HEATHER GRAHAM’S LATEST!! IT’S TIME FOR HALLOWEEN MY FRIENDS… and she’s got it for us!!! And to celebrate this release, Heather Graham (as well as her publisher, 1,001 Dark Nights Press) are sponsoring today’s newsletter! 😀
So what’s it about?
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham comes a new story in her Krewe of Hunters series…
Halloween! Strange things are going to happen and every year, while loving the holiday, members of the Krewe of Hunters also dread it.
Something somewhere is bound to happen.
And it does.
Krewe member Jon Dickson’s fiancée Kylie Connelly is contacted by an old friend who has just moved to Salem, Massachusetts, when the unimaginable happens as the holiday approaches.
Jenny Auger has just managed to buy the historic home of her dreams. But it comes with far more history than she ever imagined—the skeletal remains of seven victims interred in the old walls of the house years and years before—along with a threatening curse.
And strange things are happening in the city. Bizarre attacks…murders that mimic days of old.
With Halloween on the way.
Kylie has a history with the city of Salem, and her strange talent for being within the minds of those under attack—first realized in the city—remains sharp.
But the situation is far more dire than what they have discovered, with strange events and attacks occurring.
And with all their talent for crime solving—with help from the living and the dead—it still remains to be seen if they can solve the murders of the past before Halloween, and the bloodbath that just might occur if the sins of a time gone by cannot be brought to light.
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And now… an excerpt!!
“I assume that, having lived next to this place for years and years, you know the history,” Jon said.
“Of course,” Charles said. “Our house belonged to my parents and their parents before them. I grew up next to this haunted house. My grandmother used to tell me tales about Fisher Smith, the man they suspected of being what we now call a serial killer, but no one was ever able to prove it. You’d hear about a murder in Peabody or Revere or elsewhere, and it always happened to be somewhere Smith had gone for the week or a weekend on business. Maybe there is justice we don’t know about sometimes. He was killed rather ridiculously by a falling icicle. Of course, people were still murdered. But not close to here, and not on days when he happened to be exactly where the murders were taking place. Nowadays, you people would have nailed him.”
“One can only hope. So, your families have been here forever?”
“Oh, no, not forever,” Emma put in. “My father passed away when I was a little girl, still living in Boston. My mother brought me here when I was about five because the game company offered her a good job.”
“And my family came up right after the Civil War. Like Emma’s family, my grandfather was offered a job, and there wasn’t much left in Mississippi at the time,” Charles said.
Jon wondered if that meant they were lucky. They might not be on a killer’s radar. Though, so far, it seemed the killer was targeting women.
Easier to offer a woman a poisoned drink.
“I am so sorry we can’t help you more,” Emma said sincerely.
“I’m curious. Charles, you said you’ve lived here all your life. Is much of the block the same? People leaving their homes to their children?”
“Ah. These days, kids can’t get going fast enough for a down payment,” Charles said, shaking his head sadly. “But I do believe that many people, with homes like these, try to keep them in the family. Now, the house to the other side…that’s a bit newer. It wasn’t built until around 1890. There’s still some family history there, but somehow, that lovely Ginger girl bought it from a fellow who had been there for about twenty years. And before that…I think the place changed hands a lot.”
Now for the giveaway!
We’re giving away a Dark Nights swag pack (which includes a 1001 Dark Nights limited edition coloring book, colored pencils, and promo booklet & bookmark).
How to enter for a chance to win it?
Just leave a comment below (and better yet, tell me your favorite halloween story – campfire ghost story or anything like that), and by 10pm EST, Sunday October 17, 2021, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond confirming their mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The Dark Nights swag pack will be sent to one winner by the publisher.
US ONLY for now on this one (but all are welcome to comment).