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Scary Modsters ...and Creepy Freaks

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A fantastical romance involving a girl, the music that fuels her, and her Ouija board.

Rosalyn possesses a sunny personality that is laced with quirks. Although she seeks acceptance in a world where she lives out of time, what she gets is ridiculed for her eclectic wardrobe and unconventional music collection.

One fateful night, Rosalyn bewitches Nile
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Paperback, 276 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Midnight To Six (first published March 24th 2014)
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Christy
Mar 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 ModStars!
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This isn’t a book I would normally pick up based on the synopsis. I wanted to read it for one reason, and one reason alone. Because I’ve loved all the authors previous books. I’m very happy I gave this book a go! It was an enjoyable and original read and the writing was wonderful!

We meet Rosalyn, who is a girl who was born in the wrong er
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Karl Wiggins
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It’s been suggested that Chavs are the offspring of previous working-class youth subcultures such as Skinheads and in turn Mods, but this book has nothing to do with Chavs. Here we’re talking Mods, the working-class, scooter-riding precursor to the Skinhead. The Mod subculture, which had its roots in the economically depressed areas of South, East and West London, favoured the ‘Rude Boy’ look, and Mods found themselves enticed by vibrant Caribbean ska, bluebeat and reggae because it was a covert ...more
Miranda Whore
Mar 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review for Scary Modsters by Diane Rinella

So not many of my whores know that I have tastes that go beyond smuttastic erotica. I actually love quirky, fun books that don’t have much if any smut to them.

(Pause for gasps from those of you suffering from shock and awe.)

Scary Modsters by Diane Rinella is one of those non-smutty books that was not only amazing, but fan-fucking-tastic! When I read the book I completely lost myself into the lives of Rosalyn, Niles, an
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SiKReviews
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it

Ok, I have to admit that the beginning of this book was a little confusing to me. Then again many books that change time back and forth confuse to me. But, I kept with it. About half way through the book, past and present merge and I was able to really enjoy the book. Not that I didn't enjoy it before hand, remember the whole flash back thing is my issue, not the story's issue.

That being said......I really liked the story of Peter, Jane, Niles, and Rosalyn. Fate is an interesting thing. Soul ma
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Up All Night Book Addict
What to say about this story... It is different than anything I have ever read. A little bit paranormal, a little bit hippy, a little bit groovy, a little bit suspenseful, a little bit romantic.... I think you are starting to get my drift.

The idea of reincarnation and ghosts mixed in with present time is pretty neat. Diane Rinella did a wonderful job giving you the info on the past as you needed to know it and tie it in to the present. The paranormal aspects that are thrown in aren't
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Darla
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful Story

Diane has done it again. What an amazing story. In Scary Modsters and Creepy Freaks, you meet Peter a 60's up and coming rock star, and his wife and makeup artist Jane. When Peter realized he and his band are not getting the money they earned , he looks into it. Only to end up killed. Present day We meet Rosalyn a woman who loves the 60's. When she finds a record from the late Peter she buys it. Only she finds herself face to ghost with Peter. (yes Peter is a ghost who is out
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A.R. Von
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I didn't know what to expect from Scary Modsters. Having read all of Diane Rinella's other work, I know I enjoy her writing and story telling skills. So of course I had to give this one a whirl. What I got was a very different, touching, fun, spooky, mysterious and romantic read that I know many fans of the genre will enjoy :)
Secrets are something many bear, they can be a very heavy weight on the hearts and souls of those that carry them. Rosalyn is no different. She lives, goes through th
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Autumn
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2014
A fabulously unconventional and poignant love story!

"Use your intelligence and passion like a magic wand. Change the world."

Full review on Agents of Romance -

http://www.agentsofromance.com/1/post...


Jessica (Stuck in Books)
I originally fell in love with Diane Rinella's writing with her Forbidden Flower books. She writes in such an open, beautiful way, and it's always a great experience to read. While this particular story was less of a hit on my feels, it was still a book I very much enjoyed. Scary Modsters was fun, cool, and so incredibly different.

