Spooky Free Books

Happy Saturday 🙂 Just a short post to announce that both Dark Scorpio and Ghoultown are free now through November 1st!

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Excerpt: Dark Scorpio

Happy Sunday! Here is an excerpt from Dark Scorpio~ out now 🙂

AMAZON ~ KOBO ~ BARNES & NOBLE

copyright@October Weeks 2019

As the autopsy began, she opened her gift so she could see the Pisces and Scorpio signs on the victim. Nothing was out of the ordinary until the heart was removed. “Stop.”

Her breath caught as the image of a scorpion wrapped around the heart and then sank inside.

“What is it?” Sora asked.

“Pick up the heart, Asher, so that I can see it more clearly.”

He picked the heart up carefully and held it over the body.

The shape of a scorpion began to form again on the heart, almost as if someone was burning it on.

Sora cursed in Japanese, and though she didn’t understand a word of it, she caught the meaning well enough: ‘fucking hell and damnation’.

“The first heart did not do that,” Asher said.

As the Scorpio constellation began to sparkle like a ruby in sunlight, Autumn’s eyes narrowed. “That’s because the first victim wasn’t Zodiac gifted—this one is. She marked his soul. That’s why her trail disappeared so fast.” She met Sora’s dark gaze. “She’s using the Piscean energy to hide herself, using his soul to wipe the trail clean.”

Summer of Mystery Event

Hello everyone 🙂

I’m taking part in the Summer of Mystery event on Facebook this weekend, and I would love for you to join us! Great authors, a wide array of mysteries to discover, and giveaways 😀 I am featuring Over the River at the event. Just click on the bold words below to find the event page 🙂

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Series Saturday: J.L. Bryan

Hello and Happy Saturday!

I recently just finished reading the third book in the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper series by J.L. Bryan, and decided that the series was due for an appearance on Series Saturday. I was looking for new paranormal mysteries to read and this one came up on my search through Goodreads. I love ghosts, mysteries, and paranormal investigation- the first book in the series seemed to have all of that so I decided to give it a go.

I’m glad I did 🙂

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Blurb:

Ellie Jordan’s job is to identify and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, the most haunted city in the United States.

When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the crumbling old mansion they’ve purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an older and more powerful evil that dwells within the walls of the house, stalking the living.

Ellie must quickly unravel the secret history behind the haunting in order to remove the ghost. She is aided by her new assistant Stacey, a recent film school graduate with a gift for capturing images and video of ghosts, and Jacob, a reluctant young psychic. Together, they will try to evict the dangerous spirits of the dead, whose threats to the family grow more terrifying every night.

Sounds like a good read, right? I wasn’t disappointed, and I went ahead and read book two, which led me to read book three.

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I can’t wait to get to the rest of the series and see where J.L. Bryan takes Ellie and the crew. After the first three, I have a feeling that I won’t be disappointed in rest of the series.

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If you, like me, enjoy paranormal mysteries, I recommend giving this series a try. I found that the small things that bothered me in book one were barely present in book two, and gone by book three, so the series has been getting better with each book 🙂

I hope you all have a great weekend and give this ghostly series a go!

Fantasy Friday: Dru Pagliassotti

Welcome to another Fantasy Friday!

Once upon a time, there was a wonderful publisher called Juno Books. They published some of my favorite books for several years. Then, they became part of Pocket Books and some of those wonderful series were discontinued. One of the books I absolutely adored was Dru Pagliassotti’s Clockwork Heart. I was very happy to see that the series continued with another publisher, though I haven’t gotten the chance to read the two sequels yet- they are in the TBR pile 🙂

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BLURB:

Taya soars over Ondinium on metal wings. She is an icarus — a courier privileged to travel freely across the city’s sectors and mingle indiscriminately among its castes. But even she can’t outfly the web of terrorism, loyalty, murder, and intrigue that snares her after a daring mid-air rescue. Taya finds herself entangled with the Forlore brothers, scions of an upperclass family: handsome, brilliant Alister, who sits on the governing council and writes programs for the Great Engine; and awkward, sharp-tongued Cristof, who has exiled himself from his caste and repairs clocks in Ondinium’s lowest sector. Both hide dangerous secrets, in this city that beats to the ticking of a clockwork heart…

Taya immediately grabbed hold of me and I couldn’t stop reading her story.  I read this book in about three hours- that’s close to a record for me! The images conjured through the words are vivid, so much so that I could feel, smell, taste, and touch everything Taya could. Everything from the society she lives in, to what comes with being an icarus, to the romantic touches were fasinating and well thoughtout. The mystery was solid, and played out perfectly- I never found myself rolling my eyes or saying “this was too obvious and easy”.

I loved the world Taya lives in. It feels very raw and real, and the author does an excellent job of showing the reader the world instead of telling the reader what they should be seeing and sensing. I can’t wait to read the next two books!

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Overall, I would recommend this for those who love fantasy, steampunk, mystery, and romance. Pagliassotti’s writing cast a spell on me, and I think it will do the same to you 🙂