Welcome to my Saturday Screams where I share books that, well, make you scream!

I’ve got some good ones from Willow Rose and J. L. Bryan.

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Nibble Nibble Crunch

by Willow Rose

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Genre: Horror

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My Review

This was a fast fun story. A little girl making snow angels comes across a cute little snowman. But soon, he’s not so cute anymore.

Leave it to Willow to put a fun, nasty little spin on such an innocent thing as a cute snowman. As the warning says: you’ll never look at a snowman the same way again.

And even though I quickly figured out where this story was going, it was still fun getting there.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

Warning: After reading this story you’ll never be able to look at a snowman the same way again.

In the beginning she thought it was sweet, this snowman who emerged as if from nowhere, but soon the six-year old Emma realizes that this snowman is different … very different.

NIBBLE, NIBBLE, CRUNCH is a horror novella from Willow Rose, author of the International Bestselling horror-series starring the Danish reporter Rebekka Franck. It is not for the faint at heart.

NIBBLE, NIBBLE, CRUNCH is also included in Willow Rose’s short-story collection called Horror-stories from Denmark.

This ebook also includes an excerpt from her novel One, Two … He is coming for you the first book in her Rebekka Franck-series.

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Maze Of Souls

Ellie Jordan: Ghost Trapper #6

by J. L. Bryan

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Genre: Horror / Paranormal

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My Review

I’ve been reading this series from the beginning and the author always keeps his character’s genuine, the scares, well…scary, the suspense at the max and the fun stuff in all the right places.

It’s almost Halloween and Ellie Jordan has a new case. It seems ghosts are threatening the owners and visitors at Pine Hollow Farm. It’s an important time at the farm. They expect record numbers to come for the haunted hayrides, the corn maze, and many other fun events. But restless spirits are putting a damper on things, causing the owners to cancel the big holiday bash.

Ellie is called in when the ghosts start to threaten the family and enter their home. She’s going to need all her skills to trap multiple ghosts. And they aren’t going quietly into the night.

The author really writes Ellie as genuine. She’s scared stiff a lot of the time but still makes a stand against the ghosts. Often getting knocked on her butt. And her assistant, Stacey. You can always count on her snark to lighten the bleakest of moments.

I knew this was going to be scary good. I drew on memories of when I was young and our family used to visit a farm like this. I thought it was fun but also got scared pretty good when we went on the hayride. It’s dark in those woods. There were some super creepy ghosts for Ellie and her snarky sidekick, Stacey , to deal with. As I got deeper into the book, Halloween drew closer and the suspense grew. The holiday is the time of year for ghosts. They’re free to roam and there are so many at the farm. As bad as the ghosts already were, I hated to think what was in store for everyone once Halloween night arrived.

Every time I read a new Ellie Jordan book I cross my fingers, hoping it will be as good as the last one. The author made me a happy camper as I loved this book. If you haven’t had a chance to start this series, you really should. There’s plenty of hauntings and scares to keep any horror fan happy.

5  Stars

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Synopsis

It’s October, and down at newly opened Pine Hollow Farm, the ghosts are running wild!. This “genuine” old-time family farm offers a big heap of fun fall activities. You can drink cider fresh from the orchard, enter a pumpkin-carving contest, and explore the five-acre corn maze. At night, if you aren’t too scared, join the haunted hayride through the woods, featuring a genuine eighteenth-century cemetery. According to local legend, the ghost of a horseman has ridden the old dirt road through the woods for nearly two centuries, menacing travelers. Hayriders beware! Then the real ghosts start to come out, threatening visitors to the farm and the family who live there. Paranormal detective Ellie Jordan travels out to the remote farm to root out the dangerous spirits. Ellie and her assistant Stacey must move fast, because the night is coming when all ghosts will be at full strength and free to roam-the night of Halloween.

Amazon / B&N

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Welcome to Freakin Fridays, where I share my reviews of books that scare you, thrill you, and get those endorphins pumping.

Today’s book gave me the creeps!

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Eight

by W W Mortensen

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Genre: Horror

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My Review

What do a man trying to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, an entomologist, the US Military and some drug runners have in common? Even they can’t imagine what it is. But its out there. Waiting to introduce itself.

What started out to be a race to discover a new source of energy turns into a death trap no one could have seen coming. The author really built on this, fleshing out his character’s so you form connections, dribbling in why each one would even be on this expedition, then dropping you into a tropical hell of mega proportions.

I can’t imagine too many things more terrifying than being in a tropical jungle, far from any chance of rescue, being attacked by huge…things. You get a front row seat. I live in a tropical state and can get the gist of what the stifling humidity must have been like. The swarms of mosquitoes too. But the bugs that burrow under your skin and make themselves at home? Nope. And who knows what’s out there watching you from the dark. So close and unable to be seen. Not to mention some nasty humans with their own agendas.

