Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | October 7, 2018

31 Nights of Halloween – Halloween Street Collection

On the seventh night of Halloween…

Halloween Street Collection by L.M. Pfalz

There are tricks and treats on Halloween Street. For the first time, get all thirty-one Halloween Street stories in one collection! These 31 stories feature the residents and otherworldly visitors of Halloween Street, a neighborhood filled with horror, magic, and strange happenings. Within these stories you will find ghosts, monsters, witches, cursed dolls, savage killers, and other twisted souls. Nothing is as it seems on Halloween Street.
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Meet the Author…

L.M. Pfalz started writing novels at the age of 13, as a way of channeling her vivid imaginings after packing away her childish playthings. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has spent most of her life in Florida. She currently resides in the Tampa Bay area with her cat Cheshire.

Link to my website: http://www.lmpfalz.com

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | October 6, 2018

31 Nights of Halloween – A Whisker in Time

On the sixth night of Halloween…

A Whisker in Time by Kathi Daley

It is Halloween on Madrona Island and the entire gang is knee deep in the annual festivities. When a body is found in the storage room of the bar Danny and Aiden recently purchased, Danny is considered a prime suspect in the woman’s death. When it looks as if Danny had both motive and opportunity, things go from Halloween eerie to down right terrifying.

Meanwhile, Cody and Cait get serious about wedding planning, Michael and Maggie come to town for an extended visit, and a new cat named Mystic comes to the island, proving once and for all the magic has returned.

This book has a bonus short story – The Cat of New Orleans.

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Meet the Author…

USA Today bestselling author, Kathi Daley, lives in beautiful Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken. When she isn’t writing, she likes spend time hiking the miles of desolate trails surrounding her home. She has authored more than eighty five books in ten series including: Zoe Donovan Cozy Mysteries, Whales and Tails Island Mysteries, Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mysteries, Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Series, Writer’s Retreat Southern Seashore Mysteries, Rescue Alaska Paranormal Mysteries, Tess and Tilly Cozy Mysteries, Inn at Holiday Bay Cozy Mysteries, Haunting by the Sea Paranormal Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Mysteries. Find out more about her books at http://www.kathidaley.com

 

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | October 5, 2018

31 Nights of Halloween – Wicked Winifred

On the fifth night of Halloween…

Wicked Winifred by Katie Mettner

Winifred Papadopoulos, Freddie to her few friends, has a reputation in Snowberry, Minnesota. Behind her back, and occasionally to her face, she’s known as Wicked Winifred. Freddie uses her sharp tongue as a defense mechanism to keep people at bay. The truth is, her heart was broken beyond repair at sixteen, and she doesn’t intend to get close to anyone ever again. She didn’t foresee a two-minute conversation at speed dating as the catalyst to turn her life upside down.

Flynn Steele didn’t like dating. He liked speed dating even less. When his business partner insisted, he reluctantly agreed, sure it would be a waste of time, until he met the Wicked Witch of the West. He might not like dating, but the woman behind the green makeup intrigued him.

A downed power pole sets off a series of events neither Flynn nor Winifred saw coming. Their masks off, and their hearts open, they have until Halloween to decide if the scars of the past will bring them together or tear them apart. Grab your broomstick and hang on tight. This is going to be a bumpy ride…

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Meet the Author…

Katie Mettner writes from a little house in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. She’s the author of more than thirty romance novels, all featuring a disabled hero or heroine. Most of her series are set in the Midwest and are a mix of romance and romantic suspense.

Katie lives with her soulmate, whom she met online at Thanksgiving and married the following April. Together they share their lives with their three children and one very special leopard gecko named Gibbs. Katie has a slight addiction to Twitter and blogging, with a lessening aversion to Pinterest now that she quit trying to make the things she pinned.

Website: http://katiemettner.com

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | October 4, 2018

31 Nights of Halloween – Halloween Good Night

On the fourth night of Halloween…

Halloween Good Night by Rebecca Grabill

Gliding through the moonlight
come the monsters big and small,
sliding up your stairway
and oozing down your hall.
They aren’t very scary,
in fact they’re rather sweet.
So snuggle into bed and let them whisper,
“Trick or treat!”

