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Friday, January 4, 2013

Blog Tour: The Dead and Buried

Hello! Welcome to The Dead and Buried Blog Tour!!

"A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.
Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.
Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school — until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?"

Today I have a guest post from the lovely author, Kim Harrington!!!

My Top 5 Favorite Ghost Novels

1. Hell House by Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson is THE MAN. Stephen King credits him as one of his biggest
influences. In this 1971 novel, four people are hired by a billionaire to investigate
the possibility of life after death. They must stay at the most haunted house in the
world…Hell House. Unlike my book, which only has mild scares, this book is terrifying.

2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
This 1959 novel is also about four people staying at a haunted house, including a scientist
who wants to prove the supernatural exists. Some call it the best haunted house story ever
written. It’s definitely a classic and a must read for fans of the genre. It’s not hit-you-
over-the-head horror. It’s subtle. But it has one of the creepiest scenes I’ve ever read in
my life. *shudder*

3. Bag of Bones by Stephen King
Clearly Stephen King has to be on this list. He’s written about ghosts more than once, but
my favorite has to be Bag of Bones. It’s about a writer. *ding!* Suffering from writer’s
block. *ding! ding!* Staying at a haunted lake house. *ding! ding! ding!* How could I
not love this book?

4. Someone in the House by Barbara Michaels
I have mad love for Barbara Michaels. She is my favorite author of all time. Her mix of
supernatural, mystery, romance, and gothic settings with strong female leads have been
influential to me both as a reader and a writer. (At one time, I owned every single one of
her books (just the Michaels’ ones, not her books written as Elizabeth Peters). About ten
years ago, we were moving and I was overcome with “get rid of everything” syndrome
and donated my collection to the library. I regret that decision to this day. I love the
library. But I miss my Barbara Michaels collection. Sadface.) Anyhow, choosing from
her—oh, thirty or so—books is an almost impossible task. But I’ll go with the first one I
read, when I was a teenager, called Someone in the House. It’s about two people staying
in an isolated gothic English manor as a summer retreat while they write a book. But they
are not alone….

5. Ghosts by Noel Hynd
This was published in 1993, and I think it’s unfortunately out of print. But if you can
find it at a library, it’s worth the read. Ghosts follows a skeptical police officer as he
investigates murders in a mansion on Nantucket Island. Murders committed by a…ghost?
It features a cool twist at the end that people may recognize from a well-known movie,
but there’s only so much you can do with ghost stories that hasn’t been done before
and—as far as I know—Noel Hynd did this twist first. So kudos to him. Great book.

I've only read a few ghost stories, cause I'm a big scary cat! I will have to check these books out.

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Be sure to check out the rest of tour stops!!

The Dead and Buried
Blog Tour Schedule
January 1st – January 18th

January 1st: Mandy @ YA Books Central – Intro & Review
January 2nd: Gabrielle @ Mod Podge Bookshelf – Author Interview (questions already sent & answered)
January 3rd: Giselle @ Xpresso Reads - Review
January 4th: Savannah Books with Bite – Author Guest Post – Top 5 Ghost Books/Stories
January 7th: Jen @ Hypable - Review
January 8th: Christin @ Portrait of a Book – Fantasy Casting
January 9th: Rachel @ Fiktshun – This or That with Donovan & Kane
January 10th: Amber @ Page Turners Blog – Review
January 11th: Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight – Scenarios & Gemstones 
January 14th: Heidi @ YA Bibliophile - Review
January 15th: Andrea @ Reading Lark – Mini Review & Author Interview
January 16th: Julie @ Bloggers[heart]Books – Review
January 17th: Katie @ Mundie Moms – Playlist
January 18th: Damaris @ Good Choice Reading – Interview 

Happy Reading!


  1. Oh man. I think any one of these books would freak me out Savy. Maybe I could read them during the day, but I'm such a wimp when it comes to ghost stories that there'd be no reading them at night for me! *shudders*

  2. Great list of books!! I have read a few of them. I will have to check out the rest. I really enjoyed this book.

  3. I don't think I can read these since I'm such a horror wimp... but I do like a good ghost story. I know, I'm a contradiction...


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