While the beginning of the book is all about getting there and the who’s who of the characters, just you wait. The last half of the book steamrolls with suspense and horror. Good thing I don’t get nightmares easily. Some of the scenes would have me peeking through my fingers if this were a movie..

The blurb does nothing to give away what lurks in these pages so I won’t either. Suspense, thrills and horror are the order of the day here. If that sounds like your cuppa tea, give this a go.

4 Stars

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Synopsis

TERROR HAS A NEW SPECIES

Deep in the Amazon, the solution to the global energy crisis has been found; a mysterious source of power set to end our dependency on oil.

When she receives stunning photographs related to the discovery – courtesy of expedition leader and former partner, Ed Reardon – entomologist Rebecca Riley finds herself on the next flight to Brazil, heading down to join the team of scientists assembling there. She hasn’t seen Ed for more than a year, and their relationship hadn’t ended well.

But his revelation is impossible to ignore.

What she and Ed uncover is beyond imagination: strange statues in the jungle… a ruined city built by the refugees of a lost Pacific continent… and a terrifying new species of animal.

Forced to confront a crippling childhood phobia she’d thought long dead and buried, Rebecca realizes this new species is no ordinary enemy.

It is an ancient enemy, one whose very existence has implications for all of humankind… and the planet itself.

Amazon / B&N

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Welcome to The Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice.

 

This is a really fun meme!

The only rules are to grab a book (any book), turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader and find a sentence or a few (no spoilers) that grabs you and post it.

Then go over to Freda’s Voice and leave your link so we can visit your 56!

My 56 for this week is from:

Murder On New Year’s Eve

A Ridgeway Rescue Mystery #1

  by P. Creeden

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Genre: Cozy Mystery / Short Story

My 56 from the eBook.

Growing up with just the local sheriff as her sole parental figure, Emma had found herself at numerous crime scenes. From where she stood, she surveyed the damage. Her father continuously tried to convince her to join the force, so she enjoyed moments like these when she was able to get a feel for what it would be like.

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Read on if you want to know more.

Synopsis

Ridgeway Rescue Mysteries can be read in 1-2 hours. Perfect for when you’re waiting for an appointment or just want a fast read. Don’t miss out on this quick, clean, cozy mystery that will keep you guessing until the end!

It’s New Year’s Eve and 20-year-old Emma Wright has a date with her crush—well, not a real date, but she can dream! Colby Davidson, the K9 search and rescue deputy, is allowing her to accompany him while he’s on patrol at the Ridgeway Illumination Festival. Though they are just friends, she’s still hoping for a possible kiss at the end of the festivities.

When a stranger asks them to help take some pictures at the event, Emma and Colby are happy to oblige. But their assistance turns them into alibis for the man’s whereabouts while his girlfriend was killed. Most of the clues point to a robbery gone bad, but Emma doesn’t believe all of them point that way. Was it really a robbery or was it murder?

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Girl Divided
by Willow Rose
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy
 

They think she’s a monster, but she’s their only hope…

In a divided nation, 14-year-old Jetta belongs nowhere. Her face is
split right down the middle: half-black and half-white. The non-white
residents of her New Orleans camp call her a demon. The white
oppressors who took over during the 2nd American Civil War have
called her much worse…
After years as an outcast, Jetta uncovers her true heritage as the daughter
of an African storm god and a Finnish death goddess. As she attempts
to harness her terrible new abilities to turn the tide in the war,
trouble comes to those she tries to help. Only Jetta has the power to
heal her divided homeland… or destroy everything in her path…
Girl Divided is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel infused
with magical forces. If you like immersive worlds, strong characters,
and a tale that reads like Neil Gaiman and Stephen King combined,
then you’ll love Willow Rose’s provocative story.
**On Sale for .99 cents!**
 
 
 
 
The Queen of Scream aka Willow Rose is a #1 Amazon Best-selling Author
and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 40 novels. She writes
Mystery, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy. 

 

She lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters.
When she is not writing or reading, you will find her surfing and
watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic
Ocean.  
Willow’s books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners.
Several of her books have reached the Kindle top 20 of ALL books in the US,
UK, and Canada.
She has sold more than two million books.
 
 
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Welcome to The Kid’s Korner.

I decided to do this feature as I have so many great children’s books to share. From picture books, to books for beginning readers, to middle graders, I have plenty of fun ones.

Today I’m sharing a fun adventure book in the If You Were Me And Lived In…  series by Carole P. Roman.