Ghastly ghouls count down to Halloween in this not-so-terrifying bedtime tale. Illustrated by Ella Okstad.
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Meet the Author…

Rebecca Grabill is author of the picture books, Halloween Goodnight (Atheneum, Simon & Schuster), Violet and the Woof (Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins 2018), A Year With Mama Earth (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2019). Other publications include poetry and essays in a broad range of literary journals. She has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University and is a Sustainable Arts Foundation awardee. Rebecca is represented by Victoria Wells Arms of Wells Arms Literary. She lives in rural Michigan with her husband, six children, and two cats.

Contact: rebeccawritesbooks@gmail.com
http://www.rebeccagrabill.com

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | October 3, 2018

31 Nights of Halloween – What Goes Bump In The Night

On the third night of Halloween…

What Goes Bump in the Night by C.R. Jane

Have you ever been tempted to investigate that scratching noise coming from under your bed?
Or the shadows that seem to shift on the wall from the corner of your eye? Well, this is your chance…
Sometimes the monsters that watch you from the darkness aren’t scary—they’re sexy.
And, of course… sometimes they’re both.

Discover what really goes bump in the night with 18 of your favorite Reverse Harem Authors in this Halloween Anthology filled with 16 deliciously naughty stories that will give you only treats; no tricks… unless you beg for some, that is.

This collection is teeming with never-before-seen Paranormal Romance tales that will sate and satisfy as much as they intrigue. Prepare yourself for a glimpse of the threshold between our world and the supernatural with angels, demons, witches, werewolves, elves, and so much more!

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Meet the Author…

17 authors come together to offer a Halloween inspired story for this anthology, including bestselling author, Mila Young.

Mila Young tackles everything with the zeal and bravado of the fairytale heroes she grew up reading about. She slays monsters, real and imaginary, like there’s no tomorrow.
By day she rocks a keyboard as a marketing extraordinaire. At night she battles with her might pen-sword, creating fairytale retellings, and sexy ever after tales. In her spare time, she loves pretending she’s a mighty warrior, walks on the beach with her dogs, cuddling up with her cats, and devouring every fantasy tale she can get her pinkies on.

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | October 2, 2018

31 Nights of Halloween – Daughters of the Oak

On the second night of Halloween…

Daughters of the Oak by Becky Wright

“A supernatural thriller, weaving witches and ghosts, together, in one spine-tingling tale.”

The English Civil War. The Royalists of King Charles I, and Cromwell’s Parliamentarians, battle, both eager to lay claim to a tattered country, where life has become cheap and death trivial.

Though, for the lowly commoner, a greater, far more devious, war rages. It threatens the souls of the weak, timid and needy. Seeking refuge in the Lord’s word, God fearing folk employ the skills of one man, the Witchfinder. His success speaks of his talent, to seek out, punish and rid the countryside of Witches, the Devil’s Whores.

2016 – A paranormal team are called to investigate, as poltergeist activity brings terror to one family. Under the cover of darkness, in silent suburbia, an endless night of battle against evil ensues, until finally, a new day dawns.

Lies, secrets, and treachery, it seems, are never forgotten.
Welcome to Manningtree…

“A chilling seamless blend of history and horror.” – Beverley Lee, author of the Gabriel Davenport series

“A darkly delicious tale that chills as it burns…leaves a delicious shiver down the spine.” – James Fahy, author of the Phoebe Harkness series

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Meet the Author…

Becky Wright is an independent author, with a passion for history and the supernatural.

Blessed, she lives in the heart of the English Suffolk countryside, surrounded by rolling green fields, picturesque timber-framed villages, country pubs and rural churches. She is married, with a young son, four grown-up children, and grandchildren.

Family bonds and the intricacy of relationships feature strongly in her books. With her lifelong fascination for the supernatural and macabre her stories tend to lean towards the dark side.

“I’m currently tap-tapping away, working on my new novel. A dark Victorian Gothic horror, set in the incredibly atmospheric, Whitby.”

Books include:
Remember to Love Me
The Manningtree Account – Novella
Daughters of the Oak

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | October 1, 2018

31 Nights of Halloween – Death O Death

On the first night of Halloween…

Death O Death by Ellie Douglas

Ten Horror Stories
Unimaginable monsters to take your breath away.
What you can’t see will horrify you.
You’ll be squirming in sheer terror.
Real and unseen-evil awaits. Watching. Lurking.
When you least expect, it will pounce and consume you!
Safety warnings: May induce a rise in blood pressure.
Don’t read alone.
Keep the lights on.

