Day 17 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Apryl Baker

About Apryl Baker

“So who am I? Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values and morals. I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there’s always someone to tell your mama you were seen kissing a particular boy on a particular day just a little too long. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was a romance titled “Lord Margrave’s Deception.” I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. As I grew up, I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.

Now, I live Huntersville, NC where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then drive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce . . . Lol

I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.”

Synopsis for The Ghost Files

For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too. 

Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see’s the ghost of her foster sister… Sally. 

Everyone thinks Sally’s just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth—she’s dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can’t do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally’s disappearance. 

Only to find out she’s dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim… 

Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?

My Review of The Ghost Files

I absolutely loved this book. Another first for me. Usually I go for the vampires, werewolves, witches type of books, but this book really got me thinking. The entire time, wondering who the murderer could be. Just when you thought you got the killer, trust me, you got it wrong. I adored Officer Dan, a rookie cop who is a big softie. I loved one of the ghosts you will be introduced to at the end, well kind of at the end. I will be getting the rest of the books in this series as I have to know what goes on in this series.

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Day 14 of #31AuthorsofHalloween – Amy Cross

About Amy Cross

Amy Cross is the author of more than 100 horror, paranormal and fantasy novels. Her books include Asylum, The Farm, The Bride of Ashbyrn House and The Haunting of Blackwych Grange. She has also written three collections of horror short stories, titled Perfect Little Monsters, Twisted Little Things and The Ghost of Longthorn Manor

Synopsis for The Nurse

Twenty years ago, something very bad happened in this house. But it’s over now. I promise.”

When Rachel moves to a new house with her mother, she immediately realizes that something isn’t quite right. Although she’s blind, Rachel can tell that the stories about the house’s past don’t add up. And slowly, she starts to worry that someone or something from that past might still be around.

Soon, Rachel learns the story of the house’s previous occupant, a troubled nurse who spent every waking moment caring for a sick old man. The nurse eventually lost her mind, resulting in a series of horrific murders, but have the events of that awful time truly been left behind? Or is something stirring in the night, something that only Rachel seems to notice?

The Nurse is the story of a girl who finds herself trapped in a sinister house, and a woman who believes she’s being haunted by the ghost of a long-dead child. Contains scenes of violence.

My Review for The Nurse

Both horrific and sad, I guarantee you that you will not be able to put this book down. I was not expecting the ending. Jumping from past to present, parts will start linking together, pieces of the puzzle will start to form the picture. As I was reading the book, I was searching for answers, until finally it came out into the open. Even at work, I was thinking about this story to find out what was connecting the two women and the house. Until the end.

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