Wow! This book was fantastic! With strong characters, superb plot building, and creepy moments, this was a wild and five-star filled ride!
Mallory has been clean for 18 months and has just gotten her first job outside of rehab. With an on-site cottage for her to live in on her own, this babysitting gig seems pretty great! There are some downsides though, Mallory’s little charge, Teddy, he is such a sweet kid, but he draws the creepiest pictures. Mallory quickly finds that these creepy drawings may have a more sinister origin than Teddy’s parents know…
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I just loved this story. It’s a wonderful mix of romance, grief, ghosts of the past, and ghosts of the present.
Florence is a ghost writer for an extremely popular romance author, and very few people know. When a new editor arrives to meet with Florence, they don’t start off on the best foot. After a terrible meeting, and then a terrible night at the bar, she finds out her father has passed away and heads home. Where she finds a ghost, but it’s not the ghost of her dad…
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Wow! Okay, I was so enraptured by this story. This is a historical fiction, mystery, paranormal mash-up that I couldn’t put down! I loved that it was based on the life and death of a woman, and how the author took the historical information and created this whole fleshed out story!
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Dead Before Dinner is the third book in the Shadow Valley Manor series. I have read the other two books in the series, but I also believe this could be read as a stand-alone.
This was such a fun, interesting story! I loved Maureen, the main character. She’s got a special set of skills as she was an FBI agent, and now she’s a paranormal investigator. Her investigative skills are needed this time in her own retirement home that she owns. There’s been a murder!
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This book was awesome! As a debut author, I am so excited to see what Hamilton will come up with next!
With a spooky, atmospheric vibe, from start to finish, this one had me completely entranced! The story is told through the alternating POVs of two sisters…one alive and one dead. WHAT?? I know right. It’s so good!
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Okay. I started this book on 12/30/20, and I did not finish it before the new year. I DID, however, finish it on 1/1/21. I can, without a doubt, say that this is one of the best books I have read in 2020 and 2021!
Why you should read this book:
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➜ A romance that will make you fall in love more than once throughout the story.
➜ A paranormal aspect that won’t spook you, although it might creep you out when you really think about it.
➜ A story that will grip you from the very start.
Witches and an evil curse? Sign. Me. Up.
I was so excited to finally get the chance to read this book, and I was not disappointed at all! I found it easy to be an easy, quick read because I couldn’t stop reading!
Penny lives on an island off the shore of Sparrow, a town cursed by three sister witches for over 200 years. Each summer the sisters take possession of three girls and spend the summer drowning boys in the water surrounding the town. As society tends to do, people get weirdly obsessed with this tragic event that takes place every summer. One of the new visitors is Bo, a teenager who randomly ended up in the town because it was the end of the bus line. He and Penny meet at the annual drinking-on-the-beach-waiting-for-the-witches-to-arrive party. Penny ends up bringing Bo back to her island to give him a place to sleep. So begins Penny’s summer of trying to protect this boy she’s falling for from being carried out to sea by a witch.
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This is the third book in the Haunting Clarisse series, and I think it can be read as a stand-alone if you haven’t read the others in the series. You will be missing some backstory on the main characters, but if that doesn’t bother you, then you could go ahead and jump into the story here.
This book again has our main characters, Harry and Clarisse working to save the day. Old Tailem has been overrun with demons, and it’s up to these two to stop them. I loved that this was once again, a real ghost-town that the author chose to place the story into. I think it adds some special to the story!
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This was quite the spooky, atmospheric read for October! I’m so happy I picked this one up! Along with the creepy storyline, it’s a quick read, so I felt like we jumped right into the scary stuff, which made it quite a fun read!
Beatrix Greene is the kind of spiritual medium that doesn’t actually believe in ghosts, nor does she actually connect with the other side. Instead, she feels that she can read people well, and provide them with what they want to hear to feel consoled about their loss. When James propositions her to spend one night in Ashbury Manor to decide if there is or is not a ghost, she agrees, knowing that he is setting her up to expose her as a fraud. James though seems to have other motives for the request of her assistance, and as they enter the house, they will soon realize that they have made a terrible mistake.
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I loved, loved, loved this book! This is my first book by Kerri Maniscalco, and now I have to go back and read her other ones!
Twins Emilia and Vittoria are witches, and they have grown up with the knowledge that there are Wicked princes of Hell that threaten their lives. They must always wear their special necklaces that help guard them and continue to use protective magic. Then one night, Vittoria is brutally murdered with her heart ripped out of her chest. Emilia discovers Vittoria and vows vengeance, even if it means using dark magic, something her grandmother has spent her entire life warning the twins about. Her use of dark magic goes a bit wrong when she summons, not a demon to assist her, but one of the very Princes of Hell she has worked to avoid her entire life. The two are immediate enemies, and yet they both seem to want the same thing; to find Vittoria’s murderer.
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Well, I finally managed to read a bit of a disappointing spooky read this month. I wanted to love this book so much, but it just missed the mark.
The story starts with mother (Ruth) and daughter (Jane) traveling across the country to move into Ruth’s childhood home in Maine. Jane hates it there. It’s cold, she misses her dad, who just passed away, and the house is creepy.
I can’t really give you more details than that, or I’ll end up spoiling the story. I felt, though, that the plot was lacking some beefy information that would help to propel it along.
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Another fun, spooky read for October in the books! I highly suggest this one if you enjoy historical fiction and some spooky story lines!
This dual-timeline takes us back to 1928 when the Bonaventure Circus is thriving. Pippa Ripley is the adopted daughter of the circus owner, but wants to know where she came from. She knows she is the daughter of people in the circus, but her parents will not give her more information. There is someone who knows though, “The Watchman” sends her letters telling her little bits of information. She starts to hears stories of a serial killer on the circus route that people are calling “The Watchman”. Is her watchman an innocent person just trying to help her, or is there something more sinister going on?
In present day, the Bonaventure Circus is nothing more than a dilapidated building that used to be the circus’ home. Chandler Faulk’s uncle has her evaluating the property, which he just purchased, to understand if it should be flipped or restored. When spooky things start happening in the building, Chandler starts to question if all these ghost stories are a bit more. Then, she stumbles onto evidence of the serial killer, and she becomes part of the story, rather than an outsider.
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