Lowly come to the realization that it s not jerk coworkers creating havoc but a cursed object While this book is light on the scares there are some creepy elements to it especially if you don t care for dolls and that is all I m going to say The thing about SECRET SANTA that worked the best for me was that it is a love letter to 80s Horror paperback fiction with a cheesy cover over the top violence and a nutty magical system that over the top violence and a nutty magical system that Feels Like It feels like it indeed of the era in which the story takes place It s super meta and it s super fun I would suggest that you not go into SECRET SANTA expecting something truly scary It s a bit horror light But it s a charming Christmas creep tale that will probably entertain you this coming holiday season There s a lot of big hair in this book This review can also be
Found On My Blog The Tattooed Book Geek Meyer Is on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek Meyer is genre fiction editor who is let go from her job as an editor at the horror publishing house Broken Angel when they are bought out by a larger publishing company Lussi has been turned down by every other publishing house to which she has applied for a job before she finally lands an interview at the renowned Literary fiction publishing house Blackwood Patterson Blackwood Patterson wasn t a publishing house that Lussi had ever remotely considered working for but she has no other option and the interview is her last chance the last roll of the dice if she is to stay in the publishing industry If she fails to get the job then with no savings left and rent to pay it will be back to waiting on tables for LussiBlackwood Patterson is a distinguished publishing house with a long and storied history They have a very elitist view they don t care about Lussi s track record of editing Andrew Shaffer s Secret Santa is positively riddled with the type of dark humor I ve come to expect from irk Books This was a fast and hilarious read that perhaps I enjoyed than most because I work in publishing and now I want to buy a copy for all of my colleagues No doubt the 1980s witnessed a surge of readers hungry for horror fiction In this dizzying world full of Stephen King wannabes we meet ambitious genre editor Lussi Meyer Recently out of work Lussi prepares for an interview with the prestigious publishing house Blackwood Publishing She is I was so excited to read this I love books set in the publishing world I love trash horror and I love short novels Perfect Unfortunately I didn t find this scary or horrific at all it s clear that the author sually writes crime novels as this felt a lot like a crime novel with some schlocky horror elements specifically Nazi devil doll tacked on And I LIKE schlocky horror but I think Rm mandate Lussi must find the next horror superstar to compete with Stephen King Anne Rice and Peter Straub It’s the ’80s after all and horror is the hottest genreBut as soon as she arrives Lussi finds herself the target of her co workers' mean spirited pranks The hazing reaches its peak during the company’s annual Secret Santa gift exchange when Lussi receives a demonic looking object that she recogn. For fans of 80 s campy horror films and novels Andrew Shaffer s Secret Santa should be your holiday read This light hearted but frightful novel will be a great binge read while your family binge drinks around the yule log This was such a fun book to read It gave me all the 80s vibes Please note that before you start reading this book ensure that you take it with a pinch of salt It is very far fetched as you would expect in this genre It is pretty much a homage to the 80 s horror boom with some added wit I found it so refreshing to read a Christmas book as niue
As This Instead Of Your this instead of your romcom type stories It is a character driven narrative and is a very Grey (Fifty Shades, uick read at just over 200 pages long and I did feel that it was enough for this story It concluded brilliantly which is something lately I have been missing in books All you horror fans who desperately want a tongue in cheek Christmas holiday read that will appeal to you then this is the book for you Even if you are not a horror fan but would like something a bit different to read during the festive season try this book It is very retro and nostalgic with an eerie atmosphere Thank you toirk Books and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this novelIt s a little early for Christmas stuff but I really wanted to read SECRET SANTA by Andrew Shaffer and couldn t wait any longer I was very lucky that irk Books sent me an invite to read and review this Christmas tale of terror and since
i m definitelym definitely type that switches from Halloween to Christmas once it s midnight on November 1 this felt like a fun combination of my favorite three months of the yearIn 1980s New York Lussi is desperate to get a job back in publishing Her previous job went nder and when she goes for an interview at the prestigious Blackwood Patterson she knows it s a long shot since her specialty is horror But after a strange turn of events she finds herself a senior editor and an official assignment find the next Stephen King Lussi tries to fit in and even finds a Secret Santa gift waiting for her We Love You, Charlie Freeman under the company tree But then the pranks start And escalate And soon people start dying Lussi starts to wonder if her gift a strange creepy object may have something to do with it And as she digs deeper she starts to realize that she and her salvation may be in danger as wellAndrew Shaffer brings his tongue in cheek satire to the 80s horror publishing world and boy does it work While SECRET SANTA wasn t a particularly scary novel I didn t really bank on it being as such I went in looking for 80s nostalgia with a little bit of schlock horror and Shaffer delivered While Lussi is a fun protagonist and I liked seeing her The Office meets Stephen King dressedp in holiday tinsel in this fun festive and frightening horror comedy set during the horror publishing boom of the ’80s by New York Times best selling satirist Andrew ShafferOut of work for months Lussi Meyer is desperate to work anywhere in publishing Prestigious Blackwood Patterson isn’t the perfect fit but a bizarre set of circumstances leads to her hire and a fi.
