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Our final stop on the Haunted America Tour:

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Haunted America Day 5
It is difficult to define a haunted place as each has unique paranormal activity. Researchers can put in a ton of hours just to study one particular place before assigning it “Haunted”.  This final stop on our tour is one place considered to be the scariest!
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Haunted America #6: The Haunting of the West Virginia Penitentiary
Information found at http://www.hauntedplacesinamerica.com/the-haunting-of-the-west-virginia-state-penitentiary
West Virginia State Penitentiary is considered by many to be the scariest haunted prison in America and by the sounds of the ghost stories and history of the prison its obvious why. West Virginia State Penitentiary was opened in 1876 with 250 inmates going straight into the cells. If you look at any pictures of the prison you will see a very Gothic and s…

Haunted America Day 5: The Stanley Hotel

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Picture is courtesy of about.com

Haunted America Day 5
It is difficult to define a haunted place as each has unique paranormal activity. Researchers can put in a ton of hours just to study one particular place before assigning it “Haunted”.  Our next trip into Haunted America comes to a hotel that has ghosts who are residents and are non-violent.
Reminder-Anyone who comments this entire week up to Halloween day is entered to win a $10 gift card to ArE ebook store. Make sure to leave your email address inside comment to be entered.
Haunted America #5: The Stanley Hotel
Information found http://www.hauntedplacesinamerica.com/the-stanley-hotel
The Stanley Hotel is in Estes Park, Colorado it is a 138 room hotel which has amazing view of the Rocky Mountain National Park. The Hotel was opened in 1909 by American businessman, Freelan Oscar Stanley. Stanley suffered from Tuberculosis in 1903 and was asked to move west in order to help his recovery, while staying in a log cabin in Estes Park he …

An Immortal Treat with Poisedon and Mila & A Contest

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An Immortal Treat and Contest with Poseidon and Mila by Susan Hanniford Crowley
Poseidon, god of the sea, and his beloved Mila (from Poseidon’s Catch by SusanHanniford Crowley) would love to share the new desert they’ve created to celebrate the festival of Dionysus (which happens to be at the same time as Halloween).
Fire Blossoms in Snow
Ingredients: Cherries (pitted) Quart of Vanilla Ice Cream Bag of Oreo Cookies Chocolate syrup Quart of Cherry Ice Cream
Directions:
1 Crush the Oreo Cookies in a bowl 2.In a small bowl put a scoop of Cherry Ice Cream 3.Crisscross with chocolate syrup 4.Spoon in two tablespoons of crushed Oreo Cookies 5.Crisscross with chocolate syrup 6.Add a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream 7.Cut each cherry in a crisscross (cut cross ways but not all the way through) and spread the four petals like a flower 8.Place two or three of your cherry flowers on the top

In these modern times, even the Greek Gods need to adjust.  When Poseidon wanted to find love, he wanted to make the best impres…

Haunted America Day 4: The Ghosts of Bowling Green State College

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Haunted America Day 4
This college has the distinction as being one of the most haunted in America. Reminder-Anyone who comments this entire week up to Halloween day is entered to win a $10 gift card to ArE ebook store. Make sure to leave your email address inside comment to be entered.
Haunted America #4: The Ghosts of Bowling GreenStateUniversity
Information found at http://www.hauntedplacesinamerica.com/the-ghosts-of-bowling-green-state-university
The grounds and precincts of the Bowling Green State University has the distinction of playing host to a number of haunted events making it one of the most affected places in terms of haunting. The theater within the University has a ghost visitor named “Alice” and many have sighted a woman with flowing hair repeatedly making a visit since the 1920s. Though nobody is aware of the exact reason behind the name of Alice, there is a belief that before the screening or holding of any major film or drama, the manager must formally extend an invitati…

Haunted America Day 3: Waverly Hills Sanatorium/CONTEST

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Haunted America Day 3
Today we are talking about a freaky scary sanatorium that even I couldn’t believe all that was told about it. You be the judge!
Reminder-Anyone who comments this entire week up to Halloween day is entered to win a $10 gift card to ArE ebook store. Make sure to leave your email address inside comment to be entered.
Haunted America #3: Waverly Hills Sanatorium
Information found at http://www.hauntedplacesinamerica.com/waverly-hills-sanatorium
Waverly Hills Sanatorium is one of those stories you think just can not be true, it feels like it has been dreamt up by some big shot horror movie director or its a new haunted house attraction at a theme park… But Waverly Hills is a real place, the stories are real and this is certainly not a place you want to take the kids.
Waverly Hills Sanatorium like any other haunted hospital has a gruesome past and lots of horrifying stories. Waverly Hills is situated in south western Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky, it opened in 19…

Bitten By Books Guest Author Day with Rachel Caine/CONTEST

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Bitten By Books is hosting author Rachel Caine and she has a new release in her YA Paranormal/Vampire Series, Morganville Vampires. I have to admit, I haven't read this series yet. My daughter loves it and I have heard nothing but good things from everyone who has read them. Guess it's time to get on the band wagon. :)

If you go over to Bitten By Books this week and participate, you are entered to win this awesome prize: an IPAD!!!! Yes you heard me...an iPad. What a great and generous author she is. :)

Where do you go? HERE

There looks to be several books in the series and I think I will see if my library has them. :)

Bitten By Books Guest Author Day with Maggie Shayne/Contest

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Bitten By Books is hosting author Maggie Shayne today as she celebrates her newest re-release of her 'Twilight' or Wings of the Night Series. She has some great prizes to give away and more. Come on over to Bitten By Books and see what Ms. Shayne has to say about her very successful vampire series.

http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=32575



I remember starting this series and falling in love with the characters. Ms. Shayne has a great way in creating memorable characters, a fast paced storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seat and she has three more coming to the series making it a total of 20 books in all. WOW! 


