I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
I held back during the Carina Press sale, so I didn't end up buying as much as I could have. Although, when I applied the coupon code and saw the total price of the few I did buy, I did have a twinge of "maybe I should buy the second books of series, even if I haven't read the first yet." Carina's prices are already cheap, and 55% off made them ridiculously so.
I bought all three of these because I really liked The Hollow House, the book the author wrote as Janis Patterson. Reviews indicated that these stories weren't always very scary, which I don't really mind - I'm more than happy with just creepy, so we'll see if these deliver.
Carina had one other book by Janis Patterson, Beaded to Death, which I opted not to get. The sample wasn't exactly bad, but it seemed incredibly bland.
Grounds to Kill - Wendy Roberts - I'm iffy about the premise (mysteries with paranormal aspects aren't usually my thing), but the sample appealed to me.
Game - Barry Lyga - I enjoyed I Hunt Killers, so when I saw this in the bargain bin, I snatched it up.