The characters were all kinds of awesome. I love Rosalyn's name, and her character grew on me throughout the story. At first, I was sort of skeptical of he
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Jennifer Theriot
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
IT'S SCARY WHAT EMOTIONS THESE MODSTERS CAN STIR UP!

What do a Ouji Board, vintage clothing, sixties music, a deceased rock star, London and the USA present day have in common?
Let me start by introducing you to some of the most original and endearing characters I've met within the pages of this incredible read!
Rosalyn - A beautiful, quirky 60's fashion savvy young woman who has an insatiable addiction to music from the sixties. She is complex but you'll learn why she can't
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Karen Lee
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rosalyn was born 30 years too late. She is a 60’s child at heart, with her loving outgoing personality and her eclectic choices in vintage clothes. She eats and breathes everything having to do with the 60’s. She still listens to vinyl and loves all the bands that emerged during that decade. Browsing through the racks of records at a music store, she stumbles across an autographed album by Peter Lane an up and coming musician who died tragically way too young.
While listening to the beautif
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Crystal
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’m not a huge music buff so I had a hard time getting into this story because I kept stopping to look up songs. Once I got over that little hiccough I really got into the story. The plot is interesting and I’ve never read a book like it before.
Rosalyn is a quirky girl that seems to be born a few decades after her time. She meets Niles, a man that has as many quirks as she does. She could love him if only there wasn’t something missing. One night while suffering from insomnia she brings ba
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Jami Brumfield
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story that had me turning the pages as fast as I could to find out what was going to happen next. I LOVE stories like this. Tortured heroes and heroines who navigate an obstacle course to find love and this one was done beautifully with a unique spin that keeps you enthralled. Not to mention the amazing writing style of Ms. Rinella. She has a way of drawing you into the story and connecting with the characters. The connection between Peter, Niles, and Rosalyn will surprise you. It's a ...more
Simon Wheeler
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of quirky chick lit/romance
An enjoyable book, mainly because it was something different. There's romance, a ghost, music, light comic moments without being a comedy, and more poignant moments, in particular coping with past hurt.

Diane Rinella manages to steer the plot away from being predictably linear with a couple of unexpected literary spanners in the works. She also uses a clever character device to explore whether you can fall in love with someone purely based on what the head says, or if you need that al
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Tia
May 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fave-books
This was the grooviest book I've read in a long time! I loved the way Diane Rinella mixed the 60's with the present in order to tell an awesome story!
Rosalyn is working a dead end job unappreciated as a payroll clerk. She's very hip and loves to dress retro and listen to music from decades past. One day she goes to her fave record store and purchases an album from a very popular 60's rock band, and that's where her life starts changing. Meanwhile she gets bold and gives a guy her number but is
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Virginia Weaver
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unique and interesting story.

Unique and interesting story.

I got this book for free during an author giveaway and I am so glad I did. This book is different than the ones I normally read. I was really intrigued by the story line and decided to check it out. The story of Roselyn, Niles, and Peter was so unique and I loved the suspense the pages held. Overall this was great and I recommend giving it a try.
Rebecca
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5+Stars


Absolutely loved it!

Start with a fabulous cast of characters..Peter, the back from the dead rock star, Rosalyn, the girl who just seems to have been born in the wrong decade, and Niles her want to be boyfriend, who is just a little 'off'..add that to a wildly entertaining story about love, fate,and soulmates..and you have Scary Modsters and Creepy Freaks..

Definitely one I will be reading again!!
Brian
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In Diane Rinella's new book, we meet a whole new cast of characters, including a lady who's always felt she she was born in the wrong era, the handsome lawyer she's falling in love with... and the ghost of the 1960s pop star she's ALREADY fallen in love with!

The book is filled with fun musical references and sly hooks into real rock history, and Diane even provides a playlist at the back of the book to go along with the story as a soundtrack.

