Vampires and Video Games

May 18, 2022 | 2022 Articles, Fantasy & Fangs, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Amy McNulty

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of the first book in the series, and a link to purchase the new one from Amazon.

Book 5 in my A Spooky Games Club Mystery series, Vampires and Video Games, releases this week! The e-book is exclusive to Amazon (free to read with Kindle Unlimited) and the paperback version is available widely, in addition to a large print version.

Luna Lane’s witches, werewolves, and vampires welcome you to the Spooky Games Club—in which even the winners could find themselves six feet under.

A Spooky Games Club Mystery series was my first attempt at writing witchy cozy mystery, a genre that’s been such a blast for me to play around with. I love the cozy, small town atmosphere so many mysteries offer up—the kind of homey place where you wish you could move, if there weren’t so darn many murders there. Add a dash of magic and the paranormal, and I’m off to a fantasy land where the creepy and spooky are sure to offer up a fright—though nothing that’s too scary.

Amy McNulty

My small town of Luna Lane is home to a cursed witch, a trio of pub-owning vampires, a family of café-operating werewolves, a mayor mummy, and a man-eating fashionista spiderwoman, to name a few of its residents. Of course, there are plenty of human neighbors, too, including a visiting professor who catches my amateur sleuth witch’s eye. (Though her gorgeous, hotheaded vampire ex-boyfriend is certainly jealous.) Most popular of all among my readers is Broomie, witch Dahlia’s enchanted broomstick, who’s a cat reborn as a living broomstick on her tenth and final (bonus) life.

If that isn’t enough to get your attention, the theme of the series is games of all kinds. Paranormal and human residents alike create a Games Club in the first book, and in each subsequent adventure, a type of game plays a crucial role in a murder mystery. Books so far have featured board games, escape rooms, playing cards, crosswords, and now video games. Because there’s magic involved, these games aren’t like the ones you’ll find in real life. There’s a certain added element of danger when one’s life is on the line in an escape room, for example—or when zapped into a video game as a pixelized version of yourself!

Though each book features a self-contained mystery, it’s best to start at the beginning, as the recurring characters go through some growth over time. To celebrate the release of Book 5 in the series, I’m offering a signed paperback (standard or large print) copy of the first book, Broomsticks and Board Games, to one lucky U.S. winner! (Details on how to enter below.)

Thanks for having me on the blog again! I hope you’ll consider taking a look at my books.

A Spooky Games Club Mystery Books 1-3 Boxset on Amazon
A Spooky Games Club Mystery Books 1-6 on Amazon

A Spooky Games Club Mystery audiobooks

To enter to win a signed paperback (standard or large print) copy of the first book, Broomsticks and Board Games, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “broomsticks,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen May 28, 2022. U.S. residents only, and you must be 18 or older to enter. If you are entering via email please include you mailing address in case you win, it will be deleted after the contest. You can read our privacy statement here if you like.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section. And join our mystery Facebook group to keep up with everything mystery we post, and have a chance at some extra giveaways. Also listen to our new mystery podcast where mystery short stories and first chapters are read by actors! They are also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and Spotify. A new episode just went up.

You can use this link to purchase the book. If you have ad blocker on you may not see the Amazon link. You can also click here to purchase the book.

Amy McNulty is an editor and author of books that run the gamut from YA speculative fiction to contemporary romance. A lifelong fiction fanatic, she fangirls over books, anime, manga, comics, movies, games, and TV shows from her home state of Wisconsin. When not editing her clients’ novels, she’s busy fulfilling her dream by crafting fantastical worlds of her own.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.


  1. Sounds like a fun read. So different
    from what I usually read – need a good
    break. thanks.

  2. Sounds interesting! count me in!

    • Would really like to read. Thanks for the chance.

  3. That’s really unique! I love games of all kinds and this sounds like a series I definitely need to check out.

  4. We have a winner!


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