Day 5 of 31 Authors of Halloween – Jeremy Bates

Have you ever wanted to travel, but your wallet starts laughing at you? Been there, done that, still doing it. Jeremy Bates helps you travel to different areas of the world of real terrifying places, and takes a spin of his own imagination and creates dark and mysterious stories.

Synopsis for Helltown

Come on a terrifying journey with USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Jeremy Bates to an isolate region plagued with rumors of dark and deadly forces. The locals call it Helltown.

Since the 1980s there have been numerous reports of occult activity and other possibly supernatural phenomenon with certain villages and townships of Summit County, Ohio 0 an area collectively known as Helltown.

When a group of out-out-town friends investigating the legends are driven off the road by a mysterious hearse, their night of cheap thrills turns to chills as they begin to die one by one.

I love anything that has to do with real life places, and a story behind them. Mix in some horror and it is like Disneyland for me. When I found out about Jeremy Bates, I was hooked! Where do you want to travel that is terrifying?

You can follow Jeremy Bates on the following sites

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Blog Tour Stop: Papa’s Shoes by Madeline Sharples

Knowing that this story is fiction, it felt like it was a true story . . .

Synopsis for Papa’s Shoes

Papa’s Shoes, a work of fiction about immigration with a feminist and historical bent. At 99,968 words, Papa’s Shoes is a stand-alone novel with series potential.

Ira Schuman is determined to move his family out of their Polish shtetl to the hope and opportunities he’s heard about in America. But along the way he faces the death of three of his four sounds, a wife who does not have the same aspirations as his, and the birth of a daughter, Ava, conceived to make up for the loss of his boys. Ava grows up to be smart, beautiful, and very independent.

Besides having a feisty relationship with her overly-protective mother, Ava falls for the college man who directs her high school senior class play. With the news that she wants to marry a non-Jewish man, Ira realized that his plan to assimilate in the new world has backfired. Should the young couple marry, he must decide whether the banish his daughter from his family or welcome them with open arms. Even though he won’t attend their wedding, he makes her a pair a wedding shoes. In his mind, the shoes are simply a gift, not a peace offering.

I have to admit, I felt a little intimidated reading this book because it had Jewish words that I did not understand. But, that is what is so great about reading . . . You learn and your vocabulary grows.

Papa’s Shoes is a work of art, and again, I am adding it to the list of my favorite history books (even though it is fiction, to me, it still fits). I hope you enjoy it just as much as me. I give Papa’s Shoes ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ for how beautiful it was written, and the connect I felt with the characters.

You can follow Madeline on the following sites

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