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SCAREFEST Giveaway: Ghost in Trouble: A Mystery (Bailey Ruth) by Carolyn Hart

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SCAREFEST Review: Ghost in Trouble: A Mystery (Bailey Ruth) by Carolyn Hart

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When Bailey Ruth Raeburn passed over into the great beyond, she was delighted to discover her sleuthing days would last an eternity. Joining Heaven's Department of Good Intentions, she uses her unique advantages as a ghost—sometimes you see her, sometimes you don't—to help those in need and ensure the wicked get their just deserts. 

However, on this latest mission, Bailey Ruth finds it more difficult than ever to keep up with her boss Wiggins's rules for good spirit deportment. Not only is the woman she is supposed to save determined to thwart Bailey Ruth's good intentions at every turn, she just so happens to be one of Bailey Ruth's oldest enemies. Not that that should matter to one of Heaven's best and brightest emissaries, but still, there is only so much a person can put up with—living or dead. 

But solving Bailey Ruth's toughest case yet means managing a recalcitrant charge, a fraudulent medium, a mother's heartbreak, old passions and …

SCAREFEST Review: A Cast-Off Coven: A Witchcraft Mystery by Juliet Blackwell

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Lily Ivory is not your average witch. She runs a vintage clothing store called Aunt Cora's Closet and has the magical ability to sense vibrations of the past from clothing and jewelry. When students are spooked at the San Francisco School for the Arts, Lily is called in to search for paranormal activity. She finds a dead body and a closet full of old clothes with some very bad vibes.
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I liked this book as much as I liked Secondhand Spirits.  This series has to be one of my favorites of all time.  Lily is such a fun main character and it's really easy to relate to her.  I give this book five stars too!

A Cast-Off Coven: A Witchcraft Mystery by Juliet Blackwell Witchcraft Mystery Series #2 Penguin Group (USA) 9780451230492 336 pages  $6.99 US
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SCAREFEST Review: Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery by Juliet Blackwell

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Love the vintage- not the ghosts

Lily Ivory feels that she can finally fit in somewhere and conceal her "witchiness" in San Francisco. It's there that she opens her vintage clothing shop, outfitting customers both spiritually and stylistically.

Just when things seem normal, a client is murdered and children start disappearing from the Bay Area. Lily has a good idea that some bad phantoms are behind it. Can she keep her identity secret, or will her witchy ways be forced out of the closet as she attempts to stop the phantom? 
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Secondhand Spirits is a fun murder-mystery that captures a readers attention instantly.  Juliet's writing technique is addictive and her ability to tell an entertaining tale is amazing.  I had a lot of fun befriending Lily and helping her solve the mysterious disappearances.  Five stars!

Secondhand Spirits: A Witchcraft Mystery by Juliet Blackwell Witchcraft Mystery Series #1 Penguin Group (USA) 9780451227454 July 7, 2009…

SCAREFEST Giveaway: Velocity by Alan Jacobson

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SCAREFEST Review: Velocity by Alan Jacobson

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Velocity, the third novel featuring FBI Profiler Karen Vail, is a high octane thriller that Michael Connelly describes as "Relentless as a bullet" from  the first page. In keeping with Alan Jacobson's page-turning style, Velocity is a memorable work with rich, believable characters and an intricately plotted story that's well-researched and fitting for today's times. It's more than a novel. It's a mind-bending emotional roller coaster adventure.
Renowned FBI profiler Karen Vail returns in Velocity, national bestselling author Alan Jacobson’s most explosive thriller to date. Detective Robby Hernandez, Vail’s boyfriend, has vanished into the dense air of a Napa Valley evening. There are no clues to his whereabouts, other than a blood stain and tenuous connections to a vicious serial killer operating in the wine country.
As the task force struggles with Robby’s disappearance, the killer challenges Vail by boldly …

SCAREFEST Giveaway: Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker & Ian Holt

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SCAREFEST Review: Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker & Ian Holt

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At last--the sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendant and a Dracula historian

