Announcing…#HogwartsOctober, A Harry Potter Read-a-Thon

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Belle of the Library

#HogwartsOctoberOMG YOU GUYS I’M SO EXCITED!

Welcome to #HogwartsOctober!

You may be asking yourself, “What is Hogwarts October?  And why is she insisting on putting a hashtag in front of it?”

Well, let me tell you ALL ABOUT IT!

Harry Potter changed the world in a way that virtually no other book short of religious texts has.  It’s been 20 years since the books were published in America and look where we still are.  The Cursed Child is sweeping its way around the world.  Fantastic Beasts is turning into a huge series in its own right.

Whether you grew up with Harry Potter or found his magic later in life, the fact remains that this series was revolutionary in so many ways.  It brought about the rise of midnight premieres were people dressed up (and their costumes were AMAZING!).  There were book release parties of a magnitude I’ve never…

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Why I Still Read YA at 27

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Belle of the Library

In honor of YA Week on Goodreads, I decided to really think about why I still read YA.  Every time I walk into a library or a bookstore, I inevitably end up in the YA section at some point.  It’s my home.  I probably know the section better than those who work there at this point.  But when I make it to the register/checkout desk, I start to feel like I’m being judged.  I mean, I seriously don’t even look like I’m older than like, 22 at best (I get confused with my 8th grade, 13-14 year old students all the time), but there’s a little embarrassment I feel each time someone inspects my choices of reading material.

But why should I be embarrassed?  Truly, what is there to be ashamed of?

When I first started getting into reading (7th/8th grade), I wasn’t reading YA.  I was reading Agatha Christie…

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The 12 Terrors of Christmas – Book Tour and Giveaway

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Check out the feature on the Silver Dagger tour at Twisted Book Rambling. Enter to win the $10 Gift Card or FrankenSanta Coffee Mug. Don’t miss The 12 Terrors of Christmas during Christmas in July on sale everywhere .99 til Aug 1. A baker’s dozen of stories to bring that needed summer chill #IARTG #ASMSG #BookTour #Excerpt #Giveaway for The 12 Terrors of Christmas by Claudette Melanson!! @Bella623 #Horror #ShortStories @SDSXXTours #books #WIN #booklovers

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The 12 Terrors of Christmas
by Claudette Melanson
Genre: Horror Short Stories
 
Award-winning author Claudette Melanson offers eleven new and original stories to
make your skin crawl at any time of the year. This horror anthology
also includes an original short by Amazon International Best-Selling
Author, Lynn Lamb, titled “Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine.”
A special bonus story is also included by Melanson, “Mislead,”
previously published only on the Halloweenpalooza blog. Grab a cup of
cocoa and make sure the windows and doors are locked tight as you
settle in by the fire to enjoy these tales of terror, but be
warned…locks have never succeeded at keeping Santa from gaining
entry. If you enjoy a slice of horror with your holiday cheer, this
collection of Christmas horror shorts will satisfy all your dark
cravings during the holidays…and beyond.
Terror One: 
Who is Santa really? Does something sinister lurk beneath the red suit

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a look at ‘The 12 Terrors of Christmas’ by Claudette Melanson #Horror #ShortStories @Bella623 @SDSXXTours

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The 12 Terrors of Christmas
by Claudette Melanson
Genre: Horror Short Stories
Award-winning author Claudette Melanson offers eleven new and original stories to make your skin crawl at any time of the year. This horror anthology also includes an original short by Amazon International Best-Selling Author, Lynn Lamb, titled “Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine.” A special bonus story is also included by Melanson, “Mislead,” previously published only on the Halloweenpalooza blog. Grab a cup of cocoa and make sure the windows and doors are locked tight as you settle in by the fire to enjoy these tales of terror, but be warned…locks have never succeeded at keeping Santa from gaining entry. If you enjoy a slice of horror with your holiday cheer, this collection of Christmas horror shorts will satisfy all your dark cravings during the holidays…and beyond.
Terror One:
Who is Santa really? Does something sinister lurk…

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The 12 Terrors of Christmas – Book Tour and Giveaway

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A Pinch of Bookdust

The 12 Terrors of Christmas
by Claudette Melanson
Genre: Horror Short Stories
 
Award-winning author Claudette Melanson offers eleven new and original stories to
make your skin crawl at any time of the year. This horror anthology
also includes an original short by Amazon International Best-Selling
Author, Lynn Lamb, titled “Bring Me Flesh and Bring Me Wine.”
A special bonus story is also included by Melanson, “Mislead,”
previously published only on the Halloweenpalooza blog. Grab a cup of
cocoa and make sure the windows and doors are locked tight as you
settle in by the fire to enjoy these tales of terror, but be
warned…locks have never succeeded at keeping Santa from gaining
entry. If you enjoy a slice of horror with your holiday cheer, this
collection of Christmas horror shorts will satisfy all your dark
cravings during the holidays…and beyond.
Terror One: 
Who is Santa really? Does something sinister lurk beneath the red suit

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The Violinist, a Horror/Dark Fantasy Novel by C.R. Tyra is FREE for Kindle for a LIMITED Time!!

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“All sailors beware, for only one will the Lioness spare”

In the 34th century, vicious creatures walk the earth, and a bloodthirsty monster known as the Lioness rules over the sea. The capital city of Zargo has found that music may keep its monsters at bay, and Lucien Mooncaster, the lead violinist of the city orchestra, is the toast of the town. But even with the lifestyle of a celebrity knocking at his door, the only company he cares to keep is that of his endless supply of books.

Meanwhile, perfection proves to be fragile as Lucien’s picturesque life of comfort falls out from under him when a storm strikes, and an unearthly beautiful woman washes ashore, shipwrecked outside his home.

 

C.R. Tyra is currently doing time as a computer programmer in central Oklahoma and writing during every unoccupied nano-second. He is a science fiction and horror aficionado with…

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The Hearts We Sold

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Belle of the Library

Image result for the hearts we soldFirst Lines: A demon was knitting outside the hospital.

I was going to put more about the first lines down, but I think this one is attention-getting.  It certainly got mine.  Now this was something I picked up on a whim at the library.  The title caught my attention and when I read the jacket and learned there were demons, I was in.

In Dee’s world, demons are a  part of life.  They offer deals in exchange for body parts.  When Dee makes a deal with a demon–her heart in exchange for escape from an awful home life–Dee suddenly learns the true cost of dealing with a demon.  And it’s much worse than she ever could have anticipated.  With her whole world turned upside-down, the only people who help keep Dee grounded are other deal-making teens in her same position, including the charming James Lancer.  Between the nightmares coming…

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