“For Hayley Powell, food and cocktails columnist for the Island Times, Halloween is all about costume parties and holiday treats—until a killer crashes the party…
This Halloween, Hayley can’t imagine a worse trick than her ex-husband Danny returning to Bar Harbor. Her kids may be happy to see their dad, but Hayley’s determined not to be taken in by his charms, and suspects he’s in financial trouble—again.
Still, the haunted holiday is about to get a whole lot scarier after Danny’s moonshine-making uncle is found lying dead next to a tombstone in a cemetery—and Danny quickly becomes the prime suspect. To prove her ex is innocent, Hayley will have to dig deep into her own bag of tricks to unmask the real culprit . . . before anyone else—including her—ends up in the graveyard…”
Craft projects? Well, I made a couple more book purses! These have/ will be placed in my etsy shop, so be on the lookout for those.
I also started on my first quilt and of course it’s bookish 🙂 I’ll be finishing it up through the rest of this week (starting right after this post,) and I’ll be sure to post the finished photo here.
One thing I’m most particularly sad about leaving in September…
My Grandpa passed away last week. His spirit has moved on, but our memories of him will endure on. I love you Grandpa! I know you’re up there gettin’ down with Elvis and James Brown 👼
Things to come…
It’s October! It is therefore a special time for my favorite genres of mysteries, thriller and suspense! Buuuwaahahaha! I’m a huge mystery buff, so I’m looking forward to reading some great tales this month. It’s also time to break out my hauntingly GORE-gous Barnes and Noble Leatherbound copy of Edgar Allen Poe stories and poems, yaaay!
Other releases coming out this month are:
The Young Elites by Marie Lu (Review Here)
Coming out on October 7th, this is an extraordinary new Fantasy series by the author of the Legend trilogy, that incorporates magic, outcasts, and a dystopian system!
Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones!!
YAY! Releasing October 21st, after Sixth Grave’s monuments cliffhanger, I just KNOW this book will be great! I absolutely love this series and how Darynda combines the wonderful elements of mystery, paranormal, seeeexy romance and humor. Seriously, if you haven’t started on this series, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!??!
Spotlighting upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating!
Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones to be released Oct. 21st 2014
“Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.
A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.
We’re doomed.” -Goodreads
I cannot wait for the seventh book in the Charley Davidson series! If you read the last book, you definitely know that cliffhanger left your jaw hanging, and now I just need the next book to close it back! My copy’s already preordered (since before the sixth book came out, lol) and so now all I can do is wait until next month. Something else I can do? A FLASH GIVEAWAY! Today I’ll be giving away a book charm bracelet with the first six books of this series 😀 So you can wait on the seventh book with me!!!
This Giveaway is provided by my etsy shop Novel Reveries and for shipping rates purposes, is open to the U.S. Only.
Spotlighting upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating!
The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons to be released Feb. 10th 2015
“In the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale, a haunting, yet hopeful, standalone novel from the author of the Article 5 trilogy
The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road in Glass Arrow, the story of Aya, who lives with a small group of women on the run from the men who hunt them, men who want to auction off breeding rights to the highest bidder.
In a world where females are scarce and are hunted, then bought and sold at market for their breeding rights, 15year old Aya has learned how to hide. With a ragtag bunch of other women and girls, she has successfully avoided capture and eked out a nomadic but free existence in the mountains. But when Aya’s luck runs out and she’s caught by a group of businessmen on a hunting expedition, fighting to survive takes on a whole new meaning.” -Macmillan Tor Teen Winter 2015 Catalog
Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier to be released Jan. 6 2015
– I positively LOVED the Ruby Red Trilogy and can’t wait to read more from Kirsten Gier!
“A new trilogy brimming with mystery, humor, and romance from New York Times–bestselling author Kerstin Gier!
Liv has been dealing with a lot lately. She and her family have just moved in with her mother’s new boyfriend in London, and she’s starting over (again) at a new school. But Liv isn’t sure that explains her dreams, which have gone from odd to…well, bizarre. Lately, her nighttime hours have been filled with talking stone statues, mysterious corridors, and creepy rituals conducted by four boys in a graveyard.
The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys. They’re classmates from her new school, and they seem to know things about her that they couldn’t possibly know…unless they actually are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute…” -Macmillan Winter 2015 Catalog
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