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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Boo Bash Giveaway & Guest Post from Lee Nichols

I'm excited for my first ever blog hosted event! Neri (In The Name of Books) have had great fun putting all these posts together and talking to some pretty amazing authors who were excited to be featured!

I'm excited to have Lee Nichols on the blog today! I love her Haunting Emma series. I love good ghost stories and these are some really great ones.

About the Book

When Emma Vaile’s parents go missing while away on a mysterious business trip, she’s left all alone in her creepy old house. But her brother’s very cute best friend, Bennett Stern—Emma’s knight in J. Crew armor—arrives unexpectedly to whisk her away to New England. There, Emma settles into his family’s museum-like mansion and enrolls at an old-fashioned private school. She quickly finds friends in the popular legacy crowd at Thatcher and spends her free time crushing on Bennett. But the eerie visions she’s been hiding from everyone have gotten worse. Emma has memories of Thatcher that she can’t explain—it’s as if she’s returning home to a place she’s never been. Finally, Emma confides in Bennett and learns she is a ghostkeeper, a person who can communicate with ghosts. Bennett brought Emma to Thatcher to protect her, but now he needs her help tracking an other-worldly murderer.
A rich New England setting filled with mystery, tradition, and prep-school intrigue make Deception the perfect choice for fans of series like Kate Brian’s Private, as well as all those paranormal fans. The shocking ending will leave readers desperate for book two.

Lee Nichols was kind enough to do a guest post! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

When I chose to write about ghosts in Deception, I knew it had to be fall in New England. It had to be getting colder, had to be getting dark earlier, and Emma Vaile had to go to a Halloween party.

The party's in a mansion on the coast of Massachusetts and it's at once both tense and romantic for Emma. Her date is a hot boy who's dressed up as a rock star, and yet she's already fallen for a different guy who has the power to see and control ghosts like she can.

To top it off, really evil, scary ghosts, called wraiths, threaten the party and Emma—who doesn't really have any clue what she's doing as a ghostkeeper—has to fight them off or let them feed on the kids from school.

I don't think this scene would've worked if it hadn't been Halloween. That atmosphere of scary things that go bump in the night, costumed people you don't recognize, and the air of thrilling danger and menace that permeates on Halloween really added to the mix.

Just thinking about it, is making me excited for Halloween this year. Candles flickering in jack o' lanterns, neighbors and children unrecognizable in their frightening (or adorable) costumes, and candy. I love it all.

Happy Halloween. And watch out for ghosts!

Learn more about Lee Nichols and her books! Be sure to check out her sites.

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The Giveaway!!

Lee Nichols is generously giving away a copy of Deception! To Enter, leave a comment below with your email address and tell us what your favorite ghost story is! US only. Contest ends Nov 5th at Midnight.


Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great book! My favorite Halloween story is probably The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. I enjoyed the cartoon when young, the book when older and recently the newest movie with Johnny Depp.

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

fredamans said...

I think Bloody Mary is the scariest story!


Tore said...

I like the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Julie said...

I agree that ghosts and fall in New England definitely go together!! The only ghost story I know if The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, so I'll have to go with that one, too :)

jwitt33 at live dot com

Angie said...

My favorite ghost story is Bloody Mary :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Email: osnapitzAngiex3(AT)aol(DOT)com

Michelle @ Book Briefs said...

Thank you so much

chelle2006 @ aol.com

Candace said...

I love these books! I don't have the first one though, so this giveaway is great!
I enjoyed the guest post as well, these really are great books for around Halloween!
candace_redinger at yahoo dot com

kimyunalesca said...

thanks this looks very interesting :D


Denise Z said...

This is very hard. I have read a lot of good stories recently that have ghosts LOL The book that comes to mind as a most recent read is Secondhand Spirits (A Witchcraft Mystery, #1) by
Juliet Blackwell. Thank you for the fun giveaway and post today :)


Sheri said...

Well, I oc course loved Sleep Hallow with Johnny Depp, and i have read some recent UF books with Ghosts, and Their Kick Ass heroines who can see or communicate with them, one of my favorites being Kat Richardsons Greywalker series. so I am eager to read this series! there are so many great UF books out there that i cant get enough of them, and more keep popping up daily! wish i could read faster almost! LOL
so thanks to all these great authors and now i have a new one here to add to the list to read, sounds like a great book! cant wait to read it!
sheri from creston

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

My favorite ghost story would have to be The Crying woman who is a wondering Mexican women who is supposedly in search of the children she killed.
Deception sounds really interesting, thanks for the chance to win.


Anonymous said...

My favorite would be The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This book sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway.

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