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ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD (ANNA, BOOK #1) BY KENDARE BLAKE: BOOK REVIEW

Anna Dressed in Blood Anna, Book #1 By Kendare Blake ISBN# 9780765328656 Author’s Website:  http://www.kendareblake.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Seventeen year old Cas Lowood has taken up an odd profession, traveling place to place with his Wiccan mother, so he can kill ghosts.  It was a job … Continue reading

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THE HANGING TREE BY MICHAEL PHILLIP CASH: BOOK REVIEW

  The Hanging Tree (A Novella) By Michael Phillip Cash ISBN# 9781492274513 Author’s Website: http://www.michaelphillipcash.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt Synopsis: Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he … Continue reading

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WINDWOOD FARM (TARYN’S CAMERA, BOOK #1) BY REBECCA PATRICK-HOWARD: BOOK REVIEW

Windwood Farm Taryn’s Camera Series, Book #1  By Rebecca Patrick-Howard ISBN# 9781497550353 Author’s Websites: www.rebeccaphoward.net & www.tarynscamera.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kim * may contain spoilers * This is an absolutely wonderful book and I didn’t want to put it down.  It was exciting and sad but it was … Continue reading

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SPINNING IN HER GRAVE (HAUNTED YARN SHOP MYSTERY, BOOK #3) BY MOLLY MACRAE: BOOK REVIEW

Spinning in Her Grave A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, Book #3 By Molly MacRae ISBN# 9780451240644 Author’s Website:  www.mollymacrae.com Brought to you by OBS reviewer JoAnne Synopsis: Kath Rutledge is settling in as the owner of the Weaver’s Cat, a fiber and Fabric shop in Blue Plum, Tennessee. But nothing, … Continue reading

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SPARROW HILL ROAD (GHOST STORIES, BOOK #1) BY SEANAN MCGUIRE: BOOK REVIEW

Sparrow Hill Road Ghost Stories, Book #1 By Seanan McGuire ISBN #9780756409616 Author’s Website: http://www.seananmcguire.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Omar Synopsis: Rose Marshall died in 1952 in Buckley Township, Michigan, run off the road by a man named Bobby Cross—a man who had sold his soul to live forever, … Continue reading

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SILENCE FOR THE DEAD BY SIMONE ST. JAMES: BOOK REVIEW

Silence for the Dead By Simone St. James ISBN# 9780451419484 Author’s Website:  http://www.simonestjames.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Daniele Synopsis: “Portis House emerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself slowly as a long, low shadow….” In 1919, Kitty Weekes, pretty, resourceful, and on the run, falsifies her … Continue reading

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GHOST OF A GAMBLE (GHOST OF GRANNY APPLES MYSTERY. BOOK #4) BY SUE ANN JAFFARIAN: BOOK REVIEW

Ghost of a Gamble  A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery, Book 4 Sue Ann Jaffarian ISBN# 9780425262177 Author’s Website: http://www.sueannjaffarian.com Brought to You by OBS reviewer Mary *Beware of Spoilers* Synopsis: Spiritual medium Emma Whitecastle knows a good ghost when she feels one—like her own sweet Granny Apples, long gone … Continue reading

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THE GHOUL NEXT DOOR (GHOST HUNTER MYSTERY, BOOK #8) BY VICTORIA LAURIE: BOOK REVIEW

The Ghoul Next Door Ghost Hunter Mystery, Book #8 By Victoria Laurie ISBN# 9780451240606 Author’s Website:  http://www.victorialaurie.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi M.J., Heath, and Gilley are enjoying some well-deserved time away from their show, Ghoul Getters.  They are back in Boston to take things easy until the … Continue reading

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CELEBRATION HOUSE BY ANNETTE DRAKE: BOOK REVIEW

Celebration House  By Annette Drake ISBN# 9781301196852 Author’s Website:  http://annettedrake.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Dawn *Beware of possible Spoilers* Summary: Carrie Hansen spent her life caring for cardiac patients. Little did she know she would become a patient herself. After recovering from her own heart surgery, she realizes she … Continue reading

