Back in 2000, I worked at a summer camp, and I lived at the camp from early June until late August. The camp observed the Jewish sabbath, which meant that from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday, no electricity would be used – and since I worked in the office, I didn't do much of anything during that time. So I read.
Around that time, a friend introduced me to the Anita Blake series, and I started reading Guilty Pleasures one Friday night as the sun went down. Someone had left a single porch light on, so I moved over into the light and kept reading. It was pitch dark, I was in a pine forest, and I was reading a book that scared the absolute crap out of me. I didn't want to stop reading, but I was also creeped out to the extreme. I went to bed terrified, and got up as soon as the sun was up so I could keep reading.
Long before Anita Blake became the “glistening orifice” (TM Kaite) these books scared me witless, even as I couldn't stop reading. So today only, the first book in the series is on sale digitally for $2.99. If you've never read the series, the early books are kind of amazing, though I'm not sure where you should stop in the series, if you want to get out before the glistening begins. Maybe book 5? Either way: $2.99 is a one-day only price, so grab it while you can!