Green House Haunting by Olivia York – Book Blitz

An Andy Watts Ghost Column

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

A terrible tragedy dead and buried. Can a young woman dig up the haunted truth without falling into madness?

Andy Watts needs a break. So when the struggling journalist is asked to revisit a fifty-year-old mystery, she jumps at the chance to move into an abandoned house and honor her long-gone mom by becoming a respected reporter. But she’s shocked when she discovers not only did a polio-stricken boy disappear from within its rooms, but his mother took a fatal tumble down the stairs.

Stonewalled by the locals and unnerved by unexplained events in the eerie home, Andy fears the town would rather bury evidence than admit one of their own could commit murder. And with the ghostly image of a youngster in leg braces persisting, she’s terrified by hints that the awful answer is calling from beyond the grave.

Can Andy deliver justice for the voiceless before she becomes the next victim?

Green House Haunting by Olivia York book blitz
Green House Haunting by Olivia York
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Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel – Review | Blog Tour

A spooky middle-grade novel.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

One teen’s summer job scaring tourists with ghost stories takes a terrifying turn when he accidentally summons the spirit of a dead girl–and she has demands. . . .

The award-winning author of Airborn delivers a roller-coaster ride of a story about the wakeful and wicked dead.

Rebecca Strand was just sixteen when she and her father fell to their deaths from the top of the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse in 1839. Just how they fell–or were they pushed?–remains a mystery. And their ghosts haunt the lighthouse to this day. . . .

Gabe tells this story every day when he gives the ghost tour on Toronto Island. He tries to make it scary enough to satisfy the tourists, but he doesn’t actually believe in ghosts–until he finds himself face to face with Rebecca Strand.

The true story of her death is far more terrifying than any ghost tale Gabe has told. Rebecca reveals that her father was a member of the Order, a secret society devoted to protecting the world from “the wakeful and wicked dead”–malevolent spirits like Viker, the ghost responsible for their deaths. But the Order has disappeared, and Viker’s ghost is growing ever stronger.

Now Gabe and his friends must find a way to stop Viker before they all become lost souls. . . .

Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel - Review | Blog Tour
Ghostlight by Kenneth Oppel – Review | Blog Tour

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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The Girl in the Lake by India Hill Brown – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is The Girl in the Lake by India Hill Brown.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

For fans of Small Spaces, Doll Bones, and Mary Downing Hahn, a truly chilling (and historically inspired) ghost story from the award-winning author of The Forgotten Girl.

Celeste knows she should be excited to spend two weeks at her grandparents’ lake house with her brother, Owen, and their cousins Capri and Daisy, but she’s not.

Bugs, bad cell reception, and the dark waters of the lake… no thanks. On top of that, she just failed her swim test and hates being in the water-it’s terrifying. But her grandparents are strong believers in their family knowing how to swim, especially having grown up during a time of segregation at public pools. Without the opportunity to learn, Grandma’s sister drowned when they were kids.

But soon strange things start happening, like Celeste’s cousins accusing her of waking them up in the middle of the night. But Celeste hasn’t been awake during the night-she knows she’s been fast asleep because she’s been having terrible nightmares about drowning!

Things at the old house only get spookier until one evening when Celeste looks in the steamy mirror after a shower and sees her face, but twisted, different…

Who is the girl in the mirror? And what does she want?

The Girl in the Lake by India Hill Brown - Spotlight
The Girl in the Lake by India Hill Brown – Spotlight

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Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura Mauro – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura Mauro.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

British Fantasy Award-winning author, and Shirley Jackson Award finalist Laura Mauro, a leading voice in contemporary dark fiction, delivers a remarkable debut collection of startling short fiction. Human and humane tales of beauty, strangeness, and transformation told in prose as precise and sparing as a surgeon’s knife. A major new talent!

Featuring “Looking for Laika,” winner of the British Fantasy Award, and “Sun Dogs,” a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award.

Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura Mauro - spotlight
Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura Mauro – Spotlight

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The Creek by Rayne King – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is The Creek by Rayne King.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

Two teenagers find kindred spirits in each other when fate brings them together. Wiley’s simple life is uprooted when the enigmatic Ruby moves in to the old campground nearby. The two of them are drawn to each other instantly. However, Wiley soon discovers a darkness that Ruby harbors, a sadness that he becomes determined to extinguish. But is it already too late?

Also included is the short story ‘Husk’: two friends get their hands on a treasure map and decide to locate the cache of possible riches. But they’ll soon learn that some things are better left buried.

The Creek by Rayne King- Spotlight
The Creek by Rayne King- Spotlight

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The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee – Spotlight

Welcome back to my weekly Spotlight series.

This week’s book under spotlight is The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee.

WHAT’S THE BOOK ABOUT

The world is on its knees.
A deadly pandemic throttles the globe. Democracy has crumbled. Armed gangs of militant protestors stalk the streets. Amidst this waking nightmare, a new horror develops.
The virus is mutating.

Dan Lewis’s wife is sick. When he receives a call from the hospital, he’s prepared for the worst.
Or so he thought.
Because that call plunges Dan into an unending spiral of insanity and depravity. Now, he must fight his way through the battle-scarred streets of New York City to find his wife, unprepared for what awaits him out there…in the shadows.

Grim and terrifying, but laced with gallows humor and surprising heart, THE BLOOD BEAST MUTATIONS is an all-too-relatable story of courage and gruesome horror.

The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee - Spotlight
The Blood Beast Mutations by Carl John Lee – Spotlight
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