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If You Were Me And Lived In…

Elizabethan England

by Carole P. Roman

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Genre: Education / Adventure / Children’s Book

Grade Level: 3 – 9

 My Review

Ever wondered what it would be like to live during the Elizabethan era? The author spins the time travel dial and you are there. Walking among queens and kings, merchants and explorers. Those with money and those with less eat different foods, wear different clothes, but all follow the same religion, the one practiced by the royals.

A non fiction tale told from the view point of a child living in London during the 1600s, the author did her research. While this book is directed towards a young reading audience, I learned a lot, and your child will have fun while learning too.

And I thought it was a wonderful idea for the author to provide a glossary at the end of the book to help with word pronunciation and understanding their meaning, along with a list of renowned people from the era.

 I read and enjoyed another book in this series, The American West, and I’m thrilled that the author included fun little facts you wouldn’t normally think about in this book also. Highly recommend this one too.

5 Stars

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Synopsis

Join Carole P. Roman and travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations throughout history in the first four books of her new series. Learn what kind of food you might eat in Elizabethan England, the complicated clothes you might wear, what might influence your parents to choose your name, and what children did for fun. If You Were Me and Lived in…does for history what her other award-winning series did for culture. So get on-board this time-travel machine and discover the world through the eyes of a young person just like you.

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Welcome to Teaser Tuesday hosted by Ambrosia  @ The Purple Booker.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read.
• Open to a random page.
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

My Teaser for this week is from

Better Homes And Corpses

A Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery 

by Kathleen Bridge

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Genre: Cozy Mystery

 My teaser from page

 I pushed open the bathroom door and smacked into something solid. A nose. A perfectly handsome nose.

“Owww!” Cole yelped.

“Oh my God. Are you alright?”

“No, I’m not alright. Geez!”

I went to touch his nose but he pushed my hand away. What else could go wrong? As that thought fluttered across my brain, a screech rang out from the top of the stairs.

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Read on if you want to know more.

Synopsis

After Meg Barrett found her fiancé still had designs on his ex-wife, she decided it was time to refurbish her life. Leaving her glamorous job at a top home and garden magazine, she fled Manhattan for Montauk, only to find decorating can sometimes lead to detecting…

In between scouring estate sales for her new interior design business, Cottages by the Sea, Meg visits the swanky East Hampton home of her old college roommate, Jillian Spenser. But instead of seeing how the other half lives—she learns how the other half dies. Jillian’s mother, known as the Queen Mother of the Hamptons, has been murdered. Someone has staged a coup.

When she helps a friend inventory the Spensers’ estate for the insurance company, Meg finds herself right in the thick of things. Cataloging valuable antiques and art loses its charm when Meg discovers that the Spenser family has been hiding dangerous secrets, which may have furnished a murderer with a motive. As Meg gets closer to the truth, the killer will do anything to paint her out of the picture…

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It’s time to get started on my reading challenges for 2018. I’m doing some repeats and starting some new ones. Here a few and I’ll be adding more.

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I’ve been meaning to try the Cloak And Dagger Challenge and this is the year!

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I read a lot of books in this genre group so I’m going big and shooting for Special Agent!

Levels:

5-15 books – Amateur sleuth

16-25 books – Detective

26-35 books – Inspector

36 – 55 – Special agent

56+ books – Sherlock Holmes

For complete rules and to sign up GO HERE.

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I’m going to do the 2018 Craving For Cozies Challenge.

I did this last year. I chose Level: Famished and completed my goal with 14 books.

Going to go with Famished again this year.

 

The challenge runs from January 1, 2018, and ends December 31, 2018

 Choose the level of which you would like to participate:

Levels

  • Peckish – 1 – 10 Cozy Mysteries
  • Famished – 11 – 30 Cozy Mysteries
  • Yearning – 31 – 50 Cozy Mysteries
  • Starving  – 51 – 75 Cozy Mysteries
  • Ravenous – 76 – 100 Cozy Mysteries
  • Voracious – 101 – 125 Cozy Mysteries 
  • Completely Satiated – 126 – 150 Cozy Mysteries
  • Overindulged – 151 – 200 Cozy Mysteries
  • Pigged Out – 201 or more Cozy Mysteries

 

  For complete Rules and to Sign Up go HERE.

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I’ve done the Alphabet Soup Challenge for several years and going to do it again. 2017 was the first time I didn’t complete the challenge.

I lacked titles starting with Q, V and Y. Maybe I’ll have better luck this year.

The Alphabet Soup Challenge means that by December 31, 2018
your bowls must be filled by one book for each letter of the Alphabet.

Each Letter Counts As 1 Spoonful

For more details and to Sign Up Go HERE.

This challenge will run from January 1st, 2018 until December 31st, 2018. You can join any time.

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