Highly recommended!
Jennifer Collin
Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was such a pleasant surprise for me - my first Diane Rinella. It's the story of two misfits who find their place in the world when they find each other. But the course of true love never runs smoothly and Diane Rinella is a master at keeping you guessing, right to the end. Scary Modsters is unique, intriguing and just beautiful.
Eye Candy Bookstore
May 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I absolutely loved this book. It was different from what in usually read but I'm so glad I gave it a try. I loved Rosalyn's quirky sense of style and love of music. Niles is her perfect match. Just really enjoyed the whole story line and how it played out. Diane Rinella is definitely an author I will be looking for more of.

~Reviewed by Tara Greseth
Marcia Fearing
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
what a fun and exciting book, it goes to your soul if you love music and the actual art to it. the characters suck you in and make you want more. I have to say this is one book that has a little bit of everything and Diane really nailed it beautiful.
Kim
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Scary Monsters and Creepy Freaks is such a different kind of story (in a good way). Roselyn is a quirky, 60’s obsessed, music loving, and free living woman living in modern times. One day, she buys a signed record at a record store and things begin to change for her. She meets Niles and they find that they have similar taste in music and 60’s trivia. He is smitten, but there are a lot of twists and turns within the story that makes this anything but your typical romance story.

Peter w
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Melanie S
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
*NOTICE: I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery. This is my independent, voluntary, and honest review.* Scary Modsters is the strangest ghost story I've ever read. It's also the strangest crime and revenge story I've ever read. It is one of the oddest romances I've ever read. And it is absolutely fantastic. The sad tale of 1960's rocker Peter Lane and his wife Jane, who were both murdered, is interwoven with the modern story of Rox, misfit '60s music fangirl, and her guy Niles, an o ...more
Michele Gwynn
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone age 15 and up
Where do I begin? I didn't quite know what to expect when I sat down to read this book. The fun and funky cover seemed fun, but the story beneath it grabbed my heart and pulled me into two different eras. In the sixties, I fell in love with Peter Lane whose passion for music and love of life were slowly stepped on and nearly snuffed out by a very evil music producer. Thank goodness for Jane! Peter's love for Jane saved him, quite literally, from losing himself, even beyond the veil. In present d ...more
Rebecca
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Scary Modsters is such a unique and enjoyable read--what a concept! When Rosalyn meets Niles, they find they share an uncommon love for and knowledge of 1960's music and fashion. They know the same obscure songs and recording artists, and as they connect on a deeper level, they each feel they have finally, finally met someone who could be the person to help them overcome their self-perceived inadequacies. Enter the ghost of dead 60's rocker Peter Lane, who compels each of them to see who they re ...more
Jayne Hyatt
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How much do I love this book? Let me count the ways.

This is such a great read. Along with an original storyline, it has terrific characters that Diane Rinella has skillfully brought to life ... even those who aren't exactly made out of flesh and blood. I have to admit that I didn't get all the musical references, but the ones I did often brought a smile to my face. For instance, the mention of Marc Bolan's "head on her chest," not only made me grin due to the wonderful visual it prov
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Arlene Mullen
Aug 04, 2014 rated it liked it
The story starts with Peter's death and Rosalyn finding a rare album at a music store. It goes back and and forth between what is going on with Rosalyn and Peter's life in 1966. Rosalyn meets Nile's at a bar and they hit it off. They both hit it off because they feel they are awkward in their time. Then she starts to see and talk to him on her Ouija board.
It was a good book. It was funny at parts and was a quick read. It jumped around a lot so sometimes I didnt know how much time passed be
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Laura
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Unlike any book you have read before, but one you must add to the top of your TBR pile.

If you enjoy music and hearing about what happens off the stage;
If you have an appreciation for things vintage, clothing and furnishings, old movies and rock and roll; If you have ever had a best friend or believe in soul mates, this book is for you.

What do you think happens if your life is cut short and your spirit still feels you have something to accomplish? Diane Rinella has a
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Mallory
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Ashley Hedden
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Scary Modsters was a great book by a wonderful author. I loved how this book was different from many other books but it pulls you in. I loved reading everything about Peter and Jane's past. It was also equally amazing to read about Rosalyn and Niles relationship. This book was such a page turner and I couldn't put it down. There were such plot twists that keep you reading more and more. I loved this book and think this is a book that everyone needs to read. I loved the musical aspects of the sho ...more
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