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TRUCKER GHOST STORIES AND OTHER TRUE TALES OF HAUNTED HIGHWAYS, WEIRD ENCOUNTERS, AND LEGENDS OF THE ROAD BY ANNIE WILDER: BOOK REVIEW

Trucker Ghost Stories and Other Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road Edited by Annie Wilder ISBN# 9780765330352 Editor’s Website:  http://anniewilder.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Dawn Synopsis: The first person accounts of strange encounters on the highways and byways of America. Review: I have … Continue reading

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SECOND GRAVE ON THE LEFT (CHARLEY DAVIDSON, BOOK #2) BY DARYNDA JONES: BOOK REVIEW

  Second Grave on the Left Charley Davidson, Book #2 By Darynda Jones ISBN#  0312360819 Author’s Website:  http://www.daryndajones.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Charley is back in the second installment of Darynda Jones’s Charley Davidson series, Second Grave on the Left.  This one picks up about a week after … Continue reading

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MY DEMONIC GHOST (BANISHED SPIRITS SERIES) BY JACINTA MAREE: BOOK REVIEW

     My Demonic Ghost  Banished Spirits Series by Jacinta Maree Brought to you by OBS reviewer Dawn Synopsis: Rachael has traveled to Whitehaven to visit her father, a trek she can not help but dread given his recent descent into madness. Upon her arrival she realizes his deterioration has not … Continue reading

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OF COVENS AND PACKS (THE WATCHTOWER, BOOK #2) BY DARKE CONTEUR: BOOK REVIEW

   Of  Covens and Packs The Watchtower, Book #3 By Darke Conteur Author’s Website: http://darkeconteur.wordpress.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi Of Covens and Packs is the third installment of The Watchtower series by up and coming author, Darke Conteur.  It is about a half-demon, Jezryall, and a group of … Continue reading

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ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD (ANNA, BOOK #1) BY KENDARE BLAKE: BOOK REVIEW

    Anna Dressed in Blood Anna, Book #1 By Kendare Blake ISBN# 9780765328656 Author’s Website:  http://kendareblake.com/ Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Synopsis: Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story. . . Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until … Continue reading

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DYING FOR REDEMPTION BY C.A. FREEBURN: BOOK REVIEW

Dying for Redemption C.A. Freeburn Review brought to you by OBS staff member Verushka  A Working Shadow Inc Novel Contains Spoilers Synopsis Two bullets in the back give PI Callous Demar an address change to Limbo, and life after death takes on a whole new meaning. Not wanting to indulge … Continue reading

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MYSTEERIE MANOR BY SHARON HAYS: BOOK REVIEW

Sharon Hays Mysteerie Manor Brought to you by OBS Staff member Katie Summary: Maryanne O’Donnell’s good friend Joan Bishop lists the Valencia Manor, a one-hundred-year-old mansion that enjoys a number of intriguing stories and its share of notoriety, Maryanne is quite seriously excited. As a serial entrepreneur, she’s kept her … Continue reading

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SHIMMER (RILEY BLOOM, BOOK #2) BY ALYSON NOEL: BOOK REVIEW

Alyson Noel Shimmer Riley Bloom, Book #2 Review brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Synopsis: Having solved the matter of the Radiant Boy, Riley, Buttercup, and Bodhi are enjoying a well-deserved vacation. When Riley comes across a vicious black dog, against Bodhi’s advice, she decides to cross … Continue reading

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AFFORDABLE AND FUN E-READS: FREE HORROR CLASSICS

J.S. Le Fenu’s Ghostly Tales, Volume 1 (there are five volumes, all free) A collection of ghost stories by classic writer J.S. Le Fenu (more well known for the vampire tale Carmilla). Volume 1 includes “Schalken the Painter” and “An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street”. Written in … Continue reading

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HEIDI’S OCTOBER READING LOUNGE

Sins & Shadows (Shadows Inquiries #1) By Lyn Benedict Sylvie Lightner is a unlicensed PI who specializes in the paranormal and strange, but she’s had too much after seeing her partner get murdered and has decided to retire. Until a god comes to her with a case and refuses to … Continue reading