Free download ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Andrew ShafferF you re going to se it then it has to be a central part of the story and it has to be actually scaryI hope that this is part of a series like the Hammer Horror novellas and there will be by different authors I love the setting of the 1980s horror novel boom and I love the format I just want my horror fiction to be actually scary Note I received this book through Netgalley so special thanks both to Netgalley and to irk BooksMy full review is special thanks both to Netgalley and to irk BooksMy full review is s the newest hire at Blackwood a mysterious and half defunct publishing house that she s tasked with saving within the first month of getting hired Blackwood is a creepy place in a bad neighborhood Lights regularly flicker iron bars cover every window and Lussi s coworkers are well strange Then a mysterious secret Santa gifts Lussi a creepy Perchta doll and the bodies start dropping This is a gloriously done classic horror comedy perfect for fans of The Southern Book Club s Guide to Slaying Vampires or for fully grown Goosebumps fans looking for something p to speed I can t recommend this enough Thank you for NetGalley and the publisher for an arc in exchange for a reviewI was trashy horror but this nfortunately wasn t scary or horrific at all The book would have been way better if there was horror to thisI did enjoy the pop culture and 70 s 80 s 90 s references and also the jump forward to 2019 with the mention of vampire academy that threw me but also made me laughThis was fine and enjoyable in parts just wish it had horror The Christmas tinged scares of Secret Santa are a fun pulpy thrill that any fan of the 1980s horror boom will enjoy When Lussi Meyer goes in for an interview at the prestigious Blackstone Patterson publishing company she certainly doesn t expect for the
interview to go south so ickly or to end in the death of the head ofto go south so Plants Used by the Indians of Mendocino County, California (1902) uickly or to end in the death of the head of publishing house mid interview Somehow she still talks herself into a job as a Senior Editor in charge of turning the sinking ship around Lussi expected the transition wouldn t go smoothly but she couldn t possibly anticipate just how rocky the new position would prove to be What starts as a likely case of mild hazing soon escalates when people start getting injured then killed Secret Santa is a tongue in cheek homage to the hey day of horror publishing Clearly inspired by many of the greats and freuently referencing them the novel has the familiar feel of the horror novels so many ofs grew Love Show up with but still feels refreshing and new Lussi is a well informed genre savvy character who still manages to be relatable and as fallible as a horror protagonist needs to be This is aick enjoyable read that will make a horror fan s holiday season a bit fun. Izes but doesn't Origin (Robert Langdon, understand Suddenly her coworkers begin falling victim to a series of horrific accidents akin to a George Romero movie and Lussi suspects that her gift is involved With the help of her former author the flamboyant Fabien Nightingale Lussi must track down her anonymous Secret Santa and figure out the true meaning of the cursed object in her possession before it destroys the company and her so.