Bram Stoker's Dracula is the prototypical horror novel, an inspiration for the world's seemingly limitless fascination with vampires. Though many have tried to replicate Stoker's horror classic- in books, television shows, and movies-only the 1931 Bela Lugosi film bore the Stoker family's support. Until now.
Dracula The Un-Dead is a bone-chilling sequel based on Bram Stoker's own handwritten notes for characters and plot threads excised from the original edition. Dracula The Un-Dead begins in 1912, twenty-five years after Dracula "crumbled into dust." Van Helsing's protégé, Dr. Jack Seward, is now a disgraced morphine addict obsessed with stamping out evil across Europe. Meanwhile, an unknowing Quincey Harker, the grown son of Jonathan and Mina, leaves law school for the London stage, only to stumble upon the troubled p…

SCAREFEST Review: In the Belly of Jonah: A Liv Bergen Mystery by Sandra Brannan

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In the Belly of Jonah is a fast-paced mystery with a likable protagonist and an intricately woven narrative brimming with bizarre yet believable twists. The first in a series, the book expertly lays the groundwork for Liv Bergen, amateur sleuth, and her love interest, FBI Agent Streeter Pierce. 

Liv becomes involved in the investigation of the murder of Jill Brannigan, a summer intern at the limestone mine Liv manages near Fort Collins, Colorado (a breathtaking setting that unwittingly becomes an accessory to crime). In doing so, she inadvertently puts her friends, her family, and herself at risk of being swallowed in the belly of a madman bloated with perverse appetites for women, surrealistic art, and renown. 

Perhaps a bit too daring (and at times irreverent) for her own good, ''Boots,'' as Liv's eight siblings call her, soon realizes she has a knack for outsmarting and tracking down the Venus de Milo murderer--and she enjoys it! As the gripping plot…

SCAREFEST Giveaway: Morganville Vampires Volume 1 & 2

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Morganville is a small college town in the heart of Texas-not a place that exactly screams "hotbed of creatures of the night". But college freshman Claire Danvers is about to discover why, in Morganville, you should never, ever stay out after dark... 

Glass Houses
College freshman Claire Danvers moves off campus and into an old house in the small town of Morganville. Her new roommates have her back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood... 

The Dead Girls' Dance
Claire may have a great roommate and a new boyfriend, but when she's invited to the Dead Girls' Dance all hell breaks loose-literally. Because this time, the living and the dead are ready to tear up the night...
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Midnight Alley
Claire Danvers has pledged herself to Amelie, the most powerful vampire in town. But her protection doesn't offer much comfort when people start turning up dead and an ancient bloodsucker extends a chilling in…

SCAREFEST Review: Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9) by Rachel Caine

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Get ready for "non-stop vampire action" (Darque Reviews) in the latest Morganville Vampire novel from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine.

While developing a new system to maintain Morganville's defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she's able to re-establish the field around this vampire-infested Texas college town that protects it from outsiders.

But the new upgrades have an unexpected consequence: people inside the town begin to slowly forget who they are-even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment- before she forgets how to save Morganville...
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I've been a fan of Rachel's for a while and her books just keep getting better and better.  Ghost Town is full of suspense and the drama vampire-lovers crave.  If you haven't read one of…

Giveaway: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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The Literary Life: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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What frightens you? What makes your heart race? Which books have kept you up at night?

In this episode of The Literary Life, we'll investigate fright: that disturbing feeling that can spring from the most unlikely of places—even the pages of books.

Sarah Waters joins us to discuss her newest book, The Little Stranger, a gothic novel and finalist for the Man Booker Prize that critics have compared to Henry James and Edgar Allen Poe. Koren Zailckas, author of Smashed and Fury joins us to rant about what not to do when reading your own audiobook in our latest installation of The Writer's Rant. Rich Hasselberger explains why designing a book jacket for a thriller is different than for a paranormal romance. We'll also hear from Kristin Hersh, founder of the band Throwing Muses, whose memoir, Rat Girl, tells the harrowing story of being a young indie rock musician at the birth of the alternative music movement in the 1980s.



Fright - The Literary Life - Penguin Group (USA)

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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Giveaway: The Amazing Monarch by Windle Turley

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Giveaway: Ecstasy in Darkness by Gena Showalter

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