Thursday, October 30, 2014



The spooks stirred in their hallowed graves
The creatures of memory, nightmare's slaves

But I, in my lonely house did wait
For the coming dawn to the tap tap, of fate.

Hoots and shouts shook through the walls
Goulies, and shadows and death-bird caws

But I did not hear them over the scream
Shaking from my bones and up through my veins.

The door handle rattled, the thump, thump of hands
Their twisting and shaking and guttural demands

I lifted my finger and bit down on the end
Stilling myself, begging for strength, my old friend

The demons burst through the dejected door
Syrupy liquid drizzling from mouth to floor

"Don't look. It can't hurt you. This horror can't last."
Were my last sane thoughts before they started to dance

They leapt and they screamed and they bounced and they tore
Until I could bear the insanity no more.

"Bring me all candy and go to your rooms!"

I squeezed myself, holding my sanity tight 
Praying I'd live through post-Halloween night.

Happy Halloween!


Ready for MORE on SOULLESS (a TOTAL Halloween read):

Brooke at The Cover Contessa shares her review

Cassie at Southeast by Midwest also sounds off her thoughts on SOULLESS

Marcy at Mainewords asks about my first car, where the Maiden of Time trilogy came from, and more

And be sure to enter the 
for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

See the pony trotting off to the rest of the tour? That's because he knows where to find fun, happiness, and CHEESE. You want to find happiness too, don't you? 

Do you write poetry? Like poetry? Have you read any awesome Halloween poems this year?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ghosts Are Real, My Friend

The following is a video of a ghost taken in a Forest in Eastern Europe. This was done using high speed cameras and slowed down for the naked eye. It's only 6 seconds, so pay attention!

I don't know about you, but I laughed my guts out over this of course I had to share. 

Ready to guess the lie and win a book? 

Last week, Miranda Hardy and Jay Noel shared DEATH KNOCKS with us, along with two truths and one lie. Those who guessed the lie correctly were entered into a random drawing for the chance to win an eBook 

The game: 
1. Miranda and Jay scrapped an entire manuscript and started over. 
2. They both exploited their children in the making of this book. 
3. One of them had a BEK experience while the other is a total non-believer. 
And the lie is:

#3. Neither of them has had a BEK experience, and they both remain open-minded about paranormal encounters. Other fun facts: They set aside the original manuscript because they wanted to pursue something more creepy, and literally started over from scratch after a completed first draft. There are entirely two very different Death Knocks stories stored on their computers. And yes, they did exploit their children. Miranda's daughter is on the cover and Jay's son made the book trailer.

Way to guess those of you who got it right! And the winner is:


Congrats Hilary! 

And now to today's feature... IS SOULLESS!!! 

The Soulless are coming.

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.

And risk losing everything.

Get your copy HERE, or play the game.
This is not the normal truth or lie game. Why? Because I AM THE BLOG OWNER and I like change. SO, today I want you to tell me your favorite Halloween spook in the comments. That's it. Everyone who does will be entered into a drawing to win one of three eBooks of SOULLESS. (Isn't that generous?) Here's the deal though: I WANT REVIEWS. 

Ahem, so you have until Tuesday, November 4, at 1 p.m. EDT to enter and the winners will be announced on the 5th.


Today's AMAZING tour stops:

Stop at Christy's Cozy Corners to see me READ the first chapter of Soulless

Ken at Hogwarts Sabbatical has an intense book excerpt up

And be sure to enter the 
for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

The happy pony is lapping you! Don't eat its dust. Get to the other tour stops before he wins the race and you'll get the magical cheese at the end. That's right, magical. 

So what is your favorite Halloween spook? Are you ready for Halloween? Do you love ghosts?