Thursday, October 18, 2012

Day 18 of our 31 Days of Spooky!

Love doesn't always die with the body.  Sometimes it lingers as in KJ Dahlen's novel about the secrets of the Bradbury Inn.

The town is filled with rumors claiming Bradbury Inn is haunted. The spirits of Claire and Matilda Bradbury and George Walker have haunted the inn since a fire destroyed it eighty years ago.

Jillian Levy has come to Bradbury Inn to discover the truth behind the hauntings. Shortly after she arrives the only other person who was at the Inn all those years ago returns.

Mathew Nixen has returned to find his true love, Matilda. He believes the only way to break the inn's curse and set his love's spirit free is to find her body.

Together they search for answers, but will it be too late? They must get Jillian out of the inn before Death comes to take the souls he was denied so long ago.

Can they save her in time?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day 17 of our 31 Days of Spooky!

Author Krissy Williams explores the dark, and sometimes ghostly secrets of small town life in Breath.

Shortly after her grandmother's passing, Sirabelle is notified that she is the beneficiary of her family's rambling old house. There's just one catch -- it's located in the sleepy little town of Tulip, Georgia. she decides that a trip to her family's hometown is just the distraction she needs. Sirabelle takes a leave of absence from her hectic job and packs her bags. Soon after she arrives, she begins receiving unusual and cryptic messages from beyond. She finds she must discover the answers to a myriad of questions. Who is reaching out to her from beyond the grave? Why do they need her help, and what is the mystery surrounding the town's old historical church? In Tulip, all is not what it seems and "don't ask, don't tell" appears to be the rule of order. But that won't suffice for Sirabelle. She vows to get honest answers and figure out how she and her family are involved. When she unravels the evil and horrible truth, she and the town of Tulip will never be the same again.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Day 16 of our 31 Days of Spooky!

Of course, sometimes the dead just won't let us move on - as in Sabrina Conrad's Black Rose.

Unaware of her family legacy, Sarah Griffith inherited a family estate in Savannah, Georgia. From the moment she arrived at Magnolia Estate, Sarah felt a connection to the historic family home. Bearing a strong resemblance to the painting of Elizabeth Griffith, the former mistress of Magnolia Estate, she knew, for the first time in her life, she belonged.

But strange ghostly occurrences and threats on her life force Sarah to realize that the home harbors darker secrets. She embarks on a mission to solve the mysteries and learn the meaning behind the rose. Only when her faith is shattered can she learn the truth.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Day 15 of our 31 Days of Spooky!

Horror and fear of what waits beyond this life is both a grim comfort and a rich vein of literary gold.

Why not check out The Ghost Garden by Martina Mercer?

Tinsey James believes in all things supernatural. When her father dies unexpectedly, she isn't surprised when his ghost shows up, but she still has no idea how to cope with the pain. With her family in shock, Tinsey feels it's up to her to fill the void he's left. Her mother is vulnerable, her brother unreliable, and her own son, Mickey, won't quit calling for his grandfather. As advertisers and bullying customers begin circling her bookshop, Tinsey must cling to other-worldly encounters with her father in their meeting place, the Ghost Garden, and trust his advice will get her through. Warnings don't prepare her for a sudden life altering interruption to her fragile world. It will take divine intervention and a boxing club, for Tinsey to learn how to apply everything her father has taught her and develop a courageous determination she never knew she had. In one life changing moment, can Tinsey conquer every fear she's ever faced and fight to hold her family together while letting her father go?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Day 14 of our 31 Days of Spooky!

Ever wonder what it would be like to suddenly become human? Or to try and save someone from a hit list? Learn how this cat does both in

When Mallory opens the cage at the animal rescue center I trot out, right into her heart. She names me Thomas, a natural enough moniker for a male cat. It is a pampered life until I enter the surreal world of “feline noir” which twists my fondest dream into my worst nightmare after switching bodies with my mistress’ boyfriend, Tom A. Katt.

My fondest dream? To have human interaction with Mallory, not limited to purring and mewing.

My worst nightmare? Mallory is now on the hit list of a killer…

The dilemma: To save her by learning to successfully masquerade as a human. My knowledge of the human world is limited to television, movies, and the books Mallory reads to me on rainy New Orleans afternoons. And, how do you use those pesky opposable digits, anyway?

The horns of the dilemma: There’s always a chance we’ll switch back, leaving Mallory in deadly peril.

Day 13 of our 31 Days of Spooky

Day 13 of our 31 days of Spooky takes us into the troubled life of Alex. Haunted by his past, and troubled by the tortures of today, meet a young man who truly feels your pain. This book will take your breath away!

Alex is twenty and confused. He always is. The world presses on him with its horrors and pain, with scintillating auras that pierce his eyes and drive the migraines deeper. He hears the cries of children, the screaming women. He sees the brutal images of the tortured victims. He feels out of control and his mind slips...
Severely abused as a child, he is left with horrible scars on his body and even worse scars within his mind. Even though it puts him in danger, he’s compelled to help those who call to him. He’s driven, motivated by his visions to rescue them and uncover the killer. When he can, he helps the police; yet some detectives suspect he’s the cause of the problem, not the solution. Often, Alex finds himself alone and afraid in a world he doesn’t always comprehend.

Friday, October 12, 2012

I don't remember telling ghost stories around the campfire, but I do remember reading them late at night with my blankets pulled over my head, flashlight in hand. The scariest was about the babysitter getting calls from somewhere inside the house. Of course, this was back when most people had land lines and cellphones were non-existent! 

What was your favorite story? scariest story?