With each book, the reader will be drawn into a world that this author lovingly created and one that will never grow old, IMHO.

So what are you waiting for? RUN to Bitten by books and check out this author's guest day there and enter to win some wonderful prizes.

Haunted America Day 2: The Frankllin Castle in Cleavland

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Haunted America Day 2
Next up is an eerie castle that sends shivers down my spine reading up on it.
Haunted America #2: The Franklin Castle in Cleavland
Information found at http://www.hauntedplacesinamerica.com/the-franklin-castle-at-cleveland
Located on the west side at Franklin Boulevard in Cleveland, Ohio, Franklin Castle is known to be one of the most haunted and eerie castles in the world.

This historical building comprises of four stories and twenty rooms and has been constructed in the gothic architectural style. Although this building is of historical significance its popularity is supplemented by the mystery and haunting that surrounds it.

Over the years reports about the castle being haunted have surfaced and made headlines, but the mystery of ghost sightings is shrouded within the walls of this magnificent castle. Witnesses mention the presence of poltergeists, anddisturbed spirits lurking in corridors.

The unearthly voices of tormented individuals and wailing children among …

Get to know G. G. Royale

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Tell us a bit about your latest book, and what inspired you to write such a story.
My latest book, My Two Doms, is my first venture into ménage. I sort of set it up in The Lovely Kittengirls of Mew Orleans, though I didn’t want to spend too much time hinting that there would be a sequel. I like to try to say invested in the present story, rather than moving ahead before it’s finished, but when I started writing Haley’s character in Kittengirls, I just knew she’d have to have her own book in which she could rectify her double dom dilemma.
This had to be one of my more challenging stories. I am quite monogamous, so I had a hard time getting into Haley’s head, trying to figure out how she could love these two men at the same time and how they could come to understand her well enough to enter into a threesome.
What are you working on now? Anything you want to tell us about?
My current work in progress is another interracial BDSM novella. It’s going to have a lot of football, and a lot of spa…

Haunted America Day 1: Alcatraz Prison

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Reminder-Anyone who comments this entire week up to Halloween day is entered to win a $10 gift card to ArE ebook store. Make sure to leave your email address inside comment to be entered

Haunted America Day 1
Halloween is upon us and I am counting down with a Haunted Place a day. Yes, I know that sounds lame but hey…I am still waking up here. *grins*
So be prepared to learn of a few haunted places in America and I apologize to those overseas. The world is so big that I would be here for days posting on different haunted places. Maybe next year I can do Haunted places in the world or something.
Haunted America #1: Alcatraz Island
Information found at http://www.hauntedplacesinamerica.com/alcatraz-prison
The notorious Alcatraz Prison is known for its infamous inmates and its strictness. Alcatraz is a small island located in San FranciscoBay, which is named AlcatrazIsland. The environment which surrounds the prison made it near impossible to escape with the sea currents very strong and no c…

Getting to know Jan Irving

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Tell us a bit about your latest book, and what inspired you to write such a story.
My latest book just out is Jesse, a contemporary western from LooseId. I wanted to do a May/December romance of a hard working ranch foreman, Kyle Jacobs, and Jesse Coulter, a twenty year old who takes a job working for Kyle—he’s in love with him, even though Kyle was once his older brother’s lover.
What are you working on now? Anything you want to tell us about?
I’m working on A Barley Moon, a paranormal western contemporary romance. Rafael Coulter is a cougar shifter and ranger who lives in the mountains, sheltering a band of misfits. When dedicated teacher Angel Stone arrives at his door with a young boy he claims is Rafael’s son, Rafe is not happy. He doesn’t want to be a father, but Angel may not give him a choice. I’m also working on an unusual m/m/f ménage which I think will be a lot of fun.
What books are currently on your nightstand/bedside? Anything coming you are dying to read?
I’m anticipating r…

Talking about 'Out of this World Writing' With Author Victoria Blisse

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Out of this World writing.
No, I’m not tooting my own trumpet on this occasion, I’m going to blog today about how I have enjoyed writing paranormal characters. It is the time of year for it afterall! 
Firstly, thanks to Dawn, for hosting me today and secondly I’ll introduce myself a little. I’m Victoria Blisse, I live near Manchester in the UK and I’ve been writing erotic romance for the past ten years. I love to cook and especially enjoy baking, I sing in my church choir and I have a thing for owls. My house is starting to look like a cute, cuddly owl sanctuary! To find out more about me check out my website  http://www.victoriablisse.co.uk and if you’re on facebook and twitter look me up I’m victoriablisse on both sites. 
Now recently I’ve found a soft spot for characters that are traditionally portrayed as the bad guys. I started with a werewolf. I must say, for a writer who is mostly accustomed to writing sweet but hot romances it came to me as quite a surprise when my new character w…

Top Ten Books I am dying to read

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Ok, I figure I need to do a segment every month on the top ten books-print and e-books-I am dying to read. I have such an extensive list that it is hard to round it to ten so please forgive me if I don't mention your book, authors. I would be here till doomsday and then some. *grins* Now onto book goodness.....
*~*~*~* 10) Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep (Book 3 in Elemental Assassin Series) Release date: April 26th, 2011 Available for pre-order at Amazon Genre: Urban Fantasy

I just got Venom and need my Gin fix. I so can not wait to see what happens next to this retired assassin and her crazy cast of friends/family. *~*~*~*~*
9) Trust Me If You Dare by L. B. Gregg (Book 2 in Romano & Albright series) Release date: December 2010 from Samhain Publishing Genre: M/M Mystery

I loved, loved, loved Catch Me If You Can and can not wait for this one. I need my Romano & Albright fix desperately. Besides who doesn't like a hot, sexy M/M Mystery/suspense to keep you enthralled? I know I …