’s journeys inside a supposedly haunted residence with a paranormal researcher and his two assistants.
The entity that lurks inside Hill House isn’t interested in letting its visitors go. Ever. And it will do anything to make them a permanent fixture in the home.
Come Closer by Sara Gran
Amanda is a woman who has everything good — career, marriage, and a stable home.
But when each area of her life becomes erratic and begins to disintegrate, Amanda realizes that something incredibly old and evil may be at work.
The Snow Blood Series and the Moon Blood Series – two 5-book series by Carol McKibben
These are stories of the original vampire (taken from the Vampire Bible) and his progeny as told through the eyes of vampire canines. These short books are inundated with demons of all manner.
The Demon of Reginhart by Penn Scripter
This one has three entities in one!
One favors the physical attributes of an exceptionally large man… quite something… and within him are two more – a mage and a bloodthirsty demon.
He fights to control them and prevent them from destroying each other and him. It answers the question: Can demons fall in love? This one features a lot of creatures too.
So, we advise you pick the most appealing one and curl up for a thrill ride!
HUGE Books are a thing.
When we opened the print proof package for The Demon of Reginhart, it was in an unassuming manila envelope. Then, I (Stephanie) reached in and pulled out the massive 500 page tome.
I knew it would be big and I was so glad we went with the 6X9 size. But it's pretty hefty and to this day, I still look for places where we could have cut or trimmed or shortened and honestly, I'm just not that good of a writer to be able to do that.
But, I'm fairly proud of it and love seeing it on the book shelf.
The Demon of Reginhart Is in Good Company Being a Long Novel
When we were writing our premier novel, we didn’t think about anyone taking a big gulp at reading 487 pages. In fact, in terms of books that are extra long and worth reading, we’re in great company.
Here are a few greats and their page counts:
Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes (976 pp.)
War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy (1,296 pp.)
The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (824 pp.)
In Search of Lost Time, by Marcel Proust (4,215 pp.)
The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien (1,178 pp.)
Shogun, by James Clavell (1,192 pp.)
The Stand, by Stephen King (823/1,152 pp.)
The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett (816 pp.)
All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr (531 pages)
American Gods, by Neil Gaiman (635 pages)
Winter’s Tale, by Mark Helprin (748 pages)
Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry (864 pages)
The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt (784 pages)
Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon (640 pages)
All great books. All super long. All super worth it, including The Demon of Reginhart, of course!
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Until next time...
Penn Scripter is the nom de plume for the writing team of S.N. and Carol McKibben. This mother-daughter combo writes unexpected paranormal romance. Separately, they each have a healthy list of novels.
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