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Attic Letters #4

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Hi Dears,
Sarah's adventures in the old house continue.You can read Scene 1 to 3 HERE!





Attic Letters #4
Over the next couple of days, Sarah fell into a routine. She worked on cleaning the old house up during the day and at night she huddled under blankets in the far bedroom waiting for the piercing cries to stop at midnight. Today was Tueday and it was time to trim the roses. Sarah found an old pruning shears and wornout leather gloves in the falling down garden shack on the corner of the property. She slapped the gloves against her jean clad legs, releasing dust and mold into the air. A small spider scuttled out and fell to the ground. Sarah jumped to the side and shrieked until it disappeared into the tall grass. 
Placing a hand on her racing heart, she muttered to herself, "I really should get used to the spiders. There were tons of them in the master bathroom." Her aunt, evidently, had not lived in the upstairs of house for years. Dirt, cobwebs, and spiders covered every…

Book Review of Lothaire by Kresley Cole

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Good evening Dears,
It's been a cold and dreary week and I am writing this to you as I sit in my cozy living room drinking a bottle of wine. That's right. It started out as a glass, but somethings aren't better the next day.
Kresley Cole is one of my favorite authors for dark paranormal/urban fantasy romance. She isn't really a gothic writer but her books have a dark thrumming undercurrent. Lothaire in particular, more than some of the others I've read.
Lothaire is THE enemy of old. He is the vampire that all the other immortal beings are afraid of. He is impossibly ancient, brutual, and has no problem killing those who might be friends. He is the perfect injured hero. He had a horrible thing hapen to him and it had shaped the rest of his very long life. Along with some unfortunate life choices, he has become mentally unstable as he rushes for a cure that would prevent him from going totally insane. If she made him a human, he would be equally as fascinating as the da…

Attic Letters #3

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Hi Dears,Here is the next installment of Sarah and her adventures in the old house. If you are just joining, you can read SCENE 1 and SCENE 2 to catch up!  Attic Letters #3Sarah slowly flipped through the pages of the journal until she got to the back cover. The book closed with a thud, releasing a small cloud of dust into the air. She sneezed and her eyes watered. She set the book down as she glanced around the attic. Sighing, she replaced the journal back into the chest and gently closed the lid. A sadness filled the air as she thought about her great aunt. Why hadn't she written anything in the journal? What about the dress? Did she get to wear it? 
The light weakened as the sun set causing the bats to stretch their wings as they gave off their high pitched cries. A shudder ran through her as she headed out of the attic.
In the rest of the house, the shadows ran long and dark, throwing the rooms into despair. Her feelings grew ominous as night approached. She grabbed the letter an…

What Happened to August?

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Hi Dears,
Thank you for putting up with my absence this past month. August was a rough month for me, like it was never ending, a bottle of wine every night kind of month. There was just so much negative energy coming at me from all directions: family, friends, people I barely knew, people I didn't know. I couldn't deal with it all and still write on this blog, which is what I should have been doing! I did so much freaking yoga, meditations, feng shui (?), and even read my Bible. But I was still a jittering mass of nerves and anxiety. Have you ever had that? 
And on top of it all my birthday fell right when the negative energy climaxed. I literally spent my birthday evening in bed with a bottle of wine and popcorn, trying not to splash tears into my glass. Attractive, huh?
But I found a solution! I got myself a journal and I wrote and wrote and wrote everything I wanted to say to each person that I'd never would say in real life. You know, because you catch more flies with hon…

Book Review: The Patience of a Dead Man by Michael Clark

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Welcome to the blog tour for chilling novel, The Patience of a Dead Man by Michael Clark. Today we have an excerpt for you, and a chance to win a fantastic giveaway! Read on, if you dare!The Patience of a DeadmanPublication Date: April 15, 2019  Genre: Horror/ Paranormal *Author has described it as more “chilling than gory”.
Book Blurb:  He just spent everything on a house in disrepair, but he didn’t know someone was waiting inside. Tim Russell just put his last dollar on a handyman’s dream; a quaint but dilapidated farmhouse in New Hampshire. Newly single after a messy divorce, his plan is to live in the house as he restores it for resale. To his horror, as soon as the papers are signed and his work starts, ghosts begin to appear. A bone-white little boy. A woman covered in flies. Tim can’t afford to leave and lose it all, so he turns to his real estate agent Holly Burns to help him decide whether he has any shot at solving his haunted problem. Can they solve the mystery before he los…

Book Release Blitz: Paralleled Bond (Altered Helix#3) by Stephanie Hansen

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Happy book birthday to author Stephanie Hansen!Today marks the release of Paralleled Bond, book #3 in her Altered Helix series. To celebrate we're sharing the entire series! Read on for an excerpt from her latest installment, and enter the giveaway at the end for a chance to win a $30 Amazon gift card!

Paralleled Bond (Altered Helix #3)Publication Date: Today!Genre: YA/ Paranormal Mystery/ Novella
When the only option left means losing someone you love, you have no options. How could you, how could you save one person you care about, when doing so would harm another? What if they weren’t even letting you choose but choosing for you? You’d have to intervene without letting them know, right?
To be an Altered Helix and put others in danger is the new reality for Austria. Luckily someone’s there to catch her when she falls, Josh, and fall she does, in love that is. While witnessing her family being put in danger, Austria’s haunted house family grows. Now that Austria has found a way to d…

Book Review: Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

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I'd read Wicked Lovely a long time ago and since I was having a hard time deciding what to read, I looked this one up on my library app. It is a YA novel that is the book of Melissa Marr's series.  Aislinn is just trying to be a normal high school student, except that she can see fey around her. No one else can see them except her grandmother. Everything was fine and dandy until one started following her around. She must figure out what he wants before it is too late, but can she? Or is she just fighting fate?This novel doesn't have a lot gothic themes running through it. Instead, it focuses on the dark side of fairy tales and stories. There is a lot of angst as Aislinn fights what is happening to her, which surprises Keenan the fey following her. He is used to mortal humans falling for him. She is similar to the woman-in-peril that is usually found in the gothic and suspense. Just like a good woman-in-peril, she is able to take care of herself. I enjoy her so much because …