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TOP 10 FAVORITE GHOST MOVIES

Top 10 Favorite Ghost Movies brought to you by OBS Staffer Emily June #1 Ghosts of Mars #2 The Sixth Sense #3 Ghostbusters #4 Sleepy Hollow #5 Beetlejuice #6 A Nightmare on Elm Street #7 Gothica #8 The Exorcism of Emily Rose #9 The Ring #10 Candyman What’s your favorite … Continue reading

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GODS & MONSTERS (SHADOWS INQUIRIES, BOOK #3) BY LYN BENEDICT: BOOK REVIEW

Lyn Benedict Gods & Monsters Shadows Inquiries, Book #3 Review brought to you by OBS staff member Heidi Sylvie Lightner is back on the case in the third installment of the Shadows Inquiries series by Lyn Benedict.  This time Sylvie is looking for a missing woman and the case turns … Continue reading

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TARA HUDSON EXCLUSIVE AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Open Book Society recently did a book review on the YA novel Hereafter, now we are pleased to announce we had the fantastic opportunity of gaining an exclusive author interview with Tara Hudson, author of this romantic love story with a ghostly twist, to discuss ghosts, learn about her writing rituals, and … Continue reading

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‘THE SUMMONING’ DARKEST POWERS SERIES: BOOK CLUB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR MAY 2011

We have exciting news! Open Book Society is pleased to announce our newest book club for May 2011. We will be featuring Book One of the Darkest Powers series ‘The Summoning‘ by Kelley Armstrong, the New York Times bestselling author of the Women of the Otherworld series. Synopsis: My name is Chloe … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW: CASPER

Casper Rating: PG Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Review: Carrigan Crittenden (Cathy Moriarty) is absolutely furious when she finds out her father has only left a gloomy, broken down mansion to her in his will after his passing. Carrigan is all set to demolish the house … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2

Paranormal Activity 2 Rating: R Brought to you by OBS staff member Annabell Cadiz Paranormal Activity 2 is a prequel to what took place in Paranormal Activity. The movie is told by first person perspective, as was the first one. This time though there are various cameras instead of just one. … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCTOBER 16TH: HAUNTED NEW ENGLAND, IAIN M. BANKS, RINGWORLD, AND SCI-FI ROMANCE

Historian tells tales of murder, vampires By Kay Fitzpatrick at Nashoba Publishing An extra chill was added to an already brisk October night when “Haunted History of New England” came to Lawrence Library. Historian Christopher Daley regaled the standing-room only crowd with ghosts tales tied to some of the region’s … Continue reading

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TV NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER 28TH: GHOST ANGELES, SCI FI IN CANADA, AND YEAR ZERO

Rachel Bilson And Josh Schwartz Reunite For Supernatural Series ‘Ghost Angeles’ by Terri Schwartz at MTV News It’s been four years since the last original Josh Schwartz television productions—”Gossip Girl” and “Chuck”—hit television airwaves, so we figure it’s about time that he give us something new to love. Deadline has … Continue reading

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TV SHOW NEWS FOR JUNE 14TH: VAMPIRE DIARIES, NEW GHOST SHOWS, GAME OF THRONES PREVIEW, AND MORE

Stefan, Damon ‘will switch on Diaries’ By Catriona Wightman at Digital Spy Warning: This article contains spoilers that some readers may prefer to avoid. Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley have claimed that their characters Damon and Stefan will switch personalities in the next season of The Vampire Diaries. “[Stefan] is … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW- JOSHUA HAWLEY: TOMBSTONE’S MOST HAUNTED

Joshua Hawley Tombstone’s Most Haunted Summary: Tombstone has more to it that meets the eye!I have talked to many authors about books that they wrote. The bad part is, they said that they made most of it up. That didn’t cut it for me. Tombstone’s Most Haunted is filled with … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: GHOST EDITION

In honor of our Lovely Bones book club, we give you the Top 5/10 Ghost Edition! Top 5/10 Ghost Costumes by Dawn 1. The image says it all. It’s very detailed and would scare the shit out of me. I would think I was dreaming. 2. He reminds me of … Continue reading

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