The question is: Are you brave enough?

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Meet the Author…

Born and raised in New Zealand, a mother and wife who donates what spare time she has into volunteer work with Autistic children.

Ellie Douglas is addicted to horror, everything about it she loves. She enjoys creating strong characters that rise to the top from ordinary lives.

Her love affair with horror has seen her produce three award winning horror books. With many more on the way.

Ellie is creative in all aspects with several adult coloring books and an online casino slot game under her belt. She is constantly striving to do more.

Ellie also makes professional book covers for authors and she makes websites, banners, and logos too.

Ellie’s ultimate aim is to give back, paying it forward and to constantly better herself. To give the audience amazing entertaining stories that she herself would read.

She would love to scare you…

Connect with Ellie:
http://www.authorellie.com

https://www.facebook.com/Ellie-Douglas-Author-204094163272137

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | July 16, 2018

Mothers…

Not even sure what to title this…I lost my Sister 10 years ago this year and there was no warning. I lost my Mom on January 27, 2018 and there was warning. I saw her the weekend before she died and she told me she was dying – when I left she said that would be the last time I saw her. I didn’t believe her and told her so. A week later, she died. I did speak with her that day, told her I loved her, dd loved her and we would miss her. I said we were coming up after dd got off work and I don’t know where that ‘NO’ came from but it was the strongest I had heard her be in awhile.

My Mom and I had a weird, rocky, hard relationship. But, she was my Mom. I respected her, she scared the crap out of me when I was a kid – don’t worry, I still snuck out the window in the middle of the night and still had guys come over while she was at work – oh yeah, I was naughty lol – most if not all of what I did, she never found out about – the stuff she did know about was enough for her…lol…

This is hard – I’m struggling to write this. If you knew us, you knew some of what made us the way we were. And this isn’t about that. This is about losing my Mom. Even though we had the relationship we had, she was a rock in my life. dd loved to call her and tell her I was being mean or being a two year old – my Mom would just say ‘huh?’ and we would laugh as we knew she was clueless but wanted to hear from us.

Her 80th birthday was January 9th. I didn’t come up to see her; we did talk that day and she said she had eaten raw oysters – of course I responded with ‘ew’ lol – I didn’t know that would be her last birthday.

She was ready to go – she had been ready since my Dad died 30 years ago. I had to live with that and deal with that every day. She never hid that from anyone. If you knew her, you know she missed my Dad with every fiber of her being but always said she had to raise us and take care of us. When my Sister died 10 years ago, my Mom was diagnosed with A-Fib – I don’t think she told her everything the Dr said, but, a lot of people don’t.

In the end, when she begged to go home – it’s where she wanted to be, I knew that – I granted her wish and she was brought home with hospice care. I think she knew where she was – I was told she seemed to recognize her surroundings – bottom line is, she died where she wanted to be and is where she has wanted to be for the past 30 years.

What’s super crazy is, but, I know some will understand, I felt her the night she died – dd and I had gone to bed – hoping for sleep – and around 10:15pm I felt a sense of calmness come over me – it only lasted a short time – dd said she felt the same thing – about 15 minutes later, my phone rang. I already knew before I answered and my cousin confirmed my Mom had just passed away.

Five months later and I’m dealing with packing up the house and dealing with all the emotions and stress and oh yes, migraines. I was told not to make any huge changes in the first year – kinda hard to do when your apt lease is about to expire – so, dd and I moved into the house that I grew up in. Talk about emotional overload!! But, every time we came to pack up the house, I was drained when I went back to work on Mondays. The cats were having a hard time because I was over stressed and super emotional. I think the move was a good decision. Still dealing with stress, emotion overload, anxiety, depression and migraines, but, right now, we are taking one day at a time. We are handling the holidays without her – Thanksgiving and Christmas will be the hardest and I don’t know what we will end up doing, but, dd and I will be together and we will make new memories.

One Day at a Time…

 

Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | April 13, 2018

Happy Friday 13th!!!!

This is Shadow, my house panther – she’s not bad luck – you should go out and adopt a black kitty too!!!

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Posted by: S. Elisabeth M. Abbott | February 4, 2018

Heart Awareness Month

February is Heart Awareness Month – time